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Vive le Vegan!: Simple, Delectable Recipes for the Everyday Vegan Family
 
 

Vive le Vegan!: Simple, Delectable Recipes for the Everyday Vegan Family [Kindle Edition]

Dreena Burton
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Veganism—the animal-free diet—is here to stay. And Dreena Burton, author of the bestselling The Everyday Vegan, is here to tell you how the decision to “go green” doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice nutrition or flavor, and in fact will make you and your family feel healthier and more alive.

Dreena and her husband became parents three years ago, and their decision to raise their daughter as a vegan from birth has made the need for an animal-free diet that is fully nutritional all the more crucial. But as Dreena demonstrates in Vive le Vegan!, there’s no need to panic: there are simple methods and delectable ingredients you can use that will allow you—whether you’re single or have a family—to become vegan without having to be a rocket scientist. And who said that vegan meals lack pizzazz? Not when you can make:

Berry Hemp Smoothies
Fresh Jicama and Cucumber Slaw
Hearty Roasted Tomato Stew
Carrot-Shitake Spring Rolls
Chipotle Veggie Bean Burritos
Morrocan Chickpea Patties
Apple Cardomom Cake with Creamy Lemon Maple Frosting

The recipes in Vive le Vegan! also don’t over-rely on the use of soy, given recent concerns about over--consumption, and many feature whole grains and hemp. They’re also disarmingly easy to prepare. So it’s time to give up your qualms about the vegan lifestyle and celebrate its vivid possibilities. Vive le vegan!

About the Author

Dreena Burton is the author of The Everyday Vegan, now in its second printing. She lives in White Rock, BC, with her husband, Paul, and their three-year-old daughter, Charlotte.

Erik is the publisher of Vegan.com.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 555 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press (1 Nov 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GKMI32
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #656,787 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous stuff 25 Mar 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As soon as I flicked through this book I knew I had to get straight out to the shops to buy some ingredients! There were half a dozen recipes that sounded so good I just couldn't wait to make them!
The recipes that I've made so far (including the Chickpea Ratatouille and Carob Chip Muffins) have been absolutely delicious and haven't needed any modification at all. They cook in the time the author states and feed the number stated too (no miniscule portions). I love this book!!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great - (Non-vegan reviewer) 26 Feb 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I bought this book for some inspiration - I have an infant with suspected milk allergy and didn't want to rely on soya products, due to recent reports. No-one in our family is a vegan. We are enjoying the great tasting, healthy food. The accompanying notes are very useful and I am really enjoying cooking with the new foodstuffs that the author has given me the confidence to try out. Recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 31 Jan 2007
By Veggie
Format:Paperback
I purchased this book just before Xmas and have already made quite a number of the recipes. Without fail they have been a total success! We have enjoyed everything I have made from this book and it will certainly be in constant use in my kitchen.I am now going to order Dreena's first book The Everyday Vegan as I am so impressed with Vive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great Vegan Cookbook author 2 Dec 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Dreena has some great cookbooks & this one is no exception. So far I have made the lemon herb tofu, rosemary tofu balls, lemon rosemary potatoes & chocolate peanut butter squares. All have been delicious & it was worth the price of the book for just these. The only part of the book not relevant to me is the section on feeding your vegan baby or toddler, however I am sure some people would find this really useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is more than a quality recipe book... 9 April 2005
By Melanie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
...it is an informative book on healthy living. Besides numerous nutritious recipes for breakfast and brunch, baked goods, sauces, spreads, soups, main courses and other things, Burton provides advice for "Feeding Your Vegan Baby & Toddler" which is divided into age groups for 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months and 2+ years. In the section "Additional Notes for Feeding Baby" Burton discusses organic foods, prepackaged foods vs. home-made and food preparation tips.

Another helpful section that offers practical information is "Cooking Guides & Notes" where the author provides guides to cooking grains and beans and other "Cooking Notes." A comprehensive glossary is also useful.

Burton's support of hemp foods is a welcome addition to this recipe book and will hopefully encourage other cookbook authors to feature this nutritious food in their books. Not only does Burton include a section on "Hemp Foods," but she also mentions the importance of hemp in the Introduction.

"This is one of the few cookbooks you will see that features hemp products. Hemp seed nuts and nut butter provide complete protein and essential fatty acids that we can only get from our diet. Hemp seed oil is also rich in the essential fatty acids." (page 14)

Another interesting aspect of Burton's book involves the relatively small number of recipes that contain soy. Burton's reason for minimizing her use of soy is simple. "I suspect that many vegetarians and vegans rely a little too heavily on soy, and while I still include it in my family's diet, no one food should be consumed excessively." (page 14) Burton also includes numerous wheat-free recipes and recipes which feature a wheat-free option.

It's nice to see that vegan recipe books are becoming more popular. Vive le Vegan! is one of the better vegan cookbooks that I've seen as it not only offers a good selection of easy-to-make, nutritious meals and snacks, but it contains lots of other important information as well. Those who turned to vegetarianism due to a love of and respect for animals will want to get a copy of Burton's book and consider taking the next step to veganism. As Eric Marcus points out in the Foreword:

"Many people assume that concerns over cruelty can be addressed by becoming a lacto-ovo vegetarian, and buying free-range eggs and organic milk. Unfortunately, welfare standards for these foods are utterly lacking. And, just as troubling, these foods depend on slaughter every bit as much as their factory farmed counterparts. There is simply no such thing as animal agriculture without suffering and killing - the economics just don't allow it."

Vive le Vegan! will be of interest to everyone looking for interesting, nutritious, cruelty-free recipes.--N. Glenn Perrett
36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Cookbook 17 April 2005
By Aimee McNally - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I borrowed this cookbook from our library and love it. The recipes are simple and delicious. I made the Sweet Potato Curry dish for a potluck and received a lot of compliments. I like the format too. The font is very easy to read and the text is not crowded; it's easy on my eyes. She puts comments at the beginning of every recipe, which I really like to read. Also, she includes notes and alternatives in the margins, also wheat-free notes. It does not use a lot of tofu. I have been a vegetarian for 15 years and have used many cookbooks. I have three children under the age of 5 so simplicity and healthy foods are a priority when I cook for my family. This book is one of my favorite cookbooks because it helps me simplify my busy life.
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar vegan cooking 18 Feb 2005
By Chef Julie B - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a terrific cookbook!! I tried several recipes from this cookbook as a culinary student taking my final baking and pastry class and they were great, they even converted to larger yields without a problem. Especially good is the recipe for homestyle chocoalte cip cookies, they are as good or better than the butter and eggs type, even my non-vegetarian friends in class were impressed. Other recommended recipes include the coconut lime cookies, three bean curry tomato soup and miso-curry roasted potatoes.
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cookbook! 12 Dec 2004
By A. A. Nichols - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I bought this cookbook about 2 weeks ago and have since made several recipes out of it, all of which have turned out great. My favorite is the canellini bean and yam hummus, which is SO good that I could eat it daily. This is a great cook book for anyone, whether youre a new vegan, longtime vegan, lazy vegan or not vegan at all. The recipes in the book are for the most part simple, dont rely too heavily on soy and dont require the use of really obscure ingredients. I also like that most recipes are wheat free or have wheat free options. This cookbook is definitely going into my rotation.
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great vegan sweets! 19 Oct 2005
By Amber - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I am so glad I bought this book because now I finally have truly good recipes for vegan sweets. Dreena, unlike other authors that shall remain nameless, actually TASTED her cookies and brownies before putting them in a cookbook! I have made the Peanut "Better" Cookies, Double Chocolate-Almond Explosion Cookies, and the Fudgy Brownies, and they were all delicious and had great texture. I promise you can not tell the difference between these and butter & eggs recipes. I also made the Chipotle Veggie-Bean Burritos (alas, woman cannot live on cookies alone) and they were great. Get this book, as well as her other one, The Everyday Vegan.
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