Picks and Pans Review: Going Vegan(ish)

updated 02/28/2011 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/28/2011 AT 01:00 AM EST

Why is Kathy Freston's Veganist a bestseller? Maybe because she doesn't urge everyone to go cold turkey on meat: "You can lean into veganism by choosing more plant-based foods-it's not all or nothing." Here's a "lean" she swears even carnivores will love:


1 pkg. Gardein (a meat replacement) BBQ pulled shreds

1 cup coleslaw mix

4 tbsp. ranch dressing (vegan option available)

6 slider buns

1. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat.

2. Add canola oil and shreds to pan, and cook over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes until hot and sticky.

3. Mix coleslaw and ranch dressing.

4. Assemble sliders.

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