Steen, Celine & Joni Marie Newman. 500 Vegan Recipes: An Amazing Variety of Delicious Recipes, from Chilis and Casseroles to Crumbles, Crisps, and Cookies. Fair Winds: Quayside. 2009. 512p. index. ISBN 978-1-59233-403-2. pap. $19.99. COOKING
Bloggers Steen and Newman (Cozy Inside: Delicious & Comforting Cruelty Free Recipes) open with reasons to become vegan—your health, the environment, and your pocketbook—and a list of animal-derived ingredients (e.g., casein, lactose, and whey) useful for new vegans. Icons denote 30-minute, low-fat, gluten-free, and soy-free recipes. A helpful list of “new-to-you” ingredients, like nondairy butter, nutritional yeast, and nut butters, accompanies the simple instructions, which include ingredient measurements in both metric and standard. A good source for the starter vegan. - Library Journal, March 15, 2010
“The collaborative effort of two established bloggers, 500 Vegan Recipes provides curious chefs with an impressive range of recipes, from classic to contemporary. Celine Steen, creator of the popular blog ‘Have Cake Will Travel,’ teams up with seasoned cookbook author, blogger (‘Just the Food’), and colleague Joni Marie Newman to deliver everything from hearty breakfasts to every type of savory entrée imaginable. The quickest of flips through the 500-page guide will have you salivating with tempting titles that turn run-of-the-mill dishes into a memorable affair, such as Pumpkin Tofu Scramble and Peanut Brittle Cookies. Helpful icons indicate gluten- and soy-free dishes, low-fat recipes, and recipes for time-crunched cooks. With a spacious layout and 20 well-organized chapters, 500 is easy to navigate—the difficulty lies in choosing a recipe. … A successful first venture for the duo, it certainly won’t be the last." —VegNews Magazine
About the Author
Celine Steen is the co-author of 500 Vegan Recipes, The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions, Hearty Vegan Meals, Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!, Whole Grain Vegan Baking, and Vegan Finger Foods. She is the founder of the award-winning blog Have Cake, Will Travel (www.havecakewilltravel.com) which brings in an average of 15,000 hits a week.
Joni Marie Newman is the founder of justthefood.com, and the author of six vegan cookbooks, including 500 Vegan Recipes, The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions, Hearty Vegan Meals, Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen and Going Vegan. Joni is well-known in the vegan community and frequently speaks at vegan conferences, cooking demos, and other events. She lives in southern California and manages a Whole Foods location in the L.A. area.