Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons
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From hearty stews to refreshing desserts, Nava Atlas ladles out 120-plus imaginative, low-in-fat-but-rich-in-flavor meatless delights to suit every taste, in this veganized version of her bestselling Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons. To highlight the best produce available at any time of year, Nava has arranged the book by season, with spring soups like Leek and Mushroom B...more
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Published January 27th 2009 by Clarkson Potter (first published 2009)
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Allie
Not great, and it's pretty hard to disappoint me with vegan soups and stews. I like the seasonal organization, but most of the recipes need way too many ingredients and have way too many steps (definitely a limiting factor for the lazy and small-of-kitchen). As a gluten-free aside, I get a little peeved when cookbook authors don't offer any substitutions for barley and seitan (which make their way into a lot of veg/vegan soups and stews). It's a small thing, but one that Fresh from the Vegetaria...more
Gloriavirtutisumbra
some good recipes, but glad i checked it out from a library and didn't buy it, there weren't enough recipes I thought i would make again and again in it. A couple I'll try though.
Bunnyhugger1
I made the potato, cheese, and green chili soup. It was delicious. Perfect comfort food. The friend who joined me for lunch that cold day loved it and asked for the recipe. The variety of tastes represented in these recipes is quite large so there will be something to appeal to everyone. I've earmarked the broccoli, apple and peanut soup, as well as the curried lentil, potato and curry soup. As usual, I'm avoiding the recipes that require a food processor*. I noticed a handful of recipes use a q...more
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
More like 3.5. Unlike A taste of Venice: Traditional Venetian cooking, this has several recipes I would be willing to cook. I would make them simply vegetarian rather than vegan, though, where applicable. (Replacing margarine with butter, for example.) This takes a reasonable approach to the stock issue. (I'm lazy and don't care to add an extra step like that. It's not how I roll. I might do the bouillon cube thing if I could find an inexpensive vegetarian brand; the author lists her favorite br...more
Kathleen
i read this cover to cover and didn't care enough about the ideas in here to try anything. part of that was because i wasn't particularly interested in the recipes. the other part was that i thought the recipes were kind of poorly written. a good cookbook will tell you not only how long to cook things, but also what you should be looking for to determine when to move on to the next step. even if there aren't pictures of every dish, one should be able to figure out what the finished dish would lo...more
Jenni
Breads and other "good with soup" foods are included in this text. My only complaints were that I'm not a huge fan of cold soups and some of the recipes called for exotic (or at least less common) ingredients. There's a small insert of color photos in the middle, and the instructions for some recipes are kind of lengthy/wordy, but overall, it's a nice cookbook. I think it would make a great gift for a host/hostess, a fall holiday, or anyone with a fall birthday, because frankly, "soup" screams c...more
Sara
I have tried a couple of these recipes and with a few minor tweaks for personal preference, they came out quite well.

The book is very understandable for those of us who don't really have any prior knowledge of soupmaking. I was able to follow the recipes easily (although I avoid the ones that involve a food processor).

There are lots of different types of soups/stews, such as Asian-inspired dishes, homestyle comfort food, and soups that sound downright inventive.
Jill Paschal
Although for the most part I liked some of these soup recipes, others left me just sort of blah! Most ingredients however, are easy to find in any market. It was refreshing to to be able to use a variety of different herbs and spices. To me, the best way to enjoy a lot of these soups is to make them on day 1 and save it for a few days later allowing the flavors to come together more.
Kathy
A good cookbook, but some of the recipes I tried were bland and needed spicing up. I think it's because any canned additions called for "salt-free" this and that. When I used a "low-sodium" alternative the taste was better. A good example is the Minestrone Soup recipe on page 50. As someone who doesn't use a lot of salt anyway, I felt always using salt-free wasn't necessary for me.
CJ
Even though I'm not a vegetarian, I like to use this authors recipes to get lots of vegetables into my diet. Her recipes work and are tasy. The book is in four sections, one for each season so that seasonal vegetables are featured.
Cherie
B+ Some of these recipes sound quite delightful, and not too many odd/unique ingredients required, or reliance on fake meat. Some of the recipes seem quite unique, though others are fairly normal. I def plan on trying a few from here.
Beth
Really great, but simple, recipes. I have probably made over a half dozen of the soups in this collection and there was only one I wouldn't make again (although admittedly, I didn't entirely follow the instructions.. :))
Tamara
All of these sounded very warm and comforting. I just wish someone would make them for me.

I'll probably try the Pumpkin & Tart Apple soup recipe next fall.
AJ
I am super picky so I usually read a cookbook and find one new recipe I want to try, but this one yielded at least 6-7 delicious looking soups and stews!!
Angeline
these recipes request simple accessible ingredients. I love how it's broken in seasons so I know I'm using the freshest and most realistic foods in my meal.
Betty
This book is divided by seasons so you can choose to use the freshest ingredients. So far, I've lived every recipe I've made from this.
Farrah
This is such a wonderful cookbook. Easy, quick, balanced recipes. The breads in the back are delicious, especially the tomato olive bread.
Cara
Apr 29, 2009 Cara marked it as skimmed-through  ·  review of another edition
Lots of recipes I'd like to try, but now that the weather is warming up, soup is the last thing on my mind!
Stephenie
The really simple soups are good, but most of the recipes in this book won't cut it in my house.
Debra
Gathered a small collection of recipes. Will give them a try over this winter.
Jessica
Few pictures and frankly boring to read. Not to my taste.
Jessie
Nice, a lot could be adapted for crock pot.
Brenda
good recipes, but too many ingredients
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Nava Atlas is the author and illustrator of many well-known vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, including Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, and many others. Her first book was Vegetariana, now considered a classic in its field. In addition, she has published two books of humor,Expect the Unexpected When You’re Expecting! (A parody), and Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife. Her latest nonfiction

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