[Super easy to make, these savory and cheesy Parsnip Fries are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free and nut-free. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]
I may love my Kindle, but there’s still nothing like a new book in your hands. (Am I right, or am I right?).
So I was doubly excited last month when I received Mark Reinfeld’s Healing the Vegan Way for review last month. This is so much more than a cookbook; it’s also a resource guide and fount of information about various health conditions and how plant-based food can help improve and restore health.
I was immediately eager to dig right in and start my typical bookmarking with sticky notes. And the book didn’t disappoint! With over 375 pages and chapters on everything from different Preventable Health Challenges to Different Nutritional Theories (so you can choose the one that’s right for you), to Pillars of the Plant Kingdom (which foods are most nutrient-dense for optimal health) and even meals plans to put everything into practice, the book offers a plethora of information on how food can address certain health issues (heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, obesity).
There are also ten recipe chapters, covering everything from prep and pantry basics to all types of beverages, snacks/appetizers, salads and dressings, soups and stews, main dishes, and desserts. The book is designed for ease of use, offering up a “template” recipe in many cases, which Reinfeld encourages you to tweak and play with to make your own (he also offers substitutions and variations in most cases, even providing oil-free and gluten-free versions for every recipe).