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 Post subject: Vegan Cookbooks
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:36 pm 
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Wondering what are some of the ones you all seem to like.

I myself am very partial to the following: Vegan with a Vengance, Veganomicon, Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, Italian Vegan Kitchen, Vegan Table. I also just picked up the 30 minute Vegan one the other day and it has some great recipes in it. But I have to say the Donna Klein series and Vegan Table are by far my favorite both with recipes and the fact that they have serving nutritional information for each recipe.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Cookbooks
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:42 pm 
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My favourites:

Veganomicon
Vegan with a Vengeance
Vegan Planet
Eat, Drink & Be Vegan
Vegan Brunch
Get it Ripe

I also have (but don't use as much):
Joy of Vegan Baking
Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian
La Dolce Vegan
The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook
Vegan Vittles
Nonna's Italian Kitchen
Vegan Cupcakes take over the World
Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen

And a few bread baking books and other misc. non-veg ones

Right now from the library I have the Tropical Vegan Kitchen, The Complete Vegan Kitchen, and You Won't Believe it's Vegan. I just ordered Yellow Rose Recipes and I'm excited for that to arrive. I've also heard good things about The Vegan Table.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Cookbooks
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:23 pm 
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Yellow Rose is a pretty darn good one too.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Cookbooks
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:26 pm 
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Oh...I have a lot of vegan cookbooks.

I love Vegan with a Vengeance and Vegan Brunch. Oddly, Veganomicon never really got under my skin.

Love Vegan Table. I've also never really used JoVB too much.

I like Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, even though its a short one.

And I know we're just talking vegan, but Ani's Raw Food Kitchen is one of my favorite books.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Cookbooks
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:39 pm 
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I have quite a few vegan cookbooks, and I have to say that my absolute favorite is The High Road to Health. It has all the comfort foods and everything is made from scratch with ease. Get it. You won't regret it.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Cookbooks
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:42 pm 
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ok I have a bit of a PROB-lem with buying these....I LOVE LOVE LOVE vegan cookbooks...

anyway, my two new favs are "Carb Conscious Vegetarian," by Robin Robertson-so perfect for a fitness lifestyle; "Clean Eating," by Terry Walters-just got this one last night-page after page of yummy, super easy to make recipes, all catagorized by season-very cool; and also a new purchase, "The Conscious Cook," by Tal Ronnen-this was vegnews top new cookbook in their recent "best of" review edition-this one has super gourmet recipes, very inventive and yummy.

I also frequently use the old "Cooking the Whole Foods Way," by Christina Pirello-macrobiotic inspired recipes, "Eat for Health," by Dr. Fuhrman, also low carb and totally healthy and delicious; and "Vegan Vittles," by Jo Stepaniak-simple and super tasty recipes.

I am cooking vegan food for a family weekly now and thats given me a chance to really dive into these books and learn a lot of new recipes and get into the hang of cooking daily-its awesome, and SO good for us :)


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Cookbooks
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:55 pm 
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I'm definitely an Isa & Terry fan. I love Veganomicon, Vegan With a Vengeance, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, and Vegan Brunch. The thing is, I'm looking for more ideas for healthier recipes...not that those books don't have some healthy recipes, but I would like more cookbooks that have JUST healthy recipes. Thanks for sharing some of the titles you use, everybody!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Cookbooks
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:16 pm 
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Dreena's recipes are usually a bit healthier than Isa & Terry...although I find Dreena's recipes a bit on the sweet side for my tastes so I usually cut out the sweetener, if she is using one.

It's also easy to convert a lot of recipes by replacing sautee in oil with sautee in water/veggie broth. I do that to Isa & Terry's a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Cookbooks
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:30 pm 
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lobsteriffic wrote:
Dreena's recipes are usually a bit healthier than Isa & Terry...although I find Dreena's recipes a bit on the sweet side for my tastes so I usually cut out the sweetener, if she is using one.

It's also easy to convert a lot of recipes by replacing sautee in oil with sautee in water/veggie broth. I do that to Isa & Terry's a lot.


Yeah, I usually just use less oil than they say and add some water.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Cookbooks
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:05 pm 
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I was thinking about this, and some of Madhur Jaffrey's recipes in World Vegetarian are pretty healthy if you leave out the oil...usually whole grains, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Cookbooks
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:44 pm 
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lobsteriffic wrote:
I was thinking about this, and some of Madhur Jaffrey's recipes in World Vegetarian are pretty healthy if you leave out the oil...usually whole grains, etc.


Oh yeah, I own that book too....I make a few things from it sometimes. I like this thing with rice, lentils, tomatoes, and onions, and then you're supposed to make a butter sauce...it's just fine with olive oil, fresh mint leaves, and black pepper though. I used to make that all the time. Filling and cheap!


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I'll look for that - thanks!

I haven't made too many things out of it...it almost seems overwhelming just from the sheer size.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Cookbooks
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:55 am 
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If you like Indian, I recently got 'The Indian Vegan Kitchen' by Madhu Gadia. I've been very pleased with the recipes I've tried so far - especially the Quick Chickpea Curry (so good!). My fella and I also recently tried our hand at homemade samosas. I know they maybe aren't the healthiest choice, but the batch we made turned out great.


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I love Indian food...I will see if my library has it!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Cookbooks
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:06 pm 
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Madhur Jaffrey's is an Indian woman who grew up as a vegetable lover and traveled extensively all over Asia getting to know many cuisines. She has two incredible books ( neither vegan ):

"World Of The East Vegetarian Cooking"

"World Vegetarian"

The vegan recipes in there are incredible and both books are old enough to be in many library systems.

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