Vegan Cooking for the Soul offers over 65 vegan recipes that feature vegetarian, dairy-free versions of some of the dishes that my family and I enjoyed when I was growing up. Homemade biscuits, corn pudding, steamed cabbage and fried apples are just some examples of those family favorites that I warmly remember. Natural egg replacersfor baking like chia seed meal and ax meal are used.Tempeh, tofu and jackfruit become the basis for satisfyingmock meat dishes like BBQ, and ‘ricotta cheese’ is made using wholesome raw cashew nuts. You will also nddishes from other traditions like chickpea curry, and some interesting new twists on traditional favorites like sweet potato salad.
Stories that accompany some of the recipes help to paint a picture of our family gatherings, both for everyday andholiday meals with stuffing, fresh greens with chow chow,rutabaga puree, sweet potato pie and string beans.
Each recipe is accompanied by a special Food for Thought which offers some words of wisdom and inspiration for eating consciously. It is hoped that we all will be kind to animals, honor the earth and all creation, and that we will strive to make good dietary choices and pay attention to each morsel of food consumed. Eating with joy and gratitude, and sharing with others will make this world kinder, richer and more peaceful.