The Twisted Library — February 4, 2019 at 11:15 am

More Than Just a Cookbook: Recipes For Your Perfectly Imperfect Life

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Oftentimes, it seems that everyone is looking for the perfect job, outfit, relationship or body. Me included. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect body for years. I can’t tell you how many times I take a photo to make sure I get that perfect Instagramable selfie. Unfortunately, perfection doesn’t exist, and looking for it often sets me up for huge emotional let downs. Just because perfection isn’t really a thing doesn’t mean we can’t strive to be our better selves. In her new book, New York Times bestselling author, Kimberly Snyder wants us to do just that.  

Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life: Everyday Ways to Live and Eat for Health, Healing, and Happiness is a guide to help you live your best life. Yes, the inspirational book includes more than 100 plant-based recipes for salads, soups, smoothies and entrees. But it offers more than healthy recipes. Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life combines enlightening tips and personal anecdotes to help embrace the fact that life is a little messy and imperfect sometimes. And that’s okay!

The beginning of the book features empowering chapters to tackle self-judgement, eating disorders and body shame. In the chapter, “Going Not So According to Plan,” Snyder shares an extremely touching story about the birth of her son, and includes one of my favorite quotes from the book: “One of the greatest things we can do is to let go of thinking it has to be or look a certain expected way, and to release labels, such as “good” and “bad” — however those terms are defined, anyway.” With healthy healing rituals like meditation, heartfelt vulnerability and scrumptious recipes like miso veggie soup, Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life is a must read.  

Nutritionist, personal development expert and author of the Beauty Detox series, Kimberly Snyder said in a press release, “The book was originally going to be a children’s book, but in 2017, my mother unexpectedly passed away within three days of my son’s first birthday. For the first time in my life, the hard shell of the perfectly constructed image I had created of myself began to crack, and along with it, the hardness of a perfectionist’s rigidly protected heart. I began to understand what vulnerability really means.”

Perhaps, it’s time for all of us to realize that life is beautifully unpredictable, and we all are perfectly imperfect. Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life is available now on Amazon.

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