Let Them Eat Vegan!: 200 Deliciously Satisfying Plant-Powered Recipes for the Whole Family

Let Them Eat Vegan!: 200 Deliciously Satisfying Plant-Powered Recipes for the Whole Family

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By (author) Dreena Burton

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  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 28mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 22 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Camnridge, US
  • ISBN 10: 0738215619
  • ISBN 13: 9780738215617
  • Illustrations note: 2-color design, 16 pages of color photos
  • Sales rank: 38,261

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Vegan food has come a long way in the past decade. The once ubiquitous dry, packaged veggie burger is no longer the poster child for an animal-free diet. It has evolved into a creative, sophisticated cuisine touted by the likes of Food & Wine magazine. Long at the fore of vegan blogging and cooking, Dreena Burton has been known for making healthy taste delicious. Let Them Eat Vegan! distills more than fifteen years of recipe development that emphasize unrefined, less-processed ingredients--no white flour or white sugar, but instead whole-grain flours, natural sweeteners, raw foods, and plenty of beans 'n greens. There's no relying on meat analogues here, either--just hearty, healthy food that looks and tastes great. As the mother of three young girls, Burton always keeps their nutrition--and taste buds--in mind. From the simplest comfort foods like Warm "Vegveeta" Cheese Sauce to the more sophisticated Anise-and Coriander-Infused Orange Lentil Soup, these recipes will delight and inspire even the pickiest eaters and provide lifelong vegans with the innovative, wholesome recipes they've always wanted.

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Dreena Burton is a stay-at-home mother of three. Vegan since 1995, she is the author of The Everyday Vegan, Vive le Vegan, and Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. She lives outside of Vancouver, British Columbia.

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EntertainmentRealm.com, 3/14/12 "User-friendly, family friendly positive cookbook with recipes that should appeal to all age ranges and varied palates." InfoDad.com, 3/15/12"A good introduction to vegan food preparation, thanks to introductory material on useful kitchen tools and a section explaining just what various ingredients are." Writing in the Mountains (blog), 3/20/12 "[A] great place to start if you're just getting into veganism. [Burton] breaks everything down into very simple terms in the introduction. There's also a metric conversion chart in the back, great tutorial on cooking beans, a whole section on smoothies and much more." San Francisco Book Review, 4/20 "The pictures are truly mouthwatering. Recommended for the health-conscious home cook." VegNews, May/June 2012"Burton's best-looking book to date...is both family-centric and on-trend...She hits the mark of the current culinary trend of moving away from processed substitutions for meat or dairy ingredients, and toward whole-foods meals that are minimally processed. Of course Burton covers all her courses, with green smoothies and breakfast cookies all the way through braised tempeh with capers and Corn Chowder Quinoa Casserole. But where she really shines is in the sweets...Any family would be lucky to eat the way Burton's does." Midwest Book Review, April 2012"These recipes are varied and designed for any occasion and bring out the full potential of vegan staples. Let them Eat Vegan! is a strong pick for any Vegan cook looking for new dishes and new ideas." Tuscon Citizen, 5/29/12"The author serves up her cooking tips and advice that add a personal touch. This is, in fact, the next best thing to actually having Dreena cooking in your home kitchen beside you...This is a fun collection that will make it easier for us to rediscover the joy of cooking with whole foods and, in the process, perhaps establish a healthier lifestyle." EatDrinkBetter.com, 7/2/12 "A worthy addition to a cookbook shelf. It has a wide selection of simple, yet elegant vegan recipes." Natural Solutions, 7/31/12 "You won't find any processed vegan substitutes, white flour, or artificial sweeteners in this delectable cookbook-just hearty, healthy, delicious vegan food. From the simplest comfort foods to sophisticated main dishes, even non-vegans will enjoy cooking these flavorful and satisfying foods." Midwest Book Review, June 2012 "From Lemon Infused Mediterranean Lentils to Truffled Cashew Cheese, this is packed with dishes which are easy and surprising-and appealing to vegans and non-vegans alike. No vegan collection should be without this appealing presentation of alternative dishes." Portland Oregonian, 8/20/12 "There's just the right mix of difficulty, with enough easy recipes for novice cooks, along with more-involved dishes to challenge more experienced cooks. And for vegan skeptics, there's a whole chapter of crowd-pleasing veggie burger recipes. I can't wait to try them all." One of the Portland Oregonian's Five Favorite Cookbooks from 2012 Worth Putting on Your Christmas List Portland Oregonian, 11/26/12"With [Burton's] latest cookbook, she shows how attractive vegan eating can be for the whole family. As a stay-at-home mom of three children, Burton created recipes that are kid-friendly while offering complex flavors that will please adult palates. It's a difficult balance to strike, but Burton makes it look easy." EvolvingWellness.com, 11/30/12"A valuable resource to add to one's kitchen, whether vegan or not...It includes a variety of all the recipes one would need to satisfy a variety of taste buds, ages and health needs through delicious, whole food meal options." Named one of EntertainmentRealm.com's "12 Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2012" EntertainmentRealm.com, 12/13/12 "[A] user-friendly, family-friendly positive cookbook with recipes that appeal to all age ranges and varied palates."