This cookbook is perfect for those who enjoy hearty recipes that are not complicated to create. All the recipes are vegan and uses whole food ingredients (This book is a collection of different vegan chefs’ recipes.)
One of the best features of BenBellaBooks is that they put in a photo for every recipe. The images really draw you in and make you want to cook (or bake)! My mouth is watering right now from just looking at the pictures.
I’m going to share with you one of the delicious recipes from this book:
Quick Burgers (by Lindsay Nixon, author of Happy Herbivore series)
1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tsp granulated onion powder
1 tsp granulated garlic powder
1/3 cup instant oats
(You can even add other ingredients to this simple list such as corn, quinoa, green peas, etc. )
Preheat oven to 400F. In a mixing bowl, mash black beans with a fork until some beans are pureed. Stir in condiments and spices until well combined, then mix in oats. Divide into 4 portions and shape into patties. Back for 10 minutes on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper or foil with some oil on it. Then flip the burgers over and back for another 5 minutes. I like to bake them until they are crispy!
This is such a simple recipe yet it tastes better than the veggies burgers that are served at a vegan restaurants. I always find veggie burgers at restaurants very greasy (just dripping in oil!). I love to crumble these burgers on top of salad and add in other veggies like baby tomatoes, peppers, carrots, cilantro, etc. Then I sprinkle lemon juice, cayenne and sliced avocados for a perfect meal! This recipe is so versatile because you can replace black beans with other beans like garbanzo, black eyed peas, white beans, and red kidney beans!
I would suggest this book to people who just started adding in more vegan meals to their diet!