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Vegan Family Meals: Real Food for Everyone Hardcover – June 14, 2011
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"Gentry is a pioneer in the world of vegan cuisine." --She Knows/Miso Vegan
"Vegan Family Meals is filled with recipes that will appeal to all sorts of people." --The Oregonian
"Feeding an entire family healthy, vegan fare while juggling a demanding career takes superpowers...or a copy of Vegan Family Meals! ... Family Vegan Meals will educate and delight." --Foodista
"This food is so delicious, clean, and good for you." --NBC Style Goes Strong.com
"Gentry reminds us just how easy (and delicious) it is to build intriguing meals from plant-based ingredients." --ReadyMade Magazine
"Ambitious" --Buffalo News
"Vegan Family Meals [is] less about converting you through environmental and health reasons and more about tempting your taste buds." --Seattle Weekly
"A comprehensive resource on cooking healthy and delicious, family-style vegan food." --Love to Know.com
"This book is a terrific resource." --Cooking Nook
"Vegan Family Meals has the potential to be a fabulous cookbook for vegetarians, vegans, and even meat-eaters." --The Examiner
"Vegan chef Ann Gentry is a culinary powerhouse.... (Vegan Family Meals is) a beautiful cookbook filled with imaginative recipes perfect for the weeknight dinner table and dinner parties." --VegNews magazine
"A great book if you're looking for some new inspiration, but still want to keep things simple. It also never hurts to have a collection of great vegan recipes on hand." --Tablefare.com
"This book is filled with flavorful and satisfying recipes that support everyone's health, personal ethics, and the environment that we all share." --Portland Book Review
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Top Customer Reviews
The recipes don't disappoint. So far I have made the Tofu Scramble with Caramelized Onion and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Spicy-Sweet Roasted Almonds, Baked Kale Chips, Hemp-Crusted Tofu Wrap with Grilled Vegetables and Walnut-Basil Pesto Mayonnaise, Early Spring Salad with Tofu Chevre (how fun!) and Herb-Flaxseed Vinaigrette, Southwestern Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing (delicious) and Agave-Chili Tortilla Strips, Szechuan Noodles with Hot Spicy Peanut Sauce (so tasty, the perfect peanut noodle dish and quick to make) and Kung Pao Tofu and Vegetables. I still have quite a few recipes to try out but so far I have been very happy and impressed. I know some people will be daunted by the time and ingredients involved with some of these recipes, but you get what you put into it. If you plan ahead, these dishes don't take that long to make. I work full-time and it takes me over an hour to get home and we still eat dinner at a decent hour.
Ann concludes her cookbook with a nice listing of sources ranging from natural food companies to vegan education and organizations. This cookbook is more than a mere cookbook as it provides invaluable information about nutrition and vegan health. Ann has done a wonderful job in writing this book and it is very obviously a labor of love.
I chose not to give this book to my parents. They live in rural Michigan where it is a serious trek to the nearest Whole Foods, and every grocery store attendant in a fifteen mile radius looks at you funny if you ask for something as normal as vital wheat gluten. To keep them from burning out on a diet of chick peas, I gave them "Supermarket Vegan: 225 Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes for Real People in the Real World" by Donna Klein, instead of "Vegan Family Meals".
I kept "Vegan Family Meals" for myself. I live in St. Louis and have plenty of ethnic groceries and much more "health" food at my disposal, however, I also live 20 minutes away from the nearest Whole Foods or Trader Joes (they only build those in the suburbs). My husband and I also live on $30,000 a year, which definitely makes smaller health food stores out of the question.
I have already tried a few recipes in this book and have been pleased by the outcome. My husband loves the melty cashew cheese. The recipes are a good challenge for my cooking skills and ingredient repertoire.
If I ever make it to California, perhaps I will better understand in that context how these recipes are "real food" and "for everyone".
So, if you have lots of time, if cooking is your passion, maybe it's an everyday sort of book for you. For me, I need simpler, quicker recipes for my family everyday.
Don't just buy Vegan Family Meals, buy the Real Food Daily Cookbook as well and throw all your other cookbooks away.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
not very interesting recipes, I bought 3 book as a bundle purchase by the same writer one was the same book with a different title and cove the other contained the same recipes in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Harold Hart
I am so surprised to discover that I never actually published a review of Vegan Family Meals by Ann Gentry – I’m pretty sure that everyone has had me repeatedly recommend this book... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ali Sammes
Have found a few good recipes in this book, especially like the vegan cheese recipe. I recommend checking out vegan cookbooks from the library before purchasing to make sure it's... Read morePublished 11 months ago by neecysknicknacks
Many unexpected BOLD underlinings … not as advertised.
Content and recipes are very good.
Love this cookbook! Very good recipes. Only down side is a lot of the ingredients she uses are expensive to use. But her recipes do taste wonderful!Published on October 14, 2014 by Joy
For me, I have watched Ann Gentry's show on TV called Naturally Delicious for several years and have learned so much about Vegan Cooking. Read morePublished on September 15, 2014 by Daisy S
I love this one as well as her first one. Watch her show on Veria Living. She is fluid and informative and entertaining. I can watch her cook for hours! Read morePublished on August 17, 2014 by Petscanner
Sorry to say I have yummier cookbooks. Its a beautiful book with some good tips. for me not worth the $. I let my family help decide and this book got more thumbs down than up. Read morePublished on June 20, 2014 by Marthac
I am excited to try all the amazing recipes pictured here! The pictures are lovely and the selection looks amazing!Published on January 7, 2014 by Kara Smith