PlantPure Comfort Food
Over 100 Plant-Based and Mostly Gluten-Free Recipes to Nourish Your Body and Soothe Your Soul
by Kim Campbell
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Pub Date 13 Dec 2022 | Archive Date 01 Jan 2023
Good health begins in the kitchen, and great recipes make switching to—or maintaining—a plant-based diet easy.
In PlantPure Comfort Food, Kim Campbell—Director of Culinary Education and Development at PlantPure and daughter-in-law of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, the “science father” of the modern plant-based nutrition movement—offers comfort food recipes to satisfy a wide range of palates, making a healthy, plant-based lifestyle more accessible than ever. From enchiladas to pho bowls to buffalo pot pie, the possibilities for plant-based eating are endless—and delicious!
This third PlantPure cookbook offers over 100 reinventions of comforting culinary classics, including:
Plus, Campbell offers helpful suggestions on how to swap out flavors and ingredients to truly make these recipes your own, as well as detailed guidelines for swapping meat, dairy, and egg for whole plant substitutes in your own family’s favorite dishes.
Food is a vital part of who we are. It’s what brings us together, connects us to tradition, and feeds us, physically and spiritually. Create for your family a new tradition of delicious, sustaining, health-promoting whole plant foods. Give them the gift of a plant-pure table.
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PlantPure Comfort Food: Over 100 Plant-Based and Mostly Gluten-Free Recipes to Nourish Your Body and Soothe Your Soul offers comfort food recipes to satisfy a wide range of palates, making a healthy, plant-based lifestyle more accessible for everyone. There is a good variety of different recipes from enchiladas to chickpea tikka masala and lasagne. The book is full of helpful and supportive information including swapping ingredients in recipes to change flavours to suit individual requirements. Guidelines and options for replacing meat and diary for plant based ingredients are given. There is definitely something for everyone, and the book is a great reference guide as well as a recipe book.
Great recipes for anyone trying to eat more plants. Lots of traditional American dishes that have been converted to plants only. Recipes seem super easy, though a fair amount require some kitchen tools that may be cost prohibitive for some.
This is a fantastic resource! Its full of delicious recipes and photos. I can't wait to give them all a try. This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
I feel like this is the plant-based cookbook I've been looking for. I mainly eat vegetarian but I run out of ideas. Usually when I turn to a plant-based cookbook, the ingredients, and sometimes the end result of the recipe, aren't that appetizing, but this book makes me want to roll up my sleeves and make the recipes! I love the idea of comfort food also being healthy and these recipes fit the description perfectly.
We have been trying to incorporate many more plant based foods into our diets for a while now but things were starting to get a bit stale and boring. This is just the kick start we need to reinvigorate our ideas. Everyone loves comfort foods.
This is a great cookbook on plant based cooking. There are also nice photos and some tips to each recipe. Kim Campbell also goes in to great detail about the benefits of a plant based diet. This would be a good cookbook for beginners and the experienced in plant based cooking.
Thank you #NetGalley and @BenBellaBooks for letting me review #PlanPureComfortFood
I was pleasantly surprised by this cookbook. This book offers a great variety of plant based recipes that I have not yet come across in other cookbooks. I love that the book sets you up with basic ingredients that you should have stocked in your kitchen as well as substitutes in case you forgot to grab something at the grocery store. I found it interesting the author doesn't use oil in her cooking and something I may incorporate in my cooking. I loved that these meals are very approachable and quick to throw together. I often find myself in cooking ruts and this is a book I will pick up over and over again to get inspired. Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for a copy of this book.
I haven't tried any of these recipes yet, but I sure did enjoy looking through the cookbook. It has many appealing recipes that I will try along with beautiful photographs. I love to incorporate plant-based foods into my diet and this will be very helpful to reach that goal. I'll be buying the hard copy as soon as it is published!!
a good collection of recipes, it is hard to make vegan comforting but a real good effort was made. the photos are nice.
PlantPure Food Comfort was a book that I was really excited to read! I love eating plant based foods, but, in my experience, giving up comfort foods is one of the hardest things about trying to go vegetarian or vegan. The book began with a comprehensive guide to re-thinking and making over your pantry and preparing your kitchen with the tools you’ll need. The book also included a lot of helpful charts for measurements and cooking times. I’m a sucker for a good soup recipe and I’m excited to try out the creamy asparagus and mushroom soup and the lasagna soup!
Kim Campbell, one of the finest plant-based chefs, knows how to make whole food recipes taste fabulous, offering a delectable and easy-to-follow cookbook —PLANTPURE COMFORT FOOD.
With over 100 Plant-Based and Mostly Gluten-Free Recipes to Nourish Your Body and Soothe Your Soul, with the comfort of knowing you are eating healthy yet not giving up taste.
As a vegan for many years with numerous food allergies, including gluten and many others, I have found it very difficult to find a good cookbook that works for me.
In addition to food allergies, I also have a rare disease, Giant Cell Arteritis (temporal arteritis). Inflammation of the lining of your arteries (Vasculitis) which you can go blind if attacks the optic nerve. I also have a demyelinating disease (like MS). In this disorder, your immune system attacks the myelin sheath or the cells that produce and maintain it.
I am on long-term high dosages of steroids to combat the inflammation (for the last year), which further causes a slew of tasty side effects that puts you in a drug-induced Cushings Syndrome (including weight gain, and edema, among others).
Proper foods are essential to control food allergies and inflammation, and Kim makes it easy for you in this PLANTPURE Comfort food. Due to these health issues, I have not dined out in years and must prepare food at home to assist with these ongoing health factors.
BEST PART: The healthy oil-free cooking, gluten-free, and egg/meat substitutes are unique about this cookbook. (this is rare to find, which I love and find very helpful). I am highly allergic to eggs, dairy, and numerous other foods and do not eat meat, low sodium, no sugar, or processed foods.
In addition to the table of contents (recipe index), easy-to-prepare tasty recipes, substitutes, and wealth of information, the critical elements of a good cookbook are photos. It has it all—beautiful photography will make your mouth water.
You will find the following categories:
Equipping Your Kitchen
Dairy and Egg Substitutes
Swap Meat for Whole Plant Substitutes
Basic Ingredient Substitutions
Oil-Free Cooking Strategies
Measurements and Conversions
Grain Cooking Charts
Soups and Stews
Dressings and Sauces
Sandwiches and Wraps
Appetizers and Dips
PlantPure Comfort Food
Instant Pot Recipes
On the Sweeter Side
Each includes ingredients, easy-to-follow directions, tips, and hints.
I highly recommend this collection of recipes and must-have cookbook essential for your kitchen. PlantPure Comfort Food is not just a pretty book for your shelf but one you will use and vital for anyone who wants better health and to follow a whole food plant-based diet.
No matter your food journey, whether you are a long-time vegan, have food allergies, or are a beginner, Campbell has mastered comfort food with delicious, healthy recipes with easy-to-prepare nutritious meals anytime.
If you want to adopt a whole food, plant-based diet, this is the book! I have tried many of the recipes and look forward to trying more. I highly recommend it!
Thank you to #BenBellaBooks and #NetGalley for an e-ARC to read, review, and enjoy. I also purchased the paperback copy.
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Pub Date: Dec 13, 2022
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About the Author
Kim Campbell is the author of the PlantPure Nation and the PlantPure Kitchen cookbooks. She developed more than 250 delicious whole-food plant-based recipes using no processed oils. Kim is also the Director of Culinary Education and Development at PlantPure, where she helps to develop new food products and deliver educational programming.
Author Kim Campbell comes with quite a pedigree - she is the daughter-in-law of T. Colin Campbell, the scientist who became famous after publishing the China Study report. You won't get a better recommendation for a low fat plant-based cookbook and certainly this lives up to that legacy. It is well presented, comes with many variations, tips, and substitutions, and there are photographs for many recipes. Everything needed to begin or continue a low fat plant-based healthy diet is here - one that is sustainable for a lifetime.
The book is beautifully presented and breaks down as follows: pantry makeover, equipping your kitchen, dairy and egg substitutes, swap the meat for whole plant substitutes, basic ingredient substitutions, no oil -no problem, measurements and conversions, grain cooking charts, FAQ, recipes, recipe index and subjec tindex.
The recipes are in the following categories: breakfast, soups and stews, spice blends, breads, sandwiches and wraps, appetizers and dips, dressings and sauces, salads and side dishes, entrees, instant pot recipes, holiday recipes, on the sweeter side. Recipes include: thanksgiving green bean casserole, Boston cream pie, instant pot baked beans, lemon bars, poppy seed dressing, one pot mushroom stroganoff, poke bowl, corn fritters, taco seasoning, apple pumpkin bread, sweet potato waffles, pho bowls, and many more. I especially appreciated that there is the holiday section (though that is only for Thanksgiving/Christmas).
There are smart substitutions for oils using nuts, ketchup without the sugar, grape juice for wine, coconut sugar for maple syrup, cashews for heavy cream, and many more. It means there are healthier versions for most cooking ingredients that are easy to make/use. You can use these substitutions to create healthier versions of your own current favorites. There are also substitutions for meat and dairy - from cheese sauces, parmesan, eggs, and meats using tofu, mushrooms, and soy curls. I've had no issues with these substitutions and in most instances, my family hardly even noticed they were eating healthier versions without the saturated fat or hormones.
The cookbook is full color and beautifully photographed. Each recipe title is in green, there is an introduction which gives more information about the recipe, then in yellow prep time, cook time, and yield. Ingredients are in blue and black and broken down e.g., by sauces and then past for a Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake. Directions are in short, numbered steps. Then there is a green callout box at the bottom with tips, hints, and substitutions. The tips are incredibly useful for those with picky eaters.
This is definitely healthy eating with an eye toward longevity and reducing or preventing the onset of inflammatory diseases that cause strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, and more. The electronic versions is nicely annotated and easy to use - just click on a recipe to go to that page. I tried several recipes and enjoyed the meals I made: from a creamy cranberry dressing for my salads to chickpea tikka masala as a dinner for the family.
This really is as good as it gets for healthy recipes that are easy to make and delicious. There are no really exotic ingredients and those going plant based will be family already with ones like nutritional yeast (gives a cheesy flavor) or soy curls ('tastes like chicken!'). But this is also more than just a cookbook because the author sets up individuals to be able to build a life around these foods and tailoring them to individual tastes. As such, it's great for beginners but also has excellent recipes for those already eating plant-based or who would like to transition to a lower fat diet. Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.
I am a cook book collector as well as looking for something New and healthy to cook for my family. With the New Year coming we are planning to do more plant based meals. This cookbook is filled with great recipes and suggestion to eating more plant based food. This cookbook would also make a great gift for a family member looking to changing there diet in the future,Lisa
Fantastic new cookbook with plant-based recipes that soothe those winter blues! A few of my favorites were
* Taco Soup
* Ranch Seasoning Spice Blend
* Peanut Butter Cup Bars
This is one of the most refreshing vegan cookbooks I’ve read in a long time. The sensible, modern approach make every recipe a mouthwatering addition to every diet
"PlantPure Comfort Food" is a whole food, plant-based (vegan) cookbook containing 100 recipes. This would be a good cookbook for someone new to cooking vegan meals from scratch. The author provided cooking tips and most of the recipes were pretty simple to do. The author described plant-based substitutes so you can convert regular recipes.
Most of the recipes served between 4 to 8 people and took around 20-60 minutes to make. Most of the ingredients in the recipes should be easy to get. She included 9 recipes for breakfast, 8 recipes for soups and stews, 6 recipes for spice blends, 13 recipes for breads, 4 recipes for sandwiches and wraps, 12 recipes for appetizers and dips, 9 recipes for dressings and sauces, 7 recipes for salads and sides, 25 recipes for main dishes, 5 recipes for InstantPots, 7 recipes for holiday dishes, and 16 recipes for deserts.
The recipes provided the preparation time, cooking time, how much is made, ingredients, instructions, cooking and tips and hints. Recipes were sometimes labeled gluten-free. There were pictures of the finished product for each recipe, and they looked very tasty. I've made several of these recipes now, and they're as tasty as the recipes I've tried from this author's other cookbook. They're full of flavor and have nice textures. There are times I think "that combination of foods doesn't sound yummy" yet it always turns out well. Overall, I'd recommend this cookbook to those interested in adding more whole-food, plant-based meals to their diet.
This was a pretty solid plant-based cookbook with photos for almost half the recipes. The recipes seem easy to make, with unfussy ingredients. There were chapters on sauces, holidays, main dishes, etc., that were thoughtfully organized. Nothing show-stopping/fancy here, but great recipes for everyday meals. Thanks for the ARC!