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Bryanna is the author of  8 popular vegan cookbooks, including "World Vegan Feast" (Vegan Heritage Press), vegan bestseller "Nonna's Italian Kitchen", and 6 other vegan cookbooks is co-author of several others.  She wrote and published the popular subscription newsletter, the Vegan Feast, for 5 years, and maintains a vegan cooking blog.


Bryanna has devoted over 40 years to the study of cooking and nutrition, the last 25 to vegan cooking.  Eighteen of her (pre-vegetarian) recipes appeared in The Harrowsmith Cookbook, Vol. I and some in The Harrowsmith Pasta Cookbook, as well. She wrote newspaper cooking columns for over 20 years, wrote and edited a newsletter on bread and sourdough, and was a frequent contributor and reviewer for Vegetarian Times magazine for 5 years.  In 2001 she became a “resident expert” and moderator of the Vegsource New Vegetarian discussion board

She has conducted cooking workshops and classes in her local area and at numerous health and vegetarian conferences and gatherings in North America over the years (including several NAVS Summerfests) .  In February 2002 she was a guest speaker at the International Scientific Conference on Chinese Plant Based Nutrition and Cuisine in Philadelphia, hosted by the American Vegan Society and the Institute for Plant-Based Nutrition.  Over several years, Bryanna has demonstrated some of her recipes and signed books at the Vegetarians of Washington 2-day VegFest in Seattle, and has also appeared at the 1st Portland, OR VegFest.  Some of her recipes appear in the Seattle VegFest cookbook, The Veg-Feasting Cookbook. 

In April of 2006 and 2007, Bryanna was the only Canadian presenting, alongside many renowned vegan chefs and restaurateurs, at the Vegetarian Awakening vegan chefs' conference in Grand Rapids, MI.  Bryanna has also presented at the McDougall Celebrity Chef Weekend in Santa Rosa, CA, and the 1st Vida Vegan Con (vegan bloggers’ conference) in Portland OR.

Her recipes also appear on Dr. Andrew Weil's website, and his new HealthyAging site, and in Howard Lyman's (“the Mad Cowboy", a former cattle rancher turned vegan activist) book, No More Bull!  Some of her recipes also appear in “Cooking with PETA”.

Clinical researcher Dr. Neal Barnard of  Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine asked Bryanna to develop recipes for his ground-breaking book on diabetes, "Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs".  

Bryanna was born in California, but has resided in British Columbia, Canada for most of her life.  She raised a family of four children, two foster sons, and also has two stepsons, and 7 grandchildren.  She was a La Leche league leader (mother-to-mother breastfeeding support) for several years and  taught cooking and baking at LLL International conferences in Chicago, Kansas City, Washington, DC and Anaheim, as well as serving as an Associate Editor for the LLL official cookbook, Whole Foods for the Whole Family, still in print (NAL Books). She was also instrumental in opening the first vegetarian restaurant in Courtenay, BC.

Bryanna loves experimenting and learning.  The main focus of her cooking is low-fat vegan cooking, particularly ethnic cooking.  She is considered an expert at making tofu appealing to die-hard “soyaphobes”, but in her books “20 Minutes to Dinner”, “Nonna’s Italian Kitchen” and “World Vegan Feast” she has addressed the needs of vegans allergic to soy by providing non-soy alternatives to most of the soy-based recipes.  With each book she learns more about the processes of cooking—how and why things work.  Her great joy is sharing what she’s learned with others, and she delights in helping vegans keep true to their heritage through "veganizing" their family and national recipes.

Blog Entries by Bryanna Clark Grogan

OUR VEGAN LUNAR NEW YEAR FEAST

Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 18, 10 at 05:39 PM | Food

Read More: Chinese New Year, Lunar new Year, vegan

Some photos from our feast last Saturday,at which a great time was had by all 10 of us, and we all ate far too much! Photo by Fireweed My Pineapple Sweet and Sour (made with TVP chunks) in the foreground Photo...

"POTTED TOFU"-- MISO-MARINATED TOFU THAT'S KINDA LIKE FETA

Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 5, 10 at 12:05 PM | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: pickled tofu, potted tofu, preserved tofu, tofu, Tofu Feta, vegan feta

"Potted Tofu" in a green salad. (The British pot-- or preserve-- meat or shrimp, so why not tofu?)http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/02/potted-tofu-miso-marinated-tofu-thats.htmlI haven't made this recipe for a long time-- it is in my first and second books, but I have added a way...

MY NO-KNEAD BAGUETTES

Bryanna Clark Grogan | January 28, 10 at 04:41 PM | Food

Read More: artisan bread, baguette, bread, crusty bread, French bread, no-fat, no-knead, no-knead bread, no-knead dough

I have tried hard not to give in to the urge to bake bread these days, as we are trying to lose the 5 Christmas pounds we both gained over the holidays. It's not that we don't eat bread--...

EXPERIMENTS WITH PUMPKIN KIBBEH

Bryanna Clark Grogan | January 20, 10 at 05:29 PM | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: bulgur, kibbee, kibbeh, kibbi, pumpkin, pumpkin kibbeh, Tofu/Tahini Mint Sauce

http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/01/experiments-with-pumpkin-kibbeh.html I've been wanting to try a pumpkin kibbeh for a long time, but never got around to it before now. (Read about the Middle Eastern dish kibbeh at this blog post, along with a recipe for a delicious...

FINALLY! NO-KNEAD, CRUSTY ALMOST-ALL WHOLE WHEAT ARTISAN BREAD (AND PIZZA)!

Bryanna Clark Grogan | January 14, 10 at 05:22 PM | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: bread, no-knead, no-knead bread, no-knead dough, no-knead whole wheat bread, pizza, whole wheat bread

UPDATE: THIS DOUGH ALSO MAKES GREAT PIZZA!See the photo at the end of this post. http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/01/finally-no-knead-crusty-almost-all.html Over the last few months, in between other projects, I have been trying to make a whole wheat, crusty, no-knead artisan loaf that...

COMING UP FOR AIR!

Bryanna Clark Grogan | January 8, 10 at 04:22 PM | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: Brussels Sprout Slaw, Christmas, Field Roast Chipotle sausages, holiday meals, New year, seitan, soyatoo!, tofu pot pie, vegan Nanaimo Bars, vegan stuffing, vegan tourtiere, vegan trifle

Wednesday, December 30, 2009  http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.com/ No recipes today! It is ironic that I spent the last week cooking and entertaining (mostly family) and cooking and entertaining some more, and I haven't had time to photograph or blog about it!Suffice it to...

AN EASY, MOIST, WHOLE GRAIN APPLE-ALMOND CAKE TO SERVE HOLIDAY GUESTS WITH COFFEE OR TEA

Bryanna Clark Grogan | December 19, 09 at 05:09 PM | Food, Health

Read More: almonds, apple, apple cake, cake, Rustic Apple-Almond cake, whole grain

  Moist, delicious Rustic Apple-Almond CakeThis is going to be a very short blog post. I just returned from Seattle last night, worked at the library today, and I'm still playing catch-up with Christmas preparations, shopping, housework, invitations, and practical...

A VEGAN 'THANKSMAS" FEAST; CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIRE, BREAD WORKSHOP, AND OTHER NICE THINGS

Bryanna Clark Grogan | December 11, 09 at 04:15 PM | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: articinal bread, bread, crusty bread, focaccia, julkage, no-knead bread, vegan sweet yeast bread, whole wheat bread

Some of our vegan "Thanksmas" feastI'm getting ready to head off to Vancouver for the weekend, and then down on the train to Seattle for a few days to work with David Lee on the Field Roast book, which is...

MY HOMEMADE "MARSHIE FLUFF" ( VEGAN MARSHMALLOW CREME) RECIPE, FINALLY!

Bryanna Clark Grogan | December 8, 09 at 03:32 PM | Food

Read More: marshie fluff, vegan marshmallow creme, vegan marshmallow fluff, versawhip 600K

"Marshie Fluff"I know it's been a long time coming, and I'm sorry to have kept you waiting. I'm full of excuses! Other projects, being on Weight Watchers, etc, etc.... I was working with my good friend and fellow cook/author/blogger...

VEGAN COCONUT CAKE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Bryanna Clark Grogan | December 3, 09 at 08:28 PM | Food

Read More: cake, coconut cake, coconut-pecan mock buttercream frosting, frosting, pecans, vegan cake

I developed this cake several years ago. I wanted to make a light, tender, and coco-nutty cake without an inordinate amount of fat. I recently made an improved version for my stepson Sean's birthday, and I used a coconut-pecan frosting,...

My Version of 100% White Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

Bryanna Clark Grogan | December 1, 09 at 12:58 PM | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: bread, wheat, white wheat, white whole wheat, white whole wheat bread, white whole wheat flour, whole grain, whole grains, whole wheat bread, whole wheat pastry flour, wholewheat bread

This is Bryanna's first blog entry on VegSource -- and she has a wealth of recipes and blog entries for you! See more of Bryanna's blog entries (going back to 2006!) at http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.com/ See Bryanna's website at http://www.bryannaclarkgrogan.com/page/page/579094.htm SEE LINKS...