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Celebrate Vegan: 200 Life-Affirming Recipes For Occasions Big And Small Paperback – November 1, 2011
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Praise for Celebrate Vegan
“Gather, rejoice and feast: Dynise has all the dining milestones covered, joyfully so. Her Italian mojitos should be a tradition for every holiday!”
– Terry Hope Romero, author of Veganomicon and Vegan Pie in the Sky
“Celebrate Vegan is a must-have book for anyone that loves to eat! Dynise makes every occasion a celebration, with 200 deliciously fabulous vegan recipes to celebrate holidays big and small.”
– Julie Hasson, author of Vegan Diner
Praise for The Urban Vegan
"The Urban Vegan is fresh, hip, and intelligent, and simply perfect for everyone – from the city dweller who wants to do a vegan dine-in to the rural cook who yearns to sample the vegan delicacies a large urban centre has to offer."
– Dreena Burton, author of Eat, Drink and Be Vegan
“With an engaging, down-to-earth tone, but quirky and charming, Balcavage delivers the best of the world’s flavors to your kitchen, from Western Europe to the Middle East, and back home to Philly favorites.”
“You don’t have to convert to veganism to appreciate Balcavage’s healthy, Easy-to-make recipes.”
“Dynise Balcavage's "The Urban Vegan," is less fussy, more funky, with vegan versions of sophisticated eats. It also requires specialty ingredients, but delectable dishes such as millet-crusted mushroom-leek pie and cherry-chocolate chunk scones are easy to make.”
– The Seattle Times, Food and Wine section
“The Urban Vegan: 250 Simple, Sumptuous Recipes from Street Cart Favorites to Haute Cuisine is by Dynise Balcavage, who details life as a city vegan on her blog, UrbanVegan.net. Selections range from Marsala mushroom crepes and sweet-potato gnocchi with basil cream sauce (made with soy milk) to minty mojitos and sherry-infused pate (made with cremini mushrooms and pecans, rather than goose liver). As she puts it, newer recipes have transformed vegan cooking from "oat cuisine" to "haute cuisine."
– Winston-Salem Journal
“The Urban Vegan: 250 Simple, Sumptuous Recipes from Street Cart Favorites to Haute Cuisine by Dynise Balcavage is one of our absolute favorite new cookbooks!”
– GIrlyGirl Army
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Top Customer Reviews
I started with the Thai-Centric Mac & Cheese because I saw it demonstrated on her blog and the recipe intrigued me. Easy to make, meat-eater husband thought it was wonderful and took a big batch in for leftovers. Recipe was also easy to cut in half, since I wasn't sure how we would get through 8 servings.
Just like her last book, well thought out. Great read. Good book.
Throughout her career Dynise Balcavage has created countless recipes that focus on extraordinary flavors and on food as a shared experience. Her new cookbook "Celebrate Vegan: 200 Life-Affirming Recipes for Occasions Big and Small" highlights 200 recipes, many entirely new dishes and some surprising alternatives for existing ones. The recipes are entirely free of animal products and by-products, so no meat, dairy, or eggs, making these foods healthier than other items we consume around the holidays - and all year. But don't think this vegan health food is anything less than you would expect to find at your favorite restaurant; Ms. Balcavage is a published cookbook author and has given cooking demonstrations in the US and in France. Yes, she helps show French people how to cook.
Celebrate is divided into six primary recipe sections:
1. New Year Celebrations
2. American Celebrations
3. International Celebrations
4. Religion-Based Celebrations
5. Milestone Celebrations
6. Everyday Celebrations
Of particular relevance now (November) are recipe sub-sections including Thanksgiving, Diwali, Guy Fawkes Day, Barbados Independence Day. Coming up next month (December) are recipe sub-sections Kwanzaa, Festivus, Hanukkah, and Christmas. So much to choose from!Read more ›
Some tasty recipes thus far in the book (which I've made) are the Hoppin' John (recipe for New Years that includes an excellent wine pairing), the Thai-Centric Creamy Mac, and the Old Bay Cakes. The Chocolate-Hazelnut Polenta Budino, Spicy Seitan Wings, and Zucchini "Linguine With Lemony Spinach Pesto are also very good! It's almost hard to believe how simple these recipes are to prepare, as well as, how they smell and taste. Celebrate Vegan will most certainly get you through any holiday (with stress-free cooking) or any other day of the year that you will be tempted to use this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm not a huge fan of special event cookbooks overall, so if it wasn't for the author I might have skipped this cookbook. Read morePublished on April 25, 2014 by morehumanthanhuman
So this book is on a daily deal, however you cannot buy it due to the fact there has been a problem with the kindle version for a year. Read morePublished on January 1, 2014 by Peter J. Flagg
This book is great and makes holidays and special occassions awesome for everyone. No one has noticed that the treats are vegan :)Published on December 22, 2012 by Elizabeth Stoodley
Celebrate Vegan steps into just what the title suggests... party fare! It's not necessarily traditional celebrations either, like Christmas and Thanksgiving. Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by Dreena Burton
I was very excited to buy this book on Kindle. I have used Kindle for all sorts of books over the last few months. Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by Ann Allen
Oh La La! Let's get ready to celebrate vegan style!
This cookbook is fun, festive and full of amazing and very tasty offerings! Read more
Well, it is a vegan cookbook, and I like that. But I bought it for the Celebration theme and was disappointed. There's not a Christmas cookie recipe in the entire book. Read morePublished on January 1, 2012 by Jean Marlene
Celebrate Vegan is a wonderful compendium of recipes, not just for holidays, but for any occasion or none at all. Read morePublished on November 15, 2011 by T. Palmer