Vegan chef and wellness expert Jason Wrobel offers up a comprehensive recipe and lifestyle book with practical tips for creating drool-worthy dishes with specific nutritional benefits. While at its core Eaternity is a cookbook, it’s so much more than that. In it, Jason explains which foods contain active ingredients to support health and longevity. Now, you might be thinking, “What’s the big deal about living a long time?” Well, if you’re having a pretty good time here on planet Earth, wouldn’t you want to stick around as long as possible to enjoy it? And wouldn’t you want to feel great the entire time?
Unlike most cookbooks that merely tell you what to eat and how to make it, Eaternity gives you the current research and science behind common public health concerns, and explains why you should eat certain foods based on your individual goals—whether it’s to lose weight, have more energy, sleep sounder, feel stronger, or get your libido running (ooh, la la!).
Eaternity has 150+ nutritious yet delicious meat-free recipes that will satisfy all of your insane comfort-food cravings, because let’s face it—not everyone is ready for wheatgrass shots, seaweed salads, and buckwheat granola! It features such fan favorites as Chocolate Avocado Jungle Peanut Pudding, Superfood Caesar Salad, Coconut Milk Asparagus Risotto, Spicy Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup, and—wait for it—Salted Caramel Waffles. One bite and you’ll be obsessed, Jess.
With a refreshingly light, no-pressure vibe, wicked humor, and stunning food photography, Eaternity makes it easy to get on board and feel friggin’ awesome! It’s Nutrition 101 meets jaw-dropping food porn, taught by a comedian in a chef’s coat. Boom!
So, having decided for a while that I wanted to cut the majority of the meat I eat out of my diet, I decided to watch Cowspiracy- I’d been told by loads of people to watch it, and I finally got around to it! As a result I’ve decided I’m definitely going to go veggie, and try and cook vegan meals too whenever possible. So Eaternity by Jason Wrobel seems like the perfect cookbook to get me started!
Firstly, can I just say the pictures in this book are divine! I always feel like really nice quality, clear photos are a must for cookery books, so I can see exactly what I’m making- and decide what to make too! Not every recipe has an image, otherwise the book would be twice as many pages, but many do, and they look amazing!
Eaternity starts with some info from Jason on eating healthily, plant-based food and how certain foods can solve particular health issues, and then it’s split up into sections with recipes for helping different issues. For example, there’s a section on energy-boosting recipes, recipes to boost brainpower, recipes to build muscle… even recipes to boost libido! Plus many other types as well.
The recipes range in difficulty but a lot seem really simple to make- and all look delicious! Don’t be fooled by the fact that these are all vegan; the recipes certainly don’t seem to compromise on taste and would make some great recipes that feel a bit indulgent but aren’t at all! I’ve tried the pad thai and Quinoa Tabouli so far (both really tasty!) and have many more lined up that I’m really looking forward to trying soon!
What’s great about this book is that for each section there’s an in-depth, really useful and informative explanation about how certain foods benefit the body and why they work so well; it’s cooking with real substance!
Overall I’m hugely impressed by this cookbook: a vegan cookbook with dishes I actually look forward to making! If you’re looking for new vegan, healthy recipes to make then this is definitely the book for you!
Eaternity is out in the UK on 5th April 2016.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a copy of this novel in return for an honest review