In the 1780s Marie Antoinette is reported to have said “Let them eat cake” because the peasants had no bread. Of course, she was oblivious about food options back then. Today in 2012, Dreena Burton says” Let Them Eat Vegan” with her new exclusively vegan cookbook.
This scrumptious cookbook gives us 200 deliciously satisfying plant-powered recipe options for the whole family to enjoy. Let Them Eat Vegan is broken down into eleven gratifying categories.
Chapter 1: I’m a huge smoothie fan and I love their Apple-a-day Green smoothie. There are also lots of muffins and pancakes recipes that will make your mouth water.
Chapter 2: There are more to salads than just lettuce and tomatoes. We love the Smokey Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad. This chapter will get you out of your rut and introduce you to different salad ingredients.
Chapter 3: This chapter is ladened with delicious dips and sauces that can be used in any recipe. The Chipotle Avocado Sauce is supreme.
Chapter 4: We are big soup eaters as well and this book gave me several new recipes to use during the coming winter. I love the Tomato Lentil Soup with Cumin and Fresh Dill. Yum!!
Chapter 5: These are delectable side dishes that you might not have conjured up yourself. We love the Almond Roasted Cauliflower. The kids love the Smashing Sweet Spuds and they are now a regular on my meal planner.
Chapter 6: This is one of my favorite chapters in the book. I like meals that you can create in one dish and throw in the oven. I tried most of the recipes in this chapter and really love them all. My family loved the Jerk Chickpeas and the Winter Veg Chickpea Potpie. They smelled divine while cooking, the delicious aroma permeated my home.
Chapter 7: This chapter has several recipes for making burgers out of nuts and/or beans. They also have a fabulous falafel patty recipe. My favorite was the Mediterranean Bean Burger and the Too-Good-to-be-Tofu burgers.
Chapter 8: My family is big pasta lovers and I serve it at least once a week. The Mac-oh-geez was the biggest hit from this book. It was easy to make and tasted just like mac and cheese, only better in our opinion.
Chapter 9: What kid or adult doesn’t like a wholesome cookie to snack on? The kids insisted on trying all the cookie recipes and could not decide which they loved best. I really like the Troll Cookies and the Snifferdoodles, and the Krispie Chip Cookies, and the….. okay I love them all too!
Chapter 10: These recipes are beyond scrumptious, they are decadent desserts to die for. There are several great pie crust recipes that are fabulous like the Rustic Piecrust and the Gluten-free pie crust. We loved the puddings and cakes too. Our favorites were the Pumpkin Pie Custard, Raw Strawberry Pie, and the Blueberry Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Walnut Crumble.
Chapter 11: If you’re a big ice cream fan then you skip right to this chapter. The Eggnog ice cream is just so delicious. We also made the Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream.
All the recipes are filled with healthy alternatives to the standard diet. You can still have your greens and eat your cake too!! The recipes are easily adjusted if you want to change an ingredient. Usually, you find a few recipes in a cookbook that you are fond of, but this book had way too many favorites for me to list. It’s a great vegan cookbook and I know you will just love the variety offered. Even meat-eaters will enjoy these recipes.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.