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  • Published: New York : HarperOne, c2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 272 p. ; 18 x 20 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780062105110

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Skinny bitch book of vegan swaps

by Barnouin, Kim.

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Call number: 641.302 Ba

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Fl., Pittsfield Adult, West Adult

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Includes index.

"There's never been a better time to be vegan! But with more options comes more confusion (such as the emerging issue of vegan junk food), and THE SKINNY BITCH BOOK OF VEGAN SWAPS is finally here to cut through the misleading messages. It presents clear swaps for foods that you may think are healthy, clearly explaining what makes one choice better than another, exposing imposters, and explaining how to easily spot the difference. Barnouin will share her favorite snacks, and explain the swaps that every savvy vegan should make. Even veteran healthy eaters may be stumped by questions she answers with ease: Which is more nutritious, kale or chard? How about quinoa or brown rice? And is there any hope for you if you find yourself at a 7-Eleven? Barnouin's fun, no-nonsense voice and vast expertise sparkle on every page, and in helpful lists like "Worst Veggie Dishes That You Think are Healthy," "Top Ten Worst Pesticide Ridden Veggies & Fruit," and the never-travel-without-it "Top Ten Things to Eat While Stranded in an Airport." Best of all, she knows that the concerns of today's savvy eaters' run the gamut from calories to carbon footprints, and takes it all into account. Whether you're just looking for healthier options or have been a devoted vegan for years, THE SKINNY BITCH OF VEGAN SWAPS is the user-friendly guide you've been waiting for"

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Good for the starter vegan kitchen

If you're not put off by Barnouin's rough language or blunt approach, this book is a good introduction to swapping out both animal products for vegan ones, and also swapping unhealthy vegan products for healthy ones. While it's probably helpful to have specific brands listed for folks new to a vegan diet so that they can have something to look for, it's also a little constraining to only list one or two. There are a plethora of vegan burger products on the market now, for example, and she only mentions her favorites, which doesn't include Amy's Kitchen burgers (which in my opinion are much better than the ones she suggests). I think this book would have been even better if after each food item she includes a list of all vegan versions available on the market. (By the way, Earth Balance makes a delicious vegan mayo that I usually find cheaper than the Nayonnaise brand she recommends.)

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