I absolutely loved Kristy Turner’s first book But I Could Never Go Vegan, so I when I found out that she was working on a second book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan is full of over a hundred recipes that are sure please even the pickiest of eaters.
I’m sure well have family members who think vegan food is weird – picky-eater kids who don’t want to eat their veggies, relatives who don’t want to live without traditional family recipes during the holidays, and parents who think that a cookout without meat isn’t worth going to. But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan has recipes that please every one of them, and then some!
Kristy starts the book with some basics, such as what ingredients to have on hand in your vegan pantry, how to cook beans and grains, and what kind equipment is handy to keep in the kitchen. From there she goes into recipes for staples, such as salad dressings, cheese sauces, and bacon crumbles.
With any new cookbook, I almost always start with a mac and cheese recipe. If a book has a good mac and cheese, I know I’m going like it. Kristy’s recipe did not disappoint! The Hidden Veggie Mac & Cheese, was indeed full of hidden veggies, but no one would ever know. It’s a great recipe for sneaking in extra vegetables.
One of Dennis’s favorite meals is vegan huevos rancheros, so I made Kristy’s Tofu Rancherous next. This meal was so easy to make, and it was super tasty. It’s traditionally a breakfast dish, but we like having breakfast for dinner, so we had it on a weeknight, and it came together in just minutes.
The Beer-Marinated Portobello Tacos with Avocado-Corn Salsa were absolutely perfect for Tacos Tuesday, and the Maple-Miso Tempeh Cutlets were a terrific main dish for Sunday super. I’m still thinking about the Ultimate Twice-Baked Potatoes, which were the ultimate in comfort food. The picture I snapped of them was one of my most liked photos on Instagram this year!
But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan is a fantastic book for vegan who shares meals with non-vegans. It’s also a great book for family members of vegans who want to please everyone at the table during family gatherings. This is a great starter book for vegans, too. Even if everyone in your family is already vegan, this book is chock-full of recipes that will make everyone happy!