An authoritive, fully illustrated guide to the essential ingredients for good health, with practical advice on choosing, preparing and cooking whole foods. This book includes over 100 appetising vegetarian recipes, from breakfasts and brunches to main meals, side dishes and salads, as well as dessert, bakes and breads. Down to earth advice about what to eat and how to achieve the correct balance of foods recommended by nutrition experts. Includes essential facts about the powers of health-giving foods and their traditional healing uses. Every recipe is photographed in colour - each with illustrated, step-by-step instructions and essential information on health benefits.