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Vegan pantry staples plus enticing recipes in which to use them
This is the ultimate DIY pantry book, doing double duty with recipes for vegan staples, plus ideas on how to use them as building blocks in both new and classic recipes. Many cooks prefer to make their own basics rather than buy expensive store versions, which are often loaded with additives and preservatives. These easy recipes make it easy to stock a home pantry. Enjoy milks, cheeses, bacon, burgers, sausages, butter, and vegan Worcestershire sauce in your favorite dishes, and then try delicious recipes using the staples. Sample Bahn Mi, Sausage Biscuits, Meaty-Cheesy Pizza, Milk Shakes, Jambalaya--even Jerky and Lemon Meringue Pie. With more than150 recipes and 50 color photos, this will become an indispensable cookbook for vegans--and everyone else who enjoys animal-free food.
Provides vegan staple recipes, including tempeh bacon, tofu feta, and vegan butter to make main dishes, sides, beverages, and desserts.
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Library Journal Review
Store-bought meat and dairy substitutes can be expensive and highly processed. With an eye toward economy, vegan cooking authority Robertson (Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker) demonstrates how many of these products-including cashew cream cheese, tofu ricotta, mushroom bacon, whipped coconut cream, and more-can be easily made at home. Her smart and flavorful staples are building-block ingredients for more than 150 recipes (e.g., handcrafted lasagna, cassoulet, buffalo cauliflower with ranch dressing, and lemon meringue pie). -VERDICT Robertson's vegan alternatives to popular foods will draw even nonvegans. She touches on all the latest trends, such as aquafaba (bean liquid), and explores topics rarely covered by similar titles, including vegan charcuterie and seafood. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Publishers Weekly Review
Robertson (Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker), food writer, teacher, chef, and author of 20 cookbooks, provides user-friendly recipes for plant-based versions of foods usually made with animal products. An acclaimed authority on vegan cooking, Robertson created these recipes so that vegan home cooks would be able to make their favorite recipes using homemade ingredients. Many vegan products, she observes, are expensive, highly processed, and full of preservatives. To remedy this, she offers easy-to-make, inexpensive vegan alternatives that remain true to the original tastes and textures, including cream cheese, sour cream, coconut milk, and butter. She devotes ample pages to these veganized staples and then offers up a wealth of recipes that incorporate them. Dishes such as bacon-topped "mac uncheese," fish-free tacos, and cheesy steak-out sandwiches are appetizing options that readers will relish. Staple recipes go beyond dairy products to include meats, charcuterie, seafood, condiments and sauces, and desserts. Sweet treats include whipped coconut cream, meringues, luscious lava cakes, and chocolate peanut butter milkshakes. This appealing collection provides vegan cooks with the tools they need to create homemade ingredients and enjoy the flavors of classic dishes while still following a plant-based diet. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Vegan and vegetarian cookbook author Robertson dedicates this book, in part, to the animals. Her care in protecting animals of all kinds is evident in this cookbook, which highlights alternative proteins from seitan and tempeh to tofu-based fish sticks to a No-Meat Loaf of mushrooms, lentils, and grains. Her flavor-packed creations call for vegan staples like miso paste, liquid smoke, tamari, and nutritional yeast to add meaty, umami notes to recipes. From Hamish Loaf to DIY Jerky with seasoned tofu, Robertson makes good use of creative cooking techniques and flavor enhancers to mimic dishes traditionally made with animal products. This makes the book a good choice for new vegetarians or vegans, who might miss the satisfaction of traditional meats. It's also a solid bet for meat-eaters looking to expand their repertoire of veg-friendly dishes.--Lalley, Heather Copyright 2017 Booklist