Thursday, January 3, 2019
Vegan Junk Food Cookbook, Expanded Edition
Books like Vegan Junk Food: Expanded Edition by Lane Gold can help me with that. I also own the original version of this. But this new edition has more recipes (200+!) for veganized versions of your favorite junk foods. Not everything is healthicized though, so you'll still find ingredients like vegan cheese, plant meats, and plenty of oil. And that's okay with me for sometimes foods. But this book also has some healthier versions of traditional non-vegan dishes too.
I tried the Sloppy Joes, made with lentils, carrot, and a tangy homemade sauce. This is the kind of whole foods-based dish that makes me feel good and fulfills a craving for indulgent foods.
I also tried the Baked Curried Sweet Potato Fries. These thinly sliced sweet potatoes are coated with a little oil (I cut the amount called for — 1 Tbsp — in half), curry powder, and coriander. They're baked until crisp. Simple and delicious. And not fried, for which my body thanks me. I love fried foods, but my digestion does not.
You'll find other healthy dishes like Tofu Eggplant Tikka Masala or the Sesame Tempeh Sandwich. But there are also plenty of more decadent treats like Baked Onion Dip (with vegan mayo, vegan cream cheese, and vegan mozz), Beer Brat-Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms (vegan brats! stuffed into mushrooms! amazing!), and fried Jalapeno Bacon Poppers (with vegan cream cheese).
The dessert chapters are equally impressive with Oreo Truffles, Peach Schnapps Cobbler, Potato Chip Cookies, and Red Velvet Whoopie Pies.
Whether you're aiming to eat healthier or just looking to get meat out of your life, you'll find something in this book!