Mayim’s Vegan Table is more than just a cookbook!

This book is written to help families transition to a vegan diet (or just incorporate more vegan meals) at their own pace. It gives numerous ideas to help kids and adults eat healthier, explains the vegan diet, provides nutritional information, and describes how to stock a vegan kitchen.

And there are plenty of fantastic vegan recipes!

This book is written by both Mayim Bialik and Dr. Jay Gordon. Mayim appears in television shows “Blossom” and “The Big Bang Theory” and is also a trained neuroscientist. Dr. Jay is a pediatrician and pediatric nutritionist. Both are vegan and are vegan parents, so they are understanding and compassionate when it comes to the challenges we face in trying to feed our kids healthy foods. I like how the tone used throughout the book is supportive and caring.

The goal presented in this book is to move toward a plant-based diet in a way that makes sense to your family. This leads to increased health and wellness for you and your kids, as well as less suffering for animals.

The recipes in Mayim’s Vegan Table focus on options that are child-friendly and are easy to prepare, which gives it two big thumbs up in my book! There are suggestions for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and snacks. The recipes are simple – not overwhelming to those who may just be learning about preparing vegan dishes. At the same time, there are interesting recipes that are not just for those who are new to vegan cooking. I’ve been vegan/vegetarian since 1992, and there are recipes in here that are brand new for me! (For example, quinoa burgers, maple mustard greens, and soft pretzels.) Some of the dishes are based on whole foods, while others incorporate vegan cheese and other convenience foods. There are also recipes for homemade vegan cheeses, based on whole foods.

Mayim’s Jewish heritage shines through, as there are a handful of veganized Jewish recipes sprinkled throughout the book. I was thrilled to see recipes for dishes such as kugel, latkes, hamantaschen, and challah. This is a special bonus to those of us who are both Jewish and vegan!

Mayim’s Vegan Kitchen is a solid resource to help families transition to a vegan diet. The recipes are interesting, well-thought-out, child-friendly, and easy to make. The information presented in the book is inspiring and supportive.


I invite you to be informed and inspired by Vegan Journey via Facebook and Pinterest.

Here’s an interview with Mayim Bialik discussing her cookbook and more!

Part One

Part Two

Here's the link to my book
Celebrating the Jewish Holidays: Life-Affirming Secular and Spiritual Observances, available in paperback and Kindle editions.

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  • esmonaco Apr 06, 2014 @ 1:38 pm
    Very nice review and congratulations on your review of the day :)
  • skiesgreen Apr 01, 2014 @ 12:35 am
    Nicely done and congrats on the award.
  • vegival Apr 01, 2014 @ 7:58 am
    Thank you!
  • ellyse2003 Mar 31, 2014 @ 10:01 pm
    I am a vegetarian and this lense is very helpful. This could help me so much with being a vegetarian, I have a small kid and I want to serve him nutritious food, I will look for this cook book soon.
  • Arachnea Mar 31, 2014 @ 5:01 pm
    Great lens. This would be the perfect book to add to my cookbook shelf. Interesting info about the author.
  • RenaissanceWoman2010 Mar 31, 2014 @ 2:36 pm
    Congrats on Review of the Day! I love the recipes you have spotlighted here and I'm now following you at the contributor sites mentioned above. Here's to healthy families.
  • vegival Mar 31, 2014 @ 2:43 pm
    Thanks, RenaissanceWoman! I always enjoy your lenses and am delighted you've been enjoying mine as well!
  • grammieo Mar 31, 2014 @ 12:08 pm
    Great review, I will have to look into incorporating more vegan dishes into my lifestyle!
  • LindaJM Mar 31, 2014 @ 12:02 pm
    I would love to own this book!
  • tonyleather Mar 31, 2014 @ 9:18 am
    Very well put together lens!
  • vegival Mar 31, 2014 @ 9:22 am
    Thanks - I'm glad you enjoyed it!
  • Mar 31, 2014 @ 8:57 am
    very good lens
  • Greekblue Mar 31, 2014 @ 8:30 am
    Great lens...thank you.

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