“Yes, choosing whole plant-based food can dramatically improve our health, but it can be challenging to figure out how to do this in the middle of our already very busy lives. What I love about this cookbook by Faith Ralphs is that the recipes are not just healthy and delicious, they are easy to make and take very little time. Perfect!”
—Jane Birch, Author of Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective
“The flavors are so fresh!!! I honestly have enjoyed each recipe!”
– Danielle F.
And one last testimonial…….
“I’ve eaten a lot of meals in my life. A lot. And the recipes in this book are some of the healthiest, most satisfying meals I’ve ever had. And they actually taste AMAZING! I could eat her “Egg” McMuffins or Pineapple Fried Rice every day. Also, I love how my wife spends less time in the kitchen. More time to snuggle!”
– Carson R. (yes, I’m Faith’s husband, and no, she didn’t tell me to say this.)
Do I need any special cooking appliances (like an Instant Pot) to make the recipes in this book?
Nope. The only equipment you need is a good knife, cutting board, pots, skillet, can opener, and a blender/bullet for sauces. A microwave is necessary for cooking potatoes quickly, but you could use an oven or crock pot if you plan ahead.
Do these recipes use strange ingredients?
Nope! You won’t need to go to a health food store to search for ingredients. Two recipes use tofu, one recipe uses miso paste, and one recipe uses chickpea flour. Those are fun ingredients you might love! Otherwise, all the other recipes just use common vegetables, seasonings, canned beans, pasta, etc. that can be found in any grocery store.
How many of the recipes are dairy free, oil free, gluten free, nut free, soy free?
All the recipes are oil-free and 100% vegan. All of them can be made gluten-free with specified GF products like GF pasta or bread. Most are naturally gluten-free.
All the recipes can be peanut-free, and all but three can be made nut-free.
All but one can be made soy-free.
Do I have to buy pre-made or pre-packaged foods to make the recipes in 20 minutes?
Nope! The ingredient lists are just ingredients–no mixes, no canned soup or anything pre-made (besides corn tortillas, bread, and pasta). You’ll be cooking with just whole, plant foods like vegetables, whole grains, lentils, beans, and spices.
You can make these meals even faster by prepping ahead (pre-cook quinoa, potatoes, etc.) but no forethought is necessary. Perfect for those hungry nights when you need a healthy, cheap meal in a flash.
Will I feel full only eating plant foods?
If you eat enough, yes! One of the main reasons people don’t feel full is because they eat small portions. The beauty of eating plant-based is you can (and should!) eat large portions until you’re full, and you’ll still be eating fewer calories than a traditional meal, thus avoiding weight gain but feeling satisfied. Plant foods like grains, potatoes, and starchy vegetables are naturally satiating. Double the recipes as needed to fill your family up.