I Can't Believe It's Not Tuna!: 55 Vegetarian Recipes for Mock Tuna Casseroles, Sandwiches, Melts, Burgers, Salads, Pasta Dishes, and More!
55 vegetarian recipes featuring Felix & Carol Ann Whelan's super-simple homemade Mock Tuna!
"Loved this book. There were tons of fresh ideas. Books like this make being vegetarian fun. I'm vegan, but found the recipes could be veganized easily, and the Whelans gives hints on how to do this. All of the recipes I've tried have been delicious, and I couldn't be happier with this book." - Lisa Bunny More
Hey vegetarians! Does this sound good?
Mom’s Amazing Tuna Potato-Stick Casserole, Done Vegetarian!
Classic 1970's Mock Tuna Noodle Casserole
Mock Tuna Potato Casserole
Chili Twist Mock Tuna Salad Sandwich
"A Taste of Autumn" Sweet Apple Mock Tuna Salad Sandwich
Big Kahuna Mock Tuna Melt
Savory Mock Tuna Burgers
Thai Spice Mock Tuna Burgers
Easy Mock Tuna Tetrazzini
Mock Tuna-Potato Croquettes
Plus 45 more tantalizing 100% vegetarian recipes featuring Felix and Carol Ann Whelan's super-simple homemade Mock Tuna! The Mock Tuna recipe is the first one in the book, followed by 55 great lunch, dinner, and even appetizer recipes for sharing this vegetarian delight with your family and friends!
"Loved this book. There were tons of fresh ideas. Books like this make being vegetarian fun. I'm vegan, but found the recipes could be veganized easily, and the Whelans gives hints on how to do this. All of the recipes I've tried have been delicious, and I couldn't be happier with this book." -- Lisa Bunny
FROM THE INTRODUCTION:
Every adult vegetarian who was raised a carnivore has at least one childhood comfort meal they still pine for… For me, the dish I have shed the most tears missing over the years has unquestionably been my Mom’s amazing tuna potato-stick casserole. I don’t know if she found the recipe on a soup can, or invented it herself, but it was in every way a decadent delight to the senses.
While most moms were serving up healthy tuna dishes with egg noodles and peas, mine went straight for the junk food jugular – nothing healthy here, just palate-pleasing, salty joy! No pasty noodles, no peas glaring greenily up from your plate, just heaven in a mound of smooshy-crunchy wonderment…
You can tell I loved the stuff. Since going vegetarian, I have lived three full decades deprived of that succulent goodness...
Until now, that is! I have at last perfected a 100% vegetarian Mock Tuna potato stick casserole recipe that not only captures the flavor and texture of Mom’s original, it’s super easy to make!
But even better, the "Mock Tuna" at the core of this amazing 1970's comfort food "remake" has proven an extraordinary vegetarian tuna-replacement in a huge variety of recipes – Mock Tuna sandwiches, salads, burgers, melts, pasta dishes, and even that classic Chinese restaurant appetizer, Crab Rangoon (Mock Tuna Rangoon, anyone?)...
The cookbook you now hold in your hands is the fruit of many months of my own playful kitchen experimentation, assisted every step of the way by the able culinary talents of my wife, Carol Ann. Together, I think we have created something special.
If you're an adult vegetarian who still longs for the tuna-based comfort foods of your youth, your wait is over. You can now indulge your cravings without concern – no animals were harmed in the making of any recipe in this book!
Felix Whelan blogs about vegetarian food, the Catholic Faith, and his amazing family at www.FelixatFifty.com.
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