THE PLANT-BASED DIET MEAL PLAN BY HEATHER NICHOLDS,CHN

A 3-Week Kick-Start Guide to Eat & Live Your Best

With a 3-week meal plan that you can stick to, The Plant Based Diet Meal Plan makes it easier than ever to start―and enjoy―a plant based diet.

The plant-based diet has been praised by leading medical authorities such as Dr. Sanjay Gupta as a healthy and humane diet, but no matter how beneficial it is―if it’s not easy, you won’t stick to it. Heather Nicholds knows this firsthand. Prior to her training in holistic nutrition, Heather was a devoted omnivore who found the idea of abandoning her comfort foods for a plant based diet a bit daunting. In The Plant Based Diet Meal Plan, Heather combines her proficiency in whole-food nutrition with her love of exciting food to deliver everything you need to enjoy the taste and benefits of a plant-based diet.

In The Plant Based Diet Meal Plan you’ll find:

  • A 3-Week Plant Based Diet Meal Plan that includes weekly shopping lists and plant-based diet menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • A Plant Based Diet Overview that addresses specific health concerns, offers guidance for losing weight without feeling deprived, and reviews the top 10 plant-based superfoods
  • More Than 100 Plant Based Diet Recipes from smoothies and salads to mains and desserts, plus key macronutrient information
  • Tips for Stocking Your Kitchen with the essentials for your new plant-based diet

Set aside your concerns about not knowing what to eat or feeling unsatisfied on your plant-based diet. With The Plant Based Diet Meal Plan you’ll enjoy delicious, simple plant-based diet meals that you’ll want to eat time and again.

I have never been so happy to see something in my inbox! As a plant-based eater I have been through a ton of Vegan, Plant-Based, and even Vegetarian Cookbooks. With the Thug Kitchen 101, which I love, this book is going front and center in my kitchen!

It’s divided into 3 parts, simple language, a primer, meal plans, and recipes with blank meal plan templates and shopping templates. Nothing could be any easier than this.

So, what makes this any different from the thousands of other books out there? For one, there is no Soy. No Tofu. The ingredients for every recipe are simple and few. I am already making a list of everyone who needs this book in their life and sending it to them!

Thank you to Heather, you have made our year here at the Pirate Nation!!

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Rockridge Press (February 13, 2018)

Heather Nicholds is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist dedicated to helping you get all the nutrients and energy you need from plant foods. She helps vegans (or veg-curious) nourish their bodies through easy, wholesome, and delicious plant-based meals.

She has spoken at BlogHer Food and Toronto VegFest. Her work has been featured on Shape, One Green Planet, Huffington Post, and Greatist. She’s also a runner, environmentalist, Canadian, figure skater, small airplane pilot, and mango aficionado.

Heather Nicholds

 

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

As You Wish

What if you could ask for anything- and get it? 

In the sandy Mojave Desert, Madison is a small town on the road between nothing and nowhere. But Eldon wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, because in Madison, everyone gets one wish—and that wish always comes true.

Some people wish for money, some people wish for love, but Eldon has seen how wishes have broken the people around him. And with the lives of his family and friends in chaos, he’s left with more questions than answers. Can he make their lives better? How can he be happy if the people around him aren’t? And what hope is there for any of them if happiness isn’t an achievable dream? Doubts build, leading Eldon to a more outlandish and scary thought: maybe you can’t wish for happiness…maybe, just maybe, you have to make it for yourself

Madison is not a place people stop unless they are getting gas. And no one encourages stopping either. Something isn’t quite normal here.

Eldon isn’t sure he wants to make a wish. He’s seen how some turn out and it isn’t all good.

This was an interesting book. Full of the normal teen aged angst, but also a deeper theme of taking shortcuts through life and what we want at 17 is probably not what we want at 25.

About how our wants or wishes can and do affect other people’s lives. I am still not sure if I liked the end or not.

Netgalley/Sourcebooks/YA  Release is set for January 01,2018.

Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World by Nell Stevens *Release Day*

Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World

Ms. Stevens does have a way with words! The descriptions of the Falklands was very well done.

This was rather a cross between a memoir and a travel journal in my opinion. The story of a woman who wants to write a novel. Nothing to date has worked so when offered the opportunity to go anywhere she would like for 6 weeks to focus solely on her writing, she chooses the Falklands, thinking the solitude will force her to put ink to paper and return home with a completed novel.

She rations everything. Even counting raisins. I’m not sure if she finished the novel or not. I’m thinking not. There were a few short stories that were put in and I’m not sure why. I didn’t feel as if I knew what was going on during those times. This may have been deliberate as the writer wasn’t clear on what she was doing either.

A good read for writers. They should be able to identify with the difficulties, excuses, joys, frustration and utter nonsense that they go through to write a novel.

Thank you To Netgalley for this early copy.This novel is set for release on March 14, 2017