4 Recipes So Delicious, You Won’t Even Know They’re Vegan

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Pinky Cole, American author and restauranteur, had one goal behind her Slutty Vegan concept: bring vegan options and food awareness to communities suffering from diseases that stem from poor nutrition. In 2018, Cole opened her first vegan burger joint, Slutty Vegan, in Atlanta, and in 2022, she opened another in Brooklyn. Now she has created the ultimate vegan cookbook, Eat Plants, B*tch, which includes 91 dynamic vegan recipes. Here is an excerpt from the cookbook along with four recipes guaranteed to make your mouth water.

When I started Slutty Vegan in 2018, I didn’t expect it to be anything more than a ghost concept. After I felt good about the concept, I called my best friends, and they said, “Pinky, this is a good idea!” Running with it, I went on Instagram and started looking for recipes and started doing all this crazy stuff—and it worked. Pretty soon Snoop Dogg ate my first vegan burger, then Jermaine Dupri and Lil Duval, and then everything literally went up from there. I’m happy that people who were never interested in veganism are willing to try it because of Slutty Vegan. When I started writing and compiling the recipes for Eat Plants, B*tch, I wanted to create something that would meet people where they are. These recipes are for flexitarians.

This book is dedicated to all of the people who might not want to be vegan but who want choices that actually taste good.

Barbecued “Beef” Loaf

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Where's the beef? Not in this recipe–but your friends and family will surely think this vegan "beef" loaf is the real thing, as it is infused with garlic and liquid smoke and can be served to perfection with the garlic herb mashed potatoes.

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Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

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There's nothing more warm and toasty than mashed potatoes, especially when they're made creamy and smooth with vegan butter and a couple of dairy-free milks for layered flavor.

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Brussels Rigatoni Carbonara

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Gently charred Brussels sprouts add a hearty flavor to this carbonara, which is brimming with garlic, vegan butter, and a healthy dose of vegan bacon for a full bacon-esque experience.

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French-ish Onion Soup

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This French-ish onion soup gives you all the joy of this cold weather favorite and still packs in the flavor with the simple substitutes of vegan butter, vegan broth, Marmite, and a dry white wine of your choice.

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From Eat Plants, B*tch: 91 Vegan Recipes That Will Blow Your Meat-Loving Mind, by Pinky Cole. Copyright © 2022 by Pinky Cole. Reprinted by permission of 13A/Gallery Books, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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