Review of The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook by Adams Media

The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook

Adams Media

February 9, 2021


Blurb:

Make delicious vegan food every night of the week with these 200 quick and easy plant-based recipes the whole family will love!

You can now prepare delicious, homemade vegan meals quicker and easier than ever and The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook is here to help. This comprehensive, easy-to-follow cookbook has it all from recipes for a hectic workweek to meal-prep friendly slow cooker meals to impressive but easy dinners perfect for company.

Whether you’re a brand-new vegan, a seasoned veteran, or just a health-conscious cook looking for a meatless Monday meal, you can enjoy healthy and satisfying dishes without spending hours in the kitchen!

Purchase Links:
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For two years now, I’ve been reading and reviewing vegan cookbooks. The vast majority seem rote, tweaking familiar recipes and plonking them down in book form. Thankfully every once in a while, a cookbook comes along that shows innovation. I am not looking at the same old, same old recipes. The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook by Adams Media is just such a cookbook. While this is only the second cookbook I’ve read and reviewed from Adams Media, I have to say that I’m definitely impressed. They are also responsible for The Spicy Plant-Based Cookbook that I reviewed earlier this year (you can see my review of that book here).

The introduction informs the reader of what it means to be a vegan, regardless of why one has chosen this lifestyle. I liked the tone, which is factual yet upbeat. What I didn’t like was being reminded of the fact that animals who are mass produced for food suffer but it’s the truth. I just try not to think about it anymore because I can only control my own behavior, no one else’s.

The recipes are a good mix of whole foods and processed vegan foods. While I personally would rather have a chili made up of beans and vegetables, I can imagine that some would very much like this one in which veggie burgers are crumbled up. The entire soup section pretty much left me salivating and thinking that I really have to give making cashew cream a try and finally a vegetarian Tom Kha Kai soup! I loved that an entire section was dedicated to tofu and another to its cousins tempeh and seitan. These should be among the staples of vegan cooking but so few cookbooks actually offer many recipes involving them.

There were so many recipes here that sounded delicious among them was Eggplant Puttanesca. Now I’ve always loved puttanesca. I don’t do the original with anchovies but do put all of the rest of the ingredients in: capers, olives, tomatoes. But adding eggplant in sounds like a very rich idea that I can’t wait to try.

The recipes are not complicated. The authors even provide suggestions for tweaking to add heat or lower heat, to make less sweet, or whatever the possible “iffiness” might be.

If you are a new vegan, thinking of becoming vegan, just doing Meatless Mondays, or even a long-time vegan, you will probably find lots of recipes in this cookbook that will enhance your cooking. I highly recommend!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


rating: 

5-butterflies

5 out of 5 butterflies


6 replies »

  1. I’m tempted..but I have soooo many cookbooks I never look at. The internet has ruined me, plus there is a rogue bull cook in me who loves to meddle around and change recipes.

    • I  know! I will follow a recipe and then revamp it, tweak it until it fits. I do have to say though that if you don’t have vegan cookbooks, this one would be an asset. I most appreciated the recipes that used whole food ingredients and there were many

  2. I’m definitely going to check this one out. Always looking for more vegan recipes to add to our list. Great review and glad this one impressed you. 😊

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