Shayda's and Gustavo's book is finally here!

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Book Release - Healthy Cooking with Shayda - Simple, Healthy, Delicious Plant-Based Meals

An out-of-the-box book with whole-food, plant-based recipes that prove how no matter what your cultural background is or your culinary traditions are, you can still enjoy food from different parts of the world and make them healthy and as tasty as (or even tastier) than their “not-so-healthy” counterparts.

Shayda Soleymani and Gustavo Tolosa came from opposite ends of the world and very different cultures, yet their journeys, both involving dramatic weight loss, brought them both to the same corner of the world and the same understanding of how to eat in a way that is satisfying, healthy, and life-changing. Live Your Healthiest Life! contains over 135 international vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free recipes made from whole foods. Shayda transforms the Persian cuisine she grew up with into healthy, plant-based cuisine, and Gustavo does the same with Argentinian cuisine. The Foreword is by one of their mentors, Chef AJ.

“This book will become a valuable contribution to the vegan movement for better health for people and the planet. The format is unique, and the stories are captivating. The delicious and easy to prepare recipes in Live Your Healthiest Life will quickly become household staples.”—
John and Mary McDougall, Founders of the McDougall Program, Co-authors of 13 national bestselling books.

“This wonderful book is a treasury of delicious and healthful recipes you are likely to find nowhere else. But it is more than that. This book is an invitation to meet two fascinating people who became experts in the role of food in health issues and share their expertise with you. This optimistic and practical guide will change your life.”—Neal D. Barnard, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

“Rarely does a cookbook take you into the personal lives of its authors, but that is exactly what Live Your Healthiest Life! does in a most unique and engrossing manner. The two authors, with unique international origin stories, interweave the tales of their life’s journeys—each overcoming challenges of obesity and serious illnesses—while embedding in their narratives the recipes of the very foods they ate at key times in their lives that help them grow and prosper. The early recipes are healthful versions of the nourishing soups, stews, and casserole comfort foods that they cherished growing up in Iran and Argentina, while in the later pages they share the health-saving, oil-free recipes that deliciously helped them shed excess weight and overcome obesity. Seldom is a recipe book also a ‘good read’—but Live Your Healthiest Life! is in that class. It will nourish your spirit as well as your tummy. Enjoy!”—Michael Klaper, M.D., Physician, Author, Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple.

“I was so captivated from the moment I started reading Shayda and Gustavo’s stories that I couldn’t put the book down. The family history that goes along with the recipes makes them even more special. Food prepared with love has the best flavor and offers the most comfort. Nourish yourself with the love and comfort that comes from these cherished family recipes.”—Tami Kramer, Founder, Nutmeg Notebook.

“As Live Your Healthiest Life demonstrates, no matter who you are or where you are from, a diet derived whole plant foods will get the job done.”—

Dr. Alan Goldhamer, D.C., Founder of TrueNorth Health Center.

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“When I heard that my friends Shayda and Gustavo had created an international whole foods cookbook, I was happy for them!  I knew a bit about their own journey into healthful living, and how important and spectacular their results had been. In reading Live Your Healthiest Life!, I was surprised and moved by the honesty and richness of their individual life stories, and how whole-foods nutrition turned out to be essential for rescuing the lives of these two exceptional people. I think that they would really most like to cook for you, to intimately share with you how fabulous this healthy journey can be.  Live Your Healthiest Life! is the next best thing.”—
Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D., Co-Author, The Pleasure Trap.