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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Book Announcement: Spices & Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors: By Rinku Bhattacharya, $28

Gourmet, award-winning author and “Spice Chronicles” blogger Rinku Bhattacharya is known for showing time-strapped home chefs a realistic way to cook healthfully and sustainably. She creates family-friendly recipes that marry the spices of India with the four seasons of an American backyard.

Taking a real-life approach to cooking seasonally and locally, Spices & Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors shows families that even a little consciousness goes a long way toward adopting a healthier, greener lifestyle. Taking inspiration from local farmers’ markets and her own Westchester garden, Bhattacharya offers new dishes that are vibrant and delicious, like Mango and Goat Cheese Mini Crisps, Paneer Stir-Fry with Kale and Red Peppers, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash Pizza, and Red Harvest Masala Cornish Hens, to name a few.

Spices & Seasons contains more than 150 recipes—many gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian—each accompanied by a full-color photo. Sections on essential herbs and spices, ingredients and utensils, and vegan/vegetarian indices are also included. 

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