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Who needs the cafeteria? Make your own easy, delicious, animal-free meals! Let PETA turn your dorm room or apartment into the campus destination for amazing vegan food! Inside are the 250 simplest, most scrumptious recipes for college vegans on a budget - and the best part is, the most complicated kitchenware you'll ever need is a microwave. With vegan recipes collected f Who needs the cafeteria? Make your own easy, delicious, animal-free meals! Let PETA turn your dorm room or apartment into the campus destination for amazing vegan food! Inside are the 250 simplest, most scrumptious recipes for college vegans on a budget - and the best part is, the most complicated kitchenware you'll ever need is a microwave. With vegan recipes collected from PETA's nearly 2 million members, we've got all the best insider info: Vegan alternatives to meaty, eggy, and milky stuff How to stock your kitchen/mini-fridge How to made meat-free sandwiches, salads, soups and stews Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes The best drinks, dips, sauces, and dressings Unbelievable vegan dessert recipes Spotlight sections on the staples we love: peanut butter, potatoes and Ramen Featuring a forward from PETA president Ingrid E. Newkirk, this is the essential college cookbook for every vegetarian or vegan on a budget. PRAISE FOR PETA'S VEGAN COLLEGE COOKBOOK: "PETA's Vegan College Cookbook makes me want to go back to school and earn a degree in yum." Hunter Burgan, AFI and Hunter Revenge "I live on a tour bus so if it can't be made in the microwave or eaten right from the refrigerator or pantry, then I don't eat it. PETA's Vegan College Cookbook is perfect for me and my lifestyle." Kellie Pickler, country music star and former American Idol contestant A lifelong vegetarian saves around: 760 chickens 5 cows 20 pigs 29 sheep 46 turkeys 15 ducks 7 rabbits and half a ton of fish. (20090130)


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Who needs the cafeteria? Make your own easy, delicious, animal-free meals! Let PETA turn your dorm room or apartment into the campus destination for amazing vegan food! Inside are the 250 simplest, most scrumptious recipes for college vegans on a budget - and the best part is, the most complicated kitchenware you'll ever need is a microwave. With vegan recipes collected f Who needs the cafeteria? Make your own easy, delicious, animal-free meals! Let PETA turn your dorm room or apartment into the campus destination for amazing vegan food! Inside are the 250 simplest, most scrumptious recipes for college vegans on a budget - and the best part is, the most complicated kitchenware you'll ever need is a microwave. With vegan recipes collected from PETA's nearly 2 million members, we've got all the best insider info: Vegan alternatives to meaty, eggy, and milky stuff How to stock your kitchen/mini-fridge How to made meat-free sandwiches, salads, soups and stews Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes The best drinks, dips, sauces, and dressings Unbelievable vegan dessert recipes Spotlight sections on the staples we love: peanut butter, potatoes and Ramen Featuring a forward from PETA president Ingrid E. Newkirk, this is the essential college cookbook for every vegetarian or vegan on a budget. PRAISE FOR PETA'S VEGAN COLLEGE COOKBOOK: "PETA's Vegan College Cookbook makes me want to go back to school and earn a degree in yum." Hunter Burgan, AFI and Hunter Revenge "I live on a tour bus so if it can't be made in the microwave or eaten right from the refrigerator or pantry, then I don't eat it. PETA's Vegan College Cookbook is perfect for me and my lifestyle." Kellie Pickler, country music star and former American Idol contestant A lifelong vegetarian saves around: 760 chickens 5 cows 20 pigs 29 sheep 46 turkeys 15 ducks 7 rabbits and half a ton of fish. (20090130)

30 review for PETA's Vegan College Cookbook: 275 Easy, Cheap, and Delicious Recipes to Keep You Vegan at School

  1. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    This cookbook's audience is college student vegans who are working with a limited budget and limited kitchen resources. Though the recipes are all targeted to this audience, the book is definitely less than stellar. Many of the recipes are tasteless or bad-tasting, in my opinion. This only furthers the favorite stereotype that vegan food tastes disgusting. Being vegan does not mean eating tasteless food. Just because you're cooking on a budget and with limited kitchen resources doesn't mean you This cookbook's audience is college student vegans who are working with a limited budget and limited kitchen resources. Though the recipes are all targeted to this audience, the book is definitely less than stellar. Many of the recipes are tasteless or bad-tasting, in my opinion. This only furthers the favorite stereotype that vegan food tastes disgusting. Being vegan does not mean eating tasteless food. Just because you're cooking on a budget and with limited kitchen resources doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste. I have made many amazing tasty recipes in the microwave that are totally vegan, totally easy and totally better than a lot of the stuff in this cookbook. That is not to say that it's totally without merit. There are some recipes that are quite brilliant and its always good to be reminded of the simple stuff. Another problem I have found is that a lot of the recipes need tweaking to come out correctly, which shows poor recipe testing. Overall, this is an okay book for vegan college students leaving home who have no freakin' clue how to cook at all. They won't break any ground using this cookbook, but they will be fed vegan food and won't starve. However, if your teen knows how to cook this book would be an insult to their culinary intelligence. If I had borrowed this before buying...I never would've bought it. I guess you can decide for yourself.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Pamela (Here to Read Books and Chew Gum)

    This book is everything that is wrong with the Vegan diet. My partner and I are Vegan, and we have Vegan friends who eat like this who are the epitome of what people are talking about when they say that Vegans look unhealthy. Firstly, this cook book assumes that everyone at college lives near somewhere that you can easily buy vegan friendly meat and dairy replacements. It might be a bit easier in the US, but in the UK, without spending a fortune at a wholefoods store it was close to impossible. This book is everything that is wrong with the Vegan diet. My partner and I are Vegan, and we have Vegan friends who eat like this who are the epitome of what people are talking about when they say that Vegans look unhealthy. Firstly, this cook book assumes that everyone at college lives near somewhere that you can easily buy vegan friendly meat and dairy replacements. It might be a bit easier in the US, but in the UK, without spending a fortune at a wholefoods store it was close to impossible. Cooking with these ingredients on a regular basis, despite them being spectacularly unhealthy, would have bankrupted me in a few months. There are so many quick, easy vegetable based meals that are healthy and take next to no time. The fact that this cook book chooses to focus on meat and dairy replacements and using a microwave as a cooking utensil just shows that the stereotype of unhealthy vegans is not entirely unfounded. It's so important to have a balanced, healthy diet, especially when you're in college. As a vegan you need to make sure your meals are balanced well. We pick up the habits for the rest of our lives in college and if this cook book is any indication we'll have a generation of very unhealthy Vegans.

  3. 4 out of 5

    AJ

    This cookbook made me gag. It suggests buying ingredients such as olive oil and spices at the dollar store, and nearly every recipe calls for microwaving. There is an entire chapter on ramen, including such helpful recipes as "mix ramen and nutritional yeast, eat." (I paraphrase but you probably get the point.) OK, I get that most dorms don't have ovens or stoves, but some do, and many college aged students live off campus in apartments that have working appliances. There are plenty of easy to ma This cookbook made me gag. It suggests buying ingredients such as olive oil and spices at the dollar store, and nearly every recipe calls for microwaving. There is an entire chapter on ramen, including such helpful recipes as "mix ramen and nutritional yeast, eat." (I paraphrase but you probably get the point.) OK, I get that most dorms don't have ovens or stoves, but some do, and many college aged students live off campus in apartments that have working appliances. There are plenty of easy to make meals that you can cook on a stove, in an oven, or in a crock pot that use ingredients that aren't plastic wrapped, frozen, or come from a can. Seriously PETA, if I tried your recipes before I went vegan, you can bet your butt I would have kept eating cows. I mean, have you ever eaten microwaved rice? I did once when my gas got shut off and couldn't use my stove. It's disgusting. Also, what's up with PETA dedicating this book to PETA2? That's like dedicating a book to your arm.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Clausen

    I was looking for easy vegan recipes to use when my family is in a rush (which is every day after school/work) but this book was very underwhelming. I am too concerned with other food/health issues - like using the microwave as little as possible and trying to avoid processed foods that can be high in sodium like fake chicken and boca burgers - to get excited about recipes that tell me to essentially "dump" the lettuce on a plate and nuke two vegan chicken pattis for the top - voila! Maybe tasty I was looking for easy vegan recipes to use when my family is in a rush (which is every day after school/work) but this book was very underwhelming. I am too concerned with other food/health issues - like using the microwave as little as possible and trying to avoid processed foods that can be high in sodium like fake chicken and boca burgers - to get excited about recipes that tell me to essentially "dump" the lettuce on a plate and nuke two vegan chicken pattis for the top - voila! Maybe tasty, healthy, quick vegan recipes don't exist, but I vow to keep searching...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lipsy

    OK so I'm not Vegan (and I doubt I ever will be), and I'm no longer a student (still poor though FYI) but I'm trying this dairy-free thing at the moment as an elimination test for allergies & eczema so I thought this book might give me some new dairy-free ideas. I was wrong. This book isn't what I was expecting at all. Yes, I guess it does cater particularly for students lacking in money, time, space and equipment but the recipes here are so basic that I wouldn't even call them recipes. It's more OK so I'm not Vegan (and I doubt I ever will be), and I'm no longer a student (still poor though FYI) but I'm trying this dairy-free thing at the moment as an elimination test for allergies & eczema so I thought this book might give me some new dairy-free ideas. I was wrong. This book isn't what I was expecting at all. Yes, I guess it does cater particularly for students lacking in money, time, space and equipment but the recipes here are so basic that I wouldn't even call them recipes. It's more like "open packet of pre-prepared vegan food >>> eat >>>done". Nearly everything involves a microwave and either tofu or 'a packet of vegan _____ (enter anything and everything there)'. I guess I was looking more for healthy, natural and yummy recipes that happen to be vegan, not recipes which mainly show you how to do vegan junk food on a budget. It certainly took the whole 'college' thing to the extreme and to be honest I'm surprised PETA put their name to this at all, not to mention that this is an updated version, and the original seems to have been pretty slated too (on Goodreads at least). Glutton for punishment it seems. I am probably being a bit harsh. Maybe if I was Vegan when I was at university I would have relished this book. Although I honestly think I made better food in my student days from a trolley-full of Asda Smart Price products. Hmm. I will say this though, it was an entertaining read. The LOLZ at student life and food puns to go along with it stood out much more than the food itself. I mean, I'm not sure if I was laughing at them or with them...but it put a smile on my face regardless. For that reason and because I'm sure it would be useful to many a lazy, poor student (who happen to be Vegans) am I giving it 2 unicorns. If this book was aimed at me, it would get 0.5. unicorn rating 2

  6. 4 out of 5

    Clackamas

    Well, you'll be able to stay vegan with only a microwave for cooking using this book. However, I don't recommend wasting your money. Anyone who has been vegan for more than a minute will already have come up with most of the ideas that have any flavor. Further, many are NOT good for you (I eat a vegan diet for health reasons. People who made this decision simply to avoid eating friendly furry animals might not care). Seriously, there's a section on Ramen. Most of the main courses require store-b Well, you'll be able to stay vegan with only a microwave for cooking using this book. However, I don't recommend wasting your money. Anyone who has been vegan for more than a minute will already have come up with most of the ideas that have any flavor. Further, many are NOT good for you (I eat a vegan diet for health reasons. People who made this decision simply to avoid eating friendly furry animals might not care). Seriously, there's a section on Ramen. Most of the main courses require store-bought vegan foods like veggie burgers and such, which aren't exactly cheap... again, you can figure put how to eat that without recipes. I wasted my money.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Emily Donnelly

    I think a lot of the people who have rated this a 1 star had a lot higher expectations from this book than I did. It's meant to be dorm room cooking with a microwave and maybe a toaster. It's not meant to be glamorous. Now I would consider this book less of a cookbook and more of an inspiration book for those times when your food creativity has run dry. yes there are a lot of faux meat recipes but part of this is convenience, and I find faux meat here on the cheap. And an entire brick of tofu for I think a lot of the people who have rated this a 1 star had a lot higher expectations from this book than I did. It's meant to be dorm room cooking with a microwave and maybe a toaster. It's not meant to be glamorous. Now I would consider this book less of a cookbook and more of an inspiration book for those times when your food creativity has run dry. yes there are a lot of faux meat recipes but part of this is convenience, and I find faux meat here on the cheap. And an entire brick of tofu for like... 1$. I recommend this to people living with minimal cooking appliances, minimal time, or people who are plain lazy or uninspired when it comes to the kitchen.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Maybe my rating is a little harsh because I am not the target demographic. While I am vegan, the simplicity of the recipes was bordering on absurd and WAY below my skill level. However, I think the recipes are way below almost everyone's skill level, making this book inappropriate for nearly everyone. I believe one recipe is simply a microwaved potato. (e.g. step one: get a potato, step two: microwave that potato, fin.) I would look up the exact recipe, but I gave this book away (despite having Maybe my rating is a little harsh because I am not the target demographic. While I am vegan, the simplicity of the recipes was bordering on absurd and WAY below my skill level. However, I think the recipes are way below almost everyone's skill level, making this book inappropriate for nearly everyone. I believe one recipe is simply a microwaved potato. (e.g. step one: get a potato, step two: microwave that potato, fin.) I would look up the exact recipe, but I gave this book away (despite having a friend who contributed to it, which is why I had a copy in the first place). I do not recommend this book at all.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ree

    Terrible waste of money. Easy and cheap is right - I don't need a cookbook to tell me to microwave a faux burger and put it on bread. Surely college students can work this out on their own. The main 'beef' I have with this book is that is also full of unhealthy vegan options, you are better off getting a cookbook full of vegan whole foods recipes. Eating nothing but fake cheese and fake meat is lazy. Terrible waste of money. Easy and cheap is right - I don't need a cookbook to tell me to microwave a faux burger and put it on bread. Surely college students can work this out on their own. The main 'beef' I have with this book is that is also full of unhealthy vegan options, you are better off getting a cookbook full of vegan whole foods recipes. Eating nothing but fake cheese and fake meat is lazy.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Shyla

    Too much microwave.. and what student has the cash to blow on all those pre-made vegan substitutes? Laaaame.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Courtney Gawthorp

    The people who have given this 5 stars must not have actually tried any recipes out first. I admit, when I got this cookbook I was so excited. I go off to college next fall and I'm going vegan for my New Year Resolution, so I thought this would really help. I got this free from the peta2 Street Team. Thank God, because it would've been a waste of my money otherwise. The concept is awesome. Cheap, vegan, and delicious food made in a microwave? That's everything a college student needs in life! But th The people who have given this 5 stars must not have actually tried any recipes out first. I admit, when I got this cookbook I was so excited. I go off to college next fall and I'm going vegan for my New Year Resolution, so I thought this would really help. I got this free from the peta2 Street Team. Thank God, because it would've been a waste of my money otherwise. The concept is awesome. Cheap, vegan, and delicious food made in a microwave? That's everything a college student needs in life! But the fact is, (almost) all of these recipes use fake meat, fake cheese, fake cream cheese, or fake sour cream. Those are NOT cheap at all. FYI, you can buy a bulk bag of rice, beans, or veggies and make tons of recipes from them for about two weeks straight & it'll cost around $2+. But you can buy a pack of only 4 veggie burgers for $4+. You do the math. A college student will not get their bang for their buck cooking from this cookbook. The fake stuff is also a problem as far as taste. Personally, I really hate tofu and all the fake meats and stuff. I think they're really gross and when I do use them it's only for tacos or chicken noodle soup. I love being vegan & I've only been doing it for a month, but whoever thinks that Tofuttie sour cream tastes like like the real thing, let alone is edible must have blown their taste buds off! And I really don't like that stuff microwaved! My last complaint is that some of these things are common sense and IDK why they bothered putting them in this cookbook. I doubt I'll ever be so hung-over that I forget to how to make a PB&J sandwich! There's also ramen with nutritional yeast on it (basically ramen noodles and salt), grilled cheese, and a fruit smoothie in there. Wow. I'm pretty sure PETA was scrapping the bottom of the barrel to try to make the impressive 275 recipe count. I love PETA to death, but this cookbook was pathetic. I'd much rather cook from Vegan With A Vengeance.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Critterbee❇

    Cute, modern and straightforward, with tons of simple recipes. This recent edition of PETA's Vegan College Cookbook features simple recipes for a wide variety of both healthy and indulgent meals that could be made on a student's budget, with a limited supply of kitchen utensils. The microwave is used in many different ways. Recipes tend to have fewer ingredients, which is always a plus when living in cramped spaces, with limited materials and even more limited time. To add further insight on the p Cute, modern and straightforward, with tons of simple recipes. This recent edition of PETA's Vegan College Cookbook features simple recipes for a wide variety of both healthy and indulgent meals that could be made on a student's budget, with a limited supply of kitchen utensils. The microwave is used in many different ways. Recipes tend to have fewer ingredients, which is always a plus when living in cramped spaces, with limited materials and even more limited time. To add further insight on the playful and practical tone of the book, in addition to rather traditional cook book chapters like Breakfast, Soups, Salads, Dinners and Desserts, other chapters spotlight inexpensive staples like Ramen and Potatoes. I especially liked the idea of one recipe made from cooked rice, soy sauce and peanut butter. While not perfectly healthy, what an energy boost! That is taken from the spectacular "Spotlight on Peanut Butter" chapter. Personally, I did not like how often fake meat items were used. That is my opinion, though using items such as fake chicken patties and fake meat crumbles does qualify under the vegan rule book. Just, personally, no thank you. This is because I find the idea of trying to realistically replicate meat, and the usually high sodium content in these products disagreeable. Because of the wide variety I would recommend this very highly. Even non vegans could grab tons of ideas from the recipes inside. At present, there are cute facts about animals, nothing distressing or disturbing. I wish I had had this book when I was at university! **eARC Netgalley**

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    I am fully ready to admit that I bought this book because the girl on the cover is really, really pretty. So, seriously, kudos on great cover design PETA because I love love LOVE meat and dairy but I also want a cute short hair cut and more tattoos and this cover convinced me that if maybe I stopped eating animals THIS COULD BE ME. I mainly want to recommend this book because nearly every recipe in here is crazy crazy cheap and so so easy to cook. They can all be made with a microwave or at most I am fully ready to admit that I bought this book because the girl on the cover is really, really pretty. So, seriously, kudos on great cover design PETA because I love love LOVE meat and dairy but I also want a cute short hair cut and more tattoos and this cover convinced me that if maybe I stopped eating animals THIS COULD BE ME. I mainly want to recommend this book because nearly every recipe in here is crazy crazy cheap and so so easy to cook. They can all be made with a microwave or at most a hot plate (which I am certain is illegal at nearly every major university in the nation). It gets 3-stars for the ramen section alone. My only big issue, other than that these recipes will not make me so very pretty, is that a lot of the recipes have binge-drinking references or some snide comments about your slutty roommate. Just... meeehhhh. I don't love that. To me, though being vegan illustrates a choice to do something for ethical reasons it is also a choice you make because you want a healthier life style. Binge drinking is a lovely part of college but I am sure no one thinks it's healthy. And slut shaming will rot your insides faster than pink slime, I'm sure of it.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Morena

    all recipes were based on using the microwave to cook!!! outrageous!!! very unhealthy despite being vegan... also, lots of cans & faux meats as well as 'vegan' cheese, butter, etc & in some cases processed food.. you can cook every recipe in the book without ever having to cut a tomato yourself!! NO THANKS!!! ... dessert ideas were better with fresh fruit options (ahh, duh) but also lots of canned fruits.. its definitely a cookbook for the very lazy, unconscious vegan.. even if its designed for c all recipes were based on using the microwave to cook!!! outrageous!!! very unhealthy despite being vegan... also, lots of cans & faux meats as well as 'vegan' cheese, butter, etc & in some cases processed food.. you can cook every recipe in the book without ever having to cut a tomato yourself!! NO THANKS!!! ... dessert ideas were better with fresh fruit options (ahh, duh) but also lots of canned fruits.. its definitely a cookbook for the very lazy, unconscious vegan.. even if its designed for college students needing a quick cheap meal.. i do not believe in fast, tasteless, (not to mention MICROWAVED) food.. sorry PETA!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    I found the little comments before the recipes a bit condescending, but that may be due to the fact that I left college 18 years ago. Some of the recipes sounded quite good, and I probably copied about 20 out of the book that are healthy, don't use exotic ingredients, and make only 2-4 servings. I found the little comments before the recipes a bit condescending, but that may be due to the fact that I left college 18 years ago. Some of the recipes sounded quite good, and I probably copied about 20 out of the book that are healthy, don't use exotic ingredients, and make only 2-4 servings.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Anastasia

    I'm not a college student - I'm a high school student. I love this book because I don't have a lot of time, or a lot of money (and half the time I don't even have a working stove). It's not meant to be high-class food. It's meant to be a healthier alternative to the typical cheap, quick foods. I'm not a college student - I'm a high school student. I love this book because I don't have a lot of time, or a lot of money (and half the time I don't even have a working stove). It's not meant to be high-class food. It's meant to be a healthier alternative to the typical cheap, quick foods.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Scarlett B

    This is a good reference for when I don't feel like doing real cooking. Lots of cheap, quick ideas. I especially liked the section about dressing up ramen noodles. This is a good reference for when I don't feel like doing real cooking. Lots of cheap, quick ideas. I especially liked the section about dressing up ramen noodles.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    This has saved me countless times... These recipes are way too simple. It's a meatless cookbook for the microwave--no joke! These recipes seriously take absolutely no longer than 5 minutes. This has saved me countless times... These recipes are way too simple. It's a meatless cookbook for the microwave--no joke! These recipes seriously take absolutely no longer than 5 minutes.

  19. 4 out of 5

    adam aero

    What do you expect? There're going to be more processed and canned foods for microwave meals. There is also a ton of vegan chicken strip dishes in this book. It seems at least one of the authors really likes them or they got lazy. Also, Ramen doesn't make sense to me. Cooking noodles is cheaper. Ramen just has a salt filled flavor packet and angel hair noodles. Instead, microwave noodles for 3 min in water, then 1 min increments until cooked. Or meal prep noodles for the week by boiling a pack. E What do you expect? There're going to be more processed and canned foods for microwave meals. There is also a ton of vegan chicken strip dishes in this book. It seems at least one of the authors really likes them or they got lazy. Also, Ramen doesn't make sense to me. Cooking noodles is cheaper. Ramen just has a salt filled flavor packet and angel hair noodles. Instead, microwave noodles for 3 min in water, then 1 min increments until cooked. Or meal prep noodles for the week by boiling a pack. Everyone has 15 minutes per week to at least boil some noodles. (Making Ramen saves very little time.) Anyway, instead of the trees (individual recipes) thinking about the forest; I liked how so many meals just need a microwave. That's cheap vegan hotel eaten! It doubles as a vegan travel cookbook.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Bonack

    I don't usually read cookbooks cover to cover, but this is a funny and helpful guide to going vegan with nothing more complicated than a blender and a microwave. There is one recipe that calls for "One teaspoon" without indicating the ingredient, but I forgive them the error. I like the index that is listed by ingredient, so if you have an avocado, just look it up and it will give you a dozen recipes to get you started. Maybe all cookbook indices are set up that way. I don't read a lot of cookbo I don't usually read cookbooks cover to cover, but this is a funny and helpful guide to going vegan with nothing more complicated than a blender and a microwave. There is one recipe that calls for "One teaspoon" without indicating the ingredient, but I forgive them the error. I like the index that is listed by ingredient, so if you have an avocado, just look it up and it will give you a dozen recipes to get you started. Maybe all cookbook indices are set up that way. I don't read a lot of cookbooks.

  21. 5 out of 5

    BookMaus

    ok, many recipes are more junk food vegan.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    It's good for cost, however, some don't exactly sound that tasty. It does give you an idea of what you can do. I don't much care for the organization. It's good for cost, however, some don't exactly sound that tasty. It does give you an idea of what you can do. I don't much care for the organization.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Teddy

    I have been a vegan for over 25 years and even though I am way past my college years, I was curious to see what the recommendations for college students was for eating. During my college days, I was vegetarian, not vegan which, was a good thing as there were already too many limitations to what I could find in the cafeteria in my dorm! I lived on a pathetic salad bar and pizzas that I had delivered on almost a daily basis. I sure wish this cookbook would have been around when I was in college. Al I have been a vegan for over 25 years and even though I am way past my college years, I was curious to see what the recommendations for college students was for eating. During my college days, I was vegetarian, not vegan which, was a good thing as there were already too many limitations to what I could find in the cafeteria in my dorm! I lived on a pathetic salad bar and pizzas that I had delivered on almost a daily basis. I sure wish this cookbook would have been around when I was in college. Although, my dorm didn’t have a microwave which, many of these recipes require. I am sure there is easy access to one now a days. I did however, have a small refrigerator in my room where I stored my leftover pizza. How did you reheat it, you ask? I didn’t, I ate it cold! LOL! The advice to vegan college students in this cookbook is good. It goes over what students should keep in their “pantry” and points out some of the things they might be able to get in their cafeteria. Some of the ingredients weren’t even around back when I was in college, such as the vegetarian meat alternatives. We have come a long way! None of the recipes require a stove, just a microwave. However, there were some that required a blender. How much space do they think students have in a dorm room? LOL! The need a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and blender. Plus they need a space to prepare the food. I can tell you that my room was tiny and I had a roommate. I tried making a few of the recipes myself including the ‘Breakfast Parfait’ ‘Pancake In a Mug’, and ‘Freshman Frittata’. The parfait was the easiest and taste good. The pancake in a mug was acceptable, if a stovetop isn’t an option but it was a bit on the rubbery side. I didn’t care for the frittata at all. I don’t know about you but I like my frozen hash browns, brown in oil, in a skillet. They turn out as you would expect in a microwave, mushy! Would I recommend ‘PETA’s Vegan Cookbook’. Yes, I would for students living in a dorm or somewhere that they don’t have access to a stove, etc. As a student, you need to make do with what you have access to and this book will help students find and make vegan meals so they won’t starve. 3/5 I received the ebook format for my honest opinion via Net Galley.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Please Pass the Books

    This book is perfect for the struggling, cash-strapped college vegan. It caters to a dorm room setting, and takes into account the likelihood that the student will only have a microwave and not an oven, and will probably be storing things in a mini fridge. It then provides a shopping list of staples—including stuff you're most likely to find at a dollar store (brilliant!)—before delving into a little lesson on hidden non-vegan offenders often found in innocently packaged vegetarian fare. I know This book is perfect for the struggling, cash-strapped college vegan. It caters to a dorm room setting, and takes into account the likelihood that the student will only have a microwave and not an oven, and will probably be storing things in a mini fridge. It then provides a shopping list of staples—including stuff you're most likely to find at a dollar store (brilliant!)—before delving into a little lesson on hidden non-vegan offenders often found in innocently packaged vegetarian fare. I know as well as anyone else how expensive it can be to live as a clean eater. Ok, maybe clean is the wrong word since I'm kind of the anti-vegan. What I mean is, as someone who lives entirely as an Atkins protein carnivore and a Paleo girl, I get that shopping on the outside perimeters of the grocery store is expensive. You'd think that ignoring all the center aisles would knock a lot off the final bill, but the reality is that that's where all the cheap food is. While this cookbook really isn't for me, I understand it in the context of a lifestyle choice with restrictions that are often difficult—and expensive—to adhere to. I also know what it's like to have $40 in my pocket that needed to stretch into an entire months worth of food. If you have or know or are a college student on a budget, you need to get them this book even if they aren't a vegan. If you have or know or are a regular person who is on a massive budget and need creative food options, this is a book you should take a look at. The recipes are practical, palatable, and realistic. The text is as honest as it is hilarious (butt-ugly sticky buns, anyone?), and there is no hint whatsoever of condescension or preachiness (something I'll admit to being fearful of when picking this up). The verdict? Five easy stars, and a spot on my own cookbook shelf. I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion, which this most certainly is. Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley for providing a copy.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Claire

    Review: PETA's Vegan College Cookbook by PETA Published by: Sourcebooks (5th April 2016)   ISBN: 9781492635543   Source: Netgalley   Rating: 3*   Description: You can have the simplest, tastiest vegan recipes on a budget — and the best part is, the most complicated kitchenware you'll ever need is a microwave. Including more than 250 recipes, we've got all the best insider info: - Vegan alternatives to meat, eggs, and milk- How to stock your kitchen/mini-fridge- How to make meat-free sandwiches, salads, so Review: PETA's Vegan College Cookbook by PETA Published by: Sourcebooks (5th April 2016)   ISBN: 9781492635543   Source: Netgalley   Rating: 3*   Description: You can have the simplest, tastiest vegan recipes on a budget — and the best part is, the most complicated kitchenware you'll ever need is a microwave. Including more than 250 recipes, we've got all the best insider info: - Vegan alternatives to meat, eggs, and milk- How to stock your kitchen/mini-fridge- How to make meat-free sandwiches, salads, soups, and sauces- Fun meal recipes, such as Fettuccine Alessandro, Walking Tacos, and Pancake in a Mug- The best drinks, dips, and dressings- Unbelievable vegan dessert recipes- Spotlight sections on the staples we love: peanut butter, potatoes and Ramen- And much, much more! With new tips and treats to suit even the pickiest palate, this is the essential college cookbook for every vegetarian or vegan on a budget.   Review: This cookbook has a really uncomplicated layout and is easy on the eye. It covers everything from buying produce and stocking your kitchen cupboards and fridge, to recipes for main meals, such as vegan chilli, quick and simple snacks like sandwiches and also easy treats and desserts. The recipes are easy to follow, with easy to source ingredients and simple step-by-step instructions.    This book would be ideal for someone starting college, who doesn't have much in the way of cooking skills, as all the recipes can be cooked in the microwave. There are a great many 'fake' meat products such as vegan sausage, vegan bacon bits, vegan chicken patties, which could be construed as rather lazy ingredients, but they are convenient, packed full of protein and reasonably pried. This is a book aimed at the student market, after all, and convenience is the name of the game.  

  26. 4 out of 5

    Rach

    PETA'S Vegan College Cookbook is good vegan cookbook for the quintessential American College Student. It contains heaps of useful information and instructions on what vegans can eat, how to stock up the fridge and pantry and what alternatives are available for the everyday essentials.. The book is set out in chapters including breakfast, sandwiches , sauces and even a whole chapter dedicated to peanut butter. The recipes are simple, usually 5-6 ingredients , affordable and fun which is great for PETA'S Vegan College Cookbook is good vegan cookbook for the quintessential American College Student. It contains heaps of useful information and instructions on what vegans can eat, how to stock up the fridge and pantry and what alternatives are available for the everyday essentials.. The book is set out in chapters including breakfast, sandwiches , sauces and even a whole chapter dedicated to peanut butter. The recipes are simple, usually 5-6 ingredients , affordable and fun which is great for the average college student. Moreover they are great for the no nonsense vegan cook who doesn't mind having a helping hand from jars and packets of goodness . This book is not for the gourmet cook as the recipes are perhaps too simple and do not lend themselves a fresh family meal. Additionally the recommended vegan sellers are Amercian and as such are not that helpful for the Australian consumer.Overall a good introductory cookbook for the typical college student who has little time and money.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ginny Messina

    I’m not a fan of PETA, but this book is a hoot. It aims to help college students stay vegan, despite limited cooking skills, kitchen facilities, time and money. The recipes are so basic that it’s a stretch to call them recipes at all. They are really just ideas for something to eat and can all be made in the microwave. Few of them have more than 4 ingredients and some of them, like “Sunday Morning Sausage in a Blanket” have two (vegan sausages and a can of refrigerated crescent rolls). Each reci I’m not a fan of PETA, but this book is a hoot. It aims to help college students stay vegan, despite limited cooking skills, kitchen facilities, time and money. The recipes are so basic that it’s a stretch to call them recipes at all. They are really just ideas for something to eat and can all be made in the microwave. Few of them have more than 4 ingredients and some of them, like “Sunday Morning Sausage in a Blanket” have two (vegan sausages and a can of refrigerated crescent rolls). Each recipe has a funny little flippant preamble. The design is that new-fangled approach that includes really bad black and white food photos and typesetting that looks like it was done on a 1960s typewriter. Not my cup of tea, but that’s okay; this is a fun book for any teen or young adult vegan.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Heather Brown

    Wow! What a resource for college students! Even if you aren't vegan, tofu is cheaper than steak, so why not try these great recipes? PETA's Vegan College Cookbook has a ton of recipes from breakfast, to snacks, to dinner, and even desserts. Sometimes it can be difficult to find vegan or even vegetarian options at college, but this cookbook shows you a bunch of ways to satisfy your appetite with out sacrificing your values or your bank account. I did have to take points off for the stereotyping an Wow! What a resource for college students! Even if you aren't vegan, tofu is cheaper than steak, so why not try these great recipes? PETA's Vegan College Cookbook has a ton of recipes from breakfast, to snacks, to dinner, and even desserts. Sometimes it can be difficult to find vegan or even vegetarian options at college, but this cookbook shows you a bunch of ways to satisfy your appetite with out sacrificing your values or your bank account. I did have to take points off for the stereotyping and sexism in some of the titles and recipes, like "Idaho? No You Da Ho", and "stab (the potato) with a fork multiple times, like a blond in a bad horror flick". Do they not realize that a number of vegans are also, you know, female?

  29. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    Thank you Goodreads for my ARC. I requested this book when I saw it after going out for Thanksgiving dinner with our neighbors, their kids and grandkids and hearing one of their college-aged granddaughter's talking about being a vegan and having a hard time with it while she is away at college. When I saw this book in the giveaways' selections, I thought if I was lucky enough to receive it, I would send it on to her after I had read it and reviewed it, which I did, and she was thrilled with it! Thank you Goodreads for my ARC. I requested this book when I saw it after going out for Thanksgiving dinner with our neighbors, their kids and grandkids and hearing one of their college-aged granddaughter's talking about being a vegan and having a hard time with it while she is away at college. When I saw this book in the giveaways' selections, I thought if I was lucky enough to receive it, I would send it on to her after I had read it and reviewed it, which I did, and she was thrilled with it! While looking through this I found a lot of recipes that I think she will be able to make easily at college that are vegan and still remain healthy. This looked like a well put together cookbook. This was a great idea to put this vegan cookbook together for college kids.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kristi

    First, I feel as though I should preface my review by stating that I am not in college and haven't been for several years. However, I do work long hours. I am new to the vegan lifestyle, and I was searching for things that I could prepare using the office microwave. I enjoyed the book. I have plans to try several of the recipes. I was disappointed that a lot of the ingredients were prepackaged food items. I am trying to stay away from processed foods. However, it did open my eyes to the large var First, I feel as though I should preface my review by stating that I am not in college and haven't been for several years. However, I do work long hours. I am new to the vegan lifestyle, and I was searching for things that I could prepare using the office microwave. I enjoyed the book. I have plans to try several of the recipes. I was disappointed that a lot of the ingredients were prepackaged food items. I am trying to stay away from processed foods. However, it did open my eyes to the large variety of vegan options that are not available in my area. My favorite sections of the book were definitely the chapters on snacks and sauces. I also loved the fact tidbits at the beginning of every chapter. I actually learned a few new pieces of information.

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