As a vegan I have read a LOT of vegan books. I actually even have a certificate in plant-based nutrition. I went vegan for my health and pride myself on the research I have done on vegan nutrition. That being said I was highly disappointed in this book. The description made it seem like there would be a ton of science-based nutrition information but the majority was the same stuff but less informative that other books I've read. If I wasn't vegan already this book wouldn't have provided me with anything that would make me want to go vegan, in fact I would have thought that it would be too hard to meet all my nutritional needs from a plant-based diet. The recipes included are also very basic, some just replacing meat, dairy, or egg with a plant-based version (ie. plant-based milk instead of what would traditionally be dairy milk, vegan butter for what would traditionally be dairy butter.
There are two thing I did like a lot about this book. The first being the section on how to veganize almost any recipe. For a new vegan this would help them adapt their current recipes to a plant-based diet. The other thing I REALLY liked about this book, and I honestly wish more books had this, were pictures in the recipes. There are step by step picture guides that I feel would be a bonus for anyone making these recipes.
Overall, I really wanted to like this book but didn't. I feel that there are many other books out there that have evidence-based nutrition information in more detail and provide a better understanding for new vegans or those interested in learning more about a plant-based diet. My favourites include Vegan for Life, Starch Solution, and Forks Over Knifes.
*Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.