Veganomicon The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook Author:Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero • The essential guide to mastering the art of vegan cooking: It's easy to live vegan 24/7 with this collection: 250 recipes, menus, and color photos for dishes that taste even better than their non-vegan counterparts. Every recipe in Veganomicon has been kitchen-tested a minimum of seven times by the authors and their intense... more »ly engaged fans to ensure user-friendliness, quick preparation, and amazing results. In addition to featuring the authors' signature attitude and experimental, DIY philosophy, Veganomicon has been specifically tailored to what you want most in a cookbook. No other vegan cookbook offers such innovative recipes for all occasions, convenience, easy-to-find ingredients, and gluten-free and tofu-free options.« less
When we discovered our son had allergies to milk and eggs I thought well that is in EVERYTHING.
Then I remembered my lessons from Nutrition, Vegans do not eat said animal bi products, and we were off and running. I hit the library and the books would offer truly wise advice, "omit egg and milk." Really??? I could have sold that silly book.
Veganomicon is the answer to our issues, it has real recipes that account for the subtraction of these ingredients. We have been so happy with the results, he is growing healthy and strong by substituting high quality ingredients for his allergens.
If you want to grab just one cookbook, this is the one.
Becoming a vegan was my New Year's Resolution. This book is the definitive guide. I'm really impressed with the breadth and depth of these recipes. I've dabbled in cooking before, but I have a new understanding of using spices and herbs to give meals a more savory and satisfying kick. Who needs meat? I haven't even missed my cheese yet! Also, vegan baking is crazy good. I'm making the Eggplant Potato Moussaka with Pine Nut Cream tonight!
There are a lot of recipes, to be sure, but what I remember most about them is that for every recipe, I'd have to go out and buy two or three things specially. Things that I wouldn't ever use again in my day to day. Their idea of "well-stocked" sounds more like "aristocratic grandeur" to me.
And then, on the subject of nutrition - I can no longer endorse any cookbook that advocates the eating of processed foods, such as tofu, tempeh etc, ESPECIALLY as someone's source of protein. I'm sorry, but that is just not healthy, period. If you want to be VEGAN, this is the book for you. If you want to be HEALTHY, I'd recommend other books like The Art of Simple Food, and Nourishing Traditions.