- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; 1st Edition edition (May 26, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0738212725
- ISBN-13: 978-0738212722
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 163 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For--From Asparagus Omelets to Pumpkin Pancakes Paperback – May 26, 2009
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Move over Veganomicon! You've been replaced by little sister. Vegan Brunch does for breakfast what Veganomicon did for, well, everything else.”
Vegan Brunch is full of revamped classics that are now served with a major twist. From Chocolate Beer Waffles to Samosa Smashed Potatoes, the book is full of recipes that will make the perfect meal to wake up to or even end the night with!”
Moskowitz offers tons of variations and tips on how to get your brunch on without too much fuss.”
I tried to find a bad recipe in this book, I really did. I couldn't even find a mediocre one. The only problem with Vegan Brunch is that there are too many fabulous recipes and not enough time to make or eat them all! But be forewarned: You will likely find yourself eating brunch all day long, too.”
Jewish Journal, 11/17/09
If you want great recipes that look fancy, but are simple and go with everything (both meat and dairy meals), then pick up a copy of Vegan Brunch. You'll find yourself brunching any time of day. The directions and ingredient lists are simple, with great photos to go along with the recipes.”
The vegan chef reframes breakfast for those for whom bacon, eggs, and cream cheese are verboten.”
Bust, June/July 2009
My favorite vegan recipes are the ones that are effortlessly able to slip into social gatherings of omnivores, earning oohs and ahhs for their sheer yumminess Nobody is better at writing recipes like these than Isa Chandra Moskowitz”
Huffington Post.com, 5/27/09
Brings that excitement I've been craving along with a big helping of creativity There is something for every cooking ability and every taste.”
Isa Chandra Moskowitz has done it again: amused, enlightened, and fed us with the sassy and scrumptious recipes in her second solo cookbook, Vegan Brunch.”
Bergen County Record, 6/1/09
Moskowitz isn't whipping up your grandmother's Sunday brunch in her newest cookbook. Even carnivores will appreciate the complex flavors of these vegan sausages.”
VegNews, July/August 2009
Moskowitz injects all her recipes with her usual sass and humor, and one leaf through Vegan Brunch will leave you with reasonsand recipesgalore to host a weekend food-party."
Hippo Press, 6/9/09
[T]here are plenty of recipes that work no matter who you're cooking for.”
Library Journal, 6/15/09
Sure to be in demand by Moskowitz's ardent fans and devotees of vegan cuisine."
Moskowitz transforms a meal that usually revolves around bacon and eggs into a vegan-friendly feast.”
Norwichbulletin.com & Hollandsentinel.com
Moskowitz unleashes her signature flair and ingenuity to give readers breakfast they won't find anywhere ele.”
Daily Southtown, 7/2/09
Bestselling vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz unleashes her signature flair and ingenuity to give readers breakfast they won't find anywhere else.”
This book is full of sweet and savory recipes such as Curried Cauliflower Frittata and Lemon Cashew-Stuffed Crepes with Whole Berry Sauce, ensuring that brunch, or any other meal, will be really satisfying.”
Seattle Times, 7/14/09
Vegan Brunch would be at home in any kitchen. Lusciously photographed home-style dishes like Cherry Sage Sausages and Brazilian French Toast require minimal prep time and few ingredients.”
Veg Family, August 2009
"From masterfully done tofu omelets to fluffy flapjacks to chocolate beer waffles to jalapeño garlic grits to homemade vegan breakfast sausages, this covers just about anything you'd want to make for America's favorite...meal of the day."―Whalebone, Essential Vegan Cookbooks
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English Muffins - very good. I'm making them right now!
East Coast Coffee Cake - also tasty. I opt for the jam swirl version
Cranberry Orange Nut Muffins - I had requests for the recipe on that one
Individual baked hash browns - I need to work a little more on that one
Mom's Morning Casserole - lot of work, but quite delicious. Very filling.
Tempeh Sausage Pastry Puffs - really good. Omni-approved
Stuffed Poblano Peppers - Holy moly, the coriander seeds make it. Feel free to sub less spicy peppers for the serranos
Banana Rabanada - ridiculously easy and delicious
Chorizo sausages - easy, yummy and so much less sodium than the Soyrizo ones you can get at the market. Those are so salty as to be nearly inedible. These come together beautifully and hold up well.
There are many recipes I have yet to try and others I have made, but not listed above. If you're looking for low-fat, this is not the book for you. If you want really delicious plant-based brunch food, just get this book. For the record, I am an omnivore, but eat plant-based most of the time.
Isa's writing style is engaging and clear. The recipes don't call for things that are so obscure as to be impossible to find. The book has helpful hints on not just cooking the meals, but setting up for the brunch, suggested pairings and other ways to make the event simpler.
I have to give the content 5 stars, but having owned both versions, I'd say the Kindle version has some formatting issues and suffers a bit from conversion to eBook. The pictures aren't always in logical places and there are a few other nitpicks I have, but at least I have these recipes back.
The first thing we made were waffles, which had the most amazing texture. I even used the batter to make pancakes, and they turned out to be the fluffiest pancakes I have ever had. I then had to use our wedding money to invest in a great waffle iron, because now I have a reason.
The buckwheat pancakes were the best pancakes either of us have ever had (my husband makes pancakes all the time, so we have a lot of samples to compare them to).
THE SCONES... sooo good. Amazing really. My husband made them using apples, and they were out of this world. They didn't even have that weird beany taste that all gluten free baked items seem to have.
We got the book toward the end of last month and have used it 5 times. That's pretty good for us! Anyway, Isa's awesome.
Isa takes the time to create a variety of recipes, both sweet and savory. Everything from omelets and egg scrambles to waffles, pancakes, and crapes. Nothing is left behind in Isa's Brunch tome. There are not only a variety of tastes presented here, but this cook caters to people of any cooking ability - from the beginner to the experienced baker/cook. If there is a more exotic ingredient, Isa explains it and more often than not, offers a substitute that is more common.
Brunch and breakfast are often confusing to new vegans who worry that they will starve without eggs and cow milk. If you know someone who is a vegan, new or old, this would make a perfect present! Just make sure they don't already have a copy or two.
Also, those who are not currently vegan will find that vegan recipes are very healthy alternatives to eggs and heavy cream. This book gives you a way to enjoy your omelets and waffles without guilt!
Highly recommended for EVERYONE!