PlantYou: 140+ Ridiculously Easy, Amazingly Delicious Plant-Based Oil-Free Recipes

PlantYou: 140+ Ridiculously Easy, Amazingly Delicious Plant-Based Oil-Free Recipes

PlantYou: 140+ Ridiculously Easy, Amazingly Delicious Plant-Based Oil-Free Recipes

PlantYou: 140+ Ridiculously Easy, Amazingly Delicious Plant-Based Oil-Free Recipes


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Add some color to your plate with these easy-to-make plant-based meals from Carleigh Bodrug. There are plant-y of recipes to choose from, with simple instructions that lead to a delicious dish every time!

Plant-based eating doesn't have to be complicated! The delicious recipes in this easy-to-follow cookbook are guaranteed to keep you inspired and motivated.

Enter PlantYou, the ridiculously easy plant-based, oil-free cookbook with over 140+ healthy vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, cheese sauces, salad dressings, dessert and more!

In her eagerly anticipated debut cookbook, Carleigh Bodrug, the Founder of the wildly popular social media community PlantYou, provides readers with the ultimate full color guidebook that makes plant-based meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking a breeze. With every single recipe, you will find a visual infographic marking the ingredients you need, making it easy to shop, determine portion sizes, and dive into the delicious and nutritious dishes.

Get ready for mouthwatering dishes like Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies, Best Ever Cauli Wings, and the Big BOSS Burrito that you simply won’t believe are made from plants. 

“An instant kitchen classic…In your quest to find delicious food that also promotes health, both human health and the health of the planet and the animals we share our world with, you’ve come to the right place.” 
—from the foreword by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306923043
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 02/15/2022
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 12,413
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

With more than 2.5 million followers between her social channels, Carleigh Bodrug of PlantYou is a self taught plant-based cook and content creator, famous for her simple take on low waste and vegan recipes. She has been featured in the Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, Business Insider and KTLA news for her “scrappy cooking” and viral vegan creations. Along with producing weekly cooking videos and recipes, Carleigh also runs a digital meal planner and hosts a podcast called the PlantPod, all with the goal of helping people eat more plants in an easy and approachable way.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Will Bulsiewicz 10

Welcome to plantyou! 13

This cookbook has one goal: to help you eat more plants 15

This isn't a book about dieting 16

What is a whole food, plant-based lifestyle? 16

But why avoid oil? 20

How to cook without oil 21

But what about protein? 22

Get fiber fueled! 24

A word about nutrition 24

Sample shopping list 26

Cooking equipment 28

Basic cooking and prep tips 28

Make your life easier with botch cooking 30

Tips before we get started 30

Chapter 1 Plant-filled mornings

Overnight Oats & Breakfast Puddings 34

Banana walnut explosion 36

Midnight chocolate cherry 36

Antioxidant oat cups 37

Pb & jelly 37

Chocolate chip cookie dough 38

Granny's apple pie 38

Coo-coo for coconuts chia pudding 39

Flaxmeal pudding 39

Banana stovetop oats 40

Superseed muesli 42

Bravocado toast 44

Sunshine scramble 46

Blueberry lemon pancakes 48

Cowboy casanova breakfast hash 50

Tempeh bacon 52

Welcome to Smoothie Land 54

Mean green smoothies 56

The starter 57

The big glow 57

Minty mojito 58

Hulk smoothie 58

Par slay 59

Good gut 59

Fruit-filled wonders 60

Piña colada 61

Pink elephant 61

Mango tango 62

Peach cobbler smoothie 62

Blueberry fields 63

Banana mama 63

Decadent smoothies 64

Ice capp 65

Watermelon high slushy 65

Snickers smoothie 66

Red velvet 66

Pumpkin pie 67

Cake batter 67

Breakfast cookies 68

Chocolate chip banana bread breakfast cookies 70

Dreamy zucchini breakfast cookies 71

Pumpkin breakfast cookies 72

Nutrient bomb breakfast cookies 73

Chapter 2 Souper bowls

Belly-warming minestrone soup 76

Wicked red curry soup 78

Roasted red pepper & cauliflower soup 80

Butternut squash soup 82

Fresh tomato red lentil bisque 84

In a jiffy tomato soup 86

Lazy lentil soup 88

Broccoli chedda' soup 90

Wild rice & lemon soup 92

"not your college" ramen 94

Chickpea noodle soup 96

Creamy potato leek soup 98

Magical mineral broth 100

Chapter 3 Sammys + salads

Superloaded veggie wrap 104

Smashed chickpea salad sandwich 106

Tlt (tempeh, lettuce, tomato) 108

Buffalo chick'n wrap 110

Garden of life pita pizza 112

Build-a-bowl 114

Beaming burrito bowl 116

Tangy potato salad 118

Balsamic pasta salad 120

Crunchy peanut shredded salad 122

Cool ranch kale salad 124

Citrus solstice salad 126

Quinoa cranberry harvest salad 128

Roasted corn, bell pepper & cilantro salad 130

Chapter 4 The main event

Presto pesto penne 134

Garlic lovers' vegan alfredo 136

Creamy mushroom pasta 138

Garden bolognese 140

Ginger garlic noodz 142

Sheet pan fajitas 144

The big boss burrito 146

10-minute tacos 148

Rainbow summer rolls 150

Staple tempeh stir-fry 152

Simple peanut sauce stir-fry 154

Plant-packed pad thai 156

Pineapple cauliflower fried rice 158

Hoisin broccoli spicy rice 160

Sweet 'n' spicy tofu skewers 162

"butter" chickpeas 164

"everything but the kitchen sink" curry 166

"can't believe it's vegan" lasagna 168

Irish stew without the beef or booze 170

Golden shepherd's pie 172

Bbq chickpea stuffed sweet potatoes 174

Hearty bean & sweet potato chili 176

Portobello mushroom steaks 178

Cozy sweet potato peanut stew 180

Bliss burgers 182

Best ever cauli wings 184

Bbq jackfruit pulled pork 186

Mac 'n' peas 188

Meaty vegan lentil loaf 190

Tgif pizza 192

Chapter 5 Let's get saucy

Hummus 3 Ways 196

Garlic hummus 197

Beet hummus 198

Roasted red pepper hummus 199

Salad Dressings & Sauces 200

Go-to balsamic 202

Apple cider vinaigrette 202

Spicy peanut dressing 203

Classic tahini dressing 204

Turmeric tahini dressing 204

Cilantro lime dressing 205

Creamy ranch dressing 206

Smokin' bbq sauce 206

Cashew mayo 207

Spinach basil pesto 208

Easy vegan gravy 209

Vegan Cheeze Sauces 210

Everything cheeze sauce 212

Vegan mozzarella 213

Herb & garlic cream cheeze 214

Vegan queso 214

Tofu ricotta 215

Salsas 216

Mango salsa 218

Guacamole 218

Pico de gallo 219

Classic homemade salsa 219

Chapter 6 Simple sides

Golden mashed potatoes 222

Crispy dill french fries 224

Quick pickled red onions 226

Garlic asparagus with cheeze sauce 228

Curried bok choy 230

Roasted baby potatoes & green beans 232

Sheet pan roasted vegetables 234

Chapter 7 Plant-filled desserts

Nice Cream Recipes 238

Plain banana nice cream 240

Mango nice cream 240

Lil raz nice cream 241

Double chocolate nice cream 241

Peanut butter chocolate chip nice cream 242

Ultimate banana split 244

Berry galaxy muffins 246

Stuffed dates 248

Peanut butter thumbprint cookies 250

Tahini chocolate chip cookies 252

Chickpea cookie dough 254

Peach crumble 256

Perfect chocolate pudding 258

Mini vegan raspberry cheeze cakes 260

One-bowl pumpkin banana bread 262

Strawberry chia jam 264

Fudgy avocado brownies 266

Hot Bevvies 268

Winter eve hot cocoa 270

Good night turmeric latte 271

Matcha green tea latte 272

Pumpkin pie latte 273

Recipe nutritional information 274

Acknowledgents 278

Endnotes 280

Index 281

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