From the ripe kitchen....
Few things are more hygge than homemade food that is delicious and nourishing. A passion for supporting others in creating yummy and uncomplicated whole foods is what lead me to author two books, both filled with recipes that inspire satisfying breakfasts, lunches to look forward to, and dinners to appeal to your whole family.
When you take a cooking class with me, a copy of one of these books is included so you can be armed with all the information you need to get you off on the "ripe" foot right away!
Get It Ripe
“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 Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics
Winner, Gourmand World Cookbook Award, Best Vegetarian Cookbook (Canada)
Get It Ripe is a vegan cookbook for the 21st century, with an emphasis on holistic living and whole food (i.e. unprocessed and unrefined) ingredients. jae steele is a registered holistic nutritionist; she has also been a professional vegan baker, and worked on organic farms on both the east and west coasts of Canada. Her life experiences, and her love of vegan whole foods, are at the heart of Get It Ripe, which not only features uncomplicated yet delicious animal-free recipes, but advice and information on various aspects of holistic vegan living, including special diets (all recipes are wheat-free), simple steps for cleansing and detoxing, building your own kitchen compost, information on ethical consumerism, and the connections among mind, body, and spirit.
“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 you've graced our hungry dressing rooms with over the years.”
―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
“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
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Ripe from Around Here
“A truly monumental book: jae serves up the perfect blend of vegan and locavore.”
—Terry Hope Romero, author of Viva Vegan! and co-author of Veganomicon
Jae’s second cookbook underscores the importance of local, sustainable eating and living by helping readers deepen their understanding of organic and local foods, and their positive impact on our health and our planet.
The book includes chapters on the concept of local food and why it's important; finding a balance between various food issues and personal priorities and values; and the benefits of the local food movement that go beyond reducing the carbon footprint on our plates. It also helps readers become more informed about where their food comes from no matter where they live, whether their source is the farmers' market or the grocery store down the street.
“jae steele blows away our idea of all things vegan being bland and boring. Ripe from around Here exudes passion and enthusiasm, the recipes could put a gentle smile on the most hardcore carnivore, and the ideas help us return food to where it belongs; close to home, back to the center, and into the hearts of our families and communities.”
—Michael Ableman, farmer and author of From the Good Earth, on Good Land and Fields of Plenty
“Anyone who thinks that vegetarians and locavores are two solitudes has yet to dig in to Ripe from Around Here, jae steele's radical compromise on ethical eating. With her 'near' and 'far' pantries, she brings the best of both worlds together in a way that's simple, sensible—and let's not forget, delicious. More than just a recipe book, this is a compendium of real-world philosophy to chew on while your onions saute, your dough rests, or your beans bake (don't miss the baked beans). You might just find you're feeling ripe to change the world.”
—J.B. MacKinnon, co-author, The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating
“Going beyond simply eating local and seasonally, jae steele tackles the largest issue: food production. Plants require less energy to produce, yet yield significantly more nutrients than animal options, making a plant-based diet an important choice. If all of us in the western world implemented the ideas in Ripe from around Here, there would be a global decline in disease, obesity, and dependence on fossil fuel. Climate change would slow; our economy would see a resurgence. Bold statements, I realize, but I don't hesitate to make them. When applied, the information in this book will prove to be the best thing you can do for personal and environmental health.”
-Brendan Brazier, creator of Vega, author of The Thrive Diet and Thrive Fitness, and professional vegan triathlete
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