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Big Vegan: More than 350 Recipes No Meat/No Dairy All Delicious [Kindle Edition]

Robin Asbell , Kate Sears
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Veganism has been steadily moving toward the mainstream as more and more people become aware of its many benefits. Even burger-loving omnivores are realizing that adding more plant-based foods to their diet is good for their health and the environment. Big Vegan satisfies both the casual meat eater and the dedicated herbivore with more than 350 delicious, easy-to-prepare vegan recipes covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Highlighting the plentiful flavors that abound in natural foods, this comprehensive cookbook includes the fundamentals for adopting a meat-free, dairy-free lifestyle, plus a resource guide and glossary that readers can refer to time and again. Eat your veggies and go vegan!

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If you had any doubts about the growth of veganism, pick up this book...if you can. Gorgeous, inviting, and amazingly well thought out, Big Vegan is a resource you'll be cooking from for years to come. It will also come in handy as a step stool when you need to fetch that rarely needed ingredient from the top shelf.--Ten Must-Have Vegan Cookbooks of 2011, Joseph Connelly, VegNews

About the Author

Robin Asbell is a chef, food writer, and cooking teacher specialising in natural foods. She is author of two other cookery books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1844 KB
  • Print Length: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC (22 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IBCC7A
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #379,108 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Non-vegans: this is great! 10 Sept. 2012
By Agnès
Format:Paperback
I am a relatively experienced cook, I own stacks of cookbooks, but this is one of maybe three books I use most.

My yardstick for a good recipe book is making 6 recipes or more. I've made twelve recipes so far, and many of those recipes are in rotation for being made again and again. I've served the food to omnivores and vegetarians, and everyone comes back for seconds. The day before yesterday I made the middle eastern cous cous with dates and almonds and the tortilla soup. Tonight we're having artichokes al forno.

The instructions are clear and work. The recipes are tasty. This is exactly what a cookbook should be. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not your 'hessian sack' kind of veganism 30 April 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I can't recommend this book enough. It's fanatstic with a great layout, modern with good stylish pictures of dishes that look tempting to make and eat. The food itself is just what I was looking for, fresh and healthy but hearty food that I would be proud to serve to any guest, carnivorous or not.
I've only been a vegan for 3 months and have already bought a fair few vegan cook books, many of which were bought with great reviews from Amazon but unfortuantely I've found them to be of the 'hessian sack' variety of vegan cookery (I'm sure many people will know just what I mean by this). Big Vegan however has managed to create a lovely balance of dishes with soups, salads, sides, snacks, mains, pasta, risottos, pies, tapas, meze, desserts and baking, the book is not too tofu heavy and doesn't rely too hard on health food shop ingredients that are both expensive and often hard to find, instead it uses fresh everyday ingredients.
I originally bought the kindle version but quickly exchanged that for the paperback and I'm so glad I did, it's a huge book that will be used again and again in my household, it's also a joy to read through and be inspired.
I'm looking forward to trying out some Spanish Tapas dishes this weekend with a selection of friends, carnivors and vegetarians and see if they notice the missing dairy, i don't think they will.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars My first vegan book 19 April 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I scrutinised many books on amazon before choosing this book. The book is very comprehensive and I will spend many happy hours experimenting with the recipes.

However, I have rated the book 3 stars for two reasons. The book has hardly any illustrations. Personally it helps me when I'm cooking if I can see what the food should actually look like. Secondly, the author writes that she is reaching out for a global market. As a British consumer, I find that many of the ingredients are a mystery to me and it is not always easy to find equivalents.

Perhaps my views of the book will change with use and I become more familiar with contents
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Currently most used book. 3 Mar. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this a few months ago for my Kindle and since then it's been my most used cookbook. There are a great number of delicious recipes for the price, covering a wide range of cuisines. Everyone is sure to find something that they'd enjoy in here. None of the recipes are too complicated or fussy, but all of those that I have tried so far have tasted great. Highly recommended.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cook book 7 Jun. 2012
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Have lots of Vegan cook books this is one of my favourites.
Have tried many of the recipes and not had one I didn't like.
Great value for money.
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By Kerry
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
We've been cooking from this for two weeks and have loved every dish. I'm finding it especially great for weeknight cooking as most of the recipes don't require a huge amount of prep time, but are still delicious. I'm not vegan-as-a-lifestyle but I really enjoy a lot of vegan food like this, which is straightforward and relies on fresh, simple ingredients (and is often a lot cheaper than recipes involving animal products!). My favourites so far are the arepas with black beans and the watermelon and tomato salad, but I haven't hit a dud recipe yet.
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By T
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FANtastic!
I became Vegan on the first of January this year, and this was the first of many books on the subject I have bought. This book is brilliant, it really covers everything. It is packed full of recipes. I have done heaps and they have all been great, and there are still hundreds left to do!
If you are new to Veganism this is the book for you! IT shows you a new way to eat and cook, using foods and methods I knew nothing about before!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very comprehensive book in excellent condition
Published 4 months ago by Emz
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Arrived really quickly, lovely book, brilliant recipes. It was a gift for someone, they were thrilled and I think I will get one for myself -would recommend
Published 17 months ago by S.L.Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars Some nice ideas but too many recipes with gluten in them
Some good ideas but too many recipes with containing Gluten and Fake meats, I think for it's size it should have had better content.
Published 23 months ago by Rose White
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
I've used quite a few of the recipies from here and have been very pleased with the results. Nice quality feel to the manual. Not cheaply printed like some books. Arrived promptly. Read more
Published 23 months ago by S. Mcallister
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A very good book with so many options and every recipe I've tried so far has been delicious! I would highly recommend this book and I'm not even vegan or vegetarian. Just a foodie!
Published on 12 April 2013 by Kylos
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, for someone who is willing to spend a while cooking.
I love this book so much that I'm going to be using it to the point of doing EVERY recipe in it next year (at least once)... Read more
Published on 11 Dec. 2012 by Eloise
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Vegan
Fantastic book, wide range of recipes, extremely well organised, has become my ne favourite cookbook from the half dozen or so that I have. Read more
Published on 11 Jun. 2012 by Wendy108
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