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 Post subject: Cookbook Rec., any good ideas?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:17 pm 
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I am looking for a vegan cookbook without too many seitan recipes or tofu recipes. Don't get me wrong I love tofu and seitan but i can't eat it at the moment due to my son that I am nursing and he has allergies. I am looking for a cookbook with good ideas for beans, grains, nuts, veggies. Any good recomendations?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:19 pm 
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yes! appetite for reduction! it has tons of recipes that are mostly beans, grains and vegetables

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:37 pm 
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Yep! AFR. It is almost the perfect cookbook. Check out the threads for photos. There are so many great recipes.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:38 pm 
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AFR, and also the Donna Klein books, which do not use tofu, tempeh, or seitan. At least, as far as I know- the mediterranean one doesn't.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:00 am 
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It is not vegan, but 'How to cook Everything Vegetarian' might be interesting for you. It is MASSIVE and has tons of quick and basic recipes for every ingredient you could think of.

For inspiration, Joanna has a blog dedicated to documenting how she cooks her way through the book.
http://cookingeverythingvegetarian.joannavaught.com


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:43 am 
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Supermarket vegan would be a good one. I also think Vegan on the Cheap uses a lot of beans.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:21 am 
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I am a fan of Vegan on the Cheap. You can also take most recipes with fakey fakerton burger crumbles and replace them with awesomely awesome beans or lentils. Lentils are my favorite mock beef substitute and they're hellachizzeap.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:38 am 
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Lily wrote:
It is not vegan, but 'How to cook Everything Vegetarian' might be interesting for you. It is MASSIVE and has tons of quick and basic recipes for every ingredient you could think of.


I have this and it is very useful. An awful lot of the recipes are vegan by default, and if they're not he usually gives a "how to make it vegan" option. What i like about it is that he tends to give a basic recipe then give lots and lots of options/alternative ideas as to what to do with it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:52 am 
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Thanks all!
I loved the blog about "How to Cook Everything Vegetarian" I read it all in one sitting, love it.
I always wanted to get Vegan on the Cheap. I may go get it today at Barnes and Noble, I saw they had it the other day. Yes, AFR is a great one for this. It's just the tofu and tempeh recipes in there make my mouth water and make me sad I can't eat them. Another thing, I have Donna Klein's book up on my bookshelf, I should dust that off. Great ideas People!


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 Post subject: Re: Cookbook Rec., any good ideas?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:21 pm 
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Some others that are light on the 'fu/seitan:

"Fresh and Fast Vegan Pleasures" by Amanda Grant
"The Accidental Vegan" by Devra Gartenstein
"Supermarket Vegan" by Donna Klein

These are O-L veg but fairly veganizable:

"Green Seasons Cookbook" and "Green World Cookbook" - Rachel Demuth
"Dakshin: Vegetarian Cuisine from South India" - Chandra Padmanabhan (for that matter, any Indian, Middle Eastern, or Ethiopian cookbook will have good naturally veg recipes without seitan or tofu, although maybe not without wheat if that's the issue)


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 Post subject: Re: Cookbook Rec., any good ideas?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:19 am 
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Thanks Annak, soy is the biggest issue (it has been diagnosed) but when i eat a lot of wheat he has trouble to, so I try to eat very little of it. I will check these out. I knew there would be a lot of options that I was not even aware of.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:48 am 
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I think besides AFR, Jae Steele's books are super good for this.

I would also suggest Indian Vegan Kitchen also agree on Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen. Likewise, most recipes in this book are veganizable: Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East and North Africa. Nom.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:26 am 
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Extraveganza by Laura Matthias.

Laura owns an organic farm on the Sannich peninsula in BC Canada. She wrote the cookbook to highlight what you can do with local ingredients. This is the first book I consult once I bring in my farmers market haul.

This book is available for free preview on Google Books.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:10 am 
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Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian Cookbook is largely vegan with a lot of "naturally" vegan recipes. Hema Parekh's Asian Vegan Kitchen is pages and pages of resplendent wonder.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:02 am 
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From Mom with Loveā€¦ originally a collection of hand written manuscripts by a loving mother, Pushpa Bhargava for her own children, who were growing up in America, is the complete guide to Indian cooking. Only cook book that contains easy Indian food recipes for every day cooking such as dal, roti and chawal, in addition to fancy food.

This book is available on Google Books and you can also get it from Amazon.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:05 am 
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Definitely AFR, but if you have it/a library that has it/ or just buy it Veganomicon is pretty amazing. Specifically for the intro section which contains things like "how to cook a grain" "how to cook a vegetable" "roasting vegetables" and so on. It's a quick easy reference and it gives flavor/spice suggestions which is nice.

There are also a selection of sauces and non-tofu/seitan recipes in there as well. But the reference guide might be the simplest, because sometimes you just wanna know what temperature to roast cauliflower at.


ETA: because I have a terrible cookbook addiction and bargain rack magnetic pull, some of the glossy photo books have some neat ideas when your trying to eat more of something.

for example the ones for "beans" or everyday whole grains or fabulous (vegetables, grains, salads, beans).Image
They are normally supper cheap and I find photos of easy recipes helps get me inspired to make simple stuff to grab on the go or serve something besides plain brown rice with my food.

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 Post subject: Re: Cookbook Rec., any good ideas?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Thanks all of you for such great ideas!!


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