Who said a vegan diet has to be boring—these healthy and satisfying twists on your favorite junk food let you have the best of both worlds!
Have you committed to a vegan diet, but still find yourself dreaming of those taboo sugary, salty, and fried treats of your past? Don’t panic—your old favorite junk foods may not be as bygone as you think…
Vegan Junk Food, Expanded Edition proves that going vegan doesn’t mean giving up your favorite comfort foods, or sustaining on plain broccoli and tofu every night of the week. With over 200 delicious (and animal-friendly!) twists on your favorite junk foods—from Loaded Nachos to Cheesy Kale Chips—you’ll learn to make savory snacks that will satisfy your lingering cravings. Perfect for parties, snacks-on-the-go, or even late-night treats, these fun and easy recipes will impress friends and family alike—and might even inspire them to follow you on the path to a vegan lifestyle!
Lane Gold is a private vegan chef in her hometown of Los Angeles, specializing in refined vegan comfort food. She was previously head chef and owner of a vegan catering company, producing fun, creative dishes using organic and locally grown produce. She is passionate about feeding the homeless, cooking for friends, chocolate, coastal life, and reading entire books in one sitting.
"These dishes are far from the cholesterol-and-fat-laden paper bag meals delivered through a drive-thru. Author Lane Gold not only veganizes fast-food, she makes it better for your body. The instructions are simple and many recipes get a little help with store-bought ingredients, so it’s almost as fast as grabbing food to go."
"As a health coach, I ... follow a healthy diet myself. However, I’m not down with people using 'healthy' and 'vegan' as synonyms. I went vegan for the animals. I eat healthy food for my well-being. But sometimes, I find myself craving a hearty sandwich, a big bowl of comforting mac and cheese, or a slice cheesecake, and that’s where Vegan Junk Food by Lane Gold comes in. The recipes in Vegan Junk Food are perfect for parties, holidays, or even just regular ol’ weeknights. You’ll find dinner dishes, sandwiches, snacks, and even desserts in Vegan Junk Food. The dishes are easy to make, and they use ingredients that are available in just about any grocery store. It’s a great book for those transitioning to veganism, vegans who are craving comfort food, and cooks trying to please families comprised of both vegans and omnivores."
– Chic Vegan
"Vegan Junk Food proves that going vegan doesn’t mean giving up your favorite comfort foods, or sustaining on plain broccoli and tofu every night of the week. With over 200 delicious (and animal-friendly!) twists on your favorite junk foods."
– Just Short of Crazy
"Until I had a child who was deathly allergic to dairy products, I didn’t attempt to prepare vegan food. Vegan Junk Food helps us allow her to have these treats. There’s everything from rich desserts like Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache to fun snacks like loaded nachos. I’ve found plenty of “everyday” dishes too, like Macaroni and Cheese. If you need or want to eat vegan, this cookbook has delicious recipes that allow you to indulge your cravings without the guilt."
– Simply Southern Mom
"Even meat-eaters will love the vegan recipes … drool-worthy photography. Vegan Portabello Cheesesteak — say what?! Yes, so 'meaty,' so amazing — a great weekend lunch or game day snack."