More and more people are reacting to certain foods and developing sensitivities. It’s no secret that the average diet is devoid of nutrition, consisting of lots of animal, processed, and fast foods. Fruits, vegetables, and whole foods, on the other hand, are packed with vital nutrients, minerals and vitamins that our bodies need to thrive on. Hence, a vegan awareness and lifestyle change have proven to have positive effects on the mind, body and spirit.
It might be the perception that a vegan diet is tasteless and boring. Not so, especially if you have an excellent cookbook like Vegan Everyday.
Vegan Everyday has 500 delectable recipes that will satisfy and tempt even the fussiest eater whether vegan or non-vegan. You may have grown up thinking you need an egg or milk in every recipe, but as you peruse through these mouthwatering vegan recipes, you’ll see it’s not true. The recipes are quite easy to make and range from simple to more complex.
There wasn’t a chapter that we didn’t find a recipe we just had to make. How about the Elvis Wrap for breakfast or dessert? I’m a huge Hummus fan, and they offer four different versions under Appetizers. They all taste fabulous and offer so much versatility. We like to serve hummus at parties and family hangouts, and everyone loves it.
With the onset of cooler weather, we’re craving warm comfort foods, like this hearty Loaded Baked Potatoes with Ginger Broccoli, found in Soups, Stews, Chilies & More section.
Baked potatoes are open to interpretation; you can put anything on them and create your own spud studs. The combination of ginger and broccoli will call out to your inner vegan; it’s simply delicious.
Another of our favorites is the Polenta Cakes with Olive, Tomato and Spinach Ragout found in the Entertainment section.
The Polenta Cakes is another flexible recipe; it can be used for any meal and served at parties. It’s packed with rich nutrients but feels like your cheating. My family loved this recipe, and it’s becoming a favorite.
I confess that the first section we check out is usually the dessert recipes. There’s actually two chapters, Baked Goods and Desserts that offer a profusion of decadent treats. In the Baked Goods section, you’ll be enticed with the Peach Cobbler, Apple Crisp, Deep Chocolate Brownies, and Blueberry Cheesecake recipes. Wow, they also include Pineapple Upside Down Cake. My mom made this dessert while we were growing up, and I recall how I savored every bite. There’s also several breads, rolls and biscuits recipes included.
The Dessert chapter is loaded with the yummiest recipes you can imagine. You will not need coaxing to create the Apricot Almond Squares, Peanut Butter Fudge Squares, Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake, and Cookie Dough Pudding. With the holidays just around the corner, these selections will add the perfect punctuation to any meal.
The book is well organized, has lots of bright, colorful images and has the tastiest and healthiest recipes you can serve your family. I love this book and think it would make an ideal gift as well. It’s a perfect addition to my culinary collection!
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.