The PlantPure Kitchen Cookbook by Kim Campbell ~ Review & Giveaway

I received this cookbook in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% all mine. Affiliate links are also included in this post.


PlantPure Kitchen Cookbook Review & Giveaway

"So basically all you eat is lettuce and carrots right?" "I just don't know if I could eat salads every day.. I'd starve!"

These are just a few of the many questions or comments I have actually heard when I tell people I eat a mostly plant-based diet. Not only do a lot of people not know what I mean when I say plant-based, but they automatically have a great concern of how I get protein or wonder if I live on green smoothies my whole life.

I'm really not exaggerating when I say these things. It's not anyone's fault though. The plant-based diet is somewhat new. It's quickly gaining ground in the diet world, but there is still a lot of room to educate others on all the amazing foods and recipes that are available out there.


PlantPure Kitchen Cookbook Review & Giveaway


When Did PlantPure Come About?


The Movie


In April of 2015, the documentary PlantPure Nation was released. The story tells of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. Based on the renowned studies by T. Colin Campbell in The China Study, PlantPure Nation follows along as these men try to change things within the Kentucky government concerning what our government labels healthy. The viewer also sees the amazing health results of pilot 'plantpure' programs and the people who are part of them.

The Cookbook


As director of Culinary Education in the PlantPure orginization, Kim Cambell wanted to create cookbooks that help those who want to change the way they eat and the way they view the food they are putting into their bodies. The first cookbook, The PlantPure Nation Cookbook was released in 2015 soon after the documentary. Her latest, The PlantPure Kitchen just recently hit bookshelves and online stores.

PlantPure Kitchen Cookbook Review & Giveaway

What's Inside?


Help To Get You Started


If you are new to plant-based cooking, Kim has included tons of tips and tricks to get you started. With topics like, Plant-Based Pantry Items for Beginners and Meal Planning and Origination, you'll be cooking like a plant-based pro in now time.

Recipes, Recipes, and More Recipes!


Packed, and I mean PACKED, with over 130 mouthwatering recipes, The PlantPure Kitchen is a plethora of plant-based recipes that will satisfy just about any taste bud.

Kim covers all the basis when it comes to plant-based recipes. There are recipes for Breakfast, Breads, Burgers, Dressings, Salads, and Entrees.. and everything in between. Each one with easy to follow instructions and ingredients you can find at any of your local stores. No strange spices or condiments you may have never heard of. Just regular items that you probably already have in your kitchen.

For my review, I made the Shepherd's Pie found on page 194. It took just a little over an hour to make and came together perfectly. It was so good that there were no leftovers!

PlantPure Kitchen Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Shepherd's Pie by Kim Campbell


(via the PlantPure Kitchen cookbook)

Mashed Potatoes



  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plant-based milk

  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


Vegetable Filling



  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth or water

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 2 teaspoons vegan Wocestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour (I used a gluten free flour blend)

  • 2 teaspoons Italian herb blend

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 medium onions, sliced

  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced

  • 2 celery stalks, sliced

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 4 medium portobello mushroom caps, sliced

  • 1/2 dry red wine

  • 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen

  • 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen


1. Preheat the oven to 375' F.

2. Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a large bowl. Add the milk, nutritional yeast, chives, salt, and pepper. Using a hand-held mixer, puree the potatoes until smooth and creamy.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the vegetable broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, flour, Italian herb blend, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

4. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, saute the onions, carrots, celery, and garlic in a small amount of water until tender, about 8 minutes. Add the mushrooms and wine and saute until the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes, add the corn, peas, and broth mixture. Cook over medium heat until thickened, about 5 minutes.

5. Transfer the vegetable mixture to a 9-by 13-inch baking dish lined with parchment paper. Spoon the mashed potatoes evenly over the vegetables. Sprinkle the paprika over the top. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are evenly browned. Serve warm.

Win a Copy of The PlantPure Kitchen For Yourself


BenBella Books would like to send one luck winner a copy of The PlantPure Kitchen!

Enter below. Winner will be chosen on Friday, February 2, 2017.

Open to US residents only.






Thanks to BenBella Vegan for allowing me to review this book!

Happy Cooking everyone!

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Comments

  1. This sounds like a great cookbook! Anything with Shepherd's Pie is a.ok in my book.

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  2. This sounds like a really awesome book! I've got to check it out.

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  3. Shepherds pie is such a great meal to get all kinds of yummy veggies in! This would be a great purchase for moms that want to get their kids to eat more vegetables.

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  4. This looks great! I'm trying to eat more plant-based this year, so this would definitely come in handy. Have to check out that documentary too!

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  5. I'm not a plant-based eater all the time, but I've definitely been having way more of a plant-based diet in the last couple years to save money! I like making vegetarian curries! :D

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  6. yes plant based eater and I am thinking that cookbook looks great!

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  7. That Shepherd's Pie really does look so good!!!

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  8. I didn't know there was a movie!

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  9. Sounds like a great cookbook. I had no clue there was a movie.

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  10. This cookbook looks wonderful! I'm loving that recipe for Shepard pie too!

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  11. You know I am all about the plant based dishes! i love checking out other people's cookbooks to see their creativity in cooking with lots of fresh veggies and grains!

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  12. That shephard's pie looks divine! I have been looking for more plant-based meals so this cookbook is right up my alley.

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  13. Yes. This would be a perfect cookbook for you! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Yes! Me too Kerri! Cookbooks are great to see others creations!

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  15. Thanks Tee! It's a really great dish. Hope you get a chance to try it!

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  16. Yes! It's a great film to watch. You can catch it on Netflix.

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  17. Yes! It's a great one too! You can catch it on Netflix :-)

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  18. Thanks!! It was very very yummmy! ;-)

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  19. Thanks Deborah. It's a really great cookbook for sure.

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  20. Farrah, I'm not one 100% either, but I love trying out new veggie dishes.

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  21. Thanks Emily. The film is definitely worth checking out. Let me know if you get a chance to see it. You can catch it on Netflix too.

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  22. Yes Chrissa! I totally agree!! Don't even think your kids would notice there is no meat in it.

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  23. Thanks Abbey. Yes, definitely worth checking out.

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  24. Ha ha. I totally agree Nicole! Love me some good Shepherd's Pie!

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  25. The cookbook looks yummy and would give me the direction I need. I love veggies. I love good soups, sandwiches, and hearty dinners and breakfasts. It's hard to pick just one thing I like; it just depends on my mood at the time.

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  26. Long time plant based eater and this looks like a cookbook I would love. My favorite dish right now is salad pizza. Recipe coming soon!

    Have a great weekend Mikki!

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  27. I'm a vegetarian! I love veggie burrito bowls :)

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  28. Thanks so much for stopping by and entering! Veggie burrito bowls are so yummy!

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  29. Thanks Jill. It's be a real nice weekend. Salad Pizza sounds like fun!

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  30. Ha ha. I'm right there with you Donna. It is hard to pick just one thing. Thanks for stopping by and entering!

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  31. I am currently not plant based, but I am working my way towards it. I have rabbits which are commonly raised as meat. It doesn't feel right eating meat when my beloved pets are also considered livestock.

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  32. Thanks for entering Brittany! This would be a great cookbook for you to have to help make the transition. I am not 100% plant based. Every few months my body seems to crave chicken or something. I make sure it's humanely raised (though it does sound crazy) and organic. It's a process for sure. Let me know if you need any help.

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  33. […] needless to say, when I started bringing mushrooms into our home to actually cook with, my fungi loving man was very […]

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