The Vegan Family Cookbook: Simple, Balanced Cooking for Real Life (Paperback)

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A cookbook and culinary toolkit of more than 100 recipes to get affordable, plant-based family meals on the table—in no time flat.

For many years, Anna Pippus found herself exhausted at the thought of coming up with what to make for dinner every night, until finally she changed how she tackled cooking forever. In The Vegan Family Cookbook, Anna shares the approach she developed to eliminate her mealtime dread: daily cooking themes. Mondays are pasta, Tuesdays are bowls, Wednesdays are one-pot meals, and on Thursdays, it's all about stir-fries.
Anna’s simple yet flavourful recipes have short ingredients lists and streamlined preparations. Kids will love Peanut Butter Banana Waffles and Mac and Cheesy with Broccoli (to name only a few!), while adults and parents will appreciate fuss-free takes on classics, such as Corn Soup with Sneaky Red Lentils, Lighter Kale Pesto Pasta, and Crispy Sweet and Sticky Tofu. The Vegan Family Cookbook is also filled with scrumptious ideas for breakfast, lunch, and snack time, to round out this family-friendly collection.
Anna not only shows us what to cook, but how to cook nutritious and delicious vegan food, too. The Vegan Family Cookbook is filled with foundational cooking building blocks, like how to ensure your vegan dishes include enough flavour and texture and how to make soup without a recipe. She shares her mix-and-match approach to building bowls, complete with her family’s go-to combinations. In everyday life, we need practical, adaptable meals that come together easily. With this book at your side, you'll become a resourceful home cook, confidently feeding your family the best of what nature has to offer every day of the week.

About the Author

ANNA PIPPUS is the voice behind Easy Animal-Free, a popular multi-platform project dedicated to helping people eat more plants. A lifelong food lover and the self-appointed Kitchen Manager in her family, Anna is known for her casual, creative, and realistic approach to healthy and flavourful vegan cooking. Anna holds degrees in law and psychology, having worked as a farmed animal advocacy lawyer in Toronto and Vancouver, and has been named one of Canada’s most influential vegans. She now calls East Van home with her husband and two children.

Praise For…


“In The Vegan Family Cookbook, Anna shows busy families how simple, flavourful, and versatile plant-based cooking can be. Even on days when you don’t have time to do a grocery shop, her easily customizable templates allow you to use what you have on hand to build your own meals. Genius! With The Vegan Family Cookbook in your arsenal, you’ll feel ready to tackle just about any kitchen dilemma!” ANGELA LIDDON, bestselling author of The Oh She Glows Cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day, and Oh She Glows for Dinner

The Vegan Family Cookbook will restore the joy of feeding your family (and your sanity!). Anna’s simple, nourishing recipes are sure to be a hit with your wee ones and these pages will help make you a more confident, relaxed and efficient cook. Whether you’re hoping to add more plant-based meals to your family dinner rotation, or your family is already vegan, there are so many dinnertime wins in these pages.” DESIREE NIELSEN, bestselling author of Eat More Plants

The Vegan Family Cookbook is packed with a bounty of delicious and nutritious vegan recipes that the whole family will love. With Anna as your guide, you’ll learn how to organize an easy weekday plan that will keep your family members coming back for more.” SAM TURNBULL, bestselling author of Fuss-Free Vegan and Fast Easy Cheap Vegan

“My friend Anna constantly blows me away with the effortless and delicious way she feeds her family—finally, she is sharing her brilliant, life-changing secrets with us in this book. Many of her go-to dishes have become mine, too, because they are simply so tasty and so easy to make. Of all the plant-based cookbooks out there, The Vegan Family Cookbook could easily be one of the most useful and practical.” ERIN IRELAND, owner of To Live For Bakery @erinireland

“In The Vegan Family Cookbook, Anna shares her wisdom, savvy cooking tips, and sensational recipes! Even better? She offers it all with such patience and heart, encouraging you to truly 'make friends' with cooking vegan. Turn the pages, meet your new kitchen BFF!” DREENA BURTON, author of Dreena’s Kind Kitchen

“Even for people who absolutely love to cook, there are moments when home cooking becomes a form of kitchen management. The Vegan Family Cookbook is the ultimate plant-based training manual for this position. This resourceful guide is filled with ideas to turn simple core recipes into meals and easy strategies to add more vegetables to your day! Anna’s recipes answer the 'What’s for dinner? question with simplicity, variety, and plenty of flavour.” LAURA WRIGHT, author of The First Mess Cookbook

“Anna is a natural teacher and a wonderful cook. I loved stepping inside her family’s kitchen within the pages of The Vegan Family Cookbook. Not only are these recipes approachable, but they’re delicious and will become instant favourites with each and every member of your family.” TONI OKAMOTO, author of Plant-Based on a Budget and co-author of The Friendly Vegan Cookbook

Product Details
ISBN: 9780147531308
ISBN-10: 0147531306
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Publication Date: October 26th, 2021
Pages: 248
Language: English