Plant-powered dietitian Sharon Palmer tells the diverse story of California veganism with recipes showcasing local produce and celebrating the cultural roots, historical legacy, and future of plant-based pioneers in the state. California is where vegan culture all began, and where a diverse group of innovators continue breaking new ground. From the first glimpses of California cuisine in the 1970s to today’s Silicon Valley startups revolutionizing the way America eats, the Golden State starts the veggie trends the rest of the country follows.
Featuring over 100 plant-based recipes with full nutritional information and illustrated with original photography, California Vegan welcomes Californians into veganism and vegans all over the world into California.
Known as The Plant-Powered Dietitian, Sharon Palmer (MSFS, RDN) has established an award-winning career in the field of nutrition and sustainability. One of the most widely recognized registered dietitians in the world, Sharon is an accomplished writer, editor, blogger, author, speaker, and media expert. In particular, she has gained recognition for her expertise in plant-based nutrition and sustainability. Sharon has authored over 1000 articles in a variety of publications, including Better Homes and Gardens and Oprah Magazine. Her previous books include The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health, Beginning Todayand Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps & 125 Delicious Recipes. Sharon also has contributed to several book chapters on nutrition and sustainability. She serves as the nutrition editor for Today’s Dietitian, a professor at Prescott College Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems program, a nutrition consultant for several organizations such as AICR and Oldways, and is co-founder of Food and Planet. Sharon presents frequently at conferences, and is also a weekly contributing nutrition expert in the media, including print, online, radio, podcasts, television, social media, videos, and film. Sharon enjoys organizing farm and sustainability tours across the world, including her collaboration with Sterling College’s Italian Alps annual tour. She completed her Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College in Vermont. And she still has time to blog every day for her popular online community at The Plant-Powered Dietitian. Living in the sustainability mecca of Ojai, California with her husband and two dogs, Sharon enjoys tending to her own organic garden, visiting the local farmers market, volunteering in local environmental organizations, and cooking for friends and family. She live in Ojai, California.
California Vegan is like a stroll through plant-based paradise. It is an inspiring compilation of stories that bring to life the people, places, and food traditions that are at the heart of our shifting food consciousness. Sharon transforms simple, wholesome plant foods into culinary creations that would delight the most discerning palates. This book is sure to find a well-deserved place in your heart and home.
-Brenda Davis, RD, author, speaker, plant-based pioneer