Review of 1000 Vegan & Vegetarian Meals by the Editors of Chartwell Books

1000 Vegan & Vegetarian Meals

Editors of Chartwell Books

February 2, 2021

Chartwell Books


Blurb:

1000 Vegan and Vegetarian Meals brings healthy recipes packed with flavor straight to your dinner table!

Whether you are new to the vegan or vegetarian diet or are a practiced plant-based cook looking to diversify your meal staples, you will find inspiration in these 1000 meals that draw on a variety of different styles and skills. This book covers three main dietary restrictions in depth: VeganVegetarian, and Gluten-Free.

Designed to be an easy reference for whatever it is you are trying to accomplish in the kitchen, the book is divided into categories like Grazing Dishes for small gatherings, Quick and Tasty recipes for fast and easy cleanup for those weeknight meals, and Feed a Crowd for those grand get-togethers. With Super SaladsHealthy SoupsBrunch, and Heart Comfort food recipes as well, these 1000 recipes are certain to have something for every need. Enjoy:

  • Warm Puy Lentil Salad with Charred Squash and Beets
  • Grilled Halloumi, Pomegranate, Kale, and Pearl Couscous Salad
  • Regional soups, such as Gazpacho, Tom Yum, Borscht, and Minestrone
  • Butter Bean Hummus with Za’atar Topping
  • Zucchini ‘Spaghetti’ with Raw Tomato Sauce
  • Gnocchi in Creamy Cashew ‘Cheese’ Sauce
  • Egyptian Koshari
  • Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce
  • Spicy Spinach and Buckwheat Crépes
  • Non-Cheesecake with Mixed Berries
  • Aquafaba Chocolate and Coconut Mousse
  • Beet Brownies

Each easy-to-follow recipe includes simple instructions as well as exciting variations. Packed with delicious recipes and interspersed with beautiful photos that make delicious meals jump off the page, each recipe is clearly labeled with logos for vegan or vegetarian so that vegetarian hosts can still feed their vegan friends. Saladssuppersappsdessertsbreakfast, and barbecue—this is a complete crash course for vegan and vegetarian meal makers.  

Whether you are trying to lose weight, eat healthy, or simply connect with the earth and all her bounties, 1000 Vegan and Vegetarian Meals is here to guide you.

Part of the 1000 Meals series that makes cooking thousands of recipes an easy and fun adventure. In the 1000 Meals series, discover a world of food. With so many unique and new recipes to try, you’ll become the cook of your dreams. Whether you’re looking for fresh meal ideas or wanting to gift a beautiful cookbook to the chef in your life, this series will cover your needs. Other titles in the series includes:1000  Mediterranean Meals

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This past New Year’s Day I celebrated my thirteenth year of being vegetarian. Time has flown and I’ve never been unhappy with my decision–ever. The one thing that has made it easy for me to make what was a drastic change at that time was finding lots of tasty recipes. If you’ve been reading my reviews of vegan and vegetarian cookbooks, you know I have a pet peeve about seeing the same recipes over and over again: smoothies, shepherd’s pie, and most things that have arugula in them. Ha.

1000 Vegan & Vegetarian Meals brought to us by the editors of Chartwell books has something for everyone in it. Yes, even a couple of smoothie recipes but not shepherd’s pie. (wink) I love the variety of recipes that encompass most cuisines from Asian to Mexican to Middle Eastern. And there are many new versions of recipes in this book. One I am eager to try is the pastitsio recipe, which is a Greek ground beef and lamb dish that here is filled with vegetables with a tomato and yogurt sauce.

The variety of dishes range from comfort foods that you want to eat in these cold winter’s months to dishes like Greek Tortellini salad that sound perfect for a summer’s meal. Among the soups are a Tortilla Soup with fresh flavors that will make you forget that chicken was ever once supposed to be an ingredient. And while shakshuka seems to be in everyone’s cookbook lately, the one here is filled with baby greens with the tomato sauce (8-9 cherry tomatoes in this case) taking a back seat to asparagus, beans, spinach, leeks to make a very healthy dish that I look forward to cooking.

Beet brownies? Yeah, I might not be able to convince everyone around me to give them a try, but I will. Maybe even with some walnuts thrown in. Also there’s a non-dairy cheesecake to try…and a strawberry tart.

Honestly, I vowed not to buy anymore cookbooks (except for maybe Ottolenghi), but there is an excellent chance I’m going to buy this hardcover and start cooking right away.

I have only one gripe about this book and that is the inconsistency of the measurements. In the breakfast recipes, flour and the like are given in ounces (which I find annoying but doable) but in later recipes flour, etc. are given in cups (which I prefer). This is by no means a game changer. Consistency is just a plus.

Also, for those of you who note these things. Nutritional information is not provided. Most recipes have pictures but not all. The ones that do currently have my drool all over them. Good thing that this isn’t your copy of the book, eh? 😉

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


rating: 

5-butterflies

5 out of 5 butterflies


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