- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Sphere (11 Feb. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0751555460
- ISBN-13: 978-0751555462
- Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 3.6 x 26.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week Hardcover – 11 Feb 2014
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Recipes, tips, and strategies for easy, delicious vegan meals every day of the week, from one of the world's bestselling vegan cookbook authors.
About the Author
Isa Chandra Moskowitz is the best-selling author of the hit books Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook, Vegan with a Vengeance, and many other titles. Her website, Post Punk Kitchen, is beloved by millions. Isa has been cooking up a vegan storm for over two decades and has been named favorite cookbook author in VegNews for seven years running. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Top Customer Reviews
It is a 'real' cookery book. It contains beautiful pictures of the recipes. The whole layout is bright, engaging and colourful, and it makes me want to get into the kitchen and cook - even when I'm tired!...
At first glance, some of the recipes looked as though they were not the kind of thing I would usually make for my family. But I've given it a chance, and started working my way through the recipes and as of yet, not a single one has disappointed. The book has made me more adventurous in what I cook and what I am willing to attempt to cook. Friends who are not vegan, have also enjoyed what I've made.
Yes, sometimes what is written down seems to be American, but it isn't too hard to figure things out with the aid of the internet.
All in all, this book is great and the recipes are very good. I'm really pleased with it.
Before this book I was sometimes afraid to experiment with different beans and ideas, basically stuck in a rut of I'll have this recipie I like and that one I like but not try anything else.
Then I got this book and everything sounded so tasty (there are only pictures for every few meals and not for everything), Isa has a little blurb before the recipie that always makes me laugh and you can tell a lot of time, care and attention has gone into this book.
Yes the measurements are all USA but to be honest I haven't found that it matters too much, I just go with the measurements anyway and it seems to work out.
Finding some of the ingredients hasn't been hard but a bit stranger than the norm, for instance I could only find Jamaican Curry powder at my local spice shop and it took me forever to find corn meal here in the UK (Did not realise it is Polenta), Nutritional yeast can easily be bought on Amazon in a 3 pack and lasts for months.
I have tried at least 25 of the recipies here and only disliked one, everything else has been so hearty and tasty.
A little tip from me, Isa tends to use cashew cream in a fair few of the recipies, I found that making a massive batch in the blender then freezing it (it freezes really well) and then when frozen whacking it with a hammer to break it into pieces meant that I always had it handy without sitting and soakng the Cashews for hours. Just add a couple of blocks to your recipie and give it an extra 5 mins.
So if you want a new Vegan cook book with loads of awesome recipies then go on and buy this.
Also check out Isa's series on YouTube for Breville where she shows off a few of these recipies.
The styling of the book is lovely. It's well laid out and benefits from loads of really tempting photos of the finished dishes,(something that often lacks in vegan cook books!)
I like how the book is divided into sections like "comfort food" and "hand held food", as well as your usual soups, salads, pasta etc.
A big focus in this book is making food that's satisfying, and Isa says this is done by putting emphasis on three things: char, creaminess and complexity.(also things that often lack in vegan recipe books!)
As with all Isa books there are very detailed instructions with each recipe, and tips to either help you cut time, or make substitutions if you can't get all the ingredients. (you kind of feel like your'e getting a mini cooking lesson with each recipe you read!)
The ingredients used are generally easy to find, although a few recipes do use seitan, which is tricky to get here in the UK (however there are plenty of recipes that don't use it).
Cashews also feature a fair bit, but for those who can't eat cashews there's a helpful page which suggests substitutions for various ingredients ie Sunflower seeds in place of cashews.
I love how the recipes are mostly quick and not very labour intensive, so are perfect for weeknights, (but let you still feel you're making a special dinner.) I feel this book is equally suited to new and experienced cooks.
So far I've only made the kale salad, and leek potato soup, but I know that there are lots of new favourite dinners in this book just waiting to be made, and I can't wait to try more!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Haven't cooked anything as yet. Some lovely recipes though which look easy for someone like me to follow who isn't a very good cook.Published 10 days ago by HiHo
Very well-received Christmas gift to my vegan daughter. Novel presentation makes you want to try recipes.Published 17 days ago by fleurble-burble
Haven't made anything from this book yet but when I received it, I got incredibly excited. It's absolutely RAMMED with recipes of all kinds. You really get your money's worth!! Read morePublished 23 days ago by R. Creasey
Plus points: Just what I needed: a huge selection of recipes that are easy to put together and all just amazingly delicious. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jacketi
Love this book, if you are new to veganisim this is the book for you! I use it a lot! American, but you can find most of the ingredients here in the uk online! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Erika Cullen
my daughter has become vegan for medical reasons this book is ideal has it has got lots of lovely recipes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by pebbles1961
This was the first vegan recipe book I purchased and I'm so glad I did! I had already tried a couple of recipes from Isa's PPK website and decided to buy the book based on these. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Miss Wright