Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: BenBella Books; Original edition (February 1, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 21.5 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (726 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #24,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #60 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Diet > Low Fat #90 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Diet > Vegetarian & Vegan > Vegan
I wanted to like this book and kept trying new recipes to see if I find at least a few to use on a regular basis, but unfortunately it's been a huge disappointment. I was hoping to find recipes that use interesting flavors and combinations of vegetables... I thought for sure there would be plenty of great salads, recipes using interesting fruit and vegetable combinations, asparagus, bok choy, beets, mushrooms, maybe some nuts and seeds, too.The book seems to be heavy on starches especially beans and chickpeas. I am only finding one recipe that uses asparagus (Balsamic Braised Asparagus), just a couple that use mushrooms, which most people know how to make anyway (Portabello Steaks and Steak (Mushroom) & Pepper Fajitas). Even green beans seem to be missing for the most part. There are many recipes that allow you to create sauces and vegan cheese using tofu, but very few for preparing tofu itself to have as the main course.I agree with other reviewers that many processed vegan products are used. TVP is required for tacos, chimichangas, spicy sausage, baked ziti, Mexicann chorizo, chili--basically where a meat eater would use ground meat. Gimme Lean product is used in meatballs, breakfast sausage patties, bacon bits, and Cajun meatloaf. Several recipes call for liquid smoke. I liked having the nutritional information listed with each recipe, however, the amount of sodium is not shown (only fat, carbs, protein, fiber, and sugar).Some of the recipes that I made so far... I should mention that I'm in my mid 30's and have at least 10+ years of experience cooking 4-5 times a week. I can follow most recipes quickly and easily and rarely make something my family doesn't enjoy eating. I am health-conscious and watch the amounts of fat, salt, and sugar in my cooking.
The Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes Raw Vegan: How To Be A Raw Vegan Smart Ass (raw vegan, raw vegan cookbook, raw vegan food, raw vegan diet, vegan cookbook, vegan recipes, vegan diet, natural hygiene) Everyday Happy Herbivore: Over 175 Quick-and-Easy Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes Vegan: High Protein Vegan Cookbook-Vegan Diet-Gluten Free & Dairy Free Recipes (Slow cooker,crockpot,Cast Iron) (vegan,vegan diet,vegan slowcooker,high ... free,dairy free,low carb) Vegan: Vegan Budget Cookbook: 33 Delicious Low-Cost Vegan Recipes, Quick and Easy to Make (Vegan Diet, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Slow Cooker, Vegan bodybuilding, Vegan weight loss, Cast Iron) Vegan: Vegan Diet For Beginners: 150 Delicious Recipes And 8 Weeks Of Diet Plans (Vegan Diet, Vegan Cookbook, Vegan Recipes, Vegan Slow Cooker, Raw Vegan, Vegetarian, Smoothies) Vegan: Vegan Diet Recipes That You Cant Live Without (Vegan Slow Cooker, Vegan Weight Loss, Low Carb Cookbook, Slow Cooker Recipes, Vegan Cookbook, Paleo Diet, Vegan Recipes) Vegan Recipes: Vegan Bistro Recipes: 48 Delicious Bar Food & Soup Recipes (Vegan Recipes, Vegan diet, Vegan diet for beginners, how to lose weight fast, vegan cookbook, Weight loss for diabetics) Vegan: High Protein Cookbook: 50 Delicious High Protein Vegan Recipes (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Cholesterol, Vegan Diet, Vegan for Weight loss, vegetarian, vegan bodybuilding, Cast Iron,) Vegan: Vegan Diet Cookbook for Delicious and Healthy Recipes (Vegan Recipes, Vegan Cookbook, Vegan Diet, Delicious and Healthy Recipes) Low Carb Cookbook: Delicious Snack Recipes for Weight Loss. (low carbohydrate foods, low carb cooking, low carb diet, low carb recipes, low carb, low carb ... dinner recipes, low carb diets Book 1) Vegan: Vegan Dump Dinners-Vegan Diet On A Budget (Crockpot, Quick Meals,Slowcooker,Cast Iron, Meals For One) (Slow Cooker,crockpot,vegan recipes,vegetarian ... protein,low fat,gluten free,vegan recipes) Low carb cookbook: 35 delicious snack recipes for weight loss. Low carb cooking, low carb diet, low carbohydrade, low carb recipes, low carb, low carb ... low carb cooking, weight loss Book 1) Vegan: Vegan Diet for Beginner: Easy 123 Recipes and 4 Weeks Diet Plan (High Protein, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Cholesterol, Vegan Cookbook, Vegan Recipes, Cast Iron, Easy 123 Diet Book 1) Low Carb Diet - Top 200 Low Carb Recipes Cookbook: (Low Carb, Budget Cookbook, Low Carb Diet, Low Carb Recipes, Atkins Diet, Low Carb Slow Cooker Recipes, Low Carb Living) Vegan: 101 Quick-Fire, Dairy Free and Low Carb Vegan Diet Recipes (Vegan Cookbook of Recipes that are low carb, dairy free, slow cooker, crockpot and cast iron) Vegan: The Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook - Delicious, Savory Vegan Recipes for Your Slow Cooker (Vegan Slow Cooker, Vegan Slow Cooking) Low Carb BOX SET 4 IN 1: 100 Best Low Carb Recipes You Will Love!: (low carbohydrate, high protein, low carbohydrate foods, low carb, low carb cookbook, ... low carb lunches, low carb dinners,) THAI FOOD - VEGAN THAI RECIPES: VEGAN THAI RECIPES FOR THE SLOW COOKER - FRESH THAI FOOD VEGAN RECIPES FOR THE SLOW COOKER (VEGAN THAI SLOW COOKER - THAI FOOD VEGAN RECIPES Book 1) Low Carb High Fat Cookbook: Bacon, Butter & Coconut Oil-101 Healthy & Delicious Low Carb, High Fat Recipes Perfect For the Paleo Diet, Atkins Diet, Low ... Paleo Cookbook, Gluten Free Cookbook)