Get It Ripe: A Fresh Take on Vegan Cooking and Living

Get It Ripe: A Fresh Take on Vegan Cooking and Living

by jae steele


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Get It Ripe is a vegan cookbook for the twenty-first century with an emphasis on holistic living and whole food (i.e. unprocessed and unrefined) ingredients. Jae Steele is a registered holistic nutritionist; she has also been a professional vegan baker and has worked on an East Coast organic farm. Her life experiences and her love of vegan whole foods are at the heart of Get It Ripe, which not only includes uncomplicated yet delicious animal-free recipes, but advice and information on various aspects of holistic vegan living, including cleansing and detox programs, yoga and meditation, ethical consumerism, and the connections among mind, body, and spirit.

The two hundred recipes include Butternut Risotto, Chipotle Black-Eyed Peas with Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflower Chickpea Curry, Pad Thai, Fettuccini No-Fredo, Cinnamon Pumpkin Soup, Banana Creem Pie, and Cowgrrrl Cookies. Two-color throughout, the book also includes sixteen full-color recipe photographs.

Get healthy and energetic with Get It Ripe.

In addition to being a registered holistic nutritionist, Jae Steele has authored numerous vegan cookzines and runs the blog Domestic Affair. She lives in Montreal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551522340
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

jae steele is a registered holistic nutritionist whose first vegan cookbook was Get It Ripe (Arsenal, 2008). She also runs the popular vegan blog ?Domestic Affair.?

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Get It Ripe: A Fresh Take on Vegan Cooking and Living 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
PoliticalMediaReview on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This morning I bought a 11¿ X 7¿ glass Pyrex baking dish at the Co-op store. I¿m preparing to make the Molasses Cornbread. jae steele¿s Get It Ripe has got me on a roll in the kitchen!¿This vegan cookbook is for everyone,¿ says the young author and registered holistic nutritionist. There she is on the cover, vibrant, eating strawberries. With enthusiasm and generosity, she offers what she has learned from working on organic farms, in kitchens, and through her studies and involvement with food. The book is divided into 5 parts ¿ Informed Eating, Stocking Up, The Skills, Dish it Out, and Further Healing. This makes it easy to use. If I forget how long to soak the black beans or what ratio of water to beans for cooking, I can find out in a jiffy. With information on where to shop, what to stock in your pantry, what kitchen supplies to use, and why to eat a plant-based diet, along with digestion, cleansing/detoxifying, raw food and baking methods, the cookbook will stay at the top of your collection. jae puts care into presenting the recipes in a simple and straightforward way. Coding on recipes that are soy-free, gluten-free, nightshade-free or raw/living foods makes this book accessible for those with food sensitivities. The baking is wheat and sugar free, with spelt flour and maple syrup used.Get it Ripe is full of unique recipes with easy to find ingredients, such as the exquisite sounding Carob Chai Cake with Cardamom Icing. This cake, as jae suggests in the ¿Indian supper II¿ section of Mouth-Watering Menu Ideas found at the end of the book, goes well with Red Lentil Hummus with fresh carrots & bell peppers, Coconut Cauliflower Chana over chopped fresh spinach, and After-Dinner Rooibos Chai or Turmeric Ginger Tea. Another amazing recipe is her Flax Maple cookies. ¿Thanks to my blog Domestic Affair, these cookies (Flax Maple) are known and loved world-wide. Try `em and you¿ll see why. They only take a moment to whip up and they¿re simply delicious.¿The section on Informed Eating includes political, environmental and health reasons for a plant-based diet. With a non-judgmental approach, jae encourages people to be conscious of what we put in our bodies, to consider where the food comes from. There is information on ethical consumerism, organic foods, composting, and community ¿food box¿ programs.This beautiful and friendly whole food vegan cookbook is an ideal choice for healthy, holistic and delicious eating. Clearly written and comprehensive, it provides everything a beginner needs to know and is a great refresher for the seasoned cook.Get It Ripe has offered me both the information and inspiration I was waiting for! I was ready for a fresh start. I treasure my new reddish silicon spatulas and the matching whisk with its stylish metal handle, suggested in the kitchen supply section. My cupboard is now stocked. I feel just like I did when I first made the Apple Cinnamon Muffins: excited to be trying something new and making healthy food to share.Reviewed by Sharon Colling
Staramber on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The recipes in this book are very good, the Portobello burger is mouth watering and the idea of vegan shortbread makes me want to jump up and down. The nutritional information is interesting but I¿m not impressed by talks of detox, macrobiotics, and qi. Less still claims that all manner of things from zits to Parkinson¿s can be manifestations of an overload of toxins. As someone who may want to cleanse because of her mental health issues I¿m glad I have to sense not to. Try the Portobello burger, avoid the detox.
goddessgirl32 More than 1 year ago
This is not only a great cookbook, but a font of information! There are grain and bean cooking charts, detoxification strategies and so much more. I would highly recommend this book for anyone trying to eat healthier. You don't even have to be a vegan to enjoy the recipes. They are tasty and easy to make. I highly recommend Jae's All Out Daily Deluxe Salad, Leek and Potato Soup and the Spice Swirl Bundt Cake with Buttahmilk Glaze. Delicious!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'll admit I'm a sucker for vegan cookbooks by cute tattooed girls with nice haircuts, so I was pleased to come across this book! It offers many great recipes 'which seem simple to make, and with reasonable ingredient lists', but is also packed full of vegan nutrition charts, pantry staples, way to cook various foods, etc.. It combines a nutrition guide with a fun, accessible cookbook to the likes of Sarah Kramer. This would be great for a vegan beginner,or as an all-in-one book for someone wanting to know more about healthful animal-free eating and living!