Part I Nava Atlas
Wild About Greens
Nava Atlas is the author and illustrator of many books on vegetarian cooking, most recently Vegan Express, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, The Vegetarian Family Cookbook, and The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet. The Vegan Holiday Kitchen will be published in the fall of 2011, and a book on leafy greens will be on the shelves in the spring of 2012.
In addition to cookbooks, Nava also produces visual books on family themes, humor, and women’s issues, including The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing Life (2011), exploring first-person narratives on the writing lives of twelve classic women authors, and commenting on the universal relevance of their experiences to all women who love to write. Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife (2009) is a satiric look at contemporary marriage and motherhood through the lens of a faux 1950s cookbook.
Part II Alan Goldhamer
Bravo! Health Promoting Meals
A New Dietary Paradigm for Transforming Health! Book Publishing Company is delighted to release a dynamic new cookbook that offers a revolutionary and holistic approach to healthful eating. Most of us would balk at the idea of a SOS-free diet—one completely void of salt, oil, and sugar. And trying to prepare meals without these basic ingredients would be daunting. With BRAVO! Health-Promoting Meals from the TrueNorth Kitchen, executive chef Ramses Bravo has successfully mastered the art and science of healthful cuisine and delivers palate-pleasing food that also serves as the optimal diet for health.
Ramses had years of experience as a chef at hotels, spas and restaurants. After taking the job at TrueNorth Health Center in 2007, he participated in one of their programs and discovered a new quality of life. Redirecting his love for eating and cooking in a more healthful direction, Ramses took on the challenge of creating and developing a new cuisine that adhered to SOS (salt, oil, sugar-free) guidelines, used whole, unprocessed plant-based ingredients, and still tasted delicious.
Ramses skill at combining simple flavors and textures that complement each other to perfection is evident in this collection of recipes. These dishes will not only help to regulate appetite and maintain weight but also protect against a host of diseases due to the absence of harmful saturated fats and cholesterol. The recipes, 14 days of menus along with helpful tips for using whole foods developed to serve clients from every walk of life, help make for an easy dietary transition. Anyone who wishes to renew their health, lose weight, have more energy or simply make a positive change in their life would do well to experience this style of eating.
Ramses Bravo, the executive chef at TrueNorth Health Center, has been delighting guests with healthful, delicious meals since 2007. He has also worked in numerous hotels and restaurants in California, Hawaii, and West Virginia over his 14-year career, including a position as executive chef for the renowned Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma, CA.
Articulate, inspiring and energetic,