Vive le Vegan!: Simple, Delectable Recipes for the Everyday Vegan Family
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Veganism—the animal-free diet—is here to stay. And Dreena Burton, author of the bestselling The Everyday Vegan, is here to tell you how the decision to “go green” doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice nutrition or flavor, and in fact will make you and your family feel healthier and more alive.
Dreena and her husband became parents three years ago, and their decision to raise their daughter as a vegan from birth has made the need for an animal-free diet that is fully nutritional all the more crucial. But as Dreena demonstrates in Vive le Vegan!, there’s no need to panic: there are simple methods and delectable ingredients you can use that will allow you—whether you’re single or have a family—to become vegan without having to be a rocket scientist. And who said that vegan meals lack pizzazz? Not when you can make:
Berry Hemp Smoothies
Fresh Jicama and Cucumber Slaw
Hearty Roasted Tomato Stew
Carrot-Shitake Spring Rolls
Chipotle Veggie Bean Burritos
Morrocan Chickpea Patties
Apple Cardomom Cake with Creamy Lemon Maple Frosting
The recipes in Vive le Vegan! also don’t over-rely on the use of soy, given recent concerns about over--consumption, and many feature whole grains and hemp. They’re also disarmingly easy to prepare. So it’s time to give up your qualms about the vegan lifestyle and celebrate its vivid possibilities. Vive le vegan!
Dreena Burton is the author of The Everyday Vegan, now in its second printing. She lives in White Rock, British Columbia, with her husband, Paul, and their three year-old daughter, Charlotte.
Wheat-Free I love this dish; it’s yummy, and has lots of texture – chewy grains, soft beans and rice, and crunchy cashews. Plus, if you use leftover whole grains and beans on hand (see Guide to Cooking Beans, p. 165), it can be prepared super fast! 1 cup 1 cup 1 cup 1 ⁄2 cup 1 ⁄2 cup 1 ⁄4 cup 2 - 3 tbsp 1 tbsp 1 ⁄2 - 3⁄4 tsp 1 ⁄4 tsp 1 ⁄4 tsp 1 ⁄8 tsp 2 4 - 5 tbsp cooked adzuki or black beans (or other small bean) cooked chewy grain (e.g., whole kamut, spelt, wheat berries) cooked brown rice
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into the skillet to form pancakes. Let cook for a few minutes, until small bubbles start to form on the outer edge of the pancakes and then the center. Check the bottom to see if it is golden brown, then flip to cook the other side, for a couple of minutes. As you work through the batter, it will thicken further. If desired, add a touch more milk about halfway through the batter to thin it out slightly, or spread out the batter more when ladling onto the skillet. Serve with pure maple syrup,
Jennifer Hain, Toronto Star I would definitely recommend picking up a copy of The Everyday Vegan. Now I'm just waiting for her to come out with another book! – Stacey Foley, EarthSave Canada This book is a great “all-rounder” with ideas and recipes to meet every need. Sweets lovers are especially well catered for. – Veg-Feasting in the Pacific Northwest, Vegetarians of Washington Burton has designed these recipes for daily use; they’re easy enough to put together, and there’s enough variety to