The Sober Kitchen: Recipes and Advice for a Lifetime of Sobriety

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Harvard Common Press, Aug 5, 2003 - Cooking - 496 pages
The Sober Kitchen is the first major book to focus on the important and often overlooked link between food and recovery. Professional chef and recovering alcoholic Liz Scott serves up this groundbreaking cookbook chock full of vital information on basic nutrition and current addiction research, as well as more than 300 delicious, simple recipes. She also offers plenty of realistic, down-to-earth advice and encouragement, making The Sober Kitchen a complete culinary lifestyle companion.

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This is a great cookbook and a valuable tool for those who are in all stages of recovery. Great tips for taking care of yourself understanding certain ingredients and how they may affect sobriety and awesome cooking tips. This is a GREAT cookbook. The recovery aspect isjust icing on the cake! Read full review


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Many people recovering from alcohol or drug addiction need extra nutrition, particularly the B vitamins. Alcoholics may have additional difficulty because many foods are prepared with wine. Despite ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Alexandra "Alex" Scott was born to Liz and Jay Scott in Manchester, Connecticut on January 18, 1996, the second of four children.Shortly before her first birthday, Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. On her first birthday, the doctors informed Alex's parents that if she beat her cancer it was doubtful that she would ever walk again. Just two weeks later, Alex slightly moved her leg at her parents' request to kick. This was the first indication of who she would turn out to be-a determined, courageous, confident and inspiring child with big dreams and big accomplishments.By her second birthday, Alex was crawling and able to stand up with leg braces. She worked hard to gain strength and to learn how to walk. She appeared to be beating the odds, until the shattering discovery within the next year that her tumors had started growing again. In the year 2000, the day after her fourth birthday, Alex received a stem cell transplant and informed her mother, "when I get out of the hospital I want to have a lemonade stand." She said she wanted to give the money to doctors to allow them to "help other kids, like they helped me." True to her word, she held her first lemonade stand later that year with the help of her older brother and raised an amazing $2,000 for "her hospital."While bravely battling her own cancer, Alex and her family continued to hold yearly lemonade stands in her front yard to benefit childhood cancer

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