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Vegan for Everybody: Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and In-Between

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  524 ratings  ·  64 reviews
A 2018 IACP Awards Finalist for Health & Special Diet cookbooks

Eatingvegancanseemoverwhelming:Willitbeflavorful?Satisfying?Easyto make?Andit'seasytorelyonprocessedfoods.America'sTestKitchenaddresses head-onwhatintimidatespeople:findinggreat-tastingandfillingveganprotein options,cookingwithoutdairy,preparingdifferentwholegrainsandvegetables, andevenbaking.Withmorethan
Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by America's Test Kitchen
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I love this book! America's Test Kitchen has really been pumping out the great cookbooks lately (check out their One-pan wonders or Mediterranean books). Naturally I was so excited for a Vegan cookbook where I did not have to adapt the recipes and I could make everything in the book. And I want to make...almost everything in the book. There are just something I don't like...ick Green beans, I'm looking at you!!!

Anyway, it's gorgeous. If you are into food porn, this is a perfect book (as well as
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Working my way through the 127 recipes, and wanted to log how I felt about the recipes I've tried.

*Tofu Frittata with Mushrooms (p40) Love it, easy breakfast to make at the beginning of the week to use for quicker mornings. The mushrooms really make it.

Tofu Scramble with Bell, Pepper, Shallot and Herbs (p43) I prefer my own tofu scramble, probably won't do this again.

Tofu Ranchero (p44) I liked this alright - I'd make it again. Though I made it a week or two ago and don't remember it that well.
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: plant-based
I used to love America's Test Kitchen and was a dedicated user of their cookbooks for years before I switched my diet to mostly vegan. So I have been excited to get my hands on this cookbook.

The pictures are lovely; the recipes have high inspiration value.

The first recipe I tried was brownies. So basic, they ought to get them right, right? These are the worst brownies I have had; the bottom is hard like candy and the inside is like peanut butter. This is not operator error; I am an experienced
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Must get a copy for myself! I loved how they explained the best options for ingredients and why those chose what they did. For example using soy milk in a recipe vs coconut or almond and what the effects of using those other milks were.

Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While I'm not an actual vegan I've had to pretty much cut animal protein from my diet due to not being able to digest it well because of having my gallbladder removed and also I do really enjoy eating a more vegan type diet. That being said I didn't really find this cookbook useful for the following reasons: 1- I am avidly against the consumption of soy products and this cookbook is full of soy containing recipes and 2- I am gluten free and at least half of the cookbook is definitely not gluten ...more
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
This book is a love in my love/hate relationship with America's Test Kitchen. I am not a vegan, but I do like cooking with lots of vegetables and legumes. I'm also looking for dairy alternatives. This cookbook gives me lots of choices. The recipes sound delicious and the photos are mouth-watering. The big plus is the layout. Recipe on one page, photo on the facing page. YaY! These cookbooks have a past of recipes taking 3 or more pages and required a bunch of turning pages back and forth while ...more
Maria Taggart
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best vegan cookbook I’ve had. I’ve checked out what feel like a million other vegan cookbooks, whole food plant based, vegetarian, etc from the library, this one is my absolute favorite (I actually bought it). I’ve made many of the recipes so far, and all have been approved by the family. Even my husband likes all the food and gets filled up, and he usually complains that vegan food feels like an appetizer. I also really love the whole ATK process of recipe testing, and that they went beyond ...more
Sugarpuss O'Shea
I checked this book out from the library. When I first skimmed through this cookbook, I was less than impressed, as at least 1/3 of the recipes involved some sort of soy/fake meat product. However, once I took a closer look and actually started reading, I found that there were more than a few recipes that I wanted to try. I am not a vegan, just someone who wants to add more plant-based eating to my diet, and while I know soybeans are indeed plant based, I am not interested in replacing meat with ...more
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am very impressed with this book. I love that there is a photograph for every recipe and I love the how-to tip sections, including how to cut and dry tofu, make vegan ricotta and mayo, etc. I started to drool as I read each recipe and have never been so excited, as I am dying to prepare almost every recipe in this book. There are baking recipes, ice cream recipes (now I need to purchase an ice cream maker), soups, salads, burgers, bowls, etc. This is a very inspiring book that is a real ...more
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love how they explain why each recipe works without the "traditional" ingredients and great photos throughout.
West Hartford Public Library
This book will keep your mouth watering while working in the kitchen! It has great tips, easy to follow recipes and an abundance of flavor. So far the favorites in my house are Potato Vindaloo, p. 230 (Perfect for a chilly day!), Creamy Cashew Mac and Cheese, p. 184 (Tastes so cheesy, you won't know it's missing!) and Chickpea Salad Sandwiches, p. 122 (So easy and yummy, my teen made this for dinner!). Feed your appetite and borrow this book from your local library today!
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
I've been pleasantly surprised by how much I like and have used this cookbook over the past few years. It was a birthday present for my fiance. I told him I would make whichever recipes he chose for a special dinner. All of the recipes we've tried so far have been winners, including Marinated Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Saffron, Freekeh Salad with Butternut Squash, Walnuts, and Raisins, Quinoa, Black Bean, and Mango Salad with Lime Dressing, and for dessert Pecan Pie.
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
This is a great cookbook, vegan or not. Nearly every recipe has been a hit and I have made a LOT of them from all sections of the book. I especially love the explanations they give of why they use a certain type of ingredient over another and their recommendations for preferred brands of certain items.
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really good collection of vegan recipes for the beginner and the advanced vegan cook. Like all of the cookbooks from America's Test Kitchen, this cookbook details how they arrived at each recipe and every recipe consists of two pages, the text and a photograph, which makes for a better cookbook.
As a dabbler in vegan cuisine, I found this a helpful, clear, and nicely designed cookbook. Photos are large, colorful, and eye-catching, and really show details. The introduction to the essentials of vegan cooking was interesting and helpful — I’d never even heard of using chickpea liquid as a meringue substitute, or understood how to use tofu in a recipe. Best of all was the intro section to each recipe, entitled “Why this recipe works,” which helps the home cook understand what’s going on ...more
Jan 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked how this book explained why they used the ingredients they do, and how that affects the end result of the recipe. Very informative, and the recipes look delicious. Most of the ingredients used are easy to find and probably already in my pantry.
Aja Marsh
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vegan, cookbooks, food
3.5 - Actually, I had higher hopes for this book. And while it does include lots of explanations, testing notes, etc. (one of the things I always like about Cook's Illustrated / America's Test Kitchen), the recipes themselves are not that exciting for a seasoned/culinarily minded vegan. That said, it would make a great book for someone new to veganism, or someone who wants to get a broader idea of things to make.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks, 600s, e-books
This book makes me happy, even if it seems to ignore the delicious work of pioneering veg authors like Moskowitz and Romero.

-mustard green noodles were simple, tasty, balanced.
-kale Caesar was a hit with the chef de cuisine
-blueberry muffins are huge, fluffy, and not too sweet. I'm so glad they give weight measures as well as volume!
-red flannel hash took some prep but was very satisfying
-mushroom risotto was elegant, creamy, and savory
-banana bread baked up nicely in the Bundt pan, including
Christine D.
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm in love with this cookbook. Have tried many awesome new/vegan recipes that I would have never expected to love, like the creamy curried cauliflower soup, red lentil soup with North African spices, and the basmati rice bowl with spiced cauliflower and pomegranates. Every recipe I've tried so far has been so delish & full of nutrient rich veggies and grains. It's rare that I go back to a cookbook repeatedly--I sense that this will be one that I will reference time and again.
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cooking
All I'm gonna say is this book has been a total lifesaver during this 2019 Orthodox Lenten period. When you can't eat meat or dairy your diet can get pretty limited. To me, vegan always meant salad, beans, and pasta with marinara. However, this book showed me that's just the tip of the iceberg (lettuce). There are so many creative and delicious ways to eat vegan. It's all about mixing and matching ingredients and flavors. From breakfast to desserts, everything I've tried so far has been ...more
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book!! Great photos of EVERY recipe, and that's a personal requirement for me as they inspire me to actually make the recipe. I loved that each recipe starts with "Why This Recipe Works" - sooooo interesting. I borrowed this book from the library, but I may just have to purchase my own copy.
Halley Todd
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As always, nice photos, instructions, and explanation of ingredients/pantry staples/techniques.

Pinto bean and beet burger looks great, glad more than just like pasta and typical safe vegan fare,and the desserts are delicious. Have made a few of those.

Checked out from library, but definitely could be a potential buy.
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: food, self-help
I marked many of the recipes to try. But beware if you're going for a low fat planted based diet such as what's recommended in Forks Over Knives. Many of the recipes in America's Test Kitchen's vegan cookbook are made with olive oil and coconut oil. Some of the recipes are also quite high in sodium.
Bridget Johannes
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really appreciated the 'how' and 'why' of this cookbook. Some of my favorite recipes include the falafel with tahini yogurt sauce, the Baja-style cauliflower tacos, the green salad with crispy spiced chickpeas and mustard vinaigrette, the basmati rice bowl with spiced cauliflower and pomegranate, and the mushroom bolognese.

Kim Giramma
This really is a vegan-for-everybody cookbook with recipes that are closer to the standard American/Western diet. Less recipes in here that I would choose due to the heavy use of flour. Although, there are some great desserts and indulgent recipes here, I would like to see healthier options.
Christine Fisher
Some of the recipes seemed simple enough and loved the extra info and tips on cooking, but some of the combinations just seemed a little weird (at least to me!!). the pictures were nice tho to get to visualize what all the special ingredients end up making.
Excellent source of recipes whether vegan, vegetarian, or other.
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbook, winter-2018
Excellent, easy reference book. Recipes are super diverse and seem filling. Considering buying.
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I could do without the recipes, the science behind aquafaba, plant based milks and other vegan substitutes was extremely helpful improving my cooking in all of my existing favorites.
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Simply amazing!!

I loved all the easy to make recipes and ingredients! I found the recipes to be very detailed and easy to plan for ahead of time.
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