Today’s post comes with a short public service announcement: Plant-Powered Families is here! It feels like eons ago when I photographed the recipes for this book. I have to say this is one of my favourite—and also the largest—photo projects I’ve taken on, and I’m so excited to share the lowdown on this book with you now and celebrate it’s release! Dreena Burton is a veteran in the vegan cookbook world and she is seriously one of the most kind-hearted, supportive, and talented women I know.
If there’s one book out there that is going to get your family excited about eating healthfully, it’s this one. As a mom to three girls, Dreena shares advice and solutions from her own experience, from pleasing picky eaters and stocking a vegan pantry to packing school lunches and dealing with challenging social situations. Plant-Powered Families also includes cooking guides and nutritionist-approved sample meal plans that will no doubt ensure a smooth and successful transition for your own plant-powered family.
And the recipes, over 100 of them, are kid-tested, whole-food vegan deliciousness, many of which have allergy-friendly options to make them nut-free or gluten-free. I made, photographed and ate every dish in this book—not all at once, mind you! This was a project that was over a year in the making. Although it would be hard to narrow down all of my favourites, here is just a handful of the ones I loved from each recipe section:
Cinnamon French toast (p. 36) from the Healthy Mornings section
This is seriously the best vegan French toast I’ve ever made. The chia in this recipe helps to create an egg-like coating that makes the toast crispy-edged and delicious. And a good dose of cinnamon always makes everything better! Lucky for you, Dreena shared this French toast recipe on her blog last week.