Saturday, October 17, 2015

Book Review: PlantPure Nation Cookbook by Kim Campbell

I am so thrilled because I just received my copy of the PlantPure Nation DVD and cookbook. Of course, I couldn't wait to read through the cookbook and begin trying the plant-based recipes. I actually read from the beginning of a cookbook--the foreward, the introduction, and the index! In the introduction, I learned more about the author, Kim Campbell. It is uncanny how many similarities we have! We are both moms (with our oldest being 23 years old), both from Upstate New York originally, both former school teachers, and both LOVE cooking!

What I find fabulous about this cookbook is that the recipes are aligned greatly with the way I like to cook--dishes full of flavor, not super simplistic, yet also not complicated.

My first recipe made from the book was the Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing on p. 124. Making oil-free dressing that isn't too tart or too pungent is a challenge. I am in LOVE with this dressing already, and it hasn't even made it to my lettuce yet! I also made the Banana Bread on p. 60. Kim describes the bread as being less sweet than a banana quick bread, and I would agree. It's light and more like a cross between traditional banana bread and a whole grain bread. I could make a sandwich with it!

I have bookmarked so many recipes already, I ran out of sticky notes! Would LOVE to hear which are your favorite recipes, so include them in the comments below. If you haven't purchased the cookbook yet, this is a fantastic cookbook to help you begin or keep you on track with this lifestyle!

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  1. I am LOVING the cookbook. I have made several recipes so far and they have all been recipe we will be making again.

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    1. Kathi...You MUST try the Spicy Black Beans Over Rice on p. 225. DELISH!!!

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  2. Just went on an Amazon cookbook spree-Plant Pure Nation. The China Study Cookbook, and The New Fast Food (pressure cooker) Cookbooks recently arrived to go with Happy Herbivore, Forks over Knives and Oh she glows. I am in Heaven:) When I began eating this way 5 years ago it was so much harder, but now there are so many wonderful cookbooks and helpful blogs (like yours) with easy, delicious recipes, it's so doable! Chef Aj has also helped me simplify my cooking. Thank you again for sharing all this inspiration!

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    1. Sherri...I completely agree with you. There are so many wonderful plant-based chefs/recipes to choose from! I am thrilled that my site is helpful to you. That's my hope! :-)

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  3. I took the White Bean Chili from the Plant Pure Nation Cookbook to two different cookouts and came home empty handed! It is so good!

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    1. Yay!!! So glad you love it as much as we do!

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