Virgin Vegan: The Meatless Guide to Pleasing Your Palate

Virgin Vegan: The Meatless Guide to Pleasing Your Palate

by Linda Long

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Overview

Despite its long history, veganism is still considered unusual by many in this carnivore world of ours. But, in the United States alone, there are 3 million plus vegans and the ranks are growing, especially in the under thirty crowd. Becoming vegan requires learning a whole new way of eating and thinking about food, and Linda Long’s handy guide educates you on planning meals, understanding new ingredients, products, and brand names, and knowing protein and vitamin needs among so many other topics, including tips on simple adoptions like six ways to use a veggie burger. She also offers a host of tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and parties - several from some of the top vegan chefs in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423625179
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Linda Long has had a lifelong relationship with the food industry, starting as a waitress and short order cook at the age of twelve in her parents' truck stop in Pennsylvania. A home economist who taught high school foods in the early part of her career, and spending a decade in the resort hotel business, Linda has been a committed vegan for thirty years. Her love affair with all things vegan and her natural instincts for promotion and marketing, make her the ideal person to prepare a compendium of gourmet vegan fare.

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Consider this. Start the transition to plant-based foods with familiar options like a veggie burger. They are way more versatile than you think. They can be casual quick on-a-bun or dressed up for fancy family fare. I made the Salisbury Steak for Christmas dinner. Really! See here, and think of more ways!


SIX WAYS TO USE A VEGGIE BURGER Homemade or purchased


If purchased, I prefer brands of Morningstar Vegan Grillers, Ives, Lightlife, and Gardein, but try many and see which you prefer.


• Be sure that the ingredient list is actually vegan, no cheese or egg whites.


Or, mix your own bean, grain, nut, or other burger recipe and establish your own personal burger. Start a family burger!


1. Bacon BBQ Cheeseburger Serves 2

Burgers............................... 2 bought or homemade

Hamburger Buns............... 2 whole grain (Ezekiel 4:9 brand is great)

Vegan Cheese..................... 2 slices (Follow Your Heart brand)

Onion................................. 2 slices

Vegan Bacon....................... 2 strips, cut in half (Fakin’ Bacon or Lightlife Bacon Strips brands)

BBQ Sauce......................... ½ cup, bought, or a fave homemade


How to make: Heat burgers in a medium hot skillet with a small spray of oil. Top each with a slice of cheese and cover until slightly melted. Warm or toast buns in a toaster oven or skillet. Assemble and add a green salad

Table of Contents

Key Ingredient Products..........7

Protein Needs..................................13

Calcium Needs...............................15

B12 Needs...........................................17

Sugar Needs.......................................19

Fat Needs.............................................21

Six Ways to Use a Veggie Burger...............................25

Uses for Kale ...................................31

Anatomy of Soup.........................37

Anatomy of a Salad....................43

The Wonderful World of Salad Dressings........................51

Quinoa, Quinoa!..........................55

What to do with Squashes..................................61

Versatile Tempeh..........................65

Tofu Uses.............................................70

Super Food Sweet Potato......77

Pasta..........................................................81

Fruits In All Ways........................91

Preparing Vegetables.................95

Breakfasts.............................................99

Snacks..................................................109

Sandwiches, Lunch Box.....117

Spreads and Dips......................129

Dinner Party.................................133

Desserts.............................................137

Drinks.................................................141

Meal Plan Guide.......................146

Sources................................................152

Index.....................................................156

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