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When someone goes vegan on Park Avenue or Beverly Drive, they have a private chef and a personal assistant to do the troubleshooting. When we make the shift on Main Street, we could use some help, too. For nearly six years, acclaimed author, speaker, podcaster, and Main Street Vegan Academy director, Victoria Moran, has trained individuals to become vegan lifestyle coaches When someone goes vegan on Park Avenue or Beverly Drive, they have a private chef and a personal assistant to do the troubleshooting. When we make the shift on Main Street, we could use some help, too. For nearly six years, acclaimed author, speaker, podcaster, and Main Street Vegan Academy director, Victoria Moran, has trained individuals to become vegan lifestyle coaches and educators. Now, Victoria has teamed up with one her Academy alums turned faculty member, cookbook author, culinary instructor, and radio host, JL Fields, to bring that very same coaching to you. In The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, Victoria and JL, along with over a hundred certified vegan lifestyle coaches, join you in the kitchen as you discover more than 100 of their favorite plant-sourced recipes. Whether you're new to the diet or a seasoned plant-based eater, vegan or just veg-curious, their tips, tricks, shortcuts, and strategies will transform your cooking, your eating, and your life. Inside, you'll find wholesome, delectable, and accessible recipes like: PB&J Sammie Smoothie Sweet Red Chili Potato Skins Pepperoni Pizza Puffs Avocado-Cucumber Soup Cranberry-Kale Pilaf Crisp Mocha Peanut Butter Bars Anchored in compassion, The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook is more than a cookbook; it's a complete guide to going vegan, from FAQs, troubleshooting, and menu plans to inspiration and innovations for navigating the culinary, nutritional, and social landscape of plant-based eating. Embrace a healthier, more compassionate you, with Victoria, JL, and the rest of the Main Street Vegan Academy coaches by your side.


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When someone goes vegan on Park Avenue or Beverly Drive, they have a private chef and a personal assistant to do the troubleshooting. When we make the shift on Main Street, we could use some help, too. For nearly six years, acclaimed author, speaker, podcaster, and Main Street Vegan Academy director, Victoria Moran, has trained individuals to become vegan lifestyle coaches When someone goes vegan on Park Avenue or Beverly Drive, they have a private chef and a personal assistant to do the troubleshooting. When we make the shift on Main Street, we could use some help, too. For nearly six years, acclaimed author, speaker, podcaster, and Main Street Vegan Academy director, Victoria Moran, has trained individuals to become vegan lifestyle coaches and educators. Now, Victoria has teamed up with one her Academy alums turned faculty member, cookbook author, culinary instructor, and radio host, JL Fields, to bring that very same coaching to you. In The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, Victoria and JL, along with over a hundred certified vegan lifestyle coaches, join you in the kitchen as you discover more than 100 of their favorite plant-sourced recipes. Whether you're new to the diet or a seasoned plant-based eater, vegan or just veg-curious, their tips, tricks, shortcuts, and strategies will transform your cooking, your eating, and your life. Inside, you'll find wholesome, delectable, and accessible recipes like: PB&J Sammie Smoothie Sweet Red Chili Potato Skins Pepperoni Pizza Puffs Avocado-Cucumber Soup Cranberry-Kale Pilaf Crisp Mocha Peanut Butter Bars Anchored in compassion, The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook is more than a cookbook; it's a complete guide to going vegan, from FAQs, troubleshooting, and menu plans to inspiration and innovations for navigating the culinary, nutritional, and social landscape of plant-based eating. Embrace a healthier, more compassionate you, with Victoria, JL, and the rest of the Main Street Vegan Academy coaches by your side.

30 review for The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook: Over 100 Plant-Sourced Recipes Plus Practical Tips for the Healthiest, Most Compassionate You

  1. 5 out of 5

    PorshaJo

    I'm a big fan of Victoria Moran's book Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World so when I saw this one on NetGalley, I immediately requested it. I'm a certified (some might say certifiable) cookbook junkie and I get so many out each week from the library. And if it's a vegan book, I'll grab it and read it cover to cover over and over. And perhaps that is why I just found this one OK for me. For years now I've been reading so muc I'm a big fan of Victoria Moran's book Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World so when I saw this one on NetGalley, I immediately requested it. I'm a certified (some might say certifiable) cookbook junkie and I get so many out each week from the library. And if it's a vegan book, I'll grab it and read it cover to cover over and over. And perhaps that is why I just found this one OK for me. For years now I've been reading so much on this subject that sometimes I feel when I read new books on this subject, it's just nothing new for me. With this one, it's a bunch of 'vegan lifestyle' coaches helping you navigate being vegan, exploring the options, or just being interested in adopting a plant-based lifestyle. There are lots of tips in the book. Recipes are contributed by many different people and for me, they were also just OK. I don't care to cook or use processed vegan items. Nothing jumped out at me that I would want to make. Again, perhaps I have just read so many cookbooks, I'm getting harder to please. Overall, a good book for someone who is new to plant based eating and really wants to learn shortcuts, or substitutions, or tips on getting a healthy meal on the table quickly. Thanks to NetGalley for an advance copy of this one.

  2. 5 out of 5

    debbicat

    Well..I loved it! All of it! I also listen to Victoria's podcast and enjoy it quite a lot. Another big YES and green light for me was that Emily Deschanel (Bones) and Dr. Neal Barnard wrote short reviews for praise at the beginning of the book. Some of my favorite people! I have seen some mixed reviews. I think it is up to the individual. I have been plant based for a year now. I did transition to a vegan diet for animal cruelty reasons. I have no problem with that being a primary reason why any Well..I loved it! All of it! I also listen to Victoria's podcast and enjoy it quite a lot. Another big YES and green light for me was that Emily Deschanel (Bones) and Dr. Neal Barnard wrote short reviews for praise at the beginning of the book. Some of my favorite people! I have seen some mixed reviews. I think it is up to the individual. I have been plant based for a year now. I did transition to a vegan diet for animal cruelty reasons. I have no problem with that being a primary reason why anyone or any cookbook would provide me with an education on how to go or be vegan. This does feel like it is a good source for anyone thinking or or just transitioning to a plant based diet. I am in agreement that a plant based diet is the healthiest one on the planet, absolutely one you can thrive on. I have experienced that myself. I used to eat a lot of vegan processed and junk food. My health got way better once I gave up a lot of the processed foods. I do have them still from time to time. But with cookbooks like this and many others available now....one does not need processed foods to enjoy eating. Vegan cooking has come a long way and is easy and affordable! I especially like the one pot meals chapter (chapter 6). And we get to have chocolate (ch.8 Chocolate and other pleasures...A little of what you fancy does you good) Oh yea! One of my favorite chapters was ch. 9. Vegan Outside the Kitchen..Igniting the kindness revolution. That is right where I wanna be at this time in my life. I am thrilled to have this book in my library. I feel very grateful to NetGalley and the publisher for an opportunity to have read this in exchange for a review. I highly recommend it. Not only does it have many scrumptious recipes, but lots of info for living an ethical vegan life. It's a great go to source for me these days...and right on my kindle. It's funny. Yesterday I was sitting at the vet in the waiting room. A nice gentleman was speaking to me about a quote in this book. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -Gandhi. Of course I could determine that he was referring to dogs and cats by the conversation we were having. I did not feel the need to add that it is my belief that this quote also applies to all animals. There was not time and our dogs were sick. But, I do love that Victoria included this particular quote in the forward. It is one I have referenced long before I understood it to be about farm animals and the animals on our plates.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    They weren’t kidding when the title of this book noted the “practical tips” included in this cookbook! The Main Street Vegan Academy was filled with tips from vegan lifestyle coaches, and as a vegetarian who eats vegan meals occasionally, there were helpful things to learn. I also LOVED the colorful and appetizing pictures of the recipes. I bookmarked a few things to make, and there were definitely some new ideas I plan to incorporate. A couple things that I wasn’t as fond of — many recipes incl They weren’t kidding when the title of this book noted the “practical tips” included in this cookbook! The Main Street Vegan Academy was filled with tips from vegan lifestyle coaches, and as a vegetarian who eats vegan meals occasionally, there were helpful things to learn. I also LOVED the colorful and appetizing pictures of the recipes. I bookmarked a few things to make, and there were definitely some new ideas I plan to incorporate. A couple things that I wasn’t as fond of — many recipes included vegan milks, cheeses, and faux meats, and I don’t eat these things, so I was trying to figure out substitutes. Also, several (though not all) recipes included a lengthy ingredient list. I would love to see another cookbook done in this style, but without the processed foods and more simple recipes included because I think it would be incredible! Thank you to Victoria Moran, J.L. Fields, BenBella Publishing, and Netgalley for the complimentary copy to review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Peacegal

    Veganism is a compassionate choice, not a cruel punishment. It’s not about what you can’t have but what you choose to participate in and what you choose to avoid. This cheery, bright book is both a fun cookbook and the most helpful vegan buddy you could imagine. Aimed at curious omnivores who may be pondering this vegan thing they’ve been hearing about, it has enough even-keeled advice and yummy-looking recipes to keep longtime herbivores satisfied, too. I’m looking forward to trying some of thes Veganism is a compassionate choice, not a cruel punishment. It’s not about what you can’t have but what you choose to participate in and what you choose to avoid. This cheery, bright book is both a fun cookbook and the most helpful vegan buddy you could imagine. Aimed at curious omnivores who may be pondering this vegan thing they’ve been hearing about, it has enough even-keeled advice and yummy-looking recipes to keep longtime herbivores satisfied, too. I’m looking forward to trying some of these recipes, which are wonderfully varied—there’s something for every taste here. I am intrigued by the breaded, roasted red pepper cutlets—I’ve never seen peppers prepared that way before. The Academy Cookbook distills the authors’ earlier work, MAIN STREET VEGAN, into little bite-size pieces—which is good, because this plays in with how people process information today. MSV didn’t do too well at my library—it didn’t check out enough and it ended up being weeded, but it is my hope that the different presentation of the info, along with the appealing photos, will mean this one has more success on the shelves. Step one to living in a more compassionate manner is being more mindful of what we consume. Most people eat animals without a second thought to how those animals lived and died. It’s just one meal to you, but it was all and everything to that being, notes the text. Other well-hidden industries are explored too, including ones that vegans may unknowingly be supporting, like slavery chocolate—so this information will be helpful to everyone reading the book. There’s a section that longtime as well as prospective vegans should play close attention to: Veganism isn’t an exclusive club! Just as there are all kinds of people, there are all kinds of vegans. Vegans attacking each other for not supporting the “correct” path to ending cruelty and vegans being nasty to omnivores isn’t cool. Nobody wants to join a movement full of unpleasant people. With words of wisdom that will be especially helpful to omnis in the audience, the authors write, All of us evolve over time and hardly realize we’re doing it. Which is absolutely true. No one has been eating and living the exact same way their entire life. Taste preferences shift, life situations change, health issues may have to be accommodated. Start replacing animal products in your favorite recipes or try vegan options when dining out—your tastes can evolve to be more plant-based, too. While being vegan in an omni world can have a few inconveniences, it’s not nearly as challenging as other things many people find worth doing. How many parents have told me their opinion that being vegan is just “too hard?” Certainly making bean burritos or buying a carton of soymilk isn’t as difficult as raising a child! And finally, there’s another reminder for vegans to check our language. Nobody eats “fake” food. Using words like “fake sausage” vs. “real sausage” isn’t going to win over any skeptical omnis to trying more vegan foods. “Veggie pepperoni,” “cow’s milk,” and “vegan cheese” are all correct and descriptive words, “real” and “fake” are not.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    I’m always hopeful when I see a vegan cook book as I eat about 90% vegan. I wish I could say it was because I cared about animal cruelty or the impact to our environment, but it’s primarily because I think meat is one of the largest cancer causes out there. Four primary reasons why I wouldn’t buy this for myself or a friend. 1) wayyyyy too many “coach corners”. 2) I do not like soy or “faux” meat products as they have chemicals you can’t even pronounce. 3) Many of the recipes were not practical I’m always hopeful when I see a vegan cook book as I eat about 90% vegan. I wish I could say it was because I cared about animal cruelty or the impact to our environment, but it’s primarily because I think meat is one of the largest cancer causes out there. Four primary reasons why I wouldn’t buy this for myself or a friend. 1) wayyyyy too many “coach corners”. 2) I do not like soy or “faux” meat products as they have chemicals you can’t even pronounce. 3) Many of the recipes were not practical and would be time consuming 4) enough with the smoothie recipes - the world could exist without yet another smoothie recipe. I received this ARC from netgalley.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - When someone goes vegan on Park Avenue or Beverly Drive, they have a private chef and a personal assistant to do the troubleshooting. When we make the shift on Main Street, we could use some help, too. For nearly six years, acclaimed author, speaker, podcaster, and Main Street Vegan Academy director, Victoria Moran, has trained individuals to become vegan lifestyle coaches I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - When someone goes vegan on Park Avenue or Beverly Drive, they have a private chef and a personal assistant to do the troubleshooting. When we make the shift on Main Street, we could use some help, too. For nearly six years, acclaimed author, speaker, podcaster, and Main Street Vegan Academy director, Victoria Moran, has trained individuals to become vegan lifestyle coaches and educators. Now, Victoria has teamed up with one her Academy alums turned faculty member, cookbook author, culinary instructor, and radio host, JL Fields, to bring that very same coaching to you. In The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, Victoria and JL, along with over a hundred certified vegan lifestyle coaches, join you in the kitchen as you navigate more than 100 of their favorite plant-sourced recipes. Whether you're new to the diet or a seasoned plant-based eater, vegan or just veg-curious, their tips, tricks, shortcuts, and strategies will transform your cooking, your eating, and your life. Inside, you'll find wholesome, delectable, and accessible recipes. The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook is more than a cookbook; it's a complete guide to going vegan, from FAQs, troubleshooting, and menu plans to inspiration and innovations for navigating the culinary, nutritional, and social landscape of plant-based eating. Lifestyle coaches? Well, I guess that they are ... better ... than life coaches? (Don't get me started on the latter!) There is a LOT of advice at the beginning of the book that may or may not be believed depending on your mindset and personal opinions - these show up along the way after recipes as well. In fact, I got sick of the "coaching corners" being all over the place ... give me recipes as this is a cookbook! There are a few recipes that I plan on making but I cannot honestly say that anyone in my family would eat the vegan mac and cheese, ever. I will give it a solid two stars for effort as I really didn't learn anything new nor did I like being preached at in a very judgemental way for my love of cheese that comes from a cow!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Critterbee❇

    This is a charming, colorful cookbook and beginner's guide to becoming a vegan. The book begins with twenty-five pages of myth-dispelling and encouragement. Recipes are suitable for any skill level, and there is a convenient 'one pot cooking' section. There are also guidelines for easier travelling, and tips on sustainable vegan clothes selection and care, and information on cosmetics testing and ingredients. Also, there is a chapter on entertaining and introducing friends to vegan cuisine, comp This is a charming, colorful cookbook and beginner's guide to becoming a vegan. The book begins with twenty-five pages of myth-dispelling and encouragement. Recipes are suitable for any skill level, and there is a convenient 'one pot cooking' section. There are also guidelines for easier travelling, and tips on sustainable vegan clothes selection and care, and information on cosmetics testing and ingredients. Also, there is a chapter on entertaining and introducing friends to vegan cuisine, complete with recipes that would appeal to omnivores. Due to the playful font of recipe titles, pink 'coaching corner' advice, and tips sprinkled frequently throughout, this seems to be aimed at the newly vegan teen. The recipes are on-trend, and they optimize flavour, which is great when people are trying vegan food for the first time. I especially liked that the sweet section was titled 'Chocolate and other pleasures,' and the very complicated recipe for vegan 'buttah.' Cute! This would be a great gift for any young person looking to try a vegan lifestyle. The extensive bibliography and resource list is valuable for those who wish to explore further after reading this book. Loved it! *eARC Netgalley*

  8. 4 out of 5

    Merry Love

    Wow... I did not think I could dislike a cookbook this much, but alas, here I am. I eat vegan, and have been for awhile. I own a number of great books on both vegan philosophy and vegan cookbooks. This was not one of them. The first portion of the book is the philosophy section. I loved that they included a section about the many reasons people start eating vegan at the beginning of a cookbook. It sounded like a great idea. I lot of vegan books I see are one or the other, but most books about any Wow... I did not think I could dislike a cookbook this much, but alas, here I am. I eat vegan, and have been for awhile. I own a number of great books on both vegan philosophy and vegan cookbooks. This was not one of them. The first portion of the book is the philosophy section. I loved that they included a section about the many reasons people start eating vegan at the beginning of a cookbook. It sounded like a great idea. I lot of vegan books I see are one or the other, but most books about any other diet or lifestyle change include both.. Unfortunately, it wasn't what I had hoped. Sure there was a small section on each of the various reasons people go vegan, but the entire section was very STRONGLY leaning towards animal rights. It was littered with not so subtle comments about how people should be vegan to save animals and give them better treatment. Along with this section, there is also another one at the end about how you shouldn't use beeswax, wool, etc. This nonobjective viewpoint was a poor choice for a cookbook. Cookbooks are about food and eating, and ONLY ABOUT 50% or so of vegans eat this way because they care about animal rights and livestock being butchered for food. That's almost half the audience for this book that is vegan for other reasons, like personal health and the environment. While I doubt it was intentional, the first third of the book felt like the author was shaming me for being a "bad vegan", or maybe not even a "true vegan" at all, because I don't love chickens and cows as much as she does. That didn't really put in the best frame of mind to continue the book. But, with that aside, I decided to look at the recipes as if they were a book by themselves. I was still kind of disappointed. It wasn't that the recipes were bad; not at all! It was just that almost all of the recipes fell into 2 categories: too simple or too complex. Some of the recipes were for things that are easy to make vegan without a recipe; just sub plant-based milk or a flax egg in the old recipe. So, these were kind of a moot point. I think it would have been better if it had a section explaining this, and listed some common recipes that are easy to sub out with vegan ingredients. The other recipes were very complex, with tons of steps and ingredients. I work 40 hrs a week like most people. Over the top recipes are NOT my norm. These were the kinds of things I'd never bother to make unless it was for a special dinner party or holiday dinner. They were just too complex and time consuming to bother with during a regular week. Overall, I did not like this book and wouldn't recommend it, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few audiences it is suited for. If you are an animal loving vegan, you might like this book. If you a well grounded vegan cook already and looking for some more complex recipes, this book might be for you. If you do not fall into those two categories, there are so many other great books that fill the needs that this book lacks.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ali Lauren

    **I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review** This cookbook has a lot of really great things going on. For the most part, all of the recipes are created with easy to access/find ingredients. There is nothing more frustrating than reading through a vegan cookbook and not being able to find all of the ingredients for most of the recipes, so this is a huge plus for this book. This book also begins with a large section introducing the reader to veganism and dispe **I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review** This cookbook has a lot of really great things going on. For the most part, all of the recipes are created with easy to access/find ingredients. There is nothing more frustrating than reading through a vegan cookbook and not being able to find all of the ingredients for most of the recipes, so this is a huge plus for this book. This book also begins with a large section introducing the reader to veganism and dispelling myths about eating a vegan diet. This information is presented in more of a 'do your best' voice than a 'preaching' voice which I feel will make it more inviting to a larger audience and easier to approach for vegans and non-vegans alike. This book also has a really unique feature they've titled 'Coaching Corner' with different tips and tricks throughout the book and alongside recipes. It's a great feature and it adds a lot to the overall value of the book. On a bit more of a negative side, I really wish that there were more photos included through the book. I'm a visual person and love cookbooks to be filled with photos. Also, for many of the breakfast recipes, pre-made/processed sausages are recommended. I'm just not really one for all of the processed vegan 'fake' meat. And, I'm sure the printed version of this doesn't have this issue, but the formatting of my ipad/kindle version of this book is a bit 'off' things don't quite line up and indentations and some of the numbers don't seem to fall where they're supposed to. Overall though, I think this would be a great addition to any kitchen!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Stansel

    I've eaten plant based for many years. This cookbook starts with a long section on what it is to be vegan, why people decide to eat this way and the myths around a plant based diet. Overall, this might be good for the very beginner, but anyone else will probably skip along. It also, I worry, would push away folks who are not vegan but are looking to incorporate more vegetable and vegan meals into their routine. The recipes are simple to follow and the ingredients in general are ones you can find I've eaten plant based for many years. This cookbook starts with a long section on what it is to be vegan, why people decide to eat this way and the myths around a plant based diet. Overall, this might be good for the very beginner, but anyone else will probably skip along. It also, I worry, would push away folks who are not vegan but are looking to incorporate more vegetable and vegan meals into their routine. The recipes are simple to follow and the ingredients in general are ones you can find at your grocery store. As I looked through though, not much stood out in terms of unique recipes. I found one, the Bobotie, which I am excited to makes as it is a dish I have had before but not made. Otherwise, it is the typical dishes. There are "coaching" notes throughout with explanations that again would be helpful for the newest vegan. Full disclosure - I received the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

    This is a really great cookbook. It felt like it was geared for a beginning vegan and had great explanations about the vegan lifestyle as well as information about the new foods lots of new vegan's will encounter - especially grains and butter. The recipes were mostly very straightforward and simple, some with ideas on how to prepare ahead. There were a lot of vegan cheeses and meats in the recipes, so if that's not your thing be prepared to make some substitutions. Also really helpful were the This is a really great cookbook. It felt like it was geared for a beginning vegan and had great explanations about the vegan lifestyle as well as information about the new foods lots of new vegan's will encounter - especially grains and butter. The recipes were mostly very straightforward and simple, some with ideas on how to prepare ahead. There were a lot of vegan cheeses and meats in the recipes, so if that's not your thing be prepared to make some substitutions. Also really helpful were the call out boxes called "Coaching Corner" which provided helpful hints and facts about the food in the recipes. The only downfalls I saw were there weren't as many pictures as I wanted and I wanted more detailed information on tofu. I was provided an reader copy by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    "The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook" is a book about anti-animal-exploitation motivated veganism. While the authors were aware that not everyone becomes vegan for that reason, this theme came up throughout the book. The last chapter even talked about choosing vegan clothing, furniture, and such. The first part of the book explained how eating vegan doesn't have to be difficult, expensive, etc. The recipes were contributed by many different people, so they varied from health-conscious to comfo "The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook" is a book about anti-animal-exploitation motivated veganism. While the authors were aware that not everyone becomes vegan for that reason, this theme came up throughout the book. The last chapter even talked about choosing vegan clothing, furniture, and such. The first part of the book explained how eating vegan doesn't have to be difficult, expensive, etc. The recipes were contributed by many different people, so they varied from health-conscious to comfort food minus the animal products. This also meant that certain types of food got mentioned multiple times, like 4 different recipes for lasagna. The recipes served from as few as 2 people all the way up to 14 people. Many times, the recipes called for store-bought vegan "cheese," "butter," "meat," or egg replacer. Perhaps this was to make the recipes less complicated or sound more familiar to meat eaters. Tofu and other soy products showed up fairly frequently. Substitutes were suggested if the recipe called for known allergens. The recipes covered breakfast, snacks, soups and salads, one pot meals (slow cooker, multi-cooker), supper, and desert. There weren't many pictures of the finished foods. I didn't realize until now how influenced I am by pictures to convince me that a recipe will look and taste good. The book seemed aimed at people who are easing into cooking vegan or those curious about vegan snacks and meals. I'd hoped for more health-focused recipes and tips on the unique challenges of cooking vegan (in the sense of being able to make your own recipes). I received a free ebook review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    I had never heard of this author before, but I decided to review the book anyways because I always enjoy discovering new plant-based cookbooks. Unfortunately, I did not like this cookbook at all. I did not enjoy the "Coach Corners" sections and felt there were far too many. The ones I did read were not very helpful, but rather pushy and preachy. I found only four recipes that I might consider making, as most of the other recipes call for oil or faux meat or cheese products which I do not use. Als I had never heard of this author before, but I decided to review the book anyways because I always enjoy discovering new plant-based cookbooks. Unfortunately, I did not like this cookbook at all. I did not enjoy the "Coach Corners" sections and felt there were far too many. The ones I did read were not very helpful, but rather pushy and preachy. I found only four recipes that I might consider making, as most of the other recipes call for oil or faux meat or cheese products which I do not use. Also, I feel many recipes are too time consuming for anyone wanting to cook dinner quickly after work. *Disclaimer: I received a physical copy of this book from the publisher, BenBella Books. However, all opinions are my own.*

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jennie Rosenblum

    I am a partial Vegan - about 60% of the time and would consider more. I had hoped that this book would help me increase that percentage. It did not. The message here is a lot of pushing of the theme of eating Vegan because of animal exploitation rather than health. The constant Coaching Corners felt more like preaching than helpful hints. I found maybe two recipes I would consider making but a lot had products, I do not what to eat, that are overly processed and marketed as "fake" meat. Many of I am a partial Vegan - about 60% of the time and would consider more. I had hoped that this book would help me increase that percentage. It did not. The message here is a lot of pushing of the theme of eating Vegan because of animal exploitation rather than health. The constant Coaching Corners felt more like preaching than helpful hints. I found maybe two recipes I would consider making but a lot had products, I do not what to eat, that are overly processed and marketed as "fake" meat. Many of the recipes appeared too time consuming for anyone trying to put dinner on the table after work. Also - way too many smoothie recipes - I like to eat my food not drink it.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    Would rate 2.7 stars. Okay overall, the book has a great message, I'm a cookbook shopaholic and this had some alright recipes. (view spoiler)[..Now unfortunately for the negative, the majority of the recipes are ridiciously expressive to make or even get all the ingrediants for. The breakfast section required buying vegan sausages, tempeh and a host of other ingrediants that are not at all cheap in Aus. The recipes didn't inspire me at all to get off the couch and cook. I had the overall feeling o Would rate 2.7 stars. Okay overall, the book has a great message, I'm a cookbook shopaholic and this had some alright recipes. (view spoiler)[..Now unfortunately for the negative, the majority of the recipes are ridiciously expressive to make or even get all the ingrediants for. The breakfast section required buying vegan sausages, tempeh and a host of other ingrediants that are not at all cheap in Aus. The recipes didn't inspire me at all to get off the couch and cook. I had the overall feeling of being underwhelmed by this book I am really sorry to say. (hide spoiler)]

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tanya Vought

    Loved the colorful cover on this book! It's what captured my attention along with just becoming Vegan in Oct 2017. That being said.... this is a colorful vegan cookbook filled with many wonderful recipes! I can't wait to try some of these and hope my family loves them! *Recv'd a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Julie Witte

    I received this through GoodReads First Reads. First impression? fantastic color photos! easy to follow instructions, lots of great tips! I am not a vegan, but there are many recipes that I will actually make in this book! Pick this one up today, you will thank me.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    This cookbooks was put together VERY well. I love how it started out answering all of the questions people might have as they are transitioning to a vegan diet. Very smart.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Williams

    I am always looking for great new Vegan cookbooks. This is one I will purchase.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lo Rguez

    This books is awesome, full of tips and amazing recipes.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Dani Zoeller

    This cookbook contains an abundance of information for vegans who are just starting out as well as some ideas for seasoned vegans. Not only are there some delicious recipes in this cookbook, but it also goes into a lot of information about what it means to be vegan as well as combating common myths about being vegan. I should mention, however, that I was disappointed with the number of pictures in this cookbook. Perhaps I have been spoiled with my cookbook choices, but I find myself preferring co This cookbook contains an abundance of information for vegans who are just starting out as well as some ideas for seasoned vegans. Not only are there some delicious recipes in this cookbook, but it also goes into a lot of information about what it means to be vegan as well as combating common myths about being vegan. I should mention, however, that I was disappointed with the number of pictures in this cookbook. Perhaps I have been spoiled with my cookbook choices, but I find myself preferring cookbooks with many, many pictures - a feast for the eyes, if you will. I also found the organization of the ebook to be very clunky, appearing a little unorganized.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Anita Ojeda

    The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook is not just a cookbook--it's a handbook on the vegan lifestyle and way of life. The recipes (from a variety of cooks, chefs, and authors) range from the complex to the simple. Eating vegan shouldn't require an advanced cooking or nutrition degree, and there are plenty of recipes for the beginner. More experienced cooks will enjoy the complex recipes.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Aimee

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jane Dugger

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cameron Hayden

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lara Willingham

  27. 4 out of 5

    Karen Sherwood

  28. 4 out of 5

    Al

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mary

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