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All American Vegan (Full Color) [Kindle Edition]

Nathan Winograd , Jennifer Winograd
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Full of delicious recipes, shopping, cooking, and baking tips, as well as philosophy, trivia, and humorous observations regarding the increasingly popular but frequently misunderstood vegan lifestyle, All American Vegan has something for everyone. Aspiring vegans will find practical down-to-earth advice about making the transition to a vegan diet as convenient and uncomplicated as possible.


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About the Author

Nathan is the director of the No Kill Advocacy Center. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School, and a former criminal prosecutor as well as corporate attorney. He has written animal protection legislation at the state and national levels, has spoken nationally and internationally on animal issues and has created successful No Kill programs in both urban and rural communities. Under his leadership, Tompkins County, New York became the first No Kill community in the United States. Nathan is the author of Redemption, which won five national book awards and is the most acclaimed book on animal shelters ever written. This is his fourth book. Jennifer has worked in the animal rights movement for over 20 years. She is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and has a master's degree in the Humanities from Dominican University. She is the co-author (with Nathan) of All American Vegan, winner of USA Book News Best Cookbook in its class for 2011. Jennifer is a founding Board Member of the No Kill Advocacy Center and divides her time between promoting the No Kill philosophy and vegan advocacy. This is her second book. The Winograds live in the San Francisco Bay Area with their two children, shelter dog, formerly feral cats and rescued pigeons.

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  • Language: English
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a truly wonderful cook book and if you're new to the vegan diet, I could't think of a better place to start. It's the kind of cookbook that makes you look at the food you just prepared and ponder "But wasn't this what I was eating before?" The recipes are the kind that you'd serve either because you want to eat comfort food, the type of meals you ate in your omnivore days, just sans the meat/eggs/dairy/ and cholesterol, or because you have a pack of omnivores coming over and you'd rather serve them a Reuben Sandwich with Potato salad (recipes found in the book) instead of explaining to them that they are about to eat "Stewed Tofu in Miso gravy" (Uh, not found in this book).

I have to say, it's nice to have a cookbook that doesn't require me to add an additional shelf to my spice cabinet or schlep myself to Whole Foods for every recipe to find some arcane ingredient.

The book also has a lot of information that'd be really useful to the incipient vegan and seasoned vegan alike. I should be a Good Vegan and say that you should read these portions because it humanizes the authors and helps you see why veganism is so crucial to animal welfare. But I'm going to be me (a decidedly Bad Vegan) and say that you should read these portions because they're really, really, funny. It's like Magic School Bus meets Veganism. You're entertained while educated.

Again, whether your cookbook shelf my be empty or near empty at this point or you've got more cookbooks than shelves, this bad boy deserves a spot.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I've been waiting for a cookbook like this!!! February 11, 2012
Format:Hardcover
When I saw this at my neighborhood bookstore, I knew I had to pick it up. I proceeded to read it cover to cover right away. This cookbook is incredibly amusing and compassionate.

So many cookbooks promoting veganism focus on health and include a plethora of difficult "foodie" ingredients. This cookbook has a unique focus that I've yearned for: veganism that is motivated by kindness to animals first and foremost. I appreciate those who are health nuts, but for those of us who just want to be kind to our animal friends this is a book that serves to mimic the foods we've grown up with. Their mission: to make veganism accessible to the masses. Do they succeed: YES YES YES!!! They do not bash processed vegan products, but include them in an American diet. Faux meats? Plenty. Faux dairy? That too. There's a chapter on how to make a complete traditional (but vegan) thanksgiving dinner from main dish to dessert.

All American is additionally quite creative. I laughed out loud at some of the interesting passages, including hilarious commentary on what NOT to say to newbie vegans! The table of contents is even organized in the form of a full-color menu.
The prose made my heart sing, and the recipes are lovely. The BBQ Ribz one is especially great.

If you adore vegetables...this may not be your cookbook. There are very few recipes for veggie dishes. There are, however, amazing brunch dishes including creative techniques to mimic real scrambled eggs and grocery lists plus menu plans that make the vegan lifestyle easy. And, most processed vegan foods are still significantly more healthy than their nonvegan counterparts.

The Winograds are kind authors, and cooks after my own heart.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best vegan cookbooks on the market today! September 18, 2011
Format:Hardcover
I have cooked a lot over the years. I learned how to cook from vegan cookbooks and I still enjoy learning new and exciting ways to make food from other perspectives.
I bought the book a few weeks ago but hadn't opened it yet until this morning. I searched my fridge for as many components as the Vegan Hash called for and made it as close to the recipe as I could (used Gimme Lean Vegan Sausage in place of Seitan, Trader Joes Wild Rice Combo for the white rice) and it was INCREDIBLE! We have so much left over too! This is an inexpensive, mega-delicious recipe to make. Many people assume vegan cooking is costly but when you use simple staples, like the ones in American Vegan, it's inexpensive, filling and tastes great. What more could you ask for? Perhaps someone to cook it for you? That's all I can think of.

I also made the Cashew Cream so I can make the Faux Fried Chicken tonight with some collard greens and some mac.

I highly recommend this cookbook and look forward to creating more vegan delicacies for everyone I know!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Vegan Comfort Food Recipes February 2, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book upon learning of Nathan Winograd's background in working tirelessly for shelter animals. As a volunteer at a shelter where he started a no-kill program many years ago (and probably one of the best shelters in the US, no doubt!), I felt compelled to buy this book.

I was so glad I did. Not only does the book have some amazing recipes of all the comfort foods many Americans enjoy (veganized!), but it covers issues such as shelter animals, the art of vegan substitution, important moments in vegan history, and humorous bits such as "Things Vegans Should NEVER Say When Discussing Veganism with Non-Vegans." This isn't just one of the best vegan cookbooks around, but one of the funniest and enjoyable to read as well.

Some of my favorite recipes from All-American Vegan so far have been the Peanut Butter Cups and Vegan Corn Dogs. The peanut butter cups came out even better than Reeses (and are super easy to make) and the corn dogs were fried, delicious, but not greasy.

I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants a more cruelty-free lifestyle, wants to transition to veg foods without giving up the meals they grew up with, or even a long time vegetarian or vegan wanting to try something new or win over some omnivores. You won't be disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Have not completely read yet.
Published 6 days ago by mtnvu
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Puzzle Book..???
Just a horrible way to have to read a book. It jumps all over the place, sentences just drop off and in the middle of the 2nd paragraph down the rest of the sentence appears middle... Read more
Published 1 month ago by suzie
1.0 out of 5 stars Nathon Winograd - Corporate Shill
Winograd is a shill for the dog food industry and the AKC. He tries to beat up on PETA by accusing them of doing what they abhor. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jeffrey M. Smith
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a cookbook
I thought this was a cookbook when I bought it, but it's not. It just tells about how to be a vegan in the U.S. Okay. Read more
Published 3 months ago by M. Elenbaas
5.0 out of 5 stars Essentail Vegan Cookbook
Learn how to create all those classic American dishes that you miss! An interesting read, with many stories, tips and resources.
Published 3 months ago by MK
1.0 out of 5 stars I wouldn't bother with this one
I've been vegan for little over 16 months and I've been buying cookbooks left and right. This one starts out with a very long diatribe about animal cruelty and the authors... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Valerie
5.0 out of 5 stars Nathan is an advocate for animals
Animal rights animal dignaity , and care and humane treatment of pets without being overboard about pets being wrong , because lets face it thats not right
Published 4 months ago by bethlaf...
3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and Rubbish
The first half of this book I thought was written really well. It was very informative and a good read. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Miss Samantha Grayson
5.0 out of 5 stars nice to have for referance even if
needed for all who love pets and animals. a must resource for people who care about life of all creatures even if you are not a vegan
Published 5 months ago by Jeffrey DW Webb
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I Love this book!! Awesome recipes ans great tips for us vegans who don't love greens! Thank you so much!
Published 5 months ago by Cris
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