This cookbook is good for beginners to the vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.
The Easy Vegan Cookbook by Kathy Hester
About the Book
The Easy Vegan Cookbook is packed with 80 recipes that are easy to make and perfect for those who are new to the vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.
My Overall Impression
This book makes vegan cooking fun and simple. Kathy Hester appeals to appetites for hot dogs, biscuits, soups, pasta and other hearty fare that both meat eaters and vegans will enjoy.
What Sets This Book Apart
Kathy begins the book by giving you a “Freezer Pantry List” of things that you should keep in your freezer for easy vegan cooking. Also, her first chapter of recipes contains make-ahead staples that are great for building a new vegan kitchen, such as Easy Homemade Buillon, Almond Ricotta and Super-Fast Enchilada Sauce.
Recipe Difficulty Level
Focus/Main Types of Dishes
This book focuses on solving a vegan dilemma: how to make vegan food that is fast, easy, and delicious.
A Few Recipes I Bookmarked
Here are some recipes you can find in this book:
- Split Pea Soup (pg 49)
- “Vegged-Out” Chili (pg 65)
- Veggie-ful Rice and Beans (pg 69)
- Creamy Cauliflower Pesto Pasta (pg 89)
- Apple-Braised Tempeh and Butternut Squash Bake (pg 166)
- Rosemary-Roasted Potatoes and Beets (124)
- All-natural Carrot Dogs (pg 147)
- Veggie Quinoa Drop Biscuits (pg 164)
Who Should Read This Book
This cookbook is good for vegans with families, busy schedules, limited budgets and hearty appetites for healthy food that simply tastes good.
From the Publisher
The publisher of the book says, “This cookbook includes chapters such as Make-Ahead Staples and Speedy Stir-Fries, as well as recipes such as Inside-Out Stuffed Pepper Stew, Creamy Cauliflower Pesto Pasta and “Vegged-Out” Chili. No longer will weeknight meal planning be a source of stress. With The Easy Vegan Cookbook, vegans everywhere can enjoy easy, fast and family-friendly recipes for amazing food.”
From the publisher: “Kathy is praised as one of the most dependable recipe pros in the vegan community with a large audience of readers who turn to her for her expertise on healthy slow cooking.”
Images via Kathy Hester’s Healthy Slow Cooking