Today, I am pleased to bring you MORE Vegan Blog’s first ever Cookbook Review! Woo hoo!
The first thing you might be thinking is…hmm…that cow looks awfully familiar. If so, it’s probably because like me and many other vegetarians out there, you’ve relied on happycow.net to find vegan and vegetarian friendly food options in the cities you’ve lived or visited. It’s an invaluable resource and now they’ve come out with a cookbook that will allow you to recreate some of the best dishes from some of the best vegan restaurants around the world!
When I received my copy in the mail and skimmed the table of contents, I was thrilled to see two restaurants that I know and love: Luna’s Living Kitchen (Charlotte, NC) and Counter Culture (Austin, TX). It’s always so exciting to see a local favorite get recognized for its awesomeness. The recipes from Luna’s Living Kitchen take raw food to a level of delicious I didn’t know was possible with Gaia’s Treasure, a veggie-packed “stir fry,” and Swiss Bircher Muesli, a fruity, oaty breakfast dish. While Luna’s Living Kitchen is famous for its raw food, Counter Culture is renowned for its vegan comfort food and features recipes for Pasta with Pumpkin Curry Sauce and Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding. Yummy!
As you can tell just from the inclusion of Luna’s and Counter Culture, The HappyCow Cookbook has done a tremendous job of bringing together vegan restaurants of all types and including recipes from appetizers to sandwiches to main courses to desserts. There is truly something that will appeal to every vegan’s tastes! On top of the fantastic variety, each recipe includes a mouthwatering photo and each restaurant includes an interview with its owner.
Thank you, HappyCow Cookbook for making it possible to take a vegan restaurant tour from the comfort of my own kitchen!…