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 Post subject: Easy Vegan Breakfasts and Lunches
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:33 pm 
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Maya Sozer's cookbook, Easy Vegan Breakfasts and Lunches, comes out this week. Has anyone at the PPK seen any recipes from it yet? The concept of fast and easy breakfasts and lunches sounds good. I would love to hear opinions about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Easy Vegan Breakfasts and Lunches
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:25 pm 
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I found her blog, Dreamy Leaf, and her recipes look pretty good

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 Post subject: Re: Easy Vegan Breakfasts and Lunches
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:05 pm 
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linanil wrote:
I found her blog, Dreamy Leaf, and her recipes look pretty good


Thanks for pointing that out. I agree the recipes there look pretty good.

I am still eager to hear more about the book if anyone has seen it.


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 Post subject: Re: Easy Vegan Breakfasts and Lunches
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I preordered the kindle version, but just returned it. The formatting was adequate for an ebook, but I feel that the book doesn't seem to live up to its title.

The breakfast section has a couple spinach quesadilla/pocket recipes, but is mostly yummy sounding but basic smoothies and banana bread. I have recipes for those things.

The lunch recipes aren't anything I would take for lunch. Most of them either contain rice or are suggested to eat with rice. I don't eat rice often, but when I do, rice reheated in the microwave isn't something I enjoy. A few soups sound very nice. Ditto the couple of burger recipes, but if I want a quick lunch, I'm not making burgers.

The lunch recipes aren't any different than quick dinner recipes and most don't seem easily packable.

I think this is probably a really nice book for somebody--just not what I wanted. There are recipes for making mustard, Popsicles, and ice cream. Those could be a plus for a lot of people, but just goes back to not really being a lazy enough book for me. I don't eat ice cream for lunch on the go.

I'd definitely look at this one before buying to make sure it suits your needs. I was looking for something to get me out of my hummus/veggies and pbj lunch rut.

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 Post subject: Re: Easy Vegan Breakfasts and Lunches
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LW, thanks, that's really helpful. I preordered, but I think I want the same as you and it doesn't sound like it meets my needs either.

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 Post subject: Re: Easy Vegan Breakfasts and Lunches
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:32 pm 
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Thank you, Lavawitch. I really appreciate your post.

I was really hoping there would be more savory breakfast recipes than it sounds like they are. And although I don't mind reheating rice, I was hoping for something that was more lunch appropriate.

It looks like my library system has this book on order, so yesterday I put a hold on it. I will try to post my impressions when I get it, though my hopes for it are lower now.

It really is too bad. A book of vegan quick and easy breakfast / lunch recipes is a great concept.


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