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, Health, Reference, Foodie, Self Help

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...
  • Julianne (jules.likes.to.read)
    Read through the book and tried a few recipes in the book and they were really good, looking forward to trying out some more. (I am not vegan, just trying out some different recipes)
  • 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! 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...
  • 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...
  • SUSAN *Nevertheless,she persisted*
    Has some great recipes,going to get busy preparing a few this week.
  • 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 (IG: Bluestocking629)
    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.
  • 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.
  • Dena
    I didn't love this vegan cookbook as much as Thug Kitchen - the recipes don't seem as accessible or sound as tasty. Plus, I feel like she's super-focused on convincing me to become vegan, whereas Thug Kitchen just glazes over the fact that it's a vegan cookbook (so I barely even noticed). I'm most excited to try some of the desserts, which is weird since that is usually the section of cookbooks that I have the least interest. I don't care for cre...
  • Jennifer Hanicq
    I only tried 2 recipes but the ones I made were a huge disappointment. The mix of flavors in the veggie wrap were not appetizing in my opinion and the broccoli tabbouleh just tasted healthy. I've been able to cook healthy recipes from other books where they are very flavorful. Maybe I just picked 2 bad recipes as this seems to be a popular book. However, I haven't been tempted to make anymore recipes so I may not find out how the rest of the book...
  • 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.
  • Lisa | experimentalveggie
    Some of the recipes in this book are quite good, others more basic, inspiring nonetheless.
  • Azra
    I’ve tried a few recipes. Easy to follow and delicious! I’ve book marked several more. Great tips scattered throughout.
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Janet
    Yeast flakes DO NOT TASTE LIKE CHEESE.
  • 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...
  • debra newman
    Awesome Recipes!I am vegetarian with thoughts of becoming vegan but have not yet made the transition. I love animals very much. For this reason and my awareness of the horrible plight of animals for mass consumption I became vegetarian but found dairy products much more difficult to let go of...until this book! The recipes look amazing (only 2 or 3 I wasn't interested in) and for the most part really simple ingredients and prep but she also inclu...
  • Sarah
    just the actual organization of the book was frustrating enough for me to never use it. to be fair, I read this but didn't try any of the recipes. they seemed boring, especially for someone that is a vegetarian already or who has tried a few vegetarian/vegan recipes. I guess if you hate typical cookbooks, this might be for you? if you're a new veggie, this is not the place to start. maybe the supermarket vegan one, just anything else.
  • Bonnie Krueger
    Eh. I am transitioning to vegan but most of the recipes are too complicated or not plant based enough for my taste. I appreciate cheese and ground beef alternatives but this book is primarily that route rather than more “pure” recipes. I like about a half dozen recipes so this isn’t my favorite vegan cookbook
  • 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.
  • Yvonne Hop
    Love the way this book is constructed and even just flipping through it makes you hungry. No more excuses, just good food! The only down side is that some of the ingredients are hard to come by in my country.
  • Darlene
    Great ideas for meatless mealsI'm not quite looking to go vegan, but I was happy to find a decent collection of meatless options. There is a great introduction with useful tips prior to the recipes.