Synopses & Reviews
With at least 30 percent of Americans suffering from gluten sensitivity and the huge interest in vegan and vegetarian lifestyles, the demand for hearty recipes that are free from wheat, gluten, meat, and dairy products has never been greater. Susan Oand#8217;Brien is back with the sequel to her popular Gluten-Free Veganand#8212;this time featuring quick and easy versions of everyoneand#8217;s favorite comfort food recipes complemented by helpful tips to make your dishes fantastic. Recipes include Pumpkin and Pecan Waffles with Pumpkin Maple Butter, and#8220;Mac and Cheese,and#8221; Stuffed Bell Peppers, Baked Bean Casserole, Molasses Cookies, Key Lime Pie, and Berry Rice Pudding.
"Whether readers are following a gluten-free vegan lifestyle due to medical, health, or ethical reasons, they're likely to find O'Brien's follow-up to The Gluten-Free Vegan to be a helpful resource when the craving for comfort food hits. Organized by course and ilk (e.g. 'Ethnic Favorites,' 'Family Classics'), O'Brien offers up recipes that range from the familiar (guacamole, hummus, falafel, etc.) to the inspired, such as a roasted beet risotto, toffee bars, and spinach and lentil enchiladas. The majority of her recipes are approachable enough moderately skilled and patient cooks will be able to complete most dishes but sourcing, particularly for dessert items, may be problematic for those without access to a well-stocked health food store. Though once they've stocked the larder, they'll be whipping up chocolate-dried cherry biscotti, mac and cheese, and apple pie in no time. While her recipes are indeed flavor-packed, O'Brien has a tendency to go overboard at times 'My Favorite Lasagna' calls for a whopping 25 ingredients, and a spinach pie calls for 15 ingredients, not counting the six needed to create her nutty piecrust which may lead to frustration in either the grocery aisle or at home. Still, folks in search of inventive riffs (she's even included a kid-friendly chapter with 'chicken' nuggets that uses tempeh instead of poultry) are sure to find a few new favorites here. Color photos. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
From the gluten-free vegan cooking authority comes 125 satisfying recipes that fill your belly and warm your soul
About the Author
Susan Oand#8217;Brien is a gourmet cook, baker, cooking instructor, and food-management consultant. She lives in Gig Harbor, Washington.