Cooking from the Spirit: Easy, Delicious, and Joyful Plant-Based Inspirations (Hardcover)
Tabitha Brown, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Feeding the Soul, presents her first cookbook—full of easy, family-friendly vegan recipes and stories from the spirit, inspired by her health journey and love of delicious food.
After experiencing chronic pain, Tabitha Brown, along with her family, tried a 30-day vegan challenge inspired by the documentary What the Health. With the change in diet healing her of the pain, Tabitha remained on the vegan path and began sharing her favorite plant-based recipes in her signature warm voice to thousands and now millions of online fans. Since then, she has become a Target brand ambassador, created her own spice blend for McCormick, joined the cast of Showtime’s The Chi, written a #1 New York Times bestselling book of inspirational self-help, and much more.
Tabitha’s recipes are flexible and creative, interspersed with encouragements to cook how you want to cook and to trust yourself to adjust things the way you like them. They’re great for taking the training wheels off your cooking, learning how to get comfortable in the kitchen and, most important, to having fun doing it! Her belief in her audience, that they know how to cook best for themselves, shines through in her nonjudgmental approach to recipes and veganism as a whole. Among the delicious recipes featured in this book:
- Yam Halves Topped with Maple Cinnamon Pecan Glaze
- Stuffed Avocado
- Jackfruit Pot Roast
- Crab-less Cakes
- Massaged Kale and Raspberry Salad
- Lazy Peach Cobbler
Cooking from the Spirit isn’t just for vegans; it’s for anyone interested in plant-based eating and all lovers of food, plus the legion of Tabitha Brown fans who want to invite her cooking and warm inspiration into their lives. As she tells readers, “Honey, now let's go on and get to cooking from the spirit. Yes? Very good!”
Tabitha Brown is an actress and vegan food star who has affectionately become known as "America's Mom." She has provided millions with food for the body and soul through her videos capturing delicious homecooked vegan recipes and everyday wisdom rooted in love, kindness and compassion. Tabitha can be seen on her show All Love on the Ellen Digital Network and on Season 4 of Showtime's The Chi. She was the recipient of the 2021 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Social Media Personality. Born and raised in Eden, North Carolina, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three kids, and dog.
“Brown sandwiches pep talks and vegan recipes between anecdotes of a spiritual and at times supernatural ilk. . . . She treats every life experience as an opportunity to share a lesson learned . . . always bolstered by the same authentic, sincere joy that has made her a hit on TikTok.” — Time on Feeding the Soul
“Brown . . . makes people feel good, makes them think, makes them laugh, and calms them down. Feeding the Soul delivers on its title. It’s a great read for when you need a soul pick-me-up, a life pep talk, or simply something to reflect on.” — Shondaland
“[Tabitha Brown is] a master at feeding viewers’ souls with her inspirational messages of hope and positive affirmations of self-love.” — People.com
“This [book is] sprinkled with Brown’s infectious energy as she shares some of the wisdom that she picked up along her journey, and of course, a few vegan recipes!” — IndieWire on Feeding the Soul
“If you’ve ever found yourself drawn to shifting to a vegan diet—whether for health or ethical reasons—then you probably know of the shining light that is Tabitha Brown. Her stunning [book] details what it was like to go from an aspiring actress to a woman who decided to do what was best for her body and soul. Full of personal stories and some of Brown’s beloved catchphrases, readers are sure to walk away from this read feeling seen, loved, and heard. And if not, well then that’s your business *wink*.” — Sheknows.com on Feeding the Soul
“When Brown—dubbed ‘America’s Mom’—isn’t posting adorable videos that show her dancing with excitement over vegan garlic-parm croutons, she’s being cast in some of Hollywood’s biggest series (such as Showtime’s The Chi) and being invited onto top talk shows (from Ellen to The Drew Barrymore Show). And though Tinseltown can’t seem to get enough of this Southern belle, it’s Brown’s groundedness and unrelenting commitment to being her authentic self that points to why she is so damn beloved.” — VegNews on Feeding the Soul