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Seagan Eating: The Lure of a Healthy, Sustainable Seafood + Vegan Diet (Paperback)
A cheat sheet for vegans who want to stray the healthy way
People choose to become vegan for different reasons, but for some it's tough to stick to such a strict diet. Seagan Eating offers a healthy alternative by motivating you to adopt a "seagan" diet--largely plant-based but including seafood. At the same time, the book discourages "evil" ingredients and addresses many of today's food conundrums (GMOs, organic versus nonorganic, etc.). A recipe section features easy-to-make fish dishes, plus some of Amy's most decadent vegan recipes. As with the authors' first book, The Vegan Cheat Sheet, all recipes are oil-free. It's the ultimate manual for delicious, healthful eating.
You will learn to:
Maximize your nutrient intake with plant-based, nutrient-dense foods, along with omega 3 rich fish. Enjoy more freedom when preparing meals or dining out by including some seafood in your diet. Prepare satisfying portions by eliminating or lightening up on unhealthy fats. Avoid the "bad boys" (additives, sugars, trans fats, etc.). Use healthy replacements for popular "guilty pleasures" (i.e., fast food and junk food).
About the Author
AMY CRAMER is the founder of Vegan Eats (VeganEatsUSA.com), which produces a line of grab-and-go vegan meals for Heinen's, a midwestern supermarket chain, and will soon be available in midwestern Whole Foods stores. Amy has taught private vegan classes throughout Ohio and in New York City and Westchester County, New York, and has been a guest lecturer at Bronx Community College. She also offers one-on-one vegan coaching to those who need more guidance and hand-holding. Whole Foods Market frequently invites her as a guest instructor.
An award-winning copywriter, coauthor LISA MCCOMSEY graduated from Bucknell University with an art history degree and has worked on staff and as a freelance copywriter for a variety of publications, including Vogue, People, Life, Real Simple, Vanity Fair, Bon Appétit, House & Garden, the New York Times, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. She currently serves as copy director for Allure magazine.
Self-proclaimed foodies and “research fanatics” Cramer and McComsey, coauthors of The Vegan Cheat Sheet, team up once again, this time with a new diet to share. It still consists primarily of plant-based foods, but now includes omega-3 fatty acids sourced from sustainable seafood. Per American Heart Association recommendations, it allows for seafood two to three times a week, with the occasional indulgence permitted. This charming guide shares the authors’ personal stories and reasoning for their “cheating” on plants, detailing also why they’ve forgone meat, dairy, and eggs. Cramer and McComsey include an essential shopping list for the diet staples, including baking ingredients and freezer items. And before they go into how to shop for sustainable seafood, they make sure to explain why fish is the healthiest way to obtain essential fatty acids. The bulk of this guide covers all the bases: essential kitchen tools, meal plans, and recipes, along with instructions for navigating restaurants and understanding food labels. Also included are vegan foods to avoid and notes on organic foods, superfoods, and GMOs. This little powerhouse diet will appeal to those looking for healthy nourishment without a militant plan.---Publishers Weekly