Local Authors, Jules Schnedeker and Robin Coarts, Releases New Plant Based Cookbook
Jules Schnedeker and Robin Coarts live in Bend and own Plant -Based Point, a vegan based health and wellness website featuring resources to eat and live a healthy life. They have just release “BEEFLESS CAKES” cookbook loaded with easy plant- based recipes. Check out their cute video above and the new book HERE. They are doing good things in #backyardbend.
This 150-page cookbook includes more than just food photos; 30 eye-catching vegans also grace its pages – many based in Bend. “We really wanted to create a cookbook that was simple and FUN, with tons of inspiring pictures,” co-author, Jules Schnedeker, explains. “And who doesn’t love a side of eye candy with their veggie burger?!”
From appetizers to main courses to desserts, this new cookbook covers all of the usual ground – and then some. Nearly every recipe comes with a “beefless cake” – a vibrant vegan sharing their “plant-based point,” i.e., why they’re vegan. “When Jules and I founded Plant-Based Point in 2020,” Robin Coarts, co-author, explains, “we were on a mission to provide an accessible resource for anyone interested in plant-based living. We hear from so many people that their biggest barrier is the steep learning curve in the kitchen. We knew our first cookbook was the perfect opportunity to showcase all of the joyful benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, including just how simple the recipes can be!”
“Our personal favorites are probably the scalloped potatoes, vodka sauce, and garlicky pasta,” Jules says. “It’s incredible what you can create at home with a few everyday, plant-based ingredients!” If you’re new to plant- based cooking, BEEFLESS CAKES contains a primer upfront, explaining some basics and providing ample substitutions and swaps. “I usually cook without oil,” Robin adds. “So there are lots of options for folks eating Whole Food Plant-Based [without oil and minimally processed].” Nut-free, gluten-free, and soy-free options are also included.