"Pure Food Joy" is a friendly cooking guide that brings joy and ease to preparing healthy, delicious dishes. This book is a source of yummy recipes, pure food shopping strategies, pantry essentials, basic cooking guides, nourishing advice, better baking tips and holiday delights! Each food chapter unfolds with seasonal ingredients from spring to winter, a rhythm which benefits the family budget and local farmers. The Ingredient Index will help you match the perfect recipe with the food items that you have on hand or that are on sale in the store. Using this index can help to prevent waste and save money. The Subject index will direct you quickly to the perfect dish for every meal, situation and diet. This index lists recipes that are slow-cooker friendly, quick-cooking dishes and lunch box bites, plus recipes for vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, paleo and raw diets. I highly respect that we each have unique needs in terms of nutrition and lifestyle. Therefore I strive to accommodate the taste and traditions of everyone in a healthy way. My hope is that there will be happy faces and healthy bodies for your whole family and the generations to come through the quality foods that are prepared each day!