Chef, cooking instructor, television personality and author of 11 cookbooks, Robin Asbell is a chronic overachiever. She is also a steadfast and magnificent friend. Robin brings both her warmth and her impressive organizational talents to her new book, Vegan Meal Prep.
“Meal prep is all about making sure you have really useful, delicious prepared ingredients, so you can walk in that door after a long day and get a meal on the table, fast,” Robin writes. Sounds good, but what does it mean? How about cheesy vegetable wraps with a farro, apricot and spinach salad and, for dessert, maybe summer fruit and some triple chocolate cookies? Robin shows you how with shopping lists, meal plans, cooking techniques, nutrition basics and recipes (told you she was organized).
Robin and I both have a thing for mindful eating, not in a woo-woo kind of way, but because we’ve seen how plugging a hunger hole with processed food hasn’t worked out so well. Yet, like a bad boyfriend, too many of us fall for it. “Eating,” says Robin, “is a very complicated thing.” It doesn’t have to be. “Just stick to natural, real, whole foods.” Vegan Meal Prep helps you do that, in the yummiest way.