Plant Based Family Meal Options

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You will find more than 100-recipes for plant based family meal options included in Vegan in the House.

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Title: Vegan in the House. Flexible Plant-Based Family Meal Options to Please Everyone
Published By: Dorling Kindersley, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-4654-8039-2

Vegan in the House Book Review

If you are searching for ways to add more plant-based meals to your diet, or you know someone who is Vegan and would like to be able to prepare foods they will enjoy too, Vegan in the House is a great book to invest in. Not only does it include more than 100 recipes, it also includes options to make these Vegan Recipes work for meat-eaters and other diet followers.

Within many of the recipes there will be ‘flex it’ boxes which include suggestions on how to make the recipe work for other diets. When a flex-it option is included it is overlayed in the margin of the image. Some recipes also include a section for ‘the good stuff’. It provides additional information about an ingredient and how it is beneficial to your diet.

Along with the recipes, Vegan in the House also includes a lot of great information about Veganism. It explains how to meet your dietary needs with Vegan options.

What does it mean to be a Vegan?

Vegans exclude all animal products from their diet. This means Vegans do not eat meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or any product which includes an ingredient that has come from an animal.

Vegan Substitutes

Find out what you can substitute in traditional recipes to make them Vegan-friendly. You will find substitutes for milk, butter, yogurt, cheese, eggs, honey, and meat included in this section.

Sections are also included to discuss how to Shop for Vegan Foods, Tips for Stocking Your Vegan Kitchen, Batch Cooking and Meal Planning.

Beautiful color photographs are included for most of the recipes. The recommended serving sizes, prep and cook times are provided.

Vegan Recipes

There are a lot of great recipes included! Here are a few examples from each of the sections.

Breakfast & Brunch

  • Lentil Waffles
  • Berry & Chia Smoothie Bowl
  • Breakfast Burritos

Tropical Fruit Smoothie Bowl. Vegan in the House DK. Amazon Image

Snacks & Light Bites

  • Peanut butter & Banana Balls
  • Lemony Spinach Hummus
  • Polenta Fries

Soups & Stews

  • Indian Spiced Soup
  • Kabocha Squash Soup
  • Posole (Mexican Vegetable Stew)

Hoppin John Soup. Vegan in the House. DK. Amazon Image

Burgers, Sandwiches & Wraps

  • Amaranth Black Bean Burgers
  • Falafel Burgers
  • Seitan Gyros

Pasta & Noodles

  • Spiced Eggplant Linguine
  • No-Cook Crunchy Stir-Fry
  • One-Pan Pasta Primavera

Rainbow Lentil Meatballs. Vegan in the House. DK. Amazon Image

Pulses & Grains

  • Italian Tomato Barley Risotto
  • Cashew Paella
  • Thai Stir-Fry

Salads & Sides

  • Lentil & Cauliflower Tabbouleh
  • Blood Orange & Beet Salad
  • Freekeh & Corn Salad

Mexican Quinoa Salad. Vegan in the House. DK. Amazon Image

Casseroles & One-Pots

  • Imam Bayildi
  • Winter Vegetable Pie
  • Polenta Lasagna


  • Roasted Stone Fruit
  • Coconut & Mango Chia Pudding
  • Rhubarb Sorbet

A handy index is included at the end of the book. This allows you to search alphabetically through all of the included recipes and sections.

Vegan in the House  includes a great selection of vegan recipes that are family friendly. It also explains how to meet your dietary requirements while following a vegan lifestyle. It is an excellent resource to have on-hand if you are trying to include vegan options at family dinners, or if you are trying to add more plant-based meals to your own diet.

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  1. Thank you for the review. We have a vegetable garden so we have many vegetarian meals. Always great to gather some new recipe ideas.

  2. Thank you so much for this review! I really appreciate the detail and getting to peak into the book – it really helps with knowing whether you want to try out a cook book. I’m trying to add more veggie options and knowing that this book has the Flex-It feature that will help me make it easier for my husband to approach these meals is wonderful! I can’t wait to get a hold of my own copy!