Justin’s Hearty Recipes – Cookbook




Caesar Salad (Page 3 – Page 4)

Cider Braised Chicken (Page 5 – Page 6)

Pancit (Page 7 – Page 8)

Pesto (Page 9 – Page 10)

Raw Veggie Salad (Page 11 – Page 12)

Singapore Rice Noodles (Page 13 – Page 14)

Soba Noodles With Tofu (Page 15 – Page 16)

Spaghetti Squash (Page 17 – Page 18)

Thai Basil Fried Rice (Page 19 – Page 20)


I want to dedicate this book to my mom, Yang Wei, and my grandparents, Ji Feng Wei, and Suzan Zhang. I would also like to honor Victoria as the brains behind the recipes.

Justin Wang (Page 23 – Page 24)

Yang Wei (Page 25) – Mom

Suzan Zhang (Page 26) – Grandma

Ji Feng Wei (Page 27) – Grandpa

Victoria Lacuesta (Page 28 – Page 29)

What is the cookbook?

Justin’s Hearty Recipes is a collection of recipes Victoria, the chef, and I worked on. The recipes are especially designed for patients who have underwent organ transplants, but also for patients with heart conditions or chronic illnesses.

Why was the cookbook created?

Justin’s Hearty Recipes was created because after my heart transplant I was determined to stay healthy. Eating healthy crucial towards health, so I decided a cookbook would help me in that aspect.

Why is it named Justin’s Hearty Recipes?

It has Justin in it because that’s my name. I decided to call the recipes hearty” because I wanted a way to include heart, and to emphasize that a heart transplant would always be an important part of my life.

Who sponsored the cookbook?

Make-A-Wish sponsored the cookbook. Make-A-Wish grants “wishes” for children with chronic illnesses, and I was eligible for a wish. Thanks to them, I was able to create these recipes.

Visit April 30, 2019 to hear about the amazing release of Justin’s Hearty Recipes.

My favorite recipe from the cookbook is Pancit. Pancit is a Filipino style stir fried noodle, and they’re tossed with soy sauce, vegetables, and a protein. I loved Pancit so much I featured it at my cookbook release.

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