Mayim’s Vegan Table: More than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours by Mayim Bialik Download (read online) free eBook .pdf.epub.kindle

Mayim's Vegan Table: More than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours

Many of us know the struggles and challenges of raising our children to be healthy eaters when the outside world presents all sorts of conflicting messages. Mayim Bialik has teamed up with Dr. Jay Gordon to help parents face those challenges head on. Interested in providing nutritious, delicious meals for your kids? Take their advice. Because, believe it or not, your child
Lisa Vegan

Nov 09, 2013

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it was amazing

Recommends it for:
all vegans, families with children, Jews; Kathryn/Lee/Chandra/book club members with kids

This is a book I’d like to own. I found quite a few enticing recipes and it’s a book I’d use. I expect to borrow it from the library multiple times.

There is some useful information included, though I didn’t make too much note of the nutritional advice as I have trusted sources for that, though the hints & suggestions regarding kids overall seemed as though they could be helpful.

I was surprised at how much sugar there was in some of the savory dishes and there was way too much white flour for

There is some useful information included, though I didn’t make too much note of the nutritional advice as I have trusted sources for that, though the hints & suggestions regarding kids overall seemed as though they could be helpful.

I was surprised at how much sugar there was in some of the savory dishes and there was way too much white flour for my tastes, but substitutions would be easy, and the way the recipes are written perhaps for some kids they’d be more appealing, though some kids would like healthier tweaks too.

I love the many veganized Jewish and Jewish holiday themed recipes. Yum. There are many other sources (cookbooks, websites, magazine articles, etc.) for these kinds of recipes, but these versions do look delicious and not too hard to make.

Recipes I’m especially eager to make/eat, with a couple tweaks here and there, and I admit I had to avoid the temptation to photocopy pages, are, in general order of interest: Matzoh Ball Soup, Latkes, Root Vegetable Latkes, Quinoa Burgers, Mac N Cheez, Baked Ziti, Winter Vegetable Risotto, Creamy Enchilada Casserole, Creamed Corn Bread, Vegetable and Tofu Curry, Thai Pasta, Udon with Edamame and Peanut Sauce, and these desserts, some of which would be fun to make WITH kids, also in a general order of interest: Halloween Candy Bark, Candy Cane Winter Bark, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies, Cocoa Brownies, Hamantaschen, Rugelach, Chocolate Fudge Cake, No Fail Vanilla Cake.

These are my tastes. There are many more recipes in various categories but hopefully this will give a bit of information about the types of recipes. There are also pizzas and several customize/make your own type dishes. There aren’t photos for every recipe and the photos included are in the center of the book, but they’re glossy color and make the food look scrumptious.

4 ½ stars
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Victoria Colotta

Jan 17, 2014

rated it
really liked it

I my search for healthy living cookbooks, there are a lot that have to deal with vegan cooking. Though I am not completely willing to give up on my dairy, meat, and fish, I am willing to keep an open mind.

I recently read an article by Bialik on Kveller.com that was introducing her cookbook. The article was back in October 2013, but there was a quote that stood out to me. It made me realize that this cookbook might be a good starter book for me to enter the world of official vegan cooking.

She wri

I recently read an article by Bialik on Kveller.com that was introducing her cookbook. The article was back in October 2013, but there was a quote that stood out to me. It made me realize that this cookbook might be a good starter book for me to enter the world of official vegan cooking.

She writes … “The goal of this book was to not use a ton of fake “meat” or fake “cheese.” The goal was to share actual recipes I actually make as an actual mom. The goal was to share recipes that are not expensive and don’t require weird ingredients from supermarkets that make you wonder if you should get a second and third job so that you can continue to shop there. The goal of this book was to not be a pretentious celebrity mom, but to show you the things I really make and eat which my kids and friends really eat.” (from Exclusive Sneak Peek of My New Cookbook Mayim’s Vegan Table)

With that comment, I started to read through Mayim’s Vegan Table: More Than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours. The first chapters talk about being vegan, why choosing to eat this way is healthy for you, tips on what to eat, and a list of what to have in your house to eat vegan. Also, the comments by Dr. Jay, in most cases I would have thought would be unnecessary. However, for this book, they actually add to the content.

Bialik’s recipe descriptions are step by step and outlined in a way that even a novice vegan chef can follow. What I liked the most is that the ingredients are natural. There aren’t any crazy substitutes. Of course there are some ingredients like tofu, vegan mayonnaise, and vegan margarine, that I would have to buy. But I can handle that.

If you are one who is skeptical about books by actresses/celebrities, don’t be turned off by the fact that this cookbook is by Amy Farrah Fowler (for you Big Bang Theory lovers like me). It is a good resource with easy to follow recipes.
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