Whoa. This is my first Amazon review.
The Sexy Vegan created a cookbook. It's a vegan cookbook, a funny cookbook, a masculine cookbook and, frankly, an inspired cookbook.
After hearing tell of this cookbook (I'm basically just trying to say 'cookbook' as many times as I can in this review. Apparently.), I checked out the Sexy Vegan Youtube videos. My roommate and I literally laughed out loud, numerous times, and couldn't stop clicking on links to take us to other videos. Other than being hilarious, the recipes actually looked really good and fairly easy. And one of his videos actually made jackfruit tacos, which have always sounded weird to me, sound like something I may be willing to try, someday.
The cookbook proved to be the same. The ingredients for each of the recipes are ones that I typically have at my house, and if not, are super easily acquired. Each recipe comes with a funny story and simple instructions.
I love that there's a section for cocktails. And I love that the section is called "The Most Important Meal of the Day"; my kind of vegan. I'm dying to try the Bloody Mary recipe (named "The Bloodbath").
My roommate and I have cooked two items from the book so far: jalapeno poppers and marinated mushrooms. The poppers are not traditional (no cream cheese) but they were fun, quick and tasty. The mushrooms reminded me of how awesome marinating vegetables is, and they're great on salads.
With cute "WTF" blurbs and tips scattered throughout the pages, Brian offers ingredient and cooking method explanations for those who may not know how to chiffonade basil or how to roast red peppers.
The cookbook is a perfect gift for a gentleman in your life who wants to eat more plant-based, or really for anyone who is dying for a hilarious, creative and instructive book that includes recipes like "The Seitan Worshipper" sandwich or the "Et Tu, Tempeh?" Caesar salad.
I'm loving it so far. Plus, there's an ice cream section, so I'm officially sold.