Celine Steen is the co-author of 500 Vegan Recipes, The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions, Hearty Vegan Meals, Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!, and Whole Grain Vegan Baking. She is the founder of the award-winning blog Have Cake, Will Travel (http://havecakewilltravel.com/) which brings in an average of 15,000 hits a week.
Tamasin Noyes is the author of American Vegan Kitchen, Grills Gone Vegan, Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!, and Whole Grain Vegan Baking. She is the founder of http://www.veganappetite.com/ and has worked as a committed cookbook tester for many well-known vegan cookbook authors (such as Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero, Robin Robertson, Dynise Balcavage, and Kelly Peloza) and has cooked in several restaurants.
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Great for small bites or party food!6 mai 2014
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I have tried quite a few of the recipes and all have been a delightful treat. There is something for everyone truly! The photos are so rich and vibrant, they make me want to rush into the kitchen to try everything right away. There are a few ingredients you may have to head to Whole Foods or a specialty market for but it is definitely not the case for the majority of the recipes. All you need is some great produce and a well stocked pantry. Some favourites so far are the Corn Fritters wih Tomato Gravy. They are crisp, flavorful and the gravy will rock your world! You could eat it with a spoon. As a lover of all things dip, I tried the Brewpub Cauliflower Dip and Chips and fell in love. It is creamy, spicy and packed with flavour. The pita chips go great with it too! The baked Polenta Fries with avocado dip are simply addictive! They are healthy but you wouldn't know it. The Saurkreaut stuffed Seitan Coins are a bit more work but so worth it. My six year old son loved them too! Another favourite is the Muhumara pit-za Wedges. I made them and was craving them all week. The Muhummara is so bright and delicious, you will want to make a double batch. The Potato Puffs seemed so simple but they are sooooo good! I dare you to eat just one...it's not possible. And you have to try the Antipasta Tofu Stuffed Shells! I have always made stuffed shells and served them a certain way and never thought to try them like this. It's genius and they are jam packed with olives, sun dried tomatoes and basil and will be the hit of your next party.
If you have a sweet tooth, the Nutty Caramel Bites are the stuff of dreams! They have texture, sweetness (but not too much) and melt in your mouth chocolate so what's not to love?! The Vanilla Cream Tartlets will get oohs and ahhs from your guests or family for sure. The crust is perfectly easy and filled with the most scrumptious, luscious cream filling. We also made the Double Decadence Choclate Berries because they just sounded like something you needed to try. They are one of those desserts where you take a bite and instantly have to close your eyes. You can't even help it! You will always want strawberries to be served like this for then on.
I love that they include suggested menus of which will go together since sometimes I find that tricky. I also love that there are recipes that use up the unused parts of another. Like the potato skins insides go to making the potato puffs. Less waste is always great to me! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone. I am looking forward to trying even more from this wonderful book. Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes have worked their magic into another great project and I can't what to see what they will do next.
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Unique and creative recipes suitable for many occasions6 mai 2014
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This is a wonderful cookbook ful of creative and innovative recipes. The book is great for entertaining, that is for sure. You'll definitely impress your guests with these vegan appetizers and small plates. But even if you don't want to throw a party you should consider buying this book. For example, several recipes from this book became new go-to staples for us. They can serve as side dishes, snacks, or sandwiches and many are portable, too. So the book can be used on a daily basis if you want to try out something new and step aside from your usual sides. And I love how kid friendly this book is. They can eat with their hands! Our daughter loves the Corn Fritters with Tomato Thyme Gravy and the Mediterranian Meatless Balls. The homemade crackers are a great hit, too, especially the Green Snackers.
These are our other favourites: Year Round Ratatouille (simple and great for weekdays) Snacking Chickpeas (the curry flavour is so good and this is a healthy snack) Sesame Cucumber Sandwiches (I love to make these as a snack for our daughter) Tahini Cauliflower (great side dish!) Chipotle Almonds (addictive and easy to make) Baked Buffalo Tofu Bites (Since these can be served with sauce on the side, they'll stay crispy) Banh Mi Lettiuce Wraps (awesome bagged lunch) Baked Polenta Fried with Avocado Fries (another kid friendly favourite) Lemon Fennel Scone Bites (as suggested in the book these are great with Tahini Cauliflower) Mushroom Toasties (I usually use bigger bread slices for a quick lunch)
And of course there are desserts, too. Many of them make great food gifts, for example Cinnamon Glazed Nuts Nutty Caramel Chocolate Bites
We also love the cookie and tartlet recipes.
This is a wonderful book, the recipe instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Many recipes are simple with short ingredient lists. But even those who are more complex are made of easy to find ingredients.
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Lots of great ideas for potlucks, picnics, birthday (and all other kinds of) parties...6 mai 2014
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What I like in this new book is: 1. great pictures that make you want to immediately whip up the recipes. 2. neat and airy design for the chapters, recipes, and index. 3. endless ideas to create a delicious cutlery-needs-not-apply type of buffet. 4. the fun menu suggestions at the end of the book.
I've already tried, loved, and look forward to making again for Mother's Day celebrations:
- the marinated mushrooms - the sushi rice rolls - the mini savory scones - the pulled jackfruit tacos - the Black Forest jars
I can't wait to try the many other delicious possibilities this book has to offer!
10 internautes sur 10 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile
Full of easy to make6 mai 2014
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This book is a gem. Full of easy to make, complex tasting treats. As someone who loves little plates of food, this book offers so many options. The ingredients are mostly pantry staples, and the creative ways these are used is nothing short of genius. The last few block get-togethers I hosted featured finger foods form here, and the crowd of meat eaters devoured these and gave praise to them. Skip dinner, have hor'dourves instead.
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Great snacking!23 septembre 2014
Kelsie J Evans
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I bought this book because although I have a large cookbook collection, I didn't have anything quite like it. I'm a vegetarian with vegetarian and vegan (and meat-eating) friends and this is now my go-to cookbook when we have get-togethers. I've made over a dozen recipes from the book and skimmed the entire thing.
Positives: I love cookbooks with glossy full-color photos of the recipes, and this is one of them! I'd say roughly 1/3 of the recipes come with a photo. I like that the recipes come with icons telling you quickly if the recipe is fast, make-ahead, and/or has gluten-free options. The layout is easy to read and logical. A positive that's harder for me to explain is that the vegan aspect doesn't feel forced; your meat-eating friends probably won't even realize everything is vegan if you don't tell them. I was a meat-eater when I was younger and I don't miss meat at all, so cookbooks which try to perfectly recreate those flavors and textures are not for me. With this one, it feels natural, instead of a bunch of recipes featuring soy meat and cheese substitutes, and I appreciate that. Of the recipes I've made, nearly every one was delicious and had a lot of visual appeal.
Negatives: I knocked off a star because while I very much like this book, it isn't perfect. Plenty of the recipes are quite time-consuming or, to my mind, don't really qualify as finger foods (you'd definitely eat them with a fork - e.g. Marinated Mushrooms, Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Onions, etc). Also, at least one of the recipes I made, the Pull-Apart Pesto Bread, needs some work. I think the idea is sound, but the bread came out mushy from having so much pesto on both sides of each bread layer, and you definitely still needed something else to dip it in as the flavor doesn't even come through all that well.
Overall though I definitely recommend this book if you're looking for party snack recipes!