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DIY Vegan

DIY Vegan

More Than 100 Easy Recipes to Create an Awesome Plant-Based Pantry

Nicole Axworthy and Lisa Pitman

St. Martin's Griffin


Nicole Axworthy and Lisa Pitman, seasoned cooks and long-time vegans, know it's difficult to understand what you're getting from a store-bought item unless you become an expert in analyzing labels. When you're in the supermarket, it's almost impossible to avoid buying a prepared item that doesn't contain animal-based by-products.

In their new book, DIY Vegan: More Than 100 Easy Recipes to Create an Awesome Plant-Based Pantry, Lisa and Nicole show readers how easy it is to make their own vegan pantry staples at home. Using easy-to-find, whole food ingredients that amp up flavors and nutrition, they've created over one hundred recipes that will stock pantry shelves, refrigerators and freezers: vegan milks, ice creams and butters made from a variety of nuts and seeds, home-ground flours, yummy sauces and spreads, snack foods (including a recipe for incredibly delicious vegan Pop Tarts) and an array of artisanal make-them-yourself cheeses. There's even a recipe for that beloved orange cheese sauce that coats everyone's favorite boxed mac and cheese! All of the recipes are vegan and have gluten-free options and some are from their list of raw food favorites.

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or someone just wanting to kick the packaged-food habit, DIY Vegan by Nicole Axworthy and Lisa Pitman will show you how to create an awesome, more compassionate kitchen powered by a pantry filled with healthy, homemade, plant-based staples.

Praise for DIY Vegan

“From simple to sublime, Lisa and Nicole create inspiring recipes from simple ingredients. The world needs this vegan cookbook!” —Isa Chandra Moskowitz, author of Veganomicon

“Lisa and Nicole are...known around the world for their wholesome, effortless recipes that appeal to all kinds of lifestyles. I've made many of their recipes over the years and I'm always in awe of how simple the recipes are to prepare while still feeling fancy and special for any occasion.” —Angela Liddon, author of The Oh She Glows Cookbook


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Nicole Axworthy and Lisa Pitman

NICOLE AXWORTHY and LISA PITMAN are contributing photography and food editors for VegNews magazine, the premier print resource for the vegan community world-wide. Lisa holds a Raw Chef Certificate from the Matthew Kenney Academy while Nicole holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. They live in Toronto, Canada.

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St. Martin's Griffin

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