I have been reading up a storm lately!

I’ve been reading cookbooks, books on nutrition, and even a little bit of fiction! I just got Vegan Cooking for Carnivores by Roberto Martin from the library-he is Ellen & Portia’s chef and even though I haven’t made anything from it yet, a lot of recipes look good, especially the homemade ravioli, the faux pho, and the chocolate chip magic bars.  Awhile back I took out My Father’s Daughter by Gwyneth Paltrow and there are a lot of vegan recipes-the oatmeal raisin cookies and kale fried rice are excellent!  Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s 30 Day Vegan Challenge is very informative, especially if you’re first starting out eating vegan.  I’ve also been rereading The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone and The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn.  There are some great recipes in those as well as a lot of  vegan nutrition information.  Alicia’s Hearty Pinto Bean Stew is one of my staples (I serve it with Gwyneth’s kale fried rice!) and Rip’s Jane’s Jammin’ Burritos are delicious.  And if you have kids, Karen Le Billon’s French Kids Eat Everything might make you want to move to Paris!

-Abby

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