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Eat What Elephants Eat

Vegan Recipes for Health, Strength, and a Better World

About The Book

A plant-based cookbook featuring eighty recipes, easy meal plans, and an unforgettable personal narrative designed so anyone can transition to a vegan diet, whether for their own health or the well-being of our global environment and communities.

Dominick Thompson comes from the West Chicago neighborhood infamously known as “Chi-raq.” He grew up with a strong, no-nonsense mom, yet he had a bloodline to the Vice Lords, a gang with ties to the Black power movement of the 1960s, but that later catalyzed the drug trade when Dom was growing up in the 1980s. Its promise of connection and cash were irresistible to many young men, including Dom. One summer, he agreed to a last hustle. It was a sting, and Dom went to federal prison.

It was in his darkest hour there that he had the revelation that brings us Eat What Elephants Eat—to heal his body and soul he vowed never again to harm another sentient being. Like the peaceful African giants, he would start by eating only plants. The gentle diet made Dom strong again in every way. And it can do the same for you.

At the heart of Eat What Elephants Eat are eighty simple vegan recipes and three step-by-step blueprints and meal plans for transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle that anyone can follow. Dom answers questions all vegan curious people ask: How do I stay focused? What are the health benefits? Is it expensive? (No!) What about protein? (Yes! Lots!) And, what are some great-tasting recipes?

Recipes in Eat What Elephants Eat include:
-Breakfast: Saturday Morning Nostalgia Pancakes, The “Duluth” Omelet, Really Good Tofu Scramble
-Soups and Bowls: Watermelon Gazpacho, Mushroom Ramen Noodle Bowl, Buffalo Cauliflower “Chicken” Wings Bowl
-Small Plates, Sandwiches, and Burgers: Sweet Corn n’ Jalapeno Fritters, Mega Tofu BLT, Lentil Sloppy Joes
-Mains: Spaghetti n’ Beet Balls, Almond Crusted Tofu “Salmon”, Jackfruit Tacos with Mango-Corn Salsa and Avocado “Cream”
-Dessert: Lemon Loaf with Lemon Icing, Brownies in a “Jiffy”, Roasted Stone Fruit with Sweet Cashew Cream

Gentle and practical, Dom connects the dots among the social and environmental perils of the industrial food system—our health. With humor and understanding, he delivers a no-fuss plan that guides anyone to embrace veganism.

About The Author

Dominick Thompson is a leading voice in the ethical vegan and No-Meat Athlete movements. An Ironman triathlete and social entrepreneur, Dom reentered the workforce after his imprisonment and began competing in endurance races, including marathons, triathlons, and ultra-races. He eventually became an executive at a leading health care company, where he saved enough money to launch Eat What Elephants Eat, an online nutrition and wellness program that gives subscribers a personalized plant-based plan with daily meal recommendations.

Product Details

  • Publisher: S&S/Simon Element (January 7, 2025)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668005309

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