Lunch was SO satisfying today! I think the keys to a satisfying lunch are:
- Lots of high-fiber, low-calorie parts (fruits and veggies)
- Whole grains and protein
- Something to CRUNCH
- Something warm
- Something cold
- Something I can eat with my hands
- Something sweet to end it with
This lunch fulfilled all my requirements in a delicious way!
I stuck a veggie burger on a whole wheat English Muffin… but the burger was a bit too large for the muffin! 🙂
Plus, cucumbers and a carrot:
And a bowl of grapes:
And a date for dessert. 🙂
The publishers of the new PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook sent me an advanced copy of the book to read and review.
This is my second vegan cookbook (the first is Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan). My problem with ED&BV is that the recipes are way too complicated and require all these strange-sounding ingredients that I’ve never heard of. As a result, I think I’ve made 1 thing from ED&BV.
Now, PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook intended audience is clearly college students who do not have access to an oven and are cooking on their own for the first time. As a result, the recipes and ingredients are very simplistic.
In fact, most of the recipes are almost TOO simple. A recipe for a PB and Banana Sammie?! Seriously? (There’s also a recipe for a bagel with vegan cream cheese and jelly… I kid you not.)
However, the book does have some strong points, like a list of suggested vegan items to stock your college kitchen with:
I saw about 10 recipes (out of the 275) that struck me as interesting and potential yummy, including one for Fake Blondies.
Plus, it’s filled with fun vegetarian/vegan facts!
In conclusion…. if you’re looking for a simple cookbook to give a recent high school graduate who is interesting in maintaining a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle while at college, this book would be an excellent choice. If you’re looking for a vegan cookbook that is a bit more challenging, PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook is not the book you need.
What’s your favorite cookbook?