Recommended Books

Attached are some books I heartily recommend. (Of course, I'm going to recommend my own!) Click on the photo to order yours through my affiliate link with I receive a small commission, which helps me to continue my work, and it doesn't cost you any more than if you bought it directly through Amazon. I appreciate your support!

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Going plant-based is not as daunting as you may think. In my book, Time For Change: Whole Foods For Whole Health, I share my experience transitioning to a whole food plant-based lifestyle. I offer advice on how to get started, what new products you may want to buy, what equipment is necessary and what is not, and lots of new recipes to get you started. This is the book I wish I had had as a resource when I began my plant-based journey. Begin your journey to whole health today!

Time For Change: Whole Foods For Whole Health!

Discovering Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s book, The China Study, was a lifesaver for me. It is chock full of useful information on why one should consider changing to a whole foods plant-based diet. It reads like a mystery novel, not like a tiresome science text. His second book, Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, expands on his first. These books should be on every bookshelf in America, right next to mine! 🙂

The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs by Barnard, Neal D., M.D., Clark Grogan, Bryanna (2006) Hardcover

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

The Flavor Bible is an insightful compilation of ingredient pairings from chefs from across the country. The authors painstakingly interview chefs as to what spices, herbs and other flavor ingredients they choose to use with various foods; such as thyme goes well with mushrooms, etc. The Flavor Bible is a handy resource I highly recommend. 

The follow-up book to The Flavor Bible, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, is not as well thought through in my opinion. It is largely redundant of the first book but without the recipes calling for animal protein. I recommend The Flavor Bible over this one.

The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs

he Vegetarian Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity with Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, and More, Based on the Wisdom of Leading American Chefs

If you want to learn how to make amazing whole grain bread, you can’t beat Peter Reinhart’s books. You will be learning at the feet of a master.  I’ve included two of my all-time favorites for your perusal.

The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, 15th Anniversary Edition: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread

Peter Reinhart’s Whole Grain Breads: New Techniques, Extraordinary Flavor