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Return to Book Page. Yet few people know about her struggles with food—especially the high-fat, high-sugar, high-cholesterol, highly addictive foods that doomed many of her relatives to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sick and tired of being sick and tired, she knew it was time to stop her slow slide into bad health. Quivers took a stand in her personal nutrition battle and emerged victorious thanks to a plant-based diet. On her sometimes rocky, though endearingly hysterical, path to newfound health, Quivers discovered the power of the produce aisle in changing her body and her mindset.
By filling up on soul-quenching, cell-loving vegetables instead of damaging animal products and processed foods, Quivers left behind the injuries, aches, and pains that had plagued her for twenty years. Charting her inspiring road to wellness, The Vegucation of Robin describes her transformation inside and out, and, with the inclusion of ninety of her favorite vegan recipes, she encourages readers to join her in putting their health first.
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Robin Quivers's book, The Vegucation of Robin, has great info and she had a noble reason for writing it. I believe she truly wants to help others who are unhealthy and unaware that the "healthy" American diet is slowly killing them, and, certainly, the unhealthy one is torturing them. Yes, it's a vegan book, but she doesn't let vegans off the hook once they put down the animal products. I am reminded that my consumption of sugar and processed foods is putting me at risk for the same diseases, ac Robin Quivers's book, The Vegucation of Robin, has great info and she had a noble reason for writing it.
I am reminded that my consumption of sugar and processed foods is putting me at risk for the same diseases, aches, symptoms, exhaustion, etc, that I am aiming to avoid by cutting out animal products from my diet. We only have one body, and we need to fuel it with good stuff. That being said In this aspect, Robin Quivers is the vegan equivalent to Martha Stewart: a little too fancy-pants for everyday cooking for the family. I know I live in Wyoming, so perhaps I am an anomaly, but I'm guessing there are no purple potatoes, haricot verts, sorrel, sunchokes, nettles, escarole, or fiddleheads grown or sold in this entire state.
Or maybe I'm just too new at plant-based eating to have heard of any of those vegetables. Come to think of it, I was nearly nineteen when I first heard of hummus, so I'm willing to admit healthfood ignorance. Feb 21, James rated it really liked it. What I said before. It's a really good account of a real well, celebrity real person who liked real food, who got fed up no pun OK, pun intended with being sick and tired and out of shape and how she found salvation in whole, vegan food.
The tone of the book is great - not too preachy but a bit 'oh my god! A little too much dropping in on a few gurus of the vegan scene, but if you can skim over those bits it's still incredibly helpful What I said before.
A little too much dropping in on a few gurus of the vegan scene, but if you can skim over those bits it's still incredibly helpful and inspiring. Feb 27, Darren rated it it was amazing.
For fans of the Howard Stern radio programme, author Robin Quivers will be no stranger, playing straight woman to some of Howard's excesses. What is perhaps less known is the author's major struggles with her diet that doomed many of her relatives to obesity, diabetes and heart disease - things were not exactly a riot for her either. One day the hammer came down, a decision was taken and the start of a plant-based diet, a vegetation was born.
This is her story. The author mixes personal testimony, opinion, science and advice carefully together with the dexterity of a master chef, managing to make the story compelling, interesting and accessible even to this most-dedicated meat-eater of a reviewer. What is particularly pleasing to this professional sceptic is the conditioned use of humour. Far too many books of this genre start off with what appears to be a bit of a tirade. The reader is lectured to and hectored about their previous "wrong" lifestyle choice and told that there is only one clear way to future salvation, their way.
Think of a stereotype of a rather irritating preacher in a shopping mall and you get the message. No such worries here with this author, reading it was at times heavy going but still a pleasure nonetheless. There is a lot of information.
A heck of a lot, one is not even at the stage of getting ready to detox, let alone cook. Yet things do not feel verbose or padded out. One can sense the enthusiasm and excitement that the author holds to the subject, emboldened no doubt by her own successes and perceived benefits. This is not meant to sound sarcastic or be an act of ridicule. This reviewer wasn't swayed to change his lifestyle direction but it would be fair to say that certainly by remaining open-minded a lot of information was subsumed that will, in part, lead to subtle modification in one way or another.
One person's change is another person's modification. The approach taken by the book didn't alienate so there was a greater impetus to read and possibly learn, even if one doesn't agree with everything. Once you have examined and possibly undertaken the detoxification stage, there is still a lot more advice given as to changing your behaviour and hopefully following a new pathway rather than just yet another fad. There is no follow-by-numbers programme. You need to read through it for yourself, digest the information, want to change and make the changes.
Maybe you won't go the whole hog at first, or ever, or maybe you will be instantly sold on the way forward. At least with this book's approach both ways are acceptable.
There is probably no wrong answer. As you delve deeper and deeper into the book you can begin to understand why it is priced as it is. In a positive way it feels that it will never end. The recipes are detailed, contain everything you need in clear to understand blocks, there is even an estimation of the preparation and cooking times! Measures are sadly in American imperial units only though and not every dish has its own photograph.
Small whinges. The book's price is a bit of an issue unless you know you really are ready for a change and will at least try to change, otherwise it could be a bit of an expensive whim purchase. When looking at the various recipes again it could still function also as a good alternative recipe book for someone who isn't "signed up to the programme" but as a spur-of-the-moment purchase it might just require a thought too many.
Sure, you have to pay for quality but the higher the price the more discretionary the purchase can often be. Reviewing a book of this kind is always difficult, particularly if you are not going to undertake a given programme. It is easier when you are sceptical towards the whole vegetarian movement, as a dedicated meat eater, even if you can accept an alternative point of view and remain objective anyway. It is not shouty and in your face, it certainly seems to deliver on many levels and it has a great self-effacing humour shining throughout thanks to the author displaying her "warts and all" life story.
A book worthy of serious consideration, whether you want a lifestyle change, a bit of a tune-up or just fancy something different that could be good for you. ISBN , pages. Typical price: USD Whether you call it a cookery book, cook book, recipe book or something else in the language of your choice YUM will provide you with news and reviews of the latest books on the marketplace.
Apr 27, Audrey rated it it was ok. There was only one or two really good ones. Jun 04, Madam Pink Justice rated it liked it. I liked the book because it was filled with information I have not heard. The average person needs way more Food. Dec 11, Jessi Payne rated it it was amazing.
Loved it. Funny, empowering and inspirational.
The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Robin Quivers's New York Times -bestselling vegan cookbook, filled with more than ninety recipes Known for her levelheaded, deadpan comebacks to Howard Stern's often outrageous banter, Robin Quivers is a force of nature. Yet few people know about her struggles with food--especially the high-fat, high-sugar, high-cholesterol, highly addictive foods that doomed many of her relatives to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sick and tired of being sick and tired, she knew it was time to stop her slow slide into bad health. Quivers took a stand in her personal nutrition battle and emerged victorious thanks to a plant-based diet.
The Vegucation of Robin
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