Often, people who are skeptical of veganism say the lifestyle is just too expensive. While it’s true that some specialty, packaged vegan foods can be more expensive than their cheaper-made counterparts, simply eating a vegan diet doesn’t have to be expensive and isn’t a luxury. Frugal Vegan shows you that you CAN be frugal while eating plant-based if you want!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Frugal Vegan has recipes and tips for living a healthy vegan lifestyle — without breaking the bank.
MY OVERALL IMPRESSION
This is a great book, especially for beginners. People who are unfamiliar with veganism can start by making vegan food with familiar ingredients and a not-too-costly grocery bill.
WHAT SETS THIS BOOK APART
This book was specifically written so that when you go to purchase the ingredients, you won’t be spending a fortune at the grocery store. It also tells you which recipes freeze well so you can get the most bang for your buck and make double the portion to save for later.
RECIPE DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Easy – Medium
FOCUS/MAIN TYPES OF DISHES
Everything from breakfast to snacks and lunch to dessert.
A FEW RECIPES I BOOKMARKED
Here are some recipes you can find in this book:
- BBQ Chickpea Sliders (pg 19)
- Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers (pg 29)
- Spicy Broccoli and White Bean Pasta (pg 44)
- Tofu, Sweet Potato and Spinach Bowl (pg 57)
- Curried Potato Salad (pg 75)
- Cucumber, Tomato and White Bean Salad (pg 81)
- Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Lemon parsley Pesto and Croutons (pg 103)
- Cilantro Tahini (pg 1520
- Vegan Sour Cream (pg 167)
- Graham Cracker Pie Crust (pg 191)
FROM THE PUBLISHER
The publisher of the book says, “Katie Koteen and Kate Kasbee are your guides to changing up your vegan cooking routine using less expensive ingredients. There’s a meal idea for every time of day, whether it’s a hearty breakfast of Pineapple Scones or Biscuits and Gravy; a Backyard BBQ Bowl or Crunchy Thai Salad for lunch; or Beer Battered Avocado and Black Bean Tacos, Mushroom Stroganoff or Chickpea Curry for dinner. Host movie night with a delicious snack like Salted Peanut Butter Popcorn, or indulge in Chocolate Coconut Cream Puffs for dessert.
With practical tips and approachable recipes, Frugal Vegan will help you create stunning plant-based meals that’ll not only save you money, but save you time in the kitchen, too.”
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