About Emma Larocque

Emma Levez Larocque is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, writer and Certified Plant-Based Chef living on the west coast of Canada. She has been veg for 22 years, vegan for 7. Her passion is working to make veganism mainstream to promote a better, kinder world for all beings.

Vegan Tamales Unwrapped

By | November 28th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Vegan Cookbook Club|

Tamales seem to be one of those foods that everyone loves - but they can seem a little daunting to make, so they often get saved for special occasions out to a Mexican restaurant (or an even more special vegan Mexican restaurant!) But in her new e-book Vegan Tamales Unwrapped Dora Stone unravels the mystery around making tamales - and vegan ones at that!

Vegan Comfort Food: Bringing Home the Seitan

By | November 14th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Vegan Cookbook Club|

One of the comments I often hear from people who are new-ish to veganism is, "I love vegan food, but you know, sometimes I just miss the texture of meat." When we're really looking for a hearty meal, and a salad - even a beautiful, delicious, power-packed salad - is not going to cut it, it may be time to bring out the seitan.

Making Vegan Cheese and Ice Cream in the Comfort of Home!

By | October 31st, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Vegan Cookbook Club|

Cheese and ice cream are two foods that many people think they will never again be able to enjoy when they become vegan - or two foods that may keep some people from taking that leap! So whenever a recipe book about either comes across my desk I sit up and pay attention. These days you can go into many grocery stores and find plant-based alternatives for cheese and ice cream, and some are better than others, but they all have one thing in common...

Being Vegan Everyday, Made Easy!

By | October 14th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club|

Anyone who says a vegan diet is boring obviously HAS NOT seen a copy of the cookbook Vegan Everyday by vegan executive chef, Douglas McNish. This cookbook boasts no less than 500 vegan recipes, so there is something for every imaginable occasion and situation. One of the goals of the book is to make veganism [...]

Choosing Forks Over Knives, For The Whole Family

By | October 7th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Education, Food, Kids, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Newbie|

One of the most common things I hear when I meet with clients who want or need to change their diets is, "but my husband/kids/family will never do this." I have a lot of conversations around giving families (and selves) a chance to try out a healthy, whole foods plant-based diet so that they can see just how delicious and satisfying they can be, and I am thrilled to have a wonderful new tool in my arsenal, in the form of Forks Over Knives Family, an informational cookbook by Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD.

Healing the Vegan Way: A Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club Feature

By | September 26th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Health & Fitness, Vegan Cookbook Club|

I have long been a fan of Mark Reinfeld's work. I love his recipes, and his approach to cooking which encourages creativity and empowerment in the kitchen. So it was with great anticipation that I received his latest book, Healing the Vegan Way: Plant-based eating for optimal health & wellness.

Those Nutty Vegans :-)

By | August 26th, 2016|Food, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan Newbie|

I had to smile when I saw the title of this cookbook, Vegans Go Nuts, by Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman. You know, a lot of people would say vegans are nuts, period (I can say that as a long-time vegan). :-) Seriously though, this is a fun cookbook from the title to the [...]

Fun with Noodles and Ribbons and Zoodles – Oh! My!

By | August 15th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Vegan Cookbook Club|

I don't think there's anything that makes a dish prettier than curly vegetables in the form of noodles, zoodles, ribbons or spirals! They are a great way to add height and color to a dish, not to mention the fact that they make a lot of vegetables that you might not otherwise consider eating raw [...]

A Little Vegan Book Packed with Big Flavor Recipes

By | August 1st, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan Newbie|

There's something about little books that I love - well, there's something about almost ALL books that I love - but with little books, I think it's the fact that I feel like I can take them anywhere. There aren't many cookbooks that fit into that category. Usually they're pretty big and bulky, or they [...]