27 February 2012

'Vegan Junk Food' offers vegan comfort food at its best

I recently read that Alyssa Milano has decided not to raise her son vegetarian because she doesn’t want him to miss out on a “normal” childhood. Well, somebody should send her a copy of Lane Gold’s Vegan Junk Food and fast!

Although I personally disagree with Ms. Milano’s decision for many reasons, she is not the first to make this argument. It certainly is more difficult to raise morally, ethically and health conscious children, but despite the adversity, isn’t that our job as parents?

Before I go too far off on a tangent, let me get back to Lane Gold, and her gem of a book. Now, the warning is in the title, this is vegan comfort food at its best, people. Offering 225 mouthwatering recipes that are sure to please every guest at your kid’s birthday party, Gold has produced the perfect book for anyone who thinks being vegan means being boring or—insert audible gasp here—different. And although this may not be the most healthy vegan fare, let’s face it, there is nothing unhealthier than a diet laden with meat and dairy.

So, with a gracious bow to Ms. Gold, I encourage you to indulge in the normalcy and pleasure of vegan junk food. It could possibly be the best thing you do for your children!

Purchase Vegan Junk Food on Amazon.com.

Erica Settino | Twitter | Facebook | Website
New York Erica is the founder and executive director of the non-profit organization, Karuna For Animals: Compassion In Action, Inc. A long time vegetarian turned passionate vegan, she works tirelessly to educate others on the countless benefits of adopting a vegan diet. She currently holds a BS in Psychology with a concentration in Animal Behavior and an MFA in Creative Writing. Along with her work in animal advocacy, Erica works as an editorial assistant, freelance writer, certified and registered yoga instructor, nutritional counselor and health coach. She lives with her veg husband and their four rescued animal companions.

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