The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
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Most vegan cookbooks these days are very tailored to one specific food genre or cooking method, which is awesome when you’re looking for a specific kind of recipe. But what if you don’t know what you want? That’s where
comes in handy.
This book — collectively written by Emily von Euw, Kathy Hester, Linda and Alex Meyer, Marie Reginato, Celine Steen, and Amber St. Peter — contains 600 vegan recipes ranging from pasta to bowls to soups to sandwiches. Recipes are organized into Main Dishes, Slow Cooker/Instant Pot/Air Fryer, 30 Minutes or Less, Appetizers/Snacks/Sides, Soups/Salads, and Desserts.
There are only a few pictures, arranged in a spread in the middle of the book, so you’ll have to use your imagination on most. But the names are pretty descriptive — think Oreo-ish Tarts: Vanilla Whipped Coco Cream with Chocolate Cookie Crust or BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich with Slaw and Caramelized Onions.
I’ve only had a chance to try one recipe so far, but it was perfection. These
Air-Fried Tofu Rancheros
kept me satisfied for several meals throughout the holiday break.
The only thing that’s air-fried is the tofu, which is coated in taco spices before frying. And they have baking instructions too in case you don’t have an air fryer. The tortilla is toasted in the oven with vegan cheese and black beans. Once it comes out of the oven, it’s topped with raw, shredded zucchini, squash, and carrot, the air-fried tofu, and chopped tomato. I added hot sauce and extra salsa too.
Other recipes I have my eye on: Kimchi Tofu Scramble, Marinated Portobello Cashew Cheeseburgers with Herbs & Tomatoes, Mushroom Fajitas, Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta, Vegan Pretzel Bites, Vegan BLT Salad with Smoky Spicy Mayo, and a recipe titled A Smoothie for Emotional Strength (because who doesn’t need that????).