Cooking & Entertaining

The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook: Delicious Dishes from California's Legendary Wellness Spa

The secrets behind the delicious vegetarian cuisine of one of the world’s greatest spas. You come to The Ranch at Live Oak for transformation. Nestled high in the hills of Malibu, California, this spa is consistently ranked among the best in the world because of its unique combination of luxury and rejuvenation. Through intensive physical exercise complemented by wholesome vegetarian meals that detoxify while they restore the body, guests come away with changed lives, their well-being achieving an unprecedented height. Now, anyone can reap the benefits of The Ranch’s legendary program through this cookbook that reveals the secrets behind its deceptively delicious food. The cuisine centers around foods that are low in gluten, sugar-free, and anti-inflammatory. The objective is to pack nutritional density as well as amazing flavor into every bite. Carefully developed and honed over the years by a team of professional chefs, nutritionists, fitness experts, and gardeners, the recipes are easy to reproduce at home: Purple Carrot Soup, Kale and Chickpea Salad, Cauliflower Tabbouleh, Pumpkin "Meatloaf" with Mushroom Gravy, and Chai Poached Pears. The opposite of a quick-fix diet, this cookbook helps you create a way of eating that can be sustained in everyday life, to live like they do on The Ranch.

About The Author

Sue and Alex Glasscock are the founders of The Ranch at Live Oak, which has been featured in Vanity Fair, Travel + Leisure, Marie Claire, Bon Appetit, Town & Country, W, People, and Details. Christopher Krubert, M.D., is a leader in healthcare who trained and taught at Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Chicago.

  • Publish Date: March 17, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Cooking - Health & Healing - General
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 7 x 10-3/8
  • Pages: 224
  • US Price: $35.00
  • CDN Price: $35.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4485-2


The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook offers nutritionally packed but easy-to-prepare recipes…” -Departures

"Now those who don’t have the time for a week of virtue in Malibu can still savor the Ranch’s seasonal, nutrient-driven, detoxifying menus with The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook (Rizzoli, $35). The tome includes nutritional information on each of the 100 dishes in it, as well as daily meal plans like the ones guests enjoy during a stay at the ranch." -Los Angeles Confidential

"These healthy recipes for meat, dairy, and egg-free lunches are easy to make and brown-bag friendly. . . . Take a sneak peek at what's inside the forthcoming The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook with this satisfying salad."

"The Malibu spa and wellness center, The Ranch at Live Oak, debutes its first cookbook, The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook, featuring its signature artful organic recipes . . ." -Dujour Magazine

"The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook is full of hearty soups and wholesome salads from 
the posh boot camp. I love the Pumpkin Persimmon Meatloaf With Mushroom Sage Pumpkin Gravy—which is not only tasty but also easier to digest than its beefy counterpart." -W Magazine

"Bikini season is upon us; all the more reason to dive into this healthy and delicious cookbook from The Ranch at Live Oak. Located high in the Malibu hills, the results-oriented wellness center is considered to be one of the top luxury boot camps in the world, and is committed to recalibrating both mind and body through an intense fitness regimen and highly structured vegetarian diet. Founders Sue and Alex Glasscock co-wrote The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook after years of requests from guests that they share the secrets behind their nutrient-rich gourmet meals. . . . The 224-page tome features 100 recipes, along with nutritional information on each dish and daily meal plans that mimic those found at the wellness spa, as well as images by award-winning food and travel photographer Sara Remington." -Angeleno Magazine

"Ranch co-founders Sue and Alex Glasscock worked with professional chefs, nutritionists, fitness experts, and gardeners to perfect each recipe [in The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook]. Every dish is free of gluten, soy, dairy, and sugar and is packed with anti-inflammatory properties - so you can enjoy meals like purple carrot soup, kale and chickpea salad, squash tacos, and chai-poached pears guilt-free." -Palm Beach Illustrated 

"Revealing the secrets behind the program's noted nutritient-dense seasonal gourmet meals that both detox and sustain the guests, The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook serves up health and wellness along with flavor." -WAG Magazine

Author Bookshelf: Jeanne Kelley