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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2012
There is a hyperlinked table of contents and it does interface with the Kindle for PC navigation menu.

Again, ingredient lists are numbered, which is not a good format. The inexperienced or inattentive cook may well misread the line "1. 2 tablespoons of olive oil."

The format is inconsistent - some recipes have standard units, some have both standard and metric, some have metric for liquid and tablespoon for other ingredients, and some have metric only.

Then I started seeing some of those translation/thesaurus clues that I've seen in other books lately:
pie crusting
spinach in microwave secure bowl
use report towels to get the spinach as dry as possible.
sodium and pepper to style
dried out basil
strong dish pie crusting
Sauté onion until delicate;
Fry for a couple of more minutes until they are searching golden.

The Tomato and Basil Quiche calls for "1 1/2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack parmesan dairy product" but the instructions refer only to parmesan. I've never seen a "Colby-Monterey Jack-parmesan blend."

The ingredients for the Double Crust Bean Pie had me giggling:
1 (15 ounce) can dark beans, exhausted
1 small inexperienced bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar mozzarella cheese

The errors are clues that the recipes have been copied from other sources and words changed to make them "unique." Either the author does not understand the language well enough to see the problem, or the author does not care that the end result is of poor quality. Either way, I cannot recommend and would not trust the book at all.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon April 26, 2012
Grandma stopped by to read the reviews of Ashley Thomas' Fast and Easy Vegetarian Pie Recipes (Only the Best Vegetarian Recipes) and got the surprise of her life! Recognizing some of the decidedly odd turn of phrase that another reviewer pointed out, Grandma quickly hunted up another book that she reviewed back on April 16, 2012. That book, by Lisa Williams, is titled "The Magic Vegetarian Pie Recipes (Fast, Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Cookbooks)" It is currently unavailable but you'll find my original review on about page 4 of my reviews.

So, what does The Magic Vegetarian Pie Recipes (Fast, Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Cookbooks) by Lisa Willams have to do with Fast and Easy Vegetarian Pie Recipes (Only the Best Vegetarian Recipes) by Ashley Thomas you might ask? Let me give you an illustration. Here is the introduction to Ashley Thomas' Fast and Easy Vegetarian Pie Recipes (Only the Best Vegetarian Recipes)

This list of recipes is actually an adaptation of my mother's. These recipes always remind me of how much she loves her family. This list is another version of delicious and healthy pies. What's more, they are easy to make and your family will really love them, just as much as me and my family have enjoyed them.

I bake and cook everyday (if you had not noticed already). I really enjoy it and I have a dear passion for cooking. I really do hope that you can see my passion coming though within my book. Please leave a positive review of my book once you have read though and tried my books. It would be a fantastic help. Good luck, and thank you very much for reading.

Thomas, Ashley (2012-04-23). Fast and Easy Vegetarian Pie Recipes (Only the Best Vegetarian Recipes) (Kindle Locations 50-53). . Kindle Edition.

And here is the Introduction from Lisa Williams' The Magic Vegetarian Pie Recipes (Fast, Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Cookbooks):

This list of recipes is actually an adaptation of my mother's. These recipes always remind me of how much she loves her family. This list is another version of delicious and healthy pies. What's more, they are easy to make and your family will really love them, just as much as me and my family have enjoyed them.

I bake and cook everyday (if you had not noticed already). I really enjoy it and I have a dear passion for cooking. I really do hope that you can see my passion coming though within my book. Please leave a positive review of my book once you have read though and tried my books. It would be a fantastic help. Good luck, and thank you very much for reading.

Williams, Lisa (2012-01-22). The Magic Vegetarian Pie Recipes (Kindle Locations 63-66). . Kindle Edition.

Yes, that's right . . . Fast and Easy Vegetarian Pie Recipes (Only the Best Vegetarian Recipes) IS The Magic Vegetarian Pie Recipes (Fast, Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Cookbooks)!! Here's Grandma's review of The Magic Vegetarian Pie Recipes (Fast, Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Cookbooks). Nothing has changed since it was written except the title, author and ASIN number!

Grandma doesn't know who rewrote the dozen recipes Lisa Williams has included in The Magic Vegetarian Pie Recipes (Fast, Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Cookbooks), but knows for sure that Lisa Williams mother didn't collect these straight from Allrecipes and Allrecipes UK and probably didn't rewrite them either.

Littered from one end to the next with directions that read like some Google Translate nightmare, Grandma found herself at a loss to figure out how to "reveal 1/2 from dough" or "bung within the oven." "Bake in preheated oven for half an hour or before the crust is brown" confused her a bit too. Does that mean to not cook the crust?

Just what is "pie crusting", "basic natural yogurt", "package deal frozen spinach" or an "unbaked strong dish pie crusting"? Grandma does think she has some "dried out basil" though she usually uses fresh.

There is an interactive Table of Contents that interfaces correctly with the Kindle Navigation Menu, but you are going to need a scale because half of the recipes are in metric.

In short, this is a cut & paste job that has been so thoroughly tinkered with that it is illiterate. Leave it behind. Very far behind!

Definitely not recommended

UPDATE: Grandma doesn't recommend this any more today than she did three weeks ago!
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