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Main Street Vegan

Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World
Moran, Victoria, 1950- (Paperback - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Main Street Vegan
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Hollywood celebrities are doing it. Corporate moguls are doing it. But what about those of us living in the real world--and on a real budget?Author and holistic health practitioner Victoria Moran started eating only plants nearly thirty years ago, raised her daughter, Adair, vegan from birth, and maintains a sixty-pound weight loss. In Main Street Vegan, Moran offers a complete guide to making this dietary and lifestyle shift with an emphasis on practical 'baby steps,' proving that you don't have to have a personal chef or lifestyle coach on speed dial to experience the physical and spiritual benefits of being a vegan. This book provides practical advice and inspiration for everyone--from Main Street to Wall Street, and everywhere between.'Finally, a book that isn't preaching to the vegan choir, but to the people in the pews--and the ones who can't fit in those pews. This is a book for the Main Street majority who aren't vegans. Once you read this, you'll know it's possible to get healthy and enjoy doing it--even if you live in Paramus or Peoria.' Michael Moore'Yet another divine gift from Victoria Moran. Main Street Vegan covers it all--inspiration, information, and out of this world recipes. This book is a gem.' Rory Freedman, co-author Skinny Bitch'Main Street Vegan is exactly the guide you need to make changing the menu effortless. Victoria Moran covers every aspect of plant-based eating and cruelty-free living, with everything you need to make healthy changes stick.'Neal Barnard, M.D., president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and New York Times bestselling author of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart'A great book for anyone who's curious about veganism. It shows that not all vegans are weirdos like me.' Moby
Authors: Moran, Victoria, 1950-
Title: Main Street vegan
everything you need to know to eat healthfully and live compassionately in the real world
Published: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2012.
Characteristics: 381 p. ;,24 cm.
Contents: Decide that you can do this
Recipe: My mom's wacky cake
Start where you are
Recipe: Lentil-spud burgers
Retire from dieting
Recipe: Grandma's lasagna (raw)
Propel yourself with plant protein
Recipe: 3-bean and quinoa salad
Recast the entrée
Recipe: Neat loaf
Find out what other vegans eat
Recipe: Baked chee spaghetti casserole
Amaze your doctor
Recipes: Oh-so-good mashed potatoes and easy mushroom gravy
Save your money as well as your life
Recipe: Cheapish chili
Take a bird's-eye view
Recipe: Veggie-edamame pot pies
Know the beings behind bacon and burgers
Recipe: Classic quiche
Let fish off the hook
Recipe: Mock tuna salad
Outgrow your need for milk
Recipe: Uptown pizza
Get your calcium where the cow got hers
Recipe: Gena Hamshaw's collard wraps
Thrive with the five fitness food groups
Recipe: Casablanca couscous
Go green
Recipe: Corpus Christi cornbread
Go greens
Recipe: All hail the kale salad
Go the whole way with whole foods
Recipe: Back-to-basics grains- brown rice and millet
Veganize your kitchen
Recipe: Scrambled tofu
Supplement with vitamin B12 (and maybe a few other nutrients)
Recipe: House dressing
Move your body, manage your stress, and poison yourself less
Recipe: ALT, the BLT alternative
Dine out
Recipe: Savory stuffed mushrooms (from the candle café)
And cook out
Recipes: Spicy coconut lime grilling sauce, Asian peanut glaze, and all-American fat-free marinade
Wake up and smell the breakfast
Recipe: Nick's holiday pancakes
Joyfully juice
Recipe: Kris Carr's "make juice, not war" green juice
Have a drink if you want one
Recipes: Adair's no-place-like-home chocolate martini, and at-the-bar choco-hazelnut martini
Eat soy and wheat- or skip one or both of them
Recipe: Peanut butter "minus" cookies
Rethink macho
Recipe: Working man stew
Replace cruel cosmetics and household cleaners
Recipe: Chef John's spa smoothie
Choose fashion with compassion
Recipe: Catwalk cobbler
Bring the kids along
Recipe: Krispy kale chips
Walk the walk
Recipe: Mock chicken noodle soup
Don't sweat the small stuff- at least not in public
Recipe: Better fruit gel-oh
Invite people over
Recipe: Hot "cheesy" vegetable dip
Win friends and influence omnivores
Recipe: cool dilly tofu dip (or dressing)
Love the people who wish you'd just eat some meat
Recipe: pumpkin pie
Travel tastefully
Recipe: chickpea curry
Engage in a little activism
Recipe: chocolate chip cookies
Grow older better
Recipe: shangri-la soup
Engage your spirit
Recipe: seitan stroganoff
Go the distance
Recipe: chocolate mousse.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Moran, Adair
ISBN: 9781585429332
1585429333
Branch Call Number: 641.5636 MOR
Statement of Responsibility: Victoria Moran, with Adair Moran
Subject Headings: Vegan cooking. Vegetarianism Moral and ethical aspects. Animal welfare Moral and ethical aspects.
Genre/Form: Cookbooks.
Topical Term: Vegan cooking.
Vegetarianism
Animal welfare
LCCN: 2012001350
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Aug 29, 2013
  • read27 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I got past the jacket "HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES ARE DOING IT. CORPORATE MOGULS ARE DOING IT. BUT WHAT ABOUT HOSE OF US LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD - AND ON A REAL BUDGET?"

But couldn't get past the second paragraph of the Introduction: "Unfortunately, most people don't have movie stars on speed dial to consult when they're contemplating a vegan lifestyle...."

Blech!

Mar 18, 2013
  • huiying237 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book with tantalizing recipes and palatable anecdotes of a journey.

Aug 02, 2012
  • HereHere rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This would be helpful for someone just transitioning to veganism, including what to do if your doctor disagrees (most will be impressed, these days), dating, some good recipes such as mashed potatoes (no photos, not a single one), and advice about what foods contain animal ingredients. However, she promotes kosher marshmallows, which locally are made with fish gelatin, so do your own fact checking. It has got everything vegan for dummies would have, just in a less tacky format.

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