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Pure Vegan: 70 Recipes for Beautiful Meals and Clean Living Paperback – May 23, 2012
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Emily Brooke Sandor is a Los Angeles-based food, travel, and still life photographer.
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Below is a quick summary of some pros and cons.
-- The results are yummy.
-- The recipes barely make use of fake food products.
-- The photographs of the food are beautiful.
-- There aren't very many recipes (only 70, and a bunch are just cocktail recipes).
-- Some of the recipes are very labor intensive. The lasagna, for example, was the best vegan lasagna I've ever had, but it took a solid 3 hours.
-- It's like someone didn't quite test the recipes. Nothing is so off that the recipe will fail, but I had to make some adjustments.
-- I don't love how he organized the book, which was by time of day. The sections are "afternoon", "morning", "very very late night" etc. I honestly think he did that because there just weren't a lot of recipes to fit in more traditional categories.
So despite a few cons, the pros win out. If the food is good, I will put up with a few quirks.
I've been a vegetarian (and for two years a raw vegan) for a long while, but recently decided to dip into veganism. I have some of the great classics (vegetarian epicure 1 and 2, Laurels, etc. But I wouldn't end my cookbook collection at Julia Child or the Joy of cooking(classics for non-veggies) I also love small, interesting cookbooks as an addition to the standards. Why? Because I find them inspiring, this one especially because I haven't seen such a beautifully done, coffee-style book for vegan food, excepting all the raw-vegan books out there. It's about time.
I made a few recipes in one weekend -as a side note I subsitute all sugar for coconut sugar which is low glycemic.
1. Roasted pepper Involtini - easy to make, taste is wonderful and presentation - guest's like! A little rich so best to serve with a light meal. I would suggest use only 1 of his recipes that use a tofu-"cheese" in a meal. You would do that normally for any style of eating.
2. Brussels sprout slaw - One of my favorites, and I even had a non-brussel sprout eating friend, eating them up with glee.
3. Potato torte - easy to make and absolutely homestyle goodness, comfort food at its best.
4.Sweet Crema with Berries - very good, hard to tell it's tofu and I'm not really big on tofu - I would usually use coconut cream in a similar way, but I love this variation.
5. Garbanzo bean Socca - love this, it's not health food, but great with an indian style dish and very satisfying. I substituted the fry pan for a cake pan, either would do.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful book filled with great creative recipes. Gorgeous photos too. Highly recommended!!!Published 16 months ago by E.PERRY
I have made several of the recipes and have people asking me about the crust or the flavor etc. I can tell they all love the food and I have learned a few really good ways to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by JoAnne Abercrombie
I was really excited to pick up this cookbook because, frankly, it's beautiful. Unfortunately, most of the recipes I've tried - and I've tried about half of them - are horribly... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Brandon E. Heckman
Trying to cook vegan recipes is more than removing animal products. Baking can be especially challenging. This cookbook has great ideas and easy recipes.Published 24 months ago by SeattleSlem
I bought one for me and one for my daughter. The first time I saw it was in a friend's house and he was cooking some of the dishes from the book. Read morePublished on February 5, 2014 by Maria Ramirez