"Finally, a professionally trained chef to lead us on a journey to eat more plants in a most delicious and joyful way. I'm not fully vegan yet, but Chef Bai has really helped me see it is very possible. So buy the book, it will fast become a favorite!" - Amazon Customer, 5-Star Review
70 Amazing Recipes to Kick-Start Your Plant-Based Journey.
With the guidance of professional plant-based chef Bailey Ruskus, adopting a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle is full of fun and flavor. Learn to make easy, nutrient-dense dishes you’ll want again and again, while inviting purpose and intention into every meal.
Consider this collection a gateway into the colorful and delicious plant kingdom. Each recipe is designed to teach core culinary techniques, so you can become confident and creative in the kitchen. Comforting classics—think pizza, falafel, tacos and curry—get a vibrant vegan makeover, ensuring tasty alternatives for any craving. Savor Spaghetti Alfredo in an indulgent sauce that won’t weigh you down; experience better-than-takeout Miso-Mushroom Ramen, low in sodium but big on umami; or dig into a chocolate-studded oatmeal cookie, packed with good-for-you ingredients. Fridge staples are made healthier and cheaper with essentials like Not Your Mama’s Salted Butter, Herbed Creamy Feta and Cashew-Hemp Milk. To encourage holistic healing from the inside out, most of Bailey’s recipes are gluten-free and all are free of refined sugars.
Whether it’s a quick garden bowl or slow-simmered chili, these dishes are fuss-free and seriously nourishing. Let Bailey lead the way as you embrace Earth’s abundance, cook consciously and feel better than ever.
*70 Recipes & 70 Full-Page Photographs*
About the Author
BAILEY RUSKUS, also known as Chef Bai, is a seasoned chef and holistic nutrition and health coach. Classically trained at Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco, she uses her culinary expertise to create rich flavors with clean, nourishing ingredients. Her podcast, The Plant Remedy, features interviews on plant-based living with chefs, doctors, entrepreneurs, environmentalists and more. She also hosts virtual cooking classes and has taught thousands about the healing power of food. Bailey lives in San Diego, California.
“More than just a cookbook, this is a guide to nourishing your body, your soul, the people around, the animals and the planet. It will be a game changer for anyone wanting to eat more plants!”
-TIGERLILY (DARA HAYES), DJ, producer and vegan activist
“Chef Bai truly talks the talk and walks the plant-powered walk. Her story of healing is inspiring, and I want to make every recipe in this book!”
-JESSICA MURNANE, author of One Part Plant and Know Your Endo
“Chef Bai has intertwined her culinary skills and plant-based lifestyle so beautifully in Cook. Heal. Go Vegan! Her recipes are always bright, colorful and full of flavor, proving that you don’t have to give up your favorites on a vegan diet!”
-HANNAH SUNDERANI, author and founder of Two Spoons
“Chef Bai’s delicious, colorful dishes will make you look at plants in a new way. This book is perfect for the novice chef who wants to incorporate more veggie-rich meals in their diet and the more experienced health-conscious eater alike.”
-LIZ MOODY, bestselling author of Healthier Together