Vegan pantry staples plus enticing recipes in which to use them
This is the ultimate DIY pantry book, doing double duty with recipes for vegan staples, plus ideas on how to use them as building blocks in both new and classic recipes. Many cooks prefer to make their own basics rather than buy expensive store versions, which are often loaded with additives and preservatives. These easy recipes make it easy to stock a home pantry. Enjoy milks, cheeses, bacon, burgers, sausages, butter, and vegan Worcestershire sauce in your favorite dishes, and then try delicious recipes using the staples. Sample Bahn Mi, Sausage Biscuits, Meaty-Cheesy Pizza, Milk Shakes, Jambalaya--even Jerky and Lemon Meringue Pie. With more than150 recipes and 50 color photos, this will become an indispensable cookbook for vegans--and everyone else who enjoys animal-free food.
Robertson (Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker), food writer, teacher, chef, and author of 20 cookbooks, provides user-friendly recipes for plant-based versions of foods usually made with animal products. An acclaimed authority on vegan cooking, Robertson created these recipes so that vegan home cooks would be able to make their favorite recipes using homemade ingredients. Many vegan products, she observes, are expensive, highly processed, and full of preservatives. To remedy this, she offers easy-to-make, inexpensive vegan alternatives that remain true to the original tastes and textures, including cream cheese, sour cream, coconut milk, and butter. She devotes ample pages to these veganized staples and then offers up a wealth of recipes that incorporate them. Dishes such as bacon-topped "mac uncheese," fish-free tacos, and cheesy steak-out sandwiches are appetizing options that readers will relish. Staple recipes go beyond dairy products to include meats, charcuterie, seafood, condiments and sauces, and desserts. Sweet treats include whipped coconut cream, meringues, luscious lava cakes, and chocolate peanut butter milkshakes. This appealing collection provides vegan cooks with the tools they need to create homemade ingredients and enjoy the flavors of classic dishes while still following a plant-based diet.