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The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life

The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life

by Robin Quivers


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Robin Quivers’s New York Times–bestselling vegan cookbook, filled with more than ninety recipes
Known for her levelheaded, deadpan comebacks to Howard Stern’s often outrageous banter, Robin Quivers is a force of nature. Yet few people know about her struggles with food—especially the high-fat, high-sugar, high-cholesterol, highly addictive foods that doomed many of her relatives to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sick and tired of being sick and tired, she knew it was time to stop her slow slide into bad health. Quivers took a stand in her personal nutrition battle and emerged victorious thanks to a plant-based diet.
On her sometimes rocky, though endearingly hysterical, path to newfound health, Quivers discovered the power of the produce aisle in changing her body and her mindset. By filling up on soul-quenching, cell-loving vegetables instead of damaging animal products and processed foods, Quivers left behind the injuries, aches, and pains that had plagued her for twenty years. Charting her inspiring road to wellness, The Vegucation of Robin describes her transformation inside and out, and, including ninety of her favorite vegan recipes, she encourages readers to join her in putting their health first.
With her signature humor and wit, Quivers builds an undeniable case that the key to living the life you’ve always wanted lies not with your doctor but in your refrigerator. Putting a new face on the pro-veggie movement, Quivers will dazzle readers who want to look good, feel good, and have fun doing it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583334737
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,242,201
Product dimensions: 7.72(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

For more than thirty years, Robin Quivers has cohosted The Howard Stern Show, which broadcasts daily on SiriusXM. Quivers lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Foreword Russell Simmons ix

Part 1 Your Vegucation

1 My Wobbly Path to Health 3

2 Fat and Sick Is Not Your Destiny 13

3 You Are What You Eat and Can't Excrete 21

4 Meat, Dairy, and Processed Food: You Can't Build Something Living from Something Dead 31

5 Plants: Your Weapon Against Disease 43

Part 2 Eating to Live

6 Kick It Off with a Detox 51

7 Making Friends with Food 67

8 Be Good to Yourself 81

Part 3 Recipes and Kitchen Know-How

9 The Joy of Cooking 97

10 Getting Started 105

11 Recipes 109

Acknowledgments 231

Appendix A Kitchen Basics 235

Appendix B Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables 237

Appendix C Cooking Methods 241

Appendix D Herbs and Spices 243

Notes 245

Index 251

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Serious as the subject of health may be, Quivers discusses it with levity and her signature laughter."  
Vegetarian Times

"I was surprised by how many times I nodded my head reading Quivers' revelations... Refreshing." 
—Patrik Bass, Essence

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The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The person who left that horrible, horrendous comment about Robin getting cancer and being vegan didn't help her. Well Linda McCarthy was a vegan and she died of cancer. Shut up when you don't know what you are talking about. Until you get cancer, then talk. The vegan way of eating has nothing to do with getting cancer. She was sick before, well before she became a vegan. And if she wants to keep her medical business private fool, it's called HIPAA, look it up. So don't read her book and go eat a hamburger and die.    
SFSMooski More than 1 year ago
WE love you Robin!!! Welcome back!!!!!....Superfans 4 life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
F the skull of Artie Lange.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GO TO RES 3 ------------->
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shine***She-wolf*** She and her siblings were abandoned by their parents*** No crush*** No mate*** No pups*** Kin: Blaze,Flare and Light*** A golden she-wolf with black paws, and ocean blue eyes****************** Blaze***Tom-wolf*** Same as Shine*** No crush*** No mate*** No pups*** Same as Shine*** A dark red tom-wolf with dark amber eyes.*********************** Light***She-wolf***Same as Shine*** No crush,mate, or pups*** Same as Shine*** A light red, almost golden, she-wolf with sky blue eyes************************** Flare***Tom-wolf***Same as Shine*** No crush,mate, or pups*** Same as Shine*** A fire red tom-wolf with light amber eyes that look red when angered.******
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Good for her! Looking forward to the book.
GTT More than 1 year ago
Regarding the review from Anonymous: how does a moron write a "book review?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wooow! Now I know who you are; I just put it together. Youre a speakeasy hardworker on the howard stern show. You sound like ur in my family. I must learn how and share you with my daughter and sisters, and nieces. and your locks are great. also. From a technology challenged Black woman disabled veteran.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I guess the "healthy" being talked about in this book, is the same kinda "healthy" that my grandfather meant when I'd hear him say "Boy, look at that one, she's a healthy gal". Those gals were always quite plump. If you are looking for the kind of healthy that means being fit and at a proper weight, you'll need to look for a different book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am aghast that someone with as many health issues as this woman would have the audacity to write a book like this. Eating is definitely an issue for her as one can see by her cover photo and recent press releases...just because she went vegan doesn't mean she isn't (obviously) overeating on some other form of food (sugar and carbs?). Being vegan didn't make the difference for her with her cancer battle...being treated by the best Western doctors and medicines did. If only Ms.Quivers would publicly acknowledge this instead of proclaiming her vegan diet as the reason she got well, then I would find her to be an honest broker in peddling this book. Shame on you Robin for denying for months anything was wrong with you only to emerge from your luxury apartment to divulge the truth behind your isolation in order to sell this lie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It did not make sense. how does a fat egotist write a health book?