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Tofu Hound Imprint


logoTogether with Bob and Jenna Torres, authors of Vegan Freak, we present Tofu Hound! The imprint develops innovate books on veganism and animal rights that promote an inspiring, new vision of social justice that includes animals.

We are a publisher with a commitment to publishing quality books on veganism, vegetarian cooking, animal rights, and related issues. We're small, but we have a lot of heart, and we work hard to bring valuable, vital, entertaining, and useful titles to market.

1. Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World, 2nd Edition —Bob and Jenna Torres
2. Generation V: The Complete Guide to Going, Being, and Staying Vegan as a Teenager — Claire Askew
3. New American Vegan — Vincent J. Guihan
4. Alternative Vegan: International Vegan Fare Straight from the Produce Aisle — Dino Sarma Weierman
5. Cook, Eat, Thrive: Vegan Recipes from Everyday to the Exotic — Joy Tienzo

    

 

 

 

 

Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World, 2nd Edition
Authors: Bob and Jenna Torres
Publisher: PM Press/Tofu Hound Press
Published: Dec. 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60486-015-3
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 248
Dimensions: 8.5 by 5.5
Subjects: Vegetarianism, Activism
$14.95

Going vegan is easy, and even easier if you have the tools at hand to make it work right. In the second edition of this informative and practical guide, two seasoned vegans help you learn to love your inner vegan freak. Loaded with tips, advice, and stories, this book is the key to helping you thrive as a happy, healthy, and sane vegan in a decidedly non-vegan world that doesn't always get what you're about.

In this sometimes funny, sometimes irreverent, and sometimes serious guide that's not afraid to tell it like it is, you will:

* find out how to go vegan in three weeks or less with our "cold tofu method"

*discover and understand the arguments for ethical, abolitionist veganism

* learn how to convince family, friends, and others that you haven't joined a vegetable cult by going vegan

*get some advice on dealing with people in your life without creating havoc or hurt feelings

* learn to survive restaurants, grocery stores, and meals with omnivores

*find advice on how to respond when people ask you if you "like, live on apples and twigs."

In a revised and rewritten second edition, Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World is your guide to embracing vegan freakdom. Come on, get your freak on!

Reviews:

"Going vegan is the single most important thing you can do to live nonviolence and the abolition of animal exploitation in your everyday life. In this down-to-earth and entertaining guide, Bob and Jenna Torres not only convince you that you have to go vegan today, they also give you what you need to live as a healthy and happy vegan for the rest of your life." -- Gary L. Francione, Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers University

"Vegan Freak is a witty, helpful, wall to wall look at going vegan. A must read for anyone who's felt like the only vegan-freak in the room." --Sarah Kramer, author of How It All Vegan

About the Authors:

A recovering academic, Bob Torres holds a PhD. in Development Sociology from Cornell University. Author of Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights (AK Press, 2007), Bob's writings have also appeared in Critical Sociology, the Journal of Latinos and Education, International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, and Satya magazine. Co-host of Vegan Freak Radio, Bob has been quoted extensively in media pieces on veganism and animal rights. He maintains a web presence at www.bobtorres.net.

Jenna Torres has a BA in Spanish and a BS in Plant Science from Penn State University, and received her PhD. from Cornell University in Spanish linguistics. She currently works at a small liberal arts university in upstate New York.  She is the co-host of Vegan Freak Radio, a podcast about life as a vegan in a very non-vegan world.  She has also been on Animal Voices Radio (CUIT Toronto) and been quoted in Newsweek, Metro newspaper, Veg News, and the book Vegetarians and Vegans in the World Today.  In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, playing video games, and spending quality time with Bob and with her dogs and cat.

Buy book now | Download e-Book now | Bob and Jenna Torres's Page

 

Generation V: The Complete Guide to Going, Being, and Staying Vegan as a Teenager
Author: Claire Askew
Publisher: PM Press/Tofu Hound
ISBN: 978-1-60486-338-3
Published: May 2011
Format: PDF, ePUB, Mobi
Page Count: 160
Size: 8.5 by 5.5
Subjects: Food-Vegetarianism, Philosophy-Ethics
$14.95


Going vegan is the single most important thing you can do if you want to get serious about animal rights. Yet, going vegan isn't always easy when you're young. You're living under your parents' roof, you probably don't buy your own groceries, and your friends, family, and teachers might look at you like you're nuts. So, how do you do it?

In this essential guide for the curious, aspiring, and current teenage vegan, Claire Askew draws on her years of experience as a teenage vegan and provides the tools for going vegan and staying vegan as a teen. Full of advice, stories, tips, and resources, Claire covers topics like: how to go vegan and stay sane; how to tell your parents so they don't freak out; how to deal with friends who don't get it; how to eat and stay healthy as a vegan; how to get out of dissection assignments in school; and tons more. Whether you're a teenager who is thinking about going vegan or already vegan, this is the ultimate resource, written by someone like you, for you.

Praise:

“An essential guide that covers all bases…this first effort is a welcome surprise”
--VegNews

“A book that is genuine and heartfelt while also being funny, personal, and theoretically rigorous
--Bob Torres in the Vegetarian Journal

“This book is motivational, inspiring, resourceful and practical.”
--Herbivoreclothing.com

About the Author:

Claire Askew was born in 1990 and went vegan a few days after her fifteenth birthday. After growing up in the Midwest, she is currently studying English and gender at a small liberal arts college in Portland, OR. She has been featured in VegNews magazine, the Vegetarian Journal, the Kansas City Star, and several podcasts, as well as the 2009 edition of Fiske Real College Essays That Work. She plans on spending the rest of her life writing, and this is her first book.

Buy book now | Buy e-Book now | Claire Askew's Page

 
New American Vegan
Author: Vincent Guihan
Publisher: PM Press / Tofu Hound Press
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60486-079-5
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 240
Dimensions: 10 by 7
Subjects: Vegan Cookbook
$17.95

All across North America, people are looking to make better choices, but also eat healthier, more environmentally friendly and, most of all, great tasting food. New American Vegan breaks from a steady stream of cookbooks inspired by fusion and California cuisines that put catchy titles and esoteric ingredients first in their efforts to cater to a cosmopolitan taste. Instead, Vincent goes back to his Midwestern roots to play a humble but important role in the reinvention of American cuisine while bringing the table back to the center of American life.

Weaving together small town values, personal stories and 120 great recipes, New American Vegan delivers authentically American food that simply has to be tasted to be believed. Recipes range from very basic to the modestly complicated, but always with an eye on creating something that is both beautiful and delicious while keeping it simple. Clear instructions provide step by steps, but also help new cooks find their feet in the kitchen, with a whole chapter devoted just to terms, tools and techniques. With an eye towards improvisation, the book provides a detailed basic recipe that’s good as-is, but also provides additional notes that explain how to take each recipe further, to increase flavor, to add drama to the presentation or just how to add a little extra flourish for new cooks and seasoned kitchen veterans.

Praise:

“Guihan has a knack for infusing bold and fiery seasonings into fresh produce and vegan pantry staples--creating inventive, novel recipes that will inspire and excite the vegan home cook.” --Dreena Burton, author of Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan

“Vincent shows people that being a gourmand can happen in 30 minutes, and at all skill levels. This book will have you running to your kitchen to try things out.” --Dino Sarma, author of Alternative Vegan: International Vegan Fare Straight from the Produce Aisle

About the Author:

Vincent has been a vegan for more than a decade, and was a lacto-ovo vegetarian for a decade prior to becoming vegan. He grew up in a in a very small Midwestern town (Warterman, IL), where his back yard was the neighbor’s cornfield.  His parents cooked only sporadically, even though the nearest fast-food restaurants were a 20-minute car ride away and this cookbook is his revenge. Raised on TV dinners, burgers, pizza and spaghetti, he spent much of his young adulthood nestled between the delicatessens, greasy spoons and taquerias of Chicago’s southwest side, which helped to build his palate. Today, he lives in Ottawa, Canada, a city renowned (at least in Canada!) for its cosmopolitan snugness in spite of its size where he gorges himself on the cornucopia of foods from all over the globe, many of which he can’t even pronounce.  He has been blogging about vegan cooking and gourmet topics since 2006. And although not a formally trained chef, he’s a formally trained and highly skilled eater.

Buy book now | Download e-Book now | Vincent J. Guihan's Page  

 

Alternative Vegan: International Vegan Fare Straight from the Produce Aisle
Author: Dino Sarma Weierman
Publisher: PM Press/Tofu Hound Press
ISBN: 978-1-60486-508-0
Published: Dec 2011
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 160 Pages
Size: 10 by 7
Subjects: Cookbook, Vegan
$17.95

“I want you to look at the recipes presented here and be as excited as a kid with a new toy. I want your heart to race, your mouth to water, and your pots and pans to sing to you as they bring together the elements of a good dining experience....” –From the Introduction

Tofu, seitan, tempeh, tofu, seitan, tempeh.... it seems like so many vegans rely on these products as meat substitutes. Isn’t it time to break out of the mold? Taking a fresh, bold, and alternative approach to vegan cooking without the substitutes, this cookbook showcases more than 100 fully vegan recipes, many of which have South Asian influences. With a jazz-style approach to cooking, it also discusses how to improvise cooking with simple ingredients and how to stock a kitchen to prepare simple and delicious vegan meals quickly. The recipes for mouth-watering dishes include one-pot meals--such as South-Indian Uppama and Chipotle Garlic Risotto along with Pakoras, Flautas, Bajji, Kashmiri Biriyani, Hummus Canapes, and No-Cheese Pizza. With new, improved recipes this updated edition also shows how to cook simply to let the flavor of fresh ingredients shine through.

Explore your inner chef and get cooking with Dino!

Praise:

“This is vegan new school, which is really vegan old school, which draws on traditions that pre-date any of us. Cooking can be empowering, no doubt about it.”
--Lauren Corman, host of Animal Voices on CIUT in Toronto.

About the Author:

Dino Sarma Weierman was born in New Delhi, India, and immigrated to the USA with his family in 1986. From childhood, cooking has been a passion for him. He draws his influences from his mother and the many hours of food shows on television that he watched. Dino also writes and podcasts about food at http://altveg.blogspot.com/.

Buy book now | Download e-Book now | Dino Sarma Weierman's Page

 

Cook, Eat, Thrive: Vegan Recipes from Everyday to Exotic
Author: Joy Tienzo
Publisher: PM Press / Tofu Hound Press
Published March 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60486-509-7
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 256
Dimensions: 10 by 7
Subjects: Vegan Cookbook
$17.95

Whether we find ourselves living large or small, everyday or exotic, there are countless opportunities to come to the table. --From the introduction

In Cook, Eat, Thrive, Joy Tienzo encourages you to savor the cooking process while crafting distinctive meals from fresh, flavorful ingredients. Enjoy comfortable favorites. Broaden your culinary horizons with internationally-inspired dishes. Share with friends and family, and create cuisine that allows people, animals, and the environment to fully thrive.

Cook, Eat, Thrive features dishes from both the everyday and the exotic, including:
• Buttermilk Biscuits with Southern Style Gravy
• Earl Grey Carrot Muffins
• Orange Cream Green Smoothie
• Palm Heart Ceviche
• Barbecue Ranch Salad
• Riz et Pois Rouges
• Raspberry Chévre Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
• Samosa Soup
• Tarte aux Poireaux et Pommes de Terre
• Mofongo with Cilantro Lime Gremolata
• Ras el Hanout Roasted Beets
• Italian Cornmeal Cake with Roasted Apricots and Coriander Crème Anglaise
• Lavender Rice Pudding Brulee with Blueberries
• Peanut Butter Shortbread with Concord Grape Sorbet

Inside, you’ll also find:
• An extensive equipment and ingredients listing
• Basics like seitan, non-dairy milks, grains, frozen desserts, and salad dressing
• Menus for occasions, from Caribbean-inspired garden parties to vegan weddings
• Practical symbols to let you know if recipes are raw, low fat, soy-free, wheat-free, approachable for non-vegans, and quick fix

Praise:

Cook, Eat, Thrive gives vegans the option of choosing exotic and extraordinary recipes for special dinner preparations, or simpler, yet imaginative creations for day to day meal planning.  Whether you're looking for everyday vegan fare, or exquisite vegan dining, Tienzo serves it up with culinary flair!” --Dreena Burton, author of Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan

“Every time I look at glossy food photography, I think of Joy's cookbook, and how she's already managed a stellar vegan version of it. Veganism discovers its abundance in here.” --Dino Sarma Weierman, author of Alternative Vegan: International Vegan Fare Straight from the Produce Aisle

About the Author:

Joy Tienzo loves food, and writing about food. Whether working as a pastry cook, hosting community brunches, or crafting wedding cakes, her purpose in life is to feed as many people as well as possible. When not in the kitchen, Joy can be found on a plane, a yoga mat, or volunteering for refugee and human rights causes. She lives in Denver with her husband and daughter, and can be found online at www.cookeatthrive.com.

Buy book now | Download e-Book now | Joy Tienzo's Page



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