PETA's Vegan College Cookbook

PETA's Vegan College Cookbook

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Who needs the cafeteria? Make your own easy, delicious, animal-free meals!

Let PETA turn your dorm room or apartment into the campus destination for amazing vegan food! Inside are the 250 simplest, most scrumptious recipes for college vegans on a budget - and the best part is, the most complicated kitchenware you'll ever need is a microwave. With vegan


Who needs the cafeteria? Make your own easy, delicious, animal-free meals!

Let PETA turn your dorm room or apartment into the campus destination for amazing vegan food! Inside are the 250 simplest, most scrumptious recipes for college vegans on a budget - and the best part is, the most complicated kitchenware you'll ever need is a microwave. With vegan recipes collected from PETA's nearly 2 million members, we've got all the best insider info:

  • Vegan alternatives to meaty, eggy, and milky stuff
  • How to stock your kitchen/mini-fridge
  • How to made meat-free sandwiches, salads, soups and stews
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes
  • The best drinks, dips, sauces, and dressings
  • Unbelievable vegan dessert recipes
  • Spotlight sections on the staples we love: peanut butter, potatoes and Ramen

Featuring a forward from PETA president Ingrid E. Newkirk, this is the essential college cookbook for every vegetarian or vegan on a budget.


"PETA's Vegan College Cookbook makes me want to go back to school and earn a degree in yum."

Hunter Burgan, AFI and Hunter Revenge

"I live on a tour bus so if it can't be made in the microwave or eaten right from the refrigerator or pantry, then I don't eat it. PETA's Vegan College Cookbook is perfect for me and my lifestyle."

Kellie Pickler, country music star and former American Idol contestant

A lifelong vegetarian saves around:

760 chickens

5 cows

20 pigs

29 sheep

46 turkeys

15 ducks

7 rabbits and half a ton of fish.

Editorial Reviews

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"College just became a little bit easier with PETA's Vegan College Cookbook" - VegNews blog

"will give any real-world, on-the-go student or young professional great recipe ideas to stay vegan and well-fed even when they don't have time to think." - DC Vegan

" I'm pretty anti-cookbook because I feel most recipes are way too complicated and expensive, but this cookbook certainly debunks that theory. In fact, most of the recipes have about 5 or less ingredients and every recipe looks super quick, super easy, and super cheap!" - Eating Consciously

"I think the "spotlights" are great. They give a bunch of fun ideas to jazz up cheap ingredients. I know a lot of people that lived on ramen when we were in school! I bet they would have loved some healthier and tastier options." - Say Yes To Salad

"If you are in college and vegan, this is the cookbook to buy! If you're not in college and not vegan, but just looking for an easier way to eat healthy and perhaps don't know how, this cookbook gives you a ton of simple, fast, and healthy recipes." - Carrots n Cake

"I think this would be great for college students who are looking for healthy alternatives to crap college food. Lets face it, most college students have trouble making Ramen (no offense to some of you out there who CAN cook). I think this book has some great meal ideas that are quick, healthy, and VEGAN." - Run, Live and Enjoy

"This book will give you some insight and motivation to keeping your diet vegan while staying up late, being around party people, and by being under the gun of deadlines." - Hello Veggie

"I realized that this cookbook was actually completely perfect for this time of my life. No, I'm not living in a dorm with limited space and cooking utensils, but I am definitely short on time." - Vegan Strong

" is encouraging cooking and sticking true to oneself and beliefs — especially as the ultimate visitor in a processed food, meat lovers world." - Vegan Visitor

"this book is great for the college vegan and beyond. it's informative, and written in a fun and inviting way. there is nothing intimidating - i thumbed through the book and felt totally comfortable with tackling any of the recipes." - Miss V''s Vegan Cookbook

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Excerpt from Part One: What You Need to Know

In the Beginning, There Was the Microwave

You may be wondering why we didn't just make a vegan cookbook that requires a, you know, stove. Well, we know you're busy. After spending hours on end cramming Shakespeare into your head, we're positive that the last thing you want to do is stand in front of a hot stove stirring sauce or waiting for a pot of water to boil. And c'mon—a microwave is so much more accessible than a stove. Microwave in the student union or your dorm room? Check.Stovetop? Not so much.

Microwaved vegan food. Yum! Okay, we're not totally naïve here—we know this probably conjures up an image of a bowl of nuked, wilted kale or some other oh-so-healthy (but possibly gag-inducing) green food. However, at PETA we're all about breaking stereotypes, so we've created a cookbook dedicated to vegan food that doesn't require a stove and tastes delicious.

College is supposed to be the time in your life when you're really figuring out how to fend for yourself. You're already trying to figure out physics and how to get out of going to your 8 a.m., so who has time to learn how to flambé or frappé? Did you know you can actually make pasta without a pot or pancakes without a pan? Well, believe it, buddy. We can teach you all you need to know to make simple, effortless meals. You'll have plenty of time later on in life to make friends with your stove.

We're betting you've been there—nuking package after package of ramen. Opening the freezer with your fingers crossed, hoping there's a frozen burrito lurking behind the ice tray. Or gagging down some pizza, trying your hardest not to dwell on the fact that mold makes interesting shapes in a week—anything to put off actually spending time and effort cooking a meal. That's where we come in.

Why didn't we make a cookbook that's just like every other one out there? Because we love being the black sheep, the lone wolf, the creep in the back corner. Okay, maybe not that last one, but you get the idea.

We dare to be different, and we bet you are itchin' to do the same.

Heads Up

So we know you are old enough and smart enough to know how to work a microwave safely, but we still worry! Please humor us and keep the following in mind when using a microwave:

  • Take extreme caution when removing containers of hot food and boiling water from the microwave to avoid spills and burns. Burns don't feel so hot. (Get it?)
  • Although most plastic containers are microwave-safe, please double check before putting one in the microwave. When in doubt, use a container that is clearly marked "Microwave Safe" or "Microwaveable."
  • Of course, no metal objects in the microwave! You know you don't want to be that guy—the person in your dorm or apartment that catches the only working microwave on fire.

Also, FYI, all of these recipes were tested in 700-watt microwaves and heated on the HIGH setting unless otherwise mentioned in the recipe. Cooking times may vary depending on altitude and microwave.

OK , that should cover all of the boring, lecture-y stuff. On to the fun part!


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PETA's Vegan College Cookbook 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
JanaHI More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book because it promised "easy recipes" but the "recipes" are way too easy. It's more of an assembly book (type of: make spaghetti, put sauce and a vegan hot dog on it). I was very disappointed because it is not a really cookbook but more of a guide on how to combine certain foods to make a meal (something that really does not have to be written in a book; e.g. spread peanut butter on bread). The book is also designed for microwaves only.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The recipes are easy to follow, and most have just a few simple ingredients. Trying to find healthy, quick, meatless recipes has been a challenge, but this book is full of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not vegan but the recipes in this book are so cheap and easy(plus tasty!). Would recommend this to anyone. Don't let the PETA name scare you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ideas are pretty good but all of the foods are so unhealthy that I wouldn't want to eat them anyway
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Monica Mabalot More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It has great ideas!!
SummerAllie More than 1 year ago
Oh this cookbook is amazing! I can make delicious food in a matter of minutes, which is awesome because I work full time and have a full college schedule with max credits, so time is a luxury, and especially being vegan, it's not like I can just waltz into any fast food joint for something to eat, so there were times I would just go without eating, but now I don't have to, I can make these recipes quickly, they fill me up and most of all I cannot stress enough how yummy and cheap these recipes are! I recommend this book to EVERYONE vegan or not!
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Jennifer Spors More than 1 year ago
This book is easy to follow and has lots of easy reciepes. This is a great book for new vegans.
princess165 More than 1 year ago
I am a current college student who's vegan and this book is great! When I only have a few minutes in between classes for lunch, I know I can turn to this cookbook, whip something up and still make it to class on time. Additionally, my meat-eating friends all love it--it gives them an easy reference on what vegan food is and how to make it. This is a definite must-have for any college student or for anyone who knows a vegan but isn't sure what to make them. Love this book!
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0 stars if I could do it. PETA sucks and I wish they would burn in firey flames. Never read the book and never bought it, but if it's from PETA, it sucks like the devil coming into your room.