The original “Julia Child of plant-based cooking” teams up with her daughter to offer a multigenerational celebration of the power of a plant-based lifestyle—with 125 recipes.
The Esselstyn family is three generations plant-based strong. Encouraged to create recipes without dairy and meat when her husband’s research pointed to the impact of diet on reversing disease, Ann Esselstyn began feeding her family creative, plant-based meals more than thirty years ago. She and her daughter, Jane Esselstyn, are bolts of energy from the same strike of lightning and have become fierce, big-spirited advocates for a plant-based lifestyle, reaching hundreds of thousands of fans through their previous books and their popular YouTube channel.
At eighty-six and fifty-six, respectively, Ann and Jane are pictures of ageless health and vibrancy and spend their days hiking, doing yoga, gardening, cooking, and spreading the message that diet is the key to living a happy, strong, and disease-free life. Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior explains how women everywhere can pass on this important legacy in their own families through the generations, and illuminates how plants powerfully support a woman’s body and mind. This cookbook is a call to action and a message of hope for any and all to be Plant-Based Women Warriors filled with vitality and in control of their own health.
Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior includes more than 125 recipes made for women on the go, from Apple Flax Flapjacks and Black Ramen Bowls, to Portobello Sliders with Green Goddess Sauce, to Mint Chip Outta Sight Brownies. And it includes big-flavored dinners like Sweet Potato and Cashew Ricotta Lasagna and Plant-Based Pad Thai, sure to tempt even the most reluctant vegetable-focused eaters. Full of life, captivating energy, and delicious food, this cookbook brings readers to the Esselstyn family table, where plants and joy are at the center.
About the Author
Ann Crile Esselstyn has been called "the Julia Child of plant-based-cooking." She was an award-winning English teacher for twenty-seven years, all while juggling raising four children, coaching, and figuring out how to cook delicious and appealing plant-based, oil-free food (pre-internet!). Ann's singular focus is on creating recipes to prevent and reverse heart disease, and she collaborates with her husband, Dr. Caldwell B Esselstyn Jr., in counseling patients. Ann and her daughter, Jane, also feature heart-healthy recipes on their YouTube channel. Ann graduated from Smith College and received a master's in education from Wheelock College. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio, next door to Jane.
Jane Esselstyn, R.N., is a fresh, charismatic voice in the plant-based movement. She brings her passion, energy, and can-do attitude to her presentations, cooking demonstrations, and cookbooks. As well as being a nurse, researcher, middle school sex ed teacher, and mother of three, Jane hosts a popular YouTube channel with her spitfire mother, Ann Crile Esselstyn. Jane created the recipes for the #1 New York Times bestseller Plant-Strong and The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet. She is the coauthor of The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet with her brother, Rip Esselstyn and of The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook with Ann, who is her next-door neighbor in Cleveland, Ohio.
"A colorful and vibrant book of recipes, stories, and advice from the two women (they look a lot more like sisters than mother and daughter!) who have been the powerful culinary custodians of the groundbreaking and lifesaving whole foods plant based movement." --Joanne Lee Molinaro, New York Times bestselling author of The Korean Vegan Cookbook
“Reading this book will teach you how to feed your microbiome, live with energy and spark, and unleash your full potential as a Plant-Based Woman Warrior!” —Will Bulsiewicz, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Fiber Fueled
“The Esselstyns are the gift that keeps giving! Jane and Ann not only take you to Flavortown, but they help you live long and well while there.” —Tracey and Jon Stewart
“If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Jane and Ann, you’ll immediately want some of what they’re having. Their energy, glowing health, and joyful vibes—not to mention their delicious food—make them the ideal traveling companions on an empowering, kick-butt, Plant-Based Woman Warrior journey. And the amazing side effect of eating this way: scientifically proven changes in your gut microbiome that will transform your health." —Robynne Chutkan, author of Gutbliss “Calling all Ladies of the Nightshades, the Cruciferous Kingdom, the Fruit Forest, and the Whole Grains! We must unite in battle against our common enemies: Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Cancer. Ann and Jane Esselstyn’s Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior deliciously details our strategy. This will become your sword and your truth; wield it in the kitchen daily, and victory will be ours!” —Kristi Funk, MD, breast cancer surgeon and bestselling author of Breasts: The Owner’s Manual