The brand new, completely revised edition of The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook is available for preorder now! I'm so excited to share beautiful photos from the new book and answer the many questions we've been receiving about it. If you've been following me on Facebook and Instagram you've likely seen updates about the new book. Our publisher, Grand Central Life & Style, did a beautiful job with the layout and design.
This book is the guidebook for learning how to stock and prepare whole foods…and how to be the healthiest YOU!
There are over 450 pages of recipes and information!
The Table of Contents!
Part I. Whole Life Nutrition
The chapter on Digestive Health is so fascinating!
First we ask you some questions to determine if you have a healthy digestive system and then we get into the process of digestion beginning with gastric acid and what happens when you don't have a sufficient amount to break down your food. You'll learn all about your gut bacteria and their crucial role to your health!
Here's an excerpt from that chapter: "Symptoms of Altered Gut Microbiota~ Gut microbiota is a complex of microorganism species living in your digestive tract. In fact, the human body carries about 100 trillion microorganisms in its intestines!…….Having an imbalanced inner ecosystem of bacteria leads the immune system to be in a constant state of alert and alarm. This creates a ripe environment for diseases such as irritable bowel, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, food and airborne allergies, autism, celiac disease, eczema, and autoimmune disorders."
This chapter will show ways in which the digestive system can get damaged…and ways in which to nourish it! Hint: eat plenty of fermented foods (pictured below).
Pictured above are a few recipes from the Get Cultured! chapter where you will learn to make all sorts of cultured and fermented recipes, including dairy-free yogurt, coconut water kefir, and kombucha. Here we have Garlic Kale Kraut, Cultured Vegetables, Live Hot Pepper Relish, and Gingered Carrot Daikon Radish Sticks.
The Salad and Vegetable Chapter is packed full of simple recipes to nourish your body and your soul.
Pictured above is an Arugula Salad with White Nectarine Vinaigrette, Autumn Harvest Salad, Lemon Olive Oil Chickpea Salad, and Basil Feta Cranberry Bean Salad. I have so many easy recipes for homemade salad dressings that you will likely never want to go back to any type of store-bought dressing!
This book provides plenty of recipes and ideas for preparing healthy & sustainable forms of meat, poultry, and seafood.
You'll learn how to prepare whole grains, plus many delicious recipes that use them.
Pictured above are recipes for Lemon Millet Patties, Simple Breakfast Stir-Fry, and Quinoa Black Bean Salad. Also pictured is my Raw Collard Wrap Recipe with Pumpkin Seed Pate (not a grain recipe, but I couldn't find another photo to fit that slot!) :)
And, well, a cookbook wouldn't be complete without a chapter on desserts!
This book only uses healthy, whole, unprocessed ingredients to create luscious dessert and simple treat recipes! By wisely adding healthy recipes like the ones in this chapter, you'll find that your diet will be much more satisfying. Pictured above are my grain-free Vanilla Bean Cupcakes, dairy-free Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, and vegan Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (made with sprouted brown rice flour and sweetened with dates). Pictured below is my new Zesty Lemon Tart recipe (grain-free and vegan).
How many new recipes does this edition contain?
Over 100! With a total of over 300 recipes!
What's different about this edition?
We've added 4 whole new chapters like I mentioned above (The Whole Diet Story, Digestive Health, The Whole Toxicity Story, Smoothies, and Get Cultured!), plus revised information in the other chapters to make sure all of the science was completely up-to-date.
How similar is this book to your Nourishing Meals cookbook?
They are two completely different books. Each has its own recipes, there are no crossovers. Both books are gluten-free and offer healthy whole foods recipes, but that's as similar as it gets. You'll probably want to have both books if you enjoy my recipes.
Will this book be available on Kindle?
Yes, you can go to Amazon.com to preorder it now.
Will this edition have photos?
Yes, this blog post contains some of the photos that are in the book. There is not a photo for every recipe though….there are over 300 recipes, so 300 photos just wasn't feasible.
Where can I buy it?
It will be available at all major book retailers, including Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Powell's Books. You will also be able to find it at independent retailers. If you preorder now through Amazon.com you will be guaranteed the lowest preorder price! So If you ordered it when it was $20 but at some point the price drops to $13 during the time before the release date, you will be charged $13 when it ships. Fun huh! Go to our book's page on Amazon to check out the preorder price. Last time I checked it was 42% off the list price!
When does the book come out?
The release date is scheduled for April 29th, 2014.
Is the book Gluten-Free?
Yes, the entire book is gluten-free with many grain-free recipes. The book includes optional dairy in a few recipes. There are also a few recipes with eggs and soy (tempeh, miso, and tofu).
Do the recipes contain xanthan or guar gums?
No, all of the recipes are free of gums. Instead I have used chia seeds or just created the recipes to not need any binders.
I'm Vegan, are there enough recipes to suit my needs?
Yes, we focus on eating a plant-rich diet with the addition of healthy & sustainable sources of meat, poultry, and seafood. There are many vegan recipes in this book including recipes for main dishes, breakfasts, baked goods, and desserts.
We know that the old edition has been a kitchen bible for many and we wanted to continue that tradition with the new, revised Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook!
I tested and retested recipes and Tom added fascinating health information so you can have the most delicious, soul-satisfying recipes and be able to make the most informed decisions about what to eat and why! We hope you enjoy this book as much as we do!