Founder and director of the Natural Kitchen Cooking School in Manhattan, New York, Christine Waltermyer shows why nothing can equal the flavors of fresh, seasonal, local and organic ingredients that also offer more nutritional bang for your buck more vitamins and minerals and no chemical residues. This style of cooking and empowers readers with the skills and knowledge to create radiant health while enjoying meals that are luscious and satisfying. With chapters such as Noodlemania, Casserole City, and Great Bowls of Fire, Ballads for Salads, Radiant Grains, and Dont Peek, Im Dressing, fun is back in the kitchen with creative, delicious food ready to be prepared. Meals are designed drawing from a rainbow of colors that represent the entire plant kingdom. Readers also learn about which whole foods promote shiny hair, clear skin, strong nails, and boost your metabolism as natural beauty aids.