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Mayim's Vegan Table: More than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours [Kindle Edition]

Mayim Bialik , Jay Gordon
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Book Description

While she's an actress with a PhD in neuroscience, at the end of the day Mayim Bialik is a mom, one who knows what it's like to be a busy parent with little time to spend in the kitchen. She shares the concerns of parents everywhere: when it comes to nutrition and feeding your family, you want healthy meals, but also food that everyone—kids and parents—can enjoy, and a balanced lifestyle that's inexpensive and fuss-free. Not only does Mayim's Vegan Table share more than 100 easy plant-based recipes for dishes that are as good to eat as they are good for you, but Mayim has also teamed up with pediatrician Jay Gordon to offer:

  • Basic nutritional information about a plant-based diet
  • The real deal on raising kids on a plant-based diet (myths and misperceptions, debunked)
  • Vegan family essentials (including a list of what to always keep in the pantry)
  • Tips and strategies for easy meal planning and healthy eating out
And, of course, the food: you'll find recipes for Mayim's favorite breakfasts, snacks, lunches, dinners, and desserts, including kid-approved meals like build-your-own tacos and mac n cheez, Mediterranean and Asian-inspired salads that parents will love, comfort-food classics like kugel and matzoh ball soup, and many more.



Editorial Reviews

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Forward, “5 Books to Munch on in 2013,” 1/4/13“It was only a matter of time before the world’s most high-profile kosher vegan turned to cookbook authorship, and so it is that Blossom’s recipes will grace bookstores this year.”

RedbookMag.com, 2/3/14
Mayim’s Vegan Table…isn’t your run-of-the-mill book of recipes. It’s also a perspective-shifting manual for people looking to eat a more plant-based diet in the interest of health and eco-friendliness.”

EverydayHealth.com, 2/10/14
“Includes a handy, helpful list of ingredients and gadgets that make whipping up vegan meals a breeze.”

Jewish Business News, 2/13/14
“Bialik displays her in-depth knowledge of Veganism, providing in-depth, but understandable explanations of how to lead a vegan lifestyle from her own personal experience as a vegan, going back close to twenty years as well as bringing up her two sons as vegans also.”

About the Author

Mayim Bialik, PhD, CLEC, is an Emmy-nominated actress, trained neuroscientist, author, and the
mother of two sons who have been raised entirely vegan. Currently starring on CBS’s The Big Bang
Theory,
Mayim is a contributing editor at Kveller.com.
mayimbialik.net
@missmayim

Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP, is a prominent pediatrician practicing in Santa Monica, California, and the
author of numerous books and magazine columns. he is a long-time member of the attending staff of
UCLA’s Medical School.
drjaygordon.com
@drjaygordonmdfaap

Product Details

  • File Size: 3333 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books (February 11, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F226E6U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #250,022 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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110 of 118 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book! February 4, 2014
By Amanda
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book because I am a fan of Mayim Bialik, and was interested in learning about vegan cooking. There are a lot of really convenient and simple recipes in the book, as well as some more difficult ones. She acknowledges that a full commitment to vegan life-style isn't realistic for most people. In turn, she provides some evidence of how vegan eating can benefit you. She also gives some vegan recipes that dedicated carnivores would enjoy. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in becoming a vegan or just looking to add a few vegan meals to their diet.
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79 of 89 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I really like this cookbook. I was a little disappointed in it when it arrived, but I've taken the time to explore it and find that I like it more every day. However, it's not perfect.

This cookbook offers a good mixture of vegan recipes and nutrition basics that will be helpful to those new to the vegan lifestyle, especially parents that want to incorporate this type of eating into family meals. I have sampled several recipes that turned out very well, but not all of the recipes appeal to me. One recipe appears to be missing an ingredient. Accidents happen!

Why go vegan? The authors provide basics on environmental issues and ethics behind vegan choices, without being pushy. I like that and I think it will help non-vegans become more curious without being pushed away. I also appreciate the casual and friendly approach that is conveyed throughout the book. It felt comfortable.

The recipes are good, but not necessarily new or exciting. Many of the recipes are for home-style comfort foods that will appeal to families. These include recipes such as enchilada casserole, chili, French toast, and plenty of yummy desserts. If that's the type of food your family eats, and most probably do, this cookbook will help provide healthier alternatives to traditional recipes.

I love cookbooks with photos, but I'm sorry to say that the photos in this book disappointed me. The style seems outdated and I think it makes the food look bland. If I were flipping through this book in a bookstore, I would probably put it back on the shelf. The internet is filled with avid food bloggers that have mastered perfect food photography. I'm sure that not everyone will agree with me, but I'm a nut for good food photography and I felt this one was lacking. I'm sorry!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mayim's Vegan Table March 10, 2014
Format:Paperback
The book is well-organized and presents basic information on the vegan diet along with a good cross-section of recipes in a user friendly way to encourage exploration. I appreciated the non-technical approach geared to demystify and create a painless way to ease into what, for some people, could be a major change in eating habits. The group of recipes is broad and basic - not at all intimidating. It appears the authors' goal is for the book to provide a good starting point.

The problem is that the editing is sloppy, so the inexperienced cook may be less able to fill in the sometimes missing instructions or ingredients and may become discouraged, undermining investigation. Confusion and frustration may occur because ingredients are sometimes referred to by inconsistent names - called one thing and then another.

And, instructions sometimes ignore things mentioned in the ingredient list or include items not mentioned.
Example -- bread crumbs are noted as an optional item in the list of ingredients for the macaroni and cheese dish but the instructions ignore when/hot to use them. It may be obvious to an experienced cook (sprinkle them on top of the dish or toast them in butter (margarine) and then sprinkle them over the pasta and I assume, bake? But the baking information was also missing from the recipe. An inexperienced cook might mix the bread crumbs into the cheese sauce which won't render the best result. Bottom line is there is no reason to frustrate or confuse the user.

Additionally, some recipes don't seem to consider cost. Outrageous Granola calls for 1 cup of maple syrup. The organic maple syrup I buy is about eight dollars per cup, so including all the other ingredients in the recipe, making a batch of granola will be pricey.
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150 of 192 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars expected more February 8, 2014
Format:Paperback
I was really looking forward to this book and I really, REALLY wanted to like it. But I am sad to say that I am quite disappointed with it. It is a great cook book for a beginner cook or someone new to veganism. But if you are looking for new exciting recipes this is not the book for you.
I am a vegan cookbook junkie so I have A LOT of vegan cookbooks and in Mayim's Vegan Table I didn't find anything that hadn't already been done. I don't need another recipe for taco salad, hummus, chili or fries. Seriously there is a recipe for fries(potatoes, oil, salt). I hate when cookbooks give "recipes" like that. I guess if you are VERY new to cooking its helpful. But I just found the book very uninventive. Another example the Sushi in a Bowl recipe is sushi rice, rice vinegar, avocado, sesame seeds, & nori. While I'm sure it doesn't taste bad its just very basic. I was hoping for more.

Also, I like cookbooks with lots of pictures. There are 8 pages in the middle of the cookbook with pics and that it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars she seems like someone who is easy-going and reasonable in her cooking...
I'm a huge fan of Mayim. I never thought of her as a vegan. When I found out I had to learn more. I saw she had come out with a cookbook and I thought, she seems like someone who... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Sarah Nevling
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Purchased As a gift and she loves it
Published 5 days ago by JK Jeep
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Eclectic Variety of dishes, with some old Jewish Favorites!
I love it. I have been a vegan for many years, and have many cookbooks, many of which I only keep for one or two dishes, so it's nice to find one with such an eclectic variety of... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Arkengareth
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Mayim's cook book is so interesting and Great.
Published 15 days ago by patty deak
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice simple recipes
Nice simple recipes, but not as yummy as i had hoped. If you are not a person with cooking experience this is a good simple book, but if you enjoy cooking fab meals try a different... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Nathan
4.0 out of 5 stars Not just another cookbook.
I'm not vegan but I'm interested in moving in that direction. I like the books and the explanations about food and being vegan. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Marcia Schertz
5.0 out of 5 stars User friendly!
Great cook book, easy to use.
Published 1 month ago by Bradlititos
5.0 out of 5 stars Vegetarianism is in!
Buy this book. Whether you are vegetarian or getting there, this is an easy to follow book for health!
Published 1 month ago by Becky J
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic cookbook!
I really like this cookbook. We are not vegan, but we like to eat healthy and have several vegan meals a week. The recipes are very good and easy to make. Read more
Published 1 month ago by cstephens
1.0 out of 5 stars Confusing, way too many recipes that call for way ...
Confusing, way too many recipes that call for way too many ingredients, just another celebrity book to me with nothing new or interesting.
Published 1 month ago by Shani
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