Prepare for your week with this smart, practical, and delicious guide to vegan meal planning from the Full Helping blogger Gena Hamshaw, author of Power Plates.
“Gena Hamshaw takes the perfection out of meal-planning, making fresh, cozy, plant-based meals accessible—no matter what your week might look like.”—Kristen Miglore, author of Food52 Genius Recipes
Home cooking can be a challenge when life gets busy. Meal prep is the fix for having flavorful, nourishing meals to rely upon all week long. Gena, a longtime vegan with a demanding schedule, prioritizes nutritional balance as well as taste in this hands-on meatless primer. The Vegan Week will teach you how to batch cook varied, colorful, and comforting meals over the weekend, whether you have three, two, or even just one hour of time to spare.
Discover new, plant-based favorites like Tangy Cashew Lime Noodle Bowls and Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Greens, as well as classics like Pasta e Ceci and Seitan Goulash. Gena will help you to use your time in the kitchen effectively, so that you create and store filling, flavor-forward recipes—recipes that you'll look forward to as the week goes by. This book is a roadmap to eating vegan food regularly, incorporating it into daily life even when things are hectic. Thanks to meal prep techniques and recipes, you won't have to choose between the demands of your schedule and your desire to prioritize taste, nutrition, and the joy of eating homemade food.
Gena Hamshaw is a registered dietitian nutritionist, recipe developer, and the author of Food52 Vegan and Power Plates. She shares vegan recipes on her blog, The Full Helping, which she has written since 2009. Gena lives in New York City. If she’s not working, cooking, or baking, then she’s probably on her yoga mat.
“If you worry that meal planning would take the fun and spontaneity out of cooking, you need this gorgeous book. Gena Hamshaw puts the focus on delectable recipes, smart tips and strategies, and, perhaps best of all, a refreshing dose of flexibility. For everyone who loves home-cooked food but is pressed for time—in other words, most of us—this book just might give you your life back.”—Joe Yonan, author of Cool Beans