Veganmofo 2009 – Refresh

This is another book I really want to like but find it difficult to get inspired about any of the recipes. It’s nicely published with a few pictures and a sensible layout. The main thing I don’t like is the small amount of main courses. If you’ve read all my reviews you’ll know that the main courses are always the first things I look for, and I like a decent percentage of the book to be dedicated to themMy main complaint about this book is the amount of the book that’s dedicated to juices, smoothies and other drinks. It’s probably about a third of the book! Like all my reviews, it’s only personal, but for me that’s way too large a percentage – I make smoothies most days but I only need a few ideas not a third of a book.

Having said that, the rice bowls look like a great idea and some of the sandwiches look tasty too. One of the first recipes in the book is for dosas – probably my favourite food in the entire world. I’m interested to try it but it certainly bears no resemblance to any Indian dosa recipe I’ve ever seen or used.

I know lots of you will have made recipes from this book, I know I’ve seen the rice bowls on a few blogs, so please let me know what to try!


4 thoughts on “Veganmofo 2009 – Refresh

  1. Hi, girl! I really like the marinated tofu (tamari, water, maybe oil?)–I use extra firm tofu. The rice bowls are awesome. I especially like the one with nori and tahini sauce.

  2. Did you read the preface/intro to the book? It’s based on the menu of a few restaurants in Toronto. The juice and smoothies are a big item there.

    As far as lack of mains, that’s what they serve there — mostly rice bowls, some noodle bowls, big salads, sandwiches and soups. Basically, that *is* the menu there so I’m not really sure what more you expect.

    The dosa recipe, while not traditional, is still delicious as are the sandwiches, soups and rice bowls. The buddha bowl has been a long standing favourite of mine.

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