I’m a huge fan of Mayim Bialik, you may know her as Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit show, Big Bang Theory. Seriously, if you’re ever depressed, this show will crack you up. Mayim is quite the accomplished gal, she’s an Emmy-nominated actress, a trained neuroscientist, and an author. She’s also a mom and was raised as a vegan, so it would only be natural that she published her own cookbook called Mayim’s Vegan Table. Mayim shares over 100 great tasting & healthier recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, that will satisfy everyone’s palate. There are lots of eye-catching photos that will tempt you to test drive these recipes, it’s always nice to see the finished product.
Mayim’s Vegan Table offers a light-spirited, non-judgmental, and free-thinking way of cooking vegan. Mayim understands that many people think to be vegan, means eating bland and boring meals, but she tramples this silly thought with her awesome recipes. She offers oodles of reasons why it’s awesome to be vegan from ethical reasons to environmental issues to just eating more nutritious foods. In this cookbook, you can still make your good ole’ Mac & Cheez and eat it too, you just have to alter and replace a few ingredients with plant-based choices.
You’ll get nutrition and kitchen tips, workable advice, realistic recipes, and simple strategies that make meal planning a breeze. I had fun flipping and frolicking through the pages and getting a feel for the theme of this book. To me, it’s about making family meals that totally rock your taste buds. Although some of the recipes are not without some processed ingredients, it does present sneaky and tasty options that will get your kids eating their veggies, especially if they’re finicky or just downright hard to please… we all have one in the family!
We love quick & easy recipes and this book will not let you down. There are many days I just don’t have the time to fuss with elaborate recipes, I just want an express meal so we can get on with our plans. Pancakes are a nice relief from a heavy meal. The Pancake Batter recipe was super quick to make and kids just seem to dig them. It includes rolled oats, non-dairy milk, and an egg replacer to make it completely vegan.
If you want to crank up the healthy, add some flax seeds, hemp seeds, or wheat germ in lieu of a half cup of flour. Add some fruit and you’ve got a speedy, wholesome, and appetizing meal. The kids love to create meals into works of art. Why not! We also loved the Tzimmes recipe, it’s loaded with hearty veggies and a light marinade, it’s so cozy and delicious. The Hummus recipe is so simple and easy to make, and it’s also great for a dip. We love it! Okay, you just can’t forget about dessert, how about some enticing Cream Cheese Walnut Cookies or some Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie? Your family will adore these, oh my, so yummy!! Try some of these recipes, you just might consider going vegan!
Disclaimer: I received a product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.