The Plant-Based College Cookbook
Plant-Based, Easy-to-Make, Good-for-You Food
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Pub Date 01 Oct 2020 | Archive Date 18 Sep 2020
Who says the food in college has to be unhealthy? Now, eating healthy is simpler than ever and can even be enjoyed when you’re at college!
The Plant-Based College Cookbook is perfect for even the busiest college student and features 175 totally doable (and delicious) recipes to help you stick to your plant-based diet while on campus. Enjoy a Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffin and Creamy Carrot Smoothie to make that 8am class feel a bit easier. Impress your roommates with some homemade Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip and Mango Citrus Salsa. And never skip out on dessert with some Cocoa-Nut-Coconut No-Bake Cookies and DIY Peanut Butter Cups.
With helpful advice on the kitchen basics and quick, effortless recipes, you can skip the temptations of the dining hall, eat clean, and even keep off that freshman fifteen!
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Average rating from 45 members
The Plant-Based College Cookbook is filled with delicious looking vegetarian and vegan recipes. I really enjoyed leafing through this, finding recipes for things like vegan pancakes, raspberry breakfast bars and sun dried tomato risotto with spinach and pine nuts. Apart from breakfast, lunch, main dishes and snacks, the book also contains tons and tons of recipes for wraps, salads, sandwiches and soups. The only downside is that there are only a handfull of pictures, but the enormous amount of recipes does make up for that. I can’t wait to try a lot of these out!
I love how oriented this book is. Keeping in mind that college kids (as well as a bunch of other people) have limited resources when it comes to buying food, a guide directing these people in maintaining a vegetarian diet is nothing short of handy. I will definitely be going back to this book a lot. The recipes were inventive, diverse, and mouthwatering. What I liked the most about them is that the author included the calorie value as well as nutrients like protein, fiber, carbohydrates et cetera. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for granting me an early digital copy.
The Plant-Based Cookbook contains plenty of recipes, and I do mean plenty, giving any cook a chance to try out a wide variety of recipes. The recipes range from pancakes to tacos and a bit of everything in between. There are color photos scattered throughout the cookbook along with a glossary of cooking terms. I also liked how the recipes a nutritional analysis. Recommend. Review written after downloading a galley from NetGalley.
As a relatively new vegetarian, I am always on the look out for plant based cookbooks and this did not disappoint. Each recipe is well set out and the author provides a clear, easy alternative to common college foods.
The Plant-Based College Cookbook has eight chapters and over 200 pages of recipes which was surprising to having seen cookbooks geared toward the younger crowd that had just a few recipes per chapter. The other pleasantly surprising part of this book is the focus on nutritious ingredients. The disappointing thing to me, a vegan, is the term "plant-based" in the title. The term plant-based is morphing somehow into the true meaning of vegetarian, when it should be vegan. Dairy and egg products are not made from plants, they are animal products. There is a great number of vegan recipes throughout and others that can be easily made vegan although I do think that the options should be detailed at the end of each recipe to better justify the title of the book The tips in the beginning of the book are great for first-time-away-from-home people with tips like finding a support system and cooking tips and tricks with guidance on appliances and tools to pantry staples. This is a great beginner book for the young person interested in easy recipes that are vegetarian with a clear path (hopefully) to veganism.
This book has a lot of good recipes for really anyody who wants to incoprate more plant-based recipes into their cooking. I also liked how a lot of the recipes were on the simper side, since the book is intended for a younger audience with fewer resources and less cooking space.
This is a book which does exactly what is says (or implies). The recipes all plant-based and the college part implies they are relatively easy to make and not about making fancy dishes but rather about feeding yourself when you are hungry (and sometimes short of time and on a budget). While some ideas are fairly basic and don’t necessarily require a recipe (especially in the breakfast section) it is a nice little help for people starting out with plant-based meals. This also includes Salsas, Pizza sauces and soups for those who haven’t done a lot of home cooking so far. And for the heartier meals, the book includes a lot of classics or vegan twists on classic recipes from Pad Thai (I love a quickly made, good Pad Thai) to Risotto (another one of my favourites) and a Vegan Stroganoff. One of the ones I haven’t been able to try yet (chickpea shortage and no way of going to a further shop due to current restrictions) is the chickpea cookie dough. But I am intrigued!
The Plant- Based College Cookbook is a good introduction to eating clean. The recipes are easy to follow and a wide variety are included. I feel it would be an excellent book to give to a student off to University or College. However, I feel if a student is already plant-based before heading off to further their education then this book may not offer anything new to them. My "problem" with the book does not centre around the content, but rather the title. I feel this cookbook could be targeted to people exploring a plant-based lifestyle. The introduction incidentally is awesome, as are the recipes. Thank you to Netgalley and Adams Media for my arc.
This book is a great start to teach any how to eat a plant based diet. The beginning of the book discusses what a plant based diet is, why you might consider going plant based in college, and some tricks and tips for starting a plant based diet. The cookbook has a great selection of recipes that include breakfast, snacks, sandwiches and salads, soups, main dishes, desserts and drink, and staple recipes. Some recipes in each section are already well know such a zucchini bread and pumpkin muffins, while others were new creative recipes that I would never have known about. I am someone who likes to eat what I see, so I wish there were more photos of the recipes in the cookbook, but overall that does not take way from the experience.
I have a confession. Well, two. I am not a college student. I am not vegan. So, technically I am not the target audience for this cookbook; however, I do incorporate vegan meals into my planning and food prep each week, and if it’s targeted toward college students, odds are I can actually make it and pretty quickly at that. I work two jobs and am a grad student (mostly), so quick, easy, and healthy are my top three priorities when meal prepping. Bonus points if the meals are portable for transit and desk consumption. This book was exactly what I needed it to be, and I am glad to have a few more solid recipes under my belt for the coming weeks of meal prep. Like many other cookbooks, this one contains helpful shopping, storage, and prep hints for your plant based cooking life, and though you see it in most all cookbooks, it’s never not a useful tool and it’s usually general and specific to what you’ll be making, so I appreciate it. I’m truly glad they didn’t skip the dessert recipes, the most important part of any meal. It’s out on August 18th, so as you or the college student (maybe) heads back to camps this fall, pick up a copy of this to help them save money and keep eating healthy while living that busy college life, whatever that may look like in a pandemic.
As a college student hoping to eat more healthy this was a great book to understand how to adopt a vegan-diet. This book was great because it used a lot of accessible ingredients to students and the recipes were easy to follow. I loved how fun and diverse the recipes were, and I know I'll be spending a lot of time experimenting with the new cookbook!
This is fantastic for students of all levels: high school, undergraduate, graduate, etc. The recipes weren't too similar. There were some vegan and some vegetarian. There were some that were a little more difficult to prepare and some that were easier. And there was a wide range of flavor profiles which my taste buds appreciate. Obviously, some recipes just aren't going to be to everyone's liking, but this book has enough of a variety that I feel there is something for everyone, even non-plant based people.
The Plant-Based College Cookbook is a nice tutorial cooking guide and recipe collection for plant based simple cooking on a budget. Due out 18th Aug 2020 from from Simon & Schuster on their Adams Media imprint, it's 240 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. This is a nice lacto-ovo-vegetarian cookbook for basic/beginning cooks with a busy schedule and a generally tight budget. The layout is very basic and unfussy - easy to understand and accessible. The recipes are arranged by category: breakfast, snacks, sandwiches & salads, soups, main dishes, desserts & drinks, and staple recipes (used in other recipes). Many of these are -hearty- dinner dishes that even my meat loving family really devoured (without complaining). Ingredient measurements are supplied in American measurements only. There's a conversion chart for metric measures in the appendices along with an abbreviated glossary, and an index. Nutritional information includes calories, fat, sodium, fiber, carbs, sugar, and protein. Extra tips or recipe alternatives are listed in sidebars with the recipes. The recipes themselves are fairly straightforward and are made with easily sourced ingredients. Many are very simple, none of them are overly complex. The photography is not abundant; most of the recipes are not illustrated, but the photographs which are included are clear and well done. I wish there had been more photographs and serving suggestions, but I do understand that extra photography increases the price of book projects very quickly. This is a large collection of recipes and even allowing for the fact that some of them are very similar to others in the same category, this will keep vegetarian cooking fans going for ages. These are simple "everyday" recipes which are anything but boring. We tried several dishes and all of them were tasty and well written. (We didn't try any of the bread or dessert recipes, but I found no glaring errors with a quick read-through). We're definitely going to try more of these recipes. Well written book, tasty recipes. Four stars. This is a solid recipe book which will be used. It would make a superlative housewarming gift to a friend or family member living on their own - college student, new graduate, newlyweds, kids flying the nest, etc. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
Another awesome cookbook! I'm so stoked to be able to find all these new ides that sound delicious and easy while also being somewhat healthy! Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an arc for an honest review.
While I’m not in college anymore, this book is just what I’d hoped it would be. This book is a great resource for anyone who wants to incorporate more vegan/vegetarian meals into their life. It is a great starting place for people who want to eat more easy, quick, and healthy meals all while on a budget. I appreciate the diversity of meals that are included in this cookbook. I already have a few favorites that I know will be regular meal staples!
As someone converting to being completely plant based, I appreciated the short discussion and text in this book explaining in simple terms what a plant based diet is and how to go about it, even if you still eat meat. For young people this I feel was the best part of the book. The recipes are simple, standard and can be done by anyone. They sound great. I also liked how the book gave a what you need for your dorm room section and measurements section. The 'college vibe' text and feel was well done throughout. The downsides: little to no pictures! And those pictures that were there were professional- not quite what a college student wants to see because their creations are not going to turn out looking like that. I felt they needed more realistic photos and more photos overall. College kids dont want text or to read alot- they want pictures. As a college professor working with young kids daily, I would recommend this to them. I think it can be very valuable for many of them and a great reminder that they can cook and do not need to fear the dining hall but also if they want to hang with friends and eat pizza then that's ok too- there maybe a healthy alternative as well. I recommend this book overall. I was given an advanced copy in exchange for my review
I enjoyed this book! It's easy to read- the text itself is bright and not a ridiculous font. The recipes seem easy to follow and I enjoyed the information in the beginning which details various benefits and tips for following a plant based diet. I think it's definitely not just for the college crowd (esp since some dorms don't have adequate/any cooking or ban various cooking devices). I do wish there were more pictures, but otherwise this is a solid cookbook and I'm looking to trying out some of these recipes!
This a book of simple recipes that can be followed by beginners. The book starts with introduction of what real plant based diets, tools required and basics required ti get started There are recipes for breakfast, soups, main courses, staples and desserts. most recipes given are healthy and cost effective With the name plant based book i expected full vegan or vegetarian book but eggs and dairy products are used in the recipes
What a treat (literally) The Plant-Based College Cookbook is. This book is not just for students, but for anyone that is busy or for some reason or another find it difficult to put a lot of time in to cook each night. Although the time and effort it takes to make these dishes are minimal, the result is delicious.
This cookbook is definitely not just for college students, but instead is perfect for anyone looking to add easy plant-based meals to their monthly menu planning. All the recipes contained in this book are simple and quick to make, making this book perfect for beginners or those short on time. Most of the recipes require easy-to-acquire ingredients and tools most cooks already have in their kitchens. It is important to note that this is not a vegan cookbook, as some recipes utilize eggs and dairy products. Additionally, not all of the recipes are exactly healthy! This book would make a great gift for anyone who is living on his or her own for the first time. Many thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to peruse an advanced digital copy of this useful cookbook!
The Plant Based College Cookbook shows that as a college student you don’t have to live on ramen and junk food. The book starts out with some basic information about what a plant based diet consists of. It also includes some really helpful tips on getting started and maintaining your plant based diet. Plant Based included sections for breakfast, snacks, sandwiches and salads, soups, main dishes, desserts and drinks and staples. I enjoyed that there were some really non-conventional college food recipes like pear and pumpkin bread, fresh mint spring rolls and Italian pesto popcorn, which sounds so weird and yet so amazing. I also enjoyed that there were a lot of recipes included that were meant to serve many people. We always had a bunch of people around during college and it was nice that the recipes were scaled to reflect that option! I can’t wait to try out the vegan spinach and artichoke dip and the Caesar salad! The only negative I can see is that most college students don’t have full kitchens available for their use and even less have enough cooking tools to make some of the recipes included. However, I can honestly say that if I had had the kitchen and the ability, I would have loved trying a lot of the recipes in this book!
The Plant-Based College Cookbook is a nice collection of healthy recipes that any novice cook can make. While this cookbook isn’t completely plant-based, most of the recipes are suitable for a vegetarian diet. The layout and the instructions are simple, which really sets the stage for first-time chefs. This is a great cookbook geared towards first year students who are new to cooking for themselves and looking for healthy options. That being said, I am not sure that students living on campus will make much use of a book of recipes. However, there are lots of useful ideas and quick options that can be created. ❀ EASY TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS One thing that struck me as odd about this book is that not all of the recipes are 100% plant-based. Also, there are a few recipes that have eggs and cheese in the ingredients, so anyone hoping for a pure plant-based set of recipes might be disappointed. However, the book is easy to follow and there are really short instructions for most of the dishes. While there are not as many photos that I would have liked, it is definitely a pretty and whimsical book to add to a collection. I created the Chickpea Soup, which is really hearty and very easy to make. I really appreciated the extremely straightforward steps required to make this yummy soup. Essentially, you combine all ingredients in the pot and simmer. How easy is that for a student with little time for cooking? ❀ A GREAT RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS All in all, The Plant-Based College Cookbook is a great resource for students new to cooking for themselves. There are quite a few effortless meals that can be made from the book that will fuel a busy student without taking up too much time in the kitchen. It is one book that I would recommend gifting any student in your life.
Plant based recipes with budget and ease in mind this book is great for those who are curious to trying out plant based or don't have a ton of experience in the kitchen.
The Plant-Based College Cookbook has straightforward and easy recipes for beginner cooks. The book is written for people getting their first kitchens set up and has suggested tools as well as pantry items, spices, and basics to stock in the kitchen. It is a good resource for someone starting out. While not all the recipes are vegan, they are generally healthy and certainly healthier than most of the food I ate in college. The recipes range from very basic to straightforward so they appeal to a range of tastes and skill levels. The snacks like No-Bake Tex-Mex Nachos and Chocolate Nut Bars are likely to be very popular, even with non-vegetarians. The Soup recipes and Main Dishes are varied and particularly tasty. I'm very fond of Asian food but prefer authentic (not the fusion) dishes. While it is nice to see some Asian dishes in the cookbook, these seem to be Asian inspired - ingredients are a bit different from what would normally be in the Ginger Vegetable Spring Rolls