Synopses & Reviews
After both daughters endured harrowing digestive related illnesses as infants and toddlers King (DIY Nut Milks Nut Butters amp; More) vegetarian for years in 2012 switched to vegan “clean” eating—a plant based diet eschewing processed foods. King claims improved health for all four family members notably younger daughter Olive who had the most serious issues. The insistence on whole foods distinguishes the book a nice change from the reliance on packaged and processed found in others mining a similar vein. Recipes are sensibly classified as “Easy” (slow cooker) “Make Ahead” or “Entertain.” The “Make It Yummy” chapter covers some of the most vital vegan preparations such as macadamia nut cheese sauce cashew cream and coconut whipped cream. A few problems persist most concerning cooking nuts and bolts—e.g. a vegetable stock recipe calling for six hours’ cooking over high heat specifying “medium saucepan” rather than griddle or similar for pancakes or suggesting Hatch chiles which can be very hot indeed as a no heat substitute. These missteps will be discouraging for beginning cooks likely the book’s target audience. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
About the Author
Melissa King is the founder of mywholefoodlife.com, where she chronicles her family’s journey into healthy eating, and DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters, and More. A vegetarian for 16 years, in 2012 she went vegan and quit all processed foods with her family. King hopes to inspire others to live a more healthy life. My Whole Food Life has 179,000 likes on Facebook, and over 70,000 followers on Pinterest. King’s recipes have been featured on iVillage, Self.com, Greatist, POPSUGAR Moms, and more, and her Chocolate Almond Banana Bites won first place in a “healthy chocolate” contest on the Today show, where Joy Bauer sang their praises. She lives outside of Dallas, TX, with her husband and two daughters.