The 40-Year-Old Vegan 75 Recipes to Make You Leaner, Cleaner, and Greener in the Second Half of Life By Sandra Sellani, By Susan Sellani, Foreword by Jane Velez Mitchell
Winner of the International Book Awards, Green Book Festival, and Readers' Favorite Book Awards

Do you wish you could have your pasta and eat it too? So do Sandra and Susan Sellani, twin sisters who transformed the traditional Italian comfort foods of their childhood into healthier, plant-based versions. Sandra, a West Coast vegan, and Susan, an East Coast omnivore, have collaborated to create a rational approach to leaning in to vegan for those over forty.

The 40-Year-Old Vegan includes a fifty-two-week plan to easily transition to a plant-based lifestyle, with old-fashioned, recognizable vegan recipes and a realistic vision for looking and feeling good in the second half of life—without having to squeeze into a pair of size-two Spanx! Recipes include:

  • Lentil Shepherd's Pie
  • Manicotti Florentine with Cashew Ricotta
  • Zucchini Noodles with Lemon Walnut Pesto
  • Unstuffed Poblano with Macadamia Cojita
  • Jackfruit Chili
  • Rocky Road Nice Cream
  • And more!

  • Mercy for Animals is a beneficiary of 10% of author proceeds.
    TitleThe 40-Year-Old Vegan
    Subtitle75 Recipes to Make You Leaner, Cleaner, and Greener in the Second Half of Life
    AuthorBy Sandra Sellani, By Susan Sellani, Foreword by Jane Velez Mitchell
    PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
    ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
    Published4 April 2017
    Dimensions7.25 x 8.25in.
    IllustrationsColor photos throughout.

    About the author

    Sandra Sellani is the creator of the vegan food blog Forty-Year-Old Vegan. She’s a certified vegan chef and has studied at the world-acclaimed Matthew Kenney Culinary Academy in Los Angeles. She resides in Newport Beach, California.

    Susan Sellani is a college professor and human resources consultant and has been an avid cook since childhood. She resides in Wyoming, Pennsylvania.

    “If you’re looking to incorporate more plant-based dishes into your diet without giving up traditional comfort foods, this is the collection for you . . . The 40-Year-Old Vegan would be a good pick for longtime vegans as well as those mulling the addition of more plant-based offerings in their weekly rotation.” —Booklist “Curious would-be vegans and vegetarians will find the duo's advice, meal plan, and case studies to be both informative and encouraging. This is the perfect primer for those curious about transitioning to a meatless diet without investing too much time or money.” —Publishers Weekly "This is a must-have guide to a healthier eating plan. Whether you want to become totally vegan, or just incorporate some vegan ideas into your diet, this is the book to help guide you along." —Readers' Favorite Book Reviews and Award Contest From the foreword: “Vegan food is an adventure, inspiring us to investigate the recipes of other cultures where veggies are at the center of the plate.” —Jane Velez-Mitchell “Whatever age you are, once you open The 40-Year-Old Vegan your health can transform in ways you may not have previously imagined. Author Sandra Sellani writes with a blend of passion and compassion as she shares her culinary vision leading to better health, a better world, and a better life for the animals we share our planet with. I not only enjoyed Sandra’s personal insights but also felt a bit like Pavlov’s dog upon seeing the Sellani sisters’ mouth-watering recipes. I look forward to recommending this book to my patients whether they are forty, fifty, or eighty.” —Carlyn Montes De Oca, L.A.c, M.T.O.M., author, speaker, plant-based nutritional consultant “The 40-Year Old Vegan is the culmination of Sandra and Susan’s lifetime of comfort-food cooking with a vegan twist. Sandra introduced the first Meatless Monday event in the city of Long Beach, California at my restaurant and proved how delicious and accessible vegan food can be.” —Michael Neufeld, restaurant wwner, GASLAMP Music.Bar.Kitchen, Long Beach, CA “The message of The 40-Year-Old Vegan is close to my heart. I recognize that all animals feel. I love them and defend them. I know that the meat industry is destroying the world and I know that is not healthy to eat animal products. That's why I am vegan, because it is the least I can do.” —Ricardo Pimentel Cordero, founder, Tierra de Animales, Cancun, Mexico
    ISBNs: 9781510718500 978-1-5107-1850-0 Title: the 40-year-old vegan category:CKB ISBNs: 9781510718517 978-1-5107-1851-7 Title: the 40-year-old vegan category:CKB 
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