Chef Del's Better Than Vegan

Chef Del's Better Than Vegan

101 Favorite Low-fat, Plant-based Recipes That Helped Me Lose Over 200 Pounds

Book - 2013
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Eating healthy just got a whole lot easier. The science is very clear. A whole-foods, plant-based diet is the healthiest possible way to eat-but veganism itself doesn't mean health, as Chef Del Sroufe, author of the New York Times bestseller Forks Over Knives-The Cookbook, knows better than anyone. Sroufe managed to reach 475 pounds while eating a vegan diet rich in pastries, peanut butter, and potato chips. After converting to a vegan diet with minimal processed foods, sugars and added oils, he lost more than 240 pounds without giving up great food. In Better than Vegan, Sroufe provides more than a hundred recipes that prove that the healthiest diet can also be the most delicious. Included in Better than Vegan are dishes such as: Portobello Wraps with Spicy Asian Slaw; Gnocchi; Three Sisters Enchiladas; Lemon Berry Sorbet. In Better Than Vegan, Sroufe tells his remarkable personal journey of how he went on to lose hundreds of pounds on a healthy vegan diet and then shares the kinds meals (with no oil and low in fat and sugar) that restored him to health. With photographs by Robert Metzger and coauthored by Mad Cowboy coauthor Glen Merzer, Better Than Vegan offers healthy and professional cooking tips with nutritional advice to help you achieve the optimal vegan diet.
Publisher: Dallas, TX :, BenBella Books,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781939529428
Branch Call Number: ANF 641.5636 SRO
Characteristics: xiv, 290 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Merzer, Glen
Alternative Title: Better than vegan

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MplsTA
Mar 24, 2017

I enjoyed the personal story of Chef Del's journey to weight loss.

I can't afford to completely re-stock my kitchen to make his recipes but there are a few that are keepers like his recipe for Very Berry Ice Cream. Ingredients include sliced bananas, frozen blueberries, almond milk, Stevia powder and lemon zest.
This recipe has pushed me to buy that food processor/blender I should have purchased a long time ago.

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Irene99
Dec 24, 2016

Amazing recipes. Lots of great health information too, with the author sharing about his personal experience. I don't agree with the need to avoid fat/oil altogether, but that's an easy thing to add to the recipes. The black bean stew was amazing and I make it a lot now. I love the full colour images for everything, it makes it very nice to see what the finished work would look like.

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HankWilly
Jan 23, 2015

Trying to use an Overdrive book on a laptop is an exercise in pain. Apparently you are supposed to slide the pages along and it's not easy to do. There aren't any instructions, at least not any that are easy to find. Avoid any that use this system.
As for the book itself, the recipes are poorly photographed and look either tasteless or overly complex.

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