From the creators of the popular YouTube channel The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show comes this timely and comprehensive cookbook! Plant Based Cooking Made Easy features over 100 life-saving, whole food plant-based recipes that are gluten-free, refined sugar & oil free, low in sodium, and full of scrumptious flavors.
Modern cutting-edge nutritional research has clearly identified the whole food plant-based diet as the single most potent force for recovering and sustaining human health. Only a diet rich in a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, mushrooms, nuts, berries, and seeds—and which is free of highly processed foods, laden with preservatives, refined oils, sugar, and salt—has the power to reverse many of the leading chronic diseases the world faces today, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood, autoimmune disorders, and more.
Jeffrey and Jill Dalton share the story of their own 23 year journey to plant-based transformation, one which not only empowered them to reverse their chronic health issues but also inspired them to create The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show—and now this cookbook! Drawing on their many years of experience with plant-based cooking, they spell out in detail all the appliances and preparations needed to set up your own kitchen for plant-based success.
With over 100 recipes based on the best available plant-based nutritional research, Plant Based Cooking Made Easy covers all the bases, offering wholesome takes on everything from common comfort foods like hot dogs, macaroni & cheese, pizza, waffles, brownies, and double stuff Oreo cake, to international favorites like massaman curry, West African peanut sauce, sweet potato flatbread, mushroom bourguignon, tikka masala, hummingbird cake and more.
Learn to easily make tasty gluten-free breads, muffins, cakes, pies, and cookies as well as plant-based cheeses and ice creams, salad dressings, and hummus, all in the comfort of your own kitchen. And if you should happen to get stuck, each recipe has a corresponding step-by-step video, easily accessible with a QR code scanner on your mobile device.
With this cookbook as your ultimate guide, it has never been easier to make the life-changing switch to a plant-based diet. Soon to become an essential cookbook in healthy kitchens around the world, Plant Based Cooking Made Easy is your key to finally finding your own path to better health.
About the Author
Jill Dalton & Jeffrey Dalton are the visionaries behind The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show (plantbasedcookingshow.com), a YouTube channel and media platform. The couple knew, after making the switch to a whole food plant based diet and experiencing profound changes in their own health, they needed to share the power of a plant based diet with the world. Together over the past 5 years they have been creating the popular cooking show from their home kitchen in Cary, NC. The Dalton's original recipes, cookbooks, and courses have been used by millions of viewers the world over as they too make the switch to a plant based lifestyle. Jill hosts the show and shares her mastery for creating tasty and easy to prepare recipes that incorporate all of the leading research on plant based nutrition. Jeffrey works behind the scenes writing, designing, filming, producing, and supporting the technical aspects of the show.
Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MCSI is the New York Times bestselling author of the book Fiber Fueled. He's also an award winning gastroenterologist, gut health expert and the author of more than twenty articles in the top American gastroenterology journals. He's a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and was chief medical resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and chief gastroenterology fellow at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife and two children.
“Jill and Jeffrey have done all the hard work of translating the latest plant-based nutritional recommendations into this wonderful collection of easy-to-follow recipes. This cookbook can make switching to a whole food plant based diet accessible for everyone.” —Dr. Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM,New York Times bestselling author
“Jill and Jeffrey have created a phenomenal whole food plant-based cookbook that delivers delicious tastes able to convert anyone to plant-based recipes as well as delivering on the nutrients that so many people require to be healthy.” —Darin Olien, New York Times bestselling author & co-host of Down to Earth with Zac Efron
“Jeffrey and Jill Dalton have raised the bar for whole food plant-based cooking with the recipes in this must-have cookbook. We enthusiastically recommend Plant Based Cooking Made Easy to anyone looking to successfully live a plant-based lifestyle.” —Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro, MPH,New York Times bestselling authors of Mastering Diabetes
“I am totally enthusiastic about Plant Based Cooking Made Easy. The ability to have tried-and-tested recipes that are made using whole plants is incredible.” —Doug Evans, author of The Sprout Book and health food entrepreneur
“Jill and Jeff are a dynamic team, passionately committed to the cause of plant-based nutrition. I recommend and support their book.” —Nelson Campbell, founder of PlantPure, Inc.
“Jill’s recipes are creative, healthy and delicious. Whole food plant-based cooking doesn’t have to be complicated and Jill has a knack for showing people just how easy this journey to better health can be.” —Kim Campbell, chef, PlantPure, Inc. “Jeffrey and Jill Dalton have laid the groundwork for a sustainable and easy-to-follow whole food, plant-based lifestyle with this exceptional collection of recipes. This is a must-have cookbook for every plant-based kitchen!” —Eric Adams, former New York senator and author of Healthy at Last
“Jill's whole food plant-based recipes are easy to make, her instructions are on point, and you get a link to watch a recipe video for each recipe. What more could you want? You need to buy this book now!” —Kathy Hester, author of Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking in Your Instant Pot and Vegan Cooking in Your Air Fryer
“We know that eating more plants (and even better, exclusively plants) is good for your health, the animals and the environment. But sometimes it feels like it's just too difficult making the recipes. Enter Plant Based Cooking Made Easy, with “easy” being the operative word. With familiar and easy-to-find ingredients, don't let the simplicity of these recipes fool you. They are as healthy and delicious as they are easy to prepare.” —Chef AJ, author of The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss
“The Daltons have truly made the whole food plant-based lifestyle enjoyable and easy. This cookbook is a comprehensive and beautiful representation of how amazing plant-based recipes can be created with ease.” —Brittany Jaroudi, creator of The Jaroudi Family YouTube Channel
“Jill and Jeffrey's book is a game changer! They know the meaning of healthy, wholesome whole food plant-based cuisine, and they know that we as humans cannot compromise on flavor to actually stick to this lifestyle. I am in love with their recipes, and cannot wait to devour so many from this book! These meals are simple, bursting with flavor, and so great for you. What more can you want?” —Marina Yanay-Triner, transformational coach
“Jill and Jeffrey Dalton are truly the ‘real deal’ when it comes to living the plant-based lifestyle! They continue to inspire us on our adventure, and their recipes have helped so many others transition to and enjoy this healthy and delicious way of eating.” —Jessica & Brian Krock, co-creators of Krocks In The Kitchen