Cookbook Review| Blue Moon Vegan by Paula Marie Coomer & Jan Calvert

I received a copy of this cookbook in exchange for an honest review.


In Blue Moon Vegan, Paula Marie Coomer partners with baker Jan Calvert to raise the culinary bar with over one hundred original recipes, all of which are based on plant derived ingredients and are also gluten-free. Ranging from luscious side dishes to scrumptious breads, snacks, pastries, and innovative main courses, these easy to follow recipes will inspire both new and experienced vegans as well as omnivores looking to add a few meatless meals to the menu. The book also includes dozens of pages of nutrition and cooking information, based on Coomer’s background in nursing, Calvert’s experience running her own gluten-free  bakery, and their mutual struggle with gluten intolerance.  

My Rating


My Thoughts
Having been on a Vegan diet at one point in my life, and currently going gluten-free, I was immediately intrigued by this book.  Back when I was a Vegan, the first cookbook I bought was Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr. This book reminded me of that.    It was informative.  Perfect for those just starting out, not knowing where or how to start.  It includes information on the vegan diet and choosing different gluten-free flours.

You don’t have to be Vegan to enjoy some of these lovely recipes! If you’re a fan of the Frappucino like myself, then you’ll love the Toasted Coconut Mocha Frappucino

My kids love popcorn..especially Caramel corn.  So I decided to whip up a batch of Agave Caramel Corn.   My kids are tough critics, so I really wasn’t sure weather this would be a hit or a thumbs down.  Turns out, it was a total hit!

Whether you’re a Vegan, on a gluten-free diet or trying to live a healthier lifestyle, then this is a great book full of easy recipes with beautiful photos.  

Wanna try it out for yourself? Here’s where to find it:



Barnes & Noble


About the Authors

 Paula Marie Coomer is a former public health nurse who was raised in the tradition of folk medicine and who for many years has studied the relationship between food and health. A poet and fiction writer, she is also the author of such literary works as Nurses who Love English (poems), and the wellNregarded novel Dove Creek, among others. A second novel, Jagged Edge of the Sky, is forthcoming in 2015 from Booktrope. Ms. Coomer lives at the mouth of Hell’s Canyon in southeast Washington State and teaches writing at Washington State University. Find out more at  

 Jan Calvert is a former high school band director who now owns and operates Bridge Baking Company in Lewiston, Idaho. She has made significant contributions toward raising regional awareness about glutenNintolerance and in helping people transition to a glutenNfree diet. Her baked goods are in high demand and are only surpassed by her friendly and caring attitude toward her customers.  


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