Review of Vegan Everything

Vegan Everything

Nadine Horn & Jörg Mayer

November 1, 2019

The Experiment

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Blurb:

If you can crave it, you can cook it!
100 easy, eclectic recipes to feed you all day, every day

Whatever you may be craving for dinner tonight—pizza, burgers, quesadillas, ramen, dumplings, curries, falafel, jambalaya—you can make—totally vegan, completely delicious, and faster than you’d have thought possible. But you won’t just find delectable dinners here. From breakfast to dessert, Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer have got you covered—from savory breakfast waffles to classic French toast, decadent mocha cupcakes to chocolatey brownies and beyond. 

Here are 100 vegan versions of your favorite comfort foods, plus fun new inventions and healthy options that are perfect for everyday eating:

  • Quick meals: Coconut Farro, Bánh Mì Deluxe, Sesame Noodles
  • Easy recipes: Speedy Ramen, Overnight Oats, Peanut Truffles
  • Party hits: Ginger Nori Cakes, Antipasto Pizza Bites, Berry Cheesecake
  • Exciting global fusions: Bavarian Samosas, Mexican Paella, Thai Tempura

This is Vegan Everything—the only vegan cookbook you’ll ever need.

I’ve had the good fortune this year to read and review some wonderful cookbooks, mainly vegan and vegetarian. While some of these cookbooks weren’t very adventurous, sticking to the tried and true with a few embellishments, some like Vegan Everything by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer introduce the vegan cook to new adventures.

Horn and Mayer take the reader on a world cruise of cuisine. I was very happy to see a recipe for Bánh Mì, a Vietnamese sandwich with French influence, that has gained popularity since I became a vegetarian. While I may never try the original, I can now try a vegan version–which I can assure you, I will. Likewise, there’s a recipe for tom yum, a Thai soup that I’ve missed filled with coconut-milky goodness, ginger, cilantro, and chilies, to name a few of these ingredients.

This cookbook also offers another kind of adventure for this home cook–the opportunity to make cashew cheese and a raw cheesecake. Seriously, I am excited about trying these.

The authors have provided a note that indicates whether the dish is comfort food, balanced, or light. Even some of the balanced will seem like comfort food to me.

The recipes are divided into the following sections: Healthy Start, these are breakfast recipes that go beyond the norm; Snack-on-the-Go, sandwiches, salads, mobile snacks like roasted chickpeas; 20 Minute Dishes, self-explanatory title with a good variety of recipes including an Indian, Middle Eastern, and Far East; One Pot Wonders–I love these kinds of recipes with little clean-up, again lots of variety in these dishes from Jambalya, Tom Yum, Chickpea Tart, and Fiery Koshari (which has my interest and taste-buds piqued); Cooking for Family and Friends, burgers, fajitas, pizza; Date Night Dinners, a little more sophisticated cooking, I must try Polenta Lasagna; Party Hits, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Antipasto Boats, yum; Breads; Dips, Pesto, and More; Sweet Stuff, the home of the must-try Berry Cheesecake.

If you’re like me and love the wide variety of flavors that world cuisines offer, you will love this cookbook. Some of the recipes go beyond what the original dish might have been to create a fusion of sorts. All good. I can’t wait to dive into these recipes.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


rating: 

5-butterflies

5 out of 5 butterflies


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2 replies »

  1. This looks like a good book to try. I am in a bit of a vegan rut–constantly going back to old standby’s. I could stand to shake things up. Thanks for the review.

    • I know what you mean. It’s so easy to get into a cooking rut. This is one of the cookbooks that I’ve reviewed that I am seriously considering buying which is saying a lot because I’ve sworn off buying cookbooks. 🙂

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