Wouldn’t you love to eat killer food without killing yourself, animals, or the planet? Vegan Brian Patton, who is the YouTube cooking sensation known as the Sexy Vegan, not only says you can certainly do it, but he gives us 100 fail-proof and flavorful vegan recipes in his recently released book The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary Dude (New World, March 2012). Here’s more on this inspiring vegan cookbook.
Meet Brian Patton
After graduating college, Patton started watching cooking shows and decided to veer from his public relations education to get schooled on food. One of his first jobs was working for Veggin’ Out, a vegan home delivery service in Los Angeles. He was eventually promoted to executive chef and is working there today. Don’t think this ordinary dude ventured into vegan cooking because he was a hardcore vegan. In fact, he was the only meat eater. So, he decided to try veganism for one month.
“After this animal product free month, I had more energy and I about 8 pounds, so I thought I’d give it another month, and then another month,” Patton says. “My energy continued to skyrocket. I was becoming healthy on the inside, which was beginning to show on the outside: my complexion improved, the whites of my eyes got whiter, and after 10 months, I’d lost 60 pounds.”
Regular dudes like regular food
Though Patton was reveling in his health improvement, he still craved sandwiches, sliders, onions rings, pizza, and the occasional cocktail. To satisfy his ordinary food cravings, he crafted his own vegan versions of his favorite pre-veg foods. In 2006, he began sharing them on YouTube, calling himself the Sexy Vegan, where his fun and lively style quickly gained a large and loyal fan base. Inspired by his video sensationalism, he wrote The Sexy Vegan Cookbook.
The Sexy Vegan Cookbook
This delicious and easy-to-follow cruelty-free cookbook delivers more than 100 vegan recipes (many have really catchy names) as well as the basics of vegan cooking for the beginner. The Sexy Vegan Cookbook offers every meal of the day, from breakfast to dinner to cocktails and desserts. Recipes include The Real Man’s Quiche, New England Blam Chowder, The Beany Tahini Burger, Tater Skinz, and The Sailor’s Peanut Butter Rum. Patton also shares a chapter on vegan cocktails, which he considers “the most important meal of the day”.
If you’re looking for a new vegan cookbook to add some fun to your weekly meals, try The Sexy Vegan Cookbook. This book also makes a great gift for your favorite vegan guys.