The China Study Cookbook: Un-fussy review + giveaway



The number 11 is my lucky number, and this is day 11 of Vegan Mofo (month of food). Since 11 is my lucky number, it’s only fitting I giveaway something awesome.

Now, the China Study was one of the very first books I read on a plant-based diet, and was definitely the tipping point that made me want to get serious about this no animals in my food business. I highly recommend that book – check out my review here.

The China Study Cookbook, by Leanne Campbell, PhD is the official companion to the China Study. And it’s full of my kinda food.



whole foods

oil free


My favorite parts of this book:

  • 120 whole food recipes
  • breakfast home fry hash
  • breakfast burrito
  • fresh tomato and avocado pasta salad
  • lemon tahini quinoa salad
  • sesame noodle salad
  • seasoned mushroom soup
  • thai peanut soup
  • tomato basil pesto sandwiches
  • eggplant bake
  • fettuccine with broccoli and cashew sauce
  • nutty noodles with vegetables
  • zucchini crabless cakes
  • carrot bake
  • date fruit pie
  • apple gingerbread upside down cake
  • chocolate banana pie
  • no-bake peanut butter bars

The recipes in this book aren’t necessarily gluten-free, but if you’re a gluten-free eater that’s been around the wheat block, you can probably come up with easy swaps without even thinking about it.

Enter the giveaway here! Contest closes on September 24 at midnight.

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PS – this giveaway is sponsored by BenBella books. I was not obligated to post a positive review or any review at all.

Jacqueline Fisch is an aspiring minimalist, especially when it comes to writing. She helps people unfuss all their communications, helping them describe the indescribable by keeping it simple When she's not simplifying busy people’s words, you can find her devouring self-help books, trying not to fall over in crow pose and sitting around with a pile of notebooks, a big glass of red wine and a huge hunk of dark chocolate.

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26 comments on “The China Study Cookbook: Un-fussy review + giveaway
  1. Kimberly says:

    I’ve never read the book yet, but my first plant based book was Vegan for Her

  2. Kelly G. says:

    I haven’t read the book yet, but my younger sister keeps raving about it. I think the first vegan cookbook I’ve ever owned was The Uncheese Cookbook (since returned to that great bookshelf in the sky).

  3. Carol Warnock says:

    I’ve not got a copy of the cookbook yet – but “The China Study” is awesome!!

  4. Brandi C. says:

    The first Plant Based Cookbook I bought was Engine 2 Diet and then Happy Herbivore! I would love to add The China Study Cookbook!

  5. Allyson says:

    Haven’t read the book completely but am familiar with Dr Campbell’s work. The cookbook sounds awesome. My first plant based cook book was Happy Herbivore. :)

  6. Mackenzie says:

    I didn’t even realized this cookbook existed until today! My first vegan cookbook I bought though was “The Happy Herbivore”. Great cookbook, I use the ranch veggie dip in it often, it’s delicious!

  7. I have read the China Study. I read it before I knew what it was, really. I’m a huge fan of TCC; this cookbook has been on my wish list since it was up for pre-order.

  8. Susan Stevens says:

    While I’m familiar with The China Study due to films such as Fork over Knives, I have not yet read it. The first cookbook I purchased regarding a plant based diet was Christina Pirello’s Cook Your Way to the Life You Want.

  9. Simona says:

    It was “Becoming vegan” very informative!

  10. Laura K. says:

    I have The China Study book, so the cookbook would make it a complete set!

  11. Bonnie says:

    Would enjoy reading this book.

  12. Cindy says:

    Would love to win this book. New to plant-eating and interested in easy recipes.

  13. Elizabeth G. says:

    I haven’t read the book. I would love to win this cookbook!

  14. Dee says:

    Those recipes sound yummy, especially the breakfast burrito, eggplant bake and the apple gingerbread upside down cake. Yum!

  15. Shayna Oppenheim says:

    I’ve made a few recipes from the cookbook online but I would love to win this cookbook and share the recipes with my friends and family

  16. Aimee Douglass says:

    I have not read The China Study yet. The first book I read was “Everyday Happy Herbivore” by Lindsay Nixon.

  17. Terri Cole says:

    I have not read The China Study yet, but I see it referenced everywhere. I got my first two vegan books simultaneously when Borders was going out of business. Veganomicon and The Kind Life were the first vegan books I bought.

  18. Donna Lobel says:

    The first plant based book I owned Diet for a Small Planet back in the 1970’s.

  19. Beth says:

    I have not read the China Study yet but I want too! My first cook book!? Veganomican!

  20. Alexis says:

    My dad read the china study and I am vegan along with him. We are curious!

  21. Joya Towne says:

    What a great prize! I was just looking at this book on Amazon yesterday.

  22. Megan G says:

    My first plant-based cookbook was “Vegan Junk Food”.

  23. Jennifer K says:

    I haven’t yet read the China Study. My first book was Becoming Vegetarian by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

  24. Becca F says:

    I have yet to read the China Study. My first vegan cookbook was How it all Vegan

  25. Cee says:

    I have read the China Study, and my first vegan cookbook was How it All Vegan (Sarah Kramer/Tanya Barnard). I worked in a bookstore, had just moved out of my parents’ house, and was drawn in by the cover and kitschy photos. :) It was the perfect book for starting out on my own and as a vegan!

  26. Karen D says:

    I haven’t read it yet…and possibly the first plant based cookbook I bought (it was so very long ago that I can’t be sure) was Laurel’s Kitchen

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