Chef and food writer and author Robin Asbell teaches cooking with a focus on natural foods. With 350 mouth-watering vegan recipes including recipes for breakfast, dinner, appetizers, snacks, sauces, condiments, salads, soups, side dishes and desserts, this cookbook delivers.
It’s big in size and breadth, featuring recipes from all around the world. There’s sure to be a recipe to satisfy whatever your craving at any moment. I especially love that her recipes bring together tradition and innovation.
Among other things, Big Vegan gives you the 411 on how to cook vegan, vegan nutrition, what a vegan diet is all about, why eating a plant-based diet is good and typical ingredients used in vegan cooking that make the food taste so fabulous. More than recipes, the first chapter is a veritable course on vegan cooking.
She talks about and shows you how to make vegan food delicious and satisfying, introducing you to what she calls The Tool Kit, balancing the 5 tastes. Texture is one of them and it’s important to creating satisfying eats. She’ll show you how to get it. Whether your new to cooking, new to vegan food or already know what you’re doing but need some fantastic new recipes, this cookbook fits the bill.
I love so many things about this book. Robin’s writing style is conversational and entertaining. I also like that she doesn’t use the more processed convenience vegan food items like soy vegan cheeses and vegan sausages. She’s working with whole plant-based foods. She talks flavor, texture and satisfaction and shows you how you can get all that in vegan cuisine.
Big Vegan: More than 350 Recipes, No Meat/No Dairy All Delicious is a seriously beautiful cookbook too, with high quality, silky smooth, colorful pages. It’s so well organized and laid out with the perfect font and colors, a graphic designer’s dream.
The photos are beautiful thanks to food photographer Kate Sears. Aesthetically, this book is easy on the eyes and makes for a great gift whatever your diet, be that vegan, vegetarian or omnivore. It’s inviting and all about the food.
With Big Vegan, Robin Asbell has created a big sensation in the cookbook world. It’s a powerhouse cookbook you’ll want to keep on hand at all times, except when you’re traveling – a bit heavy, or when you’re driving – hands on the wheel, safety first!
Pick up your copy of Big Vegan: More than 350 Recipes, No Meat/No Dairy All Delicious and get cooking healthy and delicious food!
Sharon Nazarian, co-founder of the vegan lifestyle website BigCityVegan.com (a multi-media blog and shopping destination for all things vegan), is a vegan food-loving fashionista with a passion for helping others live happier, healthier lives. She is also an accomplished speaker on social media.