Cook & Let Live Cookbook

Cook & Let Live – Vegan Cuisine for the Ethical Gourmet, is an extensive cookbook formulary providing detailed step-by-step instructions for creating a wide variety of vegan gourmet foods. The recipes include revised and new Gentle Chef meat and seafood analogues with entrées; an expansive chapter of new and updated non-dairy butters, creams and cheeses; breakfast and brunch dishes; refreshing salads and dressings; tasty appetizers, dips and spreads; elegant accompaniments; comforting soups and stews; velvety sauces and gravies; and delectably sinful vegan desserts! All recipes are 100% plant-based.

Please note that due to the size of the cookbook, it is offered as text-only (no photos), in both the hardcopy version available through Amazon,com, and the digital version available here (see order information below). However, a free downloadable PDF file containing many of the recipes images is available by clicking here

Attention! Product Update

Regrettably, due to supply chain issues, Modernist Pantry has discontinued my Vegan Eggz Essentials product, which consisted of two individual ingredients (Eggz Essential A and Eggz Essential B ) conveniently packaged together. These ingredients are required for several of the egg analogue recipes in this cookbook. My apologies for a situation that is beyond my control. However, depending upon availability, the individual ingredients are still available for separate purchase from a few sources.

Eggz Essentials A is a specific form of methylcellulose (plant fiber). It can only be replaced with:

· Methocel® A4C Food Grade (methylcellulose A4C) available from,, and potentially other online sources; or

· methylcellulose HV (high-viscosity) available from Modernist,, and potentially other online sources. In Europe, methylcellulose HV is identified as methylcellulose e-461.


Eggz Essentials B is a specific form of gellan gum (a food gum). Replace with kappa carrageenan, measure for measure. Kappa carrageenan is more widely available and affordable – and works better! It’s available from,, and potentially other online sources. 

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Cook & Let Live is also available in digital format as a PDF file (it can be purchased by clicking the “Buy Now” button). The cookbook contains active menu links for easily navigating the recipes on your computer or mobile device.

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