I am very excited to be part of the Vegan-Ease blog tour by reviewing Vegan-Ease (An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet), by Laura Theodore. I will also be giving away an autographed copy of this book & a Pascha Vegan Chocolate Bar - YUMMY!! (see bottom of page for instructions to win). I created her maple-raisin date truffles and they were excellent! (See pictures and recipe below).
Laura's book has a beautiful hardcover with color pictures on almost every page. This book is a great resource for anyone wanting to eat healthy and save money. There is a section (Page 21-24) by Julieanna Hever called, Plant Based Nutrition 101. You will love this on nutrient know-how. She explains and answers the most common questions, "Where do you get your nutrients such as protein, vitamin B12, vitamin D or calcium?" Veggies (especially leafy greens) and fruits are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, she explains.
There is a section on stocking your pantry and an easy eco-clean way to cleaning your kitchen using baking soda. I love all the helpful information on getting organized.
The first page of her book starts out with a quote from Thomas A. Edison " The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Vegan-Ease has 3 parts-
Part I: What do I eat and why? Why a plant-based diet? Making vegan easy, and ease-y essential guides.
Part II: The Recipes -
Fast appetizers and fun beverages
Good morning eye openers
Muffins, quick breads and baked delights
Speedy salads, dressings and sandwiches
Pasta and pizzas, pronto!
The main dish made ease-y
Easiest. Desserts. Ever.
Stress-free holiday recipes
Part III: The menu, please!
Menu planning basics
Menus for every occasion
Maples-Raisin Date Truffles (made by the Health Seeker's Kitchen) Super easy to make!!
Makes 10 to 12 Truffles / Ease Factor 1
These tasty truffles are pretty too, making an excellent healthy dessert or snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. Bonus: Impressive to serve for a dinner party too!
- 9 large Medjool dates, pitted
- ¼ cup raw unsweetened shredded dried coconut
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder