Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Another Look at the Conscious Cook

For quite some time I had been reading and hearing about what a great book the Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen was. Truth is, I had kind of put a moratorium on buying new cook books and I hadn't bought this one yet. Thankfully, Tami Noyes over at Vegan Appetite chose his book for two of our Vine and Dine cook alongs giving me my first taste of Tal Ronnen's talent.

I've only made three recipes from the book so far, and I have to say each one was very, very good! I love hard cover cook books, so I was pleased when this one came in a hard cover version. The publisher includes some beautiful pictures of the food. There is a very nice section giving a little information on becoming vegan and some banter from guest chefs. The recipes are easy to read and understand. He is all about Gardein, which I am on the fence about. But it is easy enough to substitute your own home made seitan and proteins. This one is definitely worth considering for your cook book collection. I'm sure excited it is part of mine! I look forward to making more yumminess from it soon. I have my eye on the free form pasta!!!

5 comments:

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Kim, try the stuffed peppers from Vegiterranean in that book-- so good. I'm definitely not a fan of gardein, but it's a great gateway food for meateaters.

celyn said...

I'm not a big fan of Gardein, but I really love Tal Ronnen's cookbook. Everything I make from it is delicious. Have you tried the celeriac soup? MMM.

Veg-In-Training said...

I haven't tried either of those. I will put them on my list!

Maggie Muggins said...

I’ve had that book for a nice while now and have only made 2 or recipes, for some reason I never think to try anything, same with Nonna’s Italian Kitchen. They’re both great books, just a bit more time consuming.

Veg-In-Training said...

I totally neglect Nonna's kitchen too. I don't know why.