Description of the Book from Amazon
It can be tough to put dinner on the table without falling back on packaged, processed foods. But for Melissa King, watching her two young daughters struggle with health issues was tougher. She switched her family to a whole foods, plant-based diet—and it made all the difference.
Today, Melissa is a master at crafting flavor-packed, no-stress recipes that are Easy. Whole. Vegan. (Plus, they’re gluten-free!) Here are her top 100 meals, snacks, desserts, and more—ingeniously organized by need to help busy families find the right one:
QUICK: Make Sweet Potato Pancakes or Avocado & Chickpea Stuffed Cucumbers in 30 minutes or less
EASY: Multitask effortlessly with slow-cooker dishes like Chili Mac & Cheese
MAKE-AHEAD: Prep Lentil Shepherd’s Pie when you do have time, and freeze it for later (Melissa explains exactly how!)
Plus, ENTERTAIN with White Bean & Zucchini Burgers, MAKE IT YUMMY with wholesome condiments like Hidden Veggies Tomato Sauce, and hydrate for health with PICK-ME-UPS like Beet, Orange & Ginger Juice or a Tropical Green Smoothie.
The publisher was kind enough to provide me with a copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own and honest.
If you have read any of my other cookbook reviews you know what I look for in a cookbook. It needs to be colourful, have lots of pictures, be as unprocessed as possible, and easy to made (no fancy ingredients!). Easy. Whole. Vegan. checks all of these boxes and more! The version I received from the publisher has spots that say "picture to come" so I'm guessing there are going to be even more pictures but I am very happy with the pictures that were in the copy I received. The recipes are whole food, plant-based, and gluten free. The book starts off with the basics of ingredients to use, equipment, and other tips. There are so many recipes in this book that you are sure to find something for everyone. They are easy to make, don't have many ingredients, and are surprisingly healthy. There are many that kids will love without even realizing how healthy they are (cinnamon roll muffins anyone?!). I do not use oil when cooking so I loved that very few recipes included oil and there were suggestions on how to cook without it. Overall I can't believe how amazing this book is. It's great for anyone looking for healthy recipes that don't take much time or use any fancy ingredients. Simple and delicious! I REALLY hope the author makes another cookbook in the future.