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Ask Dr. Block


Could you recommend a few cookbooks that keep your food guidlines?

Answer: There are many excellent cookbooks that translate the good science, as discussed in Life Over Cancer, into truly good food. Therefore, the titles mentioned below are not an exhaustive list, but only some suggestions.

In searching for new menu ideas, we encourage you to choose recipes that are free of meat, poultry, and milk products, and that utilize sweeteners, such as barley malt, brown rice syrup, fruit juice, and pure agave syrup. Our cookbook list may include some exceptions to these specifications because, very often concentrated proteins such as seitan, tempeh, legumes and legume products can be substituted in place of meat and poultry. Do carefully choose recipes that use only those ingredients that match your optimal health needs.

American Macrobiotic Cuisine Meredith McCarty
Banquet of Health Penny Block, Ph.D.
Candle Cafe Cookbook Joy Pierson, Bart Potenza, Barbara Scott-Goodman (With), Bart Potenza
Book of Whole Meals Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D.
Cancer Survivor’s Guide Neal Barnard, MD
Cancer Fighting Kitchen* Rebecca Katz
Cooking the Whole Foods Way Christina Pirello
Cooking with Japanese Foods Jan Belleme
Fresh from a Vegetarian Kitchen Meredith McCarty
Gourmet Whole Foods Rachel Albert
The Kind Diet Alicia Silverstone
The Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook Tanya Petrovna
Short-Cut Vegetarian Lorna Sass
Sweet and Natural Meredith McCarty
The Vegan Gourmet Susann Geiskopf-Hadler & Mindy Toomay

*Please select those recipes that follow recommendations as presented in Life Over Cancer and avoid milk products, poultry, and sweeteners other than barley malt, brown rice syrup, fruit juice, or pure agave syrup.