I received a free copy of One Part Plant from TLC Book Tours for my honest review
About the Book:
• Hardcover: 256 pages
• Publisher: Harper Wave (February 21, 2017)
“This book is joyful, playful, delicious, and guess what? It will also change your life. I invite you to follow Jessica into the vast green wilderness.” —Lena Dunham
Wellness advocate and podcaster Jessica Murnane is the friend you never knew you had. And she’s here with a cookbook to help you make a change you never thought was possible.
In One Part Plant, Jessica has a friendly request: that you eat just one meal plant-based meal each day. There’s no crazy diet plan with an anxiety-inducing list of forbidden foods. Or pages filled with unattainable goals based on an eating philosophy that leaves you feeling hungry and deprived. Instead, Jessica offers you the tools to easily and deliciously make plants the star of your plate–no matter how much junk food occupies it now.
Jessica knows what it’s like to have less than healthy eating habits. Just a few short years ago, her diet consisted of three major food groups: Sour Patch Kids, Diet Coke, and whatever Lean Cuisine had the most cheese. But when her endometriosis — a chronic and painful condition — left her depressed and desperate for help, she took the advice of a friend and radically overhauled her diet. Within months, her life dramatically changed — her pain started to fade and she felt like herself again.
With a unique style and playful tone, Jessica shares what she’s learned on her way to healing her body through food. She keeps it simple and, most importantly, delicious — with 100 allergy-friendly recipes like Creamy Mushroom Lasagna, Easy Vegetable Curry Bowls, Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler, and Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
Featuring her top ten pantry basics, practical advice, and colorful and bold photography, One Part Plant is an inspiring and educational guide to eating real and feeling your best.
Available at Harper Collins
About the Author:
Jessica Murnane is a wellness advocate, podcast host, and creator of the One Part Plant movement. She has a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and works to raise awareness for endometriosis and women’s health issues. Jessica has contributed to and appeared in countless magazines and websites, including Mind Body Green, The Coveteur, Food 52, PopSugar, and Chalkboard Magazine and has spoken at Apple and Taste Talks. She interviews some of the biggest names in food, lifestyle, and design on the popular One Part Podcast. Through her website (jessicamurnane.com), classes, and restaurant partnerships, she’s working to get everyone on this planet to start eating one plant-based meal each day. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, son, and lots of palm trees.
This is a delightful book that espouses a plant bases way of eating. The author suggests a basic list of pantry items to have on hand – nothing exotic – and builds from there. Ms. Murnane is fervent in her love and commitment to a plant based diet but she doesn’t preach at her reader. She just shares her experiences in dealing with her health problems and how changing her diet helped her.
The recipes are well written and easy to follow. Don’t let their simplicity fool you – there is a lot of depth and flavor built into them. You will find all manner of recipes in the book from soups, salads, main dishes to muffins and cakes. The recipes are vegan and take advantage of nut milks and other such ingredients to substitute for butter, eggs and milk. There are several recipes that intrigue and I know I’ll use it frequently when the garden is in full bloom and I have lots of fresh vegetables on hand.
It’s easy to read and I’m glad to add it to my cookbook collection.