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Recommended Reading

My most favorite cookbooks:

Vegan Yum Yum, by Lauren Ulm.  I have made a number of dishes from this book, and each and every one completely lives up to the title!  Yummmm!   The sub-title reads, “Decadent (But Doable) Animal-Free Recipes for Entertaining & Every Day.”  I would agree the recipes are pretty easy, yet taste like you slaved over the stove for hours!

The Joy of Vegan Baking, by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, the Compassionate Cook’s Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets.  I, and many others, have loved everything I’ve baked from this collection of wonderful recipes.  Who says people who choose to be vegans are deprived?!

If you click on the picture, it will take you to her website, and you can watch a very brief (under 2 min) video entitled, Vegan Baking Demystified.  I think it’s very enlightening!


My most favorite books on the Benefits of Plant-Based Eating!


The World Peace Diet, Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony, by Will Tuttle, Ph.D.What is so simple as eating an apple?  And yet, what could be more sacred or profound?  Food is our most intimate and telling connection both with the natural order and with our cultural heritage.  But, it is increasingly clear that the choices we make about food today are leading to environmental degradation, enormous human health problems, and unimaginable cruelty toward our fellow creatures.


The World Peace Diet presents the outlines of a more empowering understanding of our world, based on comprehending the far-reaching implications of our food choices.  Incorporating systems theory, teachings from mythology and religions, and the human sciences, Will Tuttle offers a set of universal principles for all people of conscience, from any religious tradition, that show how we as a species can move our consciousness forward – allowing us to become more free, more intelligent, more loving, and happier in the choices we make.

The Veganist, Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World, by Kathy Freston
Kathy’s definition:
Veganist (vee guhn ist) n.
  1. Someone who looks closely at all of the implications of their food choices and chooses to lean into a plant-based diet;
  2. Progress, not perfection

Kathy encourages us to “lean into eating a plant-based diet.  At the heart of Veganist is her belief that by moving gradually toward a whole foods, plant-based diet, we will lose weight, heal our bodies from disease, and start making the world a more peaceful and livable place.  It’s about leaning into a healthy lifestyle simply by tweaking our very favorite meals so that they are delicious and nutritious versions of the things we already love.”

I appreciate her reminders that there is no need for judgement here – it’s a process of simply making healthier choices!

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