This is a HUGE book. It takes up space on my bookshelves where 4 other books could go! In a way it should be a vegan encyclopedia and according to the chapter headings it is. There are 20 chapters in it, including sandwiches, pizza, pasta, sauces etc. I love reading it, and love to pick out things I want to make. The recipes are full of good ideas, the author has some nice creative ideas, and she’s done a lot for making vegan food accessible. You can sense there’s a but coming can’t you? And there is. The food isn’t all that tasty. I haven’t made anything dreadful, but everything seems to lack a bit of oomph (UK readers insert clip of John Torode going “oomph” here). It’s like it all needs an extra shake of spice, herbs or seasoning. But if you approach the recipes knowing that, and don’t be afraid to tweak the flavours, there are some really nice ideas. Even as I’m looking through it now to remind myself what I’ve cooked, I’m wondering why I haven’t made more…..
Some things I’ve liked:
Tahini rotini with broccoli and lemon (I made this practically weekly when I first got the book)
Stuffed pesto potatoes with fennel compote
Tarragon scented artichoke and wild mushroom strudel