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The Vegan Bible.

  • May 21, 2009
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When one makes the decision to convert to the vegan lifestyle, apart from the jackass comments from friends and family, it now becomes a real challenge to eat healthy, and re-learn how to cook. Agave Nectar, Agar Flakes, Seitan, what is all this stuff?!
That's where Veganomicon comes in. It was one of the first cookbooks I got, for christmas of my first year of being Vegan. 

This cookbook is amazing. Apart from having every cuisine style under the sun, it has intoduction chapters on how to cook grains, vegetables and beans, which is always a bonus for those of us who couldn't pick out Quinoa versus Millet in a health food store.

Like I mentioned earlier, the cuisine styles are extremely diverse. They've got spanish [Acorn Squash and black bean Empandas], Japanese [spicy tempeh nori rolls], Down-home american with a dozen casseroles and pot pies, I especially recommend the Cauliflower and Mushroom pot pie. 

In addition, above every recipe is the lovely addition of "Icons" What I mean is above each recipe there are icons for soy-free, gluten-free, Low fat/reduced fat, recipes under 45 minutes and supermarket friendly.

Now, Veganism isn't all about eating healthy and finishing your broccili. The desserts in this cookbook are to die for! The Coconut 'Cream' Pie melts in your mouth, the Fudgy Wudgy Blueberry Brownies are every chocolate lover's fantasy. Not to mention the 'Ice Cream' recipes. Even the non-vegans will love these recipes!

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May 21, 2009
Wow, this really does sound like a vegan bible!  Bonus points that they have soy- and gluten-free recipes, too.  I've been using Skinny Bitch in the Kitch as my go-to source to veganize foods that I already eat, but Veganomicon sounds so much more extensive, so I'll have to check it out.  Thanks for sharing!
May 21, 2009
Great Review! These recipes sounds really good and may help convey that the sacrifice in going Vegan is not as extreme as many people think.
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Quick Tip by . August 03, 2011
What I like best is that the recipes are made out of real ingredients instead of relying on egg replacers, fake meats and such. I have nothing wrong with those products and enjoy the occasional Tofurkey kielbasa, but such foods (processed) certainly aren't healthy on a daily basis.
Quick Tip by . February 15, 2011
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I love this cookbook! Even my omnivore husband digs the recipes I find in here.
review by . March 02, 2010
I love this cookbook.  Seriously, it holds a special place in my heart, right next to my Cuisinart food processor and boxed wine.  I had absolutely no flipping idea how to cook (anything, animal or vegetable) when I decided to go vegan.  This book supplied me with a bunch of basic how-to sort of things, like whether or not to salt the eggplant.  Without this book I might still be wondering just how many ways one can cook broccoli…  This book is loaded with wonderful …
review by . June 23, 2010
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Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
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review by . July 09, 2010
First off, I would like to state that I am not a vegan.  I am a vegetarian from Wisconsin who finds the idea of veganism difficult to wrap my mind around (what about the cheese??).       With these feelings aside, any of Isa's cookbooks are wonderful additions to a kitchen.  Rather than using highly processed ingredients (mainly meat substitutes) that a lot of vegetarian cookbooks use, Isa's recipes utlize a plethora of healhy ingredients that are easy …
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
i am a vegetarian, have been for five years almost. love the vegetarian/vegan cookbooks that are available now. they make things so much easier for people who are animal friendly=)
review by . June 27, 2010
My girlfriend, being vegetarian and also thoroughly in control of Sunday night dinners, asked me to pick up this book from a Chapters near our place. I was skeptical (as with all cookbooks- after all, can't we just go online?) and bought it only grudgingly. However, on the bus ride back home, I perused the first few pages and immediately changed my mind. Veganomicon introduces vegeterian thinking without the preachy, haughty sophisticated tone that many vegetarian or vegan authors use. There …
Quick Tip by . June 27, 2010
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Jamie.20 years of age.Music addict.I also like things like Manga, Final Fantasy, and Tattoos/Piercings.  I'm Vegan too, just thought I'd thow that out there :]
About this book


Who knew vegetables could taste so good? Moskowitz and Romero's newest delicious collection makes it easier than ever to live vegan. You'll find more than 250 recipes--plus menus and stunning color photos--for dishes that will please every palate. All the recipes in Veganomicon have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure user-friendliness and amazing results. And by popular demand, the Veganomicon includes meals for all occasions and soy-free, gluten-free, and low-fat options, plus quick recipes that make dinner a snap.
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ISBN-10: 156924264X
ISBN-13: 9781569242643
Author: Terry Hope Romero, Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Genre: Cookbook
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Date Published: November 1, 2007
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
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