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Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food: 150 Down-Home Recipes Packed with Flavor, Not Calories (Quick and Easy (Experiment)) Paperback – May 15, 2012
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“This is an excellent cookbook, whether you are watching your calories or just need some old-fashioned comfort food without the guilt.”
"In Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food, Atlanta-based author Alicia Simpson offers dishes that decidedly don't sound like diet food, but each weighs in at around 350 salaries (or fewer) per serving. . . . Simpson's Southern roots come through in her recipes, especially evident in dishes such as Hoppin’ John, Fried Green Tomatoes, Spicy Kale Slaw, and Andouille Gumbo. Beyond the down-home favorites, Simpson explores deliciously new culinary territory. Her Lavender Pancakes sound like something out of a fantasy, her White Lasagna defies dieting, and her Butter Rum Pound Cake will soon become a necessary part of any Sunday brunch."
“Alicia’s enticing recipes are nutrient-rich, flavor-packed, and built from familiar, whole ingredients, and her delightful descriptions make you feel like she’s in the kitchen with you preparing delicious, sensible meals.”
―Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, best-selling author of Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge
“Alicia has really outdone herself with this book. Finally we can have decadent soul food without the calories or fat. Many of Alicia’s recipes are made without oil and using wholesome, fresh ingredients. I highly recommend this book!”
―Lindsay S. Nixon, author of The Happy Herbivore Cookbook and Everyday Happy Herbivore
“If you think that rich-tasting, luscious-flavored dishes can’t be part of a healthy, plant-based diet, Alicia Simpson is here to prove that it can be done. Combining old-fashioned comfort cooking with solid contemporary nutritional know-how, Alicia’s cozy classics will become delicious standards in your vegan repertoire.”
―Nava Atlas, author of Vegan Holiday Kitchen and Wild About Greens
“Forget having to drop the fun and flavor from your meals in order to make them figure-friendly, because Alicia’s Quick & Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food will have you dreaming of lower-calorie vegan Cheese Fries, Chorizo Breakfast Quesadillas, and Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, and devouring them too!”
―Celine Steen, coauthor of Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
“With Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food Alicia Simpson combines a sensible approach to a whole-foods vegan diet with delicious down-home recipes like Sweet Potato Soufflé, Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich, and Butter Rum Pound Cake. Healthy eating never tasted so good!”
―Robin Robertson, best-selling author of Quick-Fix Vegan, Vegan on the Cheap, and Vegan Fire & Spice
“This book is a must have for anyone (vegan or not!) who is looking to get rid of excess calories, and keep all of the fun and flavor in comfort food favorites. Alicia shows us how to control portions while discussing the nutritional science from a vegan point of view in a book that is thoughtfully laid out and fun to read.”
―Joni Marie Newman, author of The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions
“From Baked Hush Puppies and Vegetable Noodle Soup to Chickpea Cacciatore and Lemongrass Soda, Alicia has some amazing recipes in store for you. Welcome to the new world of good-for-you comfort food!”
―Kathy Hester, author of The Vegan Slow Cooker
“Low-cal has never been more delicious, thanks to Alicia C. Simpson! Alicia has taken our favorite, down-home dishes, from breakfast to dessert, and given them a healthy makeover, with all of the flavor and satisfaction of the originals, and none of the guilt. Sign me up!”
―Julie Hasson, author of Vegan Diner
"If you’re vegan and looking for a great way to get or stay in shape and eat right while still enjoying great-tasting, familiar dishes, you’ll enjoy Alicia C. Simpson’s Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food."
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I used that to make the Cheesesteak and Fries that are on the cover. This was really, really, awesome!!! The cheese sauce is amazing and the baked fries were scored rave reviews. I
spooned the cheese sauce over my fries, thus I
also made the 'Cheese Fries'. My husband
and brother really enjoyed this meal and I was
over the moon about it. Alicia Simpson is very,
very talented. There are recipes in this
cookbook that you won't find in other vegan
cookbooks. (i.e. Chili cheese Fries and a recipe
for HOMEMADE vegan hot dogs!!) This is not
a diet book, although I suppose you could use
it as such if you follow serving sizes and count
calories. These recipes are not low-fat and I
love that about it. Alicia's philosophy is to enjoy
real food MINDFULLY in an effort to achieve
or maintain ideal weight. Many recipes require
'other' recipes from the book because Alicia
believes in making delicious, homemade
sauces and faux-meats as opposed to buying
them. This may be a turn off for some people but I love it. The savory seitan was so cheap and easy to make that I will never buy it again. One small note is that sometimes I need to add
more salt to recipes than Alicia calls for but
I'm not subtracting a star for salt-- that is a
very personal choice that is added to taste.Read more ›
My favourite recipes from this book: Lavender Pancakes, Fluffy Flaxseed Waffles with Agave Cream, Chili Dogs, Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce, and Chickpea Cacciatore.
I made a myriad of things, trying to branch out to what I know I would "Like" to what I've never had before. (Why, hello Brussels sprouts, nice to meet you). Almost everything here was "Internationally Found" (Ie: I'm Canadian, so the only thing i COULDN'T find easily was "Adobo seasoning, Spike Seasoning and Gumbo File, the last was found in my local spice shop).
The Book dynamics itself was easy to read. The recipes as far as I can remember are on one page. (if they have to go to the next page it's on the other side - not on the next page (so they actually face each other). Most components of the recipe are right next to each other, which is good, so you don't have to do a lot of page flipping.
It would have been nice, to have the serving size for combination foods on the page (she mentions servings in the introduction and what it is, 1 slice of bread = 1 serving yadaadaa), but it would have beeen nice to have every single recipe have a serving size (ie: this much grams, this much cups, etc etc), some did and some didn't.
I made one thing from each section (some were two or more some were just the one) and the only major flop I had had was with the Lasagna. I loved the gingered Brussels sprouts. And sugar cookies. NOM!
I would get this book, not just for weight loss purposes (though there's that, if you are looking for low cal snackage), but just because it's good to have. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of my favorite cookbooks. My meat eating family members don't even blink when I use these recipes - they are recipes for really good food - no meat. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Hazel Philbrook
I was curious about the accuracy of the calorie counts in the book, so I calculated the calorie content of two meals independently and was shocked to find that Ms. Read morePublished 13 months ago by psaczkowski
Interesting and easy vegan recipes. I love the gluten/soy protein recipes, and have had fun trying out different ones in the steamer. Read morePublished 13 months ago by sciencenerd
This cookbook is a winner for me. Several of its recipes have become family favorites. The Kung Pao Tofu has the best stir fry sauce I've ever made, and my husband says it's better... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
Strawberry Shortcakes with Balsamic Syrup says 1/4 cup tablespoon sugar. Of all the recipes in the book I pick the one that is confusing. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Sambone
Need all the help I can get for husband who is now vegan. Loved her first Vegan Comfort Food Book and am sure this will be great also.Published 22 months ago by Carol Sue