I am excited to share that I have received my copy of The Part-Time Vegan: 201 Yummy Recipes that Put the Fun in Flexitarian.
Cherise Grifoni of Your Vegan Zombie is the blogger who convinced me to try quinoa last summer. Her Black Quinoa with Lime and Rice Vinegar recipe (p. 124) inspired my Salvadoran Red Beans and Lime Quinoa and kicked off my love affair with this superfood.
I love Grifoni’s voice both on her blog and in the cookbook. She talks me out of any fear of trying new ingredients and then dares me to mess them up get creative in my kitchen. I have had a lot of fun replicating her recipes and can’t wait to dig into all the new ones.
A vegetarian for seven years, Grifoni advocates experimenting with new foods and flavors before passing judgment on a vegan lifestyle. She understands the dynamics involved in radical change and proposes easy adjustments for those wanting to experiment with veganism without making a full commitment.
In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that…
my copy of The Part-Time Vegan was a gift of the author.
Also, if you click on an Amazon link in this post and make the purchase, I will get a little reward for sending your business their way.
You may circumvent this by typing the website of your favorite online bookseller in your browser bar and then searching their site for The Part-Time Vegan by Cherise Grifoni. Or you can go to your local bricks and mortar bookstore and buy it there.
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I am telling you about this cookbook because if you like the recipes I share here and you want to include more vegan dishes in your diet, I think you will enjoy Grifoni’s engaging style and simple instructions. The Part-Time Vegan even includes a chapter of eleven complete dinner plans for those who need some help designing a three course meal. If you don’t have vegan condiments on hand, no problem, she teaches you how to make your own vegan mayonnaise, salad dressings, and pesto from scratch.
Best of all, Grifoni dishes up her suggestions without guilt or condemnation.
She knows that when you are making healthier choices you will start feeling good and the whole process will snowball from there.
The more you choose fresh vegetables and wholesome ingredients,
the better you feel inside and out,
so you look for more fresh food and good feelings,
and so on, and so on…
I like that the recipes in The Part-Time Vegan: 201 Yummy Recipes that Put the Fun in Flexitarian make it easy for beginners to cross the threshold and try new things, and even those of us who have prepared vegan dishes for years can appreciate a simple collection of vegan kitchen essential recipes. Look at all the fun we have had with quinoa on this blog, all sparked by just one of the nine quinoa recipes in this cookbook. I can’t wait to see what we will get up to next.
Here’s to a healthier, tastier tomorrow.
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