I was the first in line at my local bookstore to grab a copy of Vegan Lunch Box Around the World. I have to admit that I am a fan of McCann's blog, and her first book, the Vegan Lunch Box, but this book is its own work of art that makes you not only want to use this book, but turn your own lunches into a work of art no matter what your age.
McCann's book is useful in multiple ways. First, she provides several menu suggestions for various parts of the world including: United States, Canada. Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Japan. If you are unfamiliar with any of these locations, having the menu suggestions are invaluable. Also, the book has a picture gallery, showing multiple lunch box options and presentations of the menu. The pictures are so elegant; it really makes me want to have multiple lunchbox systems. The other way that the book is amazing is that it offers over 125 recipes. The recipes are very friendly to the family on the go. Many come together quickly and are made with items that can be found at the store (in a bigger city) or easily ordered online. With items that might be harder to find, McCann always gives options to order from the internet. This means that there might be some preplanning involved, but gives you something to look forward to in the mail. If you're pressed for time and looking for easy yet inventive vegan recipes, than just double or triple the recipes depending on the amount of people you have, and you have vegan dinner! Yay! Even McCann's most exotic recipes have ingredients that are commonly found. The Moroccan Tagine is a great example. It's elegant and exotic, yet, every ingredient can be found in a common supermarket.
I can't recommend this book enough. McCann strikes again, but this time with more exotic recipes, better allergen information, and more lunch boxes. Whether you're cooking for someone who is 4, or you're 94 and packing your own lunches, don't take more time reading this review! Grab a copy of this excellent book and start making vegan lunches!
This book explains how to prepare exquisite lunches from the storage phase to packaging and preparation. Here are some samples of classic recipes: o omega 3 protein bars o mango noodles from Thailand o caramel dip with vegan cream cheese o Bahama Mama's beans and rice o California roll-gluten free o Patatas Bravas from Spain o Balsamic strawberries o lemon-lime sparkle and a host of other … more
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Cookie.com, 8/18/09 “Gives ideas for meat-, cheese-, and egg-free lunch entrees that will appeal to carnivores and vegans alike.”
PlanetLactose.com. 8/17/09 “With quick and easy recipes, fruit and veggie ideas for even the pickiest eaters, and an allergen-free index, Vegan Lunch Box Around the World is essential for every family raising healthy kids—and for anyone who packs a lunch.”
Wa'sTacoma Tribune and Olympian, 9/9 “Jennifer McCann has traversed the globe for a second time to find inspiration for her plant-based meals. A clever concept…”
Baltimore’s Child magazine, 9/1 “Although aimed at parents, plenty of teens will love this book as a way to support their decision to go vegan—and there is no doubt that school lunches need all the help they can get!”
NJ’s The Record, 9/7 “Readers are whisked around the globe in search of the best lunch foods in the second installment of McCann’s ‘Vegan Lunch Box’ series.”
Omaha World Herald and Lexington Clipper-Herald, 9/2 “The book offers an eclectic variety of flavorful and generally quick-to-prepare lunch option for vegans.”
Tulsa World, 8/24 “Her creative cookbook features ways to shake up lunches with plenty of plant-based fuel.”
Louisville Courier IL, 10/7 and Northwest Herald, 10/17 “A clever spin.”