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Gluten-Free Vegan Comfort Food: 125 Simple and Satisfying Recipes, from "Mac and Cheese" to Chocolate Cupcakes Kindle Edition
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Gluten-Free Vegan Comfort Food reworks a lot of classics and makes a good addition to a cookbook library.”
Whether following a diet restricted by health concerns or conscience, cooks and home chefs will find a nice variety of tempting recipes that are so good, we forget that they are healthy.'”
It's a great book for anyone thinking of looking into one or both of the dietary changes.”
Get this book!”
Recommended to readers looking for gluten-free, vegan versions of their favorite homemade dishes.”
About the Author
- ASIN : B006SJCHA8
- Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books; Illustrated edition (February 7, 2012)
- Publication date : February 7, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 2297 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 248 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,064,748 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Though I am not a chef or a professional baker, food intolerances and digestive issues led me to spend much time in the kitchen trying out new recipes and inventing my own. I like being adventurous, but once in a while need a base recipe to inspire me, which is how I ended up with this book. I guess I should have done more research prior to buying it, but I got it on a whim along with another book--"gluten-free, vegan comfort foods" sounded promising, just what I craved in that moment (note to self: don't shop for cookbooks while hungry!). Moreover, books that are both GF and vegan friendly aren't that common, so I figured I'd give it a try. I soon realized that it is really a book designed for people just entering into the GF and vegan world. As for myself, I find that there isn't much in it that gets me excited.
There were a few recipes I thought were good: the corn bread is good, the pumpkin pizza crust is interesting, the banana macadamia nut curry is fun and not something I would have thought of on my own, love the lemon lavender flavor combo for the shortbread (anything with lavender is usually good for me), and the chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting are alright.
When I look for a cookbook though, I look for recipes that are different, things I wouldn't have thought of trying out, interesting flavor combinations, things that are generally difficult to adapt to the GF and vegan diet. This book has a lot of useless filler recipes in that sense--like bruschetta, guacamole, and salads which are usually naturally GF and vegan... When did salads become considered a "comfort food" anyhow? I wish this book had more baked goods recipes, as I find these are the hardest to adapt to this type of diet. I also like recipe books with pictures. LOTS of pictures. I was a bit disappointed this book had only a handful.
Formatting issues: this book is not well formatted for an ebook. I downloaded the Kindle version for my iphone, and found that the recipes are laid out in a very weird way. Alternating, one recipe starts with the ingredients list, and the next starts with the directions and only lists the ingredients in the end. Though in the grand scheme of things this isn't a big deal, this type of inconsistent formatting just makes the process of browsing through recipes confusing and scattered. Also, the conversion charts at the back of the book are a bit of a mess. For an ebook that costs $10, I would have personally expected better formatting. As a side note, the author might want to consider placing the recipes in a slightly more logical order in future editions--having pizza or pie recipes with a crust recipe to follow further on in the book isn't very ebook friendly.
So in conclusion: it's a book I would recommend to people starting out on a GF or vegan diet, or people needing a bit of guidance in the kitchen. If you decide to buy it, definitely get the printed version, it'll be easier to work with than the ebook version due to formatting issues. I don't think it's the best book for experienced cooks and bakers--I'll be looking elsewhere for inspiration.
But this book does offer something for everyone, including a "things kids love" chapter, for those of you with little ones. Most of the recipes, as the title suggests, are comfort food type, but there is a small ethnic section with some interesting selections, as well as some raw recipes.
User friendly and delicious.
Top reviews from other countries
It does what it says on the tin: vegan comfort food - a big challenge for anyone, but i was disappointed with just how much sugar the author puts into many of the recipies even savoury ones, which for me makes it a tad unhealthy, especially if you are combatting candida too.
Another thing I personally didn't like was the 'meat alternatives' ie) 'vegan chicken broth' and 'tuna' etc, the thought of which makes me feel sick, As a vegan, i don't wish to mimic meat in any way, just omit it.
If that doesn't bother you, it is a good book and i've earmarked about 9 recipies to try, all of which look particularly comforting :)
There are good overviews and explanations of the more unusual ingredients used and plenty of nice unusual recipies to entice and inspire.
There are only 6 images, but that didn't bother me, i know it would some.
It would have got a 4 if the use of maple syrup and sugar had been less.
A good book overall and worth buying.
BTW, I was more impressed with the 3 books by British author Barbara Cousins - Cooking Without, which hits the mark more satisfactoraly for me (more healthy as well as being gluten free and vegan)
My one disappointment is that there are only eight photos, and they are clumped together just over half way through the book!
It would have been much better for them to actually be with the particular recipe, and interspersed throughout the book.