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YumUniverse: Infinite Possibilities for a Gluten-Free, Plant-Powerful, Whole-Food Lifestyle

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Adding more plant-based, gluten-free foods into your life just got a lot tastier.

Whether you’re transitioning to a completely plant-based diet or you just want some ideas for how to prepare scrumptious veggie dishes, Heather Crosby provides a step-by-step guide to adding good stuff into your existing routine.

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Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by BenBella Books
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Victoria
Nov 15, 2014 Victoria rated it really liked it
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I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

I'm not vegetarian but wanted to try this cookbook for some whole food vegetable recipes since it's always hard to get enough vegetables into every day. It's hard to believe someone could come up with recipes I haven't seen before, but the author in fact did. I loved the pages of recipes she had for salad dressing and sauces. The sammiches section was creative and really simple but flavorful ideas. Nice mix of recipes with a bunch of ingredients
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Arielle Deltoro
Oct 24, 2014 Arielle Deltoro rated it it was amazing
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My Thoughts in a Nutshell

This book is for YU (Yes, you)! Although I do not live a gluten and dairy free lifestyle, I was intrigued at the possibility of introducing more plant-based meals into my diet. Reading this book was enlightening, inspiring and motivating. I won’t be jumping in to a 100% plant-powerful diet, but I will certainly begin to make small changes in my diet for my health an well-bei
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Bernadette
Dec 20, 2015 Bernadette rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Foodies
Recommended to Bernadette by: BenBella books
Excellent book to have in one's cookbook & lifestyle collection, whether vegan or just veg-curious. Stories and recipes compliment the author's very popular website/blog, YumUniverse.com, which I have followed for years.
Heather details her journey to her plant-based, gluten free lifestyle, initially due to personal health challenges, sharing her stumbles along the way, and her persevering determination that led to her sharing on her blog, and eventually in this book.
Very good instructions o
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Maria Panteli
Feb 09, 2016 Maria Panteli rated it it was amazing
Beatiful book with more than just recipes. I felt like the author really wanted you to go on a journey with her.
I felt like I finally got it. I've read plenty of "plant-based" books and I've always missed that "something". The thing that made me really see why this is the way to live. I know the pro's and con's, in a way. But I've never felt so moved to the point where I've gone made a life decision and stuck with it.
Thank you Heather for making me see that a life void of pain and suffering is
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Jessica Schaudt
Jan 01, 2017 Jessica Schaudt rated it liked it
I loved this book but the recipes I chose didn't always work out.
Heather
Nov 13, 2014 Heather rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

Heather Crosby has a passion for real food, gluten-free, plant-based living. While she once dined on a more traditional diet that included meat and dairy, her health lead her on a different journey. It was a journey filled with discovery and learning. She transformed her diet into one that no longer included dairy, gluten, or meat. She is now living a plant-strong life and loving it. YumUniverse takes readers along on her journey in a way that ex
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Linda
Nov 22, 2014 Linda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help, cookbook
I was blown away by this book!

You don't have to be a health nut or a foodie to easily incorporate plant-based, gluten-free foods into your life. YU just have to start.

YUMUNIVERSE by Heather Crosby is an amazing, inspirational step-by-step guide to making positive changes in your existing routine. It allows you to take baby steps towards a delicious plant-based, allergy-friendly diet and includes more than 150 recipes that are scrumptious and easy to prepare! Don't expect a guilt trip! Heather is
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Monique
May 24, 2015 Monique rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-book
This book totally change my food perspective. You don't have to uproot your life and change everything at once. Little by little change your perspective to save your life. Crosby has written a masterpiece that if you let it will change your perspective and free you from the fast food bondage you have become accustomed to. This plant based whole-food book is more than a cookbook it's a way of life. Take a leap of faith and enter into the YumUniverse...you will be healthier because of it.
Elizabeth Grieve
Feb 14, 2015 Elizabeth Grieve rated it it was amazing
Although I'm not planning a completely gluten-free, plant-based diet, this book was extremely useful and contains a great deal of information for those looking to improve their diet overall. It's very thorough, and is much more than a recipe book - it has information on shopping, preparing and storing foods too. The recipes are inspiring, achievable, and of course, yummy.

Reviewed in exchange for a preview copy.
Rina
Nov 26, 2014 Rina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a fan of this lifestyle for a while now, but I'm still trying to figure out how to do it best. This book is filled with helpful tips and tricks how to storage, cook and organize everything. And the recipes are so delicious! And mostly very easy to make.
I love this book!
Twyla
Jan 20, 2015 Twyla rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
it's more than a cookbook, and it's awesome. so many tips & suggestions & prep tips & food storage ideas..the awesome recipes are like an added bonus!
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Terrific recipes...tasty, easy to prepare, enjoyable to make. Highly recommended.
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Heather Crosby is the author of the upcoming book YumUniverse Infinite Possibilities for a Gluten-Free Plant-Powerful Whole-Food Lifestyle which will release October 28, 2014—a day she may cartwheel down the street with excitement.

Heather is also a certified T. Colin Campbell Foundation plant-based wellness coach who has developed a unique and well-loved collection of over 500 gluten-free, plant-
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