There’s a Vegan in the Kitchen… and the food tastes great!

If you’re ready to switch to plant-based eating, or ever have vegan lunch or dinner guests, Leigh-Chantelle’s latest book will whet everyone’s appetite with its mouth-watering delicious recipes.
BRISBANE, Australia - July 27, 2014 - PRLog -- There’s a Vegan in the Kitchen: Viva la Vegan’s Easy and Tasty Plant-Based Recipes is a new recipe book from Leigh-Chantelle, featuring 36 original vegan recipes that are all nutritionally balanced, healthful and easy to prepare. These are delicious alternatives for meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free eating, with a large amount of the recipes also wheat- and gluten-free.

“These meals have been made countless times for gatherings, dinner parties, potlucks and more,” says Leigh-Chantelle. “People always ask me, ‘What do you eat?’ I can say that since becoming a vegan in early 1997, that I have discovered so many more grains, nuts, seeds and vegetables than I ever thought existed!”

There’s a Vegan in the Kitchen is a 100-page recipe book. It includes the history of Viva la Vegan! from when Leigh-Chantelle released three calendars to show people how to heal themselves with food, to the interactive online website today.

As well as the 36 recipes, the book includes full-colour photographs and illustrations, inspiring quotes, food tips, ingredients, pantry and utensils list, along with information on the benefits of living vegan, from health, environmental and ethical perspectives.

“A vegan diet and lifestyle is easy to follow, great for your health, better for the planet and doesn’t harm any of our animal friends,” says Leigh-Chantelle. “I hope this book inspires others to take control of their health and lead by example to promote a compassionate lifestyle to all.”

The 36 recipes from There’s a Vegan in the Kitchen, are:

Brown rice vegetable pasta

Cabbage leaf hotpot

Chilli and coriander stir-fry

Chilli quinoa

Chinese greens with eggplant

Couscous and roasted vegetable salad

Curry puffs (LINK (

Eggplant pizza

Fried rice

Garlic gnocchi

Hokkein noodles

Inca red quinoa stir-fry (LINK (

Kidney bean macaroni

Lentil and spinach curry

Mild curry with rice flakes

Millet and tempeh stir-fry

Millet stir-fry with bean shoots

Mung bean fettuccini with spinach

Polenta cakes with stir-fried vegetables (LINK (

Pumpkin and asparagus tofu

Quinoa and currant salad

Quinoa and dates stir-fry

Savoury pancake wraps

Stir-fry with red kidney beans

Sweet and sour quinoa

Sweet potato and pumpkin curry

Tempeh stir-fry

Tempeh satay with Asian greens

Tofu and rice stir-fry

Vegetable lasagne

Vegetable pasta bake

Vegetable pasties

Vegetable and chickpea salad

Vegetable stack

Wild rice and Mediterranean vegetables

Wild rice with eggplant

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Book Details

There’s a Vegan in the Kitchen: Viva la Vegan’s Easy and Tasty Plant-Based Recipes by Leigh-Chantelle

Published by Epicentre Equilibrium Publishing

100 Pages

ISBN 978-0-9808484-1-0 & Digital ISBN 978-0-9808484-5-8

Illustrated by Sarah Kiser (

Photography by Carol Slater (

Designed by Adele Walker from Bambi Wants Revenge (



(hardcover print book) onAmazon UK (, Amazon US (, Barnes & Noble (, Adlibris (

Purchase eBook on Viva la Vegan! (

WHOLESALE: Ingram Book Company (

About Viva la Vegan!

Viva la Vegan! ( started to promote Leigh-Chantelle’s recipe calendars in 2005, and has since grown to be an interactive community for vegans, focusing on positive education, information, and vegan outreach.

Through the website, Leigh-Chantelle’s focus is on educating people about alternative lifestyle choices, proving that through compassion we can heal ourselves and each other. focuses on easy-to-prepare recipes, blogs, articles, podcasts, interactive forum, informative and how-to videos; interviews with inspiring vegans, vegan mentoring, eBooks, print books, and much more.

About Leigh-Chantelle

Leigh-Chantelle is a published author, international speaker and blogger who lives mostly in Brisbane, Australia, where she runs the online vegan community Viva la Vegan! ( She coordinates in-person and online coaching and training for Online Etiquette Education, Engaging Volunteers, Staging Effective Events and Effective Activism.

Leigh-Chantelle is an accredited naturopath, nutritionist and Western herbalist (no longer practicing), who combines her passion for vegan health along with her natural therapies and healing skills. She has released three Viva la Vegan! recipe calendars, a plant-based Detox Diet eBook, various other recipe eBooks, re-released her recipe calendars as recycled recipe cards and has published many other print books.

Over the past 17 years since Leigh-Chantelle has been a vegan, she has been involved as a sponsor, performer, speaker, MC and stallholder for various animal rights, vegan, vegetarian, environmental and cruelty-free fundraisers, forums, conferences, festivals and events throughout Australia and Internationally.

For more information please see:
Find Viva la Vegan! on FaceBook (, Google+ (, iTunes (, Pinterest (, and Twitter (



High resolution photos available on request.

About the Illustrator:

Sarah Kiser ( is a full-time, self-taught artist living her dream of creating art. Infusing layers of richly textured colour with elements of whimsy, her artwork presents imagery that is at once hauntingly beautiful yet fiercely evocative – touching the viewer in a deeply personal way. A vegetarian since childhood, Sarah became a vegan and animal rights activist when she uncovered the cruelty behind the dairy and egg industry. She bases much of her artwork on animals and animal rights, hoping to inspire compassion in those who see her artwork.

About the Photographer:

Carol Slater ( became a full time photographer after finishing her studies in 2004. Weddings, portraits, music and events have kept her very busy over the last few years. A vegetarian for over 20 years and vegan for 4 years, Carol offers her photography skills to help give a voice to the billions of animals who are exploited in the name of food, fashion, entertainment and research. Carol works with various animal rights and rescue groups in Brisbane, Australia and her images are often seen in magazines, brochures and online.

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