Cooking & Entertaining

Love the Foods That Love You Back: Clean, Healthy, Vegan Recipes for Everyone

This exciting, new cookbook is for the food curious and people who like to cook as well as for home cooks who want to reinvigorate their repertoires and uncover the healing properties of food. One thing that Katin-Grazzini guarantees is that her recipes are sure to be crowd pleasers whether you’re an herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore. Offering tried-and-true advice for setting up for success, stocking a pantry, and mastering the building block recipes, she also serves up such tasty, global-inspired fare as Curly Tzatziki Salad, Pulled Barbecue Jackfruit, Early Spring Miso Soup, Pasta alla Puttanesca, and a Savory Torte with New Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Snap Beans. The chapters on breads and sweet treats will have you baking frequently and saying farewell to processed foods.

"Plants are rising in popularity, so I want to entice food lovers and excite their imaginations with creative remakes of traditional favorites as well as new dishes that are delicious, original, and by the way, really good for us, the planet, and our fellow creatures," says Katin-Grazzini. 
Katin-Grazzini began her journey into the whole-foods, plant-based world after her husband Giordano’s life-threatening surgery. She ramped up her research, received a degree in plant-based nutrition from Cornell, and discovered that changing they way we cook and eat can transform health and give us a biological reboot!  With her culinary and nutrition expertise, she will guide home cooks through the delicious, nourishing power of plant-based foods across more than ninety recipes without oil, salt, meat, dairy, or sugar. With her fresh and flavorful dishes, you will discover foods that are not only soul satisfying but also good for the body. 
LOVE THE FOODS THAT LOVE YOU BACK is just the kind of inspiration for those who want to eat mindfully but don’t want to skimp on taste and the foods they crave. 

About The Author

Cathy Katin-Grazzini is the founder of Cathy’s Kitchen Prescription LLC, and is Food Editor for VEGWORLD Magazine. Chef Cathy Katin-Grazzini’s regimen changed dramatically when her husband Giordano’s life was miraculously saved after life-threatening surgery. She ramped up her research and embarked on a journey that led her and Giordano to plant-based cuisine and wellness.

  • Publish Date: April 05, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Cooking - Vegan
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 7-1/2 x 9-3/8
  • Pages: 256
  • US Price: $39.95
  • CDN Price: $53.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-59962-164-7


“Love The Foods That Love You Back is for the food curious and people who like to cook as well as for home cooks who want to reinvigorate their repertoires and uncover the healing properties of food. [It] is just the kind of inspiration for those who want to eat mindfully but don’t want to skimp on taste and the foods they crave.” —VEGAN MAGAZINE

“The recipes look delicious, with so much variety to choose from!”—Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, New York Times bestselling author, founder,

“Can a plant-only, (oil and salt free) diet even taste better than one that includes oil, salt and animal products?  Can we protect our health, aid our planet, and still enjoy gourmet flavor and eating pleasure? Yes, and yes! My lifelong friend, Cathy Katin-Grazzini has produced a fantastic and beautiful cookbook…that you must get.”—Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Seven-times New York Times bestselling author, President, Nutritional Research Foundation

“Cathy takes us on a culinary journey around the world in Love the Foods That Love You Back. Her recipes are full of complex flavors, while still being approachable for the everyday home cook. Each dish is a celebration of whole foods, plant-based ingredients and the beauty of plant-based eating.”—Alora Middleton Hale, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief at VEGWORLD Magazine

“… a remarkable resource. It will delight those who are new to healthful eating and will also provide innumerable new dishes for more experienced folks who would like to bring their recipes to a whole new level.” —Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

“… an extraordinary cookbook with breathtakingly beautiful photography.  Cathy Katin-Grazzini’s wisdom and transformation of peasant traditions from around the world will convince anyone who reads it that plant-based no oil food is incredibly delicious and a secret to vibrant health.”—Ann Crile Esselstyn, Co-author of The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook

“Love the Foods That Love You Back is a high standard to meet in elegant low-fat vegan cooking. This book is filled with starch-based recipes from all over the world. The kinds that satisfy your appetite and give you an energy-packed day, with dishes of corn, potatoes, rice, and wheat, paired with colorful fruits and vegetables. Buy it and use it. It’s beautiful.” —John McDougall, MD, Writer, Teacher, and Mary McDougall, Researcher and Inventor of Low-Fat, Vegan Cooking

"My wife and I have long embraced and espoused this very principle- we can love foods that love us - our health, our planet, our fellow creatures - back.  Looking across an expanse of cultures and rich culinary traditions, this book beautifully, deliciously, and lovingly delivers on that promise."—David L. Katz, MD, MPH, President, True Health Initiative, Past President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine

“If Cathy's book was available 45 years ago when I became vegan, everyone would have gone vegan.  Beautifully photographed, you wish you could eat the food right off the page!  With recipes like Layered Vegetable Torte, Baked Chard in Bechamel, and Pear and Blueberry Tart, you'll think you died and went to vegan heaven.  Healthy food never looked or tasted this good.”
—Chef AJ, author of the bestselling The Secrets To Ultimate Weight Loss

Author Bookshelf: Cathy Katin-Grazzini