PlantYou Scrappy Cooking: 140+ Plant-Based Zero-Waste Recipes That Are Good for You, Your Wallet, and the Planet

Hachette Go. Apr. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9780306832420. $32. COOKING
According to Bodrug (PlantYou), up to 40 percent of the entire U.S. food supply ends up in a landfill. Focused on helping vegans change that, this cookbook offers solutions, including guidance on how to stop wasting food and a highly useful visual index listing what can be made with commonly tossed ingredients. The rest of the book is devoted to creative, deeply appealing recipes covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sweets, and drinks, plus a last chapter on ways to use even more kitchen scraps in preserves, powders, and the like. Examples of the offerings include Smoothie Bombs, Scrappacia, a rustic zucchini tart, Leeky Tuscan Soup, and jackfruit bourguignon. Sprinkled throughout, “Kitchen Raid” recipes offer a last chance for almost any ingredient that’s about to go bad. An index of macros is included, all recipes are vegan, most are oil-free/oil-optional, and all are fully plant-forward. Matching the creative and thoughtful food offerings, the pages offer equally eye-catching design.
VERDICT The message is important, and well delivered, but Bodrug has also created a cookbook vegans will treasure for the wealth of “I can make this; I am going to make that!” recipes that are sure to become standards.
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