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Southern Vegan: The Cookbook You’ll Love

[Scroll down for 3 exclusive recipes from the book]

To say that we’ve been huge fans of Lauren Hartmann and her vegan food blog Rabbit and Wolves for years is an understatement. So when we heard that she was working on a cookbook, we couldn’t have been more excited.

Southern Vegan – Delicious Down-Home Recipes for Your Plant-Based Diet  finally hit the shelves last Tuesday and it’s everything we had hoped for and more. The tagline of Lauren’s blog reads “Simple yet Exceptional Vegan Comfort Food”, a bold yet truthful statement, as anyone who’s ever tried one of her recipes will be able to confirm.

If you love Lauren’s blog, you’ll love her book even more. Every single recipe makes you want to drop everything to run to the kitchen and immediately start recreating it.

“Simple yet Exceptional Vegan Comfort Food”


Here at Best of Vegan, our main goal has always been to show you that going vegan for ethical and/or environmental reasons by no means has to mean sacrificing taste. Lauren’s cookbook is the true embodiment of that sentiment.

Below, you’ll find a synopsis of the book, as well as three exclusive recipes we asked Lauren’s publisher, Page Street Publishing, to allow us to share with you! You can now order the book anywhere books are sold (click here for direct links to retailers).

We hope you love and enjoy it as much as we do!

About the Book

Plant-Based Recipes with Heart and Soul

Here to ring in a new era of vegan cooking is Lauren Hartmann, native Southerner, chef and founder of the food blog Rabbit and Wolves. In these 60 recipes, Lauren shows you how to make rich, buttery, decadent plant- based versions of all your favorite southern foods, so you never again have to miss out on the tastes you love. With foolproof cooking methods and easy substitutions, every bite of these spot-on vegan dishes will transport you to a warm summer night, full of family, tradition and (of course) a little sweet tea.

Start the day with a proper southern brunch, complete with a Giant Gooey Toffee Cinnamon Roll and Black Pepper-Chive Biscuits and “Sausage Gravy.” Gather the whole family for a seriously good feast, with Cheesy Biscuit Vegetable Pot Pie, Pecan-Crusted Tofu with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Collard Green Carbonara. Don’t forget to serve them with the best southern staples, like Candied Jalapeño Hushpuppies, Pimento Cheese Spread and Dill Pickle Pasta Salad.

Finish the meal off with a slice of Mississippi Mud Cheesecake, Berry-Peach Cornmeal Cobbler or a Red Velvet Funnel Cake. These comforting recipes perfectly capture the rich flavors of the South, all while helping you discover a delicious plant-based side of everything fried, stewed and barbecued.

About the Author

Lauren Hartmann is a classically trained pastry chef. She founded Rabbit and Wolves, a food blog pushing the envelope on vegan cuisine. Lauren and her family live in Tallahassee, Florida. Click here to find out more.


Exclusive Recipes from the Book

RECIPE 1: Candied Jalapeño Hushpuppies with Sweet Butter

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RECIPE 2: Collard Green Carbonara 

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RECIPE 3: Banana Split Sugar-Dusted Beignets

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Recipes Reprinted with permission from Southern Vegan by Lauren Hartmann, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Lauren Hartmann and Julie Grace.

Text by Kim-Julie Hansen | Synopsis, Author Bio and Recipes provided by Page Street Publishing Co.

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