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Cooking Vegan

hot for food all day

easy recipes to level up your vegan meals [A Cookbook]

by (author) Lauren Toyota

Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Vegan, Quick & Easy, Vegetarian & Vegan
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price

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More than 100 utterly simple, crazy-delicious vegan recipes that satisfy cravings all day, everyday, from vegan YouTube guru and bestselling author of Vegan Comfort Classics Lauren Toyota.

Lauren Toyota's hot for food has become the go-to source online for flavorful, vegan comfort food recipes like Cheeseburger Pasta Salad and Oyster Mushroom Calamari. But let's face it--epic vegan food can take work. So in hot for food all day, Lauren collects her simplest, tastiest recipes, for the quickest weeknight meals, easy work lunches, and satisfying breakfasts.

Separated by meal type, and with choose-your-own-adventure recipes for mac 'n' cheese, snack mixes, scones, and more, hot for food all day has everything you can expect from Lauren--Buffalo Chicken Crunchwraps, Spiced Grilled Cheese, Stuffed Breakfast Danishes, Tokyo Street Fries--as well as ideas for leveling up your leftovers to make your vegan meals amazing all week. With photos chronicling what Lauren eats in a day, as well as endless ideas for dressings, sauces, and other flavor boosters, Lauren proves again that vegans can eat whatever they want.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Lauren Toyota is the author of the bestselling cookbook Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes To Feed Your Face. She's been named one of Canada's Most Influential Vegans (Impact Magazine) and has appeared on many national television programs sharing her expertise for making vegan food fast and fun. Lauren's YouTube channel, Instagram, and site, hot for food, have amassed millions of views and devoted fans

Editorial Reviews

“From breakfast to dessert, hot for food all day provides all of the flavour and fun we've come to expect from Lauren! Her tempting dishes like the Spicy Lentil Wraps, Fries & Salad, and Apple Crumble Muffins are going to be on repeat in my kitchen. I love that Lauren shares creative tips for transforming leftovers into entirely new ‘levelled up’ recipes and also how to build your very own custom vegan bowls from the ground up (be still my heart). hot for food all day is sure to heat things up in your kitchen!”
Angela Liddon, bestselling author of Oh She Glows for Dinner, Oh She Glows Every Day, and The Oh She Glows Cookbook
“When it comes to creating delicious food, Lauren Toyota knows how to hit hard. In hot for food all day, she shares fantastic base recipes that can be enjoyed on their own or morphed into something completely new. From killer snacks and epic sandwiches to savoury pasta dishes and delightful desserts, this book is overflowing with fun and easy recipes that everyone will love.”
Timothy Pakron of Mississippi Vegan
“We love Lauren! It's hard not to, she didn't just write a cookbook, she is hot for food—all day long! Her compassion and enthusiasm are contagious and inspiring. Her recipes are fun, exciting and easy to follow! Lauren brings a refreshing matter-of-act energy to her work and videos that shines above and beyond. We love this book and you will too!”
Chad and Derek Sarno, authors of The Wicked Healthy Cookbook
hot for food all day delivers the inspired, indulgent vegan comfort food that Lauren is known for (four types of grilled cheese, yes please!) in a unique, time-saving, dollar-saving approach. Who knew you could up-cycle soups into dipping sauces, pasta sauces, cheese fries, and enchiladas? Lauren did, and she's sharing her tips and tricks on how to cook amazing vegan recipes on the fly in this must-have cookbook!”
Nisha Vora, creator of RainbowPlantLife and author of The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook
“Lauren's incredibly energetic and welcoming voice shines brightly in the pages of hot for food all day. I love how she encourages us to break the rules, discover our unique kitchen magic, and embrace joyful meals. And to reduce food waste, helping us turn the foods we'd consider labeling as ‘boring leftovers’ into deliciously creative masterpieces.”
Haile Thomas, youth activist and author of Living Lively
“Like Lauren’s first book, hot for food all day provides the tools for making plant-based eating fun and accessible. Whether you’re a straight-edge vegan or an omnivore who embraces ‘Meatless Mondays’ and ‘Vegan Before Six,’ this book will provide mouthwatering meals for breakfast, dinner, and everything in between.”
—Bryant Terry, James Beard Award-winning author of Vegetable Kingdom and chef-in-residence of Museum of the African Diaspora

“There’s no denying that Lauren Toyota’s hot for food vegan comfort classics is not only a staple in our household, but it just so happened to be a Team Jilly favorite (helloooo Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich!). Needless to say, I’m really looking forward to whipping up all of the delicious vegan meals in Lauren’s brand new cookbook hot for food all day. Being the carb lover that I am, I'm already eyeing her Ragu Bolognese and Bacon Kale Pasta!”
—Jillian Harris, bestselling co-author of Fraiche Food, Full Hearts

“[A] must-have cookbook! Hot For Food All Day will activate your cooking mode by showcasing over 100 easy and simple vegan recipes, including a Buffalo crunch wrap, Tokyo street fries, and stuffed grilled cheese!”
—VegOut Magazine

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