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Veganomicon Cookbook Review

Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.

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I have always been a fan of Isa Chandra’s cooking and baking. Actually my first few cake recipes were from the Post Punk Kitchen blog. More than a decade ago I remember having long discussions on the pros of eating plants while, making fluffy and light cakes and keeping the zing in everyday recipes.

The Veganomicon cookbook was released in November, 2007 and I have an e-version. I highly recommend getting this book if curious about vegan and plant based eating, or just wanting to check out easy and flavoursome recipes. The recipes are step by step with easy to understand instructions. With nearly 250 recipes, mostly using everyday pantry items and humour, this cookbook is one of my favourites. Please click here to buy Veganomicon, The Ultimate Cookbook from Amazon, Australia.

Isa and Terry have put in a lot of work into the Veganomicon and have recipes catering to nut free, gluten free, soy free and low fat options. The recipes are vibrant, full of flavours, filling and use up a range of whole and fresh foods. A great starting point for plant based recipes and to keep on hand for further reference.

The most recent recipes I’ve tried from this book are the “Tamarind Lentils” with “Messy Rice” which is a great way to use up leftover rice.

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I am an enthusiastic plant based home cook and baker who delights in sharing my creations on unsuspecting non vegans, when they least expect it! When not recipe developing, testing or making, I'm found organising and/ or writing, the two other passions of my life ❤️


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