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Omelets. French toast. Bacon. Brunch has always been about comfort, calories—and for vegans everywhere, a feast of foods they can't touch. Until now! Bestselling vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz unleashes her signature flair and ingenuity to give readers breakfast they won't find anywhere else, whether welcoming you from a late night on the town or waking you up for a mealOmelets. French toast. Bacon. Brunch has always been about comfort, calories—and for vegans everywhere, a feast of foods they can't touch. Until now! Bestselling vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz unleashes her signature flair and ingenuity to give readers breakfast they won't find anywhere else, whether welcoming you from a late night on the town or waking you up for a meal you won't want to forget.Recipes range from the classic (Pancakes and Waffles) to the inspired (Banana Rabanada) to the decadent (Pain au Chocolat) to the essential (Bloody Marys).The book also includes gluten-free and soy-free recipes. With over 75 recipes suitable for one or to wow a crowd, and gorgeous color photos throughout, Vegan Brunch is the ultimate cookbook for the most important meal of the day....

Title : Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For—From Asparagus Omelets to Pumpkin Pancakes
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ISBN : 9780738212722
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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For—From Asparagus Omelets to Pumpkin Pancakes Reviews

  • Melissa
    2019-06-13 19:16

    This is an amazing cookbook. It probably improved the lives of a great many vegans who enjoy attending brunch potlucks. It's incredibly fun to bring something like the Tempeh Sausage Pastry Puffs (p. 129) to an omnivorous brunch potluck and explode everyone's brain with it.This ain't health food, and it never claimed to be. I've never been one to consume fancy breakfasts in the morning--much more of the breakfast-for-dinner type--and this book is great for that. Tell me you don't want to eat the Classic Broccoli Quiche (p. 41) with some roasted potatoes and one of the many "sausage" recipes in the book. Don't lie, of course you do.But you shouldn't! This is a delicious book, but don't buy it if you don't want to be tempted to eat unhealthy comfort foods instead of really getting down with some veggies. However, if you want to kick breakfast's butt for realsies, you should get this book. I only make the pancakes from here. I love the gravy recipes at the end of it, the doing-tofu-up-like-eggs recipes at the beginning, and everything in the middle, including some things that are amazing for any meal, like Courico Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa. Yummmmz.I blog about vegan cooking: Food and Loathing in the Steel City

  • jess
    2019-06-04 11:14

    It's no secret that half the vegan universe drools over everything Isa Chandra Moskowitz touches - but there's good reason! This cookbook, once again, raises the bar for homemade vegan cooking, with singular emphasis on the most important meal of the day: brunch!!!!! Since my household is also part of the cult of Isa, we pre-ordered the book without absolutely no concerns or reservations as to the soundness of our investment. It arrived, and my wife & I held it between us, caressing it and staring into the souls of every photograph. Maybe we're into threesomes after all... is it cheating if it's a cookbook? There are vegan frittata and omelet recipes (I know, right?), a lot of soy-free options, and a detailed walk-thru for making your own fancy vegan breakfast seitan sausages. For my twenty seventh birthday, I was delightfully surprised with my own vegan brunch: chocolate beer waffles and the individual diner hash browns. We had some execution errors - the heat and greasiness of your waffle iron can make or break with vegan waffles, but the concept of chocolate and beer is worth the risk. The individual diner hash browns were perfect, and I am particular about my potatoes, but they also didn't want to leave the muffin pan & ended up looking squashed and wilted. The brunch turned out less-than-photographic, but so deeply delicious. While we have yet to cook straight through this book, it is mostly because we have been so busy buying a house, moving, harvesting an over-bountiful garden, and ushering the kid into his eighth grade year. I imagine that once our kitchen is unpacked and a semblance of normality returns, the pornographic vegan food wonders that lie in these pages will spill across our kitchen like a rushing springtime creek when the winter snow melts.

  • Lisa Vegan
    2019-05-30 18:29

    This is a wonderful cookbook. I love this cookbook author’s other three books too, and I’m excited about her upcoming fifth vegan cookies book. This fourth one is just as great as the first three. Her recipes always look wonderful but what’s best about this cookbook (as with her others) is that she’s entertaining and she’s funny also. This book is beautiful and stylish. The layout and colors are gorgeous. The photos of the food are mouthwatering. The recipes I most want to try (in approximate order) are the mushroom and spinach omelet (I still haven’t tried making the spinach and mushroom Zenmlet from Now and Zen’s 2nd cookbook, a dish I enjoyed in their restaurant many times), the curried cauliflower frittata, the classic broccoli quiche, the cinnamon rolls, the gingerbread waffles, the peanut butter waffles, the potato spinach squares, the jalapeño garlic grits, the pumpkin French toast, the samosa mashed potato pancakes, the baked cinnamon apples topping, and the chocolate drizzle topping, and her version of guacamole too. Yes, there are many, many more recipes. There are many vegan “meat” recipes included, for those who enjoy them; I do not like fake meats, but there was a plethora of recipes for those like me too.The cookbook is divided into sections: The Savory, The Sweet, The Sides, The Bread Basket, The Toppings, The Drinks.I want this cookbook author as a friend because I want to be one of her taste testers!Of course, I read this book just as I’ve decided to try to eat significantly healthier than I’ve done for the past over five years. One goal I have is to make one recipe dish (I don’t usually follow recipes) a week. This is one of the dozen or so vegan/vegetarian cookbooks I’ll use if I actually follow through with this plan.

  • Laurie
    2019-06-06 17:05

    As with most recipes I've tried of Isa Chandra's nothing has been disappointing. Here's what I've tried so far:~Mushroom & Spinach Tofu Omelet (time-consuming and a bit frustrating but totally worth it)~Mushroom Scrambled Tofu~Basic Scrambled Tofu (w/ lots of nutritional yeast; excellent & easy-peasy side dish)~Basic Scrambled Tempeh~Pesto Scrambled Tofu w/ Grape Tomatoes (I cheated & added some fresh mozzerella; it was amazing)~Buckwheat Pancakes (fluffy & delicious, not dry at all like the buckwheat mix I had been using)~Paprika Rosemary Roasted Potatoes~Jalapeno Garlic Grits~Tempeh Bacon Revamped~Sauteed Collards & Sausages (I cheated & used Tofurky sausages, but I really look forward to making my own)~Roasted Portabellos~Navy Bean Gravy (very Yum!)~Cheesy Sauce I love that there are tons of recipes in this book, more than 175. I also like the fact there are so many easy side dishes. I look forward to delving into the Bread Basket recipes as Autumn returns.Oh, and I had all of these dishes at dinnertime. :)

  • Virginia Messina
    2019-06-12 11:04

    I bought this cookbook after coming across a number of its recipes on the web. It is fantastic! The very best thing about it is that the author introduced me to "black salt" (which is actually pink), known as Kala Namak, which smells and tastes exactly like hard boiled egg yolks. If the only things in this book had been the tip about black salt and the recipe for omelots (using chickpea flour, tofu, black salt, and a bunch of other things) it would have been worth the price. But it has a whole bunch of other wonderful recipes, too, including Chocolate Beer Waffles, Brazilian French Toast, and Fennel Breakfast Risotto. And the preambles to the recipes are delightfully snarky and funny. What more could you want?

  • Sps
    2019-06-03 15:17

    Read previously, but borrowed again to make new things (chocolate beer waffles with cashew cream), remind myself of old (sesame-yam scramble), invent variations on favorites (basic scrambled tempeh & roasted squash), or look at the pictures and think about how I want to make them for certain people on a lazy morning (crepes with lemon-berry filling).

  • Emily
    2019-06-07 19:06

    Like all of Isa Chandra Moscowitz's books, this one has quickly moved to the top of my list of favorite cookbooks. I find her to be one of the most reliable cookbook authors around -- I'm rarely disappointed when I use one of her recipes. Many of the recipes in this book make good lunches and dinners too -- not just brunch. My favorite ones so far include the Chesapeake tempeh cakes and the cauliflower and red pepper quiche.

  • melissa
    2019-06-22 13:29

    Even though I am no longer vegan and I will eat anything that swims, walks, crawls, flies, slithers, stumbles, or flat out flops onto a plate in front of me (SORRY VEGANS) I love, love, LOVE Isa Chandra Moskowitz and every book she puts her name on. The woman is that good. I heavily anticipate this release. I promise not to make bacon with any of my vegan brunches.

  • Kelly
    2019-05-29 13:22

    I haven't yet gotten around to reviewing this cookbook - but you can see some of the dishes I've made from Vegan Brunch here:

  • Morgan
    2019-06-08 18:02

    Thanks to Susan for recommending this one! Great stuff. ETA: Made the Coffee Chip Muffins this morning. Delish!

  • Martha Smith
    2019-06-09 17:16

    I found 3 or 4 recipes. All the rest contained foods I am allergic to or am avoiding for other health reasons. But I wish I could eat her waffles.

  • Sherry
    2019-05-26 14:25

    Another vegan favorite!

  • Justin
    2019-05-27 15:26

    Good, not great. Not as awful as Thug Kitchen. But after a year with this book I can't think of a single stand out recipe, and the ones that simply don't work outnumber those that do. Her pancake recipe for example will turn into a runny mess so I hope you like pseudocrêpes instead. You'll have to add more flour and use even less milk if you want fluffy pancakes.If you want a good Vegan recipe book, find the one by Americas Test Kitchen.

  • Amy
    2019-06-26 13:24

    I'm convinced that Isa has magical abilities. Here is yet another book where her recipes are out of this world!

  • Jessica
    2019-06-22 17:20

    All in all, this is a great cookbook that's accessible to beginning cooks and people new to the vegan lifestyle. While it's not as diverse as Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook, there's a lot going on in these pages. Here are my takes the first five recipes I've tried:Italian feast sausages: It's worth buying this book for this recipe alone, which is an easy technique to make sausage. I subbed extra vegetable broth and salt for the soy sauce to make it soy-free, and it was great, with the perfect amount of spice. Not only was it as tasty as Gimme Lean or the other commercial vegan sausages (and far cheaper), but now that I have the technique down, I will be making endless variations. I can't wait to add some liquid smoke next time!Polenta rancheros: Jeff said this is essentially a chili recipe, and he's right, but it's a yummy one, and one that works particularly well at brunch. People in the DC area could easily imagine this dish on the vegan menu at Asylum, especially if it were topped with an obscene amount of Follow Your Heart cheese.Banana rabanada (Brazilian French toast): This is one of those variation-on-a-theme recipes that make Isa Chandra Moskowitz so popular. You can't go wrong with French toast -- stale bread soaked in a sweet liquid and fried on the stovetop -- and this version was yummy and easy. I particularly liked the instruction to top with both cinnamon and cocoa.Classic brocolli quiche: I've always made the brocolli quiche from the Compassionate Cook: Please Don't Eat the Animals, and this is essentially the same concept, except that it uses a combination of cashews and tofu for the filling, instructs the cook to mince the brocolli smaller, and adds the turmeric to the sauteed vegetables instead of directly to the tofu-cashew mixture. I liked the texture a lot, presumably from the addition of cashews, but the seasonings were a little simple for my taste. Maybe I'll add some fresh basil next time.Whole wheat herbed biscuits: Drop biscuits are easy, and these were no exception. I liked how the whole wheat pastry flour came out. These were good but a little boring with margarine; next time I'll step it up and make some gravy.

  • Kat
    2019-05-29 17:23

    I love this cookbook!!! Isa reigns supreme yet again with her appealing, easy-to-follow recipes for what is typically the most non-vegan meal of the day. As long as you and your friends & family are willing to make it all on a lazy late-morning Sunday, you will never miss out again on omelets, french toast, quiche, pancakes, tasty sides, pastries, etc etc. Add some OJ, coffee, conversation, and good tunes, and you are in brunchy heaven from construction to consumption, my friend. The recipe for the Chelsea Waffles alone is worth its weight in gold (slathered in maple syrup). They are now my weekend ritual, and when my in-laws stayed with us, they loved the waffles so much that my mother-in-law now owns the book. Mind you, these are meat-loving folks from Maine, and this is now their first vegan cookbook. I LOVE when non-vegans enjoy vegan food enough to realize that it is not all bland hippie tree bark, and that it can be incorporated into anyone's diet, even just in small amounts. Three cheers for Vegan Brunch!

  • Lauren
    2019-06-12 11:24

    After making seven recipes from this book, I now feel that I can rate it accordingly. Honestly, I think 4.5 stars is closer to how I feel, but I am generous and tend to round up. Breakfast has always been a favorite meal of mine, and brunch is a brilliant invention. I loved the variety of dishes in this book. Many of them are perfectly suitable for dinners as well (frittatas, quiches, roasted veggies, etc.) The stuffed poblano peppers were a favorite for dinner. I made the zucchini spelt muffins, the jalapeno grits, the pumpkin pancakes, the "Red Flannel" hash, the dill frittata, the tomato rosemary scones, and the aforementioned stuffed peppers. The pancakes did not set as well as hoped, so they were a bit more like pumpkin bread pudding in a bowl with some blueberries and maple syrup, but they were still delicious... and all of the others were quite good too. The variety of tastes - sweet, savory, juices/smoothies, biscuits, etc. - really made this book a winner.

  • Kate Lawrence
    2019-06-15 19:24

    Race you to the kitchen! Isa continues to turn out terrific vegan cookbooks, and I've barely begun to scratch the surface of Veganomicon, not to mention her fabulous Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. She believes brunch is an ideal meal for sharing with family and friends. Vegan Brunch gives great ideas with just enough hand-holding for beginners, but enough challenge for experienced cooks as well. I prepared one of the dishes, Tofu Scramble, for breakfast at a recent family reunion, where it was a hit. Tofu Scramble is basic, but Isa shows how to prepare it perfectly, seasoned just right, and adds options for variations. I decided to prepare the seasoning mix beforehand and take it with me on the plane. I got pulled aside by a security agent, who said that, on the computer monitor, my container of powdered spices looked like a liquid, which is forbidden to carry on, of course. Added a little drama to the trip.

  • Gina
    2019-06-24 17:19

    Tomato Rosemary Scones: Very, very good. I'd like to substitute a little wheat flour in for all purpose next time. Polenta Rancheros: Delicious. The polenta is especially good using vegetable broth for the cooking water. I recommend Rapunzel Organ Vegan Vegetable Bouillon with Sea Salt and Herbs. I could eat one of those cubes all by itself. Two issues I had: (1)The tomato sauce/onion mixture is not runny enough to use an immersion blender in the pot unless you have a very deep pot and a lot of time. After it threw specks out all over the walls, I switched to a regular blender. (2)The proportions seem a little weird. I had lots of polenta left over and few beans. Next time I'll either eat a lot more polenta or make less.

  • Oswego Public Library District
    2019-06-04 18:20

    Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s cookbook Vegan Brunch is a must for anyone who loves breakfast foods! Check this out if you’re looking for a classic meal like French toast, pancakes, waffles, and hash browns with a delicious vegan twist. Large, colorful photographs accompany many of the recipes. Ingredients are grocery store friendly, and Moskowitz includes variations for recipes and helpful kitchen tips. Moskowitz is an award winning chef and runs a cooking blog called The Post Punk Kitchen. -JMClick here to place Vegan Brunch on hold.

  • Lauren
    2019-06-05 14:07

    All the recipes I have made out of this book have been delicious:*Chocolate Beer Waffles (I was questionable at first, but the flavor that comes out of this is amazing. I used Budweiser because that's was was around. Absolutely delicious. Just mix until combined and DON'T overmix or they will come out a bit flat. Also, right after they are mixed, IMMEDIATELY use them in the waffle maker.)*Scrambled Tofu (Actually, I prefer this to regular eggs :o)*Pumpkin Waffles (Another yummy waffle)*Tempeh (I belive it was smoked. The first time I ever made it with soy sauce and it was great!! It didn't last long with my family eating it all up, lol)Plus, Isa sprinkles tips and tricks throughout and the book is colorful.

  • Rachel
    2019-06-26 13:07

    I really rather liked this Vegan Brunch cookbook, more than I thought I would given that most brunch recipes are heavy in eggs and cow's milk. Honestly though, I'm pretty sure there is nothing that Moskowitz can't make look awesome. I've really enjoyed her other cookbooks as well. There were scrumptious recipes that I wanted to try like Pumpkin Pancakes and Gingerbread Waffles, as well as savory treats like the Potato Spinach Squares. She even managed to make tempeh sound good in the Tempeh Sausage Puff Pastry with the Navy Bean Gravy. Well worth looking at for people who want to add some fun egg and dairy-less recipes to their repertoire. 4 stars.

  • Jenn
    2019-06-21 14:13

    I have been starting to use some of the recipes in this cookbook and quickly realize - the proportions are intended for a hosted brunch - not for breakfast for two! The "Banana Rabanada" (Brasilian style french toast) turned out to be enough for at least four people - so I might cut down the recipe next time. The frittata recipes are great - as are the scone recipes. I really am having a lot of fun with this cookbook - esp as a way to share my passion with a friend who loves food but who doesn't cook much or know what to cook "vegan" - the book is written well and the pages and recipes are laid out in a very easy to read/digest format.

  • Anne Holcomb
    2019-06-11 19:19

    This cookbook shows that brunch is the best meal of the day for a vegan diet! The inclusion of a vegan quiche recipe will save the day for our annual new years' brunch, I've been trying to find a good vegan quiche recipe for a few years. Also, the tofu benedict recipe is delicious. While this cookbook uses some ingredients that may be unfamiliar to those who don't spend a lot of time in health food stores, Moskowitz provides wonderfully detailed explanations of what the ingredients are and how to use them. A great addition to your cookbook and recipe library whether you want to eat vegan, vegetarian, don't like eggs, or just want to try some different things for brunch!

  • Samantha Arias
    2019-05-27 13:19

    This is a book that will shut everyone I know's faces. I am the only vegan and vegetarian I know. All I ever hear is talk about me only eating salads or chopped veggie platters with dip. I make these dishes, take pictures of them and send it to everyone to make them jealous. Not to mention serve them up to people when ever I can. I love all of Isa's cookbooks. Have them all. I really love the fact that this isn't a "healthy" vegan breakfast book. To me brunch is supposed to be far from anything diet. It's supposed to be a non-stop feast till you roll back in bed due to a food coma. I truly recommend this cookbook for all vegans!

  • Alex
    2019-05-31 18:22

    I was waiting for this for so long! My local library (like most libraries) takes a while to get things into circulation. I had the first hold & used it well.The recipes here are insane & delicious. Definitely a good cookbook to lend to your non-vegan friends to convince them that vegans eat more than mixed vegetables. The chocolate-beer pancakes/waffles are among my faves from Vegan Brunch.Pick this up not only for easy-to-follow recipes, but brunch inspiration & tips on how to host a successful brunch. A++.

  • Susie
    2019-06-22 13:10

    I checked out this book for the pancake & waffle recipes. Sunday is big breakfast day at my house and if we're doing this vegan thing for lent we're going to need some good breakfast recipes! I saw some reviews with pictures that make the other recipes more enticing than they are in the book. There is something kind of lacking about the presentation of the recipes. Update:Made the pumpkin pancake recipe today and I could not get the inside of the pancakes to cook. I tried higher and lower temps, smaller and larger batter amounts, waited forever to flip...nothing worked.

  • Nim
    2019-06-18 18:14

    I'm not much of a brunch person. I love eating it- I hate making it. I'm pretty much a zombie in the mornings, but I have made almost 10 recipes from this so far (just not for brunch), and they were delicious. The Coffee-Chip muffins in particular were an instant favorite for me and all the omnis whom devoured them at the potluck I took them to. The sausages are brilliant and a game changer; not to mention money saver as I don't need to buy field roast when I have a hankering anymore, and so versatile!

  • Laura
    2019-06-14 16:29

    I never thought I would read, much less like, a vegan cookbook. I got mine from the library when I wanted to find some dairy-free recipes at the suggestion of my new baby's doctor. This cookbook rocks! Everything looks so good and I've made several items from it. I recommend the Chelsea waffles and the chorizo sausage. I'm sad I have to return this book to my library since there's more recipes I want to try. Guess that means I'm gonna be buying my own copy!

  • Grace
    2019-06-01 19:05

    So far I've just made 3 recipes from this: swiss chard frittata, and crepes and berry sauce. The crepes were amazing (despite my lack of skills in cooking them), especially since I haven't had them for at least the 8 years I've been vegan and probably awhile before that. So far the only issue I've had is that what I consider medium hot is apparently hotter than what Isa does, so I keep almost burning things, but now that I've realized this hopefully it won't be a problem.