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Alternative Vegan: International Vegan Fare Straight from the Produce Aisle

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Tofu, seitan, tempeh, tofu, seitan, tempeh.... it seems like so many vegans rely on these products as meat substitutes. Isn't it time to break out of the mold? Taking a fresh, bold, and alternative approach to vegan cooking without the substitutes, Dino Sarma brings you over 100 fully vegan recipes, many of which draw from his South Asian roots. Sharing his jazz-style appr ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published May 6th 2007 by Tofu Hound Press (first published May 1st 2007)
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Amy
One of my favorite Simpsons scenes finds Marge and Homer at some vegetarian friends home. Chickpeas and something is the answer every time the couple gets asked what a dish is. I love chickpeas. I love lentils. And quinoa and kale and tomatoes and cauliflower. In this cookbook, chef Dino Weierman shares recipes for what he calls “international vegan fare.”

He remains chatty throughout and says things such as:
“Veganism is a moral stance. It’s a political statement. At its core, it states unabashe
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Mar 03, 2012 Laurie rated it did not like it
The negative comments in this cookbook really turned me off. Comments such as "It [a salad served to author at a banquet] was so disgusting that I couldn't take another bite without wanting to emit the contents of my stomach all over the jerk [a diner at author's table who wanted some meat]..." and rants about how North Indians don't know how to cook a certain dish perhaps are OK on a blog, but I don't think they belong in a cookbook. More recipes and less off-topic commentary would have persuad ...more
Anne
May 22, 2012 Anne rated it it was ok
Lots of personality. I liked the focus on customization. For me, though, the base-level recipes were too complicated.
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Some lovely recipes, and with a lovely international flavour too!
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Dino Sarma Weierman, born in New Delhi, India, immigrated to the United States in 1986.
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