“The recipes here are simple and streamlined. Perfect for those days when you just want something plain, simple, and still satisfying. Perfect when you want a recipe that you know is going to turn out the first time.” —Coastal Vegans
From Isa Chandra Moskowitz—the bestselling author of Veganomicon
—comes a plant-based cookbook dedicated to her true love: the home cook. Isa Moskowitz learned to cook from cookbooks, recipe by recipe. And after a few decades of writing her own cookbooks, she knows what the people want: easy-to-follow instructions and accessible ingredients.
Each chapter starts with a fresh mission, and readers will cook their way through pastas, salads, sandwiches, bowls, sautés, sheet-pan suppers, and sweets—more than 125 recipes!—until they are ultimately the Best Cook Imaginable, including:
I Can Cook Vegan
- Lentil Walnut Bolognese
- Pesto Fusilli with Zucchini and Toasted Pine Nuts
- Kale Caesar Salad with Roasted Sprouts
- Classic Lentil Burger
- Grilled Curry Tofu Banh Mi
- Pesto Wild Rice with Fava Beans and Kale
- Sausage and Peppers with Swiss Chard
- Your First Vegan Lasagna
- Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
- And dozens more!
is for cooks of all stripes: The just-born, brand-new cook; the tried-and-true seasoned cook who is tofu-curious; the busy weeknight pantry cook (everyone?!?!); the farmers’ market junkie who looks at all the pretty colors; the reluctant parent to the vegan child; anyone doing vegan for the animals; and for anyone doing vegan for health.
Learn how to make essential staples: White Bean Cram Cheese, Sausage, Homemade Vegan Mayo, Guacamole, Seitan, and more. Each chapter is a building block to becoming a better, more competent cook. The book teaches readers to cook the way someone might learn a new instrument: master a couple of chords, and then start to put them together to form songs.