Cookbooks offer us a portal into another person’s food passion and culinary perceptions. I love perusing through different cookbooks especially with recipes from various parts of the world. These recipes introduce us to a variety of foods and food combinations we may never have thought of.
One of my newest cookbooks is Vegan Eats World which contains 250 international savory and sweet delicious recipes. This cookbook will entice you to step out of your comfort zone and boldly go where you’ve may not have been in the supermarket before. It’s set up so all your recipes will be successful.
Chapter 1 Part 1 lists what to do before, during and after cooking, what ingredients you’ll need and what kitchen equipment will be necessary to create your culinary endeavors. Part 2 has several recipes for spice blends. Personally, I’m not too good at coming up with the right herbs and spice blends that would enhance a particular dish so I really appreciated these recipes. They can be used for so many different dishes.
Chapter 2: The Three Protein Amigos: Tofu, Seitan & Tempeh
Chapter 3: Pickles, Chutneys & Saucier Sauces
Chapter 4: Salads, Spreads & Sandwiches
Chapter 5: Soups
Chapter 6: Curries, Hearty Stews & Beans
Chapter 7: Dumplings, Breads and Pancakes
Chapter 8: Asian Noodles to Mediterranean Pasta
Chapter 9: Hearty Entrees
Chapter 10: Robust Vegetable Entrees & Sides
Chapter 11: Rice & Whole Grains: One-Pot Meals & Supporting Roles
Chapter 12: Sweet Beginnings
Reading through the cookbook will have you salivating and anxious to try some tasty dishes. I love making casseroles or one-dish meals and there are lots in this cookbook. I found the Greek Lasagna recipe and loved the idea of using cashews and tofu together to create a silky creamy topping for the dish. It uses lots of fresh veggies and your favorite pasta. I step out and got a pasta I’ve never used before and the dish turned out delicious. Each layer is scrumptiously combined to tease your taste buds. You can switch it up by using different noodles or using rice. You can also change the veggies and maybe adding eggplant or rutabaga instead.
We are big muffin and cupcake fans as well. I found the Coriander Rye Muffins and had to try it. It calls for coriander seeds which I’ve never used in cooking before. They were so tasty that we wanted more. The kids cheered the muffins up with some candied cherries. They are great alone for breakfast or slice them open and add some peanut or almond butter for a snack. Everyone in my family really loves them.
Making perogies has always looked like it would be a lot of work so I never really ventured to try making them. This time I did, I made the Potato Pierogi with Fried Onions. They are actually easier to make than I thought and I whole lot of fun to create. Once you make your dough you can literally fill the centers with any ingredients you like. Okay, the shape may not be exact but I’m sure with a little more practice I will be making some beautiful perogies. My family is huge perogies fans so this dish was a very big hit at the dinner table.
This delightful cookbook is stocked full of satisfying meat-free, dairy-free recipes that were created with a health consciousness in mind. Go ahead and indulge! This cookbook is going to be a favorite!