Friday, September 20, 2013

Book Review: 30-minute vegetarian by Rose Elliot

This post is a part of Vegan MoFo. For more information about Vegan MoFo, visit their website.

Title: 30-minute vegetarian
Author: Rose Elliot
Publisher: Collins
Release date: July, 2012
Length: 239 pages (Dutch edition)
I got this book: borrowed it from the library

From Amazon:
"Britain's bestselling vegetarian cook helps you get a great meal on the table fast. Perfect for the busy home cook, Rose Elliot's 30-Minute Vegetarian will help you make a delicious and quick vegetarian dinner, any night of the week. If you need fast and tasty food after a hard day's work or a healthy dinner to feed family and friends; whether you are craving a comforting classic or fresh ideas for cooking with vegetables, you will find it in this book - 140 modern vegetarian recipes that can be cooked in half an hour or less. Recipes include ...Celeriac soup with porcini and truffle oil Banana pudding Warm butternut squash salad with baby spinach leaves, chopped red onion and pine nuts Thai bean and millet cakes with a hot red pepper sauce White chocolate cheesecake with lime and ginger Ultimate red bean chilli Grilled Halloumi skewers with red and yellow peppers, with herby couscous Rendang Malaysian vegetable and coconut curry Broad bean lasagna Figs with warm honey and balsamic dressing, watercress and Stilton Blueberry crumble Oven-baked asparagus and pea risotto Red hot udon noodle stir fry Easy courgette tart"

Personal opinion:
So why am I discussing a vegetarian cookbook during Vegan Month of Food, you might ask? Well this is because I noticed that this is one of the most vegan friendly vegetarian cookbooks I have come across since I started to review cookbooks. This book has a lot of vegan recipes, which are bolded as vegan. And with other recipes there are notes that explain how to veganize a dish. Very helpful! There will be a handful of recipes that aren't suitable for vegans, but I was really impressed!

That being said, lets see what more this cookbook has to offer. There is a great variety of recipes in this book, including a chapter about cooking for friends. But also daily meals, soups, desserts, light meals and snacks. The recipes are easy and tasteful. There are a lot of pretty pictures in the book, all though not with every recipe. The only downside about the book is that once again, the recipes aren't made in 30 minutes. But there are a lot of recipes that have a lot of unattended time, so that is still easy for me. I surely will put this book on my wishlist, because it is surely worth adding it to my collection.

I already shared a recipe for Kerala Curry from this book, and in a few days I will share the recipe for lukewarm couscous salad with sweet potatoes and lime.

Purchase links: Amazon
Other reviews: none yet
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