Book Review: The Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook by Nancy Montuori


The Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook by Nancy Montuori

100 Healthy Plant-Based Recipes

Rockridge Press (March 10, 2020)

Vegan Cooking/Cookbooks


Maximum flavor. Minimum effort. Totally vegan.

You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen or buy expensive ingredients to create delicious, creative, plant-based meals. The Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook is dedicated to providing you with nutritious recipes from the 5 main food groups essential for a healthy vegan diet.

The most common barriers to eating plant-based foods are a learning curve and time, so each of these 5-ingredient cookbook recipes includes no more than five components, supplemented with simple staples you can keep on hand: olive oil, vegetable broth, onions, garlic, salt, and pepper. Recipes like Stuffed Dates with Cashew Cream, Chickpea and Sweet Potato Burgers, and Easy Corn Chowder couldn’t be easier to prepare. Hit the ground running with a 5-ingredient cookbook designed for maximum health and wellness―and convenience.

This 5-ingredient cookbook includes:

  • Make it your own―Recipes include tips to make the meal even tastier or easier―or offer a different spin.
  • Nutritious blueprint―Success begins with an overview of the vegan lifestyle and advice on selecting the best vegan ingredients, from healthy fats to protein replacements.
  • No fuss―These simple 5-ingredient cookbook recipes help you conveniently integrate more plants into your diet.

Let this 5-ingredient cookbook be your guide to a simple, healthy vegan lifestyle.






The recipes are simple to make and cover a varied range of tastes. Provides you with minimally processed, nutritious recipes that include the five main food groups essential for a healthy whole foods diet. The first part of the book contains a lot of information on what food groups you should be eating in a plant-based diet for optimal nutrition and what to stock your pantry with. The recipes use five main ingredients (5 primary ingredients, not counting the basic staples) and includes everything from breakfasts, snacks, lunches, dinners, and even desserts.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (March 17, 2020)

ARC provided by publisher/Callisto Publishing Club



Nancy Montuori was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts. For 23 years, she worked for Warner Bros Records, helping develop the careers of multiple music artist icons. In 2011, a serendipitous event changed her life. She went to see a movie called “Forks Over Knives” and left that movie convinced of the connection between animal protein and chronic disease. From that moment on, Nancy devoted her life to trying to help others live a long and healthy life with a plant-based diet. Through her podcast, Ordinary Vegan, her website, and her social media, Ordinary Vegan became a beacon for those seeking health and wellness.

Over the years, Nancy’s philosophy on cooking plant-based grew. When presented with the challenge of developing 100 plant-based recipes with only five ingredients, at first, she was hesitant. But then she realized that one of the most common barriers to eating plant-based foods, was the learning curve and the time it took to cook. So she spent months developing recipes to make things easy and delicious for anyone wanting to try a plant-based diet full or part-time. Because her goal has always been to help people live a long and compassionate life, and “The Easy Five-Ingredient Cookbook” would be one of the ways she could achieve that.

Nancy believes that we are all connected, and any compassion we show ourselves ripples out to the entire universe, one plant-based meal at a time.



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