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 Post subject: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:59 am 
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I received my copy yesterday and have just had time to look through it this morning.

As I expected, it's gorgeous. I like the actual feel of the book (the smoothness & weight) and the cheeriness of the look. There are a lot of Kathy's gorgeous photos, but I expected a few more.

Each recipe has tips and notes, as well as a little intro and nutritional info. The only things I wish weren't lacking are prep/cook time & a list of recipes at the beginning of the book. The time info is not actually that big of a deal, because I've made lots of Kathy's recipes from her blog before and I know she's into streamlined simplicity, something I was really looking forward to in this book. There are a lot of categories though and a master list of recipes would have been helpful.

I'm looking forward to diving into the recipes this coming week. Anyone else excited by this one?

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 Post subject: Re: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
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I'm not familiar with her recipes, but I hope people will post here about their experiences with the book. I'm always up for simple, streamlined recipes that don't take too long to make.


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Can't wait to receive it! I pre-ordered it on Amazon and now they're telling me it's shipping in three weeks :( so in the meantime I will be watching this thread closely to satisfy my excitement! Has anyone found the table of contents online?


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 Post subject: Re: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
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I'm excited for this book! I would've pre-ordered it but my birthday is coming up and I'll likely get it as a present, so I decided to hold of for now. Kathy has great recipes on her blog so I have high expectations for the book.


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 Post subject: Re: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
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Stella wrote:
Can't wait to receive it! I pre-ordered it on Amazon and now they're telling me it's shipping in three weeks :( so in the meantime I will be watching this thread closely to satisfy my excitement! Has anyone found the table of contents online?



are you in Canada, because I got the exact same message. (never mind I had my copy pre-ordered since like. August of last year when the information first became available).


so talk up this book, y'all.

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 Post subject: Re: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
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So there's no Table of Contents with a list of recipes, but I thought I would let you guys know what the chapter titles are:

~Intro/Pantry
~Breakfast
~Bowls
~Appetizers, Sides, Snacks, & Party Platters
~Entrees
~Bakery (Muffins, Biscuits, Breads, and More)
~Sandwiches
~Burgers
~Soups
~Desserts
~Drinks, Sips and Smoothies
~Veggie Sides
~Cakes, Balls & Fritters
~Salads
~For the Kids
~12 Happy Life Menus

Some of those have sub-sections, like a couple of different waffle recipes or breakfast quickies and handheld items. It seems there is a lot of variety.

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 Post subject: Re: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
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Ohh, party platters!! Thanks for posting the TOC Zula :)!

And yes, daisysunshine, I am in Canada! So this explains that...

Really can't wait to get my hands on it, hers was the first vegan blog I ever followed, and her food photography has fascinated me ever since.


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 Post subject: Re: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
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I'd love to hear more on this one. I have so many on my wish list right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
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Getting this one tomorrow, I didn't preorder because I thought I already bought too many books, but I caved and picked it up from Amazon.


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 Post subject: Re: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
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I just had a chance to look through mine and I'm overwhelmed. I want to make everything right now! I'll probably start with the Thanksgiving sweet potato pockets, just for the weirdness factor. I like all of the ingredients but would never have thought about putting them together.


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mine is shipping! YAY! will be here Monday. whoop

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 Post subject: Re: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
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I'm going to try the blueberry farro spinach salad tonight because it looks easy to pick up the needed items after work.

I'm a little bummed at the amount of pictures. It's less than what most of my other books have, but I get it's only her second book and she may have a smaller photography budget or be doing them herself?


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 Post subject: Re: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
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The salad was good. I had to use orzo instead of farro because I didn't know what else to sub and didn't have time to drive all over bmore tonight to find farro.

I didn't measure the dressing or Maple for the nuts just played it by ear, but it was all good.


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 Post subject: Re: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
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She mentioned on her site that she did the photography.

I just made one Thanksgiving pocket to split for a snack and it was really good. I was unsure about which greens to use so I went with baby spinach, thinking it wouldn't overwhelm the other flavors.


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 Post subject: Re: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
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I wrote out a recipe list (with variations), since there's no table of contents or recipe index. From what I can tell, there's a decent number of blog repeats, but there's a ton of new creative recipes too. Enjoy!

Breakfast
Tofu scramble
Garden veggie frittata
Oat pancakes
Strawberry buckwheat pancakes
Mom's apple pancakes with cinnamon-maple butter syrup
Double chocolate waffles with freshly sliced strawberries and coconut whip
Blueberry waffles with candied orange peel
Roasted oranges
Citrus and spice French toast
Chopped rainbow fruit salad
Maple-lime papaya
Minted avocado-grapefruit salad with toasted pistachios
Pretty in pink lemonade parfait
Chia seed pudding
South Beach acai bowl
Mom's brown sugar raisin porridge with cinnamon almond milk
Chocolate-covered strawberry oatmeal
Cranberry-nut farro porridge
Peanut butter and toasted coconut oatmeal bars
Pumpkin butter breakfast sandwich
Smoky tempeh bacon
Cheesy garlic smoky tempeh bacon
Cinnamon maple citrus sweet potato home fries
Easy cheesy hash browns
Basic granola
Coconut orange spice granola
Pumpkin spice granola
Peanut butter double cacao granola
Baked almond protein bars
No-bake chewy energy bars or balls
Grilled banana toast

Bakery: Muffins, Biscuits, Breads, and More
Maple bar baked donuts
Coconut oil blueberry muffins
Orange glow muffins
Apple-bran muffins
Ginger peach strawberry spelt muffins
Sweet potato biscuits
Sweet spoonable cornbread
Crusty brown bread with citrus and pumpkin seeds
Harvest pumpkin loaf
Banana bread bliss loaf

Sandwiches
Philly cheese sandwich
The Californian: sprout avocado sandwich
Tempeh reuben
Chipotle tofu sandwich
Eggless salad sandwich
Avocado toast
Avocado toast with sunflower seeds and diced tomato
Avocado toast with chickpeas and pesto sauce
Avocado toast with citrus or mango
Avocado toast with tempeh bacon and micro greens
Avocado toast with radishes and carrots
Big beautiful kale wrap
Smoky tempeh wrap
Thanksgiving sweet potato pockets
Apple-jack cheese panini on cinnamon raisin bread
Curried quinoa pitas
Avocado-chimichurri seitan subs
Easy hummus spiral wraps
Toasty grilled cheese with olive tapenade
Towering tempeh kale skillet sandwiches with spicy pumpkin seed pesto
Dad's toasted BLT
Mushroom marinara sandwich
BBQ tempeh pitas with red cabbage slaw
Tuna salad sandwiches
Veggie-loaded avocado bean toasts
Avocado caprese sandwich

Burgers
Turmeric hemp white bean burger patties
BBQ peanut burgers
Sweet potato veggie burgers with avocado
Black-eyed pea and collard green patties
Aztec tempeh burgers with sweet potato secret sauce
Spicy chili bean burgers with chipotle mayo

Sides
Sweet potato mash
Roasted beets with ginger and citrus
Sassy garlic wilted greens
Maple citrus roasted carrots
Mashed potatoes with variations (buttery chive, cheesy hemp, golden turmeric, smoky paprika, ultra creamy, super savory, fully loaded)
Easy cheesy roasted broccoli
Salt-and-pepper shiitakes
Oven-roasted crispy potatoes with dipping sauces (orange-walnut pesto, harissa-lentil, smoky paprika black bean, green dream, sweet butternut, maple-dijon, spicy ketchup)
Picnic potato salad
Summer slaw
Roasted cauliflower

Cakes, Balls, and Fritters
Sweet potato-pistachio cakes with creamy tahini-maple sauce
Sweet potato-pistachio cakes with chipotle mayo sauce
Green island bean and spinach fritters
Toasty hemp chickpea pumpkin fritters
Corn cake bean balls on tomato moons
Fried risotto balls (arancini)
Italian meatless meatballs

Salads
5-step raw kale salad with simple sweet tahini dressing
Spinach salad with candied nuts
Raw chard salad with creamy maple mustard dressing
Farmhouse ranch chickpea peach salad
Power tower tahini salad
It's always summer salad
Apple edamame slaw salad with peanut-ginger dressing
Strawberry avocado mache salad
Avocado dreamboat salad with hummus crostini
Chilled peanut kale salad
Fiesta salad with plantains
Tofu feta, watermelon, and basil salad
Mango avocado arugula salad
Harvest butternut salad with maple-cider dressing
Smoky paprika green bean salad with candied walnuts
Summer Caesar with honey mustard dressing
Blueberry farro spinach salad

Salad Dressings
Easy creamy ranch
Sweet spicy BBQ
Tahini maple
Sweet curry
Blended green goddess
No-honey mustard
Creamy spicy peanut
Pineapple-avocado
Avocado dream
Maple-lemon
Lemon pesto
Creamy chipotle
Ginger miso
Lime agave

Bowls
Kale pumpkin-rice bowl
Pesto chickpea bowl
Greek bowl with tofu feta, quinoa tabbouleh, tahini-maple sauce
Cajun tempeh sweet potato bowl with creamy ranch dressing and bbq sauce
Pineapple fried quinoa bowl with tahini pineapple dressing
Black rice, peanut, and kale bowl with tofu
Coconut cloud bowl with coconut rice, tofu pillows, and toasted cashews

Appetizers, Sides, Snacks, and Party Platters
Sweet potato hummus
Classic hummus dip
Sunny guacamole
Peach citrus mint bruschetta
Spicy red pepper tomato bruschetta
Classic tomato bruschetta
Avocado mango bruschetta
Baked cashew cheese
Romaine spears with hummus and dates
Butternut sage dip
Beet walnut dip
Green dream avocado bean dip
Party jalapeno poppers
Golden cashew cakes
Lentil walnut cakes
Mini nacho pizzas
Avocado quesadilla
Cinnamon-chili coconut oil popcorn
Roasted red pepper and cream cheese spiral wraps
Veggie-cashew cream cheese
Guacamole and corn cake lettuce cups
Cheesy baked kale chips

Entrees
Creamy cashew potpie
Lasagna verde with spicy jalapeno pesto
Cashew ricotta
Mac and cheese
Mac and cheese with peas
Spicy fiesta mac and cheese
Super creamy cashew mac and cheese
15-minute marinara sauce with vegan parmesan
Marinara sauce with basil
Mushroom marinara sauce
Garden veggie marinara sauce
Caper olive marinara sauce
White bean marinara sauce
Mini chicken or veggie potpie for one
Lemon-pepper fettuccine alfredo
Cajun dirty rice-stuffed peppers with guacamole
Mushroom fajita tacos with black bean spread on homemade corn tortillas
Maple chili bean-stuffed sweet potatoes
Roasted veggie farro
Sage-almond butternut squash risotto
Cheeseless quesadillas
Hasselback bbq tofu with homemade bbq sauce
Walnut lentil mushroom retro loaf with sassy red glaze
Spicu peanut soba noodles with veggies
20-minute pesto pasta
Vegan "00" pizza dough
Surfside bbq chicken pizza
Balsamic brussels sprout pizza
Pesto ricotta pizza

Soups
Clam chowder
Chipotle sweet potato soup with avocado
Tomato soup
Sweet potato chili
Wellness soba noodle soup
Senate bean soup
Cream of mushroom soup
White miso fresh pea soup
Homestyle smoky pea soup with tempeh bacon bits
Creamy cauliflower and potato soup with turmeric, ginger, and coconut milk
Southern peanut sweet potato stew
Roasted veggie and golden raisin soup
White velvet roasted yam soup
Curried roasted carrot soup

Dessert
Chocolate-covered strawberry layer cake
Gingerbread bundt cake with vanilla bean coconut glaze
German chocolate layer cake
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
Peanut butter cup cupcakes
Vanilla-cinnamon frosted banana cupcakes with sticky peanut butter caramel sauce
Chocolate chip cookies
Trail trekker oat coconut cookies
Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies
White chocolate macadamia cookies
Soft ginger molasses cookies
Peanut butter buckwheat cookies
Almond butter-jam thumbprint cookies
Peanut butter brownies
Pumpkin pecan cinnamon rolls with maple-ginger cream cheese glaze
Countryside double berry pie
Homemade pie crust
Maple-cashew pumpkin pie
No-bake walnut pumpkin pie
Coconut whip
Freezer gingerbread men and truffles
Caramel apple pie
Raw almond butter cheesecake
Peanut butter chocolate silk pie with peanut cookie crust
Baked Broadway cheesecake with blueberry topping
Baked Broadway cheesecake with cherry topping
Peanut butter caramel apples
Applesauce
Chocolate silk and banilla swirl pudding
Chocolate-peanut-banana shake
Almond butter cups
Peanut butter cups
Candied cinnamon brandy orange peels

Drinks, Sips, and Smoothies
Vanilla almond milk or cashew milk
Chocolate almond milk or cashew milk
Strawberry almond milk or cashew milk
Coconut almond milk or cashew milk
Pumpkin spice latte
Matcha latte
Turmeric latte
Watermelon frosty
Green glow smoothie
Golden turmeric wellness shake
Favorite matcha shake
Every morning lemon tea
Spicy lemon mulled hot toddy
Mulled wine
Aztec hot cocoa
Minty hot cocoa
Vanilla-infused cocoa
Peanut butter cup cocoa

For the Kids
Fruity rainbow fruit and cream cheese wraps
Magic chia seed pudding
Alphabet tomato soup with apple grilled cheese croutons
Grilled cheese with tomato
Bean and cheese burrito
Strawberry almond butter sandwich sushi
Pink ladybugs on a log


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 Post subject: Re: Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 6:22 pm 
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More thoughts after going through the cookbook again:

I counted out about 22 repeats from the blog, but 5 of those are salad dressings.

A lot of recipes are creative and exciting. However, I'm a little disappointed by the number of standard recipes that exist in countless other vegan cookbooks (tofu scramble, Chia seed pudding, tempeh bacon, bran muffins, banana bread, cole slaw, eggless salad sandwich, BLT, tuna salad sandwiches, maple roasted carrots, potato salad, I could keep going...).

I also wish there were more pictures.

All in all, I'm still glad I got this cookbook because I'm a big fan of Kathy Patalsky and her blog. It is nice having a print cookbook collection of her recipes!


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Wow! Thank you so much, kidsdoc!


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If anyone is after this and can't wait for Amazon, Book Depositor have it for dispatch in 3 days. And for less than Amazon http://m.bookdepository.com/Healthy-Hap ... 0544379800

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This weekend I made the Basic Granola, Pink Beet Walnut Dip, Simple Salt & Pepper Shiitakes & the Power Tower Tahini Salad.

~Granola: Very Basic, good & crunchy
~Beet Dip: I don't have a Vitamix and I didn't think to soak my walnuts, so I had to add a fair amount of water to get this to blend up. It's still very thick. It has a lovely color & a slight sweetness to it. Reminds me of a lightly beet-flavored yogurt!
~Shiitakes: These were incredibly easy & delicious. I used portabellos just because I had them on hand. I want this to be my non-green go-to veggie side!
~Salad: As long as you have the time to throw this together early for chilling, it's very simple. The toasted chickpeas were a nice addition. I loved the Tahini-Maple Dressing (as I usually do).

So, the first 4 recipes were a hit!

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Quite frankly I'm having second thoughts on preordering her cookbook, I'm a sucker for easy, vegan dishes, and your reviews on it made me want to get a copy myself! There are repeats, sure, but any cookbook is (mostly) a good cookbook.

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Wow, kidsdoc, thanks for providing that long list!

No need to go through and count, but do you have a guess or estimate as to how many recipes are gluten-free?


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Kidsdoc thank you so much for posting the recipe list! The desserts, especially, look so amazing! Can't wait, I am supposed to receive it today!!


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I'm really enjoying this cookbook. If you like Oh She Glows and Greens 24/7, I think you'll like this. Things I've made so far:

-Mac and Cheese. Made with sweet potato (I subbed pumpkin) and cannellini beans. My kids loved it. It's nice a mild, and creamy (and no nuts, which is important because of nut allergies). Our new favorite mac & cheese recipe.
-Senate Bean Soup. Loved this! Nice and comforting. Gets its creaminess from pureed potato.
-Toasty Hemp Chickpea Pumpkin Fritters. Yum! These will be in regular rotation. I baked them instead of frying them.
-Sassy Greens. These use kale and chard. A good basic side recipe.

I've got my eye on several of her salads, and am particularly intrigued by her raw chard salads. I'll be making those this weekend, after I go to the store.


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ScandinaVegan wrote:
Wow, kidsdoc, thanks for providing that long list!

No need to go through and count, but do you have a guess or estimate as to how many recipes are gluten-free?


I'd say a lot of the recipes are gluten free, at least half if not more. I also have nut allergies in my house, and this cookbook also works for me as she doesn't rely on cashew based recipes.


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I made the Citrus and Spice French Toast this morning, so fancy yet super quick and simple! Nice spin on regular french toast.

What I really like about Kathy, and which makes me think I will use her book a lot, is that her recipes are healthy but they're also simple, they actually look and taste good, and don't cost a fortune to make.

Looking forward to making the Peanut butter chocolate silk pie with peanut cookie crust!


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