- Paperback: 228 pages
- Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press (Sept. 1 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1551520672
- ISBN-13: 978-1551520674
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 431 g
- Average Customer Review: 82 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #286,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How It All Vegan! Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet Paperback – Sep 1 1999
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It's a daunting resolution for anyone who loves food to renounce engrained eating habits and embrace an animal-free diet. How It All Vegan! co-authors Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer were themselves "lazy vegetarians" who eventually made the leap from lactose to legumes. Their charmingly personal compilation of animal-free recipes is mainly a transitional cookbook, chock full of flavourful, creature-friendly recipes such as lentil "burgers," "Cajun Jerky," and "cheese" perogies, all designed to encourage the adoption of a vegan diet. Chapters feature 1950s "daddy-o" advertising stills, with subjects ranging from "Veganism 101"--its directions spotlight what to do "If Mum Gets Worried"--to instructions for animal-free health, beauty, and household products. With appendices and indices elucidating "Vegan No-Nos" (honey is "for bees, made by bees") and Imperial/Metric conversions, How It All Vegan! is certainly sweeping in its gentle persuasion. Ultimately, though, it comes down to the reader. Are Barnard and Kramer preaching to the converted--those that covet flax oil on that baked potato, two psyllium husks over easy? Yeah, maybe. But any non-vegan reader open to the graceful appeal of How It All Vegan! may just decide that hummus is where their heart is. --Tony Mason
Vegans avoid not simply meat, but all animal products including dairy. This diet can be problematic unless it's carefully controlled to be sure that all necessary protein components are present. Barnard and Kramer recount their own roads to veganism, one as a matter of personal choice, the other as a way out of chronic disease. The authors suggest substitutes for animal products and recommend ways to ensure that one consumes sufficient proteins and vitamins while following a vegan regime. Recipes present few surprises, relying on tofu and other soy products as textural components and substitutes for meats and dairy products. Keeping in mind that many cosmetics are based on animal products or tested on animals, the authors offer some helpful recipes for these beauty enhancers as well. Mark KnoblauchSee all Product description
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I've made about half of the recipies in here, and all but two have turned out less than perfect. Most of the ingredients used are common and cheap(and the ones that aren't have listed substituations.) Most foods are easy to make, too. There's also a pet-treat recipie section as well as recipies for cleaning-products and personal-care products(shampoo, toothpaste, massage-oil, etc). Also, check the appendix for a complete lisitng of animal-ingredients to avoid, where they're found, and how to substitute them.
The authors of 'How It All Vegan' did a great job in writing, compiling, and researching this book. Being vegan is really easy, I use this book for cooking, referance, and as an additional sourcebook of veganism. No matter who you are(or what you eat) 'How It All Vegan' will be a much-used addition to your bookshelf. Buy it.
the recipies often seem too simple for my more sophisticated adult tastes. however, when my boyfriend picked it up he was extremely excited and planning on using it very often (although that hasn't happened yet). i would say that the recipies are great for people who would rather put fewer ingredients into something, good for those with naturally simpler tastes, great for many younger or single guys, and probably great for those with kids. however, truthfully whenever i ponder using a recipie from this book, i find myself deciding that it just looks like it wouldn't be as interesting to my palette. don't get me wrong, i'm not a chef and don't even enjoy cooking much, i just like to have interesting and different things when i cook for myself (yes, i love gourmet food), and i'd rather cut up and throw in one or two more items real quick than call it quits when i've done the minimum to make the recipie work.
this book is a great resource for ideas on how to make natural homemade house cleaning and body products, etc. that are simple and vegan. there is a surprising variety of recipies for a wide variety of items, such as lotions, shampoo, facial masks, deodorant, bug repellant, etc. the book also contains a few animal treat recipies, and a list of 45 household and health things to do with vinegar. it has 9 pages of vegan no-nos to look for in products, things that we wouldn't necessarily recognize otherwise, along with what they are normally in and alternatives.
i really didn't like the staged old-timey pictures...they generally depicted a woman doing the household work with a smiling male counterpoint standing by and watching. however, i'm sure it was more in the spirit of trying to be old-fashioned than anything.
a book i have used more (and which i have found to be wonderful and invaluable--i am never concerned about not finding something i'd want to make) is vegan planet by robin robertson. however, how it all vegan is a really good thing to have around, too.
For those people, there's this book. While the authors certainly don't overlook health, they do offer options for those that want to eat food that's pleasing to everyone, regardless of dietary choice. Many of the recipes can be made with household basics, instead of having to plan a special shopping trip, and most are very simple to make (so if you're looking for gourmet, this probably isn't it).
While I usually try to look for at least one negative quality when I review, I'd say this doesn't *have* negative qualities. There's something for everyone while still adhering to the qualities of a vegan diet. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to have the nutritional contents of each recipe, however, for those who *are* health-conscious.
Eat up and enjoy!
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