About Emma Larocque

Emma Levez Larocque is a writer and vegan chef living on the west coast of Canada. She is also studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She has been veg for 20 years, vegan for 5. Her passion is working to make veganism mainstream to promote a better, kinder world for all beings.

Spicing it up with Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen

By |July 28th, 2015|

I love Indian food. True confessions, first thing in the morning! :-) I first became aware of Richa Hingle (aka Vegan Richa)’s fabulous vegan Indian food through tantalizing facebook posts and then her popular blog veganricha.com. So it’s probably not a surprise to hear that I was excited to learn about her new cookbook, Vegan […]

Making Healthy & Delicious Quick & Easy with Del Sroufe

By |June 15th, 2015|

Del Sroufe brings healthy plant-based recipes to Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club the week of June 15, sharing recipes, ideas and conversation. Come join us!

Raw Cleansing with Kathy Peterman

By |June 1st, 2015|

If you have ever thought about doing a cleanse, but wasn't sure where to start, you will want to check out Raw Cleansing As A Pathway to Health, the new e-book just released by Kathy Peterman. This book is a step-by-step preparation and walk-through cleansing for everyone from beginners to regular cleansers

Families Get Plant Powered with Dreena Burton’s Latest Vegan Cookbook

By |May 20th, 2015|

Dreena Burton was one of the first vegan cookbook authors I became aware of, way back when. Since that time I have followed her career, loved and shared her recipes, and bought every single one of the cookbooks she has put out. She is a wealth of cooking knowledge, which the observer can see growing […]

Serving up vegan love with LOVE FED

By |March 25th, 2015|

What is more nurturing to us on a daily basis than good food can be? What has always made Grandma's cookies or favorite home-style meals so special? It's not just the physical ingredients - it's the vibration of love that makes it so unique. And so Christina Ross's new book Love Fed: Purely Decadent Simply Raw, Plant-Based Desserts came to me at a good time in my life.

Jump Aboard the Vegiterranean Ship!

By |February 11th, 2015|

When I first saw Julieanna Hever's latest book, the vegiterranean diet, I went into holiday mode. There's something about the cover...the colours maybe, that lends itself to daydreaming about going on vacation somewhere with sunny skies, blue seas and lots of healthy, delicious food to eat! Plus, the name of the book obviously immediately makes you think of the Mediterranean, and - well - who doesn't love the Mediterranean?

100 Best Juices, Smoothies and Healthy Snacks to Kickstart 2015

By |January 22nd, 2015|

I'm a big fan of juices and smoothies. I love starting my day with a glass of water, and then a glass of power-packed nutrition. I think it's something about knowing I'm getting several servings of fruit and veggies into my body before I do anything else. I've never been a lover of breakfast, so when I discovered juice and smoothies, it felt like a no-brainer. Emily von Euw's brand new book 100 Best Juices, Smoothies and Healthy Snacks hit the spot from the word go.

Power Pack Your Meals with Super Seeds

By |December 11th, 2014|

When I first received a copy of Kim Lutz's new cookbook Super Seeds: The Complete Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Chia, Quinoa, Flax, Hemp & Amaranth, I have to say I was a little surprised. It's a smallish, square book - more compact than a lot of the cookbooks you see on shelves these days. But its size is deceiving because it is absolutely packed - I'd go as far as saying it's power packed! - with all kinds of great information, and even better ideas about how to get more of these nutritious little miracles into your meals and your diet on a daily basis.

Impressing Your Loved Ones with Vegan Holiday Cooking

By |November 27th, 2014|

I have to say, I'm glad Candle Cafe and the authors - Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos and Jorge Pineda - decided to focus on holiday foods. Thanksgiving and Christmas are a big deal, and each year when they come around, many vegans start to PANIC. Forums and online clubs are alight: "What am I going to make for my non-vegan family?", "What can I bring to this party that will knock the socks off my friends (or at least not have them looking at said food item suspiciously and asking, "what is it?")?", or "I'm hosting this year - what am I going to make??!!" This book will bring a lot of comfort. It's about more than Thanksgiving and Christmas - in fact it is organized in menus: Super Bowl Big-Game Parties, Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day, Passover Seder, Easter Brunch, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, 4th of July Backyard BBQ, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. They have got you covered.

FutureChefs: Putting A Vegan Stamp On It

By |November 24th, 2014|

It always provides me with a great deal of hope seeing young people embracing the veg lifestyle. A couple of years ago we shared an interview with a young vegan baker named Christopher Chernoff. Christopher, now 13, has recently been featured in a new cookbook all about young cooks and chefs: FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow's Cooks Across the Nation and the World. Though this is is not a veg cookbook, there are lots of vegan and vegetarian options, and we love seeing support for young vegans in a book like this one!