This Crazy Vegan Life: A Prescription for an Endangered Species
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Book ISBN: 9781557885388
Author(s): Christina Pirello
Document type: Trade Paper
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The concept of the book is great, but there are many issues with the recipes/plan in this book. Try actually following the 21 day plan and making the recommended dishes. I did. You will spend about 4 hours in the kitchen every day. Next, try finding some of the recipes that are referenced in the daily meal plans. They aren't there. Some of the recipes are written haphazardly. The calorie counts are WAY off. I think some of the recipes stand alone nicely, and I have made some of them to accompany other dishes I'm making. Overall, the book does not seem to be edited well and the plan is a disaster.
Faux Paws (Amazon.com)
This Crazy Vegan Prescription
"This Crazy Vegan Life" is the latest from PBS host and leukemia survivor Christina Pirello. Pirello preaches on the evils of dairy (she believes it should be outlawed),and there's more sermonizing than recipes. She makes reasonable recommendations for a healthier lifestyle- avoid processed foods, exercise, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. She is of the "a vegan diet will save the world!" frame of mind.
"This Crazy Vegan Life" is often classified as a cookbook, when it's more of a self-help book. Pirello offers reflections, anecdotes, and so on. Her vegan diet is her religion. As a cookbook, there are some okay recipes--and a big drawback: no pictures. She doesn't offer much depth as far as cooking is concerned. As a self-help book, it's alright, but as a cookbook, it doesn't work. Crazy indeed.
Down to Earth Vegan
My husband and I enjoy her PBS program and are enjoying her books. If is great to read about her personal journey to being vegan.
Midwestern Reader (Amazon.com)
Crazy Wonderful Book
I have been a vegetarian for about 20 years. I'm 52 and most people think I look about 40. When people ask why I look so young, I always say it's because I'm a Vegetarian. I know it's the truth.
My goal in ordering this book was to get closer to becoming a vegan. I'm in the process, but I still have a few hold outs that I'm having trouble giving up. But like everything in life it's about the journey
This book is absolutely wonderful. It's FULL of infomation about nutrition that everyone should know. It doesn't matter if you are young or old, fat or thin, vegetarian or meat eater there is information here that you should know. I was aware of much of the information that the book has to offer, but the simple reading and "to the point" information just makes it easy to take it all in. Great, great, information!
This book helps prove (as I already knew)that the American diet is terribly flawed. It gently point fingers at the way "big business" dictates what is released when it comes to nutrition information. Most of what we hear is so distorted by those paying for the studies. In my eyes, it's criminal what happens in the way nutrition information is delivered to the American public.
Christina's knowledge of nutrition is outstanding. Her arguements are compelling. I've read the book once and now it's time to go through again and hi-lite all the tidbits of information that I want to remember so that I can can continue to incorporate them into my life one by one.
Even if you don't think you can become a vegetarian or a vegan read this book. If you simply take of bit of information from this book each week you life can change. You never know, you might just stop eating meat both for your own health and to help stop the abuse that goes on in the meat industry. It's really not hard at all to be a vegetarian. Being a vegan is a bit harder. Maybe if I can become crazy like Christina I can do it.
My hour on the treadmill each morning goes so fast when my head is in this book. Give it to people who love who need to look at thier diet.
I think this is a must read for everyone.
J. J. Hill (Amazon.com)
Love this book!
I have all of Christina's books. I love this one just as much as the others. I have made so many of her recipes and the book is just so helpful with exercise and all her tips on a healthy life style. I also love her show!
My kids mom (Amazon.com)
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