A few of our favorite real-food cookbooks.
Milk Street: Tuesday Nights
With 200-plus “fast,” “faster,” and “fastest” recipes, this book is an excellent resource for satisfying weeknight dinners — even when you’re in no mood to cook. $35. www.177milkstreet.com
For anyone who’s fallen in love with Yotam Ottolenghi’s Middle Eastern dishes but doesn’t always have the time to make them, this book distills his wisdom into simpler recipes. $35. www.ottolenghi.co.uk
Ready or Not!
Recipes for the paleo eater who is hungry right now, from the beloved author of the Nom Nom Paleo blog. There are plenty of easily improvised weeknight meals as well as special- occasion treats. $35. www.nomnompaleo.com
Real Food Heals
The ideal book for those who love hearty meals but need to avoid inflammatory ingredients. Seamus Mullen is a high-octane NYC chef who treated his own autoimmune issues using food. $35. www.seamusmullen.com
This seasonally inspired cookbook proves that plant-based eating can be simple and sumptuous. Sections cover grain bowls, pizza, stews, and more. $35. www.simplyvibrantcookbook.com
This originally appeared as “Worthy Goods: Kitchen Confidence” in the December 2018 print issue of Experience Life.