The Gentle Chef Cookbook is a TEXT-ONLY working kitchen formulary containing over 230 delicious vegan recipes for creating a wide variety of plant-based foods. Chapter 1 offers detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating a variety of seitan products, including moist and tender roasts, sandwich deli slices, sausages, satays (shish kabob), ribz, meatballs and so much more. Seitan (say-tan) or wheat meat, is an amazingly versatile, protein-rich meat alternative made from wheat gluten. Chapter 2 addresses the basics and preparation of the soy-based meat replacements: TVP (textured vegetable protein), tofu and tempeh. Chapter 3 offers detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating a variety of non-dairy foods including vegan butter, heavy cream, sour cream, whipped cream and an assortment of vegan cheeses. Chapters 4 through 10 offer detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating hearty breakfast and brunch dishes; appetizers, dips and spreads; sandwich fillings; American and international dinner entrees and accompaniments; soups, broths and stews; salads and dressings (including the best egg-free mayonnaise); sauces and gravies; and scrumptious vegan desserts. Please note that the cookbook is TEXT ONLY. As a companion reference guide, TheGentleChef.com website offers a full-color photo gallery of many of the recipes in the cookbook, as well as a list of Vegan Resources and a discussion of Veganism, Ethics and Diet. An illustrated digital copy of the cookbook with full-color photos is also available through the website.