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The food we eat is a multi-dimensional aspect of our lives. Food provides us with the energy that enables us to grow and prosper. The act of preparing nutritious and compassionate meals is an art form in itself, and the nourishment we obtain promotes wellness within us. If you have ever prepared your own meals from scratch, with wholesome plant-based ingredients and an abundance of fresh produce, you likely understand that there is a marked difference between these foods and those that are processed and stacked on supermarket shelves.
My cookbooks are dedicated to breaking the reliance on commercially prepared and processed vegan foods as much as possible by providing detailed instructions for preparing delicious and nutritious meals that you and your whole family will enjoy. Vegan cooking is an adventure and I invite you to share the adventure with me. Peace begins on our plates...

Chef Skye Michael Conroy

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Many people who embrace a plant-based diet do so for ethical reasons and not because they dislike the flavor and texture of meat. But finding satisfying meat alternatives is not always easy for individuals who once enjoyed the flavors and textures associated with meat-based dishes, or for individuals who grew up with meat-based dishes as a traditional part of their family or ethnic heritage.

This cookbook is an expansion of my early work with meat analogues in the Gentle Chef Cookbook. With these recipes we will explore new and different ways to approximate the texture, flavor and appearance of a wide variety of meats, meat products and seafood at home using gluten, tofu and other wholesome plant-based ingredients and without the need for expensive factory equipment. 

The cookbook also offers a comprehensive section of recipes devoted to essentials and incidentals needed for preparing meat analogues, as well as seasoning blends, gravies, sauces and condiments.

The cookbook is now available in both a digital PDF format illustrated with beautiful full-color photos and a TEXT-ONLY hardcopy format.

*Allergy warning: Most of the recipes in this
cookbook involve gluten and soy products.

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The Non-Dairy Evolution Cookbook is a follow-up to The Non-Dairy Formulary and offers new and improved plant-based, dairy-free recipes to delight your palate. It is available in both a TEXT-ONLY hardcopy format and a digital PDF format illustrated with full-color photos.

Detailed step-by step instructions are provided for creating non-dairy butter, milks and creams using a variety of plant-based ingredient options; cultured butter, cultured raw buttermilk, cultured cashew-based creams, Greek-style yogurt and sharp, tangy cultured cheeses; "instant" soymilk or almond milk-based cheeses that shred and melt; tofu-based cheeses; delicious eggless egg recipes; and delectable non-dairy desserts including gelatin-free marshmallows! Good karma never tasted so delicious!

*Allergy warning: Most of the recipes in this
cookbook involve soy, cashew nuts or almonds.

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The Gentle Chef Cookbook contains over 230 delicious vegan recipes for creating a wide variety of plant-based foods.

Chapter 1 offers detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating a variety of seitan products, including moist and tender roasts, sandwich deli slices, sausages, ribz, meatballs and so much more.

Chapter 2 addresses the basics and preparation of the soy-based meat replacements: TVP (textured vegetable protein), tofu and tempeh.

Chapter 3 offers detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating a variety of non-dairy foods including vegan butter, heavy cream, sour cream, whipped cream and an assortment of vegan cheeses.

Chapters 4 through 10 offer detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating hearty breakfast and brunch dishes; appetizers, dips and spreads; sandwich fillings; American and international dinner entrees and accompaniments; soups, broths and stews; salads and dressings (including the best egg-free mayonnaise); sauces and gravies; and scrumptious vegan desserts.

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