Unprocessed by Abbie Jaye

Unprocessed

Chef AJ has a unique ability to create healthy foods that taste great. Whether you want to lower your cholesterol, prevent or reverse many common lifestyle diseases, lose weight or just look and feel great, Chef AJ can show you how to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet in ways that are easy, delicious and fun.Foreword by Dr. Hans Diehl and endorsed by several giants in the field of plant-based nutrition, including:Dr. T. Co...


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TitleUnprocessed
ISBN9781456576097
Author
Release DateFeb 2nd, 2011
PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
LanguageEnglish
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Nonfiction, Health, Food, Vegan, Nutrition
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  • Teri
    1970-01-01
    I discovered Chef AJ on YouTube, where she has many cooking demos and vegan recipes, free for the taking. I had been enjoying her recipes, so I was delighted to find out she has a book, too. The first half contains her life story and struggle with food; it also has some dietary information. The second half contains her recipes. I've lost 17 pounds in 7 weeks since I found her and began following her unprocessed principles! And it hasn't been diff...
  • Jared
    1970-01-01
    I though I just ordered a cookbook. But It was such a pleasant surprise when the beginning of the book had her personal journey of health. To eat meat or not to eat meat is and very old debate. I found the same question answered by the apostle Paul in Romans Chapter 14 verse 1 through 6. He doesn't answer the question of which is better but addresses the far greater spiritual whirlwind of judging each other. In my mind in verse 2, I substitute th...
  • Stacey
    1970-01-01
    Everything that I've researched while earning my degree as a Health Educator is in this book. Besides her personal struggle, I couldn't have written it better myself. I've been meaning to buckle down and become a plant-based eater for quite some time now but I figured I'd wait till the new year. Well, it's the new year and I've been animal, dairy, and processed free for 10 days now. I don't feel wonderful yet but I'm determined to become one of t...
  • NatalieJane
    1970-01-01
    This woman went through a lot of health issues and ended up realizing that the way to go was to eat unprocessed foods (among other restrictions on her part.) though I won't follow a diet 100%, I hope to learn from her story to avoid problems! It is written from the heart.
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    I wasn't aware of Chef AJ until she spoke at my local Vegfest a few months ago - apparently she's very popular! Her program documented here is a mash-up of several of the big names in vegan health - Dr John McDougall, Dr T Colin Campbell, Dr Esselstyn, etc. I came across this book while looking for another with a similar name at my local library and gave it a shot. Most of the slim volume is comprised of recipes, though she does begin the book wi...
  • David
    1970-01-01
    I've been a fan of Chef AJ (short for Abbie Jaye) since I first heard her interview on the No Meat Athlete podcast. Shortly after listening to that episode, I listened to Chef AJ speak at our local Triangle VegFest event. I was really motivated by her presentation and the information that she presented, and have been following her career ever since.So it seemed like it was time for me to give her book Unprocessed: How to achieve vibrant health an...
  • Hanako
    1970-01-01
    Have only tried one recipe so far (and it was fabulous) but many look not just tasty but easy which is key for me right now. Really quick read and I like that she kind of takes from Fuhrman, Esselstyn, and Ornish (among others, but those are the ones I've already read) and highlights their similarities and plans her menus around that rather than specifying the differences and pushing one over another.
  • Carrie-kevin Clark
    1970-01-01
    I am totally on board with not eating any processed foods, but my laziness still wins out! Chef AJ is very generous with her time and recipes- you can also find her on YouTube. It was interesting to read about her life (the first 50 or so pages) and I look forward to cooking the recipes from the book!
  • Nikki
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book! It confirmed my convictions to eat a whole food plant based diet. In summary, it will save your health! The "Hail to the Kale Salad" is the one of the best salads I have ever had and every drop is so good for you!
  • Tina Blakley
    1970-01-01
    May be the answer to my Prayers!Loved it! Made so much sense to me. I do not have will power but if healthy can taste good and reverse my diabetes, I am willing to try!
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    Didn’t read for weight loss advice but for the recipes. Chef AJ’s story of her journey was quite interesting and heartbreaking at times. She has overcome her difficulties and now tries to help others.
  • Jillian Stanton
    1970-01-01
    Eat vegan, eat unprocessed. There I wrote the book. The recipes seem fine, but the rest is just filler. Nothing novel here.
  • Gina
    1970-01-01
    I discovered Chef AJ via John Joseph (of the Cro Mags) on YouTube. I know the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet, and this book is Chef AJ's account of how ayou cannot outrun a poor diet, especially a junk food vegan diet.The first 52 pages are her personal history, and it is heart-breaking. She shares her struggles with an eating disorder and various mental disorders, as well as the trials of her family's health issues. It is heavy conte...
  • Martha
    1970-01-01
    This book is by a pretty well-known plant-based-whole-foods-no-oils chef known as Chef AJ. She starts out by telling her story, her journey to plant-based nutrition. Usually when an author shares their story, it's not too exciting, but her story is AMAZING. I won't spoil it for you by telling you why. It just blew me away. The recipes look good, but as is usually the case, I wouldn't recommend any book with recipes to be purchased as an ebook.......
  • Xanthi
    1970-01-01
    I'm a vegan but I am heavier than I wish to be and although I am not exactly a junk food vegan, I know that my diet can most certainly be cleaned up. The author's point on processed sugar - be it agave, maple syrup, brown rice syrup etc - hit home. Certainly, a lot of the raw vegan desserts contain plenty of that. A lot of what she says about fat, sugar and salt makes sense and part of me already knew it but sometimes you just have to be reminded...
  • Carole Cornell
    1970-01-01
    Recently made the change to eating whole food, plant based. I've been reading everything i can about this way of life. Unprocessed didn't teach me anything really new, but her candor about her previous struggles with health impressed me. There are some good recipes in the book also!I've been reading a lot of books about whole food plant based eating, because I recently made that change. I admire AJ's candor about her struggles. I may not have lea...
  • Christie
    1970-01-01
    The least favorite of my whole-foods, plant-based reads, but possibly because I feel like eating a 100% unprocessed diet is unattainable (not to mention undesirable... I like my treats and unrefined sweeteners and think I'd feel deprived if I had to give those up too). I think this is the weakest book recipe-wise for me that I've read so far, because a lot of her recipes are heavy on nuts (which I am restricting right now), and some of them are j...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    I liked her open and honest explanation of why she changed her diet from junk-food vegan to eating only unprocessed food. I know I am weak, but I'm not sure I could live that way unless I develop health problems that would give me pause. Giving up meat wasn't herculean for me, but I love bread and chocolate chip cookies too much to stop eating them at this point in my life. A lot of the recipes in the book sound delicious.
  • Philip Parker
    1970-01-01
    I can really relate with Chef AJ when she shares about about being a food addict. Her thoughts and ideas about plant based eating have really helped me. She has also made me a huge Fan of InstantPot pressure cookers and I use mine several times a week. I appreciate her recipes although I doubt I will ever make any. I eat a very very simple plan. But who knows I may try one of her recipes in the future. As she said being a vegan for 33 years she c...
  • Lorilee
    1970-01-01
    This cookbook does not indicate how many people each recipe will serve. Nor does it indicate prep time. Lastly, it does not include salt and pepper in its recipes. That's not the end of the world as one can just add it on its own. Some recipes are tasty. Some, well, they need a bit more doctoring, in my humble opinion.
  • Anita Gray
    1970-01-01
    Loved Chef AJ’s first book. This has some really sound principles to follow for nutrition & health... though this was published before AJ realised that nuts/dried fruits etc were counterproductive to weight loss. Her new book (published May 2018) is so much better but in saying that, this book lead me to find healthier ways to eat so I completely recommend it.
  • Stacey
    1970-01-01
    I bought this book for the recipes which, so far, are fantastic. They are all unprocessed, vegan, oil-free, salt-free, and sugar-free (sweet stuff is sweetened with dates). The first part of the book is Chef AJ's personal story, which is interesting, but the reason I bought the book was the recipes. This book has a higher price point than similar books, but the recipes are fantastic.
  • Bernadette
    1970-01-01
    Good read, including background on Chef AJs journey to plant based lifestyle. Very tasty, easy, healthy recipes. Chef AJ is truly entertaining and informative. Highly recommend seeing her do an in person presentation. If unable that, then her video, or her fun online video series, The Chef & the Dietician, with Juliana Hever.
  • Sarita Shoemaker
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book for the inspiration of AJ and her sincere help to get you to try veganism. She's the real deal. I've tried 5 of her recipes. They inspire more creativity in the kitchen for me. They are SIMPLE and delicious.
  • Cindy Deister
    1970-01-01
    Thought-provoking book to challenge any vegan against reliance on fat and salt for flavor. These recipes motivated me to allow the ingredients in my vegan diet to shine with natural flavor, instead of masking taste out of habit.
  • Eliana
    1970-01-01
    Really liked the book/cookbook. I have been trying to go vegan and this book helped with Chef AJ's life story and then some awesome recipes to help smooth the transition from an all american diet to a healthy plant based clean diet. I have been enjoying trying new recipes that are simply delicious.
  • Miriam
    1970-01-01
    In the beginning of the book the author is very open and honest about her life so far and how this has shaped her eating; it may be a bit too much for some readers. I like her approach to food, and the few recipes I've tried so far have been good.
  • Pragati
    1970-01-01
    a lot of common sense advice which rings true in ones head! got a copy last weekend after listening to AJ in person! loved her lecture and cooking demo! will be trying to incorporate a lot of these little changes .....! thank you Chef AJ :)
  • Alex Linschoten
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars, to be fair. Lots of recipes to try out from here...
  • Linda Porreca
    1970-01-01
    Redundant information and not a lot of it. Not worth reading if you have read anything about healthy eating.