The book is green inside - printing, paper, headings etc. Not unattractive, but I thought I would mention it as it is not usual. There are no pictures, so if you are a person who needs a visual reference you may find this harder going. I don't, so found this fine as it is. QFV has a wonderful introductory section all about being quick, and shortcuts you can take and what you should have on hand in the pantry for the quick-fix recipes. I do like a good introduction! I found the recipes I made (on the whole) to be simple, with easy to follow instructions which would suit even the most novice of vegan cooks. Recommended? Most definitely!
The recipes I made, again in page number order, were -
P21 - Moroccan Pumpkin Hummus.
Why didn't I think of this one?? So good, with pumpkin and chickpeas being new bestest buddies.
P 23 - Hummamole
I love hummus. I love guacamole. So of course I'm going to love the combination of the two!
P 24 - Smokin' Guacamole
I toned down the chipotle in this one so it wasn't too "smokin" just nicely accented. Very nice.
P 24 - Red Bean Chipotle Dip
I didn't tone down the chipotle and maybe should have (OK so maybe we are wusses) but this was very nice.
P 46 - Coconut-Curry Chickpeas and Cauliflower
I'm not a fan of carrot in anything tomato based. I don't know why, but to me they don't belong together. Personal taste is a funny thing. This was nice, but I'll leave the carrots out next time.
P 59 - Smoky Chipotle-Chocolate Chili
Very yum. Even with slightly less chipotle you still got the wonderful flavor combination. This will be made again.
P 89 - Cream of Mushroom Soup
This reminded me of a Mushroom Paprikash recipe I make. Spoke to me of Eastern Europe and wintertime. Loved this soup.
P 100 - Asian Noodle Soup with Bok Choy and Shiitakes
Though I didn't use shiitakes as none of the local stores had any. Nice and light, yet completely satisfying. The recipe served 2 as a main.
P 132 - Quinoa Salad with Apples and Walnuts
I liked this one. I ate it warm, and them some later cold, and it was good both ways. Very reminiscent of a Waldorf (well, sort of).
P 154 - Indian Shepherd's Pie
I think I mucked this up a little as I ended up with too much bottom and not enough potato top so I had to cook more potato before I baked it. Again, another one where I felt the carrots weren't needed. Nice concept - would make again.
P 200 - Catalan-style Creme Brulee
All in all an enjoyable week's eating!