…you probably read the Wellness Blog that features Martha Rose Shulman’s “Recipes for Health.” They’re fantastic recipes because the dishes are relatively easy to prepare, flavorful and nutritious.
As a fan of the blog, I reached out to its author last week to see if she’d be willing to talk to me for my caregiver book. I thought it would be helpful to offer ways that those of us who care for a child, spouse or elderly relative can stay healthy through food – something I neglected to do when Michael was in the hospital a bunch of times last year.
I’d leave the hospital at the end of the long, stressful day, grab some takeout on the way home and then wolf down whatever I’d bought in about five minutes while I stood at the kitchen counter watching CNN. Not much of a meal. Not much of a respite. Not much of a smart way to treat my digestive system.
I suspect that a lot of caregivers eat on the run, not wanting to expend the time or the energy to cook a decent meal for themselves. That’s where Martha Rose Shulman comes in. She did agree to be interviewed and we had a very informative chat a few days ago. What a nice woman. She shared what she cooked for herself when her son was in the hospital with a brief illness, what she thinks are the important foods to have in our diet as well as in our pantry, why sitting down with a glass of wine and savoring delicious food is one of the best things caregivers can do for themselves.
I told her I wanted to feature some of her recipes in my book and she suggested I take a look at her latest, “The Very Best of Recipes for Health,” a compilation of over 250 recipes from her popular Wellness Blog on the Times‘ web site. I ordered the book from amazon and it arrived today. What a gem!
I just started flipping through it, but I can tell I’m going to want to cook every single thing in it. The photographs alone make everything look mouth-watering. Which ones should I put in my book? I have no idea, but it’ll be fun working my way through the recipes while I’m figuring it out.