A few months ago I was asked to review a copy of the new cookbook Vegan Family Meals by Ann Gentry. At first I was a little cautious that I would be able to do this author justice with my review but I agreed and I am so happy I did.
Ann Gentry is Hollywood’s go-to vegan chef, mom and founder of Los Angeles’ very popular and chic vegan restaurant Real Food Daily . Ann has shared her secret recipes in her new cookbook in her new cookbook Vegan Family Meals. As a mom herself, Ann knows how to feed a hungry family on an affordable budget.
I have been cutting back the meat, dairy and animal products that I have been eating in the last few years due to health reasons but I am not what you would call a ‘vegan’ by any stretch. I think people hear this term and they run for the hills not really knowing that it is easy to make small changes to our diets that will reap great rewards to our health.
You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy Vegan Family Meals. Moms, chefs, foodies and families can all enjoy expanding their cooking repertoire with this new book filled with easy to prepare, scrumptious, and healthy recipes.
I was fortunate enough to be able to ask Ann Gentry 5 questions that I , personally, really wanted the answer to and I thought some of you might too!
On Wednesday I will show you what I made from Vegan Family Meals …so make sure to come back!
Here are a few things I wanted to ask Ann:
2. Was it an easy transition?
3. Can you suggest some good dairy substitutions?
4. Have your children always had a vegan diet?
My first child after being breastfed was a vegan for a few years. Then, you go to a birthday party and its cheese pizza and ice cream cake and that was the change of that! Already, my husband and I had made a decision to eat primarily vegan at home. When our two kids go to birthday parties, or other social occasions at their friend’s houses, they eat vegetarian. We allow them to eat these “non-vegan” foods from time to time, NOT to supplement their vegan diet as there are no supplements to an already ideal diet, but rather allow them joy, comfort and participation in their childhood social settings.
5. What made you decide to open RFD?