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"The China Study Cookbook" takes these scientific findings and puts them to action. Written by LeAnne Campbell, daughter of "The China Study" author T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and mother of two hungry teenagers, "The China Study Cookbook" features delicious, easily prepared plant-based recipes with no added fat and minimal sugar and salt that promote optimal health.
From her Breakfast Home-Fry Hash and Fabulous Sweet Potato Enchiladas to No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars and Cheese(less) Cake, all of LeAnne s recipes follow three important principles:
1. Optimal nutrition is based on eating food rather than nutrient supplements
2. The closer that foods are to their native statesprepared with minimal cooking, salting, and processingthe greater the long-term health benefits of eating them
3. It is best to choose locally and organically grown produce whenever possible
Filled with helpful tips on substitutions, keeping foods nutrient-rich, and transitioning to a plant-based diet, "The China Study Cookbook" shows how to transform individual health and the health of the entire family.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-06-10
- Reviewer: Staff
Building on the premise espoused in her father's bestselling China Study—that the Western diet has led to our current health crisis—Leanne Campbell shows readers just what a plant-based diet looks like in this collection of primarily vegan recipes. Eschewing processed foods and ingredients, Campbell shows readers how to create Sweet Potato Enchiladas, Apple Gingerbread Upside Down Cake, Pecan Ball Subs, and more, keeping the esoteric and hard-to-source ingredients to a minimum. The sugar substitute Sucralose, coconut milk, flaxseed meal, and tofu are some of her standard ingredients that make her recipes extremely healthy, and should be relatively easy for readers to find in stores or online. Those carefully monitoring their salt, fat, or caloric intake may find the book to be something of a disappointment as no nutritional information is provided for the recipes. Still, Campbell does a respectable job of making healthy food approachable and affordable—those who think a diet free of meat, eggs, and dairy will find plenty of solace herewith standards like Vegetable Lasagne as well as treats like chocolate frosted peanut butter bars, and a Vegan Chocolate Cake, making this is a terrific collection of over 120 dishes for all tastes and experience levels. (May)