Cooking Vegan: Healthful, Delicious and Easy

January 24, 2016

Book review, Recipes

The book demonstrates that a well-balanced vegan diet supplies all the nutrients the body needs.

Cooking Vegan: Healthful, Delicious and Easy

by Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D., and Joseph Forest —

Melina, a vegan dietitian, and Forest, a professional chef, combine their expansive knowledge and experience in this tour de force of nutrition information and tempting recipes to help readers expand their nutritional knowledge and increase their culinary repertoire.

The book demonstrates that a well-balanced vegan diet supplies all the nutrients the body needs. Explicit information is given on which foods provide protein to help maintain fitness, the right combination of nutrients to build strong bones, the best sources for carbohydrates and fats, and smart choices for obtaining vitamins D and B12.

Each recipe has a nutritional analysis listing the calories and the amount of protein, fat, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and essential fatty acids per cup or serving.

Special emphasis is placed on creating foods that appeal to the senses of sight, smell, taste and touch. A beginner seeking simplicity or a gourmet chef exploring the depths and nuances of flavor will both find nourishing, appetizing and easy-to-make meals.

Twelve daily menus combine recipes to help people of any age, activity level or ability in the kitchen get a sense of how to mix and match dishes to suit their needs.

$19.95 — Book Publishing Company, Box 99, Summertown, TN 38483.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 31, Number 4, August/September 2012.

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