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An all-new collection of more than 125 delectable recipes that reflect the way we really eat: sometimes healthy, sometimes indulgent - delicious, either way

Food Swings offers a range of simple and satisfying recipes that speak to both sides of your food brain. Here you'll find the perfect go-to dish for when you want to eat light or for when you are in the mood for something more indulgent. The first half of the book, "Virtue," provides recipes for your controlled side, while the other half, "Vice," is for when you need to feel the wind in your hair. All of it is meant to be enjoyed equally in this fun something-for-everyone collection. So whether you're a home cook looking for new inspiration, a big eater who is ready to party, or a human who might be occupied with watching your waist, you will find what you are looking for in Food Swings. Those who are eating gluten-free, dairy-free, meat-free, or almost-vegan, you have come to the right place!

Quinoa Bowl with Almond Butter, Strawberries, and Hemp Seeds
Ginger Salmon with Sesame Cucumbers
Whole Roasted Cauliflower, Tomatoes, and Garlic
Roasted Plums with Honey and Pistachios

Cinnamon Buns
Buttermilk Panfried Chicken
Lasagna Bolognese
Chocolate Fudge Cake

In addition to the dozens of inspired dishes offered here, you'll also find personal essays, tips, and tricks for best results, and a gorgeous color photo for nearly every recipe. So no matter what you're in the mood for, you'll find the perfect recipe for it in Food Swings.

Praise for Food Swings

"It's a lot easier to make healthy choices when the meals are both good for you and crazy good at the same time. Jessica Seinfeld's new book, Food Swings, has that nailed, packed as it is with simple recipes that are kind to your body, crowd-pleasingly delicious (quit the side-eye, picky fourth grader) , even gluten-free. Dinner victory, all around." - Redbook

"Seinfeld has assembled 125 recipes that allow readers to eat as healthfully or indulgently as their mood dictates. . . . Readers can have their cake and quinoa, too, with Seinfeld's latest, which strikes an effective balance between two popular eating styles." - Library Journal

"Jessica Seinfeld gets it, even down to the one-liners. With three cookbooks under her apron, Seinfeld takes a cue or two from her husband, Jerry, targeting both the devil and the damsel in her 125 recipes. She's eminently practical, very straightforward, and keeps her dishes in line with our modern proclivities: quick, healthy with an occasional sinfulness, convenient for the beginner as well as for the experienced home chef." - BOOKLIST

"In a friendly voice Seinfeld encourages readers to take her approach to what she calls 'food swings' and eat without guilt. Or, she concedes, to eat with less guilt. . . . However you divide up the recipes, this is a great day-to-day cookbook with tasty-looking recipes that are approachable and simple to prepare." - Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Jessica Seinfeld

Jessica Seinfeld (nee Nina Danielle Sklar) is the wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld and author of a cookbook for preparing food for children. She graduated from the University of Vermont, and worked in public relations for Golden Books Entertainment, as well as for Tommy Hilfiger. In 2007, Seinfeld published the cookbook , which contains strategies and recipes for making healthy food appealing to young children. She was featured on , and the book reached Number 1 on Amazon. com, Number 2 on the USA Today best-seller list, and Number 1 on the Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous list. The book, however, stirred controversy when it was alleged that more than a dozen of the same recipes in Seinfeld's book appeared in another author's cookbook, by Missy Chase Lapine, published earlier that year. The unusual combinations that appear in Lapine's recipes - such as spinach in brownies, avocado in chocolate pudding, and sweet potato in grilled cheese sandwiches - also appear in Seinfeld's book. Lapine had twice unsuccessfully shopped her manuscript to Seinfeld's publisher (HarperCollins) only months before it chose to publish Seinfeld's instead. In response to the accusations, Seinfeld told : "I don't need to copy someone's idea. I've got enough going on in my life. " Her husband, in an appearance on , called Lapine a "wacko" and said his wife was being "accused of a Watergate-style break-in. "On January 7, 2008, Missy Chase Lapine, author of sued Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld for defamation, plagiarism, or copyright and trademark infringement in the Manhattan, U.S. District Court. Richard Menaker, the Seinfelds' counsel, accused Lapine of seeking publicity on Seinfeld's book sales.

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