The Vegan ABCs Cookbook: Easy and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Using Exciting Ingredients—from Aquafaba to Zucchini (Paperback)
Make Better Plant-Based Meals with All-Star Vegan Ingredients
This must-have guide is indispensable for anyone who’s new to plant-based cooking. There’s no need to rely on sad pasta dishes or boring salads to stick to your diet—Wait, That’s Vegan?! author Lisa Dawn Angerame guides you through 26 of the most important ingredients in vegan cooking so you can reach your full potential in the kitchen. You’ll start with aquafaba, beets and coconut milk and make your way to XO sauce, yogurt and zucchini with these simple yet flavorful recipes.
With this book, there’s no need to feel intimidated, as Lisa devotes each chapter to a different vegan staple, giving you the chance to familiarize yourself with each one. Never again puzzle over the difference between flaxseed and aquafaba as egg substitutes or between portobello and jackfruit as meat substitutes, because this book has you covered. Plus, once you know the basics behind these vegan ingredients, the sky’s the limit. Do you crave savory, indulgent favorites, but aren’t sure how to make them vegan? Dive into cooking with nutritional yeast as you make a melt-in-your-mouth Classic Crusty Mac and Cheese, or get familiar with aquafaba and whip up some Not Your Grandma’s Gnocchi. More of a dessert fan? Try a flaxseed-rich Banana-Caramel Upside-Down Cake, drizzled with a Sweet Buttery Miso Caramel sauce.
Whether you’re new to vegan cooking or looking to deepen your understanding of plant-based ingredients, this book is an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to make amazing and nutritious vegan meals.
About the Author
Lisa Dawn Angerame is the author of Wait, That’s Vegan?! and the founder of the blog Lisa’s Project: Vegan. She holds a certificate in Plant- Based Nutrition from eCornell and earned the title of Certified Plant-Based Professional from Rouxbe Online Culinary School. Lisa lives with her family in New York City.
“Lisa’s knowledge of ingredients both in terms of their culinary uses and their nutritional values is encyclopedic. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone new to plant-based cooking.”
—Peta Leith, author of The Vegetarian Kitchen
“Lisa's recipes will guide you into the world of plant-based ingredients you never knew you needed.”
—Erica Kubersky, founder of Orchard Grocer
“Whether you’re a plant-based veteran or beginner, this is an essential guide to some of the most beloved ingredients used in plant-based cooking.”
—Nava Atlas, author of 5-Ingredient Vegan and Plant-Powered Protein
“Lisa’s technique of using the freshest ingredients in easy-to-follow recipes is the reason why her books get a lot of mileage in our house. She is my vegan chef idol!”
—Joey Arbagey, EVP of A&R, EPIC Records
“Smart, no-nonsense, and purposeful, Lisa's approach is for anyone who is thinking about incorporating more plant-based meals in their repertoire!”
—Linda Soper-Kolton, vegan chef and author of Compassionate Cuisine
“This is the guide that every plant-based newbie needs in their kitchen!”
—Jenn Sebestyen, author of The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook and creator of Veggie Inspired
“Thinking about incorporating more plant-based meals into you daily routine, but daunted by unfamiliar ingredients or confusing recipes? With Lisa as your teacher, learning the essentials will be as easy as 1-2-3.”
—Hannah Kaminsky, author of Real Food, Really Fast, Sweet Vegan Treats and many more
“Lisa demystifies vegan cooking in this comprehensive cookbook.”
—Dr. Ethan J. Ciment, President of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary and co-author of NYC Vegan
“If you want to go vegan but are in need of some guidance, you need to run out and pick up a copy of this book right away!”
—Dianne Wenz, vegan health and lifestyle coach, author of The Truly Healthy Vegan Cookbook and Eating Vegan
“Like a scientist tinkering in her lab, Lisa has done the trial and error so you don't have to! With the amount of knowledge and research packed into these pages, this book is bound to be a game changer!”
—Allison Kennedy, vegan chef and youtuber
“With this book, you will be ready to expand your vegan culinary repertoire in no time.”
—Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC, President PCRM, author of The Vegan Starter Kit and many more
“From A to Z, this is the ultimate guide for learning about all kinds of vegan ingredients and making delicious and easy meals.”
—Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, author of Strength in Stillness