Customer Reviews

12
4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
11
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
The Almost No-Fat Holiday Cookbook: Festive Vegetarian Recipes
Format: PaperbackChange
Price:$11.65 + Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2000
This is one of the best vegetarian recipe collections I've come across. Unlike many veggie cookbooks, this one does not assume that just because you're not eating meat that it's fine to go ahead and load up on nuts, cheese and other high fat ingredients. As a matter of fact, the recipes are vegan, so there is no cheese or milk at all (or honey, I don't think...). The recipes are easy to make and very healthful and DELICIOUS. I love the no-fat basic cookie dough. Try it, it's amazing. I keep making them for omni-vorous friends and they are a hit every time.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2002
This is Bryanna Clark Grogan's second cookbook, and just like the first one, this is also almost-no-fat vegan takes on holiday recipes from all over the world! Whereas the former reviewer has a point that you should be able to indulge in your holidays if only you just eat healthy the rest of the days, I must say that I do not find the recipes skimpy. Try out the different versions of Bryanna's creme-filled cake roll, and tell me if you think that's skimpy! The book provides tasty, elegant menus for St. Valentine's Day; Independence Day; Chinese New Year; Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist holiday foods; Christmas menus; a Greek New Year's Eve; and more! Bryanna's barbecued seitan "ribs" with smoky barbecue sauce are incredibly yummy - her Vegetarian Irish stew with Guiness Stout served with Colcannon (mashed potatoes with kale) from her St. Patrick's Day menu are much tastier than the humble ingredients may suggest. Bryanna's Lasagne From The Garden is also a guaranteed hit, just as the holiday baking chapter. All in all, this is a very innovative cookbook which really proves that you don't have to feel you're restricted just because you've embarked on a vegetarian / vegan diet. If you've just recently discovered Bryanna's cooking, be sure you're in for a treat - do not hesitate to get her other books! You won't be disappointed.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 15, 2008
The Almost No-Fat Holiday Cookbook: Festive Vegetarian Recipes

This is one of the BEST cookbooks I've come across in a long time! I am transitioning to a vegan diet (while trying to lose weight) and this cookbook is contains 100% vegan recipes, all with 1g of fat or less--the best of both worlds!

When I first got the book, I started putting Post-It flags on the recipes I wanted to try, but soon found that nearly every page then had a Post-It!

So far I've made my own vegan soy "sausage", soy "chorizo", BBQ "nuggets" and a fat-free hummus. I can't wait to try the rest! PS: Don't let the "holiday" in the title fool you: these aren't just "Christmas" recipes: there are recipes for Eid, Passover, Chinese New Year, etc.--pretty much for ANY time of the year!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2009
I am not a "good" cook and I don't know a lot of good meatless meals.... if your the same then this book is for you! LOVE IT!

The only thing I have to say is hide the tofu in the frig! People have tofu issues!!!! I NEVER tell anyone it's meatless or has tofu in it and they eat everything on their plate. If they know or see it has tofu they won't eat it. What they don't know won't hurt them!

My Mom and Dad are meat freaks. Everything they eat is breaded, deep fried and fatty. I have made several meals from this book and the others by the same author and they have no idea. They leave saying everything was GREAT! Ha ha ha....if they only knew!
22 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on June 24, 2006
Grogan's book interested me when I realized that my roasted vegetable dishes and other items were adding too much fat in my diet. I have since tried a few recipes and absolutely loved them! They are creative; they work; and they are healthy. I don't necessarily like the inclusion of textured vegetable protein, but I can use tempeh and other items instead.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Often the most difficult meals for coming up with ideas are those for the holidays, especially when you are having non-vegan guests. This book is a great solution, not only for tasty creations that most everyone will like, but meals that are attractive and good alternatives to those that contain meat. I've made many of the recipes in this book and have never had a complaint on any of them. They taste good, presentation is great and everyone asks for seconds.

The other nice thing is that just because it's vegetarian, it doesn't contain a lot of high calorie ingredients. You can have a festive meal, knowing that its healthy. The recipe portions are large enough that nobody will walk away from the table hungry.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2014
Forget the holidays, this is a year round recipe book with the classics interpreted here. There are very few cookbooks for the no fat low fat diet when it comes to being vegan that I have found that cover all the traditional classic holidays, including Hannukah with a recipe for "chopped liver" that is really amazing considering it is fatless and has no liver. Don't try to pass this off to your carnivore friends as chopped liver, but as a diet friendly tasty holiday appetizer- but that advice typically applies to everything that is vegan trying to mock traditional meat recipes. I think the recipe is great. I have made several other recipes from the book and liked them all. It's a "go to" book for the holidays. I was originally going to give the book a 4 for lack of photos (there are none)... but you know what? I think we all pretty much know what these classic holiday recipes look like in the non-vegan world from which they are interpreted, so who needs. Instead, I really prefer and enjoy the written explanations, history of the food, and I like the size and weight of the book. It's a paperback.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2010
My moms going out of town this weekend so we had an early Rosh Hashana meal last night. We made the whole menu except that we made her apple pie for dessert bc we had 9 apples in the house. O-M-G. My mom was the only Jew at the table and I was the only no-added-fat-vegan and EVERYONE loved the food! My boyfriend had seconds of the cabbage dish even though he "hates" cabbage! haha...and the meal went together very well! Her sour cream was fantastic and really brought all the flavors of each dish together. And the meal was to die for and, honestly, way cheaper than the meat-counterpart would have been for making that huge amount of food. FYI: the CHALLAH BREAD WAS KILLER! It was good plain, with honey or with sliced fruit on top. And the apple pie (in her other cook book) was freakin awesome. It's a childhood favorite dessert of mine. It was sooooooooo good. And I really liked the pastry dough, which I was afraid of having. What a good meal! I had it ALL again for breakfast this morning ;) ahahahahha...my oatmeal will have to wait for another day.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 19, 2014
I now have all Bryanna's books and would give 5 stars to all of them. Her recipes are reminiscent of traditional childhood dishes. She's made vegan cooking a joy and a hobby. Everything I've tried so far has turned out so delicious. Some recipes appeal more than others but none are bad. Most of them can be easily modified to meet low fat/sugar requirements and she narrates it so well with an endless supply of hints and tricks. With her books my cooking is always a joy and a special event to look forward to. Her books have ignited a passion for vegan cooking. I found ebook versions very cumbersome so had to purchase hard copies.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on November 11, 2014
I have read and purchased TONS of vegan cookbooks. In summary, most are just ways of using processed vegan products from the store BUT not this cookbook. She does an excellent job providing interesting flavorful recipes and ideas. The only thing I would tell Bryanna, the author, is to use spell check! Usually one will find 3 misspelled words but there are quiet a few. That is being picky because the contents of the book are great. It is difficult to find low-fat vegan recipes that are flavorful.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this also viewed
World Vegan Feast: 200 Fabulous Recipes From Over 50 Countries
World Vegan Feast: 200 Fabulous Recipes From Over 50 Countries by Bryanna Clark Grogan (Paperback - May 13, 2014)
$15.33


The ( Almost ) No Fat Cookbook: Everyday Vegetarian Recipes
The ( Almost ) No Fat Cookbook: Everyday Vegetarian Recipes by Bryanna Clark Grogan (Paperback - January 1, 1994)
$11.66
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.