In the last year, I have cut out red meat from my diet — except when I am working — and have adopted a heavier plant-based menu to our meals at home. Therefore, The 40–Year–Old Vegan Cookbook was especially interesting to me.
After battling multiple health issues, 57-year–old Sandra Sellani switched to a vegetarian diet at age 25, and went vegan at 50. She co-authored the vegan cookbook with her twin sister Susan, The 40–Year–Old Vegan: 75 Recipes to Make You Leaner, Cleaner and Greener in the Second Half of Life which features vegan versions of their family’s Italian comfort-food recipes, easy steps to going vegan and stories from fellow vegans.
The first portion of the book reads like a novel more than a cookbook. The recipes begin at Chapter 8 with “Breakfast” moving into Chapter 9 with “Sandwiches, Sides & Spreads” — I especially loved the recipe for Artichoke Spinach Dip Appetizer. However, more than the last two chapters, Chapter 10 “Soups & Stews” is the one I am most enamored by as these are what I tend to gravitate towards as we move into the cooler months. I love the cleaner recipes for Italian Wedding Soup, and the Thai Coconut Soup with Lime & Cilantro.
There are chapters on salads, entrees, and desserts. Check out the Lentil Shepherd’s Pie on page 234!
For more information, please visit The 40-Year-Old Vegan website.
This week, I have a copy of the book to giveaway. Please leave a comment for your chance to WIN a copy of The 40-Year-Old Vegan Cookbook. Entries close on Friday, October 6th, 2017.