ISBN: 9781936740840
eISBN: 9781936740970

Veganish: The Omnivore's Guide to Plant-Based Cooking

by Mielle Chénier-Cowan Rose, John Robbins

Tens of thousands of people have put down their knives in favor of a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss or to control blood pressure and cholesterol. Many people got exactly what they were looking for, along with a few surprises, such as loss of bone density and dental issues. Mielle Chenier-Cowan Rose has experienced much the same in her journey as a vegan chef raising her child vegan. This utterly unique “vegan +” cookbook offers over 100 easy-to-make vegan recipes and many basic methods and cooking techniques, as well as advanced options. A trained chef, Mielle Chenier-Cowan Rose also offers sage advice about food and nutrition, along with her personal story about transitioning from a 20-year long vegetarian diet to eating some animal-based foods. Chenier-Cowan Rose has dedicated herself to making sure vegan and vegetarian folks are aware of vital and important information about the vegan diet, including the nutritional elements that are essential to good health, especially for families and children. Veganish is necessary reading for anybody considering this lifestyle and a must-have for veggie families with children.

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About the author Mielle Chénier-Cowan Rose

MIELLE CHÉNIER-COWAN ROSE has been a vegan chef and advocate for natural living for over 15 years. She studied healing foods and culinary nutrition at Bauman College and has worked with some of the most prominent vegetarian restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the raw food restaurant phenomenon Cafe Gratitude. Readers of her culinary writing can almost taste the uncommon reverence she has for her ingredients, for cooking,...

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"Veganish is the perfect guide for meat-eaters who want to cook for vegetarian or vegan friends, or for those who want to ease into a plant-based lifestyle themselves. The book offers a variety of sauces, dressings, soups, veggie dishes and desserts that can be thrown together with minimal time and effort, and very few exotic ingredients. Veganism doesn’t have to be difficult."
—San Francisco Book Review

“There is plenty of bad news these days, but the good news is that there is most definitely a food awakening taking place, and Veganish has arrived at just the right time to lend a hand. If you want your life to be a statement of compassion, if you care about the planet and the life it holds, if you want to live a long, vibrant and healthy life, there is probably no step you can take more powerful than eating a healthy plant strong diet.” 
—John Robbins, author Diet For A New America, The Food Revolution, and other best-sellers

"Veganish is filled with creative ideas for healthy and delicious food. Mielle has a sensuous and utterly non-dogmatic approach to food, and her recipes are clearly written, with many great variations, both vegan and omnivorous. This is a great book for anyone looking for inspiration in the kitchen, to prepare food that is both supportive of good health and a joy to eat."
—Sandor Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation

"Veganish offers gentle advice for vegans and those considering that diet."
—Publishers Weekly

"Mielle Rose has put forth a cookbook that is brimming with thoughtful reflections on personal decisions and her commitment to a cleaner approach to shopping, cooking and eating. The recipes bounce with life and the end product is perfectly in balance, both gastronomically and spiritually."
—Ric Orlando, author of We Want Clean Food and two-time Food Network Chopped Champion

"Mielle is committed to truth not fads. Like many of you I have found that a vegan diet is not always the healthiest way to go and I am appalled by the brutality and unconsciousness of factory farming. Mielle has found the middle road—the road of heart and health—we do become what we eat. If we purchase food that was raised with love, prepared with love and eaten with love—well, we become loving awareness!"
—Michael Stone, Host of KVMR's Conversations

"Inspirational and informative. I love that Mielle leaves so much room (and permission) to improvise and to use what is on hand. A good recipe in my opinion is an out line that leaves the reader inspired to riff ... or not!!! Enjoy, I know you will."
—Orchid aka Richard Slayen, Private chef, caterer and cookbook author

"Veganish is more than just a cookbook. It’s an open invitation to listen to your body’s real needs and make healthy eating choices that go beyond labels. Mielle is magnificently authentic as she integrates both resourceful recipes and self-awareness.
—Tiziana Alipo Tamborra, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Co-Author of Sweet Gratitude

“Mielle Cowan’s book Veganish is a well-rounded and informative narrative of deliciousness. This approachable take on omnivorous cuisine will appeal to any eater. A great book for anyone wishing to elevate their diet and create in the kitchen. The recipes are comprehensive and easy to use. I love this book!”
—Chandra Gilbert, Executive Chef of popular Los Angeles restaurant Gracias Madre

"Mielle has been a member of the Cafe Gratitude community since we opened our first restaurant in the SF Mission. Her inspired take on vegan foods and natural living have been a huge contribution to our company and community, and now the same advice that she has offered to her friends, family, and coworkers over the past 15 years is yours to take home this holiday season.

Paging through this book, one can taste the uncommon reverence that she has for her ingredients, for cooking, and for everyone that her work touches. Over 100 vegan recipes accompany invaluable instructional material on knife skills, ingredient selection & preparation, and cooking techniques."
—Cafe Gratitude

"Whether you’re a vegetarian who 'sneaks in' animal-based foods occasionally or a diehard omnivore who wants to incorporate more veggies in your diet, this is the book for you. Rose wrestled with the
issue of animal-based products because of family health issues. She eventually reached a compromise she could live with and is now sharing her light-hearted approach to mostly vegan living. The book is honest, direct, and full of useful information about healthy eating in the real
world. Best of all, there are over 100 easy vegan recipes (many with with omnivorous variations) to add excitement to healthy vegetable dishes."
—Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight

"This book is definitely something I wish I had had while transitioning into a plant-based diet from a standard American diet. It covers literally every aspect of plant-based cooking, both nutritionally and culinarily. It basically helps you transition with no fears, worries or temptations. It covers any and every type of recipe you may be craving, and will help you prove to yourself, and the world, that living this lifestyle is not only easy, but it is enjoyable and such a beautiful way to live."
—Jasmine Briones, author of Sweet Simple Vegan blog 


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