Vegan Cooking for Carnivores: Over 125 Recipes So Tasty You Won't Miss the Meat

Vegan Cooking for Carnivores: Over 125 Recipes So Tasty You Won't Miss the Meat


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Vegan Cooking for Carnivores: Over 125 Recipes So Tasty You Won't Miss the Meat by Roberto Martin

Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller that makes healthful, conscious cooking easy, from Ellen DeGeneres's personal chef.

Martin, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, explains, "What Ellen, Portia, and I learned together was that vegan food is no different than any other cuisine. Flavors that work in nonvegan meals work on vegan dishes just as well; you just have to rely less on the specific ingredients of a recipe and more on the technique....What I have done in this book is to gather recipes that anyone, carnivore, vegetarian, or vegan-would love."

Some of the standouts Martin has developed for Ellen and Portia include: Banana and Oatmeal Pancakes, Avocado Reuben, Red Beans and Rice, "Chick 'n' Pot Pie," and Chocolate Cheesecake. Featuring mouthwatering photographs by Quentin Bacon, this cookbook will appeal to die-hard carnivores and vegetarians alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609412418
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 253,817
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Roberto Martin grew up in a Mexican-American family of 15. While in college he worked in a restaurant, fell in love with cooking and attended the Culinary Institute of America. He became a personal chef to celebrities, and has focussed on nutrition and health. Now he cooks exclusively vegan meals for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. He appears frequently on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and on the show's website.

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Vegan Cooking for Carnivores: Over 125 Recipes So Tasty You Won't Miss the Meat 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
KatieGrrr More than 1 year ago
The inviting, easy to follow photos and little stories in this cookbook really draw you in and almost make you feel like you are reading a little biography, not just a cookbook. Most of the recipes are very approachable and take some of the fear out of trying something new. I felt like I was right in a warm friendly, delicious smelling kitchen with Roberto.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cookbook makes vegan cooking SIMPLE. I hate following recipes and quite frankly I suck at it. This book uses practical ingredients that you can find in any grocery store and techniques that are as simple as making a box of kraft mac n cheese. As if that isn't great enough, the food tastes phenomenal! Great taste, simple recipes...what more could you ask for?
J-Hawkins More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful jumping off point for someone looking to start cooking/eating vegan or vegetarian food. I'm using this book every week for "Meatless Mondays". My favorite recipes so far are the red beans and rice, and the veg sandwich. Make sure you read through the cooking intro, it gives you very good information that you don't find in other cookbooks, and at the end it gives you recipes on condiments and other little things (like making a milk substitute for vegans).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am soooooo glad I looked at this in the library before I spent any money on it. The recipes are all old and are found in many other vegan cookbooks. The author uses packaged supermarket faux meats to make a number of dishes. It's easy enough for a non-chef to buy a package of grain "chicken" and add a sauce. I expect some originality in a cookbook.
JamsJB More than 1 year ago
I'm just learning about Vegan cooking (and how to make it NOT taste like stereotypical tofu stuff) and this book ROCKS! I can't wait to make more of the recipes. Total success!
TulaneGirl More than 1 year ago
Wasn't that impressed with this cookbook. My main criticism is that it relies too much on faux meats, of which I'm not a fan. There are only about 5 recipes that are exclusively whole foods. Pretty disappointed. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recipes are not at all easy....or good for that matter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this cookbook. The recipes are perfect for vegans who are either cooking for non-vegans, craving soul food, or simply looking to recreate recipes that once seemed impossible to veganize. This book is a great collection of diverse recipes that are organized beautifully. The ingredients are reasonable and widely available, which is rare for a vegan cookbook. This is a great book for people who want to eat a kinder diet without quitting the traditional dishes they've grown to love.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The recipes varry from simple to sophisticated, but all seem designed to be particularly aqppealing without being overly complicated. That's what a good cookbook should have - unless it is designed to have pretensions toward sophisticated gastronomy. This is a great vegan cookbook for beginner or more experienced vegan cook (I've been at this for a bit over two years now so I consider myself beyond the beginner phase). If I want to I can go find a vegan recipe for a mayonase substitute, but I'd just as well prefer buying off the shelf. I may prefer to make my own vegan sour cream substitute, but not always. This book suggests the substitutes, and for many of us that's fine. there are other cookbooks that address the details of vegan substitutes. There is still a lot of creativity in Mr. Martin's vegan cooking!
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Great recipes!!! My husband didn't know half the time he was going meatless!! The only problem I have with the book - you can't download it to your tablet or computer which means I'm cooking using my nook - not usually a bad thing except the print is so small. Please make a version for the computer or tablet - I'm tired of typing all the recipes - kind of defeats the purpose of a Nook :)
JennieMcM More than 1 year ago
I pre-ordered this for my nook, and now it doesn't seem to be available on the nook. What gives?