Simple Goodness

No-fuss, Plant-based Meals Straight from Your Pantry

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By Makini Howell

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Simple Goodness no longer asks you, “please try veganism”; it no longer says, “I promise it’s good and it will taste like chicken,” because plants don’t taste like chicken.

Welcome to flavor, comfort, and simplicity! Beloved plant-based chef and restauranteur Makini Howell shares 125 recipes full of the simply good ingredients you can find in your pantry. Whether you’re sharing a meal with your loved ones or packing a lunch for your kids, Simple Goodness offers anyone who loves to cook a wide range of dishes that fit effortlessly into your rotation of plant-based meals, any time of day. From Baba’s Morning Quinoa to crispy fresh Calamari Lettuce Wraps and warmly spiced Chipotle Plant-Beef and Bean Tostadas, each recipe bursts with flavor. You'll discover supper favorites like BBQ Tofu Steaks with Roasted Yams, Eggplant Parmesan with Alfredo Rigatoni, and to top it all off, Makini’s Sweet Georgia Peach Pie. Packed with dishes you can make straight from your pantry and fridge, Simple Goodness is a celebration of all of the versatility and deliciousness eating plants has to offer.


  • “Makini’s cooking will excite and satisfy you…Makini can teach you how to become vegan for the rest of your life if you desire. Her ways should be passed on from generation to generation, for generations to come.”
    Stevie Wonder

On Sale
Dec 3, 2024
Page Count
256 pages
Hachette Go

Makini Howell

About the Author

Makini Howell is a lifelong vegan, chef, restaurateur, community leader, and plant-based food advocate. She is the owner of Plum Vegan restaurants, Makini has had the unique opportunity to serve as chef to the stars, cooking vegan dishes for Stevie Wonder on his 2015 tour. She is also a culinary advisor for companies like Google, where she is currently developing new, plant-forward food programs. She is the author of Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes from Seattle’s Plum Bistro and host of the monthly TV show Makini’s Kitchen on King 5 News in Seattle.

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