Cookbook Review: Vegan Boards: 50 Gorgeous Plant-Based Boards for Snacks and Meals for Family or Friends by Kate Kasbee

Howdy (howdoyoudo?) Friends!! I am back with a cookbook review, and again I am focusing on vegan recipes. However, it’s easy to substitute meat with some of the recipes here.

I agree, along with the author, “the greatest memories are made around food and in between bites,” and these boards make for great meals and conversations among family and friends. 

Vegan Boards: 50 Gorgeous Plant-Based Boards for Snacks and Meals for Family or Friends is a gorgeous cookbook with stunning colourful photos and appealing easy to read recipes. The concept here is serving everyday meals on boards for a fun and entertaining twist to your meals.  

When I think of boards, I think of cheese, meat, crackers, dips, veggies, and fruit-style boards; however, this is not the same concept here. It’s a fresh take on how everyday meals are present and not much different from a family-style way of sharing. It’s all in how the food is arranged on the boards. There are boards for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, desserts, snacks and parties.  

Some boards that caught my eye and to temp Y’all with

Vegan Banh Mi Board. Instead of making the sandwiches up and serving them, the ingredients are on a board for everyone to help themselves. The recipes calls for pulled Jackfruit and I am not a fan and I will substitute with tofu or just vegetables. Oh and by the way I dislike regular mayo but love vegan mayo. Give it a try instead of regular you might be as surprised as I was.

Mediterranean Grazing Board is a fun board you can make using fresh ingredients and is easy to bring together on a board.

Build your own bagel sandwich board. I love bagels and this is such a fun idea way to share that love with family on weekend summer day on the deck

Some fun themed parties boards fo at home with your special somebodies or extended family and friends

Game Day Cauliflower Wings and Midsummer Backyard BBQ Board

Back Yard Campfire Board. We have fire pits often even in the winter and I love the idea of this board. It calls for vegan hot dogs and I not a fan of hot dogs at all but it can easily be substituted for smokies or carrot dogs as the recipe has in it.

Watermelon Pizza Board and many more

I received a copy from the publisher on NetGalley and one I am adding to my wish list for a print copy

Below is my own personal reasons and why I choose this cookbook and not the authors views.

Why eating some of your meals meatless and dairy-free is so essential?

BC is on fire, and here in Alberta, we are experiencing a high amount of smoke and it has never been more apparent how climate change is effecting us with the extreme heatwave and forest fires. Reducing meat and dairy can improve your carbon imprint and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are significantly impacting our planet.

Now I have to talk about my new handmade reusable produce shopping bags. I have decided it’s time I own my carbon footprint and start making some changes in our lives to reduce plastic and waste. I found these cute, fun reusable bags on Etsy made by It’s Sew Katrina in London, Ontario, Canada.