In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dreena Burton all about her kind kitchen and pressure-free, no stress cooking. First, we catch up with her and see how she and her children navigated plant-based living over the last 6 years while they were teens. Then we talk about ways for making plant-based cooking pressure-free with batch cooking ideas, the use of sauces, and ideas for things to freeze you may not have thought about before. Dreena gives some ideas for home and school lunches as well as shares some of her favourite recipes from her new cookbook Dreena’s Kind Kitchen: 100 Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes to Enjoy Every Day.
Dreena Burton is the OG vegan cookbook author. Vegan for 25 years, Dreena is also a mom to three “weegans.” She has charted her journey as a plant-based cook and mother of three through five bestselling cookbooks. Dreena has also collaborated with renowned plant-based physician Dr. Barnard on The Cheese Trap and coauthored their most recent Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes. Dreena’s recipes have been featured with groups including PCRM, Forks Over Knives, Blue Zones, and The Food Network. Dreena was also the Culinary Coordinator with The Food Revolution Network’s Whole Life Club. Dreena also runs an online kitchen and community.
In this episode we discuss:
- Plant-based living for your teens
- Setting foundations
- Taking the pressure out of plant-based
- The imperfectness of the diet
- Batch cooking
- Sweet potato magic
- What you can freeze – Surprise!
- School (or home) lunch ideas
- Dreena’s Kind Kitchen cookbook faves
- Tips for newbies
Links to things we mentioned:
Plant-Based Comfort Foods – eCookbook
Meal Planning with Dreena Burton – PTP036
Your Body In Balance with Neal Barnard, MD – PTP372
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Mary Lou Fusi
Mark Jeffrey Johnson
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