Just in time for Holiday gift-giving comes A Journey of Taste: Favorite Recipes from Sedona's Mii amo Spa. Mii amo means "journey" in Yuman, the traditional Native American language of Northern Arizona, where the spa is located, and this beautifully-photographed cookbook from Chronicle Press allows readers to start on their own journey to a healthier lifestyle.
No starvation salads or tiny soup cups here. This cuisine--though low-caloric, low-cholesterol, and low-carb--doesn't deprive. Executive Chef Steve Bernstein and Spa Chef Steve Sicinski have created what they call intelligent cuisine.
The 145-page A Journey of Taste contains more than 50 of the spa's most-requested recipes, such goodies as Blue Corn Waffles, Pan-Seared Ahi Tuna with Cellophane Noodles and Red Curry Broth, Buffalo Tenderloin with Horseradish Potato Cake and Chipotle-Tomato Jus (pictured immediately above), and Crab and Corn Cakes with Remoulade Sauce. And for dessert? Try the Berry Martini, or--imagine this!--a low-fat Tiramisu.
By the way, in 2007 Mii amo Spa, which is located at Enchantment Resort, was named the "world's best destination spa" by readers of Travel + Leisure. Surely this remarkable cuisine had a little something to do with that...
You can purchase the book directly from Mii amo Spa.