Plant-Based Cookbook and Healthy Eating Guide

111 recipes that are gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free, sugar-free – yet still full of that yum factor

Cover of Judy's cookbook

I was inspired to write this plant-based cookbook and healthy eating guide after recovering from a decade of chronic illness.

Why are the recipes plant-based without soy, corn, wheat, or yeast? Simply put, it’s because this version of a plant-based diet was key to my recovery.

Spoiler alert – the recipes are easy, family friendly, and simply delicious! The book is available on Amazon and the recipe companion photos are posted below.

Far more than just another cookbook of ‘simply delicious recipes’, From Chronically Ill to Vibrantly Well provides a concise roadmap to radiant good health. The author writes in a clear, warm and joyful style that never overwhelms, but rather inspires and informs.


From the recipes to the backstory to the positive encouragement this book provides, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It has certainly inspired me to continue on my plant-based lifestyle and added many more recipe ideas to my meal plan.


From the Back Cover

No stranger to eating vegetables, Judy and her husband have been walking the organic gardening path in a big way for over thirty-five years. She finds joy in carefully stocking the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer with only wholesome, nourishing ingredients, and cooking meals from scratch. In the past, Judy was a vegetarian for ten years, and has been eating low-fat, plant-based without soy, corn, wheat, or yeast since 2012.

The recipes shared in this book stem from a lifetime of understanding plant foods from seed to plate. They are simply delicious, family friendly, and filled with healing herbs, spices, vegetables, mushrooms, and love. 

Many of the 111 recipes include optional omnivore variations for those still transitioning to plant-based eating, and also to make meal preparation easier in a mixed-diet household. The result is everyone eats healthier and is satisfied. There are over fifty recipes without added oil; additional recipes can become oil-free by following the instructions for sautéing in broth

Recipes are appropriate for experienced home cooks as well as novices. Many people who are chronically ill have brain fog, vision challenges, and fatigue. This was taken into consideration when creating the recipes and layout.

Companion Photos

Here are the cookbook companion photos; they are searchable by recipe name. Most I shot using my fancy camera with macro lens, and some I took with my Iphone. I will add more over time.

Judy earned the plant-based nutrition certificate offered through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and has also studied herbalism, and homeopathy. She is a certified holistic health practitioner with advanced training in Transformational Energy Healing and offers a common sense yet intuitive approach to wellness. Judy is also the founding director of the Room To Grow childcare center, established in 1990.


  • Pamela Gourley
    June 18, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    My daughter became chronically ill 4 years ago due to chiropractic trauma. We switched to a plant based diet to give her a chance to live. This book is truly a gift! So much love has been poured into this book. It is amazing and we have loved every recipe we have tried. Thank you so much!

    • Judy DeLorenzo
      June 18, 2020 at 3:29 pm

      Hi Pamela. Thanks so much for your kind words! So glad you are enjoying the recipes in my book.
      I am sorry to hear about your daughter’s chronic illness, and I hope she is doing much better now <3

  • Beverly James
    May 9, 2021 at 12:58 am

    I looked at your book on Amazon and I was tempted to buy it. I did not purchase it because there was no information anywhere to indicate if you had nutrition information for the individual recipes. The look inside did not show a recipe. The review mentioned nothing about nutrition information and the back cover said nothing about it. Your recipes here show nutrition information. Does your cookbook have the nutrition information as well?

    • Judy DeLorenzo
      May 9, 2021 at 10:45 pm

      Hi Beverly,

      The recipes in my cookbook do not include nutrition labels. I opted to use the book’s space to include very clear and detailed recipe instructions written in font that’s easy to read.
      If you go back to my book on Amazon and click on “Look Inside” then click on “Surprise Me” usually a recipe from the book will appear.

      If you do decide to purchase my book, please let me know what you think 🙂

    • Judy DeLorenzo
      May 12, 2021 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Beverly. I’m saddened that you left a negative review on Amazon for my book since I did explain to you in advance that the recipes do not contain nutritional labels. I’m assuming that you haven’t even received it yet. Why don’t you just refuse delivery or request a label to return it?


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