Book Reviews

The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book by Reed Mangels, RD PhD

Everything vegan pregnancy book by Reed MangelsAny woman can feel confident about a vegan pregnancy with the easy-to-read but comprehensive Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book*, written by a registered dietitian who also holds a doctorate in nutrition. more→

The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

vegan slow cooker by kathy hesterI’d like to take a quick poll. Three Questions.

How many of you are vegan or vegetarian, and think the slow cooker is not your friend?

How many of you are full-fledged carnivores and think your tummy and tastebuds wouldn’t be satisfied without meat or cheese? more→

Unprocessed By Chef Abbie Jaye

UnprocessedNot just a cookbook, Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and your Ideal Weight*, by Chef Abbie Jaye is not only loaded with recipes but tells a moving and inspiring life story of the author and how an unhealthy diet can affect every aspect of your life. The foods you eat can alter how you feel and look as well as cause or prevent disease. more→

Speed Vegan by Alan Roettinger

Speed VeganWhen I first met Chef Alan Roettinger at Portland VegFest last year, I was struck by his commanding presence. Maybe I was simply awed by his stature, or maybe it was the white chef’s jacket—(they have that effect on me). But Chef Alan also reminded me of myself twenty-something years ago. Those first few years of going to veg conferences surrounded by like-minded people and all kinds of delicious vegan food made me feel very much like a kid let loose in a candy store. Perhaps he felt the same way. more→

My Sweet Vegan by Hannah Kaminsky

My Sweet Vegan by Hannah KaminskyReviewed by Gail Davis. Desserts are an indulgence I allow myself more than occasionally, and they are my one true weakness. So when I finally became the proud owner of a copy of Hannah Kaminsky’s My Sweet Vegan: Passionate About Dessert*, I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into the recipes contained within its specatcular, full-color pages. more→

Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Appetite for reduction by Isa Chandra MoskowitzI adore the cover artwork, don’t you? It’s so beautiful, I’m inspired to write another book just so I can ask Lisa Diercks to design the cover. Did I mention that Isa wrote this book just for me? Well, not really. It only feels like she wrote it for me. Actually, she wrote it for her own personal reasons. But let’s be honest: Who among us hasn’t eaten more than our fair share of vegan cupcakes and cookies? (Thanks in no small part to Isa.)

Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan by Dreena Burton

Eat, Drink, & be Vegan by Dreena BurtonWhat I like most about Dreena’s books, in addition to the great food photography, is that she doesn’t rehash the same familiar recipes you find in a lot of other cookbooks.  Plus, while her recipes sometimes call for ingredients you may not have used before, they remain simple to prepare and even unfamiliar ingredients can be found in your local grocery store or co-op.  As with Dreena’s previous books, Eat, Drink & Be Vegan: Everyday Vegan Recipes Worth Celebrating* is a wonderful collection of unique recipes that home cooks of all skill levels will enjoy. more→

Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

vegan brunch by isa chandra moskowitzAt this point in her cookbook writing career, I think Isa could put out a book titled 137 Ways to Cook Brussels Sprouts and it would not only be a best seller, but a favorite on vegan message boards everywhere (Really. Her roasted brussels sprouts recipe is great.). After the success of Vegan with a Vengeance,Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, and Veganomicon,* it’s little surprise that Vegan Brunch got such hype (and then lived up to it). more→


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