Some might think less is more, but following an unconventional diet can at times seem expensive, particularly if you are shelling out dollars for specialty foods and substitutes. Fortunately, a vegan diet is very doable and affordable, as famed author Robin Robertson sets out to prove in her latest cookbook, Vegan on the Cheap. Of course, Robertson's title couldn't be more timely, considering the current condition of the [worldwide] economy, but really, is saving money ever a bad idea?
Vegan on the Cheap includes 150 recipes that cost just 50 cents to $2 per serving, but have no fear, these aren't fluffy, diet recipes. Robin aims for hearty and healthy with savory soups and stews, satisfying salads, noodle dishes, first-class casseroles, favorites for the slow cooker, and meatless and dairy-free recipes for classics like pizza, burgers, and sandwiches. And of course, there are also desserts.
Robin's career began as a restaurant chef and cooking teacher, but since the 80's she has been hitting the books, so to speak, creating thousands of vegan and vegetarian recipes. Robin has nearly 20 cookbooks under her belt, and she has shown no signs of throwing in the dish towel.