“If you thought vegan food was brown and bland, think again.”
V is for Vegan by Kerstin Rodgers
ABOUT THE BOOK
V is for Vegan contains easy recipes that combat the stereotypical, dull image of vegan food that makes so many people fearful of taking the vegan plunge.
MY OVERALL IMPRESSION
This book has a bright and colorful cover that just screams “open me!” I also love how the first section of the book has recipes for flavorful basics like rosemary salt and vegetable stock, showing skeptics that we can pack flavor into everything we eat. The “basics” don’t have to be void of taste. It’s all about herbs, spices and using veggies the right way.
WHAT SETS THIS BOOK APART
The layout and design is just as fun as the recipes. I like how many of the pages inside have a brightly colored background.
RECIPE DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Easy – Medium
FOCUS/MAIN TYPES OF DISHES
This book focuses on dishes that can help people change their negative impression of vegan food, or for vegans who find themselves in a cooking rut and need some new ideas.
A FEW RECIPES I BOOKMARKED
Here are some recipes you can find in this book:
- 13 Things on Toast (pg 42)
- Porridge with Rhubarb, Date Sugar & Cardamom Compote (pg 68)
- Mosaic of Beets & Radishes With Horseradish Dressing (pg 94)
- Plantain Fritters with Coconut & Cilantro Dip (pg 102)
- Sweet Potato Falafel Slider (pg 107)
- Pizzette with Roast Pumpkin, Red Onion & Sage (pg 136)
WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK
This book is ideal for those who want to cut down on their meat and dairy intake, but are nervous because of a prevailing notion that vegan food is boring. This book will show you that eating plants can be flavorful and exciting.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
The publisher of the book says, “V is for Vegan is the perfect book for life-long vegans, the vegan-curious and those just looking to cut down on their meat intake. Whether it’s for health reasons, environmental concerns, or simply to mix things up, there are plenty of motives to say goodbye to meat and dairy and hello to a whole new way of eating.
It’s also a beautifully designed book, its pages as bright and fresh as the recipes within.”
Kerstin Rodgers aka MsMarmitelover launched the supper club/pop up/underground restaurant movement in the UK in 2009 with her supper club The Underground Restaurant. Since then, hundreds of supper clubs have started in London and around the UK. Her site Find a supper club is the central online resource for supper clubs to advertise their dates and locations. According to Cision, the msmarmitelover.com blog is 29th on the list of top UK blogs on any subject.
Images and bios via Fair Winds Press
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