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Vegan Handbook: Over 200 Delicious Recipes, Meal Plans, and Vegetarian Resources for All Ages
A much-needed guide for the novice as well as the long-time vegan, this handbook contains extensive information, including dietary exchange lists for meal planning, sports nutrition for vegans, vegan meal plans and one-week menus, vegetarian and vegan history, and much more.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Vegetarian Resource Group
(first published June 1996)
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Kind of a strange book because it was shelved with the cookbooks and has several recipes but also includes lots of articles, charts, and general information about the food in a vegan lifestyle. I was a little disappointed with the "30 Day Menu" because it mainly appears to suggest mooching off from other people, eating out, and buying more cookbooks from this company. I think I find it most strange because it seems to be catering to new vegans or vegan-curious in some sort of explanatory way, an ...more
It was OK as it presented facts along with the recipes. The idea of using short articles and book excerpts was good though some of them were too dry to really be of use. I will probably return to this book for the recipes and the resources and I do appreciate that it added to my continuing knowledge of the vegan movement issues.
Interesting articles on vegan resources and nutrition, but many of the recipes are plain and lack creativity. Ingredients common to much ethnic cooking are used, but without context, and for my taste, I often have to add much more flavor and spice. Still, a good book for people just switching to veganism who may not be experienced cooks or know much about vegan nutrition.