Best of Vegan
By Kim-Julie Hansen
2022 • Harper Design
From the founder of the popular Instagram account @bestofvegan, and author of Vegan Reset comes a versatile plant-based cookbook featuring over 100 recipes, including some of the most popular fare from the Best of Vegan community, exclusive dishes created with renowned international vegan authors and chefs, and a variety of staples for every occasion.
Kim-Julie Hansen grew up eating (and loving) meat, fish, dairy, and eggs. But after doing extensive research, and much to everyone’s surprise, she went vegan overnight over a decade ago. After years of learning about and exploring her new lifestyle, she chose to share her knowledge and love of all things vegan online. The creator of the Best of Vegan Instagram and platform, Hansen has built a global community of enthusiastic vegan home cooks, chefs, and bloggers. Hansen believes that food is so much more than fuel, and that veganism is so much more than a diet. With this fabulous cookbook, she explains how veganism is linked to culture, family, memories, and identity, and shows off just how delicious and diverse today’s vegan cuisine can be.
Adopting a vegan lifestyle does not have to mean giving up beloved meals and flavors. In Best of Vegan, you’ll discover a variety of delicious vegan dishes, including many easy, protein-forward, affordable, and allergy-friendly options. Here are favorites selected by the Best of Vegan community, including veganized comfort food, appetizers, and wholesome recipes, such as:
- Avocado Pesto Pasta with Toasted Pine Nuts
- Fried Tofu “Chick’n” Sandwich
- Classic Vegan Mac’n Cheese
- Vegan Baja Style “Fish” Tacos
In addition to these fan favorites are dishes inspired by Best of Vegan’s global community. Hansen collaborated with renowned vegan chefs, cookbook authors, friends and family members from around the world to showcase the incredibly diverse history and newest trends of traditional cultural fare in recipes such as:
- Panamanian Tamal de Olla
- Swedish Plant Balls with Cream Sauce
- Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry
- Congolese Moambé
- Korean Tteokbokki
- Welsh Rarebits
With simplified yet satisfying vegan recipes, Hansen helps home chefs reconnect with the ingredients and their origins, and offers meal-prep instructions and helpful tips to make vegan cooking tasty, easy, and fun.
A result of years of collaboration, trial and error, stories told, and meals shared, this creative and comprehensive cookbook and guide, illustrated with full-color photographs for every recipe, Best of Vegan is essential for home cooks of all levels, from novice to experienced hand, and will satisfy both longtime vegans and curious eaters wanting to add more plant-based food to their diets.
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