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Brighten & Simplify Family Cooking With “The Colorful Kitchen”

Ilene Godofsky Moreno

Sticking to a healthy diet can be tricky. Between counting calories, “good carbs” and “bad carbs,” watching out for hidden additives, and all the hype about protein, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Certified health coach, vegan food blogger, and new mom, Ilene Godofsky Moreno, is hoping to simplify healthy eating with the release of her debut cookbook The Colorful Kitchen: Simple, Plant-Based Recipes for Vibrancy, Inside and Out, filled with recipes created with her cooking philosophy in mind: Colorful, not complicated.

Rather than keeping food journals and counting numbers, NYC-based Godofsky Moreno gets all of the necessary vitamins and nutrients just by building a rainbow on her plate. “I choose to go with things that are colorful as opposed to complicated because I don’t think you need the fancy kitchen gadgets, as much fun as those can be, you don’t need them or a whole lot of ingredients,” she says. The Colorful Kitchen, provides easy and nutritious vegan meal ideas that anyone can make with the tools and ingredients they already have in their homes.

Plant-based eating has seen a significant rise in popularity over the years, and the options go far beyond just boring salads. The Colorful Kitchen is filled with fun recipes like strawberry loaf with cream cheese glaze, spicy Kim chi and peanut stew, and Godofsky Moreno’s personal favorite, sweet potato and kale mac and cheese. Even though she has been eating a plant-based diet for the last 10 years, Godofsky Moreno says she still understands how difficult it can be to make changes to your diet. “The first time I declared myself a vegetarian I was 9 years old and I saw how lobsters are cooked, and that made me realize the connection between the meat on my plate and animals,”…

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