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Vegan Cooking for One: Over 150 simple and appetizing meals Paperback – Jun 5 2000
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From the Back Cover
It is easy to get stuck in a cooking rut if you are preparing food just for yourself. If you live alone or are the only vegan in the family, help is at hand from top cookery writer Leah Leneman. In tune with the seasons, whether it is a cold winter's night or a hot summer's day, the recipes will always suit your needs. Leneman has also gone global, bringing in influences and seasonings form around the world to make this a diverse and delicious collection.
With weekly shopping lists to help you plan ahead and simple recipes, Leneman takes the hard work out of cooking. Recognising that vegans often have to cook for one, all recipe measurements are for a single portion but can easily be extended.
Leah Leneman's refreshing approach has made her a pioneer of vegan cookery around the world. Her books include 'Easy Vegan Cooking' and 'The Tofu Cookbook' also published by Thorsons.
About the Author
Leah Leneman is author of Easy Vegan Cooking, The Tofu Cookbook and Single Vegan. She is a well-known name in vegan cooking.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have cooked every single recipe in the book, with the exception of some of the desserts. The recipes are varied, both in type of food and in ingredients used. I have rarely come across a cookbook with as high a proportion of the recipes ones I would definitely cook again. As with any cookbook, there are a few nits:
(1) For a very few weeks, ingredients are missing on the shopping list. (Usually, it's only a carrot or an extra onion.)
(2) Only one recipe did not seem to work at all -- the dumpling recipe. This may be due more to my technique than the recipe.
(3) There are very few ingredients that can't be found in a typical supermarket -- I have been able to find everything at my local natural foods grocer.
This book has become the backbone of my food plan. I look forward to coming home to varied, easy-to-prepare meals -- often with enough left over for breakfast!
Some things to keep in mind before buying the book:
a) Make sure you have/buy most if not all the Staples listed at the beginning of the book
b) There are some ingredients listed that may not be available in your regular grocery stores (and you will have to look for them in a health food store)
c) The recipes DO NOT call for a ton of oil/vegan-margarine (one tablespoon is the most I have seen).
d) Some recipes are super-yummy, others would work a little better with different spices, and others I would not make again.
SIDE NOTE: Since the Vegan diet contain No animal-based fats (and thus Zero cholesterol) it is important to keep in mind and consume cold-pressed essential oils (Essential Fatty Acids like omega-3 and omega-6 from flax, olives, sesame, etc.) on a regular and moderate basis.
Nevertheless, by following a daily diet using this book one will get sufficient essential nutrients, a variety of seasonal legumes and grains, and many times larger dishes than they can finish.
The only caution I would give people is that she uses ALOT of oil to cook, as much as 4 or 5 tablespoons in some dishes, so unless you still want to ingest the fat equivalent of roughly 2 big macs you'll want to substitute with veggie broth or a spray.
If your a busy, single, vegan person I think you will find this book very helpful.
Most recent customer reviews
My daughter is going off to University in the Fall and I bought this for her as a gift. We are both pleased with the recipes inside. They are easy but tasty and practical.Published on May 15 2014 by Beenzo
This book is full of flavourless, awkward recipies and horrible writing. Many recipes reference ingredients that are not listed in the Mise en place, are lacking in spices and are... Read morePublished on April 22 2013 by Steve R