Somer McCowan wrote The Abundance Diet: The 28-day Plan to Reinvent Your Health, Lose Weight, and Discover the Power of Plant-Based Foods. I’m kinda late to the party as this book was released in June of 2015. To be fair, it seems just like yesterday I bought the book. And honestly where does the time go? For anyone who doesn’t know about this book or is sitting on the fence, I have a few words for you- if you want to redevelop your relationship with food, and want to be able to eat as much as you want without gaining weight- this book is for you. Do you want recipes packed with flavor with each time you lift your fork or spoon to your mouth? This book is for you.
This book is divided by 4 parts. Part 1 includes Somer’s personal journey. Did you know she was diagnosed with a severe autoimmune disease, but when she went 100% vegan- she was able to get off all meds and is in FULL remission…. see the power plants have?) She talks about how we as a society, look at food and talks about how to rethink our eating habits by replacing them with healthy ones. There’s a part about reinventing our Kitchen, which is interesting because I’m nosy and I like to find out how others are organizing and what they are buying. I like to be able to take a sneak peak.
Part 2: The 28 day meal plan, she makes things easy for us, as she made a menu for us. No excuses. NONE!!!!
Part 3: The recipes, including a bonus 1-3-5 day juice feast (she also talks about the basics). She’s not pushy with her opinion, her recipes are down to earth and tasty.
And she wraps this gem up with Fitness and maintenance tips. She doesn’t leave you wondering “now what?” “where do I go from here?” I love the fact that she knows you need realistic goals and she doesn’t try to tell you if you follow this plan, then you will be model skinny. She’s trying to give you a gift by making you be the healthiest you- you can be. Weight loss is going to happen, because she’s not making you starve and is telling you to eat as much whole foods as you want.
These are the recipes I have tried and LOVED!! In fact many of them I’ve made a few times already and I will never get bored with them!!!
Cheesy cauliflower and potato bake
You can find the recipe on Somer’s site.
Cheesiest potato soup, homestyle mexican casserole, minted cucumber melon juice, easy applesauce snack cake, chocolate chip mini blondie muffins, “cowboy special” one pot pasta, roasted tofu veggies stir fry with garlic ginger sauce (includes up to 3 variations plus a Kung Pao recipe) creamy vegan ranch dressing. Australian carrot, apple, celery juice, chia limeade.
Somewhere I have pics, and I may- read WILL add more later when I update this post with new dishes I make.
Bottom line, she makes this food taste like comfort food. But really? It’s healthful, so you don’t feel guilty about eating it 🙂 I hope you check out the book. Somer has lots of recipes on line for you to try.
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I would like to know, what is your fave Vedged Out recipe? I cant decide my favorite.