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Ep. 137: Nisha Melvani - Practical, Approachable, and Affordable Plant-Based Meals

Ep. 137: Nisha Melvani - Practical, Approachable, and Affordable Plant-Based Meals

Update: 2022-03-311
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If you’re new to plant-based cooking and feel overwhelmed because you think it’s complicated, expensive, or maybe even boring, think again.

Registered dietitian, nutritionist, and author, Nisha Melvani makes a whole foods plant-based lifestyle simple, sustainable, and delicious in her debut book, Practically Vegan - More than 100 Easy, Delicious Vegan Dinners on a Budget.

Hundreds of thousands have already flocked to her "Cooking for Peanuts" blog and Instagram because of her relaxed, flavor-focused approach. She also uses easy-to-find ingredients that can be used in the kitchen for multiple meals, making her style budget-friendly for busy families.

Nisha has one of the most colorful and interesting backstories, with a rich diversity of culture, language, career, and education – all of which have influenced her life’s latest chapter as a cookbook author.

She and Rip discuss:

  • Growing up in a non-traditional household that included boarding schools, multiple moves, and a diversity of language and culture

  • How she initially developed her love of food, flavor, and cooking

  • The origin of her "Cooking for Peanuts" blog and Instagram

  • Her favorite spices and herbs

  • Cooking for three teenage girls

  • Her favorite ways to prepare tofu and tempeh dishes

  • Her go-to grains and legume dishes - (Hint: Lentils are the bomb!)

Practically Vegan is just that - a practical, approachable, and affordable guide for plantstrong meals.

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Nisha Melvani - Cooking for Peanuts

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License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

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Ep. 137: Nisha Melvani - Practical, Approachable, and Affordable Plant-Based Meals

Ep. 137: Nisha Melvani - Practical, Approachable, and Affordable Plant-Based Meals

Rip Esselstyn and Nisha Melvani