Alex and Sue Glasscock are the founders of The Ranch at Live Oak, a luxury destination spa that is repeatedly ranked among the best in the world. The Ranch has been featured in many publications including Vanity Fair, Travel + Leisure, Marie Claire, Bon Appetit, Town & Country, W, People, and Details. Located three miles above the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Monica Mountains of California, The Ranch features 200 miles of hiking trails, organic gardens, a fitness center, yoga pavilion, and 16 private guest cottages.
"The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook offers nutritionally packed but easy-to-prepare recipes..." -Departures "Now those who don't have the time for a week of virtue in Malibu can still savor the Ranch's seasonal, nutrient-driven, detoxifying menus with The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook (Rizzoli, $35). The tome includes nutritional information on each of the 100 dishes in it, as well as daily meal plans like the ones guests enjoy during a stay at the ranch." -Los Angeles Confidential "These healthy recipes for meat, dairy, and egg-free lunches are easy to make and brown-bag friendly. . . . Take a sneak peek at what's inside the forthcoming The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook with this satisfying salad." -Shape.com "The Malibu spa and wellness center, The Ranch at Live Oak, debutes its first cookbook, The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook, featuring its signature artful organic recipes . . ." -Dujour Magazine "The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook is full of hearty soups and wholesome salads from the posh boot camp. I love the Pumpkin Persimmon Meatloaf With Mushroom Sage Pumpkin Gravy--which is not only tasty but also easier to digest than its beefy counterpart." -W Magazine "Bikini season is upon us; all the more reason to dive into this healthy and delicious cookbook from The Ranch at Live Oak. Located high in the Malibu hills, the results-oriented wellness center is considered to be one of the top luxury boot camps in the world, and is committed to recalibrating both mind and body through an intense fitness regimen and highly structured vegetarian diet. Founders Sue and Alex Glasscock co-wrote The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook after years of requests from guests that they share the secrets behind their nutrient-rich gourmet meals. . . . The 224-page tome features 100 recipes, along with nutritional information on each dish and daily meal plans that mimic those found at the wellness spa, as well as images by award-winning food and travel photographer Sara Remington." -Angeleno Magazine "Ranch co-founders Sue and Alex Glasscock worked with professional chefs, nutritionists, fitness experts, and gardeners to perfect each recipe [in The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook]. Every dish is free of gluten, soy, dairy, and sugar and is packed with anti-inflammatory properties - so you can enjoy meals like purple carrot soup, kale and chickpea salad, squash tacos, and chai-poached pears guilt-free." -Palm Beach Illustrated "Revealing the secrets behind the program's noted nutritient-dense seasonal gourmet meals that both detox and sustain the guests, The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook serves up health and wellness along with flavor." -WAG Magazine