From the bestselling author of But I Could Never Go Vegan!, 125 satisfying, stress-free recipes for plant-based family meals—no excuses!
Do your kids think tempeh is weird? Does your partner worry that a vegan diet isn’t well balanced? Do your parents just not get it? Well it’s time to win them over!
With her first cookbook, But I Could Never Go Vegan!, Kristy Turner deliciously refuted every common excuse to prove that, yes, anyone can go vegan. Now, But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! serves up 125 all-new, scrumptious, satisfying recipes—organized around 20 too-familiar objections to eating vegan as a family:
- Don’t have time to cook elaborate family dinners? Whip up an easy weeknight solution: Quick Cauliflower Curry, BBQ Chickpea Salad, or Cheesy Quinoa & Veggies.
- Worried about satisfying the “meat and potatoes” eaters? Wow them with Lazy Vegan Chile Relleno Casserole, Jackfruit Carnitas Burrito Bowl, or Ultimate Twice-Baked Potatoes.
- Hosting a special event? Try Pizzadillas for game day, Champagne Cupcakes for bridal showers, Maple-Miso Tempeh Cutlets for Thanksgiving, or Herbed Tofu Burgers for your next potluck.
Easy-to-follow, bursting-with-flavor recipes—free of all animal products!–make it easier than ever to please vegans and non-vegans at gatherings. Even your most skeptical relatives will be begging for more!
★ 2016 Foreword INDIES Silver Winner“Turner dreamed up lighter, vegan alternatives to her family’s favorite dishes. . . . Get ready to warm up from the inside out.”—InStyle
“With a great sense of humor and a riposte for every possible excuse, Turner’s book may have even the most reluctant family considering going vegan.”—Publishers Weekly
“Turner does a great job of keeping the reader’s mouth watering. Her writing is cheery and informal . . . this is a book to enjoy.”—Booklist
“Dishes that will make even your non-vegan family members beg for second helpings.”—The Nest
“This comprehensive resource for creating vegan versions of family recipes means we’re loving our favorite childhood foods without relying on animal products.”—Veg News
“These dishes are created for occasions as important as Thanksgiving and as informal as sleepovers. . . . This cookbook brings an unmatched depth of personal and culinary experience to the subject. Neither comprehensive nor epicurean, these are sensible recipes for real-life eating experiences.”—Library Journal
“No one wants to say goodbye to their favorite childhood meals or family traditions. Luckily, in But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan!, Kristy Turner once again proves that going plant-based doesn’t have to mean going without—armed with a positive attitude, playful wit, and an array of mouthwatering recipes!”
—Angela Liddon, New York Times–bestselling author of The Oh She Glows Cookbook
“With grace and humor, and more than 100 exceptional vegan recipes, Kristy Turner helps people take significant steps toward eating more healthfully, living more mindfully, and creating positive dining experiences for both vegans and non-vegans sitting at the same table.”
—Gene Baur, president and cofounder of Farm Sanctuary, author of Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food
“You won’t believe these traditional family recipes gone vegan: Philly Reubens, Tempeh Sloppy Joe Sliders, Buffalo Cauliflower Wings—and Salted Vanilla Maple Blondies for dessert. It’s a feast for every member of the family. Bring it on!”
—Chef Chloe Coscarelli, author of Chloe’s Kitchen, Chloe’s Vegan Desserts,andChloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen
“An absolute treasure for the whole family—vegan or not!”
—Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, bestselling author of The 30-Day Vegan Challenge
“With more of the witty banter we’ve come to love, Kristy serves up recipes that are friendly to your pantry, traditions, events, family members, and children of all ages! Here are meals that everyone will remember.”
—Richa Hingle, bestselling author of Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen
“A tender, humorous tribute to food as a form of connection, But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! is a family-friendly cookbook and so much more! Ever gentle, welcoming, and wise, Kristy Turner will ease any new vegan's trepidations and she guides all readers through the ins and outs of sharing vegan food with reluctant—or even stubborn—family members. These vibrant, satisfying recipes are proof that plant-based food can occupy a celebrated place on any family’s table.”
—Gena Hamshaw, author of Food52 Vegan
“We all want to make better choices for our health, but what do you do when your own flesh and blood . . . seems to eat only flesh and blood?! Kristy’s back with another great collection of inventive, delicious recipes that’s sure to please even the most veggie-phobic members of your family!”
—Randy Clemens, author of The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook