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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1.3.2011 edition (February 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456576097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456576097
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Chef AJ has followed a plant-based diet for over 33 years. She works as a chef and culinary instructor in Los Angeles. She is also the creator and co-producer of www.HealthyTasteofLA.com, an annual event in Redondo Beach, California where the finest in plant based cuisine meets the best in nutritional science.

Co-author Glen Merzer is a playwright and screenwriter living in Los Angeles. He is co-author with Howard Lyman of "Mad Cowboy" and with Howard Lyman and Joanna Samorow-Merzer of "No More Bull!".


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I highly recommend this resourceful book.
Kim
It is wonderful to hear a real person's struggles and health issues and how a plant based diet can make such a tremendous difference in our life!
Terri Knotwell
The recipes are super easy, quick, and delicious!
Bella

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71 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Karen on February 27, 2011
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Chef AJ, in her book "Unprocessed," shares nutritional advice that she has learned from experts in the field of plant-based nutrition and gives the basis for forming her own diet regime, along with explaining her diet philosophy in a readable and friendly format. AJ enthusiastically motivates the reader to go on a whole-foods, nutrient-rich, plant-based diet, with no sugar, salt, or oil. Her reasons for adopting this healthy lifestyle are personal, which she openly shares with the reader, and she is hoping to convince others to try her way of eating so that they can overcome their addictions to food, cure their chronic illnesses, and lose unwanted pounds.

Chef AJ "speaks" to the reader as a friend, giving support and understanding throughout, acknowledging that for some people the gradual approach may be best, rather than to drop all processed food at once. The "Yabbut" sections addresses people's excuses, and the resource section is helpful to those who are new to this way of eating, as well as to those who have lived a healthy lifestyle for awhile. The recipes are easy to follow, and leave room for the home cook's creativity. AJ has an informative section on what to buy in the grocery store and how to stock one's home with recommended ingredients and foods. She even addresses restaurant dining and how to eat healthfully when dining out.

Pictures in the book would have been useful, but one can search You Tube for demonstrations of Chef AJ preparing some of the recipes. Also, Chef AJ gives her e-mail address so that the reader can contact her with any questions.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By R. Freedman on February 13, 2011
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Chef AJ knows her way around a kitchen. She's been doing this for thirty years and it shows. All her recipes are incredibly easy to make, really healthy, but totally tasty in every way. She's a gifted chef.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Terri Knotwell on February 9, 2011
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This book is great! It is wonderful to hear a real person's struggles and health issues and how a plant based diet can make such a tremendous difference in our life! AJ's recipes are yummy, and easy to make. If you haven't taken any of her classes and you live in southern CA, go to her website, chefajshealthykitchen.com and check it out!! It is well worth the money! She is passionate about her health, AND YOURS!

Thanks Chef AJ for taking the time to write the book!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jo Anne Folger on May 24, 2011
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First I must confess...I HATE to cook. However, I am committed to eating healthfully and so I must cook. This book is a life saver! Chef AJ takes a handful of ingredients and turns them into a delicious meal that even the cooking impaired (like me) can make. So many of these recipes are now my go to dishes. I love the hail to the kale (even people who don't like vegetables like this one). I also have made and enjoyed the smokey black bean soup many times (I recommend you only make 1/2 the recipe - it still makes plenty). I highly recommend this book.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By HungryGirl on March 8, 2011
Format: Paperback
Run, don't walk. Money well spent!

I stayed up all night reading this book, couldn't put it down. I really appreciate the author's honesty, advice and super simple recipes (thank God for the recipes with less than 7 ingredients!). I love this book, typos and all. Thanks for making it so easy. Chef AJ: I'd like to be your editor on the second edition.

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mary K. Rivera on October 9, 2011
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First off, I am currently all things evil in this world: A meat-eater, lover of processed food, and probably on my way to having it all catch up to me in due time. I thrived on a social life that circled around dining out frequently and poor culinary choices. But here's where a "past tense" comes in because I am currently on the road to fixing all that is wrong about me and these poor choices. I will admit that the book may not be as flashy and gimmicky as others that flood the market, but this certainly was one that I looked forward to perusing as not only did it provide a little back-story, coaching, and humour - it also leaves one with the tools to get on this journey to making better choices. While the thought of giving up sugar frightens me, having read just the first 5 or 6 chapters gave me the drive to embark on such journey... Because I AM ADDICTED TO SUGAR.

And when you see how ridiculously easy some of these recipes are to put together, you'll understand.
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58 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Keryn on January 15, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
As a vegan who follows a largely natural, unprocessed diet, I really wanted to like this book. However a lot of it just made me cringe. I am really surprised at the other well known and respected authors and nutritional food gurus who gave positive reviews because some of the sweeping nutritional statements in this book are just plain wrong and it is this sort of thing that gives the whole vegan movement a bad name.
Whilst I avoid eating animal products for health, environmental and ethical reasons, I have to disagree with Chef AJ's assertion that animal products have "almost no vitamins and minerals" and are "virtually devoid of nutrients" She claims that for the calories in a tablespoon of olive oil you could eat almost an entire avocado. Considering a tablespoon of olive oil provides 15g fat ( approx 135 calories) and most reliable sources credit the average avocado as containing between 25 to 30 g of fat ( providing 225 - 270 calories ) this is clearly misleading. There are a number of other examples throughout the book, and whilst I fully agree with the message, I prefer the facts to be accurate.
Some of the recipes are good, but only if you like dates and nuts in practically everything. Serving sizes are not given, nor nutritional info for the recipe. Chef AJ excuses this by saying "unless you are overdoing the whole food fats like avocado, coconut, nuts and seeds, you can pretty much eat all the food you desire. That is why we elected not to include the serving sizes and nutritional information in the recipe section" Yet a good proportion of the recipes do contain significant amounts of these fats and without serving sizes as a guide the novice wholefooder could easily be lured into a false sense of security and overindulge.
There are a lot of books out there with more practical and accurate information and a broader range of recipes to help the reader get back on the track of healthful eating.
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