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Unprocessed [Kindle Edition]

Chef AJ , Glen Merzer , Dr. Hans Diehl

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Chef AJ has a unique ability to create healthy foods that taste great. Whether you want to lower your cholesterol, prevent or reverse many common lifestyle diseases, lose weight or just look and feel great, Chef AJ can show you how to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet in ways that are easy, delicious and fun.

Foreword by Dr. Hans Diehl and endorsed by several giants in the field of plant-based nutrition, including:

Dr. T. Colin Campbell (The China Study)
Rip Esselstyn (The Engine 2 Diet)
Dr. Joel Fuhrman (Eat To Live)
Dr. Matthew Lederman & Dr. Alona Pulde (Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole: Your Guide To Optimum Health)
Dr. John McDougall (The McDougall Program)
Dr. Pam Popper (Executive Director of the Wellness Forum)

"Chef AJ knows how to make tasty food and how to make it healthy. It's very special. Try it and you'll like it."
T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study

"Chef AJ's book Unprocessed deserves a special spot on the bookshelf of all people serious about their health and personal appearance."
Mary and John McDougall, M.D., authors and founders of the McDougall Program

"Chef AJ is one of the few chefs in the world who can design dishes that not only meet my dietary guidelines, but are delicious, too. She represents the best of everything; she's entertaining and engaging, and makes healthy food totally acceptable for everyone. This book is a must-have for the person who wants to not only eat well, but enjoy eating well, too."
Dr. Pam Popper, Executive Director of the Wellness Forum

"Chef AJ is unmatched in her ability to take nothing but whole foods and make them taste so delicious. Couple that with her generosity and passion, and she herself is a recipe for success. It's about time the world got to taste these treats!"
Alona Pulde, M.D. & Matthew Lederman, M.D. authors of Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole: Your Guide To Optimum Health

"Half confessional memoir, half delectable recipes, Unprocessed is a 100 percent inspirational, educational, and gastronomical fodder from Abbie Jaye, aka Chef AJ. A junk-food vegetarian since forever, AJ turned to a whole-foods diet to cure her ailments, and now preaches to anyone and everyone through her culinary classes and laugh-a-minute lectures. The recipes are all sugar-, salt-, and oil-free, and all delicious. How can you not like a book that starts with desserts?"
VegNews Magazine

UNPROCESSED will show you how you can achieve optimum health, vibrant energy and your ideal weight, simply by eating real, whole foods and avoiding processed food.

This book features:

11 Appetizers
11 Beverages and Smoothies
14 Enticing Entrees
12 Salads and Dressings
10 Savory Soups
16 Sensational Sides
21 Decadent Desserts
14 Truffles

All recipes are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, salt-free and refined sugar-free.

Chef AJ shares her personal story detailing the dangerous health consequences of an unhealthy diet, and the body's miraculous ability to recover and thrive when fed healthy, whole foods. An inspirational, fun read.

By combining whole plant foods, you'll discover some fantastic dishes that you can make easily in your own kitchen. A delightful alternative to unhealthy processed foods, let Chef AJ show you how to achieve vibrant health while eating delicious food.

About the Author

Chef AJ has followed a plant-based diet for over 33 years. She works as a chef and culinary instructor in Los Angeles. She is also the creator and co-producer of, an annual event in Redondo Beach, California where the finest in plant based cuisine meets the best in nutritional science.

Co-author Glen Merzer is a playwright and screenwriter living in Los Angeles. He is co-author with Howard Lyman of "Mad Cowboy" and with Howard Lyman and Joanna Samorow-Merzer of "No More Bull!".

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 273 KB
  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456576097
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  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars Motivation to get you started on a healthy diet and lifestyle 27 Feb 2011
By Karen - Published on
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Chef AJ, in her book "Unprocessed," shares nutritional advice that she has learned from experts in the field of plant-based nutrition and gives the basis for forming her own diet regime, along with explaining her diet philosophy in a readable and friendly format. AJ enthusiastically motivates the reader to go on a whole-foods, nutrient-rich, plant-based diet, with no sugar, salt, or oil. Her reasons for adopting this healthy lifestyle are personal, which she openly shares with the reader, and she is hoping to convince others to try her way of eating so that they can overcome their addictions to food, cure their chronic illnesses, and lose unwanted pounds.

Chef AJ "speaks" to the reader as a friend, giving support and understanding throughout, acknowledging that for some people the gradual approach may be best, rather than to drop all processed food at once. The "Yabbut" sections addresses people's excuses, and the resource section is helpful to those who are new to this way of eating, as well as to those who have lived a healthy lifestyle for awhile. The recipes are easy to follow, and leave room for the home cook's creativity. AJ has an informative section on what to buy in the grocery store and how to stock one's home with recommended ingredients and foods. She even addresses restaurant dining and how to eat healthfully when dining out.

Pictures in the book would have been useful, but one can search You Tube for demonstrations of Chef AJ preparing some of the recipes. Also, Chef AJ gives her e-mail address so that the reader can contact her with any questions. Chef AJ's cooking classes are another resource, are a lot of fun and are unlike other cooking classes because she mixes in humor and song-and-dance routines, emphasizing her lifestyle program, along with the food demonstrations.

Chef AJ's wittiness is scattered throughout the paperback, which makes the book a very enjoyable read. I would recommend the book to anyone wanting to improve their diet and lifestyle, as well as their health.
35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply, healthy, delish! 14 Feb 2011
By R. Freedman - Published on
Chef AJ knows her way around a kitchen. She's been doing this for thirty years and it shows. All her recipes are incredibly easy to make, really healthy, but totally tasty in every way. She's a gifted chef.
34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chef AJ ROCKS!! 9 Feb 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on
This book is great! It is wonderful to hear a real person's struggles and health issues and how a plant based diet can make such a tremendous difference in our life! AJ's recipes are yummy, and easy to make. If you haven't taken any of her classes and you live in southern CA, go to her website, and check it out!! It is well worth the money! She is passionate about her health, AND YOURS!

Thanks Chef AJ for taking the time to write the book!
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for anyone who wants to eat yummy food that is healthy! 25 May 2011
By Jo Anne Folger - Published on
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First I must confess...I HATE to cook. However, I am committed to eating healthfully and so I must cook. This book is a life saver! Chef AJ takes a handful of ingredients and turns them into a delicious meal that even the cooking impaired (like me) can make. So many of these recipes are now my go to dishes. I love the hail to the kale (even people who don't like vegetables like this one). I also have made and enjoyed the smokey black bean soup many times (I recommend you only make 1/2 the recipe - it still makes plenty). I highly recommend this book.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant Surprise 9 Mar 2011
By HungryGirl - Published on
Run, don't walk. Money well spent!

I stayed up all night reading this book, couldn't put it down. I really appreciate the author's honesty, advice and super simple recipes (thank God for the recipes with less than 7 ingredients!). I love this book, typos and all. Thanks for making it so easy. Chef AJ: I'd like to be your editor on the second edition.
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