The Cheesy Vegan

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The Cheesy Vegan: More Than 125 Plant-Based Recipes for Indulging in the World’s Ultimate Comfort Food (Da Capo Press / Lifelong Books, October 2013) * STARRED REVIEW from Publishers Weekly: “Even omnivores may want to give John Schlimm’s…latest vegan endeavor a look. Vegans who were cheese lovers in a former culinary life will likely find this […]

The Cheesy Vegan: More Than 125 Plant-Based Recipes for Indulging in the World’s Ultimate Comfort Food

(Da Capo Press / Lifelong Books, October 2013)

* STARRED REVIEW from Publishers Weekly: “Even omnivores may want to give John Schlimm’s…latest vegan endeavor a look. Vegans who were cheese lovers in a former culinary life will likely find this to be nothing short of revelatory. Schlimm’s cheeses are all approachable—even those who usually steer clear of the kitchen may take a gander. A terrific addition to any vegan’s library.”

* VegNews Magazine: “Another vegan cookbook or the ULTIMATE vegan cookbook? We think the latter! Hello, parmesan Caesar salad, cheddar muffins, brie pasta shells, and cheesecake bars…”

 

Long regarded as the missing link in the plant-based world, vegan cheese has come home to Main Street! With more than 125 recipes for every cheesy craving, John Schlimm has you covered from breakfast to lunch to a hearty dinner with family and friends. From easy recipes for everyday cheeses to ultimate comfort food like Mac ’n’ Cheese, Café Broccoli & Parmesan Quiche, the Grilled Cheese Trio, Triple Your Pleasure Fondue, and the Cheesecake Extravaganza, you can indulge in all your cheesy favorites . . . with none of the dairy and all of the flavor.

~ With recipes for 25 everyday cheeses, including Cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, brie, blue, and Jack ~

 

Praise for The Cheesy Vegan:

“For years the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan has been the ability to give up cheese. The Cheesy Vegan has changed all that by being full of easy and delicious recipes that even the most die-hard cheese-head will fall in love with!”

Annie and Dan Shannon, Authors of Betty Goes Vegan and MeetTheShannons.com

“Cheese Lovers Rejoice! With the great dairy-free recipes in The Cheesy Vegan you can now have your cheese and eat it, too. Delicious!”

~ Chef Chloe Coscarelli, Author of Chloe’s Kitchen and Chloe’s Vegan Desserts

The Cheesy Vegan proves the point that living a vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean giving up your favorite foods. These recipes are good for the body and leave nothing to be desired – John Schlimm is the Bobby Flay of the vegan movement.”

~ Eddy Lu, CEO and Co-Founder of Grubwithus

“Now we can really smile and say cheese! John Schlimm has penned the book that launches The Age of Vegan Cheese. The homemade vegan cheeses and other related recipes in this beautifully crafted book bring health and kindness to a luscious new level. Cheese was always the hardest for vegans to emulate, and the one thing most non-vegans crave the most, so with the publication of this new masterpiece, we see the handwriting on the wall: Veganville is getting closer every day. The Cheesy Vegan is for cheese-lovers everywhere, vegan or not. Highly recommended!”

~ Will Tuttle, Ph.D., Best-selling Author of The World Peace Diet, Recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award, Co-Founder of Veganpalooza and Circle of Compassion, and Acclaimed Pianist and Composer

“John’s recipes are my go-to for inspiration and The Cheesy Vegan is no exception. He’s actually come up with the missing link to making vegan eating complete—a great tasting and easy recipe for vegan blue cheese. Don’t be surprised if you see that one on our menu!”

~ Doron Petersan, Founder of Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats and Author of Sticky Fingers’ Sweets

“With The Cheesy Vegan, John Schlimm continues his unique brand of tasty activism. Once again, John uses an irresistible and family-friendly collection of plant-based dishes that everyone, vegan and carnivore alike, will devour to poignantly convey his unconditional love for all animals.”

~ Robin Ganzert, Ph.D., President and CEO of American Humane Association

“Who says you have to give up cheese? Now those who’ve ditched dairy or plan to do so can find the tastes and textures they crave in John Schlimm’s The Cheesy Vegan. Nut-based and veggie cheeses are all the rage without all the cruelty to cows and their calves. Eating with a conscience never tasted so good!”

~ Jenny Brown, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary and Author of The Lucky Ones

“Cheese is one of life’s great treats and to have it when it’s ‘cruelty-free’ is the best thing for all! John…Thank you for making the world a tastier place with The Cheesy Vegan!!!”

~ Cornelia Guest, Designer, Philanthropist, and Author of Cornelia Guest’s Simple Pleasures

“John Schlimm’s Cheesy Vegan tackles the last frontier in dropping the unnatural addiction to dairy. Beautifully written and photographed, brilliant and timely, this book guides you effortlessly into the world of vegan cheese deliciousness, and consciousness without sacrifice. The Cheesy Vegan is a game changer for cheese lovers, and animals, everywhere!”

~ Elizabeth Olsen, Founder of Olsenhaus-Pure Vegan, Vegan Accessories 

“It’s hard to count the number of people who’ve told me over the years, ‘I could never stop eating cheese!’ Well, John Schlimm is here to say you don’t have to! In The Cheesy Vegan, he’s got a plethora of homemade vegan cheeses and related recipes that you’re sure to love, and cows will love you for choosing them!”

~ Paul Shapiro, Vice President of Farm Animal Protection for The Humane Society of the United States and Founder of Compassion Over Killing

The Cheesy Vegan is a heavenly dose of cheese-filled recipes that will please any and every palate. Take one look at the mouth-watering photos and recipes and you’ll want to dive right in (to a pool of vegan cheesecake)!”

~ Christy Morgan, The Blissful Chef, Author of Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals That Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet

“For the past 26 years, I have been on exactly the same pathway as John Schlimm. I have wanted to delight and do less harm . . . and to have fun doing that. I literally am a kindred spirit except for one small thing: He is at least one lap ahead of me in being vegan. I’m so convinced about the power of plant-based foods in my own life and work that it is high time for me to take a deep breath and plunge into The Cheesy Vegan and see if I can at least not fall further behind! Let’s join John—it seems to be a great way to enjoy the truly good life!”

~ Graham Kerr, Award-winning Cookbook Author, Culinary Consultant, and Host of The Galloping Gourmet

 

 

Saturday, September 13, 2014:

Hosting The Ultimate Vegan Summer Bash

Benefitting Asha Sanctuary

Location: Brio Pizzeria in Lewiston, NY

Time: 6 to 10 p.m.

Advance tickets only, available at AshaSanctuary.com/Events

Follow: On Twitter ~ @AshaSanctuary and Facebook

 

Friday, September 19, 2014:

Debuting new BE COMPASSION AND COMPASSION WILL BE U painting at DC VegFest Kick-Off Party

Location: Sticky Fingers Sweets and Eats, 1370 Park Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

For tickets, click HERE.

 

Saturday, September 20, 2014:

MC-ing the 2014 DC VegFest in Washington, D.C.

PLUS, the Washington, D.C. debut of my participatory art piece, THE SMILE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (is yours)

Location: Yards Park (Lot H/I [across from Nationals Park] Intersection of N St. SE and First St. SE)

Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.dcvegfest.com

Follow: On Twitter ~ @DCVegFest and on Facebook – Hashtag: #DCVegFest14

 

Past Appearances

Saturday, June 14, 2014:

Reception for Debut of John’s 34 Compassion Paintings

from The Book of Compassion art series

~Tie-in Event to Rehoboth Beach VegFest and Rehoboth Beach Art Walk~

Location: Philip Morton Gallery, 47 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Time: 7 p.m. (The paintings will be on exhibit at the Gallery from Friday, June 13 – Sunday, June 15)

For more information, please visit www.PhilipMortonGallery.com or call 302-727-0905

Saturday, June 14, 2014:

MC-ing the 2014 Rehoboth Beach VegFest

AND

Exhibiting Two Participatory Art Pieces Onsite Titled:

THE SMILE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (is yours)

Planting Compassion

~ Presented by VegRehoboth.com ~

Location: Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Time: See Rehoboth Beach VegFest web site below

For more information, please visit www.RehobothVegFest.org

Follow on Facebook

Sunday, June 1, 2014:

MC-ing the 2014 Niagara VegFest

AND

Debuting Participatory Art Piece Onsite Titled:

THE SMILE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (is yours) 

Location: Market Square (91 King Street), St. Catharines, Ontario

Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.NiagaraVegFest.org

Follow on: Twitter @NiagaraVegFest and on Facebook

Tuesday, March 18 – Thursday, March 20, 2014:

3-Day Author In-Residence Series of Events

Location: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, March 18th
5pm-7pm: Meet & Greet and Sampling with students at Class of 1920 Commons
Wednesday, March 19th
11am-2pm: Meet & Great and Sampling with Penn Vegan Society in The Gallery at Hill House
5pm-7pm: Meet & Greet and Sampling with students at Hill House Café
7:30pm: Dinner with Bon Appetit staff at HipCityVeg
Thursday, March 20th
11am-1:30pm: Meet & Greet and Sampling with students at English House
6pm-7:30pm: Booksigning at Penn Bookstore

Saturday, February 8, 2014:

Hosting Niagara VegFest’s Sip & Savour Pop-Up Party

Location: Niagara Artists Centre, 354 St.Paul Street, St. Catharines, Ontario

Time: 6:30 pm for VIP admission, 7:30 pm for general admission

To purchase tickets, please click HERE.

Follow: On Twitter ~ @NiagaraVegFest and on Facebook 

Sunday, January 26, 2014:

Hosting Cheesy Vegan and Straub Beer Pairing Party at American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Conference

Location: Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Time: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Follow: On Twitter ~ @alamw and on Facebook

Also, to follow Straub Brewery: On Twitter ~ @StraubBeer and on Facebook at Facebook.com/StraubBeer

Thursday, November 7, 2013:

Delivering the Keynote Address at the Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association luncheon on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, November 5, 2012:

Serving as moderator and panelist for the Executive Speakers Series event featuring Straub Brewery at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Location: Mukaiyama University Room, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Follow: On Twitter ~ @PITTBradford and on Facebook at Facebook.com/PittBradford

Also, to follow Straub Brewery: On Twitter ~ @StraubBeer and on Facebook at Facebook.com/StraubBeer

Sunday, October 6, 2013:

“In Conversation with John Schlimm” event at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Location: Washington, D.C.

For more information about PCRM, please visit www.pcrm.org

Follow: On Twitter ~ @PCRM  and on Facebook

Friday, October 25, 2013:

Meeting with international youth activists at National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Location: Washington, D.C.

For more information about NED, please visit www.ned.org

Follow: On Twitter ~ @NEDemocracy and  on Facebook

Sunday, October 6, 2013:

To watch the speech, click HERE.

Delivering Keynote Address and signing books at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary’s 16th Annual Open House & Fundraiser

Location: Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, Poolesville, Maryland

Time: Keynote Address at 2:00 p.m. followed by book signing

For more information, please visit www.animalsanctuary.org or call 301-428-8128

Follow: On Facebook

Sunday, September 29, 2013:

Attending DC VegFest Celebrity Benefit Brunch

Location: Todd Gray’s Muse at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Time: 11:00 a.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.dcvegfest.com

Follow: On Twitter ~ @DCVegFest and on Facebook

Saturday, September 28, 2013:

MC-ing the 2013 DC VegFest in Washington, D.C.

Location: Yards Parks (200 blk Water St., SE - between New Jersey Ave, SE and 3rd St, SE)

Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.dcvegfest.com

Follow: On Twitter ~ @DCVegFest and on Facebook

Friday, September 27, 2013:

Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats Presents: The Cheesy Vegan Pop-Up Party ~ A Tasting & Book Launch for The Cheesy Vegan

***Benefitting Compassion Over Killing & The Kindness Collective***

Location: The Cheesy Vegan Pop-Up next to Sticky Fingers, 1370 Park Road, NW, Washington, D.C.

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

To buy advance tickets (also available at the door that night), call Sticky Fingers at 202-299-9700

For more information, please click HERE.

Follow: On Twitter ~ @StickyFingersDC and on Facebook

Saturday, July 6, 2013:

To watch the speech, click HERE.

Delivering the opening “Embrace Compassion, Change the World” Keynote Address at VegFest Colorado Health and Environmental Fair

Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6th Avenue, Golden, Colorado 80401

Time: 11:00 a.m. (booksigning to follow)

For more information, please visit www.VegFestColorado.org

Follow: On Twitter ~ @VegFestColorado and on Facebook

Sunday, June 2, 2013:

Attending the Rehoboth Beach VegFest Benefit Brunch

Location: Nage Restaurant, 19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, please visit www.RehobothVegFest.org

Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RehobothBeachVegfest

Saturday, June 1, 2013:

To watch the speech, click HERE.

Speaking and signing cookbooks at the first Rehoboth Beach VegFest

~ Presented by Compassion Over Killing and VegRehoboth.com ~

Location: Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971

Time: 3:25 p.m. (booksigning to follow)

For more information, please visit www.RehobothVegFest.org

Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RehobothBeachVegfest

Saturday, February 9, 2013:

Accepting the “Heart in the Arts” Award at the Elk County Council on the Arts’ 2013 Annual Gala

Location: Aiello’s Cafe, 102 N. Broad St., Ridgway, PA 15853

Time: 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.eccota.com

Follow: On Twitter ~ @ECCOTA and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ECCOTA

Thursday, January 17, 2013:

*Sorry, this event is sold-out*

Hosting the Grubwithus Inauguration Kick-Off Vegan Dinner

Location: Mandu, 453 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Time: 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.Grubwithus.com

Follow: On Twitter ~ @Grubwithus and on Facebook at Facebook.com/Grubwithus

Saturday, October 27, 2012:

To watch the speech, click HERE.

Delivering “The Tipsy Vegan Tells All” speech and signing books at Boston Vegetarian Food Festival

Location: Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Time: 3:45 p.m.

For more information, please visit:  www.bostonveg.org or Speakers’ Schedule

Wednesday, October 10, 2012:

To watch “A Conversation with John Schlimm”, click HERE.

Meeting with students and appearing at Friends of Hanley Library book event at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Location: University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA

Time: Friends of Hanley Library book event begins at 7:00 with refreshments and sampling of recipes, followed by the author Q&A and booksigning at 7:30

Follow: On Twitter ~ @PITTBradford and on Facebook at Facebook.com/PittBradford

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 6-10 p.m.:

Attending American Humane Association’s “Super Heroes Among Us” Fundraiser

Location: Gotham Hall, New York City

Follow: On Twitter ~ @AmericanHumane and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/americanhumane 

For more information, please  visit: www.AmericanHumane.org

Sunday, April 29, 2012 ~ 2:00 p.m.:

To watch the speech, click HERE.

Delivering the Commencement Address at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Location: KOA Arena of Sport and Fitness, Univ. of Pittsburgh at Bradford

For more information, please contact: Kimberly Marcott Weinberg at (814) 362-0248

Follow: On Facebook ~ Facebook.com/PittBradford and On Twitter ~ @PittBradford

Saturday, April 28, 2012 ~ Doors Open 4:30 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m.:

Attending Elk County Humane Society’s 2012 PAWS Gala, which is featuring a buffet of dishes & cocktails from The Tipsy Vegan and The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook

Location: The Red Fern, St. Marys/Kersey, PA

For more information, please visit: ElkCountyHumaneSociety.org or CALL (814) 834-3247

Follow: On Facebook ~ Facebook.com/ElkCountyHumaneSociety

Friday, April 27, 2012:

Co-Hosting (with St. Marys Public Library) “A Night of Recollections of John F. Kennedy, Jr.” with RoseMarie Terenzio, New York Times Best Selling Author of Fairy Tale Interrupted and Former Personal Assistant & Confidante to JFK, Jr.

Location:  St. Marys Public Library, 127 Center St., St. Marys, PA

Time:  7:00-7:30p.m.~Refreshments; 7:30-8:00p.m.~Author Q&A; 8:00p.m.~ Booksigning (Books will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit St. Marys Public Library)

For more information, please visit: StMarysLibrary.org or CALL (814) 834-6141

Thursday, February 9, 2012 ~ 7:00 p.m.:

Appearance & Charity Booksigning at DC Vegan Drinks event at DC Meat-Free Week

Benefitting The Kindness Collective (www.kindnesscollective.org)

Location: Meridian Pint, 3400 11th St. NWWashington, D.C.

For more information, please visit: DCVeganDrinks.org & DCVegan.org

Follow: On Twitter ~ @DCVeganDrinks  @DCVegan @MeatFreeWeek @KindCollective

On Facebook

Saturday, January 28, 2012:

To watch the speech, click HERE.

Delivered “There Are No Limits” Keynote Address at “From Backpack to Briefcase” Conference

Location: University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA

Follow: On Twitter ~ @PITTBradford and on Facebook at Facebook.com/PittBradford


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John Schlimm is the award-winning author of eleven books on cooking/entertaining, history, how-to, and fiction.

His latest work is The Tipsy Vegan: 75 Boozy Recipes to Turn Every Bite into Happy Hour.  In this hip cookbook, John breaks new ground once again by showcasing a collection of plant-based recipes using favorites from the bar circuit–wine, beer, vodka, etc.–as key ingredients.

In the summer of 2011, John expanded into yet another literary genre, releasing his debut novel, Twang, to rave reviews as an e-Book exclusive worldwide.  A former Country Music publicist, John peels back the industry-crafted cliché of Nashville and its beloved superstars as he follows a special group of fictionalized Country Music singers and their entourages through one unforgettable year in their lives.  He takes readers backstage of the sold-out concerts, inside the homes and heads of Nashville’s elite, and introduces them to a side of show business that has yet to be revealed.

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