Vegan Swaps is the latest book of New York Times bestselling author and former model Kim Barnouin. The book offers healthy alternatives for vegans, whether they are just starting out or have been a vegan for years.
We found it to be a very useful book for newbie vegans, and those who are considering trying a vegan diet and lifestyle. There is a lot that one needs to think about and be aware of when just beginning to eat vegan and at times it can be overwhelming. That is where this book is really handy. Kim gives lots of suggestions for vegan alternatives for foods that people had been eating. She suggests name brands that she trusts, names some restaurants across the country (USA) where one can eat a vegan meal and gives important information about reading and understanding labels.
It is important to realize, that this is not a cookbook, but is more a guide for easy and healthy substitutions, so that people can successfully try the vegan lifestyle. With the success, people would become more interested in continuing or expanding their vegan cooking skills, and cookbooks or vegan cooking classes would be useful. The book suggests a lot of prepackaged and prepared food that is common in grocery stores in the United States and come at a cost. Alternatively many meals could be made from scratch from whole organic foods to save money.
Skinny Bitch Book of Vegan Swaps is written in an easy format with lots of little cooking tips here and there. Rather than thinking about what people will be “giving up” Kim offers positive ways to help people focus on what tasty alternatives they can enjoy. Explaining in a fun and easy way how one can just swap this vegan product for their familiar favorites. Based on its style and language we feel, that the book is targeted a bit too much at younger females and may be less appealing to other readers.
Skinny Bitch Book of Vegan Swaps was published by HaperOne and is availabel for a suggested retail price of $15.99