The VB6 Cookbook: More Than 350 Recipes for Healthy Vegan Meals All Day and Delicious Flexitarian Dinners at Night by Mark Bittman

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  • Gingery winter stew

    • jaelsne on February 23, 2015

      My husband loved this dish. I thought the ginger taste was a bit strong. I may try it again with less ginger.

  • Strawberry balsamic smoothie

    • TrishaCP on June 08, 2020

      I used cashew milk and got a nice consistency. The balsamic vinegar added a nice punch.

  • Fully loaded bean burritos

    • mharriman on August 05, 2019

      I should have known from the ingredient list that this recipe, although very healthy, produces a dry burrito. We put guacamole in it and salsa over it, but it was still pretty dry. It’s a good vegan option but Probably won’t repeat.

  • Steak au poivre with mushrooms

    • mharriman on August 04, 2019

      My husband really liked this; I thought it was good rather than great. The abundant vegetable base of mushrooms and leeks makes the steak a healthier version of the typical beef dinner. Everything came together in about 30 minutes.

  • Beans, shrimp, and fennel

    • mharriman on April 30, 2018

      A good, hearty dish with an Interesting mix of ingredients. I borrowed the cookbook from the library to try out some of the recipes. Not that many appealed to me a whole lot, but this one looked interesting. I’m not sure I’d buy the book based on this recipe. It was a solidly good supper meal, but not one I liked enough to repeat on a regular basis.

  • P.L.T. sandwich

    • Hannaha100 on July 03, 2019

      Ingredients list here contains vegannaise recipe too, I just used shop bought. The mushroom bacon was a success, although I may have left it in slightly too long - keep a closer eye towards the end. 3 Portobello mushrooms made half the amount (2 sandwiches). Meat eating husband thought it tasted like the real thing (and he hates mushrooms). Daughter said it tasted like pepperoni, although the paprika was too hot for her. Sandwich made a nice change, this is a keeper.

  • Caponata mixed rice

    • Hannaha100 on July 01, 2019

      This is essentially a risotto, fine for a lazy weekend morning but not quick. Veg can be chopped while rice starts cooking. 1 aubergine and 1 punnet cherry tomatoes made half recipe (2 portions). Filling but not as tasty as I'd hoped, next time taste before adding balsamic vinegar, it seemed to overpower it along with brown rice? Portion sizes generous. Might try different version next time.

  • Apple-oat muffins

    • Hutchdawg on January 13, 2018

      I cannot find this recipe anywhere in the VB6 book!

    • Hutchdawg on January 14, 2018

      Ohhhh. I am looking in Mark Bittman's "VB6." I did not realize there was a separate "The VB6 Cookbook." I will have to look for that one.

  • Vegetable curry with lamb

    • Rutikazooty on March 19, 2019

      Just tried this recipe and sorry to say it falls flat. We are Bittman fans but this doesn’t have much flavor and veg are way too mushy and lamb too tough. Too much liquid called for in recipe so comes out too thin even with extra cooking out of liquid as recipe suggests.

  • Miso-mushroom burgers

    • deboChicago on April 17, 2019

      This has great umami flavor, but it is hard to keep the burgers in one piece. That makes serving them over a simple salad the best option.

  • Creamy tomato soup

    • deboChicago on May 07, 2019

      I was skeptical, but this turned out really well. Beautiful texture and flavor.

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  • Serious Eats

    ...isn't exactly breaking new ground in terms of vegan cooking... Instead, he wants to demonstrate that healthy, plant-based foods can be approachable for anyone...

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Reviews about Recipes in this Book

  • "Chorizo" tacos

    • Serious Eats

      Even my boyfriend, who is adamantly opposed to vegan meat substitutes, really enjoyed these tacos. ...you'll have the best results crisping the tofu in a nonstick skillet.

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  • Eggplant meatballs

    • Serious Eats

      I thought the final meatballs were a bit too mushy, and could have used structure from nuts or other grains. I wouldn't recommend serving them in a sandwich, as pictured.

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  • ISBN 10 0385344821
  • ISBN 13 9780385344821
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published May 06 2014
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Imprint Clarkson Potter

Publishers Text

Following up on his bestselling diet plan, VB6, the incomparable Mark Bittman delivers a full cookbook of recipes designed to help you eat vegan every day before 6:00 p.m.--and deliciously all of the time. In VB6, bestselling author and New York Times columnist Mark Bittman created an easy-to-follow diet plan for vegan meals for breakfast and lunch, and healthy, vegetable-forward meals for everyday. Now in this tie-in cookbook, Bittman expands on the VB6 diet with a collection of 350 new recipes to keep the diet going and to keep eating better. When you eat lots of fruits and veggies while cutting back on meat and dairy, you can live healthier. Bittman's reliably simple, straightforward approach to cooking, and thoughtful approach to a partially vegan lifestyle, will make this a must-cook book for both VB6 diet converts and for anyone looking to lose weight and cook, eat, and live healthier.

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