This Crazy Vegan Life: A Prescription for an Endangered Species

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Penguin, 2008 - Cooking - 318 pages
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A manifesto on being vegan and living healthfully from the award-winning host of public television's Christina Cooks, Naturally!

Being vegan is not only about a plant- based diet. It means taking a whole new look at health, fitness, lifestyle choices, and the world. Christina Pirello not only advocates the development of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment, but also promotes their impact on wellness. Beyond the value of eating whole, and organic foods, Pirello explores a host of subjects from nutrition and fitness to education and emotional well-being as she helps readers take control of their lives and achieve their personal goals, whether they want to lose weight, regain health and vitality, or simply look and feel better.

Featuring a 28-day nutrition and fitness plan, This Crazy Vegan Life also includes sample menus and more than 100 delicious and easy-to-prepare low-glycemic, phyto-nutrient-rich, high-fiber, wellbalanced vegan recipes that emphasize good carbs and good fat.
 

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In her latest book, public TV host Pirello (Cooking the Whole Foods Way) clears up some of the misconceptions about a vegan diet-yes, it's nutritionally complete; no, it's not complicated. She also ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
ix
How Did We Get into This Mess Anyway?
1
Veganomics Rethinking Everything
16
The Path to Rethinkinj Your Life
34
Food for Thought
46
Eat Well for Life
93
The Eating Plan Menus and Recipes
111
Get Moving
263
This Crazy Vegan Lifestyle
290
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About the author (2008)

In 1983, Christina Pirello was diagnosed with an acute form of leukemia. With little prospect of help from conventional therapies, she turned to a nutritional program using a whole foods approach. Now, after more than 15 years cancer-free, Christina Pirello is the Emmy award-winning host of Christina Cooks! on National Public Television, teaching whole foods cooking classes and lecturing nationwide. Christina is the author of Cooking the Whole Foods Way, Christina Cooks, and, most recently, This Crazy Vegan Life. She and her husband publish a natural foods magazine, Macrochef.

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