Plant Power: Transform Your Kitchen, Plate, and Life with More Than 150 Fresh and Flavorful Vegan Recipes

Plant Power: Transform Your Kitchen, Plate, and Life with More Than 150 Fresh and Flavorful Vegan Recipes

by Nava Atlas
     
 

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Acclaimed and bestselling vegan author, cook, and creator of VegKitchen.com, Nava Atlas, delivers a beautiful must-have guide to transform your plate, your kitchen and your life with the best nature has to offer, including 125 delicious and versatile plant-based recipes for every day of the year.

Eating vegan doesn’t have to be about sacrifice and

Overview

Acclaimed and bestselling vegan author, cook, and creator of VegKitchen.com, Nava Atlas, delivers a beautiful must-have guide to transform your plate, your kitchen and your life with the best nature has to offer, including 125 delicious and versatile plant-based recipes for every day of the year.

Eating vegan doesn’t have to be about sacrifice and substitutions. With Plant Power, Nava Atlas celebrates the bounty of natural foods and teaches everyone—from committed vegans to those who just want more plants in their diet—how to implement a plant-based approach to their lives—easily, practically, and joyfully, every day.

Illustrated with 75 gorgeous color photographs throughout, Plant Power focuses on the basics, from setting up a plant-powered pantry and fridge to choosing the best fresh foods for each season and streamlining daily meal preparation. Whether it’s a stir-fry using leftover veggies in the crisper, a fajita dinner to please different taste buds, yummy hummus wraps, or a pot of chili to savor on a cold winter evening, Plant Power takes the challenge out of meal-planning and makes it fun. Each of the fresh and flavor-packed recipes is easy to make and customizable, with tips on variations from turning up the heat and mixing up ingredients, to kid-friendly, gluten-free, and seasonal options.

“By savoring and being grateful for the abundance of whole foods, a powerful message is conveyed," Nava writes. “This is what we choose to eat; this is sustainable. And best of all, eating this way makes the world a better and more compassionate place.”

Editorial Reviews

Tess Masters
“An absolute triumph. Full of mouth-watering, flexible, and easy recipes that serve as a foundation to inspire the home cook, this is the book I will give to anybody wanting to embark on a plant-based lifestyle.”
Victoria Moran
“Nava Atlas understands natural foods and demystifies them completely. She welcomes you to the amazing world of plant-based dining and ensures that you’ll dine divinely, whether you love cooking or simply need to make dinner in, ideally, no time.”
Fran Costigan
Plant Power is sure to become an instant classic! Nava has given us a vegan roadmap that’s comprehensive in scope, but easy to use. The outstanding recipes and tips are sure to inspire, and the gorgeous photos will whet your appetite for great plant-based food.
Laura Theodore
“A must have for every kitchen in America! Comprehensive nutrition facts, shopping tips, meal planning, stunning food photos and of course healthy and innovative recipes from one of the world’s most loved vegan cookbook authors. Plant Power will be your go-to cookbook.”
Dreena Burton
“There’s never been a better time to eat vegan, and Nava Atlas is your culinary guide. With Nava’s expertise and food finesse, you will transition into this healthy and compassionate diet with ease... savoring every scrumptious bite along the way!”
Joe Yonan
“If any [readers] are looking for a primer, they have a good new source in Plant Power by Nava Atlas. Besides recounting her own journey, Atlas busts some common myths about plant-based eating ... and covers important nutritional considerations.”
Judy Kingsbury
Plant Power deserves to be a best seller. It’s one of those books that belong on every vegan cookbook shelf. If you haven’t got a cookbook shelf, or you’re not vegan (yet), start with Plant Power, by Nava Atlas. You’ll be glad you did!”
Dianne Wenz
“I wish I had a copy of Nava’s new book Plant Power back when I made the transition to vegan (or even vegetarian) eating, as it’s packed with tons of tips on how to transition to plant-based eating, and it’s full of delicious, yet simple recipes.”
Gail Davis
“I am a Nava Atlas fan. Her latest book, Plant Power, is destined to become a vegan classic. With jaw-droppingly exquisite photos from gifted vegan food photographer, Hannah Kaminsky, readers will have a tough time deciding which vibrantly colorful recipe to make first.”
The Oregonian (Portland)
“Nava Atlas is back with this collection of 150 recipes that show how flavorful and colorful vegan food can be….featuring simple dishes that anyone can prepare and more-involved dishes for home cooks looking to push their kitchen skills to the next level; the photos are beyond gorgeous.”
Ricki Heller
Plant Power is much more than a cook book. There’s nothing prescriptive in this book; just straightforward, engaging, and well-written information. Whether you’ve been an avowed vegan for decades or you’re just plant-curious, there’s plenty for you to love in this book.”
Robin Robertson
“Nava’s easy and delicious recipes, helpful tips, and welcoming voice, along with lovely photos by Hannah Kaminsky, combine to make this a terrific book for new and longtime vegans alike.”
Oldways
“We love Nava’s practical plant-powered lessons as she shares approachable, joyful ideas that invite readers to accompany her on this delicious journey. “
Bring Your Own Lentils
“Containing more than 150 new and inspiring recipes, Plant POWER is much more than your average vegan cookbook. It’s a primer and guide for regaining your health and vitality from the food at the end of your fork.”
Bittersweet
“For more advice and delicious recipes than a hungry eater could imagine, you must check out the book.”
Library Journal
09/15/2014
Atlas's (Wild About Greens) newest vegan cookbook continues the popular trend of well-known cookbook authors sharing diet philosophies and recommending ways for readers to eat less meat and processed foods. After listing the ethical, environmental, and health benefits of a plant-based diet, the author shares shopping, pantry stocking, and meal-planning strategies, followed by recipes grouped in unconventional categories (e.g., plant-powered protein, bountiful bowls, Asian express). Much like the recipes in Mark Bittman's The VB6 Cookbook, Atlas's recipes—such as Asian-style tofu and vegetable soup, barbecue-flavored chickpea sandwiches, and mixed vegetable lasagna—include numerous variations and time-saving tips. They also include nutrition information and suggested accompaniments. VERDICT Atlas succeeds more as a recipe writer than a diet guru. Her new book may not compel readers to overhaul their lifestyles, but it will provide them with new, delicious, and practical vegan recipes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062273291
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/02/2014
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
333,590
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Nava Atlas is an acclaimed vegan cook, creator of the popular VegKitchen.com, and bestselling author of Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, Vegan Express, and The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet. Atlas has also written for Vegetarian Times, VegNews, Cooking Light, and numerous other publications. She lives with her husband in New York's Hudson Valley.

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