The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook: 125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Jump-Start Weight Loss and Help You Feel Great, by Neal Barnard and Robyn Webb was reviewed on SeattlePI.com by Miss Bob Etier.
Instead of concentrating on what The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook may lack, let’s have some fun and look at what it contains. Authors Neal Barnard, MD, and chef Robyn Webb serve up 125 recipes that forgo meat, animal products, and nasty animal byproducts (yeeesh, just the thought of byproducts is scary!). Dr. Barnard is the author of the best-seller, Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes as well as seven other health and nutrition titles. This man is seriously into nutrition. But what about taste?
Barnard and Webb’s recipes are especially appealing to those who are not fans of TVP (texturized vegetable protein). When I visit a vegetarian/vegan restaurant, I don’t want to eat things that are made to look like meat; I want veggies. Okay, so I’m old school. I’m also not vegetarian; meat makes cameo appearances in my diet, and if I want something that looks and tastes like meat, I’ll eat meat. Usually, I do not.
The first fifty pages of The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook serve as a primer on vegan cooking, the health-benefits of a vegan diet, and nutrition. If you’re hungry, skip them and move on to page 55 where you will find breakfast: green chile and oyster mushroom crepes. Anything with mushrooms is a winner, but these crepes can also be filled with blueberries or strawberries as the authors suggest, or anything else you may like in your crepes.
In Dr. Neal Barnard’s Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook, the country’s leading diabetes team weighs in on America’s hottest dietary trend. The cookbook is based on a landmark two-year study conducted by Dr. Barnard, which showed that a vegan diet more effectively controls type 2 diabetes. In fact, it‘s also beneficial for weight loss, the reversal of heart disease, and the improvement of many other conditions. Dr. Barnard and nutritionist Robyn Webb now offer easy, delicious meals to improve your health.
Featuring 125 flavorful recipes, readers will find all-occasion dishes that use familiar ingredients and require minimal effort. All recipes are free of animal products, low in fat, and contain a low-to-moderate glycemic index.
Barnard and Webb explain how diet changes can have such dramatic health effects and provide simple ways to get started. With convenient menus, scientifically proven advice, and inspiring stories from real people who have used Barnard’s recommendations to turn their health around, there’s no better cookbook to help you eat well and feel great.
Da Capo Lifelong Books Trade paperback
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