This is the baking cook book that I have been waiting for! I've been looking for a book about baking with healthier alternatives to wheat and white sugar that do not use artificial sweeteners, and this fits the bill. Most of the recipes use agave nectar, a few use evaporated cane juice. This book gives you great base recipes that are easy to alter to accommodate food allergies; however, the recipes need little altering because they are already free of egg, dairy and gluten (there are a few recipes that have gluten, but most do not). I was not looking for a vegan cook book when I bought this, but I have been very pleased with it, and I will be exploring more vegan options because this book produced such delicious results. The vanilla frosting recipe is invaluable. I never knew frosting could be made without powdered sugar or butter. The Babycakes vanilla frosting is much better tasting than butter cream icing AND it is much healthier.