Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine

Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine

The mere mention of soul food brings thoughts of greasy fare and clogged arteries. Bryant Terry offers recipes that leave out heavy salt and refined sugar, “bad” fats, and unhealthy cooking techniques, and leave in the down-home flavor. Vegan Soul Kitchen recipes use fresh, whole, high-quality, healthy ingredients and cooking methods with a focus on local, seasonal, sustainably raised food.Terry’s new recipes have been conceived through the prism of the African Diaspora—cutting, pasting, reworking, and remixing African, Caribbean, African-American, Native American, and European staples, cooking techniques, and distinctive dishes to create something familiar, comforting, and deliciously unique. Reinterpreting popular dishes from African and Caribbean countries as well as his favorite childhood dishes, Terry reinvents African-American and Southern cuisine—capitalizing on the complex flavors of the tradition, without the animal products.

Includes recipes for: Double Mustard Greens & Roasted Yam Soup; Cajun-Creole-Spiced Tempeh Pieces with Creamy Grits; Caramelized Grapefruit, Avocado, and Watercress Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette; and Sweet Cornmeal-Coconut Butter Drop Biscuits.

Title:Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780738212289
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    Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine Reviews

  • 7jane

    This has 150 recipes of vegan, healthy, African-American soul food (there are recipes with clear ties to Africa), and I was quite glad to realise that even the picky me found very many recipes here I'...

  • A. Breeze Harper

    VSK isn't just a 'cookbook'. In his preface, Terry lets the reader know that it's about reclaiming the healthy roots of African American soul food. It's reminding brown and black folk, kind of what we...

  • Lisa Vegan

    This is a wonderfully done vegan cookbook, and I love that it’s for vegan soul food. I’ve eaten very little soul food because most of it is very heavily animal meat based, and even when I was an o...

  • Ethical Cannibal

    I was really excited to get this book from the library. Vegan food is a definite interest of mine, and seeing what someone else worked out to 'veganize' soul food sounded tasty. The book does have rec...

  • Jessica

    Because I am an omnivore and I have a soybean allergy, this cookbook was challenging for me. Because I cook for a very committed omnivore family with a strong dislike of coconut, it was especially cha...

  • Maze Branch Oak Park Public Library

    Our What's Cooking group was small this month (a snowstorm and Valentine's Day were intense competition!), so we weren't able to sample as many recipes from this book.We had a mix of reviews...1/3 of ...

  • Krysta

    Don't be turned off by vegan cookbooks just because you don't follow a strict vegan diet! If you enjoy cooking with and eating fresh, simple, healthy things, check this book out. I particularly like t...

  • Shawna

    I guess I'm just not into soul food. None of the recipes in this book sounded interesting so I didn't make any and took the book back to the library. Nothing about the book made me feel passionate abo...

  • Mary

    Ok, let me just say I am SUPER picky when it comes to cookbooks. This book is so refreshing in so many ways! Love how he has a song for each recipe! I also like little stories and history along the wa...

  • Sarah

    Very easy for me to look at a recipe in other vegan cookbooks I own and deviate (still true in this case...) so I didn't know what to expect when we received this for Christmas. However, this has been...