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Therapeutic Chef Cookbook

By Glenn McElhose on December 21st, 2009 under News, Video Projects, Weekly Video

Therapeutic Chef – Book Cover (download)


As most of you know, Kristin recently self-published her 1st cookbook  “Therapeutic Chef:  Recipes to Prevent Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes.” – available via Amazon.  While the title may sound a bit intense, I assure you that this book is for everyone, regardless of whether you’re trying to prevent illness or not.  I have eaten the vast majority of these recipes and can say that beyond their therapeutic healthy value – they are all extremely tasty and satisfying – whether you’re a vegetarian or not.

I recently finished going through the book myself and thought that I should post a few of the pages that I think make this book so valuable.  I will also include a few recipes that are in the book that you can try out, as well as some pages and recipes names of other personal favorites.  Hope you enjoy!

Table of Contents:

Table of Contents (download)


Sample Pages and Recipes to try:

Simple Changes – p 20

Easy Recipes for the Beginner – p 456

Lentil Vegetable Soup – p 131

Nutty Pumpkin Pie – p 429

Roasted Red Pepper Dip – p 149

Glenn Salad Dressing - p 184

Pages and Recipes in the book that I highly recommend:

Great Pages within book:
Eating for a Greener Planet & a Healthier Body – p 27
Pantry List – p 42 (great way to start off right – gathering ingredients to use)
Seven Day Meal Plan for Good Health – p 49 (great way to jump right into it – serious style)
Guidelines for Preventing Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes – p 444
Powerfoods Glossary – p 445
Easy Recipes for the Beginner Cook – p 456

Glenn Favorite Recipes:
Kitchari – p 103 (great meal to make a lot of and eat throughout week, super filling/nourishing)
Nettle Soup – p 106 (easiest to find Nettles at Farmers Markets, Spring/Summer)
Hummus with Basil and Carrots – p 146 (great snack action for anytime)
Stir Fry Vegetables with Marinated Tempeh – p 235 (good recipe to try Tempeh with if you’ve never had it.  fun easy recipe with great sauce)
Garlic-Curry Sweet Potato “Fries” – p 238 (ultra good – healthy because baked and not fried, but just as good, actually better)
Roasted Cauliflower and Onions – p 244 (my favorite way to have cauliflower. also – easiest recipe in book)
Fava Bean and Dandelion Greens over Barley – p 270 (love anything with Fava Beans)
Sweetheart Quinoa Beet Salad – p 273 (super healthy and tasty way to have quinoa.  high in protein, great for liver)
Un-Tuna Salad – p 289 (favorite sandwich making material)
Pocket Pies – p 320 (what else needs to be said)
Easy Polenta Lasagna – p 342 (great polenta recipe)
Magic Popcorn – p 364 (see video on dirtsalad for ‘how to’)
Trail Mix – p 369 (great hiking power food)
Ginger Cookies – p 418

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