This is like a vegan bible. Honestly, would recommend this book for the silly Isa portraits alone. It's quite unique as most cookbooks break down secti I have read this one cover to cover four times now and plan on doing the same thing again tonight. Isa provides everything you need to get your party started, from finger food and appetizers to casseroles, roasts, and dozens of special sides. But in general this is amazing Cookbook to have on your shelf. I love the concept and the thoughtfully grouped recipes. Fantastic flavor and consistency without needing to add additional binder.
You'll start with New Year's, stop for Valentine's Day on the way to Easter and Passover, party down from Cinco de Mayo through the Fourth of July, and cook through Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas. I really wanted to love this book. In a separate large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Flip the pancakes, adding a new coat of oil to the pan, and cook until puffy, about 4 minutes. I got this from the library for Thanksgiving burgers I saw somewhere on the internets. And with more than 250 seasonal recipes, you'll mix, match, and remix for every celebration in between--filling your life with holiday cheer the whole year round. There's that immediate vibe of great value when you feel the weight of it.
I want it to be your best friend, sitting on the counter, gossiping with you as you cook along. Stephen Devries, executive director at the Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology in Deerfield. Isa provides everything you need to get your party started, from finger food and appetizers to casseroles, roasts, and dozens of special sides. I like this book enough. If they sound too rich, consider the accompanying recipe for Banana Eggnog Pancakes, containing no dairy or eggs. Perhaps this was because the book is aimed at holiday parties? Buche de Noel - Unmitigated disaster. Seitan Roast with Shitakes - Roast worked but the bread crumbs were excessive and dried out the mushroom filling.
I checked this book out at our local library thinking, this looks fun maybe I can find a few good recipes. So I feel loyal to her and her recipes but looking through this book it feels like it's almost intentionally difficult. I got this from the library for Thanksgiving burgers I saw somewhere on the internets. It gets everyone to laugh and get into the spirit of the season. Gone are the days of stressing over how to please family and friends with different dietary needs. The photos in the book are gorgeous but I would like one for every recipe.
The method used to roll out the pastry crust changed my pie-making life, and it might just be my go-to pie crust from here on out. One nitpick: Unfortun Isa is amazing and she has such a great, approachable way of writing. I'm overwhelmed by all the wonderful looking recipes that I want to make. But in general this is amazing Cookbook to have on your shelf. I just want to sit down, relax and have that delicious dinner served to me.
Readers of the author's other books will want this, but all cooks looking for next-level flavor vegan dishes will enjoy as well. Then comes a throng of cakes, cookies, cobblers, loaves, pies, and frozen treats to make you feel like the best dang vegan cook in the world. Here's a book for everyone who thinks vegan cooking is boring, lacking flavor, or simply resulting in an endless stream of salads--these are dishes vegans and vegetarians could serve when entertaining omnivore friends, and everyone would be delighted. Flip the pancakes, adding a new coast of oil to the pan, and cook until golden brown, another 3 minutes or so. I still gave it 3 stars because the recipes do look fantastic mostly but I think I'm just not the kind of cook I used to be. Bestselling author, vegan goddess, and comfort food queen Isa Chandra Moskowitz is back with her biggest book ever--to prove that making festive vegan food for any occasion can be easy, delicious, and superfun. Patrick's Day -- Easter -- Passover -- Cinco de Mayo -- Mother's and Father's Days -- Fourth of July -- Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur -- Halloween -- Thanksgiving -- Hanukkah -- Christmas.
This gorgeous, big, fun, amazing Cookbook arrived the other day on my door steps and I am still gushing over it. To up your game with cooked vegetables, Devries suggests roasting them to bring out their natural sweetness. Many of these recipes are purely from scratch and super creative. When cooking from it, I can't keep it open. There are plenty of good tips and the tone of the book is casual and friendly.
Gone are the days of stressing over how to please family and friends with different dietary needs. Moskowitz Latkes - Like Mama used to make. Is there a ceiling to her productivity and brilliance? I was so excited to buy this and planned Thanksgiving and Christmas exclusively from the recipes found here. I've never really been one for traditional holiday feasts, so I haven't been using this book quite as intended but it's been fun to page through. Pastry Crust - Crust was thin and fell apart when I tried to braid it. So for example, in the Valentines Day section, you can have apps, soups, mains, and desserts all in this section. This book has recipes for pretty much any major holiday you would normally cook for and some I, at least, wouldn't--Oscars Party? Make a well in the center and pour in the banana mixture.
Naturally I gravitated to the desserts and have loved each one. Also, they cook a little differently, so take the time to cook a test pancake before making a batch. I had trouble with the little peanut butter cups which were a disast This is a fantastic cookbook to have on hand if you need to feed a crowd or bring a dish to a potluck. Chocolate Pecan Pie - Decadent but attempted the recipe three times before I made a caramel that did not immediately harden. It's quite unique as most cookbooks break down sections per apps, soups, mains, etc. It also has images for every recipe, if that's something that is important to you in a cookbooks.