I love this book I have a huge collection of nutrition, medicinal and cookbooks, but I ll be referencing this gem for a very long time The section on healthy living is invaluable I have books that concentrate on herbs and spices for medicinal purposes from a variety of sources and books that concentrate on vegetables from a nutritional view, but I ve never found a book as comprehensive as this one that concentrates on how to improve upon health issues with a variety of food you ingest with Vegan principles in mind Divided into sections such as cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, immune, musculoskeletal and nervous systems, it s an amazing guideline on formulating useful foods based on their collective benefits.
The next section is spent detailing vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts seeds and herbs, etc by detailing what action it can perform for your body, buying and storing it, culinary uses, as well as recipes and page numbers to reference.
Some of the recipes I ve found especially useful are the seasonings, stock broth, glazes, sauces, toppings and cooking without dairy These are tools that anyone can use even if you re not Vegan.
I m anxious to try the Hearty Potato and Leek Soup, the Fennel and Cucumber Salad with Ginger Dressing and the Shredded Vegetable Bake I m looking forward to learning how to cook Parsnips, Fennel, Kohlrabi and the amazing looking Black Blondies I like that most of the recipes are simple enough that they re not overwhelming.
That s a very small sampling of the recipes I m anxious to try It will take me months to actually cook my way through this book to the end.
Simply the best reference ever And not just for vegetarians vegans this book is a must have for anyone who enjoys food and loves to cook It explains what to look for when buying, how to store and how to use prepare cook almost EVERYthing fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds, soy foods, whole foods Also a fabulous guide for using whole foods to help with any problems you might be having.
Seriously, this is a book I ll be buying to keep handy for the rest of my life Like others have said, why are you mentioning fish, fish oils, eggs and dairy I like the premise of the book but don t call something vegan when it isn t Two thumbs way down
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But, some of the individual foods listed are interesting to read about.
Many of the recipes require using other recipes on other pages, but some require less fuss.
There are two short photo sections the food does look tasty What looks delicious to me From Basics Roasted Garlic, some of the milks and some of the molasses recipes From Appetizers, Spreads, and Dips, Pestos and Salsas Baked Caulflower, Sweet Potato Crackers Froms Soups, Salads and Sides Gingered Carrot Turnip Pur e, Garlic Greens with Chickpeas and Cumin From Casseroles, Stews and Curries Eggplants and Lentil Stew, Black Bean and Four Pepper Stew, Baked Plantain and Peanut Stew, Roasted Vegetable and Polenta Pie From Pasta, Rice and Whole Grains Roasted Squash Gnocchi, Udon Noodles using the soba option with Tofu and Gingered Peanut Sauce, Kamut Spaghetti with Creamy Mushroom and Leek Sauce, Yellow Barley Risotto nothing from Beverages and Snacks From Desserts Black Blondies, Dark Chocolate Pudding.
While many of the recipes looks good, I m not a huge fan of this book 2 stars