Trying to become vegetarian or worse yet, vegan in a house of Atkins devotees isn't easy. That's where I find myself right now, and worse yet, I had no idea how to make vegan meals that were tasty and nutritionally balanced, and raw tofu looked horrible to me. Luckily, How it all Vegan answered my questions and had some answers to questions I didn't even know that I had!
In a fun, witty way, both authors not only provide very yummy meals, they also give advice on how to keep kids happy on a vegan menu, how to help calm your mother down when you come out of the vegan closet, and so much more! There's even recipes for earth friendly cleaning and beauty products that not only benefit you, but the environment, and your pocket book.
Most of the food in here is down to earth and easy to find in any grocery store, and the recipes are easy to follow. They even have a suggested list of kitchen equipment.
What's really fun about this book is that I've been cooking out of it and my meat loving family like what I've been cooking, and my friends who are also omnivores like this food. It's a good book to have whether you're a vegan, have a friend who is, or just want some new healthy recipes to add to your collection.
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Vegans avoid not simply meat, but all animal products including dairy. This diet can be problematic unless it's carefully controlled to be sure that all necessary protein components are present. Barnard and Kramer recount their own roads to veganism, one as a matter of personal choice, the other as a way out of chronic disease. The authors suggest substitutes for animal products and recommend ways to ensure that one consumes sufficient proteins and vitamins while following a vegan regime. Recipes present few surprises, relying on tofu and other soy products as textural components and substitutes for meats and dairy products. Keeping in mind that many cosmetics are based on animal products or tested on animals, the authors offer some helpful recipes for these beauty enhancers as well.Mark Knoblauch