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I bet you've noticed Allyson Kramer has a new xgfx release--Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats From Around the World. In case you didn't notice, this book has three important words in its title, Eats, Vegan and Gluten-Free, which automatically make me stand at full attention. OK, four words, whatever.
|Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats From Around the World by Allyson Kramer - published by Fair Winds Press.|
Don't miss the giveaway near the end of this review!
You wanna have a deep fry party? Allyson provides with Crispy Crunchy Basmati Rice Fritters, Colombian Empanadas and Falafel. You desire salad, soup, pasta and need both bread and pie? It's all in here. She even includes a salad wrap with my beloved rice paper, pho and a particularly eye-catching Australian Veggie Pie.
Loads of the recipes tempted me to take them for a wee spin, but I've been indulging a whole lot lately. So in a rare flash of practicality (it must be a genetic glitch), I decided to keep this review on the reserved side of the tracks. If that makes sense. So instead of throwing myself into the Fig Pastries and Chicken Fried Tempeh with Gravy, like I really wanted to, I played it cool and kept my bikini top on.
|You can see some of the recipes I made all fused together here: jerked tofu, frittata and salsa.|
- Veggie Frittata with Salsa Verde (fusion dish)
- Jamaican Jerk Tofu (Jamaica, duh!)
- Kale and Swiss Chard Salad with Toasted Pepitas (fusion dish).
|If you can't read this, then just sit back and enjoy this fading mani of mine. Just kidding, click it! |
Recipe shared with permission from Fair Winds Press.
|All massaged and raring to go.|
|Pretty frittata and tomatillo salsa (there's avocado in there!)|
|And up here, the kale salad and tofus. Again.|
❤ I love learning about new foods and cuisines, and this book has tons of recipes for dishes I've never heard of.
❤ I can eat all of the things.
❤ Each recipe tells you how much of each flour and starch you need. No commercial mixes are called for anywhere in the book and Allyson doesn't make her readers mix up a flour/starch combo to use (and thus store) for the cookbook.
❤ The book design is gorgeous, and many recipes include a full color photo taken by the author.
❤ There's a little bit of everything in here, including a recipe for jackfruit. I need more jackfruit in my life.
To win your own copy of this book, simply post a comment by midnight Pacific time on Monday, June 17th, 2013 (please make sure to leave some sort of way I can get in touch with you), and I'll draw a random winner. This giveaway is open worldwide, just like the recipes in the book. One earth!!
- Title: Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats From Around the World
- Author: Allyson Kramer
- Blog: Manifest Vegan
- Publisher: Fair Winds Press
- Photos: Lots of beautiful full color shots.
- Focus: Global XGFX
- 5 Recipes to Intrigue: Bambara Peanut Butter Rice Pudding, Roasted Tomato and Beet Bisque, Pasta Da Fornel, Fig Pastries, Fennel and Kale Cornbread and Banana Nepalese Pancakes with "Bacon."
- XGFXness: 100% XGFX
Disclaimer: I received a free review copy of this book, but no compensation or other gift in exchange for this review. The author Allyson Kramer, is my friend and colleague, and we share the website xgfx.org together. Uhuh.