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Vegan Junk Food: 225 Sinful Snacks that are Good for the Soul [Kindle Edition]

Lane Gold
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Did you know that Fruit Loops, Baked Lay's Potato Chips, and Cracker Jacks are vegan? Going vegan doesn't mean you have to only eat broccoli and tofu. It doesn't mean you have to eat "healthy" all the time. Most importantly, it doesn't mean you have to give up on eating just for fun. Everyone likes to pig out every now and then and vegans crave salt, sugar, and comfort food just like the rest of us. Vegan Junk Food provides 225 delicious recipes like: Barbecue "Chicken" Pizza; Chocolate Raspberry Muffins; Vegan Whoopie Pies; Hawaiian Rum Cake; "Bacon" Wrapped Water Chestnuts; and Jalapeno Poppers. With 2 inserts of full-colour photos, Vegan Junk Food will have readers hungry for more!



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"Vegan Junk Food is meant for you to create occasional treats, but these recipes are worth the wait!" --Vegetarian Journal

About the Author

Lane Gold (Los Angeles, CA) is a personal chef and caterer who specialized in homestyle vegan food. She has served conscientious meals all over Southern California to a widely varied clientele from inner-city children to rock stars. Her favorite vegan junk foods is anything that can be eaten with a chip or peanut butter and chocolate in any form.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3503 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (November 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0067QZI7Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,020 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riots, not diets! April 5, 2012
Format:Paperback
Lane Gold's VEGAN JUNK FOOD is my new favorite cookbook. (The previous title holder? Wheeler del Torro's THE VEGAN SCOOP - which should tell you a little sumthin' sumthin'! Namely, that I like my vegan food filled with empty calories.) At my request, I was lucky enough to receive a review copy - along with two copies to give away - from the publisher, Adams Media. With a name like "Vegan Junk Food," I figured it couldn't disappoint.

Whether you like your junk food sweet or savory, chocolaty or cheesy, Lane (can I call you Lane?) has got you covered. The 225 recipes in this collection are divided into ten categories: breakfast foods; deli favorites (i.e., sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and sliders); comfort-meets-takeout foods (entrees); crusts and carbs (pizzas and breads); festive grub (party foods!); dips, hummus, and sauces (including sundae toppings!); savory treats; cakes; candies and cookies; and grab `n' go sweets (brownies and bars). As you can see, the recipes are roughly divided between meal-type items (entrees, main courses) and snacks/desserts.

The husband and I tried out about twenty recipes before I sat down to write this review; and, while I don't usually review cookbooks, this is easily the largest number of recipes I've sampled for a cookbook review, like, ever. (I just couldn't stop myself; everything looks so good!) Possibly it's the most recipes I've made from a single cookbook, period. Though I own a ridiculous number of them, I don't use cookbooks with much frequency; more often I cook from memory or pull recipes off the internet. But VEGAN JUNK FOOD? Most definitely joining my repertoire!

The book's obvious strength, of course, is the food: oodles and oodles of junk food! Pizza. Pasta. Tacos. Pot pies. Casseroles. Cupcakes, pies, and brownies.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vegan Food Junk:225 Sinful snacks May 26, 2012
By Ralph
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My wife turned to the "Dark Side" of the force about 13 years ago, and became a "Vegetarian" draging along with her my new born daughter and two years later my son. Me? I am a dirty republican capitalist from Texas... I am a "meatgan"
Even though my kids and wife has never been sick since then, I on the other hand have been (mostly due to bacon!... Man! I love Bacon)
I dont cook, not even rice! All I know to do is boil eggs. So, in my house I have to be fed. That also leaves me as a third world citizen where I don't have a vote in what's cooking or what's for dinner.

Last two years, for suckers's day... I mean father's day, I got one stinking piece of filet mignon barbequed outside (wife refused to cook it inside.) I also notice her feeling a disconfort of nauseas while cooking my dead animal on the grill.

THIS BOOK brought a new perspective into my whole experience of Vegan food. The book has allowed my wife to cook for us (remember I said I dont know how to cook) wonderful strips of some vegetable in the shape AND TASTE of BACON!! It was delicious. Then she cooked several other of the receipes in there, and they were AMAZING. They looked and TASTED like my favorite junkfood, but guess what?? they were healthy and good for me... go figure!

Ever since I got this book, I started checking for glitches in the matrix. I said to myself... "this... looks like bacon, taste like bacon smell like bacon and feels like bacon; but I know it is just a figment of my imagination..." So, I asked my lovely wife to just said to me "Honey I cooked some 'original' bacon for you"... Ahhh Ignorance is Indeed Bliss!!

Highly recommend this product
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great great great December 15, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
soon as I saw this book I had to have it... so glad that I oordered it... so many receipes on normal food, that me and the kids love...the only reason I gave it 4 stars, is because I like pictures, pictures, pictures...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my very favorite vegan cookbooks!! December 3, 2013
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I LOVE this book!!! Love, love, love it! I've used it so much that it's worn and weathered. I've tried over 20 recipes for my vegan family of four, and so far there has been only one that nobody has liked. All the others were loved by at least some, if not all of us. (Some of the recipes are too salty, so I mark them and use less salt the next time.) This book enabled me to enjoy Alfredo sauce again as a vegan. I haven't liked any other vegan Alfredo recipe that I've tried, but this one is delicious! There are too many excellent, to-die-for recipes to list. We've enjoyed both the sweet and savory items. I have bookshelves filled with vegan cookbooks, and this is one that I whip out a lot. The only thing that would make this book better is if it included nutritional information. Oh, and more photos would be great too. But 5 stars for the deliciousness!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vegan Comfort NOms! May 8, 2012
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I love this book! Don't be fooled by the "junk". This book provides healthier alternatives, and simple recipes which are easy to follow.
my personal favorites are the no-bake recipes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this cookbook! May 7, 2012
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I love this cookbook! This book has tons of recipes. It is well balanced with some super easy and simple recipes, some moderate, and some elaborate. All the recipes are sinful and wonderfully "junky" while at the same time being loaded with nutrition. Lots of great recipes for my children! So many wonderful ways to bring "cruelty free" to the family table.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HOORAY!!! May 5, 2012
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3 cheers for vegan junk food! I LOVE this cookbook! I'm not a huge junk food eater but I do want it once in a while & I want to continue living vegan. This book allows me to have the best of both Worlds. Thank you for putting a bunch of yummy junk food recipes in one place:)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
some good recipes
Published 1 month ago by bandagebunny
3.0 out of 5 stars Font is too small
I wish I knew if I like it. Haven't used it because the font is too small for me.
Published 2 months ago by greta alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved the recipes~~ Thanks Lane!!
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Mom
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun book
Our kids are Vegans and have been missing some of there old favorites. You will find many of them in here and they are yummy. Read more
Published 7 months ago by MakeMIneCountry
5.0 out of 5 stars I haven't had anything bad yet
I have 3 meat eaters in my household and it is very hard as a vegetarian/vegan to make meals for all of us at once. Read more
Published 7 months ago by JOY S SMITH
5.0 out of 5 stars Yum yum yum yum yum yum
This book is wonderful! The recipes are fantastic, whether vegan or not! They're just darned good!!!! I'm never eating meat or dairy again, just don't need it! Read more
Published 10 months ago by loveamazon
5.0 out of 5 stars A Vegan Nessesity
I love this book! As a vegan, comfort food is something that can be something hard to recreate. I have cooked from this book at least once a week for over a year now. Read more
Published 10 months ago by TK
4.0 out of 5 stars Brownies!!!
After baking the Chocolate Chunk Brownies, I am totally sold on this book. Other brownies I have tried are either too oily or too dry. So easy to bake too.
Published 11 months ago by Saskia
4.0 out of 5 stars awesome
loved the recipes and they looked easy to make can't wait to try the recipes thank ualoha from hawaii :) !!
Published 12 months ago by cheryl
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Recipes, Difficult to Read
As a vegan I was very excited to get this book, however, found that it is going to be of little use to me. Read more
Published 12 months ago by jarrodssis
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