Miscellaneous Resources

Getting Started





  • Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure by Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. M.D. (2007).
  • Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease  by Dr. Dean Ornish   (2010).
  • The Food Prescription for Better Health: A Cardiologist’s Proven Method to Reverse Heart Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, and Other Chronic Illnesses, Naturally!  by Baxter D. Montgomery, MD (2011).
  • How Not To Die   by Michael Greger, M.D. with Gene Stone (2015).
  • Breast, The Owner’s Manual: Every Woman’s Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk, Making Treatment Choices, and Optimizing Outcomes by Kristi Funk, MD (2018)
  • Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs by Dr. Neal Barnard (2008).
  • Power Foods for The Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory by Dr. Neal Barnard (2014).
  • Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome   by Will Bulsiewicz MD (2020)
  • Beyond Cancer: The Powerful Effect of Plant-Based Eating: How to adopt a plant-based diet to optimize cancer survival and long-term health   by Sally A. Lipsky   (2017)
  • Staying Alive: Healing from Heart Disease – A Survivor’s Story by Sherry Shrallow (2018)


  • Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cures by Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. M.D. (2007).
  • The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook by Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn (2014).
  • The China Study Cookbook   by LeAnne Campbell, PhD (2013).
  • The China Study Quick and Easy Cookbook  by Del Sroufe (2015).
  • The PlantPure Nation Cookbook  by Kim Campbell (2015).
  • The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook  by John A. McDougall and Mary McDougall (1997).
  • Straight Up Food: Delicious and Easy Plant-based Cooking without Salt, Oil or Sugar by Cathy Fisher (2016).
  • The Engine 2 Cookbook   by Rip Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn (2017).
  • How Not To Die Cookbook   by Dr. Michael Greger (2017).
  • How Not to Diet Cookbook  by Dr. Michael Greger (2019).
  • Vegan under Pressure: Perfect Vegan Meals made Quick & Easy in your Pressure Cooker by Jill Nussinow (2016).
  • The Plant-Based Diet for Beginners: 75 Delicious, Healthy Whole-Food Recipes by Gabriel Miller (2019).


  • Forks Over Knives
  • Fast Food Nation
  • What the Health
  • The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue
  • Vegucated
  • Cowspiracy
  • PlantPure Nation
  • Food Matters
  • Eating You Alive
  • Ingredients
  • The Future of Food
  • Hungry for Change
  • Game Changers
  • Code Blue


Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen   Free

Cronometer – Has a free version

Dr. McDougall Mobile Cookbook    $4.99

Forks over Knives Recipe App    $4.9

Meal Planning Programs

RECIPE WEBSITES: (*not all vegan recipes are oil-free or sugar free, so may have to adapt)

  • https://www.fatfreevegan.com
  • https://www.vegfamily.com
  • https://www.wholefoods.com/recipes
  • https://www.thevegan8.com
  • https://www.chooseveg.com
  • https://www.vegginoutandabout.com
  • https://www.runningonrealfood.com
  • https://www.timeforchangekitchen.com
  • https://www.plantstrong.com (formerly Engine2.com)
  • https://happyherbivore.com/recipes
  • https://www.brandnewvegan.com/recipe-index
  • https://www.straightupfood.com/blog/recipe-index/
  • https://sweetsimplevegan.com/
  • https://dreenaburton.com/plant-powered-kitchen/
  • https://www.22daysnutrition.com/
  • https://engine2diet.com/blog/category/recipes/
  • https://simpledailyrecipes.com/
  • https://healthygirlskitchen.com/healthy-recipes
  • https://nutmegnotebook.com/
  • https://oneingredientchef.com/
  • https://www.brendadavisrd.com/
  • Https://monkeyandmekitchenadventures.com/
  • https://plantbasedcookingshow.com/
  • https://cookingwithplants.com/
  • https://www.plantspiration.org
  • https://nutriciously.com/
  • https://plantbaseddietitian.com/


  • https://www.pcrm.org
  • https://cronometer.com
  • https://www.nutritionfacts.org
  • https://www.drmcdougall.com
  • https://www.happycow.net
  • https://www.jeffnovick.com