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Make Your Own Rules Cookbook: More Than 100 Simple, Healthy Recipes Inspired by Family and Friends Around the World

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  101 ratings  ·  25 reviews
“You know that old saying If you can eat, you can cook? I truly believe that. I also believe that if
you can imagine, you can create. That’s what making your own rules in the kitchen is about.
That’s what this book is about. It’s about you. It’s about the food you eat. It’s about what you
choose to put in your body on any given day. It’s about how easy it is to have a life
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by Hay House, Inc.
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Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was ok

This cookbook was not for me. The whole beginning of the book was the author giving us a little bit of her history, such as how started cooking and creating, discussing her philosophy on cooking, and even a meditation on imagining your perfect kitchen. There is advice on cleaning out your pantry / fridge, including both tossing old foods and physically cleaning the storage areas. There is a lot of talking about herself, her reasons, her thoughts & feelings, and advice (don’t use plastic
Cynthia Corral
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It’s going to be a great season for new vegan cookbooks, and right now I’m putting Make Your Own Rules on the top of my list.

It can be hard for vegans to find recipes that are truly new, delicious AND easy to make – pick any two, you can’t have all three. And there are only a few vegan cookbooks that truly bring something new to the table and are worth shelling out money for.

Make Your Own Rules Cookbook is chock full of some really new and interesting recipes, using simple ingredients with exac
Samantha Arias
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking, arc, netgalley
If you like super simple, uncomplicated, healthy food, this book is for you. Even when some of the ingredients lists might be long, the recipes in this book are still super easy and quick to make. And really I’d consider the ingredients lists to range from short to average, not many would I think of as being long. There is a range of cooked and raw foods in this book and plenty of gluten free options. What I loved most about this book, is it kept the processed or fake vegan items to a minimum. M ...more
Tara - Running 'n' Reading
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
While I do not practice a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, I do enjoy recipes that are easy and include ingredients that are equal parts wholesome, unprocessed and easy to find in my local grocery store. Tara Stiles has definitely hit all of those requirements for me and, in addition, she's made it lots of fun in this cookbook.

"I hear so many people say that they're too busy, confused, unskilled, or simply uninspired. Whatever your reason, I'm here to show you that you can choose to step into the kit
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, kindle, net-galley
This is a visually stunning cookery book- full of enticing photos and recipes. It feels as though you are chatting to a great friend about your favourite food and picking up some nice recipes to try at home. It states that it has more than 100 simple and healthy recipes inspired by family and friends around the world - and you really feel you are sharing in that journey!
You could sit and look at the photos and really enjoy browsing- aswell as bookmarking several recipes to try for the family.
I p
Jenn Ballmann
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
I was sent a copy of the book for review through NetGalley, as always, all opinions are my own.

The first 40+ pages left me wanting to skim right through, I had pretty much lost interest before I even reached the recipes. This is such a shame because many of the recipes sound delicious and the photos are mouthwatering. Perhaps if I was familiar with Tara Stiles I would have been more invested in finishing the book, but I was left feeling like the focus wasn’t on the food, but instead herself.
Julie Gentile
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was inspirational and practical: two ways to help others lead a healthier lifestyle.
Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I was not the audience for this cookbook, but I do appreciate a book full of vegan recipes.
Heydi Smith
Mar 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-non-fic
I really enjoyed this out of the box, simple, healthy cookbook. There’s many recipes I want to try and actually have the ingredients for.
Anna Zollinger
Jan 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 5-trash, cooking
This review was made possible by NetGalley, who provided a Digital Advanced Release Copy for review (DARC); my review of the material may not wholly reflect the final product upon its publication.

I honestly don't know how to feel about this one. I've never been a huge fan of Tara Stiles in the first place (super crunchy white yogini, and all that)... But this book is... The best word I can think of to describe it is confusing; overall, there is just too much going on here.

Firstly, there are more
Janis Hill
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Hay House, Inc. for an ARC of this book in exchange for an open and honest review.

What a gorgeous little cook book! I have to say this looks like the perfect gift to give to someone leaving home for the first time and starting out in their own home and, more importantly, their own kitchen. It was like a little helping hand and a hug all rolled into a helpful cook book. Or is that just my mothering instinct going wacko? ;-)

I will admit now I’ve not read any of Ms Stiles othe
Sharni Hastings
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book on NetGalley for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I've seen a few people complaining that the beginning of this book is a little too much about Tara. While I agree that there is a lot about Tara's lifestyle and her advice on creating a simple kitchen and a healthy relationship with food, i.e. "Eat What Makes You Feel Great", I DON'T believe she is overdoing it. Many people seek out these types of cookbooks because the people who create them lea
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
This is my second year having a membership to a CSA. For those of you not in the know, that's Community Supported Agriculture, in which you pay a lump sum to a local farmer over the winter, and then you're given piles and piles of produce all spring, summer, and fall. The farm I use is 100% organic, with many interesting vegetables and heirloom varieties I'd never even heard of prior to joining. They even have a pick-your-own portion, which is a huge stress reliever for me. Going from a hectic m ...more
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I had quite mixed feelings about this book. I am not really aware of who Tara Stiles is, so after the introduction she seemed to me rather a terrifying woman. The whole thing starts with how to get rid of pretty much everything in my kitchen and switch to a healthy cookware. Basically everything I use starting from a saucepan and finishing with Tupperware causes cancer, hormone dysfunction, infertility... Overall, it is quite depressing and knowing I've used Fairy instead of eco soap for the maj ...more
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I usually don't read cookbooks but this one was a treat. My sister is a fan of Tara Stiles so I decided to check this out before buying it. It's such an inviting read.

The color scheme chosen for the book is eye catching and not distracting. With it's bright colors, cool designs, and small illustrations, it makes you want to flip through it over and over again in case you missed something.

The layout of the book is simple and easy to follow. The first section starts out with what you need in gen
Alexandra Consolver
Jun 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
3 Stars - I recommend if you are looking to move toward a plant based diet or spice up your menus!

This book is such a fun and approachable way to spice up your menu and add healthful meals to your daily life. The cover is immediately bright and fun, the pages are too, filled with pictures and energy as is Stiles's writing. You can tell that Stiles has a real zest for life and for cooking. She breaks it all down for you in her chapters, from her "food rules" to what supplies she keeps on hand, gr
Janka H.
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Vegan book with recipes that sound tasty and worth trying for (at least some of them, as I not always feel keen to buy food just to try recipes, and some ingredients used here I just normally dont have at home. But thats fine, my habits are not cons for the book, just different food philosophy).
Tara Stiles is yoga and healthy lifestyle-oriented, we can say, but she is not preaching that style. She simply offers what she considers being a good choice. And I am willing to try some of the recipes,
Jul 25, 2016 rated it liked it
I was excited to get this book, because I really like Tara Stiles as a yoga instructor and author. I enjoyed her previous book, Make Your Own Rules Diet, for the philosophy behind her yoga movement and views on how to treat our bodies. But, it didn't include as many recipes as I'd like. This book obviously addresses that, but I was disappointed in the recipes included. They felt too light for dinners, which is the area I need the most help in finding recipes. I've been able to make some as lunch ...more
Heather Brown
Oct 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommended to Heather by: Netgalley
Shelves: cookbooks
If you are looking for wisdom and recipes that will help you inside and out, mind and body, keep your eye on Tara Stiles! The Make Your Own Rules Cookbook looks at cooking from the ground up. With ideas on kitchen set-up, food buying, and even cooking mindset, Tara Stiles begins the book with her personal philosophy before she lets loose with an amazing array of healthful recipes. Simple smoothies and delicious soups lead into Mushroom tacos, veggie burgers, and even chocolate 'moose.' Make Your ...more
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
This is a vegan cookbook with nice photos of the recipes, cute graphics and simple recipes. The first part of the book has lots of photos of the author doing yoga and various other things and contains her philosophy. The recipes include smoothies and juices, breakfasts, snacks, soups, salads, sandwiches, sides, main dishes and deserts. They are not really to my taste and I don't plan to make any of them, but some people will enjoy them. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.
Jamie Holloway
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got some great plant based meals to try out from this book.
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great recipes. Super simplistic. Healthy and unprocessed. Easy enough for the most inexperienced cook.
Rhonda Lomazow
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful non intimidating cookbook.Felt like a friend was sharing with me delicious yummy recipes.Tips for healthy living.Cant wait to start trying the recipes .
Monica Cook
Jan 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
Was hoping for more fun recipes to try. But since I'm kind of picky I didn't really find much.
Sep 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, cookbook, f

Great fresh recipes with healthy ingredients.

Did not like the armpit on the cover...

**eARC netgalley**
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Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala, the revolutionary approach to being, moving and healing. Strala is practiced in more than 100 countries, and thousands of Guides are leading Strala classes daily around the globe.

Tara has authored several best-selling books including Yoga Cures, Make Your Own Rules Diet, and Strala Yoga. Tara is married to Strala co-founder Mike Taylor and they enjoy practici