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Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast & Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

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  • Spicy blue potato and corn salad

    • lajaxon on May 30, 2016

      This is a great, spicy potato salad recipe; no mayo but great sauce for flavor. Potatoes take longer than 7-10 minutes to cook (more like 30 mins), but that is the only adjustment I'd make to the recipe.

  • Sushi roll edamame salad

    • CRCarroll6 on July 08, 2012

      I have to say I love vegan sushi... I also have to say, this salad didn't work for me. I really couldn't finish it. I think I would have to agree with the review that suggests it is due to the flavors of sushi being experienced in one bite rather than in bits and pieces as in the salad. I do recommend exploring other recipes in this book... one bad one in the batch does not a bad batch make.

    • saveur on March 10, 2013

      I ate this as a wrap. I think it was a better way to get all of the flavours in each bite. Nice and tangy with the green onion dressing.

    • Lglen on September 17, 2018

      I really enjoyed making and eating this !

  • Cool slaw

    • WandaA on April 21, 2016

      I used left over red and white cabbage and carrots for this salad and paired it with slow cooked oyster mushrooms in a sauce (with pineapple, spices and tomatoes) on tortillas. Delicious!

    • lajaxon on May 29, 2016

      Dressing on this coleslaw is a very light vinegary type; not creamy mayo type. Nice and flavorful. Doesn't take much time to make, but be sure to include time for soaking the cashews and marinating the slaw.....

  • Wild rice salad with oranges and roasted beets

    • saveur on March 10, 2013

      I liked the brightness form the oranges. The dressing was a bit watery but good nonetheless.

    • soleilune on October 12, 2012

      Good, and it's easy to have the ingredients on hand for a quick weeknight dinner.

  • Orange-sesame vinaigrette

    • saveur on March 10, 2013

      A bit watery but nice dressing. Worked well with the orange rice salad.

  • Cauliflower mashed potatoes (Caulipots)

    • CRCarroll6 on July 08, 2012

      These are fantastic... especially good with the garbanzo gravy (sounds weird but delicious).

  • Silky chickpea gravy

    • patioweather on April 09, 2018

      This is easy to make and has become one of my go-to gravy recipes.

  • Mashed yuca with cilantro and lime

    • happyeater on May 09, 2015

      The yuca is kind of gummy. Really need to be cooked through otherwise will end up with some hard pieces in center of the cubes. OK but not great dish.

  • Sautéed kasha and mushrooms with dill

    • saveur on March 10, 2013

      I really liked this. Simple ingredients but they worked really well together. Don't skimp on the pepper. And if you can find it, the boil-in-a-bag kasha is so much better. :)

  • Braised cabbage with seitan

    • saveur on March 10, 2013

      Another great dish. Easy, simple and tasty. I used chorizo (from Viva Vegan) and it gave this a really flavourful meal. Highly recommended.

  • Five-spice delicata squash

    • TrishaCP on November 06, 2014

      An easy and delicious side dish. The squash cooked perfectly.

  • Chickpea piccata

    • jenmacgregor18 on January 23, 2015

      my favorite from the book so far! great on escarole.

    • alisonkc on March 16, 2014

      Delicious! I really enjoyed this, a very bright and flavorful dish for deep winter. I had it over arugula, would also be great with pearl couscous or farro.

  • Baked falafel

    • lajaxon on June 27, 2016

      Not the same flavor or texture of deep fried falafel -- there's a surprise! - but a very simple and seemingly healthful falafel option. Cover them with tahini sauce and salad stuff and you may not notice a difference....

  • Chipotle lentil burgers

    • lajaxon on June 13, 2016

      The instructions say to follow the directions to the letter to ensure the right consistency, so I did. The resulting burgers were a good size, nice and substantial, held together very well and were very flavorful to boot!

  • Black bean, zucchini, and olive tacos

    • chaffinski on August 14, 2018

      Quick and delicious

  • Mango BBQ beans

    • lajaxon on May 29, 2016

      Good BBQ flavor; mangos are an interesting addition.

    • happyeater on May 09, 2015

      Very tasty. Don't like kidney beans so swapped out with pinto beans. Also used 1/2 tsp smoked paprika in place of liquid smoke and only 1 1/2 T of agave.

  • Shabby sheik hummus

    • redjanet on October 29, 2018

      I thought I would miss the tahini in this but I didn't at all. I used sweet smoked paprika and cumin and left out the cayenne pepper as I don't like things very spicy and it was delicious.

  • Broiled blackened tofu

    • redjanet on October 29, 2018

      This is a quick and easy recipe I can make for two people. I usually serve it with brown rice and tenderstem broccoli for a healthy mid-week dinner.

    • lajaxon on May 30, 2016

      Makes a tasty, firm baked tofu. Quick and easy. I recommend pressing the tofu.

  • Red Thai tofu

    • alisonkc on May 28, 2015

      With the addition of about a pound of green beans, and served with about 1/2 cup of rice each, I get four good lunch portions which hold up well throughout the week.

  • Buffalo tempeh

    • CRCarroll6 on July 08, 2012

      This was ridiculously easy... but fantastic on a sandwich with cool coleslaw on top).

    • lajaxon on May 29, 2016

      Good flavor; not as spicy as I expected considering it has half a cup of hot sauce in the marinade; very easy to make.

    • Louzilla on January 27, 2017

      I feared this would be too spicy to handle but it had a great flavor and great texture. I made it with the mac n trees but suspect it would go even better with a less earthy tasting sauce

  • Black-eyed pea and tempeh beanballs

    • chaffinski on August 14, 2018

      Tastes nutrious rather than delicious, although much better in salads etc. when adding to a bigger picture

  • Arabian lentil and rice soup

    • samanthalenore on January 26, 2018

      Love this soup, have made it dozens of times in the past 5 years. Everyone has loved it. It reminds me a little of what I remember chicken soup with rice tasting like, only lemony. Red lentils dissolve and cook down into thick base.

    • yassoma on August 18, 2016

      One of my all-time favorite soups. So lemony, refreshing, and filling. I even made it for my family (not vegan, not on diets) and they loved it.

  • Curried chickpeas and greens

    • soleilune on February 04, 2012

      Super tasty. Highly recommended.

  • Fresh corn and scallion corn bread

    • lajaxon on May 30, 2016

      A bit disappointing. Somewhat dry and lacking in flavor. Maybe needs a bit more agave?

  • Smoky tempeh and greens stew

    • Hawley on October 21, 2015

      This was tasty and would make again. Husband not a huge tempeh fan and this didn't convert him, but we both agreed that it would be good without the tempeh. We used swiss chard instead of kale, full sized carrots in coins instead of baby, and chopped fresh tomatoes instead of canned.

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  • ISBN 10 1600940498
  • ISBN 13 9781600940491
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  • Published Jan 06 2011
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher The Perseus Books Group
  • Imprint Da Capo Press Inc

Publishers Text

Falling in the category of bestselling, vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz's weight-loss cookbook features 100 recipes that are low fat, low-calorie, generous in portion size, and awesomely delicious. Is vegan food healthy (because it's free of animal products)? Or is it unhealthy? Aren't you missing out on some vitamins? Can you really lose weight on a vegan diet? Or are vegans actually anorexic? (All they eat is lettuce)! Finally, in "Appetite for Reduction", there's a cookbook that busts the myths about veganism, diets, getting skinny, and staying healthy, not to mention the best soundtrack for rocking out in your kitchen. Isa Chandra Moskowitz is known for making groundbreaking strides in vegan cooking, proving that going vegan doesn't mean sacrificing flavour. But after years of perfecting cupcake and cookie recipes, she wanted to lose weight. In "Appetite For Reduction", Moscowitz teams up with a top nutritionist to create 100 delicious, big-portion recipes - from Spinach Lasagna to Manhattan Glam Chowder - that are fewer than 400 calories per serving, low in fat and sugar, and high in fiber. Best of all, a healthy dinner can be on your table in under forty-five minutes.

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