Tag: Dishes

Isa Chandra Moskowitz – Appetite for Reduction | Review

Title: Appetite for Reduction

Author: Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 290

Rating 3/5



The idea behind this recipe book is to provide a range of low-fat vegan recipes, and I guess I can’t really fault it with that. The problem for me was that a lot of the dishes just tasted pretty bland, and I’m also not convinced about the measurements for the seasoning. It was always way over-seasoned, to the point at which when she said to use two teaspoons of something, what it actually needed was just a pinch.

I also felt like it cheated in a lot of ways to make sure that each meal was under 500 calories. For example, a curry would be under 500 calories, but then I feel like most normal people would want to eat that with something like rice or chips. With the hoi sin mustard tofu recipe, it would have been much better served in actual wraps than served in lettuce, and whole wheat pitta wouldn’t be too bad for you.

Still, there were maybe half a dozen recipes here that I liked enough to keep in my permanent rotation of recipes that I like, but that’s a surprisingly small ratio. I also appreciate the fact that not all low fat vegan recipes are going to taste amazing because by their very nature, they’re limited to a certain number of ingredients.

Would I recommend this? Probably not, especially not if you’re just looking for regular vegan recipes. It’s not bad if you’re looking for low fat vegan recipes for whatever reason, but I think it’d be easier just to take regular vegan recipes and to make them low fat.



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Vegan Home Cooking – Monami Frost | Review

Title: Vegan Home Cooking

Author: Monami Frost

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 208

Rating 4/5



This was a pretty cool cookbook, although it wasn’t perfect. One of the strange things about it is that all of the recipes are in alphabetical order and so flicking through it is an unusual experience. That also means that you can flick through it and dip in and out of it at will though, so it has some benefits.

The photographs were great as well, and they helped a lot when it came to making and plating the dishes. I’ve read cookbooks before where they just describe it, and while that’s better than nothing, I feel like I need to see what the end product is supposed to look like if I want to cook it properly.

All in all, if you’re looking for simple vegan recipes that you can cook at home without a huge amount of culinary expertise, perhaps this is the book for you. I can certainly promise that there’s plenty here for you to enjoy, and your taste buds will thank you for the experience. And better still, the recipes are so simple that it’s difficult to go wrong. Enjoy!



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