YumUniverse: Infinite Possibilities for a Gluten-Free, Plant-Powerful, Whole-Food Lifestyle

YumUniverse: Infinite Possibilities for a Gluten-Free, Plant-Powerful, Whole-Food Lifestyle


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940363240
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 293,797
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Heather Crosby is a T. Colin Campbell Foundation certified plant-powerful wellness coach who has developed a unique and well-loved collection of over 500 gluten-free, plant-based recipes on her popular website YumUniverse.com. In an effort to kick medication and heal naturally from disease, she’s been fine-tuning the maintenance of this lifestyle for almost a decade, and sharing what she’s learned for years with thousands of folks all over the world.

She’s not interested in labeling you. Instead, she’s dedicated to helping folks incorporate more health-boosting whole, plant-based foods into their lives so we can all say “goodbye” to dieting and “hello” to building a healthful, inspired lifestyle for the long haul.

Table of Contents

Foreword Brendan Brazier 10

Plant-Powerful & Plant-Inspired 13

1 Why

Why Plant-Powerful? 24

Plant-Powerful Benefits 32

Turning Down the Noise 44

The YU Approach 52

What YU Need 60

2 How

New Adventure, New Outlook 78

Plant-Powering Your Kitchen 94

Shopping & Storage 106

Social Situations 130

Prep, Cooking & Baking 134

Prep, Emotionally 152

3 Let's Eat

Breakfast & Brunch 163

Baked Goodness 181

Sides & Small Plates 191

Toppings, Spices & Sauces 199

Soups, Stew & Chili 213

Salads & Dressings 223

Lunch & Dinner 233

Snacks 255

Spreads, Dips & Condiments 265

Beverages 275

Desserts & Treats 283

Measurements & Conversions 299

Resources 300

Acknowledgments 303

Notes 304

About the Author 307

Index 308

Recipe Index 313

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YumUniverse: Infinite Possibilities for a Gluten-Free, Plant-Powerful, Whole-Food Lifestyle 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Serena_87 More than 1 year ago
My friend told me about YumUniverse the website, and I discovered the book and knew I had to check it out! I'm a gluten-free vegan, but I love how this book isn't about one particular way of eating, but about how to just incorporate a healthy lifestyle with lots of whole foods. It's not about eating meat or not although the vegan recipes are perfect for how I've chosen to eat. I saw some reviews where people were disappointed about the lack of recipes (there are lots, trust me) so if you're just expecting recipes from page one to the end you might feel a little disappointed. It's really a book about incorporating a whole, healthy lifestyle and giving you practical tools to do it with plenty of recipes and tips to get you started! (Heather is a great writer too and you'll feel encouraged, not discouraged!). The first part of book she shares her own story, and there are tips and information and concepts about health in the first part that she makes super easy to understand. I'm learning tons and I recommend this book!
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ChristmasCityVegan More than 1 year ago
Beautiful book to add to any cookbook collection. It is a plant strong guide that will lead you to a healthy lifestyle. For anyone new to our lifestyle, it's a great place to start. If you are a long time vegetarian/vegan it's a great refresher to keep you on track. Lots of great recipes.To reclaim our health we must get back to whole foods, a clean simple diet plant based and unprocessed. Highly recommended.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
I was blown away by this book! You don't have to be a health nut or a foodie to easily incorporate plant-based, gluten-free foods into your life. YU just have to start. YUMUNIVERSE by Heather Crosby is an amazing, inspirational step-by-step guide to making positive changes in your existing routine.  It allows you to take baby steps towards a delicious plant-based, allergy-friendly diet and includes more than 150 recipes that are scrumptious and easy to prepare!  Don't expect a guilt trip! Heather is very non-judgmental and isn't interested in labeling people by what they eat. She simply advocates eating more plants and whole foods, and encourages the reader to take what they want from the book. YUMUNIVERSE is so much more than a cookbook!  It's a road guide to health. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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