The How Not to Die Cookbook by Michael Greger

The How Not to Die Cookbook

From Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM, the physician behind the trusted and wildly popular website Nutritionfacts.org, and author of the New York Times bestselling book How Not to Die, comes a beautifully-designed, comprehensive cookbook complete with more than 120 recipes for delicious, life-saving, plant-based meals, snacks, and beverages.Dr. Michael Greger’s bestselling book, How Not to Die, presented the scientific evidence behind the only diet ...


Details The How Not to Die Cookbook

TitleThe How Not to Die Cookbook
ISBN9781250127761
Author
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherFlatiron Books
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Health, Nonfiction, Food, Cooking, Vegan, Reference
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Reviews The How Not to Die Cookbook

  • Nichelle Crocker
    1970-01-01
    Great whole food, plant-based recipes. Overall the preparation is straightforward and there are many recipes that don't require a huge list of ingredients. I'm not a foodie and don't enjoy cooking much and this cookbook fits my style well.Dr. Greger's humor and good-natured personality come through here as they do in everything else he touches. It's a fun read as well as a good resource.UPDATE: half a year later and I still use this cookbook at l...
  • Danielle
    1970-01-01
    My husband and I were huge fans of Dr. Greger's book so I had to pre-order his accompanying cookbook. We have made about 10 recipes from it and they have all been AWESOME! I think my favorite recipe so far has been the Curried Chickpea Wraps. We also enjoyed the Black Bean Burgers, Lentil Shephard's Pie, Sweet Potato Hash, and Moroccan Lentil Soup.The recipes are simple and delicious and each one features a full-page photo so you know how the dis...
  • Tina
    1970-01-01
    Borrowed from library & need to purchase. Such convincing info to make necessary dietary changes.
  • Alyson Fortowsky
    1970-01-01
    The cookbook companion to How Not to Die is less useful than the book itself; there are many better recipes out there that adhere well enough to a plant-based whole-foods oil-free diet to be very healthful. Forks Over Knives and Dr. John McDougall provide many excellent recipes for free on their website.Greger limits himself to only his Green Light foods, which is an admirable goal but doesn't jive with the point he makes in How Not to Die about ...
  • Jannah (Cloud Child)
    1970-01-01
    3.5Firstly. I NEED to read the actual How Not To Die book because the parts I really enjoyed were at the beginning which were very informative nutritional facts and I know more of that would be in the original.While the recipes gave me an insight into different ways I could incorporate a plant based diet into my cooking there was a lot of ingredients included which are hard to get or really expensive where Im from or on Amazon which takes it a st...
  • Libby Beyreis
    1970-01-01
    I was fascinated by "How Not To Die", but I found this companion cookbook a little disappointing. Many of the recipes looked kind of dull, and there were a fair number of recipes that I think of as "faking food" - foods that are pretending to be something else that has meat in it. (e.g. vegan Sloppy Joes, vegan burgers, vegan bolognese, etc.) I tend to prefer vegan recipes that don't try to be something that they're not, but instead embrace the p...
  • John Hebus
    1970-01-01
    I haven't tried making any dessert or drinks, but from the savoury recipes, this book is a winner. One piece of advice - the whole jig on onion (red and spring) is a little bit too crazy for me. I'd put in half as much, or even less. Otherwise, great cookbook - always my go to when I feel like having a blast in the kitchen.
  • KC
    1970-01-01
    2.5. Plant based vegan recipes. Nice layout and photos but to be honest some of these recipes I'd rather die than eat. Unless someone can make them for me....
  • Adrian Luben
    1970-01-01
    great cookbook! highly recommended!
  • Janet
    1970-01-01
    Great recipes in here, even if the title should be "How Not to Die Young" or "How to Resist Disease and Die Old."
  • Lindsay
    1970-01-01
    I have a few vegan cookbooks now, but this one stands out because of the balance between simplicity and not over relying on starches. The recipes do a great job of incorporating vegetables and nuts while (mostly) not having too many components.
  • Stacey
    1970-01-01
    Dr. Michael Greger has made a huge impact on my health through his recommendations about nutrition in the past, and I have been looking forward to his cookbook. It doesn't disappoint!
  • T.L. Cooper
    1970-01-01
    The How Not to Die Cookbook by Michael Greger with Gene Stone offers a plethora of plant-based recipes that are easy and interesting. Greger makes the recipes accessible even for those who aren't adventurous cooks. While he does include some ingredients that might be unfamiliar to some, they are relatively easy to find. In addition, The How Not to Die Cookbook includes a handy guide to tell you which items on Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen from How Not...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    The book begins with a very condensed cover of the information in How Not to Die so if you haven't read the original book, you'll still get the basics here. Throughout the recipes, there are informational boxes on various foods and why they're good for you as well as tips for buying and using recommended foods. There is also a 14 day sample menu included though this would be a bit more useful if the recipes had hyperlinks back to where the actual...
  • Primrosebarks
    1970-01-01
    I have a love/hate relationship with several of Robin Robertson's cookbooks, which I use on a regular basis. In collaborating with Dr. Greger, I think she did an amazing job of coming up with new flavors following Dr. Greger's guidelines, and so this is my favorite of her books to date.Some of the recipes are tired retreads (e.g., lemon hummus), but there are enough strikingly original oil-free, vegetable-focused recipes that make this my first g...
  • Andrea
    1970-01-01
    "The How Not To Die Cookbook" is even more than I expected. Not only are the recipes very well structured and diverse, Dr. Michael Greger filled the book with tips and tricks to make eating a whole-food plant-based diet even more practical. And he encourages people to try it out in their own paste, one step at a time.In the back, you can even find some sample meal plans to help incorporate more healthy food into your diet.I highly recommend this ...
  • Thomas
    1970-01-01
    A catchy title but the reality is we will all die at some point. There are a lot of views of what is the "best diet" and this is basically aligned to a vegan approach. It has some good swap in items to replace common things you may rely on and a good set of recipes to implement the diet. I prefer a book like this that has a shorter section on the what/why and then more "implementation" especially when it comes to food...after all, I like to eat a...
  • Joyce
    1970-01-01
    It's kind of funny to mark a cookbook as completely read, but I've perused the whole book and have made several dishes from each section, so I think that's about as good as it gets with a cookbook. Perhaps it's the lack of salt but even with the spices included most of the recipes taste bland to me. The solution has been to double or even triple the amount suggested. That's helped some. I'm thinking about substitutions as well. Otherwise we've be...
  • Brooksie
    1970-01-01
    I love Dr. Greger. I love his website, I love his Year in Review videos, I love How Not to Die. I do not love the cookbook.95% of the recipes contain nutritional yeast, white miso paste, or both. Almost every recipe has a lovely photo, which is a big point in its favour, but there ain't much flavour variety happening here. I may make a few recipes from this book, but I'll most likely just use it for inspiration for my own creations.
  • Judyw Winkleman
    1970-01-01
    This is a great cookbook for Whole Food Plant-based eating. It is well written. It has a lot of great recipes. The only thing I wish it had were more recipes in the main-meal chapter. There are only nine recipes in this chapter. Of the nine, three are vegetable "pastas", and one is literally cauliflower with a lemon sauce. We did however find some good main dishes in other chapters (Wraps, grains).
  • Matthew Wynd
    1970-01-01
    One of the few cookbooks that build recipes base on double-blind plant-based eating research. The recipes are very good considering that opening sentence. The cookbook would have been more helpful to me if the recipes were pre-logged in MyFitnessPall or if the pages at least include Macro breakdowns.
  • Andrea
    1970-01-01
    Lots of great information, not just reviews of scientific studies on foods but also creative ways to incorporate good foods into your diet. Some of the studies he relies on for proof of effectiveness are based on in vitro studies (ie- test tube studies vs studies done in people eating the item) so are not necessarily accurate in how the translate into human health.
  • Keith
    1970-01-01
    Truly Whole Foods Many other cookbooks wander off theme if they try to tackle healthy eating, this book does not. Lots of accompanying materials to explain the how’s and why’s... I’ve only tried a couple recipes so far, but they have delivered on promises. Be aware that this cookbook is a companion to the original book!
  • Michael J. Frey
    1970-01-01
    If you want to learn what you should be putting in your body, this is the book for you. Dr. Greger also has a site, nutritionfact.org that does consolidated meta-analyses of all the scientific literature that exists on human health and posts these findings in short, easy-to-understand vids on YouTube.
  • Hawley
    1970-01-01
    Great approachable resource with delicious photographs & recipes that don't seem too complicated, but have great wisdom and research backing them along with being nutritional powerhouses. I am excited to have another great plant-based resource and feel that these recipes seem more feasible for the average person than some other books I've seen. Tastier, too!
  • Ann Gibson
    1970-01-01
    Based on solid science and not just fads. The author is an M.D. plus a renowned research fanatic with credentials. I subscribe to his blog too. While I’m not ready to commit to a 100% Vegan lifestyle I do incorporate his recommendations for the Daily Dozen into myself and my husband diets.
  • Jodi-Lee Kaemingk
    1970-01-01
    Some really great recipes and I love that every recipe comes with a picture. I am trying to insert more veggies in my diet and this book really helped me explore ingredients I never would have tried. Recipes are easy and affordable. I was thankful for this cooking resource.
  • Christy
    1970-01-01
    I am in LOVE with this cookbook <3 So many delicious plant-powered recipes and they all look incredible! I can't wait to get cooking!If you think a plant-based diet can't be delicious, this cookbook is definitely going to change your mind. Highly recommend.
  • Shaunti
    1970-01-01
    I loved the original book so I thought I would check out the cookbook. The recipes were okay. I tried a few, but didn't really like them. I can find better on pinterest. Also, he says if you have Crohn's disease to not use nutritional yeast, but a majority of the recipes call for it.