Vegan Cookbooks that don't focus on tofu/tempeh/seitan/mockmeats - VeggieBoards
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#1 Old 04-07-2006, 05:19 PM
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The title says it all. It seems like so many vegan cookbooks rely on soy or mock meats, which I rarely ever use, in many of their recipes. I check out Vegan with a Vengeance from the library, but I decided not to buy my own copy because so many recipes use tofu/tempeh/seitan/soy yogurt, and not enough recipes I want to try to justify buying it. My favorite cookbook so far is Vegan Planet and I like it a lot because it uses lots of grains/beans/veggies/whole foods rather than tofu or mock meat. What other vegan cookbooks like VP are really good?
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#2 Old 04-07-2006, 06:13 PM
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Thats funny, I always thought the opposite. I can never find a cookbook that focuses on the wacky fake meat stuff and not salads and stuff covered in cheese.
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#3 Old 04-07-2006, 09:16 PM
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id like to know of a cookbook like that also.
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#4 Old 04-07-2006, 09:37 PM
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Any of the raw "uncookbooks" out there would fit the bill.
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#5 Old 04-07-2006, 09:53 PM
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Ah..I was going to recommend Vegan Planet (which I received for Christmas).

I really like "Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen" and "Voluptuous Vegan" as well, although I've not dug into them too deeply yet.

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Tassajara Cooking. It doesn't have one recipe for tofu, etc. Don't get "Tassajara Recipes," get "Tassajara Cooking," which is older.
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#7 Old 04-08-2006, 05:31 AM
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The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook has good recipes that don't focus heavily on tempeh/tofu/seitan

but it does have recipes for those, and then recipes for how to use them..
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#8 Old 04-08-2006, 09:34 AM
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Jump Up and Kiss Me - Spicy Vegetarian Cooking is a great one and it doesn't rely on tofu and mock meats, most recipes are dairy free too.

Vive le Vegan

all of the Moosewood cookbooks have a lot of recipes with whole foods and no tofu or soymeats

Those are my favorite cookbooks and my husband finds mock meats and cheeses and tofu revolting
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#9 Old 04-09-2006, 01:53 AM
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well, tofu is in there, but not in all the recipes and they are easy and fast..i love: 20 MINUTESTO DINNER, QUICK, LOWFAT,LOWCAL, VEGETARIAN MEALS, by BRYANNA CLARK GROGAN...we eat recipes from this book regularly...its great--lots of veggie cooking info, basics that you can build off of--nothing too complicated! really good!!
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