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The Contented Vegan
The Contented Vegan: Recipes and Philosophy from a Family Kitchen by Peggy Brusseau

'The Contented Vegan is more than a cookbook. This is a practical guide to positive change to benefit future generations – and you'll truly enjoy the tasty dishes' Jane Goodall PhD, DBE

How to lead a happy, healthy vegan lifestyle

The Contented Vegan is your essential guide to transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, combining delicious recipes with practical, inspirational and reassuring advice on making the switch.

Food writer Peggy Brusseau has been a vegan for over thirty years, and is often asked for guidance by people considering changing their diet. How do I get enough protein? How can I eat a plant-based diet when my partner doesn't want to? Is it safe for kids?

In this book she answers all these questions and more, as well as providing over 100 simple, tasty recipes to inspire you in the kitchen, from breakfasts and snacks, through to easy midweek suppers and celebration feasts.

Beautifully photographed throughout, The Contented Vegan provides all the information you need to become a happy, healthy, contented vegan.

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31 Dec 2020 * 272pp * £6.99 * 9781838934705
'I highly recommend The Contented Vegan. It's more than a cookbook. Peggy carefully explains how we humans must grow into a new relationship with our food and our planet – both for our own health and for the health and welfare of our fellow inhabitants, and the recipes are amazing! In other words, this is a practical guide to positive change to benefit future generations – and you'll truly enjoy the tasty dishes'
Jane Goodall PhD, DBE, Founder the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace.
'An essential cookbook for January and beyond'
A great kitchen companion... Peggy Brusseau shares over 100 simple, tasty recipes to feed you and your family, along with practical and reassuring advice on vegan eating, accompanied by beautiful photographs to inspire you'
People's Friend
'Warning: the mouth-wateringly delicious meals stylishly presented and gorgeously photographed in this book will not make you feel better. Not immediately. If you're like me, they will make you ravenously hungry! And keen to hit the kitchen. Fortunately, the very simple instructions will help you quickly solve this problem, even if your cooking skills are as basic as my own. You will then feel better, and the longer you follow this book, the better you will feel. In her engaging, informative style, Peggy Brusseau explains why. She explores the nutritional benefits of the vegan diet, which is now taking the world by storm. You'll even learn why it's also better for your children, and potentially, for your pets. As a veterinarian, I was pleased to see pets included. And as a super busy person, I was also pleased to see the time indications given, to prepare each recipe. Whether as a stylish gift for a food-focused friend, or for personal use, I highly recommend this easy-to-read and enjoyable text'
Professor Andrew Knight, Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
'If you are considering shifting to a plant-based diet, The Contented Vegan will give you both the 'Why?' and the 'How?' of becoming a vegan, and the recipes should make you a very contented one'
Peter Singer, AC; Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics; Princeton University Center for Human Values
'A fabulous introduction to the plant-based lifestyle! The Contented Vegan includes everything you need to know but didn't know where to ask. Peggy has raised her family entirely on a vegan diet and shares the practical and tasty recipes that have kept them well for more than thirty years. She knows what she's talking about. And she gets you thinking: calmly introducing the environmental, ethical and human health issues that have now reached global crisis point but which can be mitigated by adopting a plant-based diet. If you are moving toward a plant-based diet (and I hope you are), this is the book for you'
William J. Ripple, PhD; Richardson Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Ecology; Director, Alliance of World Scientists; Oregon State University
'There are so many reasons to shift to a vegan diet, so who better to guide you than Peggy, who has been vegan for 30 years. The book outlines the profound benefits of adopting a vegan diet for planetary health and the non-human animals we share this planet with. The good news is that a healthy whole food vegan diet is one of the healthiest choices we can make for our own health and the health of our families. A healthy vegan diet can help prevent and manage some of our most common chronic diseases. At the same time it is a hugely tasty and enjoyable way of eating. Peggy busts some common myths, taking the worry away and making your transition to a vegan diet easy, healthy and sustainable'
Dr Shireen Kassam, Consultant Haematologist and Lifestyle Medicine Physician, Founder and Director of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK
Peggy Brusseau
Peggy Brusseau
Peggy Brusseau is a food writer, cook and committed vegan. She has written or co-written 24 books on cookery and nutrition. Originally from Minneapolis, USA, she is now based in London where she lives with her husband and two sons.
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