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Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals That Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  226 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Cooking in a way that's good for you and for the environment--not to mention delicious--doesn't have to be a pain; in fact, it can be sheer bliss. In Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals That Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet, Christy Morgan shows readers how to make healthy, delicious, animal-product free meals without a lot of effort. It's been long-accepted that giving up animal pr ...more
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Published September 6th 2011 by Benbella Books
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Lauren
Apr 11, 2012 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cooking, veggie
The highest praise I can give a library-loan cookbook: I decided to buy myself a copy. It is just THAT good that I don't want to live without my own copy!

Morgan has a great sense - she has a macrobiotic vegan training, and her recipes reflect this with hig-quality ingredients. I made three recipes (usually my quota in order to rate a book) and all turned out great. The real people pleaser was her cole slaw recipe - and I plan to make more this summer for cookouts.

One thing that impressed me and
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Lisa Vegan
Jan 08, 2013 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: Don
I have to say that while I am giving this book 3 stars, I did find many 5 star worthy recipes in the book. I found many recipes enticing and might borrow this book again, and try several/many of them. And as I wrote and reviewed the book, I felt compelled to up my original official rating from 3 stars to 4 stars because of the information and some recipes, and then back to 3 stars because of the absence of onions and especially garlic. They’re not in these recipes. Of course, I’d usually add th ...more
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Yum, yum, yum. If you're looking to make your vegan diet even healthier, then make sure you check out Christy Morgan's Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals that Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet. Divided into chapters by the type of food or time of day and further divided by the seasons, this book is a colourful and positively appetizing look at vegan food, which won't leave you feeling unsatisfied. While you can always take a bite of one recipes either out of season, or by slightly modifying the recipe to ...more
Sps
May 18, 2012 Sps rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks, 600s, e-books
Someone needs to write The Cynical Snob's Macrobiotic Cookbook. Until then I'll have to keep reading books that use the word 'bliss' too much.

--Greens with basil pecan sauce were bright and flavorful.

--Blissed Caesar dressing didn't taste anything like its namesake but did taste good on salad greens with pistachios, oranges, and garden arugula. (Left out the vinegar, though, since the lemon added plenty of acid.)

--Blackened Caesar tempeh wraps with sprouts, shaved carrot, arugula, and avocado ta
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Don
Aug 05, 2013 Don rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cut to the chase: I love this cookbook. Ms. Morgan begins her book with helpful hints for the new vegan cook on what a well-stocked pantry looks like, tools you will need, as well as basic cooking techniques. It is arranged by season, helping one to make seasonal choices which is very important for the environment because off season foods are usually shipped from another part of the world. She also has icons that let you know which dishes are raw, gluten-free, soy-free, low or no oil, and what c ...more
Julie
May 24, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
Love this one. Worth five stars for the magical raw tacos alone. And also for the springtime kale salad. YUM.
Althea
Jun 17, 2012 Althea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the recipes I've tried out of this book thus far have been tasty and not too complex or unrealistic for a home-cook in a hurry. I love that the recipes are broken up by seasons and the emphasis is on fresh, unprocessed ingredients (e.g. no faux meats, or pre-made ingredients). I also like that there's a fair number of raw style recipes mixed throughout. The photographs are plentiful and appealing (which is actually really important in a cookbook, to me at least). Ms Morgan has done a great j ...more
Susan Erhardt
Many of the recipes in the book sounded great...if I had a personal cook and access to a really good health food store. To me it was similiar toThe Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet, in that many of the recipes had too many ingredients, too many difficult-to-find ingredients, or would take too long to make. Not to mention that my family wouldn't eat them.
Kerri
Jul 23, 2012 Kerri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lots of great recipes in this book. I liked the following:
- Millet Mashed Potatoes
- Mac 'n Kale Salad - yummy!
- Lentil Coconut Curry - so good!
- Simple Lemon-Scented Basmati Rice
- Fiesta Quinoa Salad
- Easy Cheezy Broccoli Soup
- Lemony-Lime Hummus
- Mixed Berry Couscous Surprise - delicious!
- African Collard Stir-Fry - yummy!
Renée
Sep 11, 2014 Renée rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recipe-books
Refreshingly creative easy homecooked vegan food. A nifty combo of some macrobiotic and raw plant-based principles and other tasty bits and pieces... Fresh food with flair! Food in each chapter is sorted seasonally, which is brilliant and needs to be a feature of ALL recipe books.
Dandelion Wish
Oct 09, 2013 Dandelion Wish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-sourced
Inspirational.
Nenna
Same old book about vegan cooking
Ashley
I like how the sections are subdivided by season. A lot of too-fancy-for-me recipes, but also a number of ideas that look good. I should check this out again when I have a bit more cooking time.
Sherri
Aug 17, 2015 Sherri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cooking
This book is filled with lovely, mostly easy to make, healthy dishes.
Che Angela
Oct 05, 2013 Che Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well organized and diverse offerings to please any palate. Y'all crammed a lot of content into such a helpful book. Awesome!!
Bonnie DaRienzo
Apr 08, 2015 Bonnie DaRienzo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
Awesome! Can't wait to try the Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, Pumpkin Hot Chocolate and Pineapple Cornbread Muffins! :)
Kim
Jan 09, 2013 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
Some of the ingredients are unique and not ones I typically use which made it less likely for me to make a lot of these recipes. I am also not vegan.
Russ Biaggi
Jan 23, 2013 Russ Biaggi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great recipes in this book. Too many favorites.
Deyara
Apr 08, 2013 Deyara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great pictures and interesting recipes. I loved the easy cheezy broccoli soup, and it even satisfied the two decidedly non-vegan guests. Would like to try some of the sea vegetable recipes too.
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