Master Plants Cookbook($24.00, 295 pp) by Margarita Restrepo and Michele Lastella is for shoppers looking to not only discover the links between ancient civilization and keeping a healthy weight through plants and grains, but to also learn how to incorporate 33 super foods  into one’s diet.  With more than 100 easy recipes, nutrient facts, kitchen essentials, substitutions for common foods and a prepared shopping list, this book makes the transition to a plant-based, whole-food diet a breeze.

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