I use this book at least once a week. It's got great recipes and funny commentary. The pancakes and herb potatoes make a fantastic breakfast. I'm only giving it 4 stars because I'm completely in love with the Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook, and I can't give them the same rank.
A friend bought this for me for my birthday last year & while I love getting new cookbooks it wasn't on my must have list that I constantly keep--- but it SHOULD have been, it's amazing! No, it's not all the healthiest food, but as a strict vegan I don't allow meat in my home or cook animal products, so it's great tasty food that EVERYONE enjoys! And as far as healthiness goes, the kale with tahini sauce & the baked brussel spouts (different recipes) are awesome and made my husband, who swore he hated both these foods, to request them & then learn to cook them on his own. It's great for making easy tasty meals, the most complicated thing I made from this book was the eggplant & artichoke napoletana which is so good we gave the recipe to our caterer and served it at our wedding!
I am taking a moment out of making Jerk Seitan to write this review. This is one of the best cookbooks ever. Every recipe I have made has been incredible. My mother loves the Mango Tofu, my daughter the stroganoff (in fact everyone loves this, I gave the leftovers to my friend, she said she licked the bowl). This book convinced my family to go vegan. If you get no other Vegan cookbook get this one!! It has great recipes and it is fun to read. Back to my delicious dinner.
In Vegan with a Vengeance, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, cohost of the vegan cooking show, The Post Punk Kitchen, brings the do-it-yourself, community-driven ethos of punk rock into the kitchen. Her cooking philosophy embraces being kind to animals (all recipes are completely animal-product free) and your wallet--while being creative and having fun in the process. She emphasizes fresh ingredients over heavily processed corporate brand-name foods and says that, like good music, cooking is best when it's an innovative, experimental, and completely real experience. Her inspired recipes--covering all meals of the day and influenced by dishes from around the world--include:Asparagus and Sun-dried Tomato Frittata--Fresh Mango Summer Rolls--Pumpkin Waffles--Tofu Dill Salad Sammiches--Green Goddess Garlic Pizza--Sweet Potato Crepes with Cilantro-Tamarind Sauce--Brooklyn Pad Thai--Banana Split Pudding Brownies--Fauxstess Cups--Gingerbread Apple PiePLUS: - Lists of essential tools and post punk pantry items - Suitable substitutes for those without all the fancy kitchen gear and ingredients - Inventive twists on classic dishes - Handy resources for vegans and punks - The story of The Post Punk Kitchen - Rockin' recipe intros and descriptions - Even fun facts and tips from Isa's cat, Fizzle!