The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion by Colleen Patrick-goudreauThe Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion by Colleen Patrick-goudreau

The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion

byColleen Patrick-goudreau

Paperback | June 1, 2009

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"The Vegan Table leaves nothing to be desired—Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is the Martha Stewart of the movement!"—Rory Freedman, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch

"It's delightful, it's delicious, it's a de-lovely book!"—Sarah Kramer, author of How It All Vegan (

"Within minutes of reading The Vegan Table, I was in my kitchen making one of Colleen's favorite recipes. My wife was amazed. This is a wonderful book that you will want to give to all your vegan and non-vegan friends!"—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, bestselling author of When Elephants Weep and The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food

Entertain in Style—Vegan Style

The Vegan Table is your one-stop source for creating the perfect meal for your friends and family. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering of friends or a large party with an open guest list, author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, crowned the “Vegan Martha Stewart” by VegNews magazine, will answer your every entertaining need.

Inside you’ll be treated to practically limitless recipe and menu ideas, making it easy to satisfy any and all palates and preferences. From romantic meals for two to formal dinners, casual gatherings, children’s parties, and holiday feasts, you can keep the party going through every occasion and season.

Recipes include:

—Pumpkin Curry

—Roasted Red Pepper, Artichoke, and Pesto Sandwiches

—Creamy Macaroni and Cashew Cheese

—Elegantly Simple Stuffed Bell Peppers

—Pasta Primavera with Fresh Veggies and Herbs

—Tempeh and Eggplant Pot Pies

—African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew

—Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Onions

—Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

—South of the Border Pizza

—Tofu Spinach Lasagna

—Blackberry Pecan Crisp

—Flourless Chocolate Tart

—Red Velvet Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Celebrate the joy of plant-based cuisine with The Vegan Table, your ultimate at-home dining and entertaining guide.

A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan's Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. ...
Title:The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every OccasionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.9 inPublished:June 1, 2009Publisher:Fair Winds PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1592333745

ISBN - 13:9781592333745


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this cookbook I have been using this cookbook for years now and absolutely love it. It helped me transition to eating vegan and prepare recipes that everyone (even non-vegans) in my family can enjoy.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must-have The recipes in this fantastic book are amazing. Even recipes that I thought I wouldn't like but figured I'd give them a go-ahead anyway (i.e. Red Lentil Artichoke Stew) was not only fantastic but easy! Since first getting this book I've made a handful of the recipes staples in my life and have shared them with friends. I've even given this book as a gift to a newlywed couple when they expressed they wanted more healthy recipes.
Date published: 2011-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cookbook!! This is a wonderful cookbook. Of all the vegan cookbooks we use, we always go back to this one time and time again, particularly if we are having people over.
Date published: 2010-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Three Cheers for the Vegan Table Compassionate Cook's Colleen Patrick Goudreau has blown me away with her new cook book: The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion. The color, design and layout of this cook book is as fun as the parties you'll have thanks to Colleen's festive recipes and menus. This isn't entertaining isn't for fringe or niche groups, it is for normal people who like to gather with friends and family - just like everybody else. Colleen's desire to create a cook book on vegan entertaining came out of a passion to offer ideas, tips, and tools for occasions that have become meat-, egg-, and dairy centric. She has remained true to her mission of compassion and offered recipes and menus for the holidays that are free of animal exploitation. One of the things that I love most about Colleen's book, The Vegan Table, is the organization of the book. Not only are the menus and parties systematically grouped by season but also by the size and formality of the occasion. Colleen has recipes and menus for romantic (or platonic) dinners for two, casual meals for four to six, and formal dining from six to ten. And if that is not enough there are menus for special occasions and excuses to party which include buffets, appetizers and finger foods. Want to fancy-up your party? The seasonal design of the of the menu extends beyond cooking adding simple design touches to your home when you entertain. Not only that but ever wonder what flowers you can include on your plate? Colleen lets you know what flowers are edible. Some of my favourite recipe ideas are: frushi (aka fruit sushi), blackberry pecan crisp, beet bundt cake, strawberries and wine, honeydew melon in coconut milk, and truffles. Hmmm, are those all desserts? Pumpkin curry, panini with lemon-basil pesto, butternut squash risotto with toasted sage, and lots of pizza ideas look great too. One of the most challenging aspects of vegan lifestyle can be getting together with friends and family for traditional holidays such as such as Thanksgiving, Passover and Eater. Colleen shows us there is more to Thanksgiving than turkey, more to Passover than eggs and more to Easter than ham. Menus that truly honor gratitude, freedom, and renewal honor the traditions while eating compassionately and also offer tips on how to diplomatically handle these get togethers. The Vegan Table is not only a cook book for cooking, it is also a really good read. Side bars throughout the book discuss the intimacy of food, eating consciously, love potions, food lore, tips for stress free entertaining, toasts for all occasions, the familiarity of vegan food, tips for vegan etiquette, vegan cocktails, consciousness raising, embracing our ethics, reclaiming food traditions, throwing parties, and survival tips for vegans as well as their family and friends Congratulations to Colleen, a long-time vegan and animal activist for empowering people to make informed choices about food while totally and unequivocally debunking the myth that vegan food is boring. To listen to an interview of Colleen Patrick Goudreau on the Vegan Table with Dr. Melissa West on Returning to the Body Mind, go to:
Date published: 2009-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Fromt he moment I opened the box and pulled this book out, I was in love. It's the most colorful, brilliant cookbook I own (and I own a LOT of vegan cookbooks!) The dishes in this book are sure to please guests, even those who may not be vegan... Colleen focuses on dishes that will satisfy the tummy and that are more "whole foods" based than most. If I had fifty thumbs, I'd give it fifty thumbs up. I only just got the book the other day but I've already made several recipes and look forward to making more today! Awesome book!
Date published: 2009-05-15

Editorial Reviews

“The doyenne of compassionate living has done it again, delivering a beautiful, thoughtful, intelligent book brimming with delectable, cruelty-free recipes and clever entertaining ideas. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau truly is a star in the vegetarian universe.”

VegNews Magazine