With brand-new, creative recipes, Taylor inspires you to step into the kitchen and cook wholesome plant-based meals, again and again. She'll change your mind about kale and quinoa, and show you how to make the best granola you've ever tasted. You'll find make-your-own instant oatmeal mix and fluffy, naturally sweetened, whole-grain blueberry muffins, hearty green salads and warming soups, pineapple pico de gallo, healthier homemade pizzas, and even a few favorites from the blog. Of course, Love Real Food wouldn't be complete without plenty of stories starring Taylor's veggie-obsessed, rescue dog sous-chef, Cookie! Taylor celebrates whole foods by encouraging you not just to "eat this," but to eat like this. Take it from her readers: you'll love how you feel.
Kathryne Taylor is the personality behind the hugely popular blog Cookie + Kate, named after her crumb-catching dog Cookie. In six years, the vegetarian and all-natural food blog has grown from a hobby to a full-time project, and now garners over two million visits per month. Kathryne researches, develops, cooks, photographs, and writes every recipe on the blog. Originally from Oklahoma, she now lives in Kansas City.
Yeah, plenty of blogs and cookbooks preach about how to eat more kale, why ginger fights inflammation, and how to cook with microgreens and nettles. But they are dull or pretentious as hell--and most people can't afford the hype.
Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they're throwing down more than 100 vegan recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks, and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. (Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? Grilled Peach Salsa? Believe that sh*t.) Plus they're going to arm you with all the info and techniques you need to shop on a budget and go and kick a bunch of ass on your own.
This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No more ketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. No more avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket. Sh*t is about to get real.
Clean Eating Is Easy. Now Clean Meal Planning Is, Too.
The beauty of eating clean is that it just makes sense--fresh, whole foods are by nature delicious and nutritious. If only deciding what to cook for breakfast, lunch, and dinner were as simple.
Now it is, with a 28-day meal plan developed by the creators of New York Times bestsellerClean Eating Made Simple. In these pages, you'll find:
• Weekly menus of breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes--even snacks and dessert
• Grocery shopping lists and the exact amounts you'll need to buy for the week. No waste!
• Prep ahead tips to make a week's worth of cooking completely doable.
These 150 recipes prove that when you consume the best ingredients in sensible amounts, you don't need to take extreme measures to cut fat, calories, and sugar. It's never been easier to start and stick to clean eating--and clean your plate in the process.
Recipes include: Eggs Poached in Spicy Tomato Sauce * Beef and Goat Cheese Quesadillas * Vietnamese Tofu Lettuce Wraps * Grilled Scallops with Mango Salsa and Grilled Zucchini * Braised Pork Loin with Dried Figs and Roasted Asparagus * Sausage, Lentil, and Kale Stew * Carrot Cake Cupcakes, and much more!
Yet going meat- and dairy-free doesn't mean suffering deprivation; to the contrary, The Kind Diet introduces irresistibly delicious food that satisfies on every level--it even includes amazing desserts to keep the most stubborn sweet tooth happy. Alicia also addresses the nutritional concerns faced by many who are new to a plant-based diet, and shows how to cover every nutritional base, from protein to calcium and beyond.
Alicia knows that changing life-long dietary habits is a process, and that each person progresses at a different pace. For that reason, The Kind Diet encompasses 3 separate levels, from Flirting to Superhero. Flirts learn to dip a toe into the vegan pool, reducing their meat-eating and swapping out a few key foods for plant-based substitutes to see quickly how even small changes can reap big results. Vegans get to experience the life-altering effects of forgoing animal-products entirely, while still enjoying many convenience foods and meat substitutes in addition to the wonderful grains, vegetables and fruits that form the core of that diet. True enlightenment comes with the Superhero program, based on the principles of macrobiotics and built on a foundation of whole grains, vegetables, and other yummy foods that Alicia describes in detail.
Whether your goal is to drop a few pounds, boost your energy and metabolism, or simply save the world, Alicia provides the encouragement, the information, and the tools you need to make the transition to a plant-based diet deliciously empowering.