Master Plants Cookbook

The 33 Most Healing Superfoods for Optimum Health


By Margarita Restrepo

By Michele Lastella

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Food isn’t just food, it can be medicine!

A plant-based, whole-food diet can help prevent chronic diseases, while also promoting a healthy weight. This isn’t just a modern concept that’s supported by today’s science, but a knowledge that’s deeply entrenched in our collective food history. Master Plants Cookbook, from the founder and chef for Naked Food© magazine, takes you on a fascinating journey of discovery that spans ancient civilizations, and links the wisdom of our ancestors with the magnificent power of foods we can still enjoy today. The plants and grains that these ancient cultures grew, ate, and thrived on remain the most powerful foods for our own optimum health. And by incorporating these 33 “Master” plants into your diet — from avocados, lentils, and beets to sweet potatoes, blueberries, and chia — you can benefit from their detoxifying, immune-boosting, health-promoting powers. With more than 100 delectable and easy recipes including “Himalayan Rice,” “Machu Picchu’s Quinoa Cookies,” and “Incan Mango Pudding,” Master Plants Cookbook draws on the best of ancient traditions to spark a new love for real, organic cuisine that packs a powerful healing punch. Whether you are already well on the road to a plant-based way of eating, or just need a little push, Master Plants will empower you to eat your way to your healthiest, most radiant self.


  • “Read Master Plants and master your health.”
    –Neal Barnard M.D., author of The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook

    “The book that the food movement has been waiting for.”
    –John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution and Diet for a New America

    “This is an extraordinary book that makes it clear there is no other way to eat than plant-based.”
    –Caldwell B Esselstyn Jr., M.D., author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

    “The brilliant colors used make us want to reach out to touch, taste, and smell foods that help us reach our highest potentials in life.”
    –John McDougall, M.D., author of The Starch Solution and The McDougall Program

    "a real achievement. Simple, thoughtful, balanced, and reverent. This is just superb.”?
    –Doug Lisle, PhD., co-author of The Pleasure Trap

    “Margarita Restrepo and Michele Lastella have written a masterpiece of nutrition.”
    –Ann Crile Esselstyn, co-author of The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook.

    “Plant-based cooking doesn't have to be hard, and Master Plants proves it! Anyone will fall in love with this invigorating collection of delicious recipes.”
    –Julie Morris, best-selling author of Superfood Smoothies and Superfood Soups

On Sale
Sep 13, 2016
Page Count
296 pages
Running Press

Margarita Restrepo

About the Author

Margarita Restrepo is the founder and editor-in-chief of Naked Food magazine (Naked stands for New Authentic Kind & Enlightened Diet), which empowers readers to adopt a sustainable, plant-based, whole food diet for prevention and reversal of chronic disease. Naked Food is supported by leaders in the whole food, sustainable movement including T. Colin Campbell, John Robbins, Caldwell Esselstyn, Michael Pollan, and Dean Ornish.

Michele Lastella is a plant-based cuisine chef and founder of Sustainable Society, a media organization focused on developing innovation through ancient knowledge.

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