Miraval's newest book, Sweet & Savory Cooking, a new cookbook featuring recipes that reflect Miraval’s commitment to providing guests with the tools to create and maintain clean, healthful lifestyles, is available now for pre-order. The Miraval culinary experience is rooted in mindfulness, the cornerstone of the resort’s overarching philosophy, and the recipes in this new book are an extension of that value with easy to follow, incredibly flavorful and effortlessly healthy dishes. Hitting bookshelves on January 7, 2014, the cookbook is penned by Miraval’s talented culinary duo - Executive Chef Justin Cline Macy and Pastry Chef Kim Macy - who also happen to be husband and wife. Justin and Kim bring their respective gifts to the forefront as Justin shares his tips and tricks for savory, satiating entrees, slimming soups, salads and sides, and delectable appetizers while Kim shares her well-kept secrets for sweet, decadent desserts and rustic breads.
Appropriately titled Sweet & Savory Cooking, the cookbook contains more than 100 recipes that will delight all who are inspired by healthy cuisine; and, it will satisfy a vast array of taste buds and dietary needs including some recipes that are gluten-free, diary-free, vegan and more. Sweet & Savory Cooking offers readers a comprehensive and digestible way to recreate the ‘mindful meals’ guests experience at the acclaimed resort. With recipes such as Quinoa Fettuccine with Seasonal Vegetables; Venison Chili; and Mint Chocolate Macaroons (only 50 calories each), this book is a reflection of Justin and Kim’s favorite recipes, perfected over their years working side-by-side at Miraval, all of which are naturally lower in fat and calories while maintaining the beautiful flavor profiles readers would expect in the traditional versions.
“Miraval’s Sweet & Savory Cooking captures the essence of Miraval mindfulness and its integration into one’s diet,” said Michael G. Tompkins, CEO of Miraval Resort & Spa. “Justin and Kim are an incredible team who take the entire culinary experience at Miraval full circle. Thanks to their constant creativity and talent, guests can now incorporate delicious, healthful cuisine into their daily lives without feeling restricted or deprived.”
Since its debut in 1995, Miraval has upheld a powerfully simple vision: life is more meaningful and enjoyable when physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual components are in harmony. Rooted not only in our physical bodies but also deeply woven into our cultural existence, food is the fuel of our lives. Thus, learning to live a life of moderation and balance inevitably involves developing a healthy relationship with it; and, Sweet & Savory Cooking provides readers the theoretical guidelines and tangible tools necessary to successfully cultivate a practice of healthy, mindful eating.