Don’t be scared away by “vegan” in the title — The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions is a great resource for anyone who needs to avoid certain ingredients in their diet, whether it’s meat, soy or refined sugar.
The Complete Guide packs a lot of info into a small package. For each food category covered — the book looks at meat, dairy, cheese, soy, gluten, eggs and refined sugar — there’s an overview of the options, a guide to substituting ingredients, a sample changed-up recipe, and several original recipes. Said recipes vary from options as simple as a baked veggie curry to more innovative choices like vegan cheeses and homemade seitan (a wheat-based meat substitute).
If you’re vegan or vegetarian, allergic to certain common ingredients, or simply looking to take a new approach to favourite recipes, this book is worth picking up.