If you ask us, it’s essentially spring and (personally) that only means one thing: looking forward to a fresh batch of seasonal ingredients to help us get out of the culinary rut that is all too inevitable during the cold, winter months. Luckily, there is a new crop of cookbooks to help us do just that. From the ultra healthy to the beautifully indulgent, ahead are the titles we can’t wait to cook from this spring.
From Chef Nira Kehar, former owner of Chez Nini in New Delhi, comes a trove of healthful recipes centered around the ancient holistic principles of Ayurveda. With a focus on eating seasonally, the easy-to-make recipes encompass a medley of wholesome dishes earmarked to satisfy the body’s cravings all the while imparting you with a sense of physical and mental balance.
Available March 13, 2018
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering, by Joanna Gaines
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have dinner with the Gaineses, here is your chance. Well, sort of. From one-half of our favorite Fixer Upper couple, comes a collection of recipes inspired by family-favorites and the dishes from their new Waco-based restaurant Magnolia Table. With a focus on homegrown and seasonal ingredients, you’ll find a slew of classics from chicken pot pie and mac and cheese to lemon pie and overnight French toast. Is there anything they can’t do?
Available April 24, 2018
What’s Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food, by Gaby Dalkin
We’ve been avid followers of What’s Gaby Cooking, so needless to say, we were thrilled upon hearing news of her upcoming cookbook release, which encapsulates her Cali-cool take on healthy eating. With an emphasis on coastal grub, Dalkin’s wholesome approach to food will undoubtedly inspire clean eating in the coming seasons. From Street Corn Pizza to a Taco Skillet Bake, there’s a little something for everyone. Oh, and a California Girl Margarita, if you’re feeling especially spicy.
Available April 17, 2018
Lagom: The Swedish Art of Eating Harmoniously, by Steffi Knowles-Dellner
We’re not quite ready to give up on the whole Scandinavian movement and thanks to this new collection of Swedish eats, we won’t have to. Lagom—the Swedes’ answer to Hygge—translates to moderate, extending into the practice of cultivating a balanced lifestyle. This collection of recipes are garnered to do just that, featuring an array of thoughtful recipes that will satisfy each and every one of your cravings, regardless of season or occasion.
High Vibrational Beauty: Recipes & Rituals for Radical Self Care, by Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima Morisse
Eating healthy just got a whole lot easier thanks to the duo behind cap beauty After building their natural beauty empire, Pamer and Morisse have segued into the realm of wholesome cooking, with a focus on caring for ourselves from the inside out. Aside from the 100 plant-based recipes—nut milk and sunflower queso are amongst the slew of them—the cookbook also features guides for meditation and skin care regimens.
Available April 3, 2018
First We Eat: Good Food for Simple Gatherings from My Pacific Northwest Kitchen, by Eva Kosmas Flores
Eva Kosmas Flores first captivated us with her stunning photography, and equally indulgent recipes, on her blog and Instagram. So we were entirely thrilled with the news of her aptly titled cookbook, which highlights the best and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. With a tribute to her Greek roots, the title boasts notes of Mediterranean flavor influences, all composed with her signature compositions and equally beguiling presentation.
Available March 20, 2018
From the eponymous LA bakery comes a series of recipes geared towards the paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free crowd. And dare we say, you might just be pleasantly surprised at how delicious these healthy-ish desserts actually taste. From German chocolate cake to matcha sandwich cookies, you’ll definitely find something to assuage your sweet tooth.
Available April 3, 2018
From the sister-duo behind the popular blog The New Potato, comes a collection of over 85 original recipes, complemented by a series of anecdotes and real-life experiences collected over the course of their tenure at the blog. This one definitely does double duty.
Available April 10, 2018
Three more ways we’re looking forward to the new season:
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