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 Post subject: Get Healthy, Go Vegan by Neal Barnard
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:07 pm 
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I searched and didn't find a thread for this. Does anybody else have it?

I haven't made anything yet; it seems boring. But I'm finally trying to watch my diet and eat healthy full meals (and follow WW) to get back to my pre-surgery, pre-sit around all day and eat cookies weight.

What's good?

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 Post subject: Re: Get Healthy, Go Vegan by Neal Barnard
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:18 pm 
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I have it. Also haven't made anything from it yet. A few of the salads look really good though.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Healthy, Go Vegan by Neal Barnard
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:55 pm 
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The pizza crust recipe in that book is the best I have ever made at home.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Healthy, Go Vegan by Neal Barnard
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:21 pm 
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There's an artichoke spinach dip that I really liked. Like any other diet book, most of the food is underseasoned.


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 Post subject: Re: Get Healthy, Go Vegan by Neal Barnard
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:00 pm 
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I have it! I actually set a goal last weekend to make every recipe in the book. I like that the recipes look simple and fast to prepare, with easy ingredients.

So far I made the curry popcorn, and the creamy fruit smoothie. The popcorn was pretty boring but the smoothie was excellent! We used fresh blueberries from our yard.

As I make more of the recipes I'll post back here. I may up the seasonings per mollyjade's comment, but I'll try to stick to the recipes otherwise.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Healthy, Go Vegan by Neal Barnard
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:58 pm 
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I have this - nothing looks particularly inspiring.

I made a sort of soba/udon noodle salad or something from it, and it was pretty bland and uninspiring. I'm confused as to why he used a seemingly nonvegan dietician who specialises in diabetes for the recipes, rather than an actual vegan cookbook author (like previously).


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 Post subject: Re: Get Healthy, Go Vegan by Neal Barnard
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:38 pm 
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mattomic wrote:
I have this - nothing looks particularly inspiring.

I made a sort of soba/udon noodle salad or something from it, and it was pretty bland and uninspiring. I'm confused as to why he used a seemingly nonvegan dietician who specialises in diabetes for the recipes, rather than an actual vegan cookbook author (like previously).

I used to make Robyn Webb recipes back before I was vegan, and I liked them. I don't know what happened to the seasoning in this book. I don't think it's just the lack of oil.


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 Post subject: Re: Get Healthy, Go Vegan by Neal Barnard
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:22 am 
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I've been making more from this cookbook lately. I noticed that most of the recipes don't even call for any salt, so I always add some. I also usually add a little extra spice or seasoning. I'm enjoying mastering the technique of steam frying! It doesn't even seem to change the taste.

I made the tempeh sloppy joes yesterday, and they were excellent with a little bit of added chili powder and liquid smoke. And, I made the stuffed pablano peppers the other night, and they were amazing (with some added salt and pepper haha). I did increase the cooking time though so the pablano's would be a little softer. The recipe said to cook them for only ten minutes which didn't seem like enough to cook a spicy pepper and have it be edible.

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 Post subject: Re: Get Healthy, Go Vegan by Neal Barnard
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:04 am 
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I have it too, and after looking through it, thought "meh". Made the blueberry pancakes - they were undercooked in the middle and honestly just so-so. Isa's "Perfect Pancakes" are called perfect for a reason.

Also made the veggie lo mein. It's also "meh". I get that the book is trying to be "healthy", but I think some flavor and excitement is lost with the so-so recipes.


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 Post subject: Re: Get Healthy, Go Vegan by Neal Barnard
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:24 pm 
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ScooterDiva wrote:
I get that the book is trying to be "healthy", but I think some flavor and excitement is lost with the so-so recipes.

Diet/health cookbooks are always like this, and I don't get it. Herbs and spices are super healthy, why not use lots of them? Does the mythical "average" American eater only like bland food?


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 Post subject: Re: Get Healthy, Go Vegan by Neal Barnard
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I made the wild rice pilaf with roasted garlic & stuffed it into red bell peppers and my husband & I really liked them. I used lots of roasted garlic. I also made one of the burgers (with walnuts, I think?) and they fell apart and Ryan said they were the worst things I'd made in 10 years of marriage (but he still ate them).

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 Post subject: Re: Get Healthy, Go Vegan by Neal Barnard
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:30 pm 
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I've made a few recipes out of this book and I concur that they are mostly okay. Nothing to write home about - I think the soups are probably the safest bet for a good outcome.

The cream of asparagus soup and Hopi corn and chili soup were good. The garlicky pinto bean and pasta bake was okay. The vegetable lo mein was okay. Spicy pumpkin oatmeal was gross. Chocolate cherry nirvana was delicious!


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 Post subject: The get healthy, go vegan cookbook
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My mum got this out the library for me. Any recipe suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: The get healthy, go vegan cookbook
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Here's an earlier thread about it: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=12968&p=388496&hilit=get+healthy+go+vegan#p388496

Add more seasonings to things!


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 Post subject: Re: The get healthy, go vegan cookbook
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Take it back and get another book?


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