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Cover for the book But I Could Never Go Vegan. Features a veggie burger and fries with a drink sitting on a wooden table with a blue background.

But I Could Never Go Vegan!

Author: Kristy Turner · Subject: Cookbooks

Overview

But I Could Never Go Vegan features 125 recipes that prove you can live without cheese and it’s not all about rabbit food. Can’t imagine living without cheese? Convinced that dairy-free baked goods just don’t cut it? Hate the taste of tofu and not a fan of boring salads? Excuses, be gone! Kristy Turner deliciously refutes every excuse you’ve ever heard with 125 bursting-with-flavor vegan recipes for every meal of the day—including dessert!

“All those special ingredients are way more expensive.” Not when you can make your own Homemade Seitan, Barbecue Sauce, Zesty Ranch Dressing, and Tofu Sour Cream. 

“I could never give up cheese!” You won’t miss it at all with Tempeh Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Pecan Parmesan, Tofu Chèvre, Citrus-Herb Roasted Beets with Macadamia Ricotta, or Mushroom Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. 

“What about brunch?” Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Tacos, Lemon Cornmeal Waffles with Blueberry Sauce, and Caramel Apple-Stuffed French Toast are vegan breakfasts of champions! 

“My friends won’t want to come over for dinner.” They will when they get a taste of Carrot Cashew Pâté, Portobello Carpaccio, and Gnocchi alla Vodka. 

“But I scream for ice cream!” Then you’ll shriek over Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Mango Lassi Ice Cream, and from-scratch Oatmeal Raisin Ice Cream Sandwiches.

If you’re a waffling vegan newbie, on-the-fence vegetarian, or veg-curious omnivore, this book will banish your doubts. You’ll find you can get enough protein, fit in at a potluck, learn to love cauliflower, and enjoy pizza, nachos, brownies, and more—without any animal products at all. (Even vegan pros will discover some new tricks!) Colorful photographs throughout will have you salivating over Kristy’s inventive, easy-to-follow recipes. So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and leave your excuses at the door.

About the Author

A self-described former “die-hard cheese nerd,” Kristy Turner is now the writer, recipe developer, and food stylist behind the vegan food blog Keepin’ It Kind. Once a professional fromagier and mutterer of the words, “I could never be vegan,” Kristy now loves her compassionate lifestyle and works with her photographer husband, Chris, to make veganism accessible, fun, and delicious for everyone.

Reviews

“With warmth, humor, and great recipes,But I Could Never Go Vegan combats excuses people commonly use to defend their dietary status quo. Those who think they can’t be satisfied without eating beef, for example, will do well to get acquainted with her plant-based fajitas, sloppy Joes, tacos, and more. But I Could Never Go Vegan! is guaranteed to change hearts and minds one meal at a time.” – Gene Baur, president and cofounder of Farm Sanctuary, author of Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food

“I can’t imagine a vegan primer that is more humorous, welcoming, or wise than Kristy Turner’s spectacularBut I Could Never Go Vegan. If you’re considering switching over to a plant-based diet—or simply eating a few more vegetarian meals—Kristy’s spectacular recipes and practical guidance will give you all of the inspiration you need. Most of all, her gentle and witty voice will guide you through all of the inevitable anxieties, stumbling blocks, and mishaps that accompany a lifestyle change. This book is beautiful, creative, whimsical, and profoundly inspiring.” — Gena Hamshaw, author of Choosing Raw

But I Could Never Go Vegan had us smiling from the moment we read the table of contents. Its lighthearted approach and delicious recipes will appeal to everyone. This is a must-read for anybody who believes life without cheese isn’t possible.” – Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, chefs and owners of Vedge restaurant and coauthors of Vedge

“I love the creative, whole-foods recipes in But I Could Never Go Vegan Kristy Turner has heard all the excuses and has a response for each. It’s true, no life is complete without the occasional calzone—but stuff ’em with Kristy’s Buffalo Cauliflower and Cashew Blue Cheese and you can have calzones and be vegan too. Get ready for your taste buds to explode.” – Isa Chandra Moskowitz, bestselling author of Veganomicon and Isa Does It

“Kristy and Chris have taken everything I love about their blog and somehow upgraded it, putting together one helluva cookbook with tons of helpful information and crazy good recipes that are sure to please hard-core vegans, curious newbies, and dabbling omnivores alike. Now, if we could only figure out some way to get those Chickpea Sloppy Joes hooked up to me 24/7 through an IV . . .” – Randy Clemens, author of The Sriracha CookbookThe Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook, and The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.

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Cover for the book But I Could Never Go Vegan. Features a veggie burger and fries with a drink sitting on a wooden table with a blue background.

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