Review: The Plant-Based College Cookbook

Review: The Plant-Based College Cookbook

The Plant-Based College Cookbook is a nice collection of healthy recipes that any novice cook can make. While this cookbook isn’t completely plant-based, most of the recipes are suitable for a vegetarian diet. The layout and the instructions are simple, which really sets the stage for first-time chefs.

Review: The Plant-Based College CookbookTitle: The Plant-Based College Cookbook: Plant-Based, Easy-to-Make, Good-for-You Food
Author: Adams Media
Also by this author: The New Fondue Cookbook: From Savory Ale-Spiked Cheddar Fondue to Sweet Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue, 100 Recipes for Fondue Fun!
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: August 18, 2020
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Enjoy healthy, plant-based meals and avoid the temptations of the dining hall and vending machines with over 175 easy, recipes any college student can master!

Who says the food in college has to be unhealthy? Now, eating healthy is simpler than ever and can even be enjoyed when you’re at college!

The Plant-Based College Cookbook is perfect for even the busiest college student and features 175 totally doable (and delicious) recipes to help you stick to your plant-based diet while on campus. Enjoy a Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffin and Creamy Carrot Smoothie to make that 8am class feel a bit easier. Impress your roommates with some homemade Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip and Mango Citrus Salsa. And never skip out on dessert with some Cocoa-Nut-Coconut No-Bake Cookies and DIY Peanut Butter Cups.

With helpful advice on the kitchen basics and quick, effortless recipes, you can skip the temptations of the dining hall, eat clean, and even keep off that freshman fifteen!

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: The Plant-Based College Cookbook

This is a great cookbook geared towards first year students who are new to cooking for themselves and looking for healthy options. That being said, I am not sure that students living on campus will make much use of a book of recipes. However, there are lots of useful ideas and quick options that can be created.

❀ Easy to follow instructions

One thing that struck me as odd about this book is that not all of the recipes are 100% plant-based. Also, there are a few recipes that have eggs and cheese in the ingredients, so anyone hoping for a pure plant-based set of recipes might be disappointed. However, the book is easy to follow and there are really short instructions for most of the dishes. While there are not as many photos that I would have liked, it is definitely a pretty and whimsical book to add to a collection.

Chickpea Soup

Chickpea Soup

I created the Chickpea Soup, which is really hearty and very easy to make. I really appreciated the extremely straightforward steps required to make this yummy soup. Essentially, you combine all ingredients in the pot and simmer. How easy is that for a student with little time for cooking?

❀ A Great resource for students

All in all, The Plant-Based College Cookbook is a great resource for students new to cooking for themselves. There are quite a few effortless meals that can be made from the book that will fuel a busy student without taking up too much time in the kitchen. It is one book that I would recommend gifting any student in your life.

About Adams Media

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22 thoughts on “Review: The Plant-Based College Cookbook

  1. Rosie says:

    College kids with a slow cooker and having a cookbook to know what to put in there that is easy and healthy is a win win. Most slow cookers are low-wattage, and safe. This soup looks dee-lish!

  2. Melanie B says:

    Chickpea soup looks good! Definitely a useful cookbook to have, and love that it’s plant based foods!

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