Mark Bittman’s latest book is "VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good" (forward by Dean Ornish, MD). I know some of you are rolling your eyes at the concept of only eating a plant-based diet part-time. For many people who are trying to eat healthier after a lifetime of consuming the Standard American Diet (SAD), this is a mainstream way to transition to what might someday become a full-time plant-based diet.
There’s room at the table for everyone; and along with vegan recipes, VB6 includes some healthy non-vegan meals that can easily be converted using seitan, tofu, tempeh, or beans. I am a longtime Mark Bittman fan. His recipes are straightforward and always good. You never have to worry if one of his recipes will fail if you make it as written. To make the recipes Fuhrman/Esselstyn-friendly, you need to modify them to reduce oil and salt. If you know someone who’s on the fence and isn’t willing or ready to consider something like The Engine 2 Diet or Eat to Live, this is the perfect book. If you just love delicious plant-based dishes, this is also the perfect book – just convert or skip over the few dishes that contain more than plants.
Patt in Minneapolis Leader, Forks Over Knives & Engine 2 Diet ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. ~ Albert Schweitzer
If it came from a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, don’t. ~ Michael Pollan
We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ~ Joseph Campbell
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