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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.