Serena Ball - Sustainable Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 6:00pm
Thursday, January 12, 6pm CT
In person at Left Bank Books
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Left Bank Books presents St. Louis food-loving dietitian and culinary instructor,
Serena Ball,
who will discuss the mouthwatering, budget-friendly recipes that are good for you and good for the Earth,
The Sustainable Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: More Than 100 Easy, Healthy Recipes to Reduce Food Waste, Eat in Season, and Help the Earth,
in our store on January 12th at 6pm!
Join us in the store or on YouTube Live Page.
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from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
Ball will personalize and sign copies for sale from Left Bank Books.
If you are unable to make it in person, leave a personalization note in your order.
Mouthwatering, budget-friendly recipes that are good for you and good for the Earth

Following their bestselling 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook and Easy Everyday Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, food-loving dietitians and culinary instructors Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly are back, serving up delicious climate cuisine with a Mediterranean spin. The science is clear: a Mediterranean-style diet is one of the healthiest and most sustainable in the world.

The Sustainable Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is a comprehensive guide to getting the most from this incredible regimen, with 10 steps to a more eco-friendly kitchen including helpful guidance on more sustainable ingredient choices, energy-saving cooking methods, smarter storage, and food waste reduction. If you can't do all 10, don't worry! Making even a few of these small changes can add up to a big impact on the health of the planet.

Recipes include:

  • Tahini Swirl Yogurt Parfait with Grapes
  • Broiled Halloumi with Mint Cucumber Salad
  • Cheesy Broccoli and Greens Soup with Za'atar (or Any Day Bouillabaisse)
  • Mascarpone Scrambled Eggs with Carrot Bacon
  • Turkish Tomato Flatbread
  • Falafel with Pickled Herb Spread
  • Little Fishes Red Pepper Potato Cakes OR Spicy Fish Shawarma Bowl
  • Smoked Seafood Farro Risotto
  • North African Chicken Couscous Bowls
  • Parsley Pistachio Beef Bulgur Koftas
  • Baklava Frozen Yogurt Bark
  • Olive Oil Polenta Berry Cakes

Each recipe includes detailed nutritional information, as well as helpful ingredient substitutions, prep tips, and time-saving suggestions. Recipes were triple-tested by real home cooks and are adaptable for gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. Meat and seafood lovers will also find approachable ways to make more eco-conscious choices. With beautiful, inspiring full-color photographs throughout, this cookbook is an indispensable resource for a climate-friendly kitchen.


Serena Ball, MS, RD, and Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD, each have over 20 years of culinary nutrition experience and have dedicated their careers to helping people make delicious and nutritious meals. Together, they are the authors of The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, and the Easy Everyday Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. Deanna lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter and Serena lives outside St. Louis with her husband and five children. You can find them online at and doing weekly live-stream recipe demonstrations on their Facebook page, Teaspoon of Spice.


Commendation Quotes:
"An impressive culinary resource for a climate-friendly menu, and profusely illustrated throughout with full-color photographs throughout." -- Midwest Book Review

"Deanna and Serena bring you well-crafted, healthy recipes, seasonal swaps, and tips to make your kitchen sustainable. Plus, their healthy kitchen hacks will have you cooking instinctually like a pro!" --Lari Robling, author of the internationally acclaimed Endangered Recipes, independent radio producer and writer, and James Beard nominee for Best Food Radio

The Sustainable Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is not only delicious, but a nutritious collection of recipes that are good for your health and the environment, and easy on your pocketbook . . . If there is one diet plan that is universally good for health and the planet, it's the sustainable Mediterranean diet. Everyone needs this cookbook by these very talented registered dietitian nutritionists." --Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RDN, owner of No Nonsense Nutrition and host of True Health Initiative's True Health Revealed podcast

"A path to sustainability and health through delicious, nutritious food. The top 10 eco-friendly kitchen guidelines are approachable and innovative. Serena and Deanna provide crave-worthy Mediterranean-style recipes that are simple and tasty." --Chef Abbie Gellman, MS, RDN, CDN, author of The Mediterranean DASH Diet Cookbook and Instant Pot Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

"In The Sustainable Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly share resourceful and sustainable cooking tips inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. These creative, easy recipes put flavor first and are built around ingredients that nourish both people and the planet." --Kelly LeBlanc, MLA, RD, LDN, director of nutrition at Oldways


Event address: 
399 N. Euclid Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108
The Sustainable Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: More Than 100 Easy, Healthy Recipes to Reduce Food Waste, Eat in Season, and Help the Earth By Serena Ball, MS, RD, Deanna Segrave-Daly Cover Image
ISBN: 9781637741542
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: BenBella Books - December 13th, 2022

Easy Everyday Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 125 Delicious Recipes from the Healthiest Lifestyle on the Planet By Deanna Segrave-Daly, Serena Ball Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358375418
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Harvest - October 13th, 2020

The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 101 Easy, Flavorful Recipes for Lifelong Health By Deanna Segrave-Daly, Serena Ball Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641520935
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Rockridge Press - October 30th, 2018


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