April 9, 2019
Vegan Goes to College
Cooking space, prep time, ingredient stocking, cost… it can be hard being a vegan in college. The College Vegan Cookbook makes it easy for you to ace your diet―even in the dorms―with simple, healthy, and fresh vegan dishes.
Forget about fake meat. This vegan cookbook features 145 modern, whole food recipes designed with college life in mind. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got a full kitchen or you’re stuck with a hot plate on your dresser, The College Vegan Cookbook will have you preparing affordable vegan meals you’ll love.
The College Vegan Cookbook includes:
- WHOLE FOODS, GREAT TASTES―Create delicious vegan plates using real ingredients―not processed substitutes.
- 145 FAST AND EASY MEALS―Choose from simple and tasty recipes, including Blueberry Oat Muffins, Ramen Noodle Bowls, Barbecue Cauliflower Wings, and Microwave Brownie Mug Cakes.
- VEGAN ON A BUDGET―This vegan cookbook makes your money go further with serving costs for every recipe, plus tips like supplementing your pantry from the cafeteria.
When it comes to great ideas for plant-based meals, The College Vegan Cookbook makes the grade.
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
The College Vegan Cookbook by Heather Nicholds, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, is a great cookbook for students going off to college or new graduates who might be cooking on a budget and are or are becoming vegan.
Nicholds has created recipes that use a few basic ingredients, especially regarding the use of herbs or spices. She also offers suggestions about what kinds of, again, very basic kitchen tools the college vegan will need. Likewise, she offers advice if the student is on a meal plan and what kinds of foods to enjoy.
Among the recipes are the typical smoothies for breakfast, which I typically disdain, but might find myself trying because of the ingredients. Despite the minimal ingredients, I thought many of the recipes sounded very promising, especially the curries, southwestern dishes, and the desserts. Some of the highlights for me were the Banana Bread Rice Pudding (breakfast), Pumpkin Spice Smoothie, Savory Chickpea Omelet Cups, Hot & Sour Tofu Soup, Coconut Curry Soup, Smashed White Bean Sandwich, Toasted Sesame Cabbage Stir-Fry, Deconstructed Lentil Shepherd’s Pie, and Spiced Apple Chia Pudding to name more than just a few. 🙂
All of the recipes have a cost per serving, which might be useful.
After the recipes comes a section on Cooking and Food Prep that I think is a great addition. I’ve recently become aware of how many college-age and older individuals have no idea of how to cook. This section should certainly help with that.
While I don’t usually mind if a cookbook doesn’t have pictures with every dish, this one has very few whatsoever and I know that matters to some people.
All-in-all, I think this is a great book for the college-bound vegan or recent graduate and maybe even for someone who is considering going vegan but wants to do it on a budget.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.