Author(s): Ann Gentry
Ann Gentry's Vegan Family Meals makes vegan cooking accessible for the time-strapped cook who craves delicious meals that are easy to prepare. Gentry demystifies how the vegan cooking process differs from vegetarian cooking by not relying on any animal by-products. Gentry proves with recipe after flavourful recipe that a multitude of options abound to create fast, delicious meals that are healthier than meat-reliant recipes. Consider beginning your day with Tofu Benedict with Roasted Corn Hollandaise, moving on to Herb Zucchini Soup for lunch, Lasagna Rolls for dinner, and ending your day with the decadent Chocolate Silk Pie with Cashew Crust. Large-scale studies have shown that mortality from ischemic heart disease was 30% lower among vegetarian and vegan men and 20% lower among vegetarian and vegan women. Additionally, those following a meatless diet tend to have lower body mass index, lower levels of cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and fewer incidences of heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, renal disease, osteoporosis, and dementias such as Alzheimer's disease and other disorders.
Ann Gentry is the creator, founder, and operating owner of Real Food Daily, the only restaurant in the Los Angeles area that serves a 100% vegan menu using zero animal by-products and foods grown exclusively with organic farming methods. She is the author of The Real Food Daily Cookbook. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.