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The Urban Vegan: 250 Simple, Sumptuous Recipes from Street Cart Favorites to Haute Cuisine

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Transforming vegan cooking from "oat cuisine" to "haute cuisine"
Sampling ruby-red organic berries at a farmers’ market. Comparing thirty varieties of rice noodles in a Vietnamese food store. Ordering "good & greasy" vegetarian rotis from a street cart. This is the life of the urban vegan, and author Dynise Balcavage brings this cuisine to life in The Urban Vegan. Desig
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published (first published October 1st 2009)
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Lisa Vegan
Apr 13, 2010 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: Lesley
Four must try recipes for me: Real Hot Chocolate (with vegan marshmallows but not with the optional alcohol), Potatoes with 40 Cloves of Garlic, Vegan Cut Out Cookies with the icing, and the Macho Fudge Sauce. They’re definitely not the healthiest recipes in the book! I also noted nine other recipes that I’m particularly interested in, but those four look the most irresistible. I also love the instructions and ingredients for making soup stock.

I’m a city person and a vegan and I was intrigued en
Tamara C
Her writing style is a little annoying...corny jokes and she comes off a little pretentious. Also, this is less urban vegan and more global vegan. Which is fine, just not what I expected.
Aug 12, 2012 Melissa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have a ton of vegan cookbooks, and this is definitely not my go-to one. I dig that the urbanity the author refers to in the title is none other than Philadelphia, PA, otherwise known as "my parts" (although I've relocated to Pittsburgh), and I really like that she's wearing a necklace that I ALSO OWN on the cover, rad. But the thing is, the recipes have mostly not been anything too special.

Did not like:

Spicy Indian Eggplant - Too spicy, really, meaning it contained too many spices, not that it
Feb 02, 2011 Kaya rated it it was amazing
This would make a fabulous present to give to a vegan/vegetarian/tasty eater. Lots of quick and easy stuff and all really inventive. The french toast sandwiches thingies are ridiculous (Pain Perdu). And there's a creamy avocado dressing with sesame oil, agave syrup and some other crap that will freak you out. The bottom line is that all these recipes are fun and celebratory and not at all bland.

The french toast things get filled with tofutti cream cheese, jam, spices, vanilla then put in a cass
Jul 07, 2015 Maeve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: food
I am looking forward to trying some of these recipes, especially the sauces that will be useful in dressing up many dishes. I also enjoyed the appendix at the end that paired recipes in the book together for themed menus.
Samantha Arias
Mar 13, 2014 Samantha Arias rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking
Had some pretty interesting recipes. Some interesting flavor combinations. There were a few that I can't bring myself to try just yet, but one day. There were a few hard to find ingredients but all of them are easily replaced if you can't get them. I liked the variety in the different dishes and in the proteins. The only con to this book is there was no pictures.
Holly Booms Walsh
A good vegan cookbook, more fancy than everyday recipes. I did not make any of the recipes but would consider purchasing for my cookbook collection.
Christie Beck
Gourmet vegan & great ethnic recipes
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