NAKED FOOD BOOK CLUB REVIEW
Book Title: But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan!
Author: Kristy Turner
Publisher / Release Date: The Experiment, November 10, 2016
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WHAT IS NEW:
The chapters in But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! are as whimsical and tongue-in-cheek as the book title. Instead of the usual Breakfast, Soup, Salad, Entrée, and Dessert divisions, the book has devil’s advocate-inspired titles like, “The in-laws will just add this to their list of things to hate about me” and “My sister thinks vegan baking is something only hippies do”. Other sections deal with game day, date night, summer BBQs, and bridal showers. While it might be daunting to some to have to flip through the whole book to see all the soup recipes, others might enjoy this eccentric, event-based approach.
WHAT IS AUTHENTIC:
Turner anticipates the objections to vegan food and handles them deftly with her humorous, saucy style. A good variety of recipes are included: some quick and easy, while there are others requiring a bit more time and skill.
WHAT IS KIND:
Turner is the author of But I Could Never Go Vegan! and her blog, Keepin’ it Kind. But once upon a time she was a professional fromagier (cheese seller), who often thought SHE could never go vegan. Now here she is with tips to ease your family into a plant-based diet. However, she adds a dose of reality: “If you try to make your family go vegan, you’re going to encounter more resistance than you can handle.”
WHAT IS ENLIGHTENED:
Turner understands that not all vegan food is suitable for all vegans; therefore, each recipe has icons by the title to indicate whether it is also gluten-free, nut-free, or soy-free. There is also an indicator for those recipes that will require a bit more time (“plan ahead”).
IS THIS BOOK FOR YOU?
While all of the recipes in this book are vegan, some do contain small amounts of added oil (hence the loss of one star in the rating). But for the most part, these are nutritious, whole-food, fun recipes that your entire family will enjoy.