Synopses & Reviews
Vegan food has never been hotter or tastier than it is today—but with dozens of vegan options available for everything from mac and cheese to ice cream, many diners are discovering that a vegan menu alone is not enough to help them keep off unwanted pounds (much less shed them). Enter popular vegan cookbook author Alicia C. Simpson with Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food
, which packs all the deliciousness of her previous comfort-food recipes, but with a fraction of the calories.
To help vegans stay happy, healthy, and satisfied, here are 150 all-new recipes for satisfying, flavorful, down-home food—but all with 350 calories or fewer per serving. Here are recipes to satisfy and enjoy all day, from breakfast (Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich), snacks (BBQ Popcorn), salads and soups (Taco Salad, Corn Chowder), mains (Fettuccine Slim-Fredo) dessert (Moon-Dusted Donuts)—and even low-cal vegan beverages (Homebrewed Ginger Ale). Every recipe includes complete nutritional analysis, and Simpson has also crafted fifty different daily menus for eaters with daily calorie intakes of 1,400 to 2,000 calories, making it easier than ever to eat highly nutritious, varied, and calorie-conscious comfort food.
“Forget having to drop the fun and flavor from your meals in order to make them figure-friendly, because Alicia’s Quick & Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food will have you dreaming of lower-calorie vegan Cheese Fries, Chorizo Breakfast Quesadillas, and Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, and devouring them too!”
—Celine Steen, coauthor of Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
"This is an excellent cookbook, whether you are watching your calories or just need some old-fashioned comfort food without the guilt."
"In Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food, Atlanta-based author Alicia Simpson offers dishes that decidedly don't sound like diet food, but each weighs in at around 350 salaries (or fewer) per serving. . . . Simpson's Southern roots come through in her recipes, especially evident in dishes such as Hoppin' John, Fried Green Tomatoes, Spicy Kale Slaw, and Andouille Gumbo. Beyond the down-home favorites, Simpson explores deliciously new culinary territory. Her Lavender Pancakes sound like something out of a fantasy, her White Lasagna defies dieting, and her Butter Rum Pound Cake will soon become a necessary part of any Sunday brunch."
"Alicia's enticing recipes are nutrient-rich, flavor-packed, and built from familiar, whole ingredients, and her delightful descriptions make you feel like she's in the kitchen with you preparing delicious, sensible meals."
--Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, best-selling author of Color Me Vegan, Vegan's Daily Companion, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge
"Alicia has really outdone herself with this book. Finally we can have decadent soul food without the calories or fat. Many of Alicia's recipes are made without oil and using wholesome, fresh ingredients. I highly recommend this book!"
--Lindsay S. Nixon, author of The Happy Herbivore Cookbook and Everyday Happy Herbivore
"If you think that rich-tasting, luscious-flavored dishes can't be part of a healthy, plant-based diet, Alicia Simpson is here to prove that it can be done. Combining old-fashioned comfort cooking with solid contemporary nutritional know-how, Alicia's cozy classics will become delicious standards in your vegan repertoire."
--Nava Atlas, author of Vegan Holiday Kitchen and Wild About Greens
"Forget having to drop the fun and flavor from your meals in order to make them figure-friendly, because Alicia's Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food will have you dreaming of lower-calorie vegan Cheese Fries, Chorizo Breakfast Quesadillas, and Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, and devouring them too!"
--Celine Steen, coauthor of Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
"With Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food Alicia Simpson combines a sensible approach to a whole-foods vegan diet with delicious down-home recipes like Sweet Potato Soufflé, Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich, and Butter Rum Pound Cake. Healthy eating never tasted so good!"
--Robin Robertson, best-selling author of Quick-Fix Vegan, Vegan on the Cheap, and Vegan Fire and Spice
"This book is a must have for anyone (vegan or not!) who is looking to get rid of excess calories, and keep all of the fun and flavor in comfort food favorites.
At last, vegan food that packs a heaping helping of comfort without the extra calories!
Alicia C. Simpson, the master of vegan comfort food, is back again with food thats crave-worthy and conscience-friendly: 150 satisfying, flavorful, all-new recipes to enjoy from breakfast to dinner and anytime in between. However you define “comfort food,” Alicias got you covered with down-home Southern standards, Tex-Mex fiesta favorites, backyard BBQ fare, ole-fashioned one-dish meals, riffs on classic takeout—and a few surprises destined to become new standbys:
Baked Hush Puppies • Hoppin John • Sweet Potato Salad • Meatball Soup • Carolina BBQ Sammich • Chikn Pot Pie • Kung Pao Tofu • Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce • Butter Rum Pound Cake • Ooey Gooeys • Mexican Hot Cocoa • and more!
Every recipe includes detailed nutritional data on calories, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, and more. Plus, suggested daily menus, ranging from 1,400 to 2,000 calories, make it easier than ever to start cooking food thats good—in every sense of the word!
About the Author
Alicia C. Simpson has been cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove. She is the creator of the popular Vegan Guinea Pig Blog, a contributing writer for the award-winning Vegans of Color blog, and has been featured in the documentary I'm Vegan. Alicia lives in Atlanta.