Paperback / softback
September 25, 2018
100 color illus.
10.00 Inches (US)
8.00 Inches (US)
1.8 Pounds (US)
$28.00 USD, £22.00 GBP
v2.1 Reference

The Wellness Lifestyle

A Chef's Recipe for Real Life

Have you meticulously counted calories and obsessed over what you eat and how you move, only to feel exhausted, unfulfilled, and overweight? The Wellness Lifestyle: A Chef's Recipe for Real Life is the easy-to-follow and life-changing book for those who love food and want a healthier and more fulfilling life. Renowned chef Daniel Orr (Chef D) teams up with wellness coach Kelly Baute (Dr. K) to identify and navigate the eight dimensions of wellness: nutritional, physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, occupational, and environmental. The result is a fulfilling recipe for everyone interested in improving their overall health and shedding pounds while still enjoying life.
The path to total wellness is a lifelong journey of self-exploration and adaptation. Chef D and Dr. K explain how to implement and maintain effective behavior changes, including better ways to move, like yoga; better ways to think, like through meditation; and better ways to eat, with easy recipes for whole, healthful foods. From Muscle Mud Breakfast Bars to Cauliflower "Popcorn," Happy Mouth Quinoa Salad to Tuscan Flatiron Steak with Garlic, Rosemary, and Lemon, The Wellness Lifestyle is packed with delicious and fun recipes that combine the healthy nutrients your body needs with the great flavors you crave. Featuring the secrets to good food and an even better life, The Wellness Lifestyle is essential for every kitchen.

About the Authors

Chef Daniel Orr has worked in France's most elite restaurants and was executive chef at New York's famed La Grenouille (earning a 3-star review from the New York Times) and Guastavino's (named Esquire Magazine's Best New Restaurant in America), as well as the CuisinArt Resort & Spa in Anguilla, British West Indies. He is currently chef and owner of FARMbloomington restaurant and author of FARMfood and Paradise Kitchen. Kelly Jo Baute, PhD, is owner of A Splendid Earth Wellness and provides wellness and ergonomics programming for individuals and small businesses. She has over 20 years' experience in the wellness, health, and fitness industry and holds a doctorate in kinesiology and biological anthropology. She has conducted laboratory experiments of motor behavior as well as international field studies of farm-laborers' working postures and agro-chemical exposures and eco-tourists' recreational behaviors.


"It may seem overwhelming, but Orr and Baute break it all down and enliven the book with tips and personal stories."—Bloom Magazine

"The beautiful photography presents mouth-watering dishes that make a reader want to dive right in."—Indianapolis Star

"The MyTendWell Lifestyle Plan offered by Chef D and Dr. K can contribute to an individual's quality of life by leading to improved cognition, higher self-esteem, and lower depression and anxiety."—John Shea, Cognitive Neuromotor Control Laboratory, Indiana University

"Daniel Orr and Kelly Jo Baute present the whole package in The Wellness Lifestyle. They cover growing your own food; recipes for various diets, including gluten free; exercises to build strength and flexibility; and a lengthy food glossary that covers allium to Za'atar. The beautiful photography presents mouth-watering dishes that make a reader want to dive right in."—Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Hoosier Gardener

"What sets this book apart from other self-help guides are the modern, appealing recipes of Chef D. They're fresh and colorful, sure to appeal to curious cooks everywhere."—Barbara Fairchild, Bon Appetit Magazine

"I felt like the recipes and wellness tips were written just for me. I read Chef D's and Dr. K stories and they felt like my own stories. They're personal, difficult and hopeful and reveal that they understand because they've been through it, too. The bravery that it must have taken to write their personal stories in this book is exactly what makes the wellness advice so powerful."—Annie Corrigan, author of Earth Eats

"The authors walk readers through their path for a lifelong journey of self-exploration, adaptation, and total wellness. Featuring step-by-step instructions for movement, meditation, and healthy eating, The Wellness Lifestyle is the one-stop guide for a full and complete life, integrating the literal and spiritual inside as well as the exterior."—Nathalie Dupree, author of Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking

"Chef D and Dr. K provide a very practical approach to adopting and balancing healthy eating and active living. Their strategies are both theory-based and down to earth."—Russell Pate, Professor of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina

"Daniel Orr and Kelly Jo Baute prescribe a holistic approach to wellness that covers just about everything you can think ofnutritious food, physical movement, spiritual mindfulness, emotional health, intellectual growth, environmental sustainability, and satisfaction in your job and your social life. Lots of tips, delicious recipes, and gorgeous photos help make their medicine easy to swallow!"—Christine Barbour, food writer for Bloom Magazine and coauthor of Indiana Cooks and Home Grown Indiana

9781684350599 : the-wellness-lifestyle-orr-baute
Paperback / softback
256 Pages
$28.00 USD

Other Titles by Daniel Orr

Earth Eats

Annie Corrigan, with Daniel Orr, Christine Barbour, with contributions by Arlyn Llewllyn, Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, with contributions by Clara Moore, Dianne Venetta, Eoban Binder, Helen Cobb, Natalie Rae Good, Rama Cousik, Sara M. Conrad,...
Mar 2017 - Indiana University Press
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Paradise Kitchen

Daniel Orr
Apr 2011 - Indiana University Press
$29.95 USD - Hardback


Daniel Orr
Sep 2009 - Indiana University Press
$29.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in COOKING / Health & Healing / General

Modern Cast Iron

Ashley L. Jones
Aug 2020 - Red Lightning Books
$22.00 USD - Hardback

The New Chesapeake Kitchen

John Shields - photographs by David W. Harp
Oct 2018 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$26.95 USD - Hardback
$26.95 USD - Electronic book text

Greek Revival

Patricia Moore-Pastides, foreword by Dimitrios Trichopoulos
Sep 2010 - University of South Carolina Press
$34.99 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in Cookery for specific diets & conditions

The Allergy-Friendly Cookbook

Elizabeth Pecoraro
Aug 2023 - Red Lightning Books
$30.00 USD - Hardback

Modern Cast Iron

Ashley L. Jones
Aug 2020 - Red Lightning Books
$22.00 USD - Hardback