Food Swings

Food Swings

125 + Recipes to Enjoy your Life of Virtue & Vice

Book - 2017 | First edition
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An all-new collection of more than 125 delectable recipes that reflect the way we really eat: sometimes healthy, sometimes indulgent—delicious, either way

Food Swings offers a range of simple and satisfying recipes that speak to both sides of your food brain. Here you’ll find the perfect go-to dish for when you want to eat light or for when you are in the mood for something more indulgent. The first half of the book, “Virtue,” provides recipes for your controlled side, while the other half, “Vice,” is for when you need to feel the wind in your hair. All of it is meant to be enjoyed equally in this fun something-for-everyone collection. So whether you’re a home cook looking for new inspiration, a big eater who is ready to party, or a human who might be occupied with watching your waist, you will find what you are looking for in Food Swings. Those who are eating gluten-free, dairy-free, meat-free, or almost-vegan, you have come to the right place!

Quinoa Bowl with Almond Butter, Strawberries, and Hemp Seeds
Ginger Salmon with Sesame Cucumbers 
Whole Roasted Cauliflower, Tomatoes, and Garlic
Roasted Plums with Honey and Pistachios

Cinnamon Buns
Buttermilk Panfried Chicken 
Lasagna Bolognese 
Chocolate Fudge Cake

In addition to the dozens of inspired dishes offered here, you’ll also find personal essays, tips, and tricks for best results, and a gorgeous color photo for nearly every recipe. So no matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find the perfect recipe for it in Food Swings.

Praise for Food Swings

“It’s a lot easier to make healthy choices when the meals are both good for you and crazy good at the same time. Jessica Seinfeld’s new book, Food Swings, has that nailed, packed as it is with simple recipes that are kind to your body, crowd-pleasingly delicious (quit the side-eye, picky fourth grader), even gluten-free. Dinner victory, all around.”Redbook

“Seinfeld has assembled 125 recipes that allow readers to eat as healthfully or indulgently as their mood dictates. . . . Readers can have their cake and quinoa, too, with Seinfeld’s latest, which strikes an effective balance between two popular eating styles.”Library Journal

“Jessica Seinfeld gets it, even down to the one-liners. With three cookbooks under her apron, Seinfeld takes a cue or two from her husband, Jerry, targeting both the devil and the damsel in her 125 recipes. She’s eminently practical, very straightforward, and keeps her dishes in line with our modern proclivities: quick, healthy with an occasional sinfulness, convenient for the beginner as well as for the experienced home chef.”Booklist

“In a friendly voice Seinfeld encourages readers to take her approach to what she calls ‘food swings’ and eat without guilt. Or, she concedes, to eat with less guilt. . . . However you divide up the recipes, this is a great day-to-day cookbook with tasty-looking recipes that are approachable and simple to prepare.”Publishers Weekly

Baker & Taylor
The best-selling author of The Can't Cook Book and wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld shares more than 125 recipes that reflect real-world diets that include both healthy and indulgent fare.

& Taylor

Presents both healthy and indulgent recipes for meals and desserts, including oven-baked fried chicken, chocolate-popcorn almond clusters, and lemon-macaroon pie.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781101967140
Branch Call Number: 641.52 SEINFELD
Characteristics: xi, 273 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Quessenberry, Sara


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May 29, 2019

This is a beautiful cook book. The photos are gorgeous and the recipes look great and easy to make with affordable ingredients that most of us might have in our kitchen already. Mrs. Seinfeld is a bit of a comedian; I suppose one would be by now, being married to Jerry (!), so I found some of her commentary to be a tiny bit cloying. Having said that, each recipe looks inviting and delicious, from both sections of the book (both "healthy" and "vice" (or guilty pleasures). A great book and I will definitely be making some of her offerings.

CatherineG_1 Sep 04, 2017

Some foodies said I should check this out for the food styling, alone. They were right, the recipes looked well presented.

Seinfeld groups the recipes by virtue - super healthy and lovely to look at, of course. The second half of the book is vice - including some decadent desserts and more robust meals.

Cynthia_N May 24, 2017

Awesome idea for a cookbook! Half of the book is for healthy eating and most of the recipes were pretty simple and the other half of the book is for vice eating. Lots of beautiful pictures and simple recipes.


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