Food for Thought | New Releases

Compiled by Bob Howard

— Fast From-Scratch Meals from Betty Crocker. Home cooks no longer have to choose between speedy meal prep and wholesomeness. This collection of 150 delicious recipes integrates fresh, nourishing ingredients into dinners that are on the table in 30 minutes or less Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $19.99.

— Deliciously Ella Every Day by Ella Woodward. The author offers more than 100 delicious plant-based, gluten-free recipes and lifestyle tips for packed lunches, snacks, and simple meals that are easy and accessible to everyone. Scribner. $23.

— Cooking with the Muse by Myra Kornfield and Stephen Massimilla. This book offers 150 nutritious international recipes with a a dash    of imaginative poetry about food and ingredients, along with enlightening literary essays, playful culinary and historical notes, and 200 beautiful full-color photographs. Here’s a feast of words and images, with easy-to-follow steps for preparing individual dishes and whole meals. Tupelo Press. $34.95.

— Malibu Farm Cookbook by Helene Henderson. The author, owner-chef of the restaurant by the same name, invites you celebrate the coast and mountains of Southern California with dishes like Ricotta and Pea Frittata, Butterfly Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish, Seared Fava Beans, and Grilled Chocolate Cake with Caramel Sauce. Clarkson Potter. $40.

— Pure & Beautiful Vegan Cooking by Kathleen Henry. Inspired by her life in rural Alaska, the author serves up a collection of 80 recipes that highlight plant-based, whole-food and seasonal ingredients, so you can be kind to your health and the environment. Page Street. $21.99.