My first foray into destination spas was several years ago during a visit to Mii amo (Sedona, AZ) and I must say that the bar was set pretty high for any other spa I visited thereafter. Everything from the spa’s setting in the middle of the peaceful red rock canyon to the luxe casitas to the quality of the therapists and treatments impressed me. What I really could not get over was how amazing the food was—enough to satisfy even the most refined palette. Nutritional information was subtly mentioned on the menu and made a moment of Chocolate Chip Cheesecake (for 177 calories, no less) on the lips taste even better knowing that it wouldn’t stay on my hips. Needless to say, when “A Journey of Taste: Favorite Recipes from Mii amo Spa in Sedona” (Chronicle Books, 2008) came across my desk, I was thrilled. The 145-page book has more than 50 healthy and delicious recipes, and the photographs of the food make everything look absolutely delectable—the Cherry Apple Strudel on page 123 taunts me! Click here to order your very own copy.