From Chronically Ill to Vibrantly Well: Recovery Through a Plant-Based Diet
Judy DeLorenzo was chronically ill for over a decade. This version of a plant-based diet was instrumental in her recovery. Now vibrantly well, Judy was inspired to write this cookbook to guide others on similar healing journeys.
No stranger to eating vegetables, Judy and her husband have been walking the organic gardening path in a big way for over thirty-five years. She finds joy in carefully stocking the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer with only wholesome, nourishing ingredients, and cooking meals from scratch. In the past, Judy was a vegetarian for ten years, and has been eating low-fat, plant-based without soy, corn, wheat, or yeast since 2012.
The recipes shared in this book stem from a lifetime of understanding plant foods from seed to plate. They are simply delicious, family friendly, and filled with healing herbs, spices, vegetables, mushrooms, and love.
Many of the 111 recipes include optional omnivore variations for those who still transitioning to plant-based eating, and also make meal preparation easier in a mixed-diet household. The result is everyone eats healthier and is satisfied. There are over fifty recipes without added oil; additional recipes can become oil-free by following the instructions for sauteing in broth.
Recipes are appropriate for experienced home cooks as well as novices. Many people who are chronically ill have brain fog, vision challenges, and fatigue. This was taken into consideration when creating the recipes and layout.
Accompanying recipe photos can be found on Judy's website, www.alifewlellplanted.com. Many recipes include scannable QR codes - scan the code, and the companion photo will pop up on your smartphone.
"Far more than just another cookbook of 'simply delicious recipes,' From Chronically Ill to Vibrantly Well provides a concise roadmap to radiant good health. The author writes in a clear, warm, and joyful style that never overwhelms, but rather inspires and informs." -Rosemary Gladstar, best-selling author and 'Godmother of Modern Day Herbalism'
"From the recipes to the backstory to the positive encouragement this book provides, I have thoroughly enjoyed reding it. It has certainly inspired me to continue on my plant-based lifestyle and added many more recipe ideas to my meal plan." -Tierney Heap, First Solist, Royal Ballet, London
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