I have to admit, My Vegan Travels wouldn’t have been my first choice of cookbooks. Some of you may remember my (mis)adventures with tofu when MGG went through a pescetarian phase.
But Jackie Kearney’s book is making me think that I might well give some of these a go. I suppose like many of us, I’m definitely looking at reducing my meat intake. Whether for health or environmental reasons, I think it’s good to introduce variety in your diet.
Jackie is a long term vegetarian, and talks about being a 5:2 vegan. I think I could do meat free 5:2, and maybe one of those could be vegan, and this book definitely inspires me to want to try.
The book is about comfort food, which is probably a perfect way into vegan food. I mean, I have no idea what tempeh is, but when you make it into “bacon” and create a club sandwich, then I can buy into that.
Based on Jackie and her family’s global travels, then you’ll find British comfort food and dishes from Europe, Asia and America. There are also sweet recipes, which are always winners for me. Bake O’Rama’s chocolate cake looks very tasty, and I am intrigued to try this without telling the tribe it’s a vegan recipe.
I really enjoyed Jackie’s writing, her tales from her travels as well as the recipes. There’s lots of variety to offer up different combinations depending on your mood. Or the level of comfort you need from your food.
Who would I buy My Vegan Travels for?
I would say this works for all but the most avowed meat eater, if someone is quite adventurous in kitchen. Some of the ingredients are going to feel a little unfamiliar if you’re not already creating vegan food. But who doesn’t love a challenge? And if they are already a keen vegan cook then these are flavoursome recipes to liven up dinner time.
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