The Natural Vegan Kitchen – Book Review and Giveaway

the natural vegan kitchenAre you bored eating the same vegan meals?  It is always good to have a few vegan recipe books in your library to keep you from getting bored.

Rick Diamond, from the Book Publishing Company, sent me a copy of The Natural Vegan Kitchen for review.  Guess what, I have an extra one, that is up for grabs.

The Natural Vegan Kitchen: Recipes from the Natural Kitchen Cooking School is a very straight forward recipe book.  I love how, the author, Christine Waltermeyer, tells the reader about her health experience and what led her down the road to veganism.  She has a way of drawing you in with her story and I can definitely relate to what she shares.

The Natural Vegan Kitchen
Price: $19.95
Pages: 191

What you get from this recipe book

Christine shares recipes that you can easily adjust to gluten-free.  You will find the recipe book, sectioned by the type of food and this is very helpful when trying to find a recipe for beans or casseroles.

You will love the creative titles for each chapter.  I know I do!  It makes me want to try everything in each section.

Break Down of the Recipe Book
  • Chapter 1:  The Way of the Natural Vegan Kitchen
  • Chapter 2:  What’s for Breakfast?
  • Chapter 3:  Appetizers
  • Chapter 4:  Nourishing Soups and Stews
  • Chapter 5:  Ballads for Salads
  • Chapter 6:  Spectacular Salad Dressings and Sauces
  • Chapter 7:  Radiant Grains
  • Chapter 8:  Savory Beans
  • Chapter 9:  The Main Dish and Casserole City
  • Chapter 10:  Delectable Vegetables
  • Chapter 11:  Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!
Walk away tips
  • Gluten-free recipes
  • It is okay to eat greens for breakfast
  • You can make fancy, fun-to-eat appetizers
  • Prepare soups from scratch
  • Learn the right ingredients to add to get the flavors you want (bitterness, pungency, richness, saltiness, sourness, and sweetness)
  • Learn tips for cooking dried beans
  • Learn different ways to prepare vegetables

The author includes the servings for each recipe as well as amount of calories, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and sodium.

Recipe – Mom’s Potato Salad

Makes 6 Servings

I love potato salad and had to share this recipe with you.

Salad

5 medium red-skinned potatoes
Pinch sea salt
2/3 cup minced celery
1/3 cup minced onion
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley

Dressing

1 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
sea salt
Ground black pepper

Directions

Put potatoes in a medium-large ace pan and cover with cold water.  Add the salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Decrease the heat to medium-low, partially cover, and cook for 20 minus.  Do not overcook.  Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a plate to cool.  when they are cool enough to handle, peel and dice them and put them in a large bowl.

Add the celery, onion, and parsley to the cooled potatoes.

To make the dressing, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, and mustard in a small bowl, whisk until well blended.  Pour over the potatoes and gently mix until evilly distributes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and gently mix again.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Per Serving:  calories:  386, protein:  3 g, fat:  27, carbohydrates:  35g, fiber: 3g, sodium:  228 mg

Giveaway

One lucky person will win a copy of The Natural Vegan Kitchen.  All you have to do is leave a comment below. You have until, Thursday, June 9, 2011 to qualify for this giveaway.  Best wishes!

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  1. Christian Hollingsworth says:

    I think the area I’d like to check out in the book is the appetizers area. Things that are simple and hopefully easy to cook and make – would interest me.

    My Mother is a vegetarian, but not vegan – so I’ve been surrounding by things lacking meat most of my life. And yes, I love tofu.

  2. ude says:

    I would love this book as I want to try tasty receipes as I am anxious to find out new ways of experimenting with vegan foods.

    Thanks

  3. Mamie Saunders says:

    Your book goes all natural. A very nutritional recipes for the whole family. Interesting and new recipes to all vegans and to everyone who want a healthy changes in their life and to our environment. Thanks for this book!

  4. Sharon Stockwell says:

    I have chronic pain, I’m hoping a change in what I eat may help. I’ve heard some benefits of a plant based diet! I would love the free book, if possible!

  5. Nicolette says:

    I would like to win this book. I am looking for new recipes.

  6. A. Tatum Jr says:

    I’m not vegan, but I have a friend who is and I’m sure she would love this book.

  7. Calli says:

    Hi Evelyn,

    This sounds like a healthy book. I’m not a complete vegan but I’m health conscious, too. I’d definitely love to have this book. 🙂

  8. Jan Colbert says:

    With so many vegan ideas based on unnatural food it is great to see a book that goes all natural.

  9. Southern Girl says:

    Pick me Pick Me 🙂

  10. Nancy says:

    This book looks great, thanks for all information you share. I love your blog.

  11. Valerie says:

    This cookbook looks great! Pick me, pick me! 🙂

  12. Samantha Gerbine says:

    Interesting. Can’t wait to see it!

  13. Kim says:

    Evelyn,

    You gave a great breakdown of the book, looks like a wonderful read. I would love to be entered to win it!

    thanks for sharing it, if I don’t win I will definitely check it out.

    Kim

  14. Katherine Lee says:

    I would love this book in order to help my transition to being a vegan a little simplier. I want to thank you for this newsletter it is very helpful.

  15. Derek Senor says:

    I would love to have this book to add to my collection of vegetarian recipe books. Being a vegetarian for two and a half years now it is always fun to try something new. I tried the potato salad the other night… delicious! Thanks for everything you post. Peace love and respect!

  16. Lisa Michelle says:

    I would LOVE to win this cookbook! I JUST became vegan so I’m at that stage where I’m hungry for all the information & tips I can get! I’m trying to get my husband over to this side too, and I think some new tasty vegan recipes might do the trick :-)… fingers crossed!

  17. Sudeep says:

    Love to read this book …

  18. Tangela Walden says:

    I am a vegetarian and i would love to read this book for new receipes. Thank you for your inspiring articles. I am also subscribe to your channel on youtube (Jesusgirl69).

    God Bless

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