I have learned so much by reading and investigating nutrition. It’s all lead me to discovering plant-based nutrition, as paramount for life-long health and vitality. It is something that I have brought into my house, and this is the way we eat now. Kids and husband included. While 2 out of the 4 may stray when we go out (which isn’t often), I feel good knowing that most of their meals are plant-based.
If you are interested in learning how to change the way you cook, I highly recommend enrolling in www.rouxbe.com‘s professional, plant-based course. If you’re looking for less commitment both time wise and financially, check out their Culinary Rx program. The experience I gained was life changing.
The following are books that I recommend highly, have read, and own. They each include a link to Amazon.
This one is a way to learn which flavors pair well together, and is not a cookbook per se.
Health, Nutrition, and Food Politics: Missing from this list, because I couldn’t link it, is the China Study. I highly recommend The China Study for anyone interested in the research behind plant-based nutrition.
Clicking any of the images below will take you to Amazon.
Inspirational/meditative books I read from during classes: (click the image to go to Amazon)
Great Movies to Watch (if you have Amazon Prime of Netflix these are free on one or the other. If not, you should rent them and can click on the image to do so).
T. Colin Campbell Center For Nutrition Studies: whole food, plant-based diet guide
Kaiser Permanente’s plant-based nutrition guide and recommendations for whole food plant-based diet
Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr, recipes
Darshana’s Kitchen-Indian cuisine recipes
Dr. Dean Ornish-expert on heart health and now studying impact of diet on prostate cancer
Dr. Michael Klapper: Well-known plant-based Physician, AMA and NASA advisor
Engine To Diet: Firefighter who turned h is team plant-based and dropped their cholesterol and weight levels
ForksOverKnives: website created based on the amazing documentary: Dr. Esselstyn from the Cleveland Clinic & team
Garden Fresh Foodie Pintrest Page: that’s me and recipes I like 🙂
Lighter-AWESOME site for recipes by food preference, menus, and shopping lists!
Moosewood Restaurant-not all of these recipes are vegan (they’re primarily vegetarian) but are adaptable, as always, skip the oil!
NutritionFacts.org-Dr. Michael Gregor-great short videos analyzing nutrition research on all topics
Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine www.PCRM.org-Dr. Neal Barnard on diabetes
Plant-based dietician Julienna Hever
Plantpoweredfamilies-great recipe resource from Dreena Burton
Rouxbe Plant-Based Culinary School: Video resources and free trial www.rouxbe.com