by Mielle Chénier-Cowan Rose —
Tens of thousands of people have put down their knives in favor of a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss, blood pressure and cholesterol.
Many got exactly what they were looking for, along with a few surprises, such as loss of bone density and dental issues.
For those who overcorrected, Rose, a trained chef, is the cook with the book who has experienced much of the same in her journey as a vegan chef raising her child vegan.
This unique “vegan plus” cookbook offers more than 100 easy-to-make vegan recipes, many basic cooking methods and techniques, and advanced options.
Rose also offers pages of sage advice about food and nutrition, along with her story about transitioning from a 20-year-long vegetarian diet to eating some animal-based foods.
She has dedicated herself to making sure vegan and vegetarian folks are aware of vital, important information about the vegan diet with regard to the nutritional elements that are essential to good health, especially for families and children.
This is necessary reading for anybody considering this lifestyle and a must for veggie families with children.
$16.95 — Viva Editions, 2246 Sixth St., Berkeley, CA 94710-2219.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 34, Number 2, April/May 2015.