Nourish and Glow (The Countryman Press, 2018) by Jules Aron presents a cookbook that focuses on using pure, healthy ingredients that taste yummy and nourishes your outer beauty. By concentrating on using vitamin- and mineral-rich ingredients, Aron’s recipes offer an unexpected outward rejuvenation. The following excerpt is her introduction to her cookbook.
A life of beauty begins one nourishing meal at a time.
I grew up around the kitchen table. For my family, food was everything. My father owned and managed several restaurants, while my mom worked as a chef in some of the most prestigious international hotels. Together, they instilled in me a deep appreciation for whole foods and the dining experience. Between the frequent dinner parties they loved to host and the quality of food they chose to serve, they taught me that the best food involve basic techniques, fresh ingredients, and a whole lot of love.
While my interests have long gravitated toward natural healing modalities, integrative nutrition, and a holistic approach to wellness, I also spent many years working in the service industry, and my approach to food will always be as a passionate foodie, first and foremost. In fact, most people who know me would surely attest that I care passionately about what goes into my body yet refuse to eat food that simply isn’t delicious.
It is with this simple philosophy in mind that I’ve written this book, taking care that each recipe is easy to make, healthful and nourishing, and always bursting with flavor.
In our busy, digitally driven lives, preparing and sharing a small, thoughtful bite that brings us back to something pure and tactile is a beautiful way to nourish both body and soul.
It is with much love in my heart that I present this collection of revitalizing, beautifying, and truly guilt-free plant-based recipes to help you celebrate your truest expression of beauty.
A Word About Your Skin
Although most of us would surely agree that our character and personality play a much more significant role in our overall attractiveness, our skin speaks volumes on our beauty as well. Physical glow is, after all, a direct reflection of our inner health. Yet very few of us truly take the time to recognize the control we actually have over our own physical, mental, and spiritual beauty. It is time to take back our glow.
The deepest, most profound change we can make to our health, beauty, and overall well-being starts in the kitchen. The foods we eat support our body’s beautifying processes, breaking down into molecular building blocks and directly impacting the glow of our skin, the shine of our hair, and the radiance emanating from our very being.
The root of most illnesses is stagnation of the body’s pathways and impaction of waste matter in its cells and tissues. Stagnation of the body’s pathways creates a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses to thrive, triggering illness. Our skin is often the first place to show signs of this distress.
Processed, refined, and artificial foods are extremely difficult and often impossible for the body to break down, remaining in our system to occupy clean, healthy cells. Plants, on the other hand, absorb the powerful life force from the sun in the form of chlorophyll and bring that powerful energy into every cell in our body.
The foods we consume on a daily basis can either deplete us or invigorate us. Pack your diet with nature’s most powerfully beautifying foods and deeply transform how you look and feel.
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Reprinted with permission from Nourish and Glow (2018), by Jules Aron and published by Countryman Press.