Vegan and Vegetarian Support in Kansas City

Recommended Books
Books on Health, Nutrition, and the Vegan/Vegetarian Diet

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This page lists some of the best and most notable books about veganism/vegetarianism (all books support a completely vegan lifestyle/diet).

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Local Authors

Compassionate Souls: Raising the Next Generation to Change the World
by local author JoAnn Farb

Description: How we raise children to be compassionate, and healthy individuals in a world that is stressful, commercialized and violent is a challenge we all face. Educator, parent and activist JoAnn Farb offers practical suggestions on raising your children to honor your values and not those dictated by advertisers and corporations. Farb shows you how you can create an environment where your children think for themselves, deliver sound judgments, and make thoughtful choices. She presents vital information on giving your children the best start in life: from conscious pregnancy, to giving birth with the minimum of medical intervention, breastfeeding, playing, living in community, and making informed decisions about vaccination and homeschooling.

"An enriching and encouraging guide to the art of conscious parenting. The more people who read this book and take it to heart, the better equipped the next generation and we will be to assist them along their life's purpose." —John Robbins, founder of EarthSave and author of Diet for a New America and Reclaiming Our Health

Note about local author JoAnn Farb: JoAnn Farb is a biologist by training and a writer and activist. She is married with two children and lives in the Kansas City area. Read more about her on Famous Veggie's Celebrity Interview with JoAnn Farb. You can also visit the Compassionate Souls Web site.

Peace to All Beings: Veggie Soup for the Chicken's Soul
by local author Judy McCoy Carman

Description: This visionary book of hope for a world at peace is also an excellent reference for animal activists who wish to explore the interconnectedness of animal rights, ecology, world peace and social justice. Peace to All Beings shows how animal rights and liberation are an essential part of any movement that is working to make the world a better place. It is a valuable aid for anyone seeking to live in harmony with the values of compassion, nonviolence and reverence for all life.

"A valuable resource for those seeking to expand the circle of compassion to include all of our animal friends through spiritual meditation, prayer, and visualization."—Elliot M. Katz, DVM, President, In Defense of Animals

Note about local author Judy McCoy Carman: Carman is a former therapist and program director for mental health clinics, and a dedicated activist for animal rights, environmental protection, justice and peace. She is the author of Born to Be Blessed: Seven Keys to Joyful Living, founder of the Circle of Compassion Initiative, co-founder of Animal Outreach of Kansas and co-coordinator of the Prayer Circle for the Animals.


Other Important Books of Inspiration and Education

Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money
by Erik Marcus

Description (by Steve Tarver): "Eight years ago, Marcus wrote Vegan: the New Ethics of Eating. Since that time, he has seen every side of animal protection movements, become dissatisfied with their progress, and developed strategies to improve them. If every major industry (including our competition) has a board to analyze and evaluate their effectiveness, so should the animal protection movements. Yet, somehow, this has been overlooked. Marcus provides Meat Market as a welcome first step towards movement refinement and evolution..." [read entire review]

Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating, Revised Edition
by Erik Marcus

Description: In this book, you will find the latest information about how what you eat affects your health, the environment, and the existence of the animals who share this planet. Vegan explains clearly how simple but significant the switch to an all-plant diet can be. Adding weight to Marcus's own arguments are in-depth discussions of ground-breaking work by internationally respected experts. Download this book for free!

Animal Liberation
by Peter Singer

Description: Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of concerned men and women to the shocking abuse of animals everywhere—inspiring a worldwide movement to eliminate much of the cruel and unnecessary laboratory animal experimentation of years past. In this newly revised and expanded edition, author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today's "factory forms" and product-testing procedures—offering sound, humane solutions to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue. An important and persuasive appeal to conscience, fairness, decency and justice, Animal Liberation is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike.

Diet for a Small Planet (20th Anniversary Edition)
by Frances Moore Lappé

Description: Here is the extraordinary bestselling book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new way of eating—one that remains a complete guide for eating well. Featuring: simple rules for a healthy diet; a streamlined, easy-to-use format; delicious food combinations of protein-rich meals without meat; hundreds of wonderful recipes, and much more.

"This is probably the book that inspired me to take the leap and never look back. After reading it, I knew what I was doing was right enough to be a lifelong commitment. This is the premier work against agribusiness. There are many good recipe books now—this one is not about good recipes. You read it and become empowered. You see so many broken things  in the world. She documents and references every statement and then gives you a simple place to start. As an engineer, you learn to  decompose problems. Divide the complex problem until it is small enough to tackle. All of the earth's woes can be subdivided to a common starting point for all humans—vegetarianism. Read, learn, act. This book shows that. Start with the single step and watch it grow." —Steve Tarver, VegKC Member

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (California Studies in Food and Culture)
by Marion Nestle

Description: In this engrossing expose, Marion Nestle goes behind the scenes to reveal how the competition really works and how it affects our health. We learn that the food industry plays politics as well as or better than other industries, not least because so much of its activity takes place outside the public view. Editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health, Nestle is uniquely qualified to lead us through the maze of food industry interests and influences. She vividly illustrates food politics in action: watered-down government dietary advice, schools pushing soft drinks, diet supplements promoted as if they were First Amendment rights. When it comes to the mass production and consumption of food, strategic decisions are driven by economics--not science, not common sense, and certainly not health. An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics will forever change the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. By explaining how much the food industry influences government nutrition policies and how cleverly it links its interests to those of nutrition experts, this pathbreaking book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.

Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet
by Frances Moore Lappé, Anna Lappé

Description: The author of the classic Diet for a Small Planet and her daughter travel the world, discovering practical visionaries who are making a difference in world hunger, sometimes one village at a time.

Thirty years ago Frances Moore Lappé started a revolution in the way Americans think about food and hunger. Now Frances and her daughter, Anna, pick up where Diet for a Small Planet left off. Together, they set out on an around-the-world journey to explore the greatest challenges we face at the new millennium.

Traveling to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, they discovered answers to the most urgent issue of our time: Whether we are able to transcend today's consumerism and the isolation of "me-first" capitalism and find the paths that each of us can follow to heal our lives and the planet. Featuring nearly seventy recipes from celebrated vegetarian culinary pioneers-including Alice Waters, Mollie Katzen, Laurel Robertson, Nora Pouillon, and Anna Thomas-Hope's Edge highlights true trailblazers engaged in social, environmental, and economic transformations.

The Case for Animal Rights
by Tom Regan

More than twenty years after its original publication, The Case for Animal Rights is an acknowledged classic of moral philosophy, and its author is recognized as the intellectual leader of the animal rights movement. In a new and fully considered preface, Regan responds to his critics and defends the book's revolutionary position.
Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat
by Howard Lyman

Description: A fourth-generation Montana farmer, Lyman is now one of America's leading spokesmen for vegetarianism. Here he blasts through the propaganda of the beef and dairy industries (and the government agencies that often protect them) and exposes an animal-based diet as the primary cause of cancer, heart disease, and obesity in this country. Persuasive, straightforward, and full of the down-home good humor and optimism of a son of the soil, Mad Cowboy is both an inspirational story of personal transformation and a convincing call to action for a plant-based diet—for the good of the planet and the health of us all.
Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth
by John Robbins

Description: Diet for a New America is the single most eloquent argument for a vegetarian lifestyle ever published. Eloquently, evocatively, and entertainingly written, it is a can't-put-down book guaranteed to amaze, infuriate, but ultimately educate and empower the reader. A pivotal book nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction in 1987.

The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World
by John Robbins & Dean Ornish, M.D.

Description: Here, the man who started the "food revolution" with the million-plus-selling Diet for a New America, boldly posits that, collectively, our personal diet can save ourselves and the world. If, according to chaos theory, the beating of a butterfly's wing can cause a hurricane in another part of the world, try this out for chaotic cause and effect: monarch butterflies are dying in droves due to genetically-engineered corn growing in the Midwest. There is also a direct correlation between the Big Mac in your hand and the mile-wide river now running across the North Pole. Learn the truth about foods we are eating that are, in Robbins' words, "unsafe on any plate."

Learn More About Being Vegan / Vegetarian

Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet
by Vesanto Melina, et al

Description: The authors, who are dieticians, explore the benefits of a vegan diet. More and more people are being motivated to become vegans because of the impact of their nutritional choices on their health, the environment, animal rights, and human hunger.
The Vegan Sourcebook
by Joanne Stepaniak

Description: In The Vegan Sourcebook, long-time activist Joanne Stepaniak further explores and illuminates the principles and practical aspects of compassionate living.
Being Vegan
by Joanne Stepaniak

Description: In Being Vegan, renowned activist and award-winning on-line columnist Joanne Stepaniak presents the definitive Q&A primer on an often misunderstood life choice. Fielding questions from friends and foes, she describes how compassion, kindness, and mercy to animals can be integrated into everyday life. It covers living the vegan philosophy and ethic, discovering hidden animal products and ingredients, and more.
The Vegetarian Way: Total Health for You and Your Family
by Virginia Messina, Mark Messina

Description: The Vegetarian Way is the vegetarian bible. It is an authoritative, comprehensive, single-source reference book for the growing number of people who are embracing a vegetarian diet, as well as for more than 12 million Americans who are already committed vegetarians.
Food for Life: How the New Four Food Groups Can Save Your Life
by Neal MD Barnard

Description: Citing overwhelming medical evidence previously downplayed by powerful lobby groups, Dr. Barnard reveals why a diet based on the new four food groups (grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits) will sharply decrease the risk of cancer and heart disease and dramatically increase life expectancy. He also unveils a 21-day program for a smooth transition to the new way of eating healthfully.
Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings---And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally
by Neal D. Barnard, et al

Description: Based on the author’s research and that of other leading investigators at major universities, Breaking the Food Seduction reveals the diet and lifestyle changes that can break these stubborn craving cycles. Using everyday examples, questionnaires, and practical tips, the book delivers: Fascinating new insights into the chemical reasons behind your cravings; seven simple steps to break craving cycles and tame your appetite; important advice for kids’ sugar cravings and how to halt them; a three-week kick-start program; one hundred delicious, satisfying recipes that help your body break the spell of problem foods and put you on the path to weight loss, better health, and greater well-being. This accessible and practical book is essential reading for anyone who wants to lose weight, lower cholesterol, feel more energetic, and get control of their health once and for all.
The Vegan Diet As Chronic Disease Prevention: Evidence Supporting the New Four Food Groups
by Kerrie K. Saunders

Description: The Vegan Diet as Chronic Disease Prevention explores the mountain of evidence that suggests that a diet free of animal products can have radically beneficial effects on many conditions that affect vast numbers of Americans. Dr. Saunders provides an exhaustive list of references and sources in arguably the most comprehensive argument in print for the human health benefits of the vegan diet.

Vegan and Vegetarian Cookbooks

How It All Vegan!: Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet
by Tanya Barnard & Sarah Kramer

Description: When How It All Vegan!: Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet was published in 1999, authors Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer were hailed for their fun and outlandish approach to vegan cooking, taking it out of the realm of the staid and the boring to create truly original animal-free dishes. How It All Vegan! was a Book Sense 76 selection and has sold 50,000 copies to date.
The Garden of Vegan: How It All Vegan Again!
by Tanya Barnard & Sarah Kramer

Description: Get tempted by an inspiring array of vegan recipes. The Garden of Vegan: How It All Vegan Again! picks up where the first book left off. Tanya and Sarah, vegan chefs extraordinaire, have created truly delectable, truly original new recipes that manage to leave the animal products (including butter, milk, cheese and honey) where they belong, with their natural owners. Where How It All Vegan! was, in many ways, a bible for the uninitiated vegan, The Garden of Vegan goes one step further, offering recipes for a more sophisticated palate that add funky twists to familiar dishes bursting with color and flavor. At the same time, they are fun and easy to prepare, even for those of us who find boiling water a challenge.
Whether you're a full-time vegan or just interested in creating fabulous animal-free meals, The Garden of Vegan will lead you into temptation with its inspiring array of vegan goodies. So skip that steak and forget that fish. It's time to discover how it all vegan, again!
Vegan Vittles: Recipes Inspired by the Critters of Farm Sanctuary
by Joann Stephaniak

Description: Yours for the making are Seitan Salami, Vegan Lox and Bagels, Swiss Fondue, Classic Quiche and more. Renowned vegan cookbook author Joanne Stepaniak teams up with Farm Sanctuary founders Lorri and Gene Bauston to present a plethora of delicious dishes for you to enjoy without meat, eggs or dairy products. Included are sections on veganism, what to substitute for animal products, information on factory farming and the history and mission of Farm Sanctuary. Nutritional information provided by Suzanne Havala, primary author of the American Dietetic Association's position paper on vegetarian diets.
The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook: Delicious Dairy-Free Cheeses and Classic "Uncheese" Dishes
by Joanne Stepaniak

Description: This is the perfect cookbook for those who need or want to eliminate dairy products but still enjoy their favorite dishes. This tenth anniversary edition offers completely new versions of the acclaimed, original recipes plus many new ones. You'll discover a whole new world of flavorful, cheesy-tasting dishes without the cholesterol and dairy allergies that can be harmful to your health. Whether for family dining or elegant entertaining, you'll find recipes that will suit the occasion. Renown nutritionist and dietitian, Vesanto Melina, brings you up-to-date on the latest research about dairy and your health. Tables and charts show calcium, protein, and other nutrients in a variety of plant foods to help you safely replace dairy in your diet. And this new edition contains designations for each recipe to indicate whether it is gluten, soy, nut, yeast, and/or corn free for people who are sensitive to a wide range of food allergens.
Cooking With Peta: Great Vegan Recipes for a Compassionate Kitchen
by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Description: PETA has been one of the foremost organizations advocating compassion for animals. One of the cornerstones of this advocacy is the use of substitutes for meat, dairy, eggs, honey, and other foods derived from animals. Cooking with PETA will show you just how easy and delicious it is to create healthful meals without imposing on the other species of the planet.
The New Vegan Cookbook: Innovative Vegetarian Recipes Free of Dairy, Eggs, and Cholesterol
by Lorna J. Sass & Jonelle Weaver

Description: Acclaimed author Lorna Sass, creator of the hit New Soy Cookbook, once again displays her talent for combining good health with great taste. With a little flair and an abundance of whole grains, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables, and herbs and spices, it's easy to create the exciting recipes presented in The New Vegan Cookbook. Satisfying and cholesterol-free, even kosher cooks will find they can slip these cooking ideas into almost any type of menu. Striking color photographs illustrate the wide variety of tasty choices available for budding vegans or those already versed looking for new options. From savory Mediterranean Red Lentil Paté to sweet, creamy Chocolate Rice Pudding, The New Vegan Cookbook offers recipes guaranteed to entice any palate.
Lorna Sass' Complete Vegetarian Kitchen: Where Good Flavors and Good Health Meet
by Lorna J. Sass

Description: The country's foremost authority on innovative vegan cooking offers 250 cholesterol-free recipes. Featuring a complete A-Z glossary of wholesome ingredients for stocking the vegan pantry (no meat, dairy, or eggs), including advice on selection and storage. Fans of Lorna's innovative vegan cooking all agree that she has a great talent for combining flavors, textures, and colors to create food that tastes as good as it looks. Applying her expertise as the country's leading authority on the pressure cooker, Lorna frequently offers directions for using this time-saving appliance alongside standard cooking instructions. With menu-planning tips, and an extensive glossary of ingredients, this volume is for anyone seeking a healthy new definition of fast food.
The New Laurel's Kitchen: A Handbook for Vegetarian Cookery and Nutrition
by Laurel Robertson, et al

Description: The New Laurel's Kitchen includes plenty of simple, beat-the-clock recipes—who doesn't need them? But it refuses to blur the distinction between natural foods and fast foods. If you need forty-five minutes to bake a potato or cook brown rice, fine. That's good, solid wind-down time, precious in today's hurried world: time to cut up green beans, or prepare a cauliflower curry; time for the children to dry the lettuce and help make an Apple Bread Pudding. Laurel's kitchen has its own pace—a human pace, that lets other things happen besides just dinner. Good health is the first concern here, and foods that support it are rendered irresistible: dishes like Mushrooms Petaluma, Poppyseed Noodles, Lazy Pirogi, and Sebastapol Pizza. These are well-tested and innately manageable recipes, homespun, but with a generous splash of the sophistication that has swept the food world in recent years.
Vegan Planet: 400 Irresistible Recipes with Fantastic Flavors from Home and Around the World
by Robin Robertson

Description: This book introduces a world of delicious choices to the millions of Americans who are vegans, vegetarians looking to move away from dairy, or non-vegetarians who have food sensitivities.
The Candle Cafe Cookbook: More Than 150 Enlightened Recipes from New York's Renowned Vegan Restaurant
by Joy Pierson

Description: The food at the Candle Cafe expands the horizons of vegan cuisine, proving that the healthiest food can also be the most flavorful and satisfying. From delectable appetizers like Quesadillas stuffed with Portobellos and Red Peppers and Tofu Satay with Coconut-Peanut Sauce to classic dips like Hummus and Babaganoush, veggan cooking never tasted this good. Even the soups are special—Spring Vegetable Minestrone Soup is filled with fresh flavor, and Butternut Squash Soup gets a kick from toasted pumpkin seeds. Hearty, satisfying sandwiches and main courses like Barbecued Tempeh-Chipotle Burgers with Grilled Pineapple, Porcini Mushroom Stroganoff, and Indian Eggplant Curry are infused with delicious flavors from around the world. For dessert, treats like Chocolate Mousse Pie and Lemon-Tofu Cheesecake with Blood Orange Glaze are creamy and indulgent. With helpful tips on cooking beans and grains, a full glossary of ingredients, and plenty of color photographs, The Candle Cafe Cookbook is a treasure trove of vegan recipes that have been drawing crowds and raves for years.
The Voluptuous Vegan: More Than 200 Sinfully Delicious Recipes for Meatless, Eggless, and Dairy-Free Meals
by Myra Kornfeld, et al

Description: There are many great reasons to eat vegetarian meals—they're low in saturated fat, high in fiber, and chock-full of nutrients. But the considerable health benefits aside, gourmets often scoff at the likes of seitan and tofu, while vegans despair of dull, uninspired offerings. Until now. In The Voluptuous Vegan, Myra Kornfeld introduces creative, mouthwatering, truly voluptuous recipes that inject this incredibly healthy cuisine with a much-needed dose of culinary mastery, including:
* full, balanced menus with appetizer, main course, and side dishes
* a luscious array of soups and an ingenious selection of desserts
* invaluable information on terms, ingredients, and techniques
* a culinary world tour including Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle Fast, as well as Europe and the United States
Everyday Vegan: 300 Recipes for Healthful Eating
by Jeani-Rose Atchison, Audrey Colman

Description: The vegan recipes in this book are based on the premise that eating whole natural foods enhances the body's innate healing abilities. Everyday Vegan inspires readers to take responsibility for their well-being by giving them knowledge and confidence in meal preparation. The book also includes kid-tested menus for nurturing a vegetarian child, explanations on how certain food components work in the body, and cleaning tips for a chemical-free home.
Sinfully Vegan: Over 140 Decadent Desserts to Satisfy Every Vegan's Sweet Tooth
by Lois Dieterly

Description: In Sinfully Vegan, author Lois Dieterly shows you over 140 vegan dessert recipes that allow you to pamper your palate with healthy foods and still indulge in all your favorite sweets. Dieterly has "veganized" the traditional desserts we all know and love—like chocolate cake, fudge, cheesecake, apple pie, and strawberry shortcake—without sacrificing their sensational flavor, and has created dozens of mouth-watering confections that are guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning dessert-lover. Sinfully Vegan covers the full spectrum of desserts—from cakes, candies, cookies, and brownies to pies, tarts, puddings, and quick breads.

Complete with helpful baking and preparation tips, creative recipe variations, nutritional breakdowns for each recipe, and featuring almost fifty wheat-free alternatives, Sinfully Vegan is the ultimate vegan dessert resource and an essential addition to your cookbook collection.

Vegan Deli: Wholesome Ethnic Fast Food
by Joanne Stepaniak

Description: Acclaimed vegan cookbook author Joanne Stepaniak presents a rich legacy of meat- and dairy-free deli dishes using healthful, wholesome ingredients that echo authentic New York delicatessen flavor. Enjoy fresh and marinated salads, tempting spread, tangy pickles, hot noodle dishes, casseroles, and soups of every ilk. These dishes are perfect for lunches, brunches, buffets, potluck gatherings, parties or when company's coming. And they're economical, fast, and easy to make!
Table for Two: Meat- and Dairy-Free Recipes for Two
by Joanne Stepaniak

Description: Table For Two offers recipes that are quick, nutritious, and easy. Most of them take under 30 minutes to prepare! With just a few ingredients and simple directions, anyone can have the great taste of family style cooking without all the leftovers and time-consuming preparations experienced with conventional recipes that feed four or more people. Sections include setting up a kitchen for two, setting up a pantry for two, cooking tips for small-portion cooking and dining, kid-pleasing recipes, and super duper quick & easy recipes.
Millennium Cookbook: Extraordinary Vegetarian Cuisine
by Eric Tucker, et al

Description: Millennium, arguably the best vegetarian restaurant in San Francisco, finally shares its secrets. Millennium, a true gourmet restaurant, presents elegant, innovative, inspired cuisine that happens to be as healthy as it is delicious. This book entices the accomplished cook to explore exquisite dishes that will surprise and delight any dinner party—even if your guests are not vegetarians. Some of the dishes are simple to prepare, but most are intricate and time consuming and include subrecipes, making this book best for artistic cooks who revel in new, inventive recipes. For example, the recipe for luscious Moroccan Filo Crescents with Curried Golden Tomato Sauce takes more than a page, and references three other recipes. All recipes are vegan—no meat, eggs, or dairy—and most are very low in fat. Nutritional breakdown is provided for each recipe, and the food photos are gorgeous. The Millennium Cookbook is an impeccable gift for the inspired cook in your life. —Joan Price,
The Artful Vegan: Fresh Flavors from the Millennium Restaurant
by Eric Tucker, et al

Description: Anyone who says haute cuisine, big flavor, and vegan cooking can't go together hasn't been to San Francisco's famed Millennium Restaurant. Since 1994, Millennium has created a sumptuous vegan experience, which was first made available to home cooks in the revolutionary Millennium Cookbook. Now, Chef Eric Tucker brings us another collection of his mind-blowing vegan fare in The Artful Vegan. Bringing the farmers' market to fine dining, these 140 new recipes are fresh, impassioned vegan interpretations of traditional and contemporary global cuisine—and they're nutritious, meat- and dairy-free, and all organic to boot. Spanning influences from the Pacific Rim to the Deep South, The Artful Vegan showcases an expanded repertoire of flavors, methods, and ingredients that are on the cutting edge of healthful taste and nutrition.

The Everyday Vegan
by Dreena Burton

Description: Dreena Burton is a cook and former marketing executive who quit who day job to promote the wonders of veganism.

"I suggest anybody looking for advice on how to use and prepare many of the ingredients we see in vegetarian/vegan recipes buy this book right now. You won't be disappointed. You will get a lot more information and content than most of the other vegetarian vegan books that are out there." —Gloria (reviewer from

The Angelica Home Kitchen: Recipes and Rabble Rousings from an Organic Vegan Restaurant
by Leslie McEachern, et al

Description: For over 25 years, New York City’s Angelica Kitchen has been widely regarded as the epicenter of the vegan universe. Located on a cozy, tree-lined street in the East Village, Angelica Kitchen offers a multitude of innovative dishes using only the finest organic ingredients delivered daily from local purveyors. In The Angelica Home Kitchen, owner Leslie McEachern shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes as well as a wealth of information on sourcing, purchasing from, and supporting local organic farmers. Recipes for familiar favorites such as Sea Caesar Salad, Asian Root Vegetable Stew, Mocha Cheesecake with Chocolate Brownie Crust, and the famed Dragon Bowl have been carefully redesigned for the home cook, making The Angelica Home Kitchen a must-have for creating delightful vegan dishes at home.
The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Dishes from the Healthiest Place Under the Sun
by Donna Klein

Description: In The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, Donna Klein provides more than 300 recipes suited to anyone who wants to eat a healthful diet free of animal products. Unlike many vegetarian or vegan cookbooks that simply take the meat or dairy products out of a recipe—or even worse, use tasteless substitutes—this book includes only recipes that actually exist in Mediterranean cuisine.

An extremely helpful Meals in Minutes section offers menu suggestions for those whose schedules allow only an hour or less for meal preparation, and the nutritional information provided for each dish is a welcome bonus for health-conscious cooks. —Robin Donovan,



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