This is great. I have recommended TKD to so many people. I love it for its whole-foods-based approach, limiting all the processed stuff to tempeh and tofu. I also love it because, while there are some recipes that are more extensive (in terms of number of ingredients and prep time) and use unfamiliar ingredients, many of them are simple and can be expanded upon once you get the hang of it. While I used to make a lot of the recipes by the book, though sometimes leaving out an ingredient here or there that I couldn't find or was too expensive, now I make them my own way, using just the base of the recipe and adding my own stuff.
I've also heard Rip Esselstyn speak and have read The Engine 2 Diet, which is also on the list. It's great for men who might be resistant to the whole idea, and has some wonderful stories, but I felt it focused too much on processed soy and bell peppers seemed like they were in absolutely everything. I would recommend it too, though, and still take recipe ideas from it from time to time, but recommend TKD as a more well-balanced long-term approach.
These kinds of books are what is needed - user-friendly plant-based diet approaches. When I first went vegetarian in high school, I didn't know how to do it healthfully, now there are so many resources to support this healthy lifestyle. I hope people continue to come on over to our way of thinking!
Join the Discussion!
Login or create an account on The Kind Life today and you'll be able to leave comments, share photos and videos with friends, and participate in community events!