Three on a Theme: Vegan Cookbooks for Autumn

Autumn is a great time of year to turn inwards and do some experimentation in the kitchen, whether this means cooking delicious warm meals or exploring new baked goods to munch on while things get colder and darker outside. This post compiles a list of plant-based (vegan) cooking and baking resources offered by the Library that can help guide you on your autumn kitchen adventures. Whether you are already eating plant-based foods or not, these are sure to yield some yummy treats for this yummy season.

Vegan Casseroles by Julie HassanVegan Casseroles: Pasta Bakes, Gratins, Pot Pies, and More by Julie Hassan

Nothing says autumn like a nice gooey, crispy, scrumptious casserole taken fresh out of the oven. This cookbook by Julie Hasson is designed for the “health-conscious” vegan while also prioritizing the things that make casseroles a traditional comfort food. According to critical reviews, her recipes succeed in delivering flavor even without the dairy products that we tend to think make casseroles so good in a non-vegan context. With categories sch as “one-dish appetizers,” “pasta casseroles,” “dessert casseroles,” and an entire section on “sauces, toppings, and basics,” this is a very varied collection for anyone looking to expand their recipe repertoire this season. Continue reading “Three on a Theme: Vegan Cookbooks for Autumn”

Vegetarian Cooking with Flipster and eCookbooks

Whether you are busier than ever or have found yourself with more time than you ever thought possible, you still need to eat! If you are interested in adding more vegetables to your diet, want to try meatless Mondays, or are just tired of your same old standards, the library has many great digital vegetarian and vegan cooking resources. With your library card, you can access not only electronic cookbooks but excellent cooking magazines using Flipster. Flipster, which is also available as an app, allows you to browse and download full-color, interactive versions of your favorite magazines. There’s no waiting and no limit to the number of downloaded magazines you can have.

Here are a few publications to get you started:

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Going Veg.

Two months ago, I made the change to a plant-based diet, largely eliminating my consumption of meat, fish, dairy, and eggs. While I’ve certainly had my share of challenges since then, going meatless has also allowed me to appreciate food in new ways.

Many people choose to be vegetarian or vegan for ethical reasons; others adopt a plant-based diet for health reasons. For me, it was a combination of the two. Still others are curious about what it’s like to live with fewer animal products. Maybe you’re interested in trying it out, but have no idea where to start and how to do it in a healthful, balanced way. Whatever your reason for reading this far, here are some resources for venturing into the plant-based world should you choose to do so. Continue reading “Going Veg.”

Happy (vegan) Holidays!

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Happy (vegan) Holidays!

Are you a vegan living in self-imposed food exile, avoiding holiday parties? Are you afraid to bring dessert to a potluck, lest it taste like dense cardboard? Are you tired of answering the question, “but what do you eat”? Perhaps you’re just an adventurous cook who wants to experiment with some new recipes. Either way, these vegan cookbooks offer foolproof, palate-pleasing, holiday appropriate recipes. When I first became vegan, I was terrified of “losing” my taste buds, but these cookbooks are truly for those who love good food, not just vegan food.

1)      Vegan Pie in the Sky: 75 Out-of-this-world Recipes for Pies, Tarts, Cobblers & more, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero. It’s impossible to Continue reading “Happy (vegan) Holidays!”