A book with an illustration of a barefoot person with tattoos in an apron and a cat at their feet

Barefoot and in the Kitchen: Vegan Recipes for You

by Ashley Rowe Palafox Author

This heavily illustrated vegan cookbook is packed with delicious recipes and entertaining essays. Not at all an exclusive affair, Barefoot and in the Kitchen works with ingredients available to folks everywhere—not just those with access to fancy health food stores. Make a basic white sauce, your own seitan, mac'n'cheese, cornbread, and cookies. Folks who have been vegan for a while will love variations like stuffed shells, dirty rice, and "Cinnamon Buns of Doom." For Ashley resistance is tasty and once you try out these recipes your resistance will taste good too!

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Comments & Reviews


"a bit of humour and individuality while offering great recipes throughout. [...] straightforward and unpretentious. For the price this is a great resource"

Steven House, The Vegetarian


"she makes vegan food seem tasty and appealing as well as socially conscious."

-Colin Brush, Broken Pencil Magazine


"killer hollandaise sauce for [your] tofu Benedict!"


The recipe for Mac and Cheese with a cashew sauce...was delicious, like pretty much everything in this vegan cookbook! And I'm not vegan.This will prove to be a handy resource for anybody interested in new, interesting recipes.


"it's a good one. Super easy to follow recipes use ingredients that you can find at any grocery."



"What is really great about "Barefoot and in the Kitchen" is not only the easy and delicious recipes for homemade vegan foods, but also the encouraging notes of introduction to each recipe as well as the overall positive, empowering attitude of the delightfully witty author"


An easy-to-follow cookbook that seeks to demystify veganism and make it more palatable to the public. Mission accomplished.


Barefoot And In The Kitchen is as approachable as it is thorough: up front about reinforcing kitchen fundamentals, unafraid of refreshing twists on staple dishes, and on the lookout for variety, contrast, and invention. This is the cookbook I wish I’d had for a decade of weeknight dinners when I feared I’d exhausted all my options.