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How It All Vegan! - Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet

How It All Vegan!

Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet

By Tanya Barnard & Sarah Kramer
Categories: Vegan & Vegetarian, Cooking
Paperback : 9781551520674, 228 pages, 1999
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Sarah and Tanya are long-time friends and self-described "lazy vegetarians" whose love of animals made them want to completely eliminate animal products from their diet. Their decision to "go vegan" was a challenge not only to their palate but to their way of thinking about food and nutrition. With some imagination and a little know-how, the transition to a vegan lifestyle can be painless. And as Sarah and Tanya demonstrate in How It All Vegan!, vegan food is fabulous food, full of flavour and all the nutrients you need.
Two-colour throughout, the book's chapters include entrees, soups, sauces, breads, salads, and desserts; there are recipes for blue banana muffins, mushroom barley stew, chocolate cheese-less cake, tofu jerky, and vegan versions of ice cream, mayonaisse, and Sloppy Joes. There are even instructions on turning other aspects of your life vegan: recipes for cosmetics, hair products, pet treats, and household cleaners.

With its campy '50s style illustrations, unusual concoctions, and cool, punky sensibility, How It All Vegan! will tempt readers to animal-proof their diet and join the Vegan Empire.
Currently, over 110,000 copies have been sold.
Two-time winner, Veggie Award (VegNews), "Best Cookbook"
Now in its 15th printing!


  • Winner, Veg News Award for Favorite Cookbook 2003
  • Winner, Veggie Award, Best Cookbook 2003
  • Winner, Veggie Award, Best Cookbook 2004
  • Commended, Booksense 76 Selection 1999


Written with sass, style, and a sense of humor. More than just a cookbook. . . .

- Bust

The authors genuinely seem to be having a wonderful time as they share recipes, anedotes and advice for cooking, baking and even making your own beauty products.
-Reader Review Vegetarian Times

- Vegetarian Times

Fun, educational, accessible and tasty!
-Impact Magazine

- Impact Magazine

Their tatoos, their fashion sense, stolen from grandma's vintage trunk, and their irreverence, say it's not important to be earnest vegans; their recipes have an I-hate-to-cook-but-love-to-eat attitude.
-Vancouver Sun

- Vancouver Sun

The vegetarian cookbook industry seems to be in the permanent grip of New Age hippies and Hare Krishnas. Anyone turned off by such associations should seek out How It All Vegan! by two Canadians, Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer. Refreshingly, they do not discuss chakras, or offer instructions on how to become a practising druid. Barnard and Kramer adopt a down-to-earth approach, and focus on everyday meals someone might actually eat. The clarity and simplicity is no doubt why How It All Vegan! has won several awards and begotten two sequels. Much like Singer and Scully, Barnard and Kramer remind us there are ways to save animals that do not require breaking into cars.
-The Globe & Mail

- The Globe & Mail