Though diverse in many ways, our communities across the Pacific have much in common. We value family, we care for others and we have a strong sense of spirituality. Sadly, we now have another shared experience: an increase in diabetes and other chronic lifestyle-related diseases.
However, there is good news! There is a simple, effective solution and that is to eat the foods we were designed to eat: wholesome plant-based foods.
This cookbook features a collection of delicious recipes, drawn from Pacific communities, that use local ingredients and follow good health principles. By eating well, we can help to prevent, halt and, in some instances, even reverse the debilitating effects of diabetes—and enjoy happier, healthier lives.
“I am excited to see a Pacific-focused plant-based cookbook with easy-to-source local ingredients!”
—Jeremy Dixon, owner, Revive Café, New Zealand, and author, Revive Café cookbooks.
“A healthy diet is what people in Samoa and around the Pacific need. This cookbook shows how to prepare healthy meals for healthy living, and I hope it will be used by many families.”
—Pastor Sione Ausage, President of the Samoa Tokelau Mission of Seventh-day Adventists.