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Finally, a health-promoting cookbook that is full of familiar dishes that are easy to make and call for easy-to-find ingredients! This is healthy eating you and your family can live with! Explore nearly 100 plant-based (vegan) recipes that don't sacrifice flavor for health! Dig into old favorites, including: beef stew (without the beef), Caesar salad, split pea soup, potato salad, coleslaw, pancakes, blueberry muffins, and carrot cake!
All recipes call for 100% plant foods: vegetables, fruits, whole grains,legumes, nuts and seeds, and contain no animal-derived ingredients: meat (beef, pork, fowl, fish, or seafood), eggs, honey, or dairy products cow's milk, cream, butter, cheese, or yogurt). Recipes also are without added salt, oil and sugar, are gluten-free, and emphasize the use of unprocessed foods.
This cook book makes cooking easier for you because it has: a spiral binding so the book lays completely flat; full-color photos throughout; shopping tips at the start of most recipes; and an index that is cross referenced with individual ingredients (for example, if you wanted to know all the recipes that call for beans or blueberries).
This book also offers lots of support to people who are new to this way of eating, including: information right up front as to why this way of eating is beneficial to health, and the specific reasons that salt, oil and sugar are not used in the recipes; detailed nutrient and calorie breakdowns for all recipes; and guidance on hot topics such as menu planning, cooking and baking without oil, using dried herbs and spices in the absence of salt, reading food labels, eating out, and making your own healthy salad dressings.
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"Cathy Fisher is a very talented chef who has been helping people at the McDougall Program for many years to regain their lost health. Her recipes are delicious and easy to prepare, and we highly recommend that you prominently place Straight Up Food in your cookbook library."
--John McDougall, M.D. and Mary McDougall, best-selling authors and co-founders of the McDougall Program
"The specialty of nutrition has been misunderstood for far too long. The future of health care worldwide requires a better understanding of a whole-food, plant-based diet and its enormous nutritional benefits. In making a transition to this dietary lifestyle, one of the biggest challenges is learning how to cook healthy food. Toward this end, I recommend Cathy Fisher's excellent cookbook, Straight Up Food."
--T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Jacob Gould Sherman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry Cornell University; co-author of the best-selling books, The China Study and Whole "I love it! Plant-based, whole-food-focused, and no added sugar, oil, or salt--who knew healthy eating could be so easy and delicious!?"
--Michael Greger, M.D., F.A.C.L.M., creator of NutritionFacts.org and author of How Not to Die
"Cathy is unique in her ability to do what few other chefs are able to do: produce recipes that combine simplicity with great taste, and can meet the guidelines of whole-food, plant-based eating without any added salt, oil or sugar. Her recipes are a true gift to everyone who follows this way of living. I call her work 'elegant simplicity.'"
--Jeff Novick, M.S., R.D.N.
"TrueNorth Health Center has been teaching patients to eat an exclusively plant-food diet free of added salt, oil, and sugar for over 30 years. During this time the greatest challenge that our patients have faced is how to sustain the results they achieve through diet and fasting at TrueNorth once they return home. Cathy Fisher has helped solve this problem. Even the most resistant to dietary change will love her flavorful food and easy-to-follow recipes. This book can help save your life and the lives of the people you love."
--Dr. Alan Goldhamer, founder of TrueNorth Health Center and co-author of The Pleasure Trap.
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