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Refresh: Contemporary Vegan Recipes from the Award-Winning Fresh Restaurants

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One of Canada's hottest restaurants puts a Fresh spin on vegetarian cuisine! Famous for their cornucopia of over 45 sparkling fruit and vegetable juice drinks and 75 dazzling and delicious vegetarian dishes, the gourmet restaurant chain, Fresh, is a legend in Canada's hectic restaurant scene.
Paperback, 211 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by John Wiley & Sons
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Debra Daniels-zeller
Jul 01, 2012 Debra Daniels-zeller rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
This book was inspired by Fresh, a whole foods restaurant in Toronto. The focus of this book is fresh and vegan, and the book offers the same popular fresh food the restaurant serves. I love the fresh vegetable focus. And th recipes make me wish I lived near this restaurant. This is one inspiring cookbook. I get lots of great ideas from these recipes and I love the unique combinations like Coconut and Red Pepper Soup, Portobello and Walnut Salad and Sri Lankan Spice Mix. This is a book I could t ...more
Jan 09, 2013 KrystelDallas rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks, vegan
There are some recipes in this book that are just so delicious it's incredible. Some of them though, have ingredient lists that are so very long! If I lived in Toronto, I would eat there quite a bit to save myself the trouble. (It's sooo good there, if you've never been, GO.) The first half of the book is food recipes and the second half is juice recipes. I love juices but some of these had ingredients that are really difficult to find in a smaller city. Pretty unfortunate since I can't really g ...more
Jun 02, 2012 Stevie rated it liked it
The few recipes I made from this book were incredibly tasty. I was so impressed, BUT the downside is that many of the recipes involve quite a lot of prep. And for a non-vegan that doesn't live in a large city, I did not have many of the ingredients on hand, nor have any way to buy them locally. Great library read, probably wouldn't spend my money on buying it.
Nov 08, 2011 AJ rated it liked it
The recipes are just not my type, but I'll keep this cookbook around for the juice and smoothie recipes! Makes me wish I had a juicer.

Strict vegans, be aware that quite a few recipes in this book call for honey. I'm sure agave can be substituted, but that kind of threw me off in a vegan cookbook.
May 10, 2010 Rebekah rated it it was amazing
Includes lots of inventive recipes for soups, salads, sandwiches, rice bowls, marinades, and sauces and dressings. The California salad is my favorite and the marinades and dressings are so easy to put together. This is the perfect cookbook for using summer vegetables.
Carrie Marcotte
Great pictures. Simple recipes. Everything looks so delish, I can' wait to start trying some of the bookmarked ones. I used to visit this place when it was in the Queen Street Market back in the 90's everyday, so it was great for my aunt to mail this book to me.
Apr 02, 2008 Haley rated it liked it
This is one vegan cookbook that I tend to use more in summer time - as most of the recipes are more on the light and cool side. That being said, for such simple sounding recipes, there is quite alot of prep work to be done.
Mar 01, 2008 Dioscita rated it it was ok
Shelves: cooking-food
Beautiful photography but boring and rather bland (IMO) recipes -- at least those that didn't require $$$$$ ingredients, which maybe taste fabulous but who could afford them?
Oct 10, 2012 Shayla rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, cookbook
Love this cookbook, interesting ingredients and fabulous recipes. These are creations that take a little time, but are worth it.
Oct 29, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it
A long-time favorite. Creative, fresh, and flavorful vegan recipes. The sauce recipes, in particular, are perfect to brighten up "kitchen sink" rice and noodle bowls.
Oct 30, 2007 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
The pictures in this book are beautiful, I only wish there were more!
So far my favorite is the Caribbean Cabbage soup (or something like that)
Nov 18, 2012 Robin rated it really liked it
I love Fresh's food. I'll admit though I've only made one recipe from here - a lot of their cooking depends on pre-prepared sauces, and I'm a lazy cook. But I want to make more!
Aug 05, 2008 Shannon rated it liked it
Shelves: foodstuffs
Interesting variety of juicing/smoothie recipes.
Oct 25, 2011 Ekaiserattoe rated it it was amazing
This consoles me when I desperately miss the Fresh restaurants in Toronto.
Jul 22, 2008 Jaime rated it it was amazing
The best recipes - vegan, vegetarian or not the rice bowls are to die for!
Mar 02, 2011 Hannah rated it liked it
Yummy recipes for salads, juices and smoothies.
Martha Smith
Dec 16, 2011 Martha Smith rated it did not like it
Shelves: cookbooks
Nothing extraordinary here. I got 4 recipes from the book. Not a low-fat vegan cookbook.
Sep 22, 2011 Morgan rated it liked it
Shelves: cook-books
Now I really want to go to a Fresh restaurant!
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