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A thoughtfully prepared guide for the new vegan,
This review is from: The Everyday Vegan: Recipes & Lessons for Living the Vegan Life (Paperback)
This book is a thoughtfully prepared guide for the new vegan, and a comprehensive collection of recipes. Since the book has over fifty pages of introductory information about nutrition, cooking and the particulars of vegan ingredients, the inexperienced cook, or those new to a plant-based diet will find lots of help in getting started.
The recipes are well organized and laid out. They include nice preparation tips and well-written instructions as well as useful nutritional information. There is also a good index (which many cookbooks often lack), and it includes beautiful color photos of some of the recipes. Many cookbooks - especially vegetarian ones - include recipes with far too many ingredients and preparation steps for the everyday cook. The Everyday Vegan avoids this pitfall for the most part. The section on sauces, includes recipes that could easily become household favorites - like "Miso Good Gravy!" and "Amazing Creamy Caesar Dressing." There's a great section on Salads and Sandwiches which offers quick and easy meal ideas including a delicious way to use up leftover fried or marinated tofu in a sandwich filling. --Amy O'Neill Houck