Deciding to eat vegan food can impact your entire life. I programmed my mind for 25 years to take pleasure in cheese, meat, chocolate and cream.
It was my choice to change my lifestyle, but that does not mean that I can instantly edit my cravings. And luckily with this book, I do not have to.
Lucy Watson “Feed Me Vegan” was not what I had in mind at first. I am impartial to her persona on the TV series Made in Chelsea; however I imagined an actual chef to be prescribing my dishes.
Look beyond her as a person, because this vegan recipe book has been my food savior. Lucy wanted “to smash any negative misconceptions about vegan diets” and show “how diverse and delicious vegan food can be”.
Picture pizza, macaroni and cheese, burgers, cheesecakes and banoffee pie; this is my full review to the recipe book that helps me eat vegan.
There is a good selection of breakfasts, quick meals, satisfying feasts, desserts and snacks. Expect to see many comfort favourites from lasagne, shepherd’s pie and spaghetti bolognaise.
I am a huge fan of her curries. I have cooked tikka masala, vegetable korma and sweet potato and kale curry routinely.
The ingredients are mostly products that you can purchase from any supermarket. This is a major plus for me as sometimes vegan meals contain items which are expensive and can merely be sourced from health food stores.
Skill level required
I call myself an amateur cook and I am used to preparing food for others. That does not mean that you will see me on the Bake Off or MasterChef anytime soon.
I prefer a no-nonsense approach which “Feed Me Vegan” presents. The steps are basic and written for a beginner in the kitchen to easily follow.
There is no cooking terminology to comprehend.
Again, straight-forward and simple; majority of recipes take from 30 minutes to 1 hour in total. With the curries and stir-fry for example, once you cut your vegetables and add everything to the pan, you can relax and allow your dinner to cook.
Prep-time is super quick which makes it perfect for people who do not want to slave over a hot stove.
The banana bread took no more than 10 minutes.
This book is of course tailored to vegans. Nevertheless, it also makes for a wonderful addition to every kitchen that wants to opt for less animal product or increase plant-based ideas.
What impresses me is the emphasis on healthy eating. So much included, uses legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. In most lunches and dinners, there is at least one huge quantity of vegetable needed.
I am eating far more natural ingredients than ever before.
Room for improvement
If I had to write a negative; I would rather see extra meals and less sides and snacks. I struggled with setting my banoffee pie and jam doughnuts and found on a couple of the dessert recipes, the instructions could have been more detailed and precise.
This is not the world’s healthiest vegan cookbook. Rather, this is a vegan cookbook which provides healthy options for indulging in your cravings. The recipes are filling, satisfying and from what I have made, delicious. If you are looking for easy and tasty vegan options, give this book a try.
My additional point is to mention that the serving sizes are spot-on. When it says that it serves 2 – it serves 2. When it says 6 – it makes 6. It is frustrating when some online recipes declare a portion amount that is incorrect.
Feed Me Vegan is half price on Amazon for £8.99 and I highly recommend it.
I purchased this book on my own accord and it is not sponsored. I am part of the Amazon affiliate program and would receive a small contribution if you purchased through my link.