Synopses & Reviews
Celebrations mean food--lots of it! But if you, your family, or your friends are among the ever-growing millions of people eating vegan, you might be wondering: How can I make classic holiday and party fare--without milk, cheese, eggs, or meat? This cookbook answers that question!
Alicia C. Simpson, author of Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food, is out to prove that sharing delicious vegan eats will make you a party starter (and definitely not a party pooper). From Seitan Parmesan and Sweetheart Sangria for Valentine's Day, to "Tourkey" Cutlets and Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes for Thanksgiving, Alicia serves up all your holiday favorites--with complete menus for:
New Year's Eve • Valentine's Day • Game Day • Mardi Gras • St. Patrick's Day • Easter • Cinco de Mayo • Independence Day • Halloween • Thanksgiving • Hanukkah • Christmas • Kwanzaa • . . . Plus Birthday Sweets!
Not a gourmet chef? Not to worry! Everything from Naw-Fish Étouffée to Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is quick and easy to prepare. Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations takes the guesswork out of get-togethers, so all you have to do is send out those invitations--and enjoy the vegan cooking, partying . . . and eating!
Praise for Alicia Simpson's Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food
Yum. Yum. Yum!”
Sarah Kramer, co-author of How It All Vegan
Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food is filled with accessible, invigorating recipes. Alongside simple preparation instructions are cooking tips and suggestions for pairings with other dishes in the book . . . Beautiful full-page color photos illustrate these delectable combinations . . . Simpsons unpretentious recipes provide vegan simplicity, and her enthusiasm for cooking is infectious . . . Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food delivers on all counts.”
Brittany Shoot, Feminist Review blog
With Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food, Alicia Simpson shows the budding vegan cook how simple it can be to whip up delicious, cruelty-free creations in the kitchen with common ingredients. The easy-to-follow recipes, creative meal ideas, and cooks tips are sure to inspire you to get cooking!”
Leigh Saluzzi, co-owner of Cosmos Vegan Shoppe
Alicia C. Simpsons book is a wonderful entrée into the world of vegan cooking for those who are just getting acquainted with what veganism has to offer, as well as those on a tight budget. Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food educates readers about yummy plant-based sources of protein, calcium, and ironas well as how easy, cheap, flavorful, and quick it is to make healthy vegan snacks, smoothies, and dishes. This book is a must for those who have always thought going vegan is intimidating, complicated, expensive, and time-consuming.”
A. Breeze Harper, editor of Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society
Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food has made it possible for us to enjoy many of the classic comfort foods we once enjoyedfavorites such as Mac and Cheeze, Collard Greens, and Sweet Potato Pie. Guess what though? It is all vegan!”
Traci Thomas, founder of the Black Vegetarian Society of Georgia
I love this book! As a vegetarian for over twenty-four years, I know the amazing benefits of a vegan diet for the person and the planet. I love how Alicia shares personal insights and delicious Southern-inspired recipes, making veganism easy and accessible to the masses. From the section on Vegan Myths all the way to the decadent vegan desserts that remind me of mothers cooking, Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food has something for everyone. The world is changing and consciousness is rising. People are searching for a more compassionate way of living, but may not know where to start. Alicias book is a must-have and will be a permanent part of my cookbook collection. I highly recommend it to all of my readers!”
Martha Theus, 21st Century Vegetarians blog, and co-author of Throwin Down” Vegetarian Style!
"Many of the recipes are so tempting, readers might not be able to resist their allure until the prescribed holiday."
Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations
is an indispensable cookbook for vegans and for anyone with vegan or vegetarian friends. Whatever the occasion, celebrants can learn to serve delicious, traditional holiday fare without using milk, eggs, or meat. Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations
updates classic holiday recipes to be vegan-friendly and as delicious as ever. Readers find everything needed for New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and birthdays. Author Alicia C. Simpson takes the guesswork out of menu planning with over 150 festive new recipesso all readers have to do is have fun cooking, partying . . . and eating!
"Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations" is an indispensable cookbook for vegans and for anyone with vegan or vegetarian friends. Simpson takes the guesswork out of menu planning with over 150 festive new recipes.
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.