Author: America's Test Kitchen
Plant-based cooking is more diverse than ever--and so are people's reasons for wanting to eat this way. Our modern approach to eating well without meat lets you choose whether you want to eat entirely vegan or mostly vegan (with options to add dairy and eggs). The Complete Book of Plant-Based Cooking gives you everything you need to reimagine your plate and cook delicious, vegetable-centric meals. ATK's plant-based eating strategy is easy, satisfying, and budget-friendly. And it's global--cuisines around the world are chock-full of boldly flavored, naturally vegan dishes. Taking our inspiration from them, our recipes showcase vegetables, fruits, beans and grains, and vegan (and vegetarian) protein sources--including plant-based beef. The 400 recipes are vegan but flexible, so the Rancheros with Avocado are equally flavorful made with tofu or eggs, the Farro Salad with Cucumber, Yogurt, and Mint is delicious whether made with plant-based or dairy yogurt, and the Cranberry-Apple Crisp is irresistible whether you use coconut oil or butter. There's also room at this table for both vegan and vegetarian renditions of classics, so Almost Hands-Free Fennel Risotto (made creamy with miso instead of cheese) can share space with a version that is enriched with Parmesan. The Complete Book of Plant-Based Cooking is also filled with ingenious- yet-practical kitchen-tested tips and techniques. Learn how to rethink how you use vegetables (blend cauliflower or corn into a silky sauce for pasta, use beets to transform a burger from the "vegan option" into the best option); how to boost flavor using pantry items like spice blends, dried mushrooms, and miso; and more. A thorough opening section dives deep into the details of modern plant-based eating, addressing shopping and storage strategies, the plethora of plant-based meat and dairy options on the market, and nutritional needs and how to meet them.