Get your whole family excited about eating healthy!In my fifth book I show you how a whole foods, plant-based diet can be easy, delicious, and healthy for your entire family. In it I shared 100 whole-food, vegan recipes—tested and approved by my own children. With tips for handling challenges that come with every age and stage—from toddler to teen years —Plant-Powered Families is a perfect reference for parents raising “weegans” or families looking to transition to a vegan diet. Plant-Powered Families also includes nutritionist-approved references for dietary concerns that will ensure a smooth and successful transition for your own plant-powered family!
Let Them Eat Vegan, Dreena’s most recent published cookbook (May 2012), is already in its second printing. Read what people are saying about these recipes – and add your own review.
Soon after Vive was published, I had my second baby (yep, there’s a pattern here)! During my cookbook ‘break’ I was asked for more and more wheat-free and gluten-free recipes, especially baked goods. In eat, drink & be vegan, my third cookbook, I delivered (recipes that is, not the baby)! Eat, drink & be vegan is a celebratory book, with scrumptious dips and nibblers, entrees, and desserts. There’s even an entire chapter devoted solely to hummus (it’s deserving of at least a chapter, if not a whole book). With its combination of wheat-free recipes, wholesome recipes with exciting taste twists (think: Thai Chick-un Pizza, Chipotle Lime Two-Bean Hummus, Chocolate Pumpkin Pie), and some slick food photos, eat, drink & be vegan has become a vegan hit and my most popular book to date. That is, until the arrival of…
With the ‘birth’ of my first book came the birth of my first baby. A whole new food journey began as I had this wee baby completely dependent on me – to properly nourish that little growing body! No pressure, right?! I began to utilize a wider range of plant foods, like different grains and beans, and also found ways to cook and bake more quickly. And, I knew other new moms would be in a similar situation, wondering how to feed their babes and also how to create wholesome meals and snacks for growing children. Vive le Vegan! was ‘born’, and became known for its healthy baked goods and easy (but tasty) family-fare. Vive also includes and entire section for feeding vegan babies and toddlers! It begins with a food introduction schedule, from 6 months to 24 months, and then I give food preparation tips and examples for each of those feeding stages. Even if you don’t have children, you’ll find some favorites in Vive le Vegan! – like my Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies, which have become my signature cookie and one of the best-loved vegan cookie recipes ever!
The Everyday Vegan was my first cookbook. I had been vegan for several years, but it was my father-in-law’s heart attack that inspired me to write. The cardiologist assigned to my father-in-law had been discussing treatments and recovery. My husband’s parents wanted long-lasting improvements and change, rather than undergo invasive medical procedures for a short-term fix. They knew lifestyle change was necessary to reverse the course of this heart disease. The cardiologist was vegetarian, and recommended Dr. Dean Ornish’s program for preventing and reversing heart disease. When the cardiologist strongly advised a low-fat plant-based diet, my husband’s parents looked at us and said “what are we going to eat?!!”. Vegan cookbooks and resources were scarce at that time. I had recipes in my pocket, and set out to share them. Roughly two years later, The Everyday Vegan brought a collection of low-fat recipes using ‘everyday’ ingredients.