I used to live by this book years ago As allergies have changed I don t handle the flour or sugar in these recipes as well They are great for vegan families looking for good options for kids. The substitle sums it up Simple, Delectable Recipes for the Everyday Vegan Family.If you are vegan, this is a solid collection of vegan recipes It may be a good introduction to strictly vegan cooking I am vegetarian and try to eat locally, with just a few exceptions rice being one, kalamata olives another , so a vegan cookbook can offer challenges to that principle But what I found least appealing was the layout and design of the book. I got a few recipes that I want to make. I think I prefer her recent cookbook, Eat, Drink and Be Vegan This earlier one seems a little heavy on sweets and baked goods But of course, people who go vegan want to know how they can still enjoy goodies, so I see the appeal There are some good, practical recipes for everyday meals here as well She calls for hemp products quite a lot, which are apparently readily available in Canada, where the author lives I hope they become available here in the U.S They have some very superior nutrition There is a big section in the back of the book on how to feed your vegan infant and toddler Not something I need, but helpful for people who want to make sure their children get proper nutrition without animal products. This book has lots of recipes that seem pretty easy I ve made a few and found them to be tasty I m not a good recipe follower and the things I tried held up to random changes in the plan So far, so tasty. This book has the best recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies I love the adzuki bean cakes w the roasted yellow bell pepper sauce serve it w the red curry miso potatoes and you have a great comfort meal that is nourishing and extremely decadent I liked the following recipes Caramel Pecan Ice Cream Pan Cake excellent Easy Caramel Sauce Veganism The Animal Free Diet Is Here To Stay And Dreena Burton, Author Of The Bestselling The Everyday Vegan, Is Here To Tell You How The Decision To Go Green Doesn T Mean You Have To Sacrifice Nutrition Or Flavor, And In Fact Will Make You And Your Family Feel Healthier And Alive.Dreena And Her Husband Became Parents Three Years Ago, And Their Decision To Raise Their Daughter As A Vegan From Birth Has Made The Need For An Animal Free Diet That Is Fully Nutritional All The Crucial But As Dreena Demonstrates In Vive Le Vegan , There S No Need To Panic There Are Simple Methods And Delectable Ingredients You Can Use That Will Allow You Whether You Re Single Or Have A Family To Become Vegan Without Having To Be A Rocket Scientist And Who Said That Vegan Meals Lack Pizzazz Not When You Can Make Berry Hemp SmoothiesFresh Jicama And Cucumber SlawHearty Roasted Tomato StewCarrot Shitake Spring RollsChipotle Veggie Bean BurritosMorrocan Chickpea PattiesApple Cardomom Cake With Creamy Lemon Maple FrostingThe Recipes In Vive Le VeganAlso Don T Over Rely On The Use Of Soy, Given Recent Concerns About Over Consumption, And Many Feature Whole Grains And Hemp They Re Also Disarmingly Easy To Prepare So It S Time To Give Up Your Qualms About The Vegan Lifestyle And Celebrate Its Vivid Possibilities Vive Le Vegan Dreena Burton Is The Author Of The Everyday Vegan, Now In Its Second Printing She Lives In White Rock, British Columbia, With Her Husband, Paul, And Their Three Year Old Daughter, Charlotte. The best chocolate chip biscuits in existence The lentil sunflower pie is also lovely. My family likes a few recipes.