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The Healthy Hedonist Holidays: A Year of Multi-Cultural, Vegetarian-Friendly Holiday Feasts
by Myra Kornfeld (Goodreads Author)
Holidays are a time for family and friends to gather for mouthwatering meals, but catering to every guest's dietary requirements can be a challenge. The menus in The Healthy Hedonist Holidays will entice every guest -- vegetarian, semi-vegetarian, carnivores, omnivores who can't eat dairy, and people who just love good food -- with delicious, satisfying "flexitarian" meals ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published October 16th 2007 by Simon & Schuster
(first published 2007)
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This was disappointingly not vegan friendly. There are a fair amount of vegan side dishes and a couple vegan or easily veganizable entrees, but they aren't labeled (I saw the word vegan in the book 1 time), so to find them I had to skim every recipe and keep getting disappointed when things weren't vegan or easy vegan alternatives weren't mentioned. Like, was the 1 egg really necessary in all 3 latke recipes? I've made vegan latkes many times and they're always delicious. It was also annoying wh ...more
I made the Black Bean and Plantain Stuffed Peppers from the Cinco de Mayo chapter of this book and they were tasty and beautiful, if a little on the time-consuming side. Besides containing relatively well-written tasty recipes, this book is handy for its many make-ahead items and detailed menu plans. I like the broad set of holidays she addresses, from Ramadan (Moroccan/Turkish cuisine) to Christmas (Italian) to Easter (Greek) to Passover. "Vegetarian-Friendly" here doesn't mean all vegetarian a ...more
I took a seitan cooking class with Myra Kornfeld and really enjoyed it. Her recipes are great. I was interested in trying more of her recipes and have heard the Voluptuous Vegan is good. I found this one on freecycle and scooped it up. I've tried a couple recipes and they were good, but not too many vegan recipes and I'd rather go with a tried and true recipe than try to convert a recipe. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a used copy of The Voluptuous Vegan