Perceptions in Healthy Cooking, Revised Edition, is the new version of chef, teacher, author, counselor, and radio show host, Valerie Wilson’s first cookbook. Originally published in 2001, Chef Val has updated all the recipes and added 14 new recipes to the cookbook. All the recipes are vegan, macrobiotic, high fiber, low fat, sugar free. and have been updated to include gluten free options. The cookbook contains 118 easy to follow recipes using whole, real food, along with nutritional information, cooking tips, shopping tips and cutting techniques. And Chef Val has included 17 of her original spiritual poems, an informative introduction and a glossary of cooking ingredients. Some of the most popular recipes in the cookbook are: Sweet Potato Salad, Tempeh Burgers, Macaroni and Mochi, Squash Rings, Apple Blueberry Pie and new ones, Breakfast Energy Soup, Mexican Refried Beans, Kale Chips and Pear Pudding. The sections of the cookbook are: Whole Grains. Beans Tofu and Tempeh, Vegetables, Soups and Salads, Breakfast and Beverages, and Desserts.