cover image Seagan Eating: The Lure of a Healthy, Sustainable Seafood + Vegan Diet

Seagan Eating: The Lure of a Healthy, Sustainable Seafood + Vegan Diet

Amy Cramer and Lisa McComsey. Penguin/TarcherPerigee, $15 trade paper (272p) ISBN 978-0-399-17694-4

Self-proclaimed foodies and “research fanatics” Cramer and McComsey, coauthors of The Vegan Cheat Sheet, team up once again, this time with a new diet to share. It still consists primarily of plant-based foods, but now includes omega-3 fatty acids sourced from sustainable seafood. Per American Heart Association recommendations, it allows for seafood two to three times a week, with the occasional indulgence permitted. This charming guide shares the authors’ personal stories and reasoning for their “cheating” on plants, detailing also why they’ve forgone meat, dairy, and eggs. Cramer and McComsey include an essential shopping list for the diet staples, including baking ingredients and freezer items. And before they go into how to shop for sustainable seafood, they make sure to explain why fish is the healthiest way to obtain essential fatty acids. The bulk of this guide covers all the bases: essential kitchen tools, meal plans, and recipes, along with instructions for navigating restaurants and understanding food labels. Also included are vegan foods to avoid and notes on organic foods, superfoods, and GMOs. This little powerhouse diet will appeal to those looking for healthy nourishment without a militant plan. Agent: Sheree Bykofsky, Sheree Bykofsky Associates. (July)