Simple Staples Cookbook: Make Your Own Favorite Whole Food Pantry Staples

Title: Simple Staples Cookbook: Make Your Own Favorite Whole Food Pantry Staples
Published by: Leeber Publishing
Release Date: Coming Soon
Contributors: Amanda Leeber
Genre: , , ,
Pages: 100

If you want to take charge of your pantry and establish a solid foundation for more whole food, vegan meals, Simple Staples Cookbook is for you!

Are you are frustrated with the quality and lack of variety in your store-bought kitchen food staples? Learn how making your own plant based staples will start you and your family on the path to a healthier, more flavorful lifestyle.

#1 bestselling author of Best Holiday Dishes for the Vegans in Your Life, Amanda Leeber, is back with this brand-new release, Simple Staples Cookbook: Make Your Own Favorite Whole Food Pantry Staples. This is the second cookbook in the Trying Out Vegan series.

The recipes are beautifully simple and delicious. Perfect for new vegans and the adventurous. Great help with meatless Mondays!

A Variety of Recipes

Discover the difference these plant based food staple favorites make for your family, including

  •          Four different egg alternatives,
  •          An easy, no knead artisan bread that uses whole grains,
  •          Condiment recipes that taste so much better than the store-bought varieties, you’ll never go back,
  •          A fast and delicious nut-milk hack that will save you time and money,
  •          Vegan butter that is as creamy and tasty as the real thing,
  •          A vegetable broth recipe that can compete with the nutritional benefits of bone broth,
  •          Pizza dough that will be a family favorite, and
  •          Hummus, guacamole, and salsa that you can customize to your family’s tastes.


Simple Staples Cookbook includes tons of helpful info and extras that will enable you to control the quality and flavors of your favorite everyday staples.

  •          Every recipe is vegan, with options for plant based, gluten free, and paleo diets, when possible.
  •          An entire chapter on making your pantry ready for vegan cooking, with the most commonly used ingredients, including ingredients for every recipe in this cookbook.
  •          Color-rich photographs of every recipe, taken from the author’s own kitchen. These photos are images of the actual recipes, not stock photos.
  •          Great resources for new cooks, including kitchen cooking and cutting terms, a temperature conversion chart, essential tools and equipment for every kitchen as well as the top 10 tried-and-true kitchen favorites.
  •          Bonus recipes from the not yet released cookbook, Make Your Own Drinks: Please Your Senses with Kinder, Healthier Drinks for Vegans and Everyone.

Simple Staples Cookbook will have you making your own high-quality, delicious recipes that your family will return to again and again.

1—Welcome to the Pantry

Why the Simple Staples Cookbook?

Thank you for purchasing this book. A lot of fun and exploring went into writing it and I hope you find it helpful. I’m glad you’re here! I wrote this cookbook for you.

Whether you’re a long–time vegan, flexitarian, have family and friends who are vegan, or just looking to add a Meatless Monday meal to your weekly menus, Simple Staples Cookbook can help.

Why? Because it was created to help those who want to cook meat-free, healthier meals do so with ease.

How? By getting your pantry stocked with the staples you’ll need to make meat-free meals. In fact, all of the recipes contained in this cookbook are meat and dairy free. No animal products whatsoever are used and all the recipes are vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian friendly. We’ve also included plant–based, gluten–free, and paleo options whenever possible.

The key is flexibility and we’ll set your pantry up to be ready to cook meals for yourself, your family, and your guests, even if they have dietary restrictions.

So let’s get started. But first, let’s start with the basics.

A Special Note about the Photographs

As a home cook, writing this cookbook for other home cooks, I felt it was important to use real, unstaged photographs from my own home kitchen.

Though some people would prefer stock photos from a professional photographer, it was more important to me to show you what these recipes look like in real life. I hope you find them valuable.

A Gift to You

In the next chapter, we’ll be going over the basics of a vegan–friendly pantry as well as moving beyond the basics to include more creative and helpful ingredients that will support you and your family when choosing to cook plant–based recipes.

As a special thank you, I’ve included a preview of the next book in my Trying out Vegan cookbook series, Make Your Own Drinks: Please Your Senses with Kinder, Healthier Drinks for Vegans and Everyone, with these four beverage recipes that are also great staples to have handy:

  • .     Oat Milk
  • .     Almond Milk
  • .     Coconut Milk
  •     Pain–Relieving Ginger Tea

Aquafaba (Vegan "Eggs")

About ½ cup | Gluten–free | Plant–based

Aquafaba is the liquid from a can of chickpeas and is a great substitute for eggs in recipes that call for eggs to help the rise, like in cakes. You can also use the liquid from other beans but chickpea liquid offers a more neutral taste.

Liquid from 1 to 2 cans of chickpeas

1.    Using a strainer over a large bowl, strain the liquid from the can(s) of chickpeas. Measure how much liquid you have and then add it to a small pan. Heat the liquid on simmer. You’ll want the liquid to simmer down to half the amount, cool and store in the refrigerator for use as an egg alternative in other recipes.

2.    Three tablespoons of this liquid are equal to 1 egg and 2 tablespoons are equal to 1 egg white. Be sure to whip or shake them in a jar first when using in cake, meringue and macaroon recipes.