If you’re like me you have probably been searching for a decent vegan keto cookbook! And when I say decent, I mean one that isn’t loaded with tofu, errors, cheese and written by people who’ve never followed a vegan keto lifestyle.
Vegan Keto by Liz MacDowell- A Look Inside
I “met” Liz through an excellent, supportive vegan keto Facebook group and from there found her website.
She is knowledgeable (6yrs vegan keto), explains things simply and is non-judgemental, her recipes are simple and easy to follow (yummy too!).
The Vegan Keto Cookbook starts by taking you through why Liz tried keto, then goes on to explain what it is, right through to a 4 week meal plan
I like the way she doesn’t rely on tofu as a protein source, (tofu is inflammatory for some people) and gives plenty of alternatives, including nut alternatives.
This book dispels the myths about vegan protein and what a ketogenic diet is, in layman’s terms. If you want to read the scientific stuff, she cites references at the end of the book.
I’m in my happy place when cooking and developing recipes but sometimes it’s nice to have it done for you!
Liz explains how to store foods correctly, particularly oils and why she stores them this way.
It is stressed that there isn’t a list of ketogenic foods, like a list of things you can and can’t have. This is when it becomes restrictive and is doomed to failure.
Those of you who have tried different diets will understand this!
Rather, she goes on to explain why to assess foods on an individual basis, very useful, especially if you’re just starting out.
Table of contents
- About this book
- Why I tried keto
- What is a ketogenic diet
- What keto isn’t
- Taking a look at macronutrients
- Common keto questions
- How to get started
- What to eat
- Tools and equipment
- Special ingredients
Then there are the recipes, meal plan, references and index.
I’ve never been a fan of porridge even though I’m Scottish but, the chia noatmeal recipe in this book, hit the spot! Liz serves it cold but, in Scotland at the moment, it’s too cold for that so I followed the recipe, then warmed it through.
Today I’m going to try the pot pie…..
All in all, everything is covered!
This would also do as a vegetarian ketogenic cookbook, the recipes would be easy to adapt.
As far as ketogenic cookbooks go, Liz’s vegan keto cookbook is top of my list, and I’ve been through a few!
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