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But my family would never eat vegan! : 125 recipes to win everyone over / Kristy Turner ; photographs by Chris Miller.
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New York : The Experiment : distributed in Canada by, 2016.

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322 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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Do your kids think tempeh is weird? Does your partner worry that a vegan diet isn't well balanced? Do your parents just not get it ? Well it's time to win them over!

With her first cookbook, But I Could Never Go Vegan! , Kristy Turner deliciously refuted every common excuse to prove that, yes, anyone can go vegan. Now, But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! serves up 125 all-new, scrumptious, satisfying recipes--organized around 20 too-familiar objections to eating vegan as a family: Don't have time to cook elaborate family dinners? Whip up an easy weeknight solution: Quick Cauliflower Curry, BBQ Chickpea Salad, or Cheesy Quinoa & Veggies . Worried about satisfying the "meat and potatoes" eaters? Wow them with Lazy Vegan Chile Relleno Casserole, Jackfruit Carnitas Burrito Bowl, or Ultimate Twice-Baked Potatoes. Hosting a special event? Try Pizzadillas for game day, Champagne Cupcakes for bridal showers, Maple-Miso Tempeh Cutlets for Thanksgiving, or Herbed Tofu Burgers for your next potluck. Easy-to-follow, bursting-with-flavor recipes--free of all animal products!--make it easier than ever to please vegans and non-vegans at gatherings. Even your most skeptical relatives will be begging for more!

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Coming off the success of her debut cookbook, But I Could Never Go Vegan!, Turner delivers a cookbook designed to handle all the typical excuses or doubts for not eating vegan food. For example, "I don't know what we'd do without so many of the staple ingredients we use every day!" highlights vegan pantry staples such as basic cashew cheese sauce. Turner's wit and charm shine through the stories and chapter titles: "If forced to choose between chicken wings and me, my spouse would choose the wings." Many recipes are naturally vegan, such as mushroom kale skillet hash and a green quinoa salad. However, the Double-Double Cheeseburger, which requires vegan substitutions and seemingly a great deal of work, is a gamble with carnivores and may not be worth the effort. The book is organized by excuses and not set out as typical cookbooks are. Helpful icons at the beginning of each recipe label those that are gluten-free, nut-free, or in need of some advanced preparation. Recipes are outlined with prep time and active time commitments and photographs are plentiful. With a great sense of humor and a riposte for every possible excuse, Turner's book may have even the most reluctant family considering going vegan. Photos. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

The decision to adopt veganism as a lifestyle choice can be extremely personal (and often ethical), but one of the key elements to vegan life-food and eating-is experienced best when shared. Turner (But I Could Never Go Vegan!) takes on the social pitfalls of an eating regimen that omits some of the most cherished foods family and friends enjoy together. Readers who have followed the author's blog, Keepin' It Kind, will be familiar with the breezy personal style presenting the recipes. A quick introduction to vegan "staples" is followed by chapters with recipes suited to communal meals. From a favorite date nut bread to tempeh sloppy joes sliders, these dishes are created for occasions as important as Thanksgiving (no Tofurky, please) and as informal as sleepovers. Recipes have icons for dishes suitable for "plan ahead" and "to go" and suggest alternate ingredients for gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free options. Similar to Nava Atlas's Plant Power, this cookbook brings an unmatched depth of personal and culinary experience to the subject. VERDICT Neither comprehensive nor epicurean, these are sensible recipes for real-life eating experiences.-Jeanette McVeigh, Univ. of the Sciences, Philadelphia © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
I Got This Book. Now What?p. 8
I Don't Want to Be One of "Those" Vegansp. 9
My Family Won't Be Cool with Me Filling Our Kitchen with Weird Gadgets!p. 21
1 I don't know what we'd do without so many of the staple ingredients we use every day! Vegan Pantry Staples that your Family will be Willing to Use
Quick Bacon Crumblesp. 24
Basic Cashew Cheese Saucep. 27
Pepita Parmesanp. 28
Pickled Red Cabbage & Onion Relishp. 31
Cream of Mushroom Soupp. 32
Avocado Ranch Dressingp. 35
Lemon Tahini Saucep. 36
2 My family demands bacon and eggs for breakfast. Vegan Dishes to Get Everyone's Day Off to a Good Start
Tofu Rancherosp. 39
Maple-Peanut Butter Pancakesp. 40
Savory Breakfast Casserolep. 43
Everyone's Favorite Oatmealp. 44
Vanilla French Toast with Strawberry Saucep. 47
Mushroom-Kale Skillet Hashp. 50
Quick & Easy Avocado Toastp. 53
3 I don't have time to cook elaborate family dinners! Easy Vegan Weeknight Meal Solutions
Tips & Tricks: Weeknight Meal Preparationp. 55
Mexican Pizza with 15-Minute Retried Beansp. 56
Potato Leek Soupp. 59
Quick Cauliflower Curryp. 60
BBQ Chickpea Saladp. 63
Spicy Sesame Soba Noodle Bowlp. 64
Cheesy Quinoa & Veggiesp. 67
Jackfruit Crabless Cakes with Lemon Dill Aiolip. 68
4 My kids think vegan food is weird. Kid-Friendly Vegan Meals
Hidden Veggie Mac 'n' Cheesep. 73
Tempeh Nuggetsp. 74
Cheesy Treesp. 77
PB&J Roll-Upsp. 78
Fruity Granola Barsp. 81
Bean & Cheese Quesadillasp. 82
5 My teenagers just want to "fit in" with their friends when it comes to what they eat. Vegan Food Cool Enough for Sports Games, Sleepovers and just Hanging out
Make-Your-Own Cheese Pizzap. 85
Smashed Lentil Tacosp. 86
Tempeh Sloppy Joe Slidersp. 89
Tater Totchosp. 90
Just Friesp. 93
Hot Fudge Ice Cream Sundaesp. 94
6 If forced to choose between chicken wings and me, my spouse would choose the wrings. Vegan food for your-Meat and Potatoes Family Members
Cheese-Stuffed Meatballsp. 99
Ultimate Twice-Baked Potatoesp. 102
Double-Double Cheeseburgersp. 105
Beer-Marinated Portobello Tacos with Avocado-Corn Salsap. 106
Lazy Vegan Chile Relleno Casserolep. 109
Jackfruit Carnitas Burrito Bowlp. 110
7 My partner doesn't think veganism is part of a well-balanced diet. Vegan Meals that Health Nuts can Get Excited About
Chinese Chickpea Saladp. 115
Pecan Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Peas & Kalep. 116
Chile-Roasted Tofu Lettuce Cupsp. 119
Buddha Bowlp. 120
Beet Hummus Collard Wrapsp. 123
Green Quinoa Saladp. 124
No-Bake Zucchini Manicottip. 127
8 My parents don't understand why I Won't eat my childhood favorites. Homestyle Vegan Food-Just Like Mom Makes It"
Chickpea & Dumplin' Soupp. 131
Shiitake Stroganoffp. 132
Unstuffed Cabbage Rollsp. 135
Not-Tuna Casserolep. 136
BBQ-Glazed Tempehp. 139
Smoky Shroom Sausage & Red Potato Goulashp. 140
9 The in-Laws will just add this to their list of my faults. Impressive Meals that will Leave them with only Good Things to Say About You
Balsamic-Roasted Beet & Cheese Galettep. 143
French Onion Soupp. 147
Truffled Mashed Potato-Stuffed Portobellosp. 148
Butternut Squash Risotto with Sage Butterp. 151
Kung Pao Cauliflowerp. 152
Creamy Spinach-Artichoke Pastap. 155
10 My brother thinks there's no such thing as a "meatless Sandwich." Healthy and Satisfying Meat-Free Sandwiches
Fillet o' Chickpea Sandwich with Tartar Sauce Slawp. 157
The Portobello Philly Reubenp. 160
BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwichp. 163
The Avocado Meltp. 164
Chickenless Salad Sandwichp. 167
Lemongrass Tofu Banh Mip. 168
11 My sister thinks vegan baking is something only hippies do. Vegan Baked Goods that you Don't Have to be a Nippie to Love
Blueberry-Banana Muffinsp. 173
Chocolate Layer Cakep. 174
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookiesp. 179
Salted Vanilla Maple Blondiesp. 180
Pumpkin Chai Sconesp. 182
Strawberry-Peach Crisp with Vanilla Whipped Creamp. 185
Uncle John thinks his comfort food is better than mine... and won't shut up about it.
Hash Brown Casserole (aka Company Potatoes)p. 188
Roasted Carrot b Wild Mushroom Ragoutp. 191
Sweet Potato Shepherd's Piep. 192
Lasagna Soupp. 195
Cauliflower Parmigianap. 196
Brownie Ice Cream Sandwichesp. 199
13 There's no way vegan food can make everyone happy at once. Adaptable Meals that even the Pickest Eaters
Artichoke-Kale Hummusp. 202
BLT Summer Rolls with Avocadop. 205
Perfect Roasted Potatoesp. 206
Cauliflower Alfredo Baked Zitip. 209
Creamy Roasted Garlic-Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutonsp. 210
Chocolate-Peanut Sutter Trufflesp. 213
14 What can I serve at the big game day part that won't get pushed to the side? Decadent Snakage that nobody will guess is vegan
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings with Blue Cheese Dipp. 216
Jalapeño Popper Bitesp. 218
Cheesy Spiced Popcornp. 221
Chickpea-Avocado Taquitosp. 222
Pizzadillasp. 225
Cilantro Chile Almond Dipp. 226
15 What will we do about birthdays/graduations/baby & bridal showers? Special Meals for Fachcier Get-Togethers
Avocado b Hearts of Palm Tea Sandwichesp. 228
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Cucumber Cupsp. 231
Chickpea Caesar Pasta Saladp. 232
Sun-Dried Tomato & White Bean Bruschettap. 235
Chickpea Croquettes with Dill Yogurt Saucep. 236
Champagne Cupcakesp. 239
What will I bring to potlucks and summer barbecues? Vegan Recipes Big Enough to Feed a Crowd
Deviled Potato Saladp. 242
Herbed Tofu Burgersp. 245
Ranch-Seasoned Corn on the Cobp. 246
Creamy, Crunchy Coleslawp. 249
Grilled Veggie Kebabsp. 250
Rainbow Fruit Salad with Maple-Lime Dressingp. 252
17 It's just not the holidays without Aunt Betty's pumpkin pie.
Vegan Dishes that will Start New Holiday Traditions
Cheesy Roasted Sweet Potatoesp. 254
Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onion Toppingp. 257
Mashed Potatoesp. 258
Maple-Miso Tempeh Cutletsp. 261
Easy Tahini Gravyp. 262
Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecakep. 263
Gingerbread Cookiesp. 266
18 But this recipe has been passed down for generations! Classic Family Recipes (Veganized) that Even Grandma will Appeove OPI
Tips b Tricks: Veganizing Your Family's Favorite Recipesp. 269
Tempeh Sausage Minestronep. 272
Pot-obello Roastp. 275
Sweet Potato Casserolep. 276
Skillet Cornbreadp. 279
Grandma's Famous Date Nut Breadp. 280
Peanut Butter Piep. 283
19 Vegan food will zap all the romance on date night. Romantic Vegan Meals that will Really set the Mood
Silky Cheese Fonduep. 286
Avocado, Pomegranate & Pine Nut Saladp. 289
Deconstructed Sushi Bowlp. 290
Sun-Dried Tomato Linguinep. 293
Scallops with Creamy Mushroom-Leek Saucep. 294
Mini Salted Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Tartsp. 297
How do I thank my family for welcoming my Vegan diet? Homemade Epible Gifts to show your family Your Application
Rescue Puppy Chowp. 299
Caramel Cashew Granolap. 300
Wild Rice, Mushroom b Lentil Soup in a Jarp. 303
Make-Your-Own Cornbread in a Jarp. 304
Apricot Pistachio Chocolate Barkp. 307
Spiced Nutsp. 308
Gratitudep. 310
Indexp. 313

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