What inspired you to write your book?
I am a nutritionist and hobby chef who loves to help people change their lives by teaching them how to make smart food choices and how to enjoy cooking their own food. I was thrilled when I started to see the idea of “superfoods” popping up in the media and in books, but I was disappointed at a lot of the false information that was being spread. More importantly, I saw that very few people were actually offering recipes that demonstrated how to realistically cook with “superfoods” (foods with amazing benefits that are 100% plant based and vegan).
So I got into my kitchen, rolled up my sleeves, and compiled a cookbook with delicious recipes for every meal that real people, not just those who are fine with downing a smoothie for every meal, can enjoy.
About your Book:
Don’t just discover the power of superfoods, use the power of superfoods!
This collection of 99 recipes covers everything, from soups and salads to Friday night dinners and dessert. Every recipe in this book includes not just one, but several superfoods, making them incredibly nutritious.
Best of all, these delicious recipes will please everyone’s palette. And with an easy-to-use index of superfood benefits, you will savor every healthy bite of your cinnamon streusel muffin. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring, become a Superfood Genius and learn how to make vegan recipes that will do your body (and mouth) good.
Start cooking today and feel better tomorrow!
Cuisine Style or Food Genre
Superfoods, Vegetarian, Vegan
Sample Recipe or Food Advice
Cinnamon Streusel Blueberry Muffins
1 cup almond or coconut milk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
¼ cup ground flaxseed
1 cup whole wheat flour
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon pure almond extract
1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
For the cinnamon streusel topping:
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons Turbinado sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons Earth Balance (healthy vegan butter)
2 teaspoons flour
Pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin by lining it with paper liners.
Combine the milk and vinegar in a small bowl and set aside. Combine all of the dry ingredients and whisk together in a medium sized bowl. In another smaller bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Stir in the blueberries.
Prepare the cinnamon streusel topping by combining all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
Evenly distribute the batter into the muffin cups. Sprinkle with the streusel topping before baking for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and firm. Allow the muffins to cool at least 15 minutes before serving.
Yield: 1 dozen muffins
What formats are your books in
How do you see writing a food/cookbook as different from writing other genres of books?
Cookbooks are a direct way into people’s homes and hearts. We eat more than 3 times a day and it is often the only thing that will bring a family or couple together on a busy day. Food directly impacts the quality of life that people live. So by writing a cookbook that not only offers delicious, but also incredibly healthy, recipes, I feel like I am helping people learn how to better take of themselves and enjoy the process.
Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a food book or cookbook
Cookbooks should never be something that are thrown together on a whim. Every recipe included should be tested, tweaked, and re-tested to make sure that you are offering your reader the best of the best. If you are not passionate about what you are writing about and you do not yourself use the recipes on a regular basis, people will see right through that and your book will not do well. Always write from what you know, and in this case, what you cook.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I published my book because I really wanted to get this information out to the masses. I am an advocate for a plant-based and vegan diet and I believe that this cookbook will show people that eating healthy and using superfoods doesn’t mean that you no longer get to enjoy what you eat. I found a small publishing company, Little Pearl Publishing, who has been very successful in promoting books and helping the author retain their rights and creative freedom. Every experience with them was extremely positive and I felt very comfortable working with them every step of the way.
Bill Levitt is a nutritionist and hobby chef in the Great Northwest. He is a vegan who is never hungry. His two dogs, Maximus and Columbo, are also vegans.
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