Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Eat Beautiful, Food and Recipes to Nourish Your Skin

Eat Beautiful
We’ve all heard the old adage that beauty is only skin deep. Meaning that a person's character is more important than their appearance. And while I agree with this saying 100%, reality is that in today’s world it’s important how you look too. Now we all want to age gracefully and most of us toil at this feat daily. Our skin, the biggest cell in our bodies is exposed to the weather, pollutants and even toxins in our food.

The book; “Eat Beautiful”, by Wendy Rowe is about this very subject. Now Wendy is a make-up artist and beauty expert that travels around the world who realized that “to get perfect skin and maintain it, you need the right balance inside and out”. She has devised over 70 delicious recipes that are simple and easy to prepare. They are organized the by the four seasons starting with Spring first. The premise here being that eating local; fresh, organic produce is best for you. There is also a section on skincare and beauty treatments with recipes for homemade toners, scrubs, masks, mists and a coconut oil cleanser.

Miso Soup

Since it is winter here in the states I prepared Wendy's Miso soup from the winter chapter. In her introduction for this recipe she talks about this being a great soup for a busy or fasting day. I followed her directions to a T. The ingredients are as follows; seaweed, shallot, miso paste, tofu, scallions, watercress, ginger and red pepper flakes. Both my husband and I enjoyed this very much. The seaweed added so much flavor to the broth. Will be making this satisfying broth again soon.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."


Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

50 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun book! And over the last few years my skin has become much drier, so I should probably pay much more attention to it. Great excuse to eat more Miso Soup! :-)

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    1. haha! you are so right. Thanks for stopping by John.

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  2. The book seems interesting, I've heard about miso soup,but never tried it,looks yum☺

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    1. Hi Natalia, this is a good basic soup, the broth is flavorful and light and you can add lots of veggies.

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful book. I love that it's divided into seasons!

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    1. Thanks Chris, it's a great start the beginning of the year right book.

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  4. The book sounds fantastic Cheri, and the soup presentation looks so lovely! Miso soup is a quick standby in my household, though it is generally topped with some scallions and small tofu cubes and perhaps a bit of added dashi. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Peggy, will have to add dashi next time, sounds likem the perfect way to finish.

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    1. Thanks Gloria, appreciate you stopping by.

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  6. What a great post.. they say that beautiful skin starts from the INSIDE!! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  7. That cover is stunning. Love the photo of the soup! I agree totally with eating seasonally.

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  8. What a great idea for a book. And so true, clean eating and eating seasonally is something I'd like to do better with. I've never made miso soup and this bowl looks beautiful.

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    1. Hi Lea Ann, balance is everything I think and something that I have to work on constantly;)

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  9. I love learning more about skin care and aging gracefully - sounds like this is a good book for just that! Fasting is also an interesting thing - I wonder how many people fast other than for religious reasons?

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    1. I like the part about aging gracefully too. Thanks Tricia!

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  10. The book sounds really fun and miso soup looks very tasty!

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  11. Love miso soup! And I love good skin! After all, you are what you eat!

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  12. Your miso looks to be perfection. Interesting philosophy of Wendy...sort of reminds me of the macrobiotic point of view. Hooray for dedication to beautiful skin...I trust cake is not on the list =)

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    1. Hi Kim, lol I think everything in moderation, even cake;)

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  13. What a beautiful and fresh tasting bowl of soup! My hairdresser has been following a fast and cleanse regime recently and I applaud the effort. Not sure if I could do it!

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    1. Thanks Susan, not sure if I could either, I am having a hard enough time cutting out the sugar.

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  14. Your soup looks wonderful! The book sounds like a winner...we all need to pay more attention to what we eat and drink.

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    1. Thanks Barbara, yes we do, everything in moderation;)

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  15. A gorgeous bowl of soup! And if it helps my skin look better, that's a huge bonus!

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  16. Well you must have glorious skin..I commented on your I shot:) Could I ever get used to Miso that I just bought?:)

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    1. Thanks Monique, this was my first attempt at making miso and I really enjoyed it.

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  17. What an interesting book! The soup looks delicious :)

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  18. I agree with one of your commenters - the cover is beautiful! I have never made miso soup - and I am not sure why, because I like it a lot!

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    1. Hi David, this was my first attempt and I enjoyed the broth very much.Take care!

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  19. This sounds like a great book, Cheri! I like that it has recipes for skincare, too!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, this was a beautiful cookbook.

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  20. I am posting a wild rice salad from Eat Beautiful this next week. I loved the recipes and the information in this book. Your soup looks amazing!

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    1. Oh Can't wait to see your post, that salad looks amazing! Thanks Debra!

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  21. What a gorgeous soup! And even if we don't focus on our looks, the food we eat can make such a difference in how we feel.

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  22. I titally believe that how you eat impacts a lot! Interesting book.

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    1. Thanks Inger, I do too. Have a great week.

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  23. This book sounds awesome, Cheri. Such a great and informative post. I have read about the goodness of miso soup, but I have yet to try this at home. Thanks for this lovely reminder. :)

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    1. Thanks Anu, this was my first time preparing miso, will be making again.

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  24. The purpose of an anti aging skin care regime is to re-hydrate the skin and keep it as youthful as possible for as long as possible.
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