- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Vegetarian Resource Group; 4th edition (May 30, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0931411300
- ISBN-13: 978-0931411304
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #859,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Simply Vegan: Quick Vegetarian Meals Paperback – May 30, 2006
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Contrary to what another reviewer wrote, I found most of the recipes to be quite flavourful; those that weren't, could easily be revived by a few extra spices. I did find the desserts to be a bit lacking, however, and have had more success by veganizing familiar recipes from other, non-vegan sources. (A third of a banana for each egg has saved many a cookie recipe of mine!)
I own the 1997 version so I can only comment on it. When I initially became vegan, I found the appendix including the basic nutritional breakdown, informational articles and sample menus to be invaluable as I was not personally acquainted with any other vegans and I was not particular proficient at utilizing the internet as a vegan resource.
There are some recipes in this book that produce more complex-tasting foods (I'm sorry I'm unable to name specific examples, I haven't made anything aside from the "Lemon Rice Soup" in eons) and will wow the belt buckles off your omnivore friends. I would highly recommend purchasing this book if you've just transitioned into veganism and you aren't a particularly inspiring chef to begin with. However if you have a pretty intermediate level understanding of spices, oils, and flavors - this cookbook will definitely disappoint. Personally I'm fairly satisfied with this book, even now, because I fell out of the "cooking/baking for myself" routine a few years back and I'm gradually learning the reigns again. I have numerous recipes bookmarked that I'll be undertaking in the months to come. It is what the name insinuates - simple and quick - so don't approach this cookbook hoping for some mind-blowing dishes to result.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed reading this book. Helped me make a decision to eat more vegetarian.Published on July 3, 2014 by Trina C
This was very useful for nutritional information and the index is great but the recipes haven't been all that enticing for me. Read morePublished on May 13, 2014 by Amazon Customer
My seven year old son doesn't eat much meat or dairy. He prefers a mostly vegan diet as much as he can possibly get away with in a family of meat eaters. Read morePublished on September 25, 2013 by Jacqueline
The author enables readers to enjoy quickly the rewards of really superb meals and how to eat healthy and affordably. Even for a life long "meat" eater like me!Published on February 24, 2013 by John R. Jenks
Being a new vegan, I wanted simple, inexpensive recipes and I found everything I needed in this book. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by katglov
Very clearly written. I was not expecting the book to consist mainly of menus. I like very much that the menus have nutritional content calculated, and menus are categorized by... Read morePublished on June 30, 2012 by FLShopper
This is a great book! Everything as expected! I wonder if the author is related to the late Mel Wasserman who founded the school "Cedu" ! It was a great experience!Published on March 2, 2012 by Jeff