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3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Feelings..., July 5, 2011
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This review is from: The Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes (Paperback)
I've made about a third of the recipes in this book and I've had more mixed results with this cookbook than any other I've worked with. I understand that this is a fat-free/low-fat cookbook but sometimes the results were delicious and other times they were gross. A good thing about this book, however, is that most of the ingredients are easy to find in a supermarket and therefore inexpensive. Also, the directions are clear and easy to follow.

I liked the Pancakes, Chili sans Carne, Steak and Pepper Fajitas, Baked Shells and Cheese, No-Bake Choco-Oat Cookies, Vegan Worcestershire Sauce, and the No-Beef Broth.

The Frittata, Red Lentil Dal, Cincinnati Skyline Chili, Smoky Black Bean Enchiladas, and Sour Cream were inedible.

The rest of the recipes were okay... nothing special.
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Initial post: Sep 16, 2011 10:19:31 PM PDT
Earth Mama says:
The cooking instructions for the red lentil dal are wrong. You should cook the dal before adding tomato paste. I am not sure how she does it, but I KNOW that if you add paste before the dal is cooked, it will NOT cook in 15 minutes. Tired and true. LOL.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2011 10:05:59 AM PST
D.M.C. says:
I also thought the red lentil dal was inedible. Way to much garam masala for me. I also had to cook for much longer than indicated.

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 8:53:28 PM PST
ar0ck5t says:
Can you recommend a great vegan cookbook from the others that you've used?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 8:41:29 PM PDT
How much do you like to work at cooking? If you are interested in simpler recipes, I'll put in a vote for either Esselstyn book (The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the PoundsPrevent and Reverse Heart Disease), bc their recipes are simple and delicious! (and also vegan and healthy) If you have a little more time to fuss, most of the recipes in Natural Gourmet are vegan, and every one I've tried has turned out very well. If you're a more ambitious cook, hopefully others will leave reviews for the more ambitious books!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2013 7:56:13 AM PDT
Seashell says:
Check out anything by Dreena Burton. She has a website PlantPoweredKitchen that you can go to and sample her recipes. I love "Let Them Eat Vegan" for starters. Delicious recipes and not too time consuming or difficult.
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