Based in Portugal, MAFALDA PINTO LEITE has been researching, cooking, writing, and teaching about food, organic beauty, and health for the last fifteen years. Mafalda attended school for health-focused culinary education at The Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC (expertise in the areas of Food Therapy, Culinary Nutrition, Sustainable Farming, Raw and Living Foods, Food Entrepreneurship and Writing for Food Media). In 2000, she graduated as a Certified Culinary Chef and Nutritional Practitioner. An avid plant-based chef, she has spent the last fifteen years creating delectable recipes from foods in her kitchen and herbs from her garden. She has published 7 best-selling cookbooks in Europe, has a popular cooking show, and is a Certified Health Coach in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
"Without doubt one of the most delightfully delicious, radiantly
healthy, and beautiful collection of recipes ever compiled, Mafalda
has elevated the art of eating to a new level. Radiant is
not only a book of delicious recipes, but a sensible and sane guide
to eating for good health, beauty, and joy."
--Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author of Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide "Mafalda is a living example of just how positively powerful food truly is--she glows! And now she is sharing her deep wisdom and experience with us all, showing how we too can nourish our precious bodies from the inside out to rise up and meet our full radiance potential. Her approach empowers us to take health and beauty into our own hands and lovingly guides us toward the most nutrient-dense foods to look and feel our best at any age and stage of life. She has created a true encyclopedia of vibrancy, and whether you are a superfood junkie or a wellness rookie, this book will educate and inspire you to use food as an ally in your journey toward ultimate health."
--Sarah Britton, CNP, founder of the blog My New Roots and author of Naturally Nourished
"Mafalda understands that looking our best comes from being vibrantly well. There are few greater ways to achieve that than with a nutrient dense, plant-fueled diet. Radiant is practical, beautiful, and will teach you everything you need to know about eating clean for that glowy, vibrant look that looks as good as it feels."
--Suzanne Hall, editor in chief of The Chalkboard
"Radiant is an exquisitely rich and soulful offering of wisdom and nourishment. Every page bursts with depth and beauty, just like Mafalda herself. This book lives up to its name, presenting not only the most gorgeous recipes you've ever seen, but the powerful intelligence behind the food to back it up. Mafalda is an indispensable voice in the world of self-care, beauty, and food--her book is just as invaluable to anyone who desires to connect more deeply with how they nourish their bodies. Radiant is both inspiring and attainable, a treat for all senses, and a gift to the heart and soul. I loved this book and cannot recommend it more thoroughly."
--Lindsay Mack, intuitive tarot reader, teacher, writer, and founder of Wild Soul Healing
"The recipes by Mafalda make one want to start cooking with the high vibrational frequency she shows. The dishes are not only beautiful to the eye but also incredibly delicious and healthy. We are what we eat, and therefore I would like to be more of these lovely dishes."
--Shiva Rose, founder of Shiva Rose Beauty "This is the kind of cookbook that inspires you to pick up your basket on a warm summer's day, head to the farmers' market, and enjoy the afternoon indulging in the most beautifying, potent, and simple masterpieces with the ones you love."
--Lacy Phillips, creator of Free & Native
"Radiant will have both your dinner parties and your skin glowing. Dive into an abundance of culinary creations and celebrate the foods that fuel bodies and beauty."
--Nadine Artemis, cocreator of the blog Living Libations and author of Renegade Beauty
"This book feels like getting great inside-out beauty advice from a dear friend, who now has me hooked on the Rose Quartz Latte."
--Deborah Hanekamp, founder of Mama Medicine "Photos of recipes like rose quartz lattes and Zen chia pudding with matcha whip are pretty enough to frame--literally. Each of author Mafalda Pinto Leite's recipes is designed to be as beautiful in appearance as it is good for you (she calls it the "inside-out approach"), and it's safe to say she nailed it. The Fountain of Youth elixir that Leite swears by is enough to make you buy this plant-based cookbook, ASAP--her skin looks amaze."--Shape Magazine