Since you have already entered the Hearty Vegan giveaway and the Love Your Library giveaway – here’s one more chance to win a cool cookbook to start your new year off right. (If you haven’t entered the others there is still time!)
This book, The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions, is more than simple substitutions for meat, eggs, dairy, soy, gluten, and sugar – although it gives you that too.
Each chapter starts off with a reference table with detailed substitutions. These are perfect for new vegans and a great quick reference for more seasoned ones.
The next thing Joni and Celine do is to dissect a traditional (non-vegan) recipe and show you where to change it to use the substitutions that they gave you. It’s a great way to get ideas to redo old family favorites. Joni and Celine are all about veganized comfort food and their recipes are perfect to serve to people who aren’t quite sure about vegan food. (What is it they think we put in food anyhow?)
The very best part of the book comes after that with their tasty original recipes. I made their Eggs Benedict with Ham for Cheryl. She is not a vegan, though trying to eat less eggs and dairy for her health, so her love of this dish proves that it goes beyond a typical vegan recipe. I didn’t make the ham from scratch since I had some vegan ham to use up in the fridge. But the Hollandaise is the highlight of the dish for me (and Cheryl too).
The other recipe I tried was the BBQ beans. I slow cooker-ized them and they turned out great. I loved the balance of flavors. I opted to use ketchup instead of tomato paste. They give you a choice in the recipe. Next time I would use the tomato paste because I think I would like it better slightly less sweet. The liquid smoke, mustard, molasses, balsamic, and other sauce ingredients meld together for a bold bean dish you really need to try.
The only downside in the book is that the recipes are organized by the kind of substitution they are using. This just means it will take a little longer to find something on the fly. But with Celine’s beautiful photos you really want to go through it a few times just to take it all in anyhow. I sat with my copy and bookmarked about 10 recipes in my first look through.
The variety of the recipes alone makes it worth the money. Breakfast, baked goods, stews, soups, burgers, ribs, vegan cheese, and more can be found in the pages of The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions. This book is a perfect gift to someone who wants to eat less meat but is afraid they will miss out on all their favorite foods.
To enter the giveaway do one or more of the following. You must leave a separate comment for each one you do to get the extra entry! The winner will be announced January 1.
- leave a comment telling us your best vegan sub tip
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- follow Joni on twitter
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- like Vegan Subs on its Amazon page
- tweet the following:
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