Toni Okamoto - Plant-Based on a Budget Quick & Easy (Ferry Building Store)

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Toni Okamoto

Plant-Based on a Budget Quick & Easy

An In-Person Book Signing • Book Passage (SF Ferry Building)

Sat., March 4, 2023 • 1:00pm PT

This event will be hosted live at Book Passage's San Francisco Store. Please contact with questions regarding live events.
*Please note that masks are recommended for Ferry Building events.
Blogger and cookbook author Toni Okamoto is back to make mealtime delicious, affordable, and easier than ever—with 100 vegan recipes for meal prep, one-pot and one-pan meals, make-ahead dishes, sheet pan suppers, and more.

When we're crunched for time, cooking something healthy and tasty often falls off our to-do lists. But with a little planning (and some smart recipes), eating well can fit into even the busiest lifestyle. In this follow-up to her popular first book, Plant-Based on a Budget, Toni Okamoto turns her attention to recipes that save you time and energy in the kitchen—and, of course, save you money, too! In Plant-Based on a Budget Quick & Easy, Toni shares creative ways to cut down on active kitchen time without having to invest in a ton of expensive equipment or resort to pricey premade foods. If meal prep isn't your jam, never fear; Toni offers so much more. Chapters focus on time-saving strategies like make-ahead meals, one-pot or one-pan dishes, sheet pan dishes and casseroles, 30-minute mains, and even simple desserts. Many recipes can be made oil-free, and Toni offers plenty of adaptations for your Instant Pot and air fryer. You’ll find dishes such as:

  • Freezer-Friendly Pancakes and Waffles
  • Weeknight Pasta
  • Spinach Alfredo
  • Tater Tot Casserole
  • One-Pot Veggie-Packed Potato Leek Soup
  • Sheet Pan Ratatouille
  • Spicy Peanut Udon Noodles
  • Mini Pizza Bagels
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

As the saying goes, time is money—and Plant-Based on a Budget Quick & Easy will save you both.
Toni Okamoto is the founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, the popular website and meal plan that shows you how to save dough by eating veggies. She’s also the author of the Plant-Based on a Budget Cookbook, and the co-host of The Plant-Powered People Podcast. Okamoto’s work has been profiled by NPR, NBC News, Parade Magazine, and she’s a regular presence on local and national morning shows across the country, where she teaches viewers how to break their meat habit without breaking their budget. She was also featured in the popular documentary What the Health. When she’s not cooking up a plant-based storm, she’s spending time with her husband and their rescued dog in Sacramento, CA.


Toni Okamoto photo courtesy of the Lauren Alisse



Book Passage Ferry Building
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Plant-Based on a Budget Quick & Easy: 100 Fast, Healthy, Meal-Prep, Freezer-Friendly, and One-Pot Vegan Recipes By Toni Okamoto, Michael Greger (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Toni Okamoto, Michael Greger (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781637742495
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: BenBella Books - March 7th, 2023

Plant-Based on a Budget: Delicious Vegan Recipes for Under $30 a Week, in Less Than 30 Minutes a Meal By Toni Okamoto Cover Image
ISBN: 9781946885982
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: BenBella Books - May 14th, 2019