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With its quintessentially vegan-sounding recipe namesApple-Hemp Muffins, Balsamic-Garlic Flax Oil (to dip with bread), Millet-Amaranth Porridge, Vickis Hummus-Quinoa Casserolethis cookbook certainly has a specific audience. But vegan readers are in for a treat, because Burton (The Everyday Vegan) has compiled a trove of (mostly) fast and easy recipes for dishes that promise to deliver flavor and texture, and use fresh produce as well as whole grains (like kamut, brown rice, quinoa and millet), beans (including adzuki, kidney, navy and chickpeas) and flours (such as spelt, barley and oat). All dishes are animal-free, and many are wheat-free, as well. In addition to the recipes (which run the gamut from appetizers to main dishes to desserts), there are sections on feeding vegan babies and toddlers, and a helpful glossary that explains such ingredients as blackstrap molasses and hemp seed nut butter.
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Dreena proves that it doesn't take huge amounts of culinary training to learn how to prepare delicious vegan meals. Vive le Vgean! gives you everything you need to get going, all in one fun and inviting book
-Eric Marcus, author of Meat Market:Animals, Ethics and Money (Eric Marcus)
Delicious, unique, and fun recipes make Vive le Vegan! the perfect cookbook for vegan families.
-Erin Pavlina, VegFamily.com (VegFamily.com)
Enthusiastically recommended for vegans, vegetarians, and even meat eaters with an interest in giving their cholestoral levels a break now and then.
-Wisconsin Bookwatch (Wisconsin Bookwatch)
The great thing about Vive le Vegan! is that the recipes are easy to follow.... For committed vegan with families, Vive le Vegan! will be a welcome addition to the kitchen shelf.
-Vancouver Humane Society Newsletter (Vancouver Humane Soc)
Vive le Vegan! welcomes a new vegan cook with open arms.... this is a book to grow into, and a good companion for years of culinary adventure. Vive le Vive!
-VegNews (VegNews Magazine)
Homemakers magazine names Vive le Vegan as one of its 5 Favorite Vegetarian Cookbooks:
While many vegetarian recipes are heavy on cheese and other dairy ingredients, vegan cooking offers the added challenge of omitting all animal products. Not only does Burton meet this challenge with her recipes, but the book also offers many wheat-free and soy-free recipes for those with allergies to these common ingredients. This is her second vegan cookbook (the first was The Everyday Vegan), and it was inspired by her experience as a vegan mother, learning how to provide nutritious, animal-free and delicious food for her daughter. She shares what she's learned about vegan parenting in the chapter "Feeding Your Vegan Baby and Toddler." And as any busy parent will love, the majority of recipes are designed for the time-challenged.
Dreena Burton author of the much beloved The Everyday Vegan, has outdone herself.... The recipes are simple, highly nutritious, and most importantly, delectable.... Vive le Vegan! is a marvelous recipe book but also serves as a guide for healthy vegan eating, with information on feeding vegan babies, how to cook grains and beans, and interesting hemp foods. A must for all serious vegan chefs and new veggies alike.
-Earthsave Canada newsletter (Earthsave Canada newsletter)
Vegan cookie challenge: In the chocolate chip category, there was a clear winner. Dreena, the queen of cookies, did not disappoint. Her homestyle chocolate chip recipe from Vive le Vegan stood out against the competition. The judges described being transported back to their childhoods by Dreena's moist, chewy and chocolaty delights.
-Lifelines (Toronto Vegetarian Association) (Lifelines (Toronto Vegetarian Assoc) 2007-11-30)
This book is a wonderful resource for the vegan family and those who are looking for wheat free alternatives or wheat free recipes. It also has a whole section at the end for feeding babies and toddlers with a lot of great information.
-Vegan Family Style blog (Vegan Family Style 2009-12-31)