Monday, 26 August 2013
Book Review - Vegan for Her
As to the recipes I made I had mixed success - which may be down to personal preferences.
Page 250 - Coconut-Mango-Avocado Smoothie
This one I did not enjoy - it wasn't an harmonious mixture to my tastes, the coconut water and the avocado didn't really go with the mango, and I didn't find it sweet enough.
Page 255 - Nutty Quinoa and Cherry Salad
Very simple, but very tasty. I did add a little chopped green onion for a contrasting colour. Even H (who doesn't like quinoa much) enjoyed it.
Page 259 - Sesame Tahini Dressing
Nice dressing, thick but tasty.
Page 261 - Cheesy Dressing with Cashews and Capers
Not really cheese-y, more tomato-y than anything, but tasty enough. To get it really smooth you'd need a better blender than I have.
Page 269 - Creamy Squash and Apple Soup
I did not enjoy this. Too sweet for my tastes, without enough balance. I added a bunch of lime juice and some salt to try and bring it back into balance but it never really appealed to me. H ate more than I did.
Page 278 - Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Enjoyed this one, though wish the size of the can for the chickpeas was specified as I think I added too many. Simple to make.
Page 296 - Turmeric, Cumin and Ginger Tofu
Very tasty, super easy. I enjoyed this one a lot.
Page 297 - Cinnamon Tofu
Another really easy tasty way to make tofu. The cinnamon doesn't make it overly sweet but it is an interesting taste.
Overall - a good book to have on your shelves as a reference, and a great one to be able to loan out to the women in your life.