Herbivoracious Cookbook Review and Giveaway [ENDED]


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Earlier this month vegetarian food blogger Michael Natkin release his Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes cookbook. I was happy to receive a copy of the cookbook to review. I personally follow a mostly vegetarian diet, so I was definitely thrilled to see the kinds of recipes the book had to offer.
Browsing through, the cookbook is filled with 150 recipes and lots of colorful photos. There’s main courses, appetizers and sides, soups and salads, sandwiches, pasta and noodle dishes, breakfast, and desserts. There’s even a chapter on sauces, condiments and just basic stuff. It’s got recipes for things like vinaigrette, harissa oil, and even a vegetarian nuoc cham. There’s also a recipe for grilled pineapple salsa, which sounds pretty awesome to me. Most of the recipes in the book are lacto-ovo vegetarian, but there’s a handful that are vegan and/or gluten-free or can be easily modified to fit a stricter vegetarian diet. The types of recipes are also quite diverse and you can definitely see the influences from Mediterranean, Southeast Asia and various cuisines. Natkin also includes a little background on the dishes and comments for each recipe.

Here’s a few of the recipes that caught my attention and I’m looking forward to trying out. There’s brussels sprouts and apple hash, kimchi stew with shiitake and daikon, shiitake tacos with asian pear slaw, chickpea fritters, and quinoa cakes.

There’s section with notes about the ingredient used in the recipes in the book and he also provides some tips on how to buy and work with them. There’s also notes on handy cooking equipment to have around. This vegetarian cookbook could probably easily appeal to the average omnivore. Best part, there’s no imitation meat products used in the book. There’s tofu in its simplest form and most of the ingredients used can be easily found.

Check out some of the sample recipes: Vietnamese caramel cooked tofu, roasted purple cauliflower with sherry vinaigrette, and zabaglione with roasted plums.

Well if this cookbook interests you, here’s a chance to win your own copy of Herbivoracious, courtesy of Harvard Common Press.
To enter the giveaway:

  • Leave a comment below and share one of your favorite vegetarian dishes.

Giveaway ends Monday, June 11th at 11:59pm EST and a winner will be randomly selected shortly after.

Disclaimer: The cookbook was provided to me for review by Havard Common Press. This is a sponsored giveaway. No other compensation was received for this post. The post was written by LookyTasty and all opinions expressed are solely mine.

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  1. Kim Bee

    May 31, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    This looks like a great cookbook. I did a nut roast once and it was incredible. I also adore meatless pasta bakes.

  2. Chris and Amy

    June 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

    We love vegetarian soups. Black bean soup, sweet potato chowder, lentils, delish!

  3. Chris and Amy

    June 1, 2012 at 10:49 am

    We love vegetarian soups – sweet potato chowders, lentil soup, black bean soup…delish!

  4. Rachel Higgs

    June 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I love to make homemade Larabars. Dates, Nuts, agave equals delicious

  5. Keely B

    June 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    My favorite vegetarian recipe is roasted zucchini, onions, and garlic with melted cheese. A great lunch/dinner

  6. Claire McKeon

    June 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I love making black bean soup with chipolte! Yum! Fresh cilantro and a little greek yogurt on top, oh my!

  7. Shannon Baas

    June 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I love veggie lasagna.

  8. Heather Turner

    June 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    soba noodle salad

  9. christal c

    June 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    The only thing vegan I can cook is veggie soup

  10. Katie R

    June 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I love three bean chili and falafel

  11. Kathlean Owens

    June 7, 2012 at 3:28 am

    I love Zucchini/Squash Lasagna! (No noodles either!)

  12. Lori Hart

    June 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I make a tomato zuchini bake that is light and delicious!

  13. Serena Powell

    June 8, 2012 at 1:59 am

    This book looks amazing!

    I love Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts as seen here

  14. Tamar

    June 8, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I have been eating a lot of roasted vegetables which is new to me!!!

  15. Renee G

    June 10, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I love make black bean and rice enchiladas

  16. Danielle K

    June 10, 2012 at 7:46 am

    My favorite is chipotle sweet potato soup!

  17. Kerrie

    June 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I love love LOVE cooking! You should see my cookbook collection already! This cookbook looks like it’ll be a great addition.

    My favourite vegetarian dish right now is Greek Pita Pizzas

  18. Lana Bradstream

    June 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I love mushroom, artichoke lasagna!

  19. Christine

    June 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    love veggie lasagna

  20. brandy c

    June 11, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I made this last night and thought it was great: Mexican lasagna!


  21. Judy

    June 11, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Mushroom tortellini with pesto!

  22. Patrice

    June 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    African peanut soup is my favorite vegetarian dish!

  23. Sand

    June 11, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I love spicy lentil soup.

  24. brian e.

    June 11, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway…we love lentil soup loaded with spinach, carrots, onion, & garlic !

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