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on August 29, 2015
Love all Happy Herbivore books
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on May 30, 2015
Great book. Have made so many recipes from it and all of them are so easy and delicious.
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on June 24, 2014
Great book so far! I'm very happy I got it! I don't often buy e-books but this was such a good price that I couldn't resist!!
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on February 1, 2014
This is simply the best cookbook that I own. Recipes are simple to make and they taste absolutely delightful. I highly recommend this cookbook.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2014
I am frankly baffled as to the number of rave reviews Happy Herbivore books have received, I have to wonder how many vegan cookbooks people have experienced if they think this is "the best". To me it is quite evident that the author is NOT a trained chef, the recipes are very basic and lack flavour and originality/creativity. While basic and easy can be a good thing, especially for new vegetarians/vegans just learning to cook, I worry that these recipes are so bland and mediocre that they would scare people off from going vegan. She relies on fake meats and cheeses a lot and several of the recipes require you to make another recipe from the book (or two or three!) in order to put one recipe together. Also, while it's certainly a good thing to watch the amount of oils and fats in our diet, NO fat is not a good thing, we need healthy fats in our diet and they also add flavour and depth that is seriously lacking here. The baked goods using no oil at all and no sugar, are bland and lack-lustre. I have about 20 different vegan cookbooks and this is honestly the worst and one I would not recommend to anyone, new or seasoned vegan. If you want healthy but still flavourful whole foods vegan dishes, try Dreena Burton's books, or the vegan cooking queen, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, but skip these unless bland is your thing.
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on December 27, 2013
This book is great.
Love the pictures and the recipes are great for those interested in exploring a vegan diet.
I HIGHLY recommend this cookbook!!!
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on July 15, 2013
Great recipes, excellent resource book. The recipes are easy to follow, and make from salads to dinners to desserts. Excellent!
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on January 10, 2013
An excellent recipe book featuring many easy recipes. One improvement would be to make the recipes low sodium too. I highly recommend it to all readers.
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on December 25, 2012
This book is enjoyable to read. It is nicely laid out with photos alongside the recipes. Older eyes would wish that the ingredient lists were in a darker font, but this book still fills in a lot of "what should I cook as a vegan?" gaps.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2012
I bought this book after stumbling across the authors blog and discovered that she cooks and bakes very similar to the way I do--no added fat. Unfortunately not all of my own recipes I attempt to replace the fat with turn out. So when I found out she had a cookbook I purchased it immediately, because I was so happy to find a book that was not only vegan but where the recipes contained no added margarine, oil or shortening, but instead whole foods. I have had this book about a week and have been making 1-3 recipes from it daily and have to say that everything I have made thus far has been very tasty. I have also gotten my family and boyfriend--none of whom are vegan, but rather pretty much pure carnivores-- to try all the recipes I make from this book and they have all enjoyed the meals and snacks I have been preparing!

I want to address one of the reoccurring negative complaints of this book:
-Many people comment saying some recipes in this book aren't really a recipe because the author uses onion powder or garlic powder. I have to completely disagree with these comments because I find this to be a pro, not a con. One of the reasons so many people don't cook or bake is because no one has the time to do it. I think using spices rather than chopping and dicing all the time is actually a great idea, and the recipes still taste amazing. There is nothing more daunting than a recipe with an ingredient list as long as the page telling you to chop this, dice that, julienne all this, but you don't find that in this book. And trust me, there isn't anything missing from these recipes, they taste amazing.

Pros:
-the author uses everyday ingredients. I rarely have to make special trips to the grocery store for these recipes as all the ingredients are staples in my cupboard. And being a student on a budget, I don't have that stocked of a pantry, so this is saying something.
-the recipes are easy to adapt. If you like extra spicy or prefer more of a mild taste, it is easy to modify these recipes to your preference
-it makes great portions. The recipes are great for at least 2-4 portions sometimes, which is great if (1) you are super hungry and just cooking for yourself or (2) you have leftovers for the next day, but its not like an obscene amount of leftovers which is nice.
-WHOLE FOODS are used! You won't find any white flour, or processed sugar in these recipes, so when you eat the food you know it is healthy for you. I don't think people should every associate guilt with food. I believe you can eat great tasting food that is just as nutritious as delicious and this recipe book does just that.
-Easy-to-follow lay out: I have read a lot of cookbooks over the time and sometimes there are just paragraphs everywhere with teeny tiny font and I mess the recipe up because I lose my place when reading the never ending directions. This book is short and to the point and that is exactly what I need. It is also difficult to mess these recipes up because the directions are short and to the point.
-Spices, spices, spices! I love how the author relies on spices for flavour, not fat. There is so much flavour in the recipes in this book, even my carnivore boyfriend and family members love them. Relying on spices is not only way healthier for you, but it makes the recipe super adaptable to your taste.

Cons:
NONE! I absolutely can not say enough wonderful things about this book!

Summary: If you are looking for a healthy vegan cookbook that uses everyday ingredients with easy to follow directions, then this book is for you.
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