Maxine Chuck

Maxine Chuck
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Maxine and Beth’s book about vegan cooking includes a chapter devoted to kids, with ideas for how the entire family can enjoy a vegan lifestyle.

Maxine Chuck
Maxine's Featured Recipe
Herbed Flatbread Chips

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Maxine Effenson Chuck is a writer and editor with a special interest in cooking. She works in Boston, Massachusetts, and is senior development editor at Pearson Education in Boston.


She is the coauthor with Beth Gurney of 125 Best Vegan Recipes, which includes recipes that many of us grew up with and which are adapted for vegan diet. All but one recipe take under an hour to prepare and are made with ingredients that can be found in most supermarkets. The book has recipes for appetizers, soups, salad, wraps, pasta, grains, desserts and baked goods.


Maxine lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with her husband, one of her two daughters and a dog and two cats.

Latest Recipes

Cheeseless Pizza

This customized pizza is healthy and tasty, plus it can become a family project, with all family members designing their own portions of ...

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Hummus with Roasted Red Peppers

This versatile spread has many applications. Serve it as an appetizer with sliced vegetables, as a dip for crackers or in a pita. It can ...

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Herbed Flatbread Chips

The next time you feel like snacking on Herbed Flatbread Chips, make your own instead of making a trip to the grocery store! This recipe for flatbread chips is easy to make, with the chips ready to eat without about 20 minutes. Notes on cooking these flatbread chips, as well as details on a variation of this recipe, are found below the recipe's instructions. Are you looking for dip suggestions? Then you'll want to take a look at this recipe for Hummus with Roasted Red Peppers, which is also by the same authors.

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Sticky Pecan Squares

These delicious squares combine the best of two classics shortbread and pecan pie.

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Spinach Dip

This adaptable dip is a perfect accompaniment to sliced vegetables, bread or crackers. For an attractive presentation, hollow out a roun...

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Shepherd's Pie

Heres a new version of an old standby that everyone will enjoy. Delicious when hot out of the oven, it also makes a great leftover.

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Pasta Puttanesca

Easy and filling, this is the perfect recipe when everyones hungry and you dont have a lot of time to cook an elaborate meal. Add cape...

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Cranberry Nut Bread

This bread is just the thing for entertaining in the afternoon with coffee or tea, or for dessert after a light lunch. It also makes a n...

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Fresh Minted Pea Soup

This soup, which is a warm-weather version of the hearty dried split pea soup, can be purèed using a blender or left in a chunkier form ...

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Soy Bacon, Basil and Tomato Pockets

This twist on an old American classic, the BLT, is just as good as the original.

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Hot-and-Sour Udon Noodle Soup

Udon noodles are a staple in Japanese cuisine. These soft, doughy noodles are now available in many supermarkets and specialty stores. B...

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Spaghetti and Soyballs

Here’s an old standard with a contemporary vegan twist. You get the health benefits of soy, the great taste of tomato sauce and the sati...

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Curried Vegetables with Tofu

If you’re looking for a healthy, flavorful meal for family and friends, serve this dish over hot fluffy jasmine or basmati rice.

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Roasted Bell Peppers

These multipurpose peppers are always great to have on hand, as they can be used in a number of recipes. Use a variety of colored peppers...

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