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

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

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

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


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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944648688
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 12/19/2017
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Victoria Moran ( is a vegan of over three decades, an obesity survivor, and the 2016/17 winner of the 'Peta's Sexiest Vegan Over 50.' Listed by VegNews among the Top 10 Living Vegetarian Authors, she's written twelve books, including The Love-Powered Diet, The Good Karma Diet, the international bestseller Creating a Charmed Life, and the iconic Main Street Vegan, whose fans range from Bill Clinton to Ellen Degeneres. Victoria was featured twice on Oprah; she hosts the award-winning Main Street Vegan podcast; and directs Main Street Vegan Academy, the exciting in-person program in NYC that trains and certifies Vegan Lifestyle Coaches and Educators. She is also producer of the upcoming documentary from filmmaker Thomas Wade Jackson, The Compassion Project, introducing veganism to people of faith.

JL Fields is a newspaper writer, magazine columnist, speaker, culinary instructor, lifestyle coach, activist, and radio personality. She is the author of Vegan Pressure Cooking: Delicious Beans, Grains and One-Pot Meals in Minutes and coauthor of Vegan for Her: The Woman's Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet. She is also a brands consultant for a variety of national companies. The blogger of JL Goes has received culinary training at the Natural Gourmet Institute and the Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. She is a Main Street Vegan Academy-certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator and a certified Food for Life instructor with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). She writes and broadcasts from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jane Velez-Mitchell


Chapter 1. It's Really Easy Being Green

Debunking the myths of expensive, complicated, and weird

Chapter 2. Fifty Shades of Vegan

There are lots of ways to eat plants and respect animals—your way is just right

Chapter 3. Good Morning and Great News

There is life after bacon

Chapter 4. The Social Vegan

Omni-pleasing small plates, snacks, and hors d'oeuvres

Chapter 5. Salad Days and Soup for Supper

They're not just starters anymore

Chapter 6. Set It and Forget It

One-pot meals for all

Chapter 7. Main Street Mains

You won't miss the meat

Chapter 8. Chocolate and Other Pleasures

A little of what you fancy does you good

Chapter 9. Vegan Outside the Kitchen

Igniting the kindness revolution

The Main Street Vegan Academy Mission Statement

The Main Street Vegan Academy Reading List

Select Books by Our Faculty and Graduates

Other Titles Referenced in This Book

One Delicious Dozen: Cookbooks We Couldn't Live Without

Meet Your Coaches


About the Authors


What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook is a comprehensive and welcoming guide for going vegan, featuring a collection of delicious recipes and plenty of great tips and tricks to help you along on your plant-based journey."

—Austin Aries, WWE Superstar, Author of Food Fight

"This beautiful book celebrates glorious food and glorious diversity. It's filled with delicious and delightful recipes, plus a wealth of guidance for those who want to live life to its fullest and create a kinder, gentler world."

—Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, author of The 30-Day Vegan Challenge

"The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook is a treasury of delicious recipes and is also filled with really sensible advice on everyday questions. Whether you are new to vegan cuisine or already have years of experience, this is a terrific resource."

—Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC, president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

"This book makes you want to go vegan if for no other reason than because it makes being vegan sound like so darn much fun. Victoria Moran, JL Fields, and the entire Main Street Vegan Academy team have created an informative, intimate, and spirited companion to your vegan adventure. Culinary collaboration at its best."

—Lani Muelrath, author of The Mindful Vegan, The Plant-Based Journey, and Fit Quickies

"With the publication of The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, Viictoria Moran and JL Fields have delivered a wonderful array of recipes and also a passionate look into why the vegan lifestyle is for everyone. As a plant-based chef and author, I applaud the creative approach they have taken to ensure readers have a full understanding of how fulfilling and healthy the vegan way can be."

—Matthew Kenney, chef and author​

"The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook is the world’s best news for anyone who wants to give vegan cooking a try. That’s because it is packed with food, recipes and culinary tips that fit every cooking style and every eating preference. . . . Victoria, JL, and the Vegan Academy coaches have all of your culinary needs covered and will show you just how fun and versatile vegan cooking is."

—Virginia Messina, MPH, RD,, coauthor of Vegan for Life, Vegan for Her, Never Too Late to Go Vegan, and Even Vegans Die

"Victoria Moran is a national treasure in the vegan community—a woman of overflowing heart and mind and spirit. . . . Committed vegans and veg-curious readers alike will find food for thought, and much more, within these pages.”

—Karen Page, two-time James Beard award-winning author of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible and Kitchen Creativity

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