“Gives vegans the option of choosing exotic and extraordinary recipes for special dinner preparations or simpler yet imaginative creations for day-to-day meal planning. Whether you're looking for everyday vegan fare or exquisite vegan dining, Tienzo serves it up with culinary flair!” —Dreena Burton, author, Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan
“Every time I look at glossy food photography, I think of Joy's cookbook and how she's already managed a stellar vegan version of it. Veganism discovers its abundance in here.” —Dino Sarma, author, Alternative Vegan
"This book is a treasure trove of recipes and culinary insights from around the world. If you'd like to radically expand your vegan repertoire, Cook, Eat, Thrive is the book for you." —www.WorldPeaceDiet.org
"Readers tired of novelty or single-subject vegan cookbooks will appreciate this balanced collection, which provides menus for many occasions (e.g., Kid-Friendly Dinner; French Bistro Supper; Vegan Wedding Fare)." —Library Journal (June 15, 2012)
"I found this cookbook to be user-friendly. Many of the recipes are fairly basic while others allow home cooks to expand their culinary wings and take flight." —www.TucsonCitizen.com
"First-time cookbook author Joy Tienzo makes the process of enjoying food blissfully simple with Cook, Eat, Thrive. Fingers crossed for a second course (and by 'course,' we definitely mean book!)." —VegNews (July 2012)
"This is a simple, basic, yet excellent vegan cookbook without unnecessary fluff and filling. This book is about creating global dishes while eating locally." —City Book Review (August 2012)
Blogger, traveler, and pastry cook Tienzo's (joytienzo.com) approach to veganism ditches fake cheese and other imitation products in favor of natural ingredients such as nuts, seeds, and seaweed. The "Chèvre" in her Red Pepper-Chèvre Frittata is made from pureed raw cashews, agar flakes, and tahini. Likewise, her desserts are refreshingly free of strange-sounding egg and dairy replacements. For readers with special diets, there are symbols identifying raw, low fat, soy-free, and wheat-free recipes. VERDICT Readers tired of novelty or single-subject vegan cookbooks will appreciate this balanced collection, which provides menus for many occasions (e.g., Kid-Friendly Dinner; French Bistro Supper; Vegan Wedding Fare).