No one does food and lifestyle like the French! That's why the French approach to clean, green eating adds a dash of flair--or a drizzle of decadence--to even the humblest of fruits, veggies, and legumes. In this cheerful, charming cookbook, Rebecca Leffler shows you how they do it. She introduces her "best friend foods" like sweet potatoes and chia, whirlwinds through an entire rainbow of juices and smoothies, and keeps the focus on fitness, food, and fun in equal measures.
Globally inspired, but with lots of French accents, all 150 plant-based recipes are free of gluten, soy, and refined sugar. Rebecca organizes them the natural way: by season.
Feed your body what it needs during . . .
Spring: Beet Rawvioli with Faux-mage, White Asparagus Veloute, Le "Chic" Cake
Summer: Salade Nicoise, Cabinet Curry, "Split"-Second Banana Ice Cream
Fall: Sobeautiful Soba Salad, Beauty Bourguignon, Pancrepes, Apple Tarte Tatin
Winter: Totally Wild Stuffed Squash, Amaranth Caviar, Happy Hazelnut Quinoa Bowl.
Plus, enjoy Rebecca's mood-boosting tips year round: natural beauty treatments, illustrated yoga poses, and positive playlists to sing along with as you peel, mince, and stir.
Having to choose between pleasure and health is so last season. It's time to say non to unhealthy foods and oui to color, flavor, variety, and smiles!
"Making chocolate mousse with ripe avocado and replacing pizza crust with socca base (a traditional dish from Nice)? We daresay the French would be impressed. And forget crash diets and juice cleanses--the French way of detoxing is about doing something to feel healthier every day."--Metro Boston
"If you were to ask Rebecca Leffler, she'd tell you that 'having to choose between pleasure and health is so last season.' Her book proves it with more than 150 healthy, seasonal, and plant-based recipes; DIY beauty tips; positive playlists; and fully illustrated yoga routines for everything from digestion to self-confidence. You're guaranteed to feel good, enjoy life, and look fabulous when you start living the new French way."--The Daily Meal
"For the plant-based Francophile."--MindBodyGreen.com
"Rebecca Leffler shares her savoir-faire for keeping healthy, with French-inspired beauty tips along with tasty salads, soups, dips, and tonics--a votre sante!"
--David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen
"Rebecca manages the rare feat of bringing together glamor, a playful tone, and a good appetite. Like a good friend, she shares the best of her French and American influences through tips and delicious recipes that are sure to inspire a fresh and healthy new you."
--Clotilde Dusoulier, author of The French Market Cookbook and Edible French
"Rebecca Leffler is a bright light in the world of wellness--she has a lot of fun all while helping you eat and live healthier and cleaner. This book is a treat!"
--Drew Ramsey, MD, author of Fifty Shades of Kale
"If you've ever assumed that healthy eating means bland, "crunchy," or flavorless food, think again. Rebecca Leffler has set out to prove that green cuisine--food that's wholesome, unprocessed, and veggie-centric--can be sophisticated, fun, and--above all else--tres chic. With her colorful, creative recipes, and cheery voice, Leffler marries the art of living fashionably with the art of living well."
--Gena Hamshaw, certified clinical nutritionist and author of Choosing Raw
"A fantastic combination of delicious recipes, beauty tips and yoga exercises for any time of the year."
--Rachel Khoo, author of The Little Paris Kitchen and My Little French Kitchen
"Rebecca Leffler's book Tres Green, Tres Clean, Tres Chic is witty, and full of delicious recipes, it's true. But! She has created so much more than a cookbook: this is truly a green, healthy, and happy lifestyle guide with fabulous beauty tips, energizing yoga postures, and even playlists to make your days shine! Her sense of humor and passion for all things wholesome will surely inspire you to put a green, French twist on just about everything. C'est magnifique!"
--Sarah Britton, author of My New Roots
"This is the instruction manual for the 'It Girl' who wants to live a green and glamorous life. Tres Green, Tres Clean, Tres Chic is sassy and witty, and packed with beautifully designed meals that will keep a girl energized, radiant, and ready to strut her stuff! Rebecca Leffler's book is this generation's French Women Don't Get Fat."
--Dana James, MS, CNS, CDN, BANT, AADP, founder and director of Food Coach NYC
"Rebecca Leffler's haute approach to green cuisine and everything in between makes Tres Green, Tres Clean, Tres Chic a must-have for anyone who wants to embody the eco-friendly, green lifestyle. Her tasty and health-affirming recipes work wonders on the skin and promote optimal wellbeing. Nestled in colorful pages are hip lifestyle tips that speak to Rebecca's expertise, style, and passion. It's a great primer for anyone who wants to live a green and glamorous life!"
--Latham Thomas, maternity wellness expert and author of Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy; www.mamaglow.com