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Straight Up Food: Delicious and Easy Plant-based Cooking without Salt, Oil or Sugar Hardcover – November 1, 2016
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"Cathy Fisher is a very talented chef who has been helping people at the McDougall Program for many years to regain their lost health. Her recipes are delicious and easy to prepare, and we highly recommend that you prominently place Straight Up Food in your cookbook library."
--John McDougall, M.D. and Mary McDougall, best-selling authors and co-founders of the McDougall Program
"The specialty of nutrition has been misunderstood for far too long. The future of health care worldwide requires a better understanding of a whole-food, plant-based diet and its enormous nutritional benefits. In making a transition to this dietary lifestyle, one of the biggest challenges is learning how to cook healthy food. Toward this end, I recommend Cathy Fisher's excellent cookbook, Straight Up Food."
--T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Jacob Gould Sherman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry Cornell University; co-author of the best-selling books, The China Study and Whole
"I love it! Plant-based, whole-food-focused, and no added sugar, oil, or salt--who knew healthy eating could be so easy and delicious!?"
--Michael Greger, M.D., F.A.C.L.M., creator of NutritionFacts.org and author of How Not to Die
"Cathy is unique in her ability to do what few other chefs are able to do: produce recipes that combine simplicity with great taste, and can meet the guidelines of whole-food, plant-based eating without any added salt, oil or sugar. Her recipes are a true gift to everyone who follows this way of living. I call her work 'elegant simplicity.'"
--Jeff Novick, M.S., R.D.N.
"TrueNorth Health Center has been teaching patients to eat an exclusively plant-food diet free of added salt, oil, and sugar for over 30 years. During this time the greatest challenge that our patients have faced is how to sustain the results they achieve through diet and fasting at TrueNorth once they return home. Cathy Fisher has helped solve this problem. Even the most resistant to dietary change will love her flavorful food and easy-to-follow recipes. This book can help save your life and the lives of the people you love."
--Dr. Alan Goldhamer, founder of TrueNorth Health Center and co-author of The Pleasure Trap.
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My hardest thing to do is to come up with some variety in the meals I eat. Straight Up Food is my favorite cookbook with simple recipes that taste great. It would be my first choice for those who would like to live a healthier life.
The food in this book and others have truly turned my life around, and I have outlived my first cardiologist's expectations. I hope to live many more healthy, happy years by following the reversal diet as so well presented with these fantastic recipes in this book.
I have made some of the recipes and they are GOOD. Ketchup of Fries is wonderful.
It is an expensive book but, worth the price. We are in our 2ed year of WFPB and I am 72 and my husband is 75. Very helpful book.
Made two desserts and loved both the almond-poppy seed cake and the carrot cake with vanilla frosting. Both cakes can be confidently served to gluten-eating omnivores without anyone feeling decadence-deprived.
Skeptics might particularly doubt Fisher’s ability to pull off satisfying dressings and condiments with her S.O.S.-free (salt-, oil, and sugar- free) approach to plant-based cuisine. With cashews and an occasional avocado, the dressings are rich, not watered down. Fisher shows she takes dressings seriously, as she devotes four pages to inform and guide the reader before getting into the eleven recipes in the Salad Dressings chapter. Small quibble: put the Salads chapter AFTER the Salad Dressing chapter for a more logical progression.
Overall, the recipes are family-friendly and offer a tremendous variety of items to try adding to your repertoire. Fisher offers friendly advice to not get overwhelmed by trying to make something new every day. Rather, she wisely suggests finding five to 10 dishes to rotate through your meal schedule, changing up with small variations. With these recipes at hand, you can introduce many tasty, healthy choices to your family’s meals.