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 Post subject: Betty Goes Vegan
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 7:02 pm 
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I wish I could search inside this book! Has anyone heard anything about this cookbook?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1455509337/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk?smid=156421&tag=hydfbook0e-20&ascsubtag=US-DS-19711-156421

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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 7:31 pm 
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No but I want it. That Betty on the cover looks like she cooks a mean lentil loaf.


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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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I am really excited about this one! I was obsessed with my grandma's Betty Crocker cookbook when I was little, so I hope it's full of old fashionedly styled food photos.

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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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Meet the Shannons is the authors' blog.


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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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If the few dishes on her blog from the book are any indication it looks quite heavy on the fake meats. I do-na like the fake meats. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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Tzippy wrote:
Meet the Shannons is the authors' blog.


hmmm ... interesting!

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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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I love the blog, and can't wait for the book.


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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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I also love the blog, mainly for the enthusiasm and creativity, though I rarely use the actual recipes as the ones I come across are so dependent on analogs. I don't mind the occasional prepackaged ingredient, but want those recipes to be the exception rather than the rule. I'm still excited for the cookbook, even if I don't wind up buying it because I think it's a neat idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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i've heard about this too. i think it's a neat idea. at the bottom of this page are links to all the recipes.... i wonder if this page will still be available after the book is published?

http://www.meettheshannons.net/p/betty- ... oject.html

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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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their blog is hilarious and there are tons of already veganized betty recipes on the website. i have the book on my amazon wish list, but as others have mentioned, i doubt i'll buy it due to all the processed vegan products. i'm also not the biggest fan of traditional american/european food, which is what it seems most of betty's recipes are. i think this would be a fabulous cookbook for a new vegan, for vegetarians transitioning to veganism, for vegans in a cooking rut or who are missing animal foods, or for omnivores looking to cut back on animal products.

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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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agreed, i have yet to eat any processed fake meat vegan foods and i've been vegan now for about 6 or 7 weeks. i do love me some tofutti cream cheese though!

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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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I saw this, got excited, and then looked at the blog. It seems like another one of those cookbooks where fake X gets swapped for meat/dairy X. Meh.


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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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I love the idea behind their. I might get it to keep at my mom's or something since she wants to cook for us, but is never sure about what to make/how to make things vegan.

I have all my mom's old Betty Crocker cookbooks, they were the first books I cooked from, so I'm actually really curious to at least look through this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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annak wrote:
I saw this, got excited, and then looked at the blog. It seems like another one of those cookbooks where fake X gets swapped for meat/dairy X. Meh.


And she doesn't seem to give any options (but I skimmed, so I might be wrong). I looked at a cheezecake recipe that called for about five containers of vegan cream cheeze. My natural food store just got Tofutti recently and one container costs almost five bucks. There's no way I'm spending twenty-five dollars to make a cheezecake. Personally, I'd rather get the original Betty Crocker cookbook and veganize the recipes myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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annak wrote:
I saw this, got excited, and then looked at the blog. It seems like another one of those cookbooks where fake X gets swapped for meat/dairy X. Meh.


And she doesn't seem to give any options (but I skimmed, so I might be wrong). I looked at a cheezecake recipe that called for about five containers of vegan cream cheeze. My natural food store just got Tofutti recently and one container costs almost five bucks. There's no way I'm spending twenty-five dollars to make a cheezecake. Personally, I'd rather get the original Betty Crocker cookbook and veganize the recipes myself.


Agreed, even at the cheaper price I pay for tofutti cream cheese, I couldn't afford to make that cheezecke recipe either!

I *think* I pay $3.69 for a tub of tofutti cream cheese at Earth Fare but I think I've seen it for the same price at Kroger and Publix. You may be surprised to find tofutti elsewhere for cheaper though. My Earth Fare sells small 8oz cups of WholeSoy yogurt for $1.69 (!!) in a variety of flavors, yet I saw the same item at Kroger for only $1.09 (!!!) (granted Kroger only had 2 flavors though). It's a better deal for me to buy the giant (24oz? 32oz?) tub of WholeSoy yogurt though for I *think* $3.69 at Earth Fare.

But tofutti is the one processed fake-dairy item I allow myself to indulge in. I don't buy any fake processed meat stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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annak wrote:
I saw this, got excited, and then looked at the blog. It seems like another one of those cookbooks where fake X gets swapped for meat/dairy X. Meh.

I think this is very intentional. I remember reading somewhere that part of the blog's purpose is to bring attention to some of the great vegan meat alternatives out there. I also remember reading that it's not necessarily how the authors eat on a regular basis.


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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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I'm not really opposed to cooking this way, I do it sometimes myself, I guess I just don't understand how they're adding value.


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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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I think the book is for people looking for familiar foods that are vegan. I found at least one of the places where they talk about this:

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It's also about helping people use all these great vegan products out there to their full potential. I mean yes a lot of us are DIY types but most people in our society choose their food based on convenience, cost and flavor. I've been doing vegan outreach for over 20 years now and I keep hearing the same reasons why people were reluctant to go vegan : giving up their favorite dishes, weird food and inconvenient. The reasons I keep hearing why people stopped being vegan : giving up their favorite dishes, weird food and inconvenient. That's why Betty Goes Vegan is carefully designed to not just help people go vegan but stay vegan by turning old meaty and cheesy favorites into vegan classics.

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Please let it be Betty White. Please let it be Betty White.

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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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I'm resurrecting the thread because Amazon recommended the book for me. I am disappointed by the use of analogues.

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The Tuscan Lemon Bundt recipe is the best bundt cake ever. I'll buy the book just for that.

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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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i think a handful of recipes are featured in the new jan/feb issue of vegetarian times

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 Post subject: Re: Betty Goes Vegan
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I emailed Annie Shannon because for me, it's not so much oh, fake meat stuff, (I figure just make seitan and whatever) but it was like how much is dependent on it,because Canada isn't really bountiful with the fauxness. She was really sweet, and told me that while about 1/2ish the book had analogs, it could be very swappable with tempeh/tofu or nothing (and ditto with the cheese), and a lot of sections don't use it at all. but they just wanted to have literal Betty Crocker cookbook out there with vegan-stuff (which at the end of the day makes a lot of sense. :)

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