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.
Joel Schechter says
You can always tell who is cooking in my house by the reaction of my dog. She gets tail-wagging excited when I am the chef because it could mean anything from turkey burgers to pulled pork to grilled chicken….but when my wife is at the stove, the pooch will stay in her bed. She knows nothing with a mother is on the menu.
My wife recently turned to a plant based diet and I would love to present her with a copy of this book!
Andrea Victorino says
It’s never too late for a vegan lifestyle! Sounds like a great book!
Tracey tamernick says
This looks great – I am trying anything possible to help me keep healthy and I am very much interested in learning about vegan. Thank you for all you do!!!!
Sounds like a lot I could learn about eating healthier by reading this book!
Leslie Richman says
I would love to try this cookbook. I’m staring 40 in the face and some new recipe inspiration sounds great!
Barbara J Kimler says
Love this cookbook. You hardly realize the recipes are vegan!
Barbara Allen says
This book looks fantastic and I would love to add it to my collection
manda shank says
Love to see the cookbook. Trying to eat more healthy.
Dee Johnson says
Looks great! So many mouth-watering recipes! Yum!
Mad Hungry Woman says
congratulations you are the winner
sarahcttr @ head above watermelon says
this rocks! Thanks!
I am 36 and I am venturing into the vegan diet. I would love love love this book!