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Compassionate Cook: Please don't Eat the Animals

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From PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world, comes a repackaged collection of over 200 healthy and humane vegan recipes that cover everything from breakfast to dinner and beyond.

The Compassionate Cook offers easy-to-make recipes that are tasty, healthy, and most importantly, humane. This collection covers breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks, a
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Published June 3rd 2008 by Grand Central Publishing (first published July 1st 1993)
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Hello, am a former vegan of nine years, no longer "practicing" based on monetary restrictions limiting my say on what I eat. I live with my meat-eating parents. This is a book I feel deserved a decent review because any vegetarians or any people interested in vegetarian cuisine should really give this book the once over.

The People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals and Ingrid Newkirk, the national director of PETA (also the authors of the book, "Save the Animals!"), have pu
Mar 06, 2016 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've had this book since college. It was one of the first cookbooks I bought when I became a vegetarian, and nearly 15 years later, I still use it. My copy is full of food-stained pages from my many uses of it. Though I use healthier sugar and margarine substitutes in the recipes that call for these ingredients, I keep going back to the simple, delicious, and healthy recipes in this book again and again. I've given it to others as a gift, and I would recommend it to anyone.
Jul 30, 2012 Courtney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My copy is about fifteen years old and beaten and stained from use. Some recipes are on the bland side, but this is a great go-to cookbook for when I have limited ingredients on hand and feel like a little comfort food. The French onion soup was really the only thing I could eat for a while when I was pregnant, and now I make it every time someone in the house is sick (but I add in a little nutritional yeast).
Michael Batz
Dec 17, 2010 Michael Batz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: eat-and-drink
My first vegan cookbook, and still one of my favorites. It is full of simple recipes for folks just starting out. And it's a cookbook, not food porn: there aren't many pictures, and you won't find esoteric hard-to-find ingredients (e.g. fennel pollen) that, let's be honest, about status and lifestyle than making good food.

The spinach/tofu lasagna was my go-to recipe for years, and I still make it a decade later.
Mar 20, 2009 JPerceval rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
This was my first-ever vegetarian cookbook, which I bought for myself when I was 18 or so. Though it's not filled with flashy pictures, and I'm not a vegan so I do a lot of substituting with dairy, it's still one of my favorite cookbooks. I have never had a recipe from this book fail me, and, umpteen years later, a lot of the recipes are still my first go-to's for inspiration.
Nov 28, 2016 Grace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of our favorite cookbooks....mostly simple recipes, but they still stand out. The Mock Chicken Florentine Loaf with Chickenless gravy is delish! My family would eat the gravy by itself, if I'd let them, lol. Other standout recipes include the (quick) Rye Bread and the Tofu Pot Pie, as well as a host of celebrity dishes from famous veg*ans like Kevin's Nealon and k.d. lang.
Sarah Kelly
Oct 28, 2011 Sarah Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has some excellent recipes and I love the fact that it has definitions in the back to tell you about items you may not know about. There are some vegan takes on classic dishes, lots of desserts and some really good new dishes I can't wait to try!
Just a simple little vegan cookbook from PETA. The recipes are easy and the two I have made so far were both tasty--especially the version of the Summery Cuke Soup I adapted. (recipe and pictures here:
Aug 13, 2007 Gertie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: food
I've made many many recipes from this book.
My brother in law (who is even more of a foodie than I am) and I once realized that we've never had a bad recipe out of this book. Okay, one... one was just "ok".

Favorite recipe: Veggie pot pie!
Jul 27, 2011 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cooking, vegetarian
I got this book years ago and have used it numerous times, it's so worn out now. It has some great recipes, with some interesting tastes. A great resource, especially if you're not sure where to start off with for vegan/vegetarian.
Dec 10, 2008 Eric rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
This is a very good cookbook with good desserts. Some of the basics are solid here as well. This is a good basic book...nothing too fancy, but a good resource to have around anyway.
Jul 02, 2007 Damien rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: vegans
Regardless of what you think of PETA, this book is a great first cookbook for vegans. I enjoyed the taste of every recipe I tried, and they were relatively simple to prepare.
Aug 27, 2011 Rai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fabulous cookbook with so many wonderful recipes. We use it all the time for everyday cooking & special occasions.
T.K. Kenyon
Moderately good vegan cookbook. Have used few recipes from it. Many recipes are either obvious or kind of weird. Many better veg/vegan cookbooks out there. Fit For Life is one of the better ones.
Jun 23, 2008 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction-read, own
Good recipes but not a pretty cook book.
Jul 21, 2007 Frank rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cooking_and_food
PITA makes me mad sometimes, but this book is still good. It's got the best vegan chili recipe I've ever had.
Beth Barnett
Still my favorite - and one of my first vegan cookbooks.
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Jan 19, 2009 Carey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great vegan cookbook with many celebrity added recipes and interviews.
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