Divine Vegan Desserts
written by Lisa Fabry
The transformation of veganism from fringe movement to the mainstream is growing at a pace. There are estimated to be at least 200,000 vegans in the UK, although there may now be up to one million. Whatever the figure, the number is certainly growing sharply. The reasons for adopting this lifestyle range from animal welfare to nutrition to environmentalism.
A commercial market has also emerged in free-from foods suitable for vegans and for people who cannot eat dairy products for health reasons. The shelves of supermarkets are increasingly being stocked with products designed for vegans (such as soya milk) and the market for vegan food is thought to be growing by up to 15 per cent a year. This sub-sector of the food industry is booming. People are becoming much more aware of lactose intolerance and it appears that a vegan diet is better than a veggie or carnivorous diet for staying slim.
But staying slim and eating desserts are surely contradictions because puddings tend to be laden with calories from butter, eggs, and cream. Not any longer. Divine Vegan Desserts is reclaiming the reputation of desserts by proving that they can be beautiful, delicious AND healthy. All the desserts in the book are dairy- and egg- free, and therefore completely free of saturated fats. There are also many recipes suitable for people following a gluten-free or nut-free diet. For those wishing to reduce their refined sugar intake or increase their consumption of natural raw foods there are many options too. A comprehensive key indicates which recipes are suitable for different dietary requirements with icons for each recipe.
The book contains recipes for cakes, teatime treats, pies & pastries, tarts, trifles and cheesecakes, ice creams, sorbets, mousses, custards and creams. So whether you are a practising vegan, lactose intolerant, on a gluten-free diet or simply want luscious desserts without all the calories this is THE book for you.
Lisa Fabry is an Anglo-Hungarian born in England. She has worked as a film and television producer, writer, editor, yoga teacher, barista, pastry chef and organic cafe owner.