Sustaining a Plant-Based Diet with Filipino Food (Hardcover)
Alternative cuisines to get beginners through a plant-based diet need to be based on individual food preferences to make the change more sustainable for health benefits. This book is for those who prefer the food that Filipinos love to eat on regular and uneventful days. With more home-style recipes starting with brown rice dishes, viands, snack food, refreshments and beverages for those who may want to take charge of their own food or at least supervise its preparation, this new edition includes a detailed glossary of ingredients so readers may know what substitutes to choose just in case some ingredients may not be available in their locality. The goal of this book is to make this purpose-driven diet change an enjoyable undertaking that people do for themselves as it seeks to minimize the guesswork out of the leap to a purely plant-based nutrition. But more than just a collection of recipes that are set the vegan way and are also suitable for vegetarians, Sustaining a Plant-Based Diet with Filipino Food provides a complete look at Filipino food and offers practical means to make the cuisine a viable staple for healthy eating. It begins with a brief history of Philippine cooking from the little that we know of its origins, its influences and how it evolved to be both the familiar but unique-tasting food type that we know today. Finally, the book outlines simple steps in adapting the food to plant-based nutrition which includes a concise discussion of essential food ingredients as well as the lone supplement that plant-based consumers like us need to include or add more of in the food that we love to eat.