jae offers practical advice and truly delicious recipes in her friendly, never-judgmental voice. This book is a breath of fresh, yummy air.
―Jessica Porter, author of The Hip Chicks Guide to Macrobiotics
jae's debut book is an inspiring read. As an avid cook and foodie with an extremely nomadic lifestyle, finding balance through nutrition has been a challenge over the years, so I appreciate the depth of encyclopedic information this cookbook provides. Get It Ripe
is a friendly nudge not only toward eating well and leading healthy lives, but also to supporting local farmers and being more responsible for the way we consume. Thanks for the book, jae! And for all the delicious treats youve graced our hungry dressing rooms with over the years.
―Sarah Neufeld, of the Arcade Fire and the Bell Orchestre (Sarah Neufeld, of the Arcade Fire and the Bell Orchestre
Gutsy, intimate, refreshing, informative, nutritious and delicious―in Get It Ripe
, jae has written the cookbook I have been wanting to recommend to patients for more than a decade. Thank you for compiling, with so much care and enthusiasm, an eating guide for a lifetime of good health―for us and for the planet.
―Sat Dharam Kaur, ND, author of The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Breast Cancer
and The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women's Health
(Sat Dharam Kaur
)Get It Ripe
is awesome! Here is a book that tells us how eating luscious foods will make us healthy. jae pays homage to Eastern traditional understandings of the body and the most recent findings of Western nutritional science. Her enthusiasm for healthy eating is contagious. With her simple-to-follow and uncomplicated recipes, she creates dishes that will tempt vegans and omnivores alike. In this book, packed full of culinary tips for beginners and seasoned chefs, jae has gone well beyond the basics of vegan eating, affirming that we vegans never have to compromise on taste.
―Ruth Tal, owner of Fresh restaurants (Toronto), and author of Juice for Life, Fresh at Home,
(Ruth Tal, owner of Fresh
)Get It Ripe
is full of thought-provoking info on sustainable food, decoding grocery store labels, and holistic ideas on how to heal and balance our bodies through what we put in our mouths. Not to mention all the mouth-watering recipes that will make you want to jump in your kitchen and start cooking up a storm! The book is not just for vegans, it's for anyone who wants to treat their body, the planet, and their taste buds good.
― Adria Vasil, author of Ecoholic
jae steele is a registered holistic nutritionist and runs the vegan blog "Domestic Affair." She has authored various self-published cookzines including Vegan Freegan and Ripe. Formerly from Montreal, she now lives in Toronto. Her first book, Get It Ripe, was published in 2008 and is now in its second printing; her second cookbook, Ripe from Around Here, will be published by Arsenal Pulp Press in spring 2010.
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