Be Good: Plant-Based Recipes For Everybody
Over 100 plant-based recipes to tantalise your taste buds and warm your heart. As the founder of Be Good Organics, New Zealand’s top food blog and the biggest plant-based recipe site in Australasia, Buffy has finally after 10 years released her very own cookbook for you to own. If you love Buffy’s recipes, or just want to eat more plant-based – this book is for you!
Whether you’re trying plant-based food for the first time, or are a seasoned plant eater, I’ve written this book for you. Inside you’ll find my most treasured plant-based recipes, the best of my adventures in cooking over the past 10 years. Delicious, healthy, easy plant-based food that you can make every day.
What am I envisaging? You, gliding across the plant-based plains, like an elegant gazelle bounding over the Saharan desert. Light, effortless, and with me holding your hand every step of the way.
Oh, and by the way, the food is tasty too.
I can’t wait to see the recipes you make from it!
x Buffy Ellen
What They’re Saying
I have always been so impressed with Buffy’s impeccable style and incredible passion to share her holistic medical knowledge. Thankfully, Buffy now shares her secrets with her scrumptious plant-based recipes. They are both stylish and imaginative with absolutely no sacrifice on flavour.
Be Good is a wonderful blend of evidence-based nutrition, helpful and practical tips, and appetising recipes. This is the friendly introduction to plant-based living you and your family have been waiting for!
In Be Good, Buffy explains why the science shows we must adopt a whole foods plant based diet, and the how of what to eat, what nutrients to give attention to, and what and how to make it. From simple snacks and healthy treats to beautifully presented options for every meal of the day, Be Good has everything to get you started and keep you going when moving towards a plant based diet and lifestyle.
A stunning guidebook to plant-based eating, with beautiful recipes that can be enjoyed by everyone!
Need a wise, caring and clever friend to help make eating goodness easy? This book is for you! Buffy goes right to the heart of high-nutrition, plant-based food, weaving expert knowledge into delicious recipes for the whole family.
Buffy has been my go-to for plant-based inspiration for as long as I can remember. From theory to practice, her first book combines all her brilliant knowledge and passion into one easy-to-access place. Plus, her meals are consistently tasty and inspiring — she makes me feel like a plant-based culinary rockstar in the kitchen!
Be Good – Waiheke based Buffy Ellen’s plant-based cookbook is sure to be a hit this summer. Filled with glorious photographs and super healthy vegan and vegetarian recipes, it makes a good gift for vegans, vegetarians, those going gluten-free, or anyone watching their diet.
Thank you so much for your amazing cookbook, it is really awesome. Money very well spent there is no doubt there. I have collected about 24 cookbooks in my library of healthy cooking, but have to say I am very impressed by your one – every recipe I have tried so far has been incredible. I appreciate you and your time in producing this very valuable cook book – thank you!
Learn about Buffy’s personal health journey – from an eating disorder and Graves’ autoimmune disease, to a full health recovery, to now a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist, and Medical Herbalist, the founder of Australasia’s largest plant-based food blog, and proud owner of the most popular recipe website in New Zealand.
What is plant-based?
Vegan hotdogs, raw juices, or tofu – what exactly is plant-based? Buffy answers this, and guides you definitively to what plant-based foods you should be choosing.
Prepping your pantry
What you need, and what you don’t. Nothing extravagant or expensive here – just simple everyday ingredients. Buffy additionally provides you with a printable Pantry Staples Shopping List to take to the store (download it below).
Cheese, milk, eggs, bacon – we all love them. So Buffy provides a simple one pager for how you can replace your favourite flavours with healthier plant-based whole food alternatives (download it below).
Over 100 beautifully photographed recipes, in three simple sections – Savoury, Sweet, and Staples, sauces and sprinkles. Everything you need to cover you from mid-week breakfasts and dinners, to weekend desserts.
It’s not all about the sweets too, Buffy has specifically crafted this book to focus heavily on recipes you’ll actually make for lunch and dinner. There are a few special occasion options, but most are focussed on what you can make and eat every day.
44% of the book recipes are savoury, 26% are staples, and 30% are sweet (and many of these sweet recipes are in fact breakfasts and morning teas, not desserts). 10 of the recipes are old favourites from the blog which have been fully revamped (and are no longer available on the blog), while the remaining 90 are brand new.
To view a full list of the recipes inside the book, click here.
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