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SEEMA Book Club

Jan/08/2023 / by Habibur Shohon

“The Vegetarian Reset: 75 Low-Carb, Plant-Forward Recipes From Around the World” by Vasudha Viswanath

“The Vegetarian Reset” has 75 low-carb and high-protein recipes rooted in whole foods such as  vegetables, legumes, spices, and healthy fats.

In this, her debut cookbook, Viswanath takes her readers on a little trip around the world, as she draws inspiration from an array of traditional cuisines from east to west. Her recipes put vegetables  front and center – for example, using riced cauliflower or spiralized vegetables in lieu of white rice or noodles, and creating breads out of less-processed alternatives like chickpea and almond flour. The smoothies are refreshingly savory, and desserts are lightly sweetened with whole fruit. Due to their focus on vegetables, the recipes in this book tend to be moderately low-carb and are predominantly gluten-free. Nutritional facts are provided for each recipe.

Vasudha Viswanath is the founder of We Ate Well, a community for foodies that focuses on eating mindfully and sustainably on a vegetarian diet. A lifelong vegetarian and passionate home cook, her journey into eating healthy started with a doctor’s note about her elevated blood sugar after a routine physical. She transformed the way she cooked, to cut out excessive starch and sugar and found that she had never felt better. After spending over a decade on Wall Street where she specialized in technology and business strategy, Viswanath left her career in finance to write a cookbook and create We Ate Well.

Viswanath, who grew up in Bangalore, India, now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. SEEMA’s View : The book provides easy solutions to spend less time cooking and more time connecting with your family over a home cooked meal. If food for you means love and family this one’s for you.