Cheese Trap: Recipes for Dr. Barnard's new book, The Cheese Trap (2024)

News: The Cheese Trap!

Some of you may recall my talk of “a big project” (aka The Cheese Trap) this past year. Since September, I have been developing recipes and putting those recipes throughrounds of testing.

Pause: I cannot continue to talk about this project without expressingappreciation for my testing group. I couldn’t have pulled this off so quickly without your help – thank you! Back to my story…

From the start of my vegan journey, during recipe writing and blogging, I followed PCRM and Dr. Neal Barnard. In those early days, especially as apregnant woman and mother, thecredible nutritional information on PCRM was invaluable.

Dr. Barnard has long been one of my plant-based heroes. In 2012, I finally met the good doctor when he was speakingin Vancouver (rather, he had little choice but to meet me.) 😉

Dr. Barnard graciously wrote two forewords for my books – one for and another for Plant-Powered Families. His body of work is remarkable, delivering talks, writing articles, and publishing books all promoting the many benefits of eating a plant-based diet.

During my own years of writing books, I had this inner desire to partner with a group like PCRM, or even better, the good doctor himself.My wish came true last fall when Dr. Barnard contacted me.

Author of many well-loved plant-based books,Dr. Barnard releases his 18th title,The Cheese Trap, this February.I have contributed all the recipes for The Cheese Trap, and that truly is an honour and career highlight for me.

Cheese Trap: Recipes for Dr. Barnard's new book, The Cheese Trap (1)

As many of us eating a plant-based diet know, cheese is most often the “final frontier” for people making the transition to plant foods. Other dairy products can be difficult to eliminate, but cheese is especially difficult for people. In this book,Dr. Barnard explains why, and offersa comprehensive program to help usbreak free from cheeseaddiction to gain energy,lose weight, and improve ourhealth. Recipes cover all meals, with a focus on cheese replacements to satisfy cravings such as pizza, lasagna, ice cream and cheesecake.

You can preorderThe Cheese Trap now: and, and I will be sharing a couple of recipes from the book this fall. Here are some of my favorite recipes:

…Sour Cream ‘n Onion Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Smoky Tomato Cheese Ball, Ricotta, Potato Breakfast Scramble, Chocolate Lovers Banana Bread, Sweet Potato and Spinach Lasagna, Chickpea Tacos, Cream of Broccoli Soup, Meltable Mozza, Greek Chickpeas, Nacho Dip, Sesame Quinoa Salad, Breakfast Muffins, Oil-Free Croutons, Italian Meatballs, Pistachio Pesto, Omega Burgers, Peanut Butter Gelato, Chocolate Macaroons, Divine Cheesecake…

There are many more, that’s just a sampling of some of my favorites!

Someexcerpts I found particularly interestingfrom The Cheese Trap:

The 30 pounds of cheese that the average American has added to his or her annual diet hold 55,000 calories. You could drink a can of co*ke every day and not get to 55,000 calories.

Cheese has plenty of fat, as you know only too well, and people who eat cheese and other fatty foods are at much higher risk of developing diabetes, compared with people who avoid them.

To point out the obvious, most cows do not produce milk, any more than most women do. They only make milk if they have been pregnant. So farmers impregnate their cows every year. Surprising as it sounds, much of the milk that goes into the dairy products you buy—perhaps most of it—comes from pregnant cows. So when you drink a glass of milk, have a bowl of ice cream, or chew a bit of cheese, you’re getting traces of hormones that surge during pregnancy.

The milk drinkers had more acne, and how much of a problem it was depended on the fat content. Those who drank the most whole milk were about 12 percent more likely to have had severe acne. But those who drank the most skim milk were 44 percent more likely to have had severe acne. In other words, fatty milk was a problem, but low-fat milk seemed to be a much worse problem.

Could a cheese sandwich make your joints hurt? Arthritis is something we attribute to older age or maybe to genetic traits passed along from our parents. But rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition—your joints do not just ache; they are also swollen and tender, and that means that something is triggering the attack.

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, or any kind of inflammatory condition, run—don’t walk—to a dairy-free, plant-based diet.

A great many people have turned away from meat-eating because of the grotesque cruelty involved. But dairying can claim no ethical advantage. The industry relies on impregnating animals, separating them from their infants, pushing them to produce as much milk as drugs and biology can manage, and killing them as soon as it no longer pays to keep them alive.

A cup of milk contains about 7.7 grams of protein, 80 percent of which is casein, more or less. Turning it into Cheddar cheese multiplies the protein content seven-fold, to 56 grams. It is the most concentrated form of casein in any food in the grocery store.

All of which makes an important point: cheese is a heavily processed food. If you look askance at spaghetti or bread because they are processed—that is, they are made from grains that are—gasp—ground up, think for a minute about cheese. Cheese is the ultimate processed glop.

Filled with fat, crammed with cholesterol, and steeped in sodium, cheese is a seriously unhealthy product. Its addictive properties keep you hooked, even while it works its mischief on your waistline and damages your health.

We’ve all heard it from others… “but I could never give up cheese!” And those of us that have given up cheese now know that life is much better without it. So, if you are one of those peoplefindingyourself in the cheese trap, this book is for you.

Cheese Trap: Recipes for Dr. Barnard's new book, The Cheese Trap (2024)


What is the cheese trap book about? ›

In THE CHEESE TRAP, Dr. Neal Barnard presents a comprehensive program to help readers break free of their cheese addiction so they can lose weight, boost energy, and improve their overall health.

What is the ending of cheese in the trap? ›

The ending at least for In-Ho was great as he finally got to follow his dream without the drama but still with a psycho sister who hadn't changed a bit, but Seol ended up in a mundane boring life (free of insane drama thankfully) but she deserved so much better such as with In-Ho who genuinely loved her and would have ...

What is cheese story? ›

No one really knows who made the first cheese. According to an ancient legend, it was made accidentally by an Arabian merchant who put his supply of milk into a pouch made from a sheep's stomach, as he set out on a day's journey across the desert.

What is cheese in the trap about webtoon? ›

Model student Hong Seol returns to college from a long break and finds herself caught up with Yoo Jung, a senior who's also known as Mr. Perfect. Seol feels like her life has taken a turn for the worse since Jung came into her life.

Who Stole My cheese book Summary? ›

Who moved my cheese away? is a fable about four characters who live in a maze, and they all love cheese. One day when the cheese gets disappears Scurry and Sniff enthusiastically head out to the maze to find new cheese, on the other hand, Hem and Haw feel betrayed and complain.

What is Who Stole My cheese book about? ›

This is a brief tale of two mice and two humans who live in a maze and one day are faced with change: someone moves their cheese. Reactions vary from quick adjustment to waiting for the situation to change by itself to suit their needs. This story is about adjusting attitudes toward change in life, especially at work.

What is the point of the book Who Moved My Cheese? ›

The message of the book

Who Moved My Cheese? is a book that explores how to deal with change, and how to embrace it. It's a simple story about two mice (Sniff and Scurry) and two little people (Hem and Haw) who live in a maze. The maze has three rooms, where they find cheese, and the cheese never runs out.

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Francesca Jacobs Ret

Last Updated:

Views: 6063

Rating: 4.8 / 5 (48 voted)

Reviews: 95% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Francesca Jacobs Ret

Birthday: 1996-12-09

Address: Apt. 141 1406 Mitch Summit, New Teganshire, UT 82655-0699

Phone: +2296092334654

Job: Technology Architect

Hobby: Snowboarding, Scouting, Foreign language learning, Dowsing, Baton twirling, Sculpting, Cabaret

Introduction: My name is Francesca Jacobs Ret, I am a innocent, super, beautiful, charming, lucky, gentle, clever person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.