The China Study by T.Colin Campbell, Ph.D and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD
This book is the ultimate book for learning about the benefits of a plant-based diet and makes you understand the science behind it. The book explains in plain terms how a plant-based diet is the strongest tool we have against disease and illness. He also reexamines the “protein myth” and shows how not only are vegans getting enough protein, but that consuming a lot of protein actually promotes cancer. This book teaches us how to eat in order to maximize your health and longevity, and looks at why we haven’t been taught proper nutrition before.
The Forks Over Knives Plan Doctors Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman
The hard-hitting documentary “Forks over Knives” first helped spark a health revolution. Now, ‘The Forks Over Knives Plan’ is putting all of that knowledge into action. You’ll find an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan to start you on the path to plant-based success: recipes, meal plans, shopping lists, tips on how to stock your refrigerator, how to eat and snack healthily on the go. The main positive aspect of it is that the Forks Over Knives Plan places great importance on variety and abundance, leaving common fads like portion control and macro-counting off the table.
Chloe’s Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli
Chloe Coscarelli won the Food Network reality show Cupcake Wars in 2010, winning the judges over with her vegan cupcakes. This was the first time a vegan chef had won the show. Chloe starts with helpful advice on how to set up your own kitchen and on which ingredients you should stock in your pantry. The book includes 125 incredible reinterpretations of America’s favourite foods including appetizers, soups, salads, vegetable dishes, pizzas and burgers, pasta dishes, filling main course meals, and decadent desserts. A few favorites include her Curried Lentil, Squash, the Falafel Sliders with Avocado Hummus, the Peanutty Perfection Noodles, the Fettuccine Alfredo, and the Best-Ever Baked Macaroni and Cheese.
Minimalist Baker Everyday Cooking by Dana Shultz
First the award-winning blog and now a smash-hit cookbook, Dana Shultz’ ‘Minimalist Baker’ has gained a devoted worldwide following thanks to its simple, stress-free way of cooking. Dedicated to producing recipes with only 10 ingredients or less, you can be sure that Dana’s recipes won’t involve tons of chopping, prepping, or clean-up afterwards. ‘Minimalist Baker: Everyday Cooking’ focuses on easy and hearty meals, entirely plant-based, mostly gluten-free, and 100% delicious.
Now that you’re all settled, we’re expecting you to be the most talented plant based cook of tomorrow! And don’t forget to apply to our Plant Based Protein Innovation Awards of course!