Vegan Bite By Bite

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    Marilyn Peterson


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    This book is a guide to staying healthy!

    Vegan Bite By Bite had special meaning for my husband and I. As an R.N., I see so much suffering in the hospitals with patients that have so many preventable conditions. There is scientific documentation that plant-based nutrition can prevent, and may even reverse many of these conditions. The documentary/movie " Forks Over Knives" is one example of the scientific documentation in support of a plant-based diet.

    Vegan Bite By Bite is a guide to adopting a plant-based diet that is written in a coaching style with lots of health tips, interviews from medical doctors, and stories from various people who have made the transition. The recipe section is filled with cooking tips and sidebars of the therapeutic value of many of the vegetables used as recipe ingredients.

    The menu-plans, ingredient shopping lists and store tours are very helpful to make shopping and re-stocking a kitchen easier. So far I have made Tempeh Tuna, Tahini Dressing, Spicy Beet Borscht and Sun-dried Tomato-Walnut Pate. They were all simple and very tasty.

    My husband also read the book and says, "As a doctor of Oriental Medicine, Nutrition and Acupuncture, I am happy to know of a book that helps people change their dietary habits for the better. I make recommendations to my clients towards vegan diet - however, I do not have the time to instruct them about how to make those changes. Now I am happy to refer them to reading - Vegan Bite By Bite - knowing that all instruction is contained within that book.

    My wife has prepared some of the recipes in the book, and I must say they are super- delicious! I now have a copy of Vegan Bite By Bite in my office waiting room for my patients."

    By Sonia and Dr.Michael Dunn


    I had the pleasure of meeting Marilyn Peterson and receiving the book directly from her, she is an inspiration to me for many reasons, Vegan Bite By Bite being one of them. For me, being a transitioning vegan is a pleasure and a challenge. For me the choice to be vegetarian, and then vegan are both for health and ethical reasons. Whatever your reasons may be, Vegan Bite By Bite is a wonderful guide to help you along the way. This is not a traditional cook book, rather a guide through a transition that WILL change your life for better.

    The best book out there on this subject   

    This is a fabulous book. I am a holistic MD and I am always looking for ways to educate and inspire my patients. There are lots of choices out there when it comes to reading about the vegan diet. But there is none that is so comprehensive or so much fun to read. This book includes scientific information from researchers and doctors. Personal stories from lots of interesting vegans and several doctors. The author's personal story, which will delight and inspire you. More practical information than I have seen in other books. From how to approach making changes in your diet, how to navigate shopping for ingredients and recipes to please your whole family. It is like having your own personal coach to walk you through the steps and encourage you along the way.

    There is a chapter full of menu plans to get you going. There are over 100 pages of recipes, with little asides with interesting facts about the ingredients. They are easy to make and quite beautiful to look at, so they nourish your body and soul at the same time. There are lovely color photos of her recipes, which will make you want to schedule a dinner party. Chapter 4 tells you how to shop, with pages of information about how to stock your kitchen. There are lists of alternatives to common ingredients and even brand names of things you will want to have.

    The references are more extensive than I have seen anywhere. Ms. Peterson will have you laughing with her delightful sense of humor, making this a book that is not only informative, but fun to read. Note some of the chapter titles: Karma Kitchen: The True Meaning of "Soul Food", Truth or Consequences: Meat Ain't Neat and Dairy is Scary, What to Stash and What to Trash, and Life is Just a Bowl of Cherish. You can tell that this lady walks her talk. This book is really one-stop shopping for all you need to know about eating healthfully, and saving the planet and the animals, to boot.

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