The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions : Foolproof Methods for Transforming Any Dish into a Delicious New Vegan Favorite, Paperback Book

The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions : Foolproof Methods for Transforming Any Dish into a Delicious New Vegan Favorite Paperback

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The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions is your indispensable reference guide to safely and successfully "veganizing" any recipe imaginable.

This book makes vegan cooking less intimidating and more accessible, for both new and veteran vegans alike, and lets readers eat all of their favorite foods guilt free.

Inside you'll find more than 200 substitutions for everything from butter and bacon to gelatin and gouda.

A recipe accompanies each of the 200 substitutions so you can see its use in action.

Expert author team Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman explain exactly how to use these substitutions without compromising taste or flavor, so that you'll create dishes that are not only better than the "real" thing, but healthier too.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press
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  • Category: Vegetarian cookery
  • ISBN: 9781592334414



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recommended by: Joeyrecommended for: all vegans & those allergic or with other special diets who want healthier & inventive foodThis fabulous, attractive and wonderfully organized book was a welcome Christmas present from my friend Terri. Thanks Terri! The book was on my to-read shelf, but it probably would not have been available at the library, and this is a book I want to have on hand as a reference tool. This is going in a handy to reach place in my kitchen. I’m thrilled to own it.Wow! Even though I’m not interested in many of the recipes (most of the meat substitutes for instance) this gets 5 full stars from me because the recipes are incredibly inventive and because, even though I know a lot about vegan substitutions for non-vegan foods, I learned so much. Some of what I learned is different egg substitutions depending on the original purpose of the egg in the recipe and how it’s possible to make your own healthier sweeteners. The four pages long complete guide to vegan food substitutions at the end of the book is worth 5 stars. As I finished the book, I noticed that chart, and was very grateful to see it; there is so much good information through the book, but having the summary at the end is very helpful. You can use them in any recipe, not just the recipes included in the book.Each recipe has the following icons when applicable: corn free, for the more experienced cook, gluten free, low fat, nut free, quick and easy, raw, soy free, wheat freeanddairy sub, cheese sub, egg sub, meat sub, fish sub, by-product sub, gluten sub, soy sub, sugar sub, fat subI love that whole wheat pastry flour makes a frequent appearance. If I bake, that’s the flour I want to use if I’m using wheat flour. A lot of the desserts looked great to me. Of course. The crispy chocolate cereal candy (I shouldn’t have been reading this book when I was hungry), the purely pound cake, and the GF-ingerbread cake looked extremely appealing. I also got some terrific ideas for sandwich spreads.Contents:IntroductionSection One: Let the Cows Come Home! Foolproof Substitutions for DairyChapter 1: How to Substitute Dairy: RecipesChapter 2: How to Substitute Cheese: RecipesSection Two: Make the Chickens Smile!: Foolproof Substitutions for EggsChapter 3: How To Substitute for Eggs: RecipesSection Three: Keep the Farm Animals Flourishing!: Foolproof Substitutions for MeatChapter 4: How to Substitute for Beef, Chicken, Pork, and Seafood: RecipesSection Four: Leave the Bees to Buzz!: Foolproof Subs for Animal By-ProductsChapter 5: How to Substitute for Honey and Gelatin: RecipesSection Five: Let Your Body Rejoice!: Foolproof Substitutions for Gluten, Soy, Refined Sugar, and FatChapter 6: How to Substitute for Gluten: RecipesChapter 7: How to Substitute for Soy: RecipesChapter 8: How To Substitute for Refined Sugar: RecipesChapter 9: How to Substitute for Fat: RecipesSection Six: Enjoy Kitchen Success!: The Complete Chart of Vegan Food SubstitutionsAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIndex

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Great for flipping through - had some nice suggestions for substitutes. Would reference this again in the future. Nice size and overall look.