January 2-3, 2012
I was hoping for more inspiration from this cookbook than I received. I generally do not follow recipes (unless they are baked goods) so I prefer to be inspired by recipes rather than following each and every ingredient. However, this book is geared more towards vegan newbies than an ol' pro like myself. The soups in the book seem to offer the best bet when it comes to the book (I am generally a good judge of whether a recipe will be good). I bookmarked some of the soups but largely it is beginners information and recipes that I already have favorite methods for (like guacamole, hummus, simple soups, salads, breads, peppermint patties etc.). The authors also use tofu a lot, even in their salad dressings. I enjoy tofu, but I feature it differently in my kitchen--the authors and I simply have conflicting styles of sorts!
P.S. The title also bothers me since they're trying to rhyme vegan with began I suppose and those two words do not rhyme. Too many people already pronounce vegan wrong!