My Sweet Vegan: Passionate about Dessert

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Do words such as creamy, luscious, and decadent sound like impossibilities without the use of eggs and dairy? Would you love to find delicious desserts that are worthy of serving to all guests? Well look no further, as this full-color cookbook will satisfy any sweet tooth, and leave people asking, Are you sure this is vegan?

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Overview

Do words such as creamy, luscious, and decadent sound like impossibilities without the use of eggs and dairy? Would you love to find delicious desserts that are worthy of serving to all guests? Well look no further, as this full-color cookbook will satisfy any sweet tooth, and leave people asking, Are you sure this is vegan?

My Sweet Vegan is a truly amazing collection of original recipes produced and photographed by Hannah Kaminsky. Enticing people into the kitchen, Hannah displays a wide array of desserts, including her:

Triple Threat Chocolate Cheese Cake
Coconut Crème Pie
Golden Glazed Donuts
Orange Dreamsicle Snack Cake
Butterscotch Blondies
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
Brilliant Berry Parfaits
Pumpkin Toffee Trifle
Award-Winning Mocha Devastation Cake

Insisting that her creations must have the potential to impress all taste buds, every recipe has been taste-tested and approved by both vegans and non-vegans alike. For ease in preparation, each recipe includes simple, well-detailed instructions and a photo representing the actual finished product. So go ahead and enjoy a thick slice of Silken Chocolate Mousse Cake, everyone deserves a little indulgence now and then!
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What People Are Saying

Cathe Olson
"Hannah Kaminsky is an original new voice in vegan baking. Her desserts are creative and different without being intimidating. You won't be able to make just one of her delicious recipes."--(Cathe Olson, author of The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook and Simply Natural Baby Food)
Deborah Madison
"I do have an innate fondness for butter and cheese, having begun my life on a dairy farm, but that doesn't get in the way of my affection for Hannah Kaminsky's book, My Sweet Vegan. She has such a light hearted, funny and cheerful approach (instead of a scolding one) it's impossible not to find oneself interested in these delicious recipes."--(Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone)
Dreena Burton
"Taking vegan sweets from ordinary to extraordinary, Hannah Kaminsky surely is One Sweet Vegan! Hannah shows her boundless creativity, dishing up exciting flavor combinations in baked goods and desserts that will delight vegans and non-vegans alike. Get your sweet tooth ready, it's in for a treat!"--(Dreena Burton, best-selling author of Vive Le Vegan!, The Everyday Vegan, and Eat, Drink and Be Vegan)
Jennifer McCann
"Filled with scrumptious photographs and unique and imaginative recipes, My Sweet Vegan is perfect for anyone with a passion for baking (and eating!) desserts. This book is guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning of sweet tooth, vegan or not!"--(Jennifer McCann, author of Vegan Lunch Box)
Julie Hasson
"My Sweet Vegan is a triumphant inspiration! Anyone with a sweet tooth will instantly fall in love with these scrumptious desserts. This is a must-have book for dessert lovers everywhere."--(Julie Hasson, vegan chef and author of 300 Best Chocolate Recipes)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979128615
  • Publisher: Fleming Marrs Inc
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Hannah Kaminsky began experimenting in the kitchen at a very young age, as nothing pleased her more than the smiles she received from sharing a homemade dessert. Before long, her passion for vegan baking took hold, propelling her ideas and results to the next level. By her senior year in high school, Hannah was producing award-winning sweets. My Sweet Vegan is a delicious culmination of Hannah s most sought-after treats, each created, tested, and photographed by Hannah herself. Crossing two milestones with one giant leap, Hannah placed the finishing touches on this incredible cookbook just as she was preparing to enter her first year in University. While her culinary talents are nothing short of amazing, Hannah is constantly busy with a diverse range of projects. Not a day passes where she is not testing new recipes, staging a photo, writing a short story, or breaking out her knitting needles.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    Picture Perfect!

    If it¿s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then My Sweet Vegan may end up being the wordiest cookbook ever. Eighteen year-old Hannah Kaminsky, is both author and photographer of this creative dessert-lover¿s tome. The photographs alone could be the makings for a monthly desserts calendar. The only problem would be selecting only twelve of the over seventy mouth-watering photos. Hannah¿s goal was to create original recipes sure to please any palate, not just those of vegans. To that end, she includes a Food Allergy Index so that those with special dietary needs can find a recipe at a glance. Whether you¿re gluten-free, wheat-free, peanut-free, tree-nut free, or soy-free, there is a recipe for you. The Table of Contents 'which reads more like a Recipe Index' includes Sweet Starts 'such as Sweet and Simple French Toast, Golden Glazed Donuts, Power Hungry Granola', Cookies and Bars 'such as Apricot Biscotti, Butterscotch Blondies, Whoopie Pies', Cakes and Cupcakes 'such as Chai ¿Cheese¿ Cake, Pomegranate Ginger Cupcakes, Pina Colada Mini-Bundts,' Pies and Tarts 'such as Baklava Tart, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie, Coconut Custard Pie', and Miscellaneous Morsels and Desserts 'such as Matzah Toffee, Green Tea Freezer Pops, Five-Minute Coconut Fudge'. Most of the ingredients are easy to come by and some of the more obscure ingredients like Matcha Powder, and Black Cocoa Powder are listed in the four-page Ingredients Guide. A few of the recipes call for corn syrup which I would replace with healthier brown rice syrup, and vegetable shortening which some might confuse with Crisco instead of non-hydrogenated shortening, which I believe is what Hannah means to suggest. As she completes her freshman year in college 'and gives new meaning to the word ¿sweet¿ mate', Hannah joins ranks with some of the more formidable, seasoned vegan dessert cookbook authors age notwithstanding, Hannah holds her own in this category. My Sweet Vegan is a fresh approach to baking and is sure to satisfy the sweet tooth of vegans and non-vegans alike. Be sure to check out Hannah¿s comprehensive blog at bittersweetblog.wordpress.com also mysweetvegan.com and godairyfree.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2008

    The sweetest vegan cookbook I have read...

    I am not a vegan, but bake vegan for my children. I bake and cook daily, so when this cookbook was coming out, I had to have it. So the book arrived 3 days for xmas, just in time for the holiday baking. I made the fudge, crumbled brownie and the butterscotch blondes. Lets just say there were only crumbs left on the plate. The children were peaking around looking for more fudge. The color photos were simply brilliant. The recipes were easy to read and follow and the outcome of the baked goods was fantastic. I plan on making next the icebox cheesecake. Oooh, the cookies and crème pound cake, I know my little tots will love. By far this was the best vegan cookbook I have read and was fortunate enough to get my hands on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2008

    beautiful cookbook, delicious recipes

    I was so delighted when this cookbook finally arrived. It made a fantastic first impression with a nice easy to follow format, one recipe per page and a beautiful photo with every single recipe. It is nice to know what the finished product should look like! It really is a gorgeous cookbook too, far exceeding my expectations for the price. I was elated when flipping through My Sweet Vegan to discover that the author didn't use egg replacers at all, unlike so many of the vegan cookbooks and recipes out there. She really went out of her way to create original recipes from scratch. So far we have tried the Nut Case Cookies, Pomegranate Ginger Cupcakes, Crumb-Topped Brownies, and Silken Chocolate Mousse Cake, and all were fantastic! It was the first time I had ever made desserts that turned out looking exactly like the pictures. I felt like a total pastry chef. Even my very non-vegan family raved about the results. I am going to make the 'Cheese' Cake Thumbprint Cookies and the Apricot Biscotti 'gluten-free!' for some friends coming over this weekend. The food allergy index in the back is very cool. I was quickly able to find a gluten-free recipe to make for one of my friends without a problem. Our household doesn't do dairy, so I have been experimenting with vegan baking lately. This is by far the best and most appealing resource I have found.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Perfect for Holiday baking

    The Chai Cheesecake was decadent. I made it for a birthday party and only my kids knew it was vegan. Not a crumb was left on the plate !
    I also made the raspberry cupcakes.Having the cookbook on the nook was very convenient when shopping for ingredients.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2011

    good

    tasts as good as it look! -yummes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2008

    Thank you

    I enjoy trying diffeent recipes that my 5 year old grandson can eat. He is allergic to many foods. This book has several recipes that fit his special diet. They are delicious and Brennan and I can enjoy ourselves with other members of the family at dessert time. So, thank you very much!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2008

    Baking-challenged? No problem!

    Just so you know, historically I have proven to be a pretty good cook but a pretty bad baker. I love the freedom I have when I am about to 'create' a meal. That feeling quickly turns to dread when I hear either the word 'bake' or 'dessert'. I got tired of running from the dread and tired of preparing meals with no happy ending - What? No dessert? What is WRONG with you? I ordered this book because all of the pictures made it look so easy. I also ordered this book because we are exploring the Vegan, non-dairy diet. I was more than a little afraid, but I did not need to worry. I had no trouble locating the ingredients (a lot of them were new to me) and I had my husband select a desert. Great ... he selected one that appeared more complex than the rest ... figures! Well, I am happy to report, that I made the 'Cheese' Cake Thumbprint Cookies and they were GRRREAT! We are both really big cheese fans too and they tasted incredible, I was truly expecting to miss the cheese. This is a great little book ... right down to the size, the solid construction and the front and back flaps that keep your place. I am pretty rough on cookbooks so I take care to be gentle with them but with this one I don't have to worry about. Hope this helps! Take care and Happy Baking! Barbara ')

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2007

    A reviewer

    don't even think of trying to resist the urge of putting your apron on once you've peeked inside that book: it would be absolutely futile. every incredibly creative and tantalizing recipe is backed up with a picture [taken by the author herself!] to show you what you can expect. could it get better than that? I think not! now excuse me, I have some baking to do...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2007

    A Keeper

    I simply could not put it down. From breakfast to desserts, cookie and cakes, I want to make them all!! I am not a vegan but appreciate the work the author put into every morsels. We had cake tonight...no eggs...no butter...and it was delicious! Each recipe is introduced with words and wit coming from her heart.

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