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I bought this book because of a particular recipe I wanted that came with high praise and that was the Arabian Lentil and Rice Soup. Very nice, I have made it twice and it will certainly be a keeper and will look at other recipes in time. I would have given 4 stars at this stage but for the fact, not being from the USA, I found it completely frustrating not to have ingredients listed in weights, especially when it comes to bulky items such as vegetables. For those who use cup measures all the time, I don’t think they will have any issues. Most international chefs and cookbooks use weights and I have decided I will no longer buy any cookbooks that doesn’t list weights as well although of course I will not know as the “Look Inside” option doesn’t show any recipes.
I bought this book without any one recommending it, but have since heard several people, including Chef AJ praising it. It is a great book, beautifully laid out and fabulous recipes. Ideal for those who would like to eat healthily and or follow a Whole Food Plant Based food regimen. They way it is bound is also great as it sits well on my book holder. I am delighted with it.
Ich bin Veganin und finde dieses Buch aussergewöhnlich gut um einfach die Basis zu kennen. Ich vermeide - so weit es möglich ist - Salz, Zucker und Öl und diese Rezepte sind daraus ausgerichtet und machen, dass trotzdem das Essen toll schmeckt! Sicher nicht für eingefleischte Allesesser oder vielleicht Veganneulinge, wo der Geschmackssinn noch nicht umgeschult wurde! Ich würde sogar das PapierBuch kaufen, wenn es von amazon angeboten würde, so dass ich schneller als im Kindle die Rezepte finde. Das Kindle ist toll für alles als für Rezeptbücher... da muss man sich durchwurschteln, wie man es bei uns sagt...!
I am so happy to have this book. The recipes are wholesome, healthy, and no fancy ingredients to be looking for. The instructions are so detailed. What I really love is the fact that some of the recipes offer substitutes for example one recipe calls for cashews but it suggests an alternative for the cashews. Oh did I also mention the food is absolutely yummy.
So good to have a collection of recipes that are both people and planet healthy. Wish I could have got a paper copy, though (I find Kindle a little frustrating to navigate through, and I like to make notes).
I am giving this product three stars only because I'm sure there are a few people out there that literally cannot cook anything that might find this book helpful, so I don't want to discount it completely. This cookbook has very few pictures which is a negative (to me). I feel like pictures in a cookbook are important in order to be able to know if you want to make a recipe and even to know what it's supposed to look like. I would understand leaving pictures out if this were a cheap cookbook, but for the price I paid I would expect almost every recipe to have a photo. The main issue with the cookbook is that the recipes are extremely basic, way too simple unless boiling water is a challenge to you. For example, the recipe for mashed potatoes is- potatoes, granulated garlic, and granulated onion. I'm not saying that wouldn't make a tasty potato, but I would not expect that to take up a page in a cookbook that was this expensive. All of the recipes are like this, I could cook all of these recipes on my own just using common sense. I was looking forward to this cookbook for creative ideas for plant based, oil free, salt free, sugar free meals and it did not deliver. Look into the other plant based cookbooks out there unless you are an extremely novice chef- not worth the high dollar amount.
I like the flavours of these recipes. I have a hard time with most popular plant based recipes. They use herbs and spices that I just have a taste for, but these are more along the lines of what a "meat and potatoes" kind of person would go for.