Mayim's Vegan Table ~ Cookbook Review

While she's an actress with a PhD in neuroscience, at the end of the day Mayim Bialik is a mom, one who knows what it's like to be a busy parent with little time to spend in the kitchen. She shares the concerns of parents everywhere: when it comes to nutrition and feeding your family, you want healthy meals, but also food that everyone—kids and parents—can enjoy, and a balanced lifestyle that's inexpensive and fuss-free. Not only does Mayim's Vegan Table share more than 100 easy plant-based recipes for dishes that are as good to eat as they are good for you, but Mayim has also teamed up with pediatrician Jay Gordon to offer:
  • Basic nutritional information about a plant-based diet
  • The real deal on raising kids on a plant-based diet (myths and misperceptions, debunked)
  • Vegan family essentials (including a list of what to always keep in the pantry)
  • Tips and strategies for easy meal planning and healthy eating out
And, of course, the food: you'll find recipes for Mayim's favorite breakfasts, snacks, lunches, dinners, and desserts, including kid-approved meals like build-your-own tacos and mac n cheez, Mediterranean and Asian-inspired salads that parents will love, comfort-food classics like kugel and matzoh ball soup, and many more.

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About the Authors

Mayim Bialik, PhD, CLEC, is an Emmy-nominated actress, trained neuroscientist, author, and the
mother of two sons who have been raised entirely vegan. Currently starring on CBS’s The Big Bang
Mayim is a contributing editor at Mayim's Website & Twitter @missmayim

Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP, is a prominent pediatrician practicing in Santa Monica, California, and the
author of numerous books and magazine columns. he is a long-time member of the attending staff of
UCLA’s Medical School. Website | Twitter @drjaygordonmdfaap


This is a great book for vegetarians and people who would like to become a vegetarian or just add extra veggies to your diet. I love that this cookbook has easy to make recipes along with most ingredients that can be found easily in your grocery store. No need to head to a specialty shop to make most of these. I found I had a lot of the ingredients in my house already and I am not a vegetarian. I also love that Mayim shares her Jewish roots in this cookbook with some fabulous Jewish recipes. I work in a Jewish group home and cook most of the meals so this will come in handy for sure and I can hardly wait to share all these great recipes with my family. The book also has a nice beginning with nutrition and info on the basics. I love the kitchen tip at the end of the recipes. There was one recipe I was wondering what an ingredient was and it was in the kitchen tip. 

Want to learn how to make cheese from nuts? It is in this book! I am excited to try a couple tofu recipes with my family even though hubby said "let me know how it goes" when I told him about the recipe. I also love that this book isn't all about tofu. There are more recipes with veggies, beans and nuts.

I reviewed the Kindle version of this cookbook and find it really hard to enjoy it as much as I know I would if it was a paperback. I think I will get the paperback edition to add to my cookbook collection and it will make it easier to drool over the recipes. 

I give this recipe book a 5 out of 5 stars! I highly recommend it. 

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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