Chef Akhtar Nawab knows all too well the struggle of preparing clean, satisfying meals that taste as good as they make you feel. After more than two decades working in high-octane kitchens while putting his career before his health, Akhtar realized he needed to make a lifestyle change and began cooking with a greater purpose: to feel better. An Indian chef from Kentucky with renowned restaurants serving Mexican, Italian, and New American cuisine, Akhtar applied his deep knowledge of cross-cultural ingredients and techniques to develop recipes that are both intensely delicious and profoundly
In his debut cookbook, Akhtar offers his trusted repertoire of wholesome recipes, influenced by international flavors and refined by decades of professional training. From basic building blocks and smart, unexpected substitutes—like Vegan Soubise, a creamy sauce made entirely of onions, or vitamin-rich Avocado Aioli—to fresh marinades, sauces, salsas, chutneys and dressings, this book provides easy tools to cook more exciting, nutrient-dense meals on regular basis. Featuring enticing recipes such as Poblano Shakshuka, Fish Tacos with Pistachio Mole, Sweet Potato Falafel Salad, Roast Lamb Shoulder with Olive Veracruzana and Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Sea Salt, Good For You packs bold flavor into lean, energizing dishes with mass appeal. Each recipe is appropriately labeled GF (gluten-free), DF (dairy-free), VG (vegetarian), or V (vegan) so that home cooks can easily identify recipes that suit their needs.
With inspiring stories from Akhtar’s personal and professional journey alongside essential pantry staples, indispensable techniques, and vibrant, enticing photography, Good for You is your complete guide to eating well and feeling great.