- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Fair Winds Press (Nov. 1 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1592334393
- ISBN-13: 978-1592334391
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.9 x 23.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 794 g
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #251,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Color Me Vegan: Maximize Your Nutrient Intake and Optimize Your Health by Eating Antioxidant-Rich, Fiber-Packed, Color-Intense Meals That Taste Great Paperback – Nov 1 2010
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About the Author
A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan's Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. She is an acclaimed speaker and beloved host of the inspiring podcast "Food for Thought," which was voted Favorite Podcast by VegNews magazine readers.
Colleen has appeared on national and regional TV programs--including the Food Network, CBS, PBS, and FOX. Interviews with her have been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Times, Pacifica Radio, and Rodale News--and in countless publications, blogs, and podcasts.
Her recipes have been featured on Epicurious.com and Oprah.com, and she is a featured guest on Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup, a program that recently aired on public television in 41 states. Colleen is a regular contributor to Perspectives on KQED, NPR's San Francisco affiliate, which reaches 830,000 listeners weekly.
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I like the fact that you don't have to constraint yourself to the ingredients listed in the recipe. The book packs some much information that you can make your own choices about how you would like your recipe to look and taste like. I recommend that you read the entire recipe, as well as the notes on the top and bottom before you start cooking.The book itself is very easy to read, it has clear instructions and doesn't call for too many ingredients like other books do. The ingredients are easy to find if they aren't in your pantry already. There isn't a picture for every single recipe, but the pictures in the book are really beautiful. They make you want to cook.
If you are new to veganism, this is a good way to start cooking new food. After testing some of this recipes, you will realize that vegan food is not "rabbit food" or bland food. Rather, it is healthful and delicious.Last night I made a pie, a dessert and a vegan cheese. Everything was yummy!
The recipes themselves are characteristic of Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's other recipes - Delicious and not too much of a pain to put together. She also has suggestions to change things up within each recipe, fun facts about various ingredients, and includes nutritional information for everything. Can't find ripe cherries? Substitute dried ones. Want a different color? Try purple basil instead of green. Can't find fresh? Use canned. The point is to get more fruits and vegetables and being satisfied without eating animal products, not to be a holy organic vegan princess.
I also appreciate the encouraging, non-preachy tone. Transitioning to veganism is hard enough without being shouted at that you're doing it wrong and that you should feel terrible for not getting everything at farmers' markets or buying organic everything.
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