But I Could Never Go Vegan! by Kristy Turner

But I Could Never Go Vegan!

“Get ready for your taste buds to explode.”—Isa Chandra Moskowitz Can’t imagine living without cheese? Convinced that dairy-free baked goods just don’t cut it? Hate the taste of tofu and not a fan of boring salads? EXCUSES, BE GONE! Blogger-author extraordinaire Kristy Turner deliciously refutes every excuse you’ve ever heard with 125 bursting-with-flavor vegan recipes for every meal of the day—including dessert!“All those special...

Details But I Could Never Go Vegan!

TitleBut I Could Never Go Vegan!
Release DateDec 2nd, 2014
PublisherThe Experiment
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Vegan, Nonfiction

Reviews But I Could Never Go Vegan!

  • Ashley Chew
    1st let me say that I collect vegan cookbooks. I currently have 65 & that's only because I recently got rid of about 40. So I have a lot to compare cookbooks too!That being said this book is in my top 5!Everything in this book looks Amazing!!I thought this book, because it is geared towards veg-curious, would, like most books in a similar market, would be full of vegan meat substitutes, Daiya cheese, & other vegan convenience foods. But I was wro...
  • Leah
    If you’re a waffling vegan newbie, on-the-fence vegetarian, or veg-curious omnivore, this book will banish your doubts. But I Could Never Go Vegan! countered the many reasons people give for not going vegan. I picked it up because I'm always looking for 1) new veggie-focused meals to try and 2) ideas to help me reduce the amount of dairy in my meals. The author being a former cheese-lover herself, I thought I could trust her recipes to actually...
  • Sara
    Great idea to organize the chapters by the most common excuses! Nice photos. I made several delicious things from this book:Tofu sour creamChickpea "fries"Three pea and pistacio pesto orzo salad (I used something other than orzo, I think it was just brown rice)Lentil, chard, and sweet potato curry (this was really good)Broccoli cheddar soupCarrot cashew pate]Creamy curried tempeh salad with dried cherries and almonds (I used raisins; DELICIOUS)Sp...
  • Rebekah
    I have made quite a few of these recipes and I have not been disappointed! The only thing that didn't turn out wonderful was my lentil loaf and I believe it was because I did not cook my lentils long enough and did not have enough flour to my loaf but other than that, I'm very very happy with this purchase!
  • Don
    This book was on my radar, but not strongly so because it seemed like it was aimed to new vegans (I've been vegan cooking for over 20 years now..where does the time fly?) and junk/comfort food. When my friend, experienced cook and blogger Janet (saveur) at Taste Space, http://tastespace.wordpress.com/ gave it such a glowing review. I decided to check it out further.What I found was a delightful book full of good looking recipes, great photos and ...
  • Eric
    This was a curiosity read. Vegans still fail. I believe that vegetables and fruits and such can be made tasty, but I am insulted by the unattainable - and extremely expensive - ingredients required to recreate something that's already majestic. Broccoli cheddar soup? Why make it without the cheese? Why have cheese in the title if cheese isn't in the recipe is a better question? Maybe I'm narrow-minded, but vegans are either very wealthy to afford...
  • Lara
    This one was getting hyped a lot awhile back, but when I looked at a few of the reviews it seemed like a lot of people were saying there's too much fake meat and cheese in it, and since I mostly tend to avoid those things (not having been big on meat even before I decided to quit eating it), I figured it wasn't for me. But then, I dunno, the cover is pretty and there's a quote from Isa Chandra Moskowitz on it, so I ended up getting talked into it...
  • Emily
    Okay... I'm not vegan nor do I intend to be. I checked this out because I eat a vegan-like diet a good portion of the year for religious reasons. If I were considering being a vegan, this book would not sway me. When I look at vegan recipes, I always discard the ones with fake food. Blech. (Yes, I know there was a section that addressed this). I love cooking with whole, real foods and spices. (I also love cooking with grass-fed butter, ghee, loca...
  • Terri
    This cook book is absolutely wonderful! I have cooked several recipes from here already and they are a huge hit with me and my family . I am vegan and have to eat gluten free so it is a challenge. The author labels each recipe with tags like sugar free , gluten free, I still can make many things that are not labeled gluten free with gluten free ingredients . Very clear concise directions and easy to follow. If you are looking to go vegan or want ...
  • Tisha
    What a fantastic and informative read. First I must clarify: I love reading cookbooks...every...last...word. This book not only offers 125 vegan recipes but some useful information. I am in the process of becoming a vegan so I was appreciative of this information.And yes there are pictures! I hate cookbooks that don't have pictures of the prepared food.
  • Quince Winstyn
    Good cookbook. Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo, sort of bland tasting. If you are trying to overcome a tofu aversion, this is not the way to go.
  • Chrissy
    I adore vegan cookbooks, and I can't deny that this particular cookbook has most of the amazing qualities that are typically present in my favorite selections.For one, this book is jam packed with amazingly gorgeous, colorful photographs of meals that look so *spectacular* that I feel as if I can almost SMELL the food, just by looking at the pictures!I think this is where "BUT I CAN NEVER GO VEGAN" *especially* shines -- in creating familiar reci...
  • Aleece
    This might be a great start to working towards becoming vegan or working vegan meals into your everyday meals. This is a great starting point for people that don't know where to start (like me). My weakness is cheese so having an entire section on cheese substitutes with many different types of "cheese." Some of the ingredients seem to be more expensive but when you already have some of them on hand it will save time in the long run. There are to...
  • Cherie
    While some of the recipes are interesting, I didn’t like the approach of, “You’ll be fine without mac & cheese, just have cashew cheese.” While not bad, I don’t think cashew cheese is a fab sub for regular cheese. This attitude annoyed me, and the organization was a wee bit weird. Still, a good book for the budding vegan.
  • Lynne
    Delicious!These recipes all sound delicious! I would recommend this to all my friends who like to cook. The cheese recipes are definitely worth getting the book. Also, the pizza recipes sound fabulous, I can't wait to try them.
  • Rebecca
    Seriously, everyone she read this just for the bbq roasted cauliflower recipe alone. Oh. My. Gosh. I've made it three times now and no longer need the recipe, so I guess I can return it to the library...
  • Amanda
    This is a great cookbook and really helped me dabble in veganism. However some of the ingredients are tricky to find in NZ
  • Libraryassistant
    Fascinating ideas, but...
  • Jennifer
    Back in December I entered a book giveaway on a blog, and won. A few weeks later I got a copy of But I Could Never Go Vegan directly from the publishers. Before the book, I wasn’t really familiar with the blog Keepin It Kind. I might of stumbled on the page once or twice, but never really read the website in depth. So I read this book from the point of view of an established vegan who had never heard of the author before. I read the book with a...
  • Bernadette
    Very good collection of tasty vegan recipes, including comfort foods, that help debunk the myths of "I could never go vegan..." Deliciously shows that most anything used as a food excuse for not going vegan can be served up as a vegan alternative.
  • Stephanie
    Most of the recipes are tofu based (which is soy) so I'm not able to eat many of the recipes. I was hoping for eggplant as the main meat replacer.3/5stars
  • Amanda Hicks
    Everything looks amazing and Turner makes everything look/sound so simple!
  • Pers
    Love this book! Despite the title, I wouldn't consider this anywhere close to a beginner's vegan cookbook. This is more like the cookbook experienced vegan cooks use to convince meat-eating friends that vegan food can be rich, and complex, and flavourful, and amazing. I didn't love the reliance on high-powered, industrial blenders (lots of recipes that involve soaking and pureeing nuts to start a creamy sauce) since so many people can't afford th...
  • Lu (Sugar & Snark)
    What a gorgeous cookbook with great recipes and amazing photographs! Each recipe has a handy symbol that indicates, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, To-Go and Plan-Ahead. There are also a section that explains how to make the smaller things you need for recipes, such as cashew cream or vegetable broth and a handy ‘how to’ section, such as ‘how to roast garlic’ and ‘how to cook beans’. And the most important one for me: ‘how to cook ...
  • Aja Marsh
    i was really surprised by this book-- in a good way. i saw it as one of the new books carried by my library and the cover sort of turned me off as being a book for newbies. and while that IS the intended audience, there are a lot of inventive recipes in here (a la "isa does it")-- ones that don't depend on meat substitutes, but are also hearty and comforting. i thought it was really nicely designed-- really fun and engaging, and the recipes were ...
  • Marathon County Public Library MCPL
    This is a fantastic and entertaining cookbook for anyone looking to begin or add to a vegan (or similar) diet! Not only are the recipes eye-catching, but the author even titles her chapters after common misconceptions against a plant based diet (such as "I could never give up cheese!", "Where would I get my protein?", and "It's all rabbit food.") and then includes recipes that prove them wrong. I personally loved the dessert ideas, the "But I scr...
  • Julie lit pour les autres
    Un achat impulsif en librairie qui s'est avéré une belle surprise! Je ne connaissais pas le blogue de Kristy Turner, mais on peut dire que ce livre de recettes a un ton bien à lui. L'auteure est visiblement enthousiasmée par la cuisine végétarienne, et cet enthousiasme se révèle contagieux. Le livre est vraiment attirant: très belles photos, beau graphisme, un système de pastilles pour identifier les recettes sans gluten, etc. La salade...
  • Sarah
    This is a fantastic and entertaining cookbook for anyone looking to begin or add to a vegan (or similar) diet! Not only are the recipes eye-catching, but the author even titles her chapters after common misconceptions against a plant based diet (such as "I could never give up cheese!", "Where would I get my protein?", and "It's all rabbit food.") and then includes recipes that prove them wrong. I personally loved the dessert ideas, the "But I scr...