The book features tips on healthy eating from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. The book is in English and Spanish: just flip the book for the other language.
Each easy-to-prepare recipe carries icons for sugar-free, vegetarian, whole grains, dairy-free. No wacky gourmet ingredients are required. Recipes include the Go Green Salad from Melba's Restaurant, Fish in Acqua Pazza (Crazy Water) from the Flash Inn; Camaradas Vegetarian Mofongo, a dish made up of mashed fried plantains, from Camaradas el Barrio; and Quinoa Banana Muffins, from Stefania Patinella, manager of the food and nutrition programs at the Children’s Aid Society.
There is simply-written information on the health benefits of certain foods (even advice on navigating through a takeout menu to optimize health!), how to stock a kitchen and information on the controversial connection between obesity and diabetes.
Although the photographs vary in quality, it is a nice touch that they are taken by students from the International Center of Photography in NYC. Many photographs are portraits of local residents, non-profit leaders, and business owners. And the faces presented throughout the book are all proud and real. That's the truly nice touch.