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Unprocessed: How to achieve vibrant health and your ideal weight. Paperback – February 2, 2011
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
After the event, Chef AJ graciously gave me a copy of her book as a thank you. I got busy reading it on the plane and started to laugh, and cry, and then I read the book a second time on the plane. Her story was absolutely amazing. It made me feel empowered; it was so brave of her to share something so personal and yet profound. We can all relate to it in some way and be inspired by her.
As soon as I got off the plane, I called Chef Aj and asked her if she would autograph and send a copy to my mom, and she sent one to her, and my sister too. My mom is finally considering a full-time plant-based diet after reading Chef AJ's book. She's been eating some plant-based meals, and thought that was enough, but somehow, Chef AJ got through to her in a way that I couldn't and now she's making real changes. As for my sister, she was already vegan, but Chef AJ inspired her to make her diet about being healthy and vegan, not just vegan.
I have personally made 7 recipes from this book. My husband LOVES the hockey pucks and asks for them constantly. I make the Easy Be GReen smoothie at least once a week. I would make it everyday (I could never tire of it) except that I live in a small town and it's often hard to find enough kale and frozen mango to last a whole week. Though when I messaged AJ she graciously helped me out telling me easy substitutions (spinach, frozen peaches) that I want to try. It's so wonderful to be able to contact the author and get a response within an hour. Every other recipe I can make all the time without any problem.Read more ›
And when you see how ridiculously easy some of these recipes are to put together, you'll understand.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like the plant base life style for good health. The book has lots of recipes to give you ideas for preparing meals.Published 2 days ago by C.J.
Stumbled on a U Tube video of Chef AJ.. Started following Chef. AJ when I found about her book I had to have it.. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Diane Towne
I love, love Chef AJ. I belong to all of her websites and listen all her webinars. Her way of eating is perfect for me and I am losing weight without portion size. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LP
Omg I am so glad to have this book. Its life changing and phenomenal. AJ's life story is so inspirational and I feel like I'm not alone in suffering all these years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennifer
I bought the kindle version of this book because I watched Chef AJ on YouTube video "Chef AJ from fat vegan to skinny bitch. Read morePublished 1 month ago by India Alexis
I feel misled. I just watched a video where she stated she lost the rest of her weight by removing nuts and seeds completely from her diet in conformance with McDougalls Maximum... Read morePublished 1 month ago by collections
I' be been wanting to buy this book for a long time but hesitated due to not needing another health or cook book. Boy was I ever wrong! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Winlock