Monday Memos // 22 // One Part Plant Edition

The world is in a worrying place right now, but what is making me feel better: inspiring folks and treating my body with nourishment (physically and mentally). Specifically, I have found positivity in the world of Jessica Murnane and her One Part Plant movement. So, today, I want to pass along the good vibes and OPP mission. Get into it! #onepartplant

 Anything is possible with plants.

Anything is possible with plants.

Listening:

"The Cookbook Deal," a new podcast by the One Part podcaster Jessica Murnane. 

"In this new podcast series, first-time author Jessica Murnane takes listeners through the roller coaster year she spent pitching and making her cookbook, One Part Plant."

This is a really fascinating (and real) insight into the world of making a book. The intro and episode one are up, and there are so many great moments to hear (a phone conversation between Jessica and her dad, short interviews with bloggers and agents, aches, pains and emotions). I love the personal journey and concept of this whole endeavor. 

I cannot wait for the rest of the episodes.

 Listen on the podcast's website:  thecookbookdeal.com.

Listen on the podcast's website: thecookbookdeal.com.

Reading:

I got a sneak peak at the "One Part Plant" cookbook and it is GOOD. So good. 

Also, this is a major point: "One Part Plant" isn’t just a cookbook, it’s a movement. It's a new Meatless Monday (but everyday)! The book is about having at least one meal a day made up of real, whole, plant-based foods (minimally processed or not processed at all—veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes).

There's a chapter on the top 10 pantry ingredients that'll make your plant-based meals easy and delicious. I like that I know and love most of the staples, so I don't need to invest in expensive, unfamiliar powders and such. (Gluten-Free Flours, Plant-Based Milks, Nuts and Seeds, Tahini, Natural Sweeteners, Beans and Lentils, Gluten-Free Grains, Coconut, Seed and Nut Butters, and Veggie Broth. PLUS, bonus: Nutritional Yeast and Tamari.)

OPP is not some crazy diet with a list of forbidden foods you can never eat again, and it doesn’t require you to join a cult. OPP is about making plants the star of the show for one meal a day. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner—you pick. Once a day you’ll create, pick up, or order in (no shame) a plant-based meal. Plus, you can still eat cookies and peppermint cups in the OPP world!

I'm sold, I'm hooked, I want to make everything! 

Also, there is a really informative section on endometriosis, because five years ago Jessica was headed for a hysterectomy at the age of thirty-three, because of her Stage 4 endometriosis. Nothing worked until she changed her diet to a plant-based diet. (Life-changing stuff!)

So, before I spoil everything, pre-order it and get it February 21! (affiliate link)

 Lena Dunham even wrote the forward! (via  amazon )

Lena Dunham even wrote the forward! (via amazon)

Craving:

Plant-based meals! 

I cannot stop drooling over all the recipes in this cookbook and the ones featured on the OPP Instagram. So many bountiful bowls and mouthwatering sauces and sweet tooth-worthy desserts. 

Here are some of my biggest cravings:

 Za’atar Sweet Potatoes + Kale (via the  One Part Plant cookbook )

Za’atar Sweet Potatoes + Kale (via the One Part Plant cookbook)

 Chocolate Chunk Cookies (via the  One Part Plant cookbook )

Chocolate Chunk Cookies (via the One Part Plant cookbook)

 Creamy Mushroom Lasagna (via the  One Part Plant cookbook )

Creamy Mushroom Lasagna (via the One Part Plant cookbook)

Wanting:

To get my hands on this book! To eat more plants! To feel all glow-y and fabulous!

 How lovely and radiant is Jessica?!

How lovely and radiant is Jessica?!

 Insert raise the roof emoji here. (via  jessica murnane )

Insert raise the roof emoji here. (via jessica murnane)