The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook
200 Quick and Easy Recipes for a Healthy, Plant-Based Diet
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Pub Date 07 Apr 2021 | Archive Date 09 Mar 2021
Adams Media, Everything
You can now prepare delicious, homemade vegan meals quicker and easier than ever and The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook is here to help. This comprehensive, easy-to-follow cookbook has it all from recipes for a hectic workweek to meal-prep friendly slow cooker meals to impressive but easy dinners perfect for company.
Whether you’re a brand-new vegan, a seasoned veteran, or just a health-conscious cook looking for a meatless Monday meal, you can enjoy healthy and satisfying dishes without spending hours in the kitchen!
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Lots of fabulous vegan recipes in this cookbook, both tasty and nourishing. I am giving it five stars and thank you to netgalley and the publishers for giving me an advance reading copy. The fact that it was an ARC did not influence my opinions in the least.
Date reviewed/posted: December 17, 2020 Publication date: February 9, 2021 When life for the entire universe and planet has turned on its end, you are continuing to #maskup to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #secondwave is upon us, AND the worst sciatica attack in your life means you MIGHT sleep 3 hours a night, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. Make delicious vegan food every night of the week with these 200 quick and easy plant-based recipes the whole family will love! You can now prepare delicious, homemade vegan meals quicker and easier than ever and The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook is here to help. This comprehensive, easy-to-follow cookbook has it all from recipes for a hectic workweek to meal-prep friendly slow cooker meals to impressive but easy dinners perfect for your company. Whether you’re a brand-new vegan, a seasoned veteran, or just a health-conscious cook looking for a meatless Monday meal, you can enjoy healthy and satisfying dishes without spending hours in the kitchen! Plant-based cuisine is such a popular topic today - but it does have its good and bad sides: I also refuse to eat or cook with Frankenfoods such as "chick'n" and its 88 ingredients vs. 🐔chicken🐔 having one and cheese from a plant is udder nonsense ... but that is my opinion! If you cook with INGREDIENTS then your food is bound to be better for you than boxed macaroni and cheese or a can of whatever. The recipes are well written and understandable by cooks of all levels and the photos make the food very appealing to myself and other lovers of food out there and they do use mostly whole ingredients instead of pre-prepared and packaged foods. As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/snowflakes / literally-like-overusers etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🍄🍄🍄🍄
I am attempting to cook more vegan and vegetarian meals, so this cookbook was a great help on the vegan front. I don't yet know what to make for vegan meals without help, since I was so used to meat, cheese, eggs, etc. being the basis or at least embellishment for a meal.
The book is exactly what the title promises, a collection of recipes that includes everything and are very easy and vegan. I love how simple but clear th instructions are and how the book is made up, or in other words of the recipes are put together, so that breakfasts can be found together an der so on. The one thing I wish would have been a little different is the amount of pictures. I am a very visual person when it comes to recipes especially. So if have a picture for every recipe or at least near to that? I will say more like make it because i saw how good it looked, my brain remembered the nice picture and reminded me to make it. espeiclaly since the pictures that are in the book are stunning! But that's a personal preference, and I am sure not everyone enjoys having to flip through a lot of pictures to get to the recipe they want to make. All in all a great staple for the evers kitchen, not just the vegan one!
I was thrilled to receive this cookbook to review. My young nephew has some significant egg/milk allergies. Finding recipes for meals and snacks for him has been extremely difficult. This cookbook was a godsend, it has some fantastic recipes in it. The limited photos are not problematic for me as I am mostly interested in the recipes and content. If you need a easy to use vegan cookbook, this is a great selection. I like the alternatives to “non-vegan” foods that are included
The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook is a compilation, reformat, and re-release of content from several "Everything" Vegan cookbooks from 2010-2019 with included new material. Due out 9th Feb 2021 from Simon & Schuster on their Adams Media imprint, it's 272 pages (print edition) and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. I like the layout and formatting of the "Everything" cookbooks. They're easy to understand, generally easy to follow, and full of tasty, relevant, and do-able recipes. This one follows the same format and will be familiar to readers who have used the other books in the series. The introduction gives the basics about veganism, what vegans eat (and why), health advantages, and some nutrition info. The recipes are arranged roughly thematically: appetizers, breakfasts, salads & salad dressings, soups, vegetables stir-fries & sides, rice & grains, classic pastas, miscellaneous mains, tofu, seitan TVP & tempe, and desserts. Each recipe has its ingredients listed bullet style in a sidebar. Measurements are given in US standard only. (There's a metric conversion chart in the back of the book). Special tools and ingredients are also listed, along with yields and cooking directions. The ingredients are mostly easily sourced at any moderately well stocked grocery store. Nutritional information is provided for each of the recipes and includes calories, fat, sodium, carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, and protein. Essential info, alerts, facts, and questions & answers are highlighted in text boxes. These will be familiar to readers of other books in the Everything series from this publisher. Few of the recipes include photographs. The photos and serving suggestions which are included are full color, appetizing, and appropriate, but the general lack of photos might be a drawback for some readers. Four stars (mostly for the lack of photos - so if you don't need them, it would be five stars). This is a general cookbook with a huge variety of appealing vegan friendly dishes. It would make a superlative gift or purchase for readers trying out a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle. Many of the recipes do rely on pre-processed ingredients (vegan beef, vegan sausage crumbles, etc) - so some planning and adjustment will be needed for cooks who strongly prefer to cook from scratch. All of the recipes I tried on my family were tasty and well received, though I did notice the lack of finish/serving photos. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
This cookbook is terrific! As a pescatarian for the last 5+ years with a vegetarian husband, this provides great recipes/alternatives for dishes I would’ve eaten with meat. I would buy this cookbook for my mom in particular because she will buy plant based meats when it is not really necessary when we come over! This cookbook really shows how you can be vegan without buying “fake meat”, with the exception of a few dishes that require vegan sausage, etc. I also love that it spans multiple cultures of foods. I’m really excited to try making the gyros! The only thing I would change is having more photos of recipes; photos really entice me to make the recipes!
If you are new to vegan eating or just want to add vegan meals to your rotation, this cookbook is for you! I was delighted by the variety of simple and healthy recipes using every day ingredients. As a mom to a vegan teen I am always looking for new and simple recipes. We will definitely be using many of these in the future. Highly recommend!
The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook begins with a section providing concise explanations for why vegan diets are great for health, weight loss, animals, and the environment. While that information is excellent, what makes this book great are the 200 recipes broken down by food groups and types (breakfasts, tofu, seitan, etc.). Long-time vegans and those just wishing to explore a plant-based diet will find much to love in this cookbook. As promised, the recipes are generally easy to prepare and rely on ingredients sold in large grocery stores. Before getting this book, I tried for years to make tofu that I enjoyed, but I could never figure out how to prepare it nearly as well as restaurants did. But the Cajun Cornmeal Tofu recipe in this book changed everything, and I finally was able to prepare tofu that was restaurant-worthy. This book was exactly what I have been looking for in a cookbook, and I can't wait to make many more recipes. Wish there were more pictures, but the steps were explained well enough so that they were not necessary. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a galley of the book in exchange for an honest review.
After a quick introductory chapter on veganism, its benefits, and how to make the switch, this book gets right on down to the recipes, and it does not skimp. There are tons of recipes in here, and it’s divided up just how you would imagine. First, appetizers, sauces, and dips, includes some gravies, Mediterranean dips (my fav), and some bar food standards. The recipes are straight forward with nutritional info and some options if you want to make other things along-side or if there are store bought alternatives that will make your life easier. The beautiful photos made me hungry. Next you’ll find sections for breakfast, salads/dressings, soups (my wintertime fav), veggies stir-fries and sides, rice and grains, pasta, misc. mains, tofu, seitan TVP and Tempeh, and desserts. I love the micro level that these recipes are broken into. You don’t have to flip through an entire dinner section if you know you want pasta or tofu for dinner. I am not vegan, but I have close friends who are, and I am always looking to add more plant-based meals into my prep rotation, cutting back on meat and dairy when possible, and I can’t wait to try lots of these recipes out. They look delicious. This one is out in February, so keep an eye out for it if you’re looking to diversify your vegan cooking, or if you’re curious and want to dip your toes into easy vegan recipes to see what you think.
Usually when a book has "easy" in the title it is actually harder than you would think. But this is actually a relatively easy and super comprehensive guide to vegan cooking. Which is known for being difficult. I've saved quite a few of these recipes and once I gather up the ingredients I can't wait to try them out! Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an arc for an honest review!
I would not recommend The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook to be adopted into a curriculum or included in a classroom library. However, I would recommend it to someone who was interested in learning some basic vegan recipes. The photos showed appetizing foods and the recipes were easy. For someone just learning to cook or trying a vegan lifestyle, this would be a good starting point.
A lot of good-looking recipes in this book. I do appreciate the nutritional content for each recipe. Not all of the recipes had photos, but the ones that did were beautiful and eye-catching. Organized well, and easy to find what you’re looking for. A good go-to recipe book for easy vegan recipes.
It's all in the name! This is the perfect book to gift a friend who recently went vegan, or for yourself! I would say this is more geared to new vegans as there is quite a lot of info in the beginning of the book about transitioning and all the health benefits of the diet. The recipes are easy just like the title says, with no more than 4-5 steps for each recipe. The ingredients are mostly fresh produce as well as some staple spices and seasonings most of us already have at home. I loved this because often times in the evening I'm too tired to cook a big elaborate meal but this book just makes it so easy(and healthy)! Some of my favorite recipes that I tried so far were the overnight oats, tabbouli, and the mediterranean quinoa pilaf. All so easy and delicious, even with my family eating who aren't vegan-they were impressed! This book has pretty much every recipe you would want as a new vegan, a great staple to have in your kitchen.
I was quite happy with “The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook”. There are a variety of recipes, the recipes were clearly and neatly organized by type of food (i.e. breakfasts, desserts, appetizers, etc.), and the recipes appear to be easy to follow. I especially liked how the nutritional information was given for each recipe. When I look through a cookbook, I gravitate toward the recipes that have pictures; I don’t know if I’m the only one who does this, but I cannot be alone. So, I was disappointed that there were not very many pictures of the completed recipes. The pictures that were there were nice and vibrant, I just wish there were a lot more. Overall, I think “The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook” would be a great addition to anyone’s cookbook collection.
This is a fabulous cookbook! It starts out by explaining a little bit about following a vegan diet, how vegans get nutrients, and the various benefits to be gained by eating a vegan diet. Even with all of this, it never comes off as preachy or pushing a plant-based lifestyle, although if you're reading this type of cookbook, you're probably either considering it or already eating this way. The recipes are broken down into sections, including appetizers, sauces, and dips; breakfast; salads and salad dressings; soups; vegetables, stir-fries, and sides; rice and grains; classic pastas; miscellaneous mains; tofu; seitan, TVP (textured vegetable protein), and tempeh; and delicious desserts. Each of the recipes include nutritional information, and there is a section at the back that provides conversion between US and metric. Each of the recipes includes a little blurb at the beginning, providing a little bit of information - either about the recipe itself, substitutions that can be made, or what to serve it with. There are stunning pictures included for many of the recipes that had my mouth watering. I bookmarked so many recipes, and I already know that I will be returning to this book time and again. Something that especially appealed to me is that the recipes include ingredients that I already have on hand and don't have to visit special stores for. It's nice to be able to just flip to any page and be able to make the recipe without having to hunt down obscure ingredients. Another thing I liked is that it doesn't involve complicated cooking techniques or equipment. I know my way around the kitchen, but I'm not comfortable with difficult recipes, and I'm fairly certain that I could prepare the vast majority of the recipes in this book without difficulty. I'd highly recommend this book no matter what your skill level is.
A cookbook that lives up to its title. After a short introduction about the vegan lifestyle, the book comes up with all sorts of simple recipes. I especially liked the diversity, from western pancakes to a Thai version, African stew and all sorts of Italian pasta, and the absence of fancy ingredients. I think the book is especially suitable for all those who are new to vegan cuisine. Especially the two chapters about "tofu" and "seitan and tempeh" demystify the prejudices about meat substitutes, which, by the way, have already been consumed in Asia for centuries. Form Breakfast to sides and mains, to tasty desserts, this cookbook provides simple and delicious recipes for every taste.
As veganism grows in popularity, the amount of literature on vegan cooking grows exponentially. With this sort of landscape, it can be difficult for a vegan cookbook to stand out. Luckily, The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook by Diane K. Smith proves to be a solid resource for those aspiring to incorporate animal product-free recipes into their repertoire. The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook is an accessible introduction to vegan cooking; “introduction” being the key word. The cookbook opens with a chapter on the benefits of eating vegan. Smith ensures these benefits are explained in a simple, approachable manner. Many of these benefits are not new to those who have done even a little bit of research on the vegan diet. My only complaint is with the brief discussion of weight loss as a benefit of the vegan diet. Smith likens weight loss to looking like a celebrity; this feels a little flippant. After all, there is no body type associated with veganism and insinuating that there is will be a red flag to some considering a vegan diet. Similarly, a directive to visit PETA.org for more information, without further instruction, feels a little lazy. However, these are relatively minor issues. After all, readers have assumedly picked up this book because they want to cook vegan. So, onto the recipes! Though some purists will not like the copious inclusions of ingredients like “vegan beef” and “vegan cheddar cheese”, I’ve found that meat and dairy substitutes are a great way to ease into a plant-based diet. In this way, The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook does live up to its name. Purchasing meat and dairy alternatives is simply easier than creating one’s own homemade plant-based beef or cheese. Additionally, Smith’s entire section dedicated to tofu is excellent. Even as someone relatively well-versed in cooking tofu I found quite a bit of inspiration in these recipes. Ultimately, The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook may fall a bit flat for experienced vegans. However, the book’s offerings for new vegans and the vegan-curious are deserving of some credit. The recipes are easy to follow, most including pretty common household ingredients, and helpful tips line the recipe pages. Personally, the Scallion Pancakes and Pizza Bagels were winners in my household. The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook will not be groundbreaking for most, but will be ideal for some.
A lot of variety and flavors in this cookbook! I enjoyed the information on why / how about being vegan and feel like this is a great beginner book! I especially enjoyed the nutrient information for EACH recipe. I thought that was really handy!
This vegan Cookbook was everything I wanted in a cookbook and more. It can be hard to find some recipes that taste as good as their non-vegan counterparts but this cookbook hit the mark. Perfect for someone who is just getting into the lifestyle.
Thank you to the publisher, authors, and NetGalley for a copy of this cookbook in exchange for honest feedback. This review will also be posted to Goodreads. First, I should say that I am not a vegan, but I do like to adopt healthier meal options into my skill set. I have certain health requirements that would benefit from vegan recipes, so I am happy to look through a list of accessible, easy, and uncomplicated dishes. This cookbook is loaded with recipes. It offers 1) appetizers, sauces, and dips; 2) breakfast; 3) salads & salad dressings; 4) soups; 5) vegetables, stir-fries, and sides; 6) rice and grains; 7) classic pastas; 8) mains; 9) Seiten, TVP, and tempeh; 10) tofu; 11) desserts. There is a LOT in this cookbook. It begins with a brief introduction about veganism and addresses some common questions and myths. There are not as many pictures as usual cookbooks. Since I'm looking at an ebook, I'm not 100% sure what the layouts look like, but I would reckon it has to do with how many recipes are offered. So, you get more content rather than visuals, so that's more bang for your buck so to speak. Personal thoughts about the recipes: they are not overly complicated. I didn't know anything about #9 (seiten, TVP, tempeh) and only have used tofu a few times, albeit incorrectly apparently! So, I did gain some insight on cooking tips (there are some in the margins sometimes) and knowledge about new types of dishes that incorporate ingredients I'm not so familiar with. The other offerings utilize food and techniques that I'm used to, or they veganize dishes I'm already making. So, I would suggest this to anyone with an interest in cooking vegan dishes, as it's not beyond a beginner's skill set.
There are a lot of lovely vegan recipes in this book, all of which are easy to follow and well set out. As a veggie who is dipping their toes into veganism, this is a great starting point
I absolutely love this cookbook. It has 200 different recipes and most are family friendly. I love that all ingredients are easy to find and I do not have to go to a specialty store to get them. They have recipes for every occasion from appetizers to desserts and everything in between, even has a section for sauces and tofu. We are not a vegan family, but try to make vegan meals 2-3x a week for the health benefits. This book has it all, and has literally became by weekly go to for meal prep. The recipes are easy to follow, and come out delicious! No skillset is required for these recipes, which I love.
The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook by Adams Media 200 Quick and Easy Recipes for a Healthy Plant-Based Diet Tasty easy to create meals that include easy to find ingredients most places in the world. I will have trouble finding some of the ingredients in my small village on a hilltop in Lebanon BUT I enjoyed reading the recipes and thinking about how I could adapt them to the ingredients I can find locally. AND that is possible because I saw “flavor profiles” for dishes you might find on a restaurant menu and seeing how the recipe was most likely adapted to use vegan ingredients to achieve a similar flavor and texture. The more I read, the more I wanted to start cooking. Each recipe included nutritional information and that is essential to many cooks who are interested in providing a healthy diet for those they love. The Contents of the book: * Introduction * Vegan Revolution: what, why, nutrition, advantages, how to switch * Appetizers, sauces, and dips * Breakfast * Salads and salad dressings * Soups * Vegetables, stir-fries, and sides * Rice and grains * Classic pastas * Miscellaneous Mains * Tofu * Seitan and tempeh * Delicious desserts * Standard/Metric Conversions * Index In this “Everything” series you will find colored boxes in GREEN: for questions, BLUE: for facts, RED: for Alerts, and YELLOW-ORANGE: for essential information. What I liked: * Most ingredients are found where I live * The variety of recipes * The nutritional information * That I can see myself eating the recipes if I made them * That many recipes are similar to what I make already What I might suggest: * More photos * A chart with seasonings for various ethnic areas that could be used to create in the home * How to substituted vegan proteins in non-vegan recipes Did I like this cookbook? Yes Would I consider buying it for myself or as a gift? Definitely NOTE: One of the best tips was to adapt your favorite meals and make them vegan Thank you to Adams Media & NetGalley for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
For two years now, I’ve been reading and reviewing vegan cookbooks. The vast majority seem rote, tweaking familiar recipes and plonking them down in book form. Thankfully every once in a while, a cookbook comes along that shows innovation. I am not looking at the same old, same old recipes. The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook by Adams Media is just such a cookbook. While this is only the second cookbook I’ve read and reviewed from Adams Media, I have to say that I’m definitely impressed. They are also responsible for The Spicy Plant-Based Cookbook that I reviewed earlier this year (you can see my review of that book here). The introduction informs the reader of what it means to be a vegan, regardless of why one has chosen this lifestyle. I liked the tone, which is factual yet upbeat. What I didn’t like was being reminded of the fact that animals who are mass produced for food suffer but it’s the truth. I just try not to think about it anymore because I can only control my own behavior, no one else’s. The recipes are a good mix of whole foods and processed vegan foods. While I personally would rather have a chili made up of beans and vegetables, I can imagine that some would very much like this one in which veggie burgers are crumbled up. The entire soup section pretty much left me salivating and thinking that I really have to give making cashew cream a try and finally a vegetarian Tom Kha Kai soup! I loved that an entire section was dedicated to tofu and another to its cousins tempeh and seitan. These should be among the staples of vegan cooking but so few cookbooks actually offer many recipes involving them. There were so many recipes here that sounded delicious among them was Eggplant Puttanesca. Now I’ve always loved puttanesca. I don’t do the original with anchovies but do put all of the rest of the ingredients in: capers, olives, tomatoes. But adding eggplant in sounds like a very rich idea that I can’t wait to try. The recipes are not complicated. The authors even provide suggestions for tweaking to add heat or lower heat, to make less sweet, or whatever the possible “iffiness” might be. If you are a new vegan, thinking of becoming vegan, just doing Meatless Mondays, or even a long-time vegan, you will probably find lots of recipes in this cookbook that will enhance your cooking. I highly recommend! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I'm not a vegan or vegetarian, although recently I have been making an effort to include more plant-based meals into my diet, so I was very excited to check out The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook. Right off the bat, I was happy to see that the cookbook definitely lived up to its name. None of the recipes were overly complicated, and most, if not all of them could definitely be accomplished on a busy weeknight for dinner. Also, with the exception of a few dishes, this book shows that you don't need to rely on buying "fake" meat substitutes for a complete vegetarian/vegan dish, letting the vegetables shine on their own. The only downfall here is a lack of photos. The photos in the book are beautiful, but I wish every recipe had at least one to show the finished plating, if not several to show the steps of the cooking process. I'm really excited to go shopping and get cooking -- my mouth is watering just thinking of the eggplant puttanesca! I'm extremely grateful to Netgalley and Adams Media for the opportunity to read The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook in return for my honest opinion.
I have read a lot of vegan cookbooks over the last few years and this one really does focus on non-fussy takes of classics. You will get tacos, pastas, burgers, and even shepherds pie. But if you are looking for meat like options there is an entire chapter around TVP and Seitan. If you want a cookbook that is very accessible give this one a look.