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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers (July 26, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865715513
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865715516
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #719,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Laura Matthias is a field biologist, B&B owner-operator, and organic farmer. A long-time vegan, she has researched the nutritional value of foods, worked in a vegan restaurant and cooked vegan food as a personal chef for clients with dietary sensitivities. She grows much of the food for her family and B&B on her farm in Victoria, BC.

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Customer Reviews

This is a great vegan cookbook!
slave to Master Jim
I have made them without lavender too and I think I like them better that way, but it was fun to try!
Nicole Flory
Speaking of lavender, the Lavender Chocolate Chunk Cookies were amazing.
Cathe

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78 of 80 people found the following review helpful By CeecerPhila on September 8, 2006
Format: Paperback
I know, you're wondering about whether you should get this book, since it doesn't have many reviews yet and this is the first one. But let me tell you, I have over 150 cookbooks, and this one ranks in the best of them. It doesn't matter if you are a vegan, omnivore, or lacto-ovo-vegetarian - you will enjoy these recipes if you like vegetables, healthy grains, nuts, and legumes, the occasional sweet, and new and inventive ways to cook your favorite foods. Vegan foods, luckily, can be eaten by anyone - so just kick back and enjoy; this book makes it especially easy. Some recipes are wheat-free and others, like the vegetable mochi casserole, are gluten-free. The casserole is delicious, and the lemon sesame kale is my new favorite way to eat it. The Thai noodle salad is one of the best Thai dishes I have ever made. My boyfriend and I have greatly enjoyed these recipes, and I am confident you will, too.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By slave to Master Jim on September 30, 2007
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This is a great vegan cookbook! I won't say what's been said in other reviews (especially the very first review that convinced me to buy this book). The hardest part of going vegan for me has been finding really good baked goods--cookies, pies, sweet breads, etc. This cookbook meets that need. At first I was put off by the baking section since spelt flour is used in a lot of the recipes. I finally bought some spelt flour, tried the recipes and was converted. Most of the baked goods are wheat free (as well as vegan) and all of them come out wonderful.
Pros: Good recipes, good flavors, some unique flavor combinations (think lavender and chocolate). Not the typical vegan cookbook--you'll find interesting and easy to make main dishes and wonderful desserts. Recipes are easy to follow and every one that I've made has come out. I especially like the cookie recipes--they make 30 to 45 cookies per recipe--a nice quanity (3 to 4 sheets), are easy, and tasty. The cookies and baking section are wonderful!
Three Cons: 1. There are a few editing errors. The Lavender Chocolate Chip cookies don't have water in the ingredient list and the directions mention water (but not the maple syrup mentioned in the ingredient list--I just used the maple syrup and they came out great). Another cookie recipe has almond in the title and hazelnuts in the ingredients. 2. The cookbook assumes a general competency in the kitchen--this isn't the book that will give you all the great kitchen tips or tell you about the ingredients. 3. There isn't a breakdown of nutrition or calories for the recipes.
And why a 5? It's a great cookbook. I've had it for a month and it is one that I keep coming back to. The cons aren't very significant--I mention them because if corrected the book would be stellar.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Linda G Shepard Salzer on March 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
As long-term vegans we're always looking for good vegan cookbooks. This is one. I bought a copy for my sister and her family since my husband was buying a copy for us. Recipes are well organized and easy to follow, photos are tantalizing. This cookbook contains recipes using ingredients we're likely to have, in novel combinations, such as Buckwheat Bean Casserole with Sesame Sauce (p.107) and Strawberry Jalapeño Corn Muffins (p.121) . Others call for ingredients we're less likely to have, such as lavendar. The Chocolate Jalapeño Cake is among our favorites so far.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Cathe VINE VOICE on May 26, 2008
Format: Paperback
I love this book - everything from the clever name to the mouthwatering pictures to the liberal use of lavender and did I mention that the recipes are delicious too?

The author, Laura Matthias, has quite a story. She was a field biologist raising a young son and wanting to escape the city. When she found a rundown organic farm with a funky house, she jumped at the change to move to the country. With lots of help, she got the farm up and running and then decided to open a Bed and Breakfast where she could serve gourmet breakfasts made from her own farm fresh produce. This cookbook is made up of many of the dishes she serves at the B & B - and lots more.

The appetizers include Spinach Balls, Artichoke Heart Dip, Spicy Stuffed Avocados and lots more that I can't wait to serve at my next party. Since I was reviewing this book in the winter, I was happy about the all the delicious soups to choose from. I made the Spiced Red Lentil, Potato Parsnip and the Sweet Pepper Corn Chowder. We liked them all but the favorite of the kids was the Red Lentil while I especially liked the Chowder - made with coconut milk and jalapeno peppers.

I didn't have a chance to try any of the salads (like I said, it's winter) but there are some great choices like Mint Beet, Tuscan Bean, Pad Thai Noodle, and Sesame Spinach. Side dishes also sound good - like Coconut Cilantro Rice and Lemon Curried Lentils and Potatoes. I just bought the ingredients for the Black Bean Sweet Potato Almond Burgers and my kids can't wait for me to make the Smoky Baked Beans.

I did get to try a couple of entrees. The Vegan Pad Thai was very good - more peanut buttery than the authentic dish but a real hit with my family.
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A superbly compiled and presented compendium of delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes that would please any palate and satisfying any appetite, "Extra Vegan: Original Recipes from Phoenix Organic Farm" is an enthusiastically recommended addition to any personal or community vegetarian cookbook collection! Featuring more than 250 vegan dishes that range from Pumpkin Seed Yam Pate; Garbanzo Bean and Sundried Tomato Spread; Lemon Curried Lentils and Potatoes; and Ginger Anise Peach Muffins; to Creamy Mandarin Orange Icing; Toasted Pecan Apricot Crust; Mocha Hazlenut Spice Cookies; Vegan Baklava; and Blueberry Yogi Popsicles, there are vegan recipes for every dining occasion from daily family meals, to snack time, to that special celebratory occasion. Of special note are the sections on 'Natural Food Dyes' and 'A Glossary of Edible Flowers'. If you only have shelf space for one more vegetarian cookbook, then you'd be well advised to make it "Extra Vegan"!
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