Ageless Vegan: The Secret to Living a Long and Healthy Plant-Based Life

Ageless Vegan: The Secret to Living a Long and Healthy Plant-Based Life


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Harness the healing power of plant-based foods for vibrant health and longevity

Vegan lifestyle expert Tracye McQuirter teams up with her mother Mary to share their secrets for maintaining radiant health for more than 30 years (hint: it's all in the greens), and 100 of their favorite plant-based recipes that have kept them looking and feeling ageless. They break down the basics of nutrition, how to build a vegan pantry, and how to make sure you're getting the best nutrients to promote longevity and prevent chronic disease. They also provide a 14-step guide with practical, easy-to-follow advice on how to transition to vegan foods, jumpstart your healthy eating habits, and how to up your game if you're already a vegan. Their 100 fresh, simple, and flavorful recipes are based on everyday whole food ingredients, including Maple French Toast with Strawberries, Thai Coconut Curry Soup, Cajun Quinoa with Okra and Tomato, Vegetable Pot Pie, Citrusy Dandelion Greens Salad, and Perfect Pecan Pie. Illustrated with beautiful, full-color photographs, Ageless Vegan helps you kiss diet-related disease and fatigue goodbye and gives you the information, inspiration, and affirmation you need to live a long, glowing, and healthy life you love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738220208
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 92,057
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tracye McQuirter, MPH, was named a national food hero changing the way America eats for the better by Vegetarian Times and her first book, By Any Greens Necessary, established her as one of the most influential vegans in the country. Tracye directed the nation's first federally funded vegan nutrition program and was a nutrition advisor for the Black Women's Health Imperative.

As an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia, Tracye designed and taught a plant-based nutrition curriculum for the District of Columbia Public Schools System to help prevent and reverse childhood obesity in Washington, DC. She recently created the first-of-its-kind, free African American Vegan Starter Guide in partnership with Farm Sanctuary. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Essence, Bon Appét, Ebony, VegNews, the Huffington Post, and more. You can find Tracye on social media at and @byanygreens.

Table of Contents

Part I Vibrantly Vegan

Chapter 1 Thirty Years and Counting 2

Tracye's Journey 4

Mary's Story 12

Chapter 2 Eating for Health and Longevity 18

The Fab Five Food Rules 19

Everyday Eats 21

The Protein Question 24

Superfoods that Keep You Glowing 25

Foods that Promote Brain Power 25

Foods that Help Skin Stay Smooth 27

Foods that Strengthen Bones and Muscles 29

Foods that Improve Vision 30

Fourteen Steps to a Healthier You 32

Chapter 3 Creating a Vegan Kitchen 46

Kitchen Tools and Tips 47

Stocking the Vegan Pantry 49

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Chapter 4 Smoothies and Drinks 60

Tracye's Daily Green Smoothie 62

Mary's Daily Green Smoothie 63

Pineapple Spinach Smoothie 64

Mango Lassi Smoothie 67

Sweet Potato Smoothie 68

Watermelon Kiwi Lime Smoothie 69

Berry Beet Smoothie 70

Sparkling Basil Limonade 73

Green Tea with Ginger and Cardamom 74

Liquid Sunshine Dandelion Lemon Drink 75

The Concoction 76

Cashew Nog 77

Hot Chocolate with Coconut Cream and Cacao Nibs 78

Vanilla Almond Milk 80

Coconut Cashew Milk 81

Chapter 5 Breakfast 82

Avocado Toast 84

Sunrise Smoothie Bowl 87

Chia Berry Breakfast Pudding 88

Overnight Oats with Pear and Pistachios 90

Banana Walnut Muffins 91

Blueberry Muffins 93

Vanilla Cinnamon Granola with Almonds 94

Apple Raisin Granola with Pumpkin Seeds 96

Home Fries 97

Maple French Toast with Strawberries 98

Home-Style Grits 100

Curried Tofu Scramble with Shiitake Mushrooms 101

Avocado Quesadillas with Salsa and Cashew Sour Cream 102

Chapter 6 Snacks and Bites 104

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas 106

Sweet and Spicy Oven-Toasted Almonds 108

Tahini Oat Banana Bites 109

Crispy Tofu Bites 111

Artichoke Dip with Pita Chips 112

Sweet Pea Hummus 114

Summer Rolls 115

Stuffed Mushrooms 116

Chapter 7 Soups and Sides 118

Thai Coconut Curry Soup 120

Yellow Split Pea Soup with Red Onion 122

Farro with Shiitake Mushrooms 123

Lemongrass Noodle Soup 125

Peanut Soup with Collards 126

Navy Bean and Kale Soup 127

Southern-Style Cornbread 128

Curried Lentil Soup with Carrots and Rosemary 130

Saffron Rice 131

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic and Truffle Oil 133

Herbed Potato Salad 134

Spiced and Sautéed Sweet Potatoes 136

Black-Eyed Peas Salad 137

Cajun Quinoa with Okra and Tomato 138

Ghana Masala 141

Mac and Cheese 142

Black Bean Soup with Avocado and Cashew Sour Cream 144

Chapter 8 Vegetables 146

Arugula Salad with Walnuts and Caesar Dressing 148

Sesame Spiced Edamame 151

Swiss Chard Sauté with Walnuts 152

Citrusy Dandelion Greens Salad 153

String Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms and Almonds 154

Roasted Corn on the Cob with Spicy Rub 156

Roasted Root Vegetables 157

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts 159

All Hail the Kale Salad Remix 160

Spicy Beet Greens 162

Roasted Beet Slices with Rosemary 163

Collards and Quinoa 165

Braised Sesame Kale 166

Rainbow Slaw 167

Roasted Curried Cauliflower 168

Chapter 9 Entrees 170

Tempeh Panini 172

Purple Cabbage Bowl 174

Pinto Bean Wrap 177

Colorful Kebab 179

Pad Thai 180

Buckwheat Soba Bowl 182

Peach BBQ Tempeh 183

Spicy Basil Eggplant with Dates, Cashews, and Brown Rice 185

Stuffed Orange and Red Bell Peppers 186

Lasagna with Mushrooms, Eggplant, and Zucchini 188

Enchiladas 189

Basil Mushroom Pizza 191

Vegetable Stir-Fry with Black Rice and Almond Butter Sauce 192

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Bowl with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette 194

Curried Chickpeas in Warm Pita Pocket 197

Vegetable Pot Pie 199

Savory Vegetable Quiche 200

Ethiopian Platter 202

Three-Bean Chili 204

Chapter 10 Desserts 206

Cakey Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies 208

Macadamia Coconut Cacao Nib Brittle 211

Fudge Walnut Brownies 212

Hazelnut Date Bars 213

Peach Cobbler 214

Perfect Pecan Pie 217

Apple Crumb Pie 218

Maple Pecan Ice Cream 219

No-Bake Chocolate Pie with Pistachios 220

Raspberry Cheesecake Tartlets 223

Fruity Tee Pops 225

Pineapple Carrot Cupcakes with Orange Cashew Cream Topping 226

Almost Ambrosia 229

Metric Conversions 231

Resources 232

Acknowledgements 234

Index 237

About the Authors 244

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