There’s something about spring that inspires the healthy eater in all of us—or maybe that’s just the knowledge that swimsuit season is near. Whatever the reason, it can be difficult to create delicious and healthy vegetables dishes for every meal. If you’re running out of ideas, invest in James Peterson’s new book Vegetables: The Most Authoritative Guide to Buying, Preparing, and Cooking. While this comprehensive book offers ways to cook old favorites such as corn, broccoli, tomatoes and artichokes, it also explores less familiar vegetables, such as cactus pads, chayote, purslane and lemon grass for those with an adventurous side. Vegetables features 500 full-color photographs and more than 300 delicious recipes to turn your kitchen into a mecca for healthy eating. Vegetables by James Peterson is available in stores and online for $35.