Synopses & Reviews
Put the yum into your meals with more than 85 mouthwatering vegan recipes!
When Lauren Ulm went vegan, she faced the typical onslaught of questions from acquaintances
and more than the occasional wince from unsuspecting dinner guests. Vowing to
prove that vegan food can be decadent and delicious--and not a bland stand-in for 'normal'
food--she created a blog, veganyumyum.com. What began as a hobby became an obsession,
winning her not only legions of vegan and non-vegan foodie fans, but also the 2008 Best
Veggie Blog Award from VegNews magazine.
Here in her debut cookbook, Lauren shows that vegan food is anything but dull, with her creative
and quirky twists on everything from crowd-pleasing appetizers to indulgent desserts, from easy
weekend breakfasts to speedy weeknight dinners, plus holiday- and company-worthy fare you can
serve with pride.
Blueberry Waffles with Lemon Icing • Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake • Stuffed Banana Berry French Toast
Sweet Chili Lime Tofu • Tahini Lemon Rice and Beans • Corn Fritters • Eggplant and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes
Creamy Tomato Barley Risotto • Crispy Sesame Kale • Moroccan Spiced Root Vegetable Home Fries • Smoky Miso
Tofu Sandwiches • Cannellini Bean Soup with Pan-fried Croutons • Chinese Broccoli Wontons in Ginger-Soy Sauce
Chipotle Basil Corn Chowder • Baked Mac and Cheeze • Gnocchi with Thyme Vinaigrette • Lime Peanut Noodles
with Seitan, Kale, and Carrots • and much more . . .
With most ingredients both readily available and budget-friendly, Vegan Yum Yum shows anyone
how to go gourmet the vegan way.
"My one week experiment with veganism, inspired by Lauren Ulm's book Vegan Yum Yum
, was a revelation to me. I not only survived, but thrived without dairy and meat in my diet... Vegan Yum Yum
has a huge range of inspiring recipes.
The photo of the seitan black corn bean burger is pure, classy food porn that makes its carnivorous rivals in the fast food ads look like cheap white trash. I was worried about what the desserts would be like as I'm usually a cream fiend, but I need not have feared as I fell head over heels for the blueberry grunts recipe."
--Jackie Gorman, elephant journal Jackie Gorman
Lauren Ulm is a vegan cook whose star is on the rise. She hosts a popular blog that is read by more than 30,000 a day. She's a 2008 Veggie Awards winner from VegNews magazine who has been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, AOL, and the hippest sites on the web, including BoingBoing.net and Etsy.com. Now she delights her blog fans, as well as millions of vegetarian and vegan enthusiasts, with this sophisticated four-color cookbook filled with original and the most beloved meals from her blog. From appetizers to desserts, breakfasts to dinners, as well as holiday- and company-worthy fare, Ulm proves that vegan food doesn't have to be bland food. It's her love (okay, her obsession!) of making vegan foods exciting that is evident in her creations'"recipes that are as artistic as they are quirky. With 90 percent of her ingredients available at any grocery store, her recipes are doable for the average person, and range from comfort-food staples like whoopee pies, macaroni, and blueberry cobbler, to hip foods with modern-day flair like mojito cupcakes, daikon noodle salad, and flaky pizza purse tapas appetizers. With the beautiful photographs her readers have grown to love, Vegan Yum Yum makes healthy cooking more appealing and fun than ever before. Recipes include: lemon cranberry muffins, Moroccan sweet potato homefries, crispy sesame kale, chipotle basil corn chowder, rainbow rice and beans, broccoli sweet and sour tofu, strawberry rhubarb coffee cake, and honeydew coconut tapioca.
With the success of books like Vegan Cupcakes Rule the World and Living The Dolce Vegan, 3 million vegans (in the U.S. alone) are proving that vegan food doesn't equal bland food. Now vegan foodies can rejoice, because Lauren Ulm, winner of the 2007 Blogger's Choice Award for Best Food Blog, www.veganyumyum.com, brings her love and artistry of vegan fare to her stunning debut cookbooka must-have for every vegan kitchen.
Ulm, creator of the award-winning Web site veganyumyum.com, puts the yum back into healthy cooking with more than 80 mouthwatering, easy recipes that just happen to be vegan.
About the Author
"Lolo," is a vegan foodie and founder of veganyumyum.com who lives in Boston with her husband and two cats. She is not a chef, has never been to culinary school, and she's not a professional photographer (but she has fun pretending!) When she went vegan in 2002, the kitchen became her favorite room in the house, and still is today. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and has been featured in Vegetarian Times