Manje: A Vegan Cookbook
By: Valencia Clement
Food justice is what inspired me to jump out of my comfort zone and publish my first cookbook.
This is a vegan cookbook. It’s my take on a vegan soul food cook book because these meals speak to my soul. In fact, they make my soul sing, “Glory,” on a sad day and I hope they do that for you too.
Being vegan doesn’t have to be bland, over-processed, or soulless. However, the transition can be complicated. Whatever your reason for choosing plant-based meals, when you choose plant based meals, you’re choosing yourself and you’re choosing the planet.
This book is a culmination of many things but most importantly, it’s about community. This book wouldn’t exist without people supporting my food blog @valenciasveganbistro. It wouldn’t have been possible without my support system surrounding me with abundance. It’s a testament to the Haitian Coat of arms, “L’union fait la force,” unity makes strength.
I hope this introductory cookbook helps ease the transition of your new journey and demystifies plant based soul snatching cuisine. I hope it guides you toward new flavors, ideas and memories.