The list author says: "I have come across many books that have changed the way that I have looked at food & nutrition, cooking and living in a way that impacts my health and the health of my family and the environment we live in. While I may not agree with EVERYTHING in each of these books, the information has reformed my mind and the decisions that I make about food and the way we live and I think that they are worth passing on to others."
"This was the first cookbook that I bought when I switched over to a plant based diet. I made the switch due to some health problems I was facing and I desperately needed help cooking differently! I love the recipes, I may not follow them exactly, but they are an inspiration to explore a world of cooking without animal products."
"My daughter gave me this for Christmas the year it came out. Everything that we have made has been fabulous! The Lazy Samoas on page 173 are my absolute favorite cookies in the world. The pictures are great and the recipes are pretty fail proof. This is one of my favorites!"