There are many ways you can help or get involved with Planned Parenthood, the nonprofit organization that gives people affordable access to reproductive and sexual care around the country and globe. You can donate money once or on a monthly basis, and you can give your time as a volunteer. And now, thanks to Leela Cyd and Anne Parker, you can buy a beautiful cookbook where 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to the organization. It's a delicious deal.
Leela Cyd, a cookbook author and photographer (who has shot many things for Kitchn!) explains that the motivation behind Cooking Up Trouble: Recipes to Nourish Women is political. "In a time when the President and his administration are systematically threatening women's access to reproductive health care and the ability to independently make decisions regarding our bodies, our families, and our lives, we have created this mini cookbook as an act of resistance, " explains Cyd.
The cookbook is composed of 33 recipes, which were contributed from a range of recipe developers across the country, including Cyd and Parker. Some of the recipes in the new cookbook include a carrot cake smoothie (yum), a hearty breakfast salad, and the most lovely sounding lemon cake. Many of the recipes take just 15 to 30 minutes to make at home.
"For this project, we've contributed a few of our favorite, easy, mostly vegetarian meals and invited women friends to share feel-good recipes. These are foods we love — but may not have written down a recipe until now," explains Cyd.
Buy the book: Cooking Up Trouble: Recipes to Nourish Women, $30