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Honest Cookbook reviews: East

Honest Cookbook reviews: East by Meera Sodha.

In 5 words:

Vegan, Vegetarian, Modern, Flavour and Easy.

In 5 ingredients:

Garlic, soy sauce, curry, cumin and ginger

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Basic info:


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For vegan, vegetarian or anyone that wants to eat more vegetables.

From curries to noodles, from salads to desserts and lots of extra information about ingredients.

Easy to understand recipes and a great way to eat vegetables in a different way.

Extra information:

No need to be vegetarian nor vegan to have this book. I think it is a great way to eat vegetables in a different way. We all tend to eat vegetables cooked in a similar way again and again, why not try a tomato curry instead of a tomato soup?

Easy to follow recipes, no long ingredient lists but with lots of flavour.

Most of the recipes have photos but not all of them.

Noodles: glass noodles, soba, ramen, rice sticks… what is the difference between them? and how to cook them. All the basic information you need to know to add some delicious noodles to your meals.

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Ingredients: What is … choi sum, mirin, galangal, kombu? Where can I buy it? At the end of the book you will find all the info about this “new” ingredients and where to buy them.

But no worries as you won’t need to buy all those ingredients to cook most of the recipes. You will be able to cook most of the with these basic ingredients: garlic, soy sauce, curry, rapeseed oil and ginger.

A great recipe book if you want to enjoy vegetables in a different way.

Price: 22,89 € (Amazon.nl) (English edition)

I would buy this book if…

…I love Indian, Thai, Chinese, Korean cuisine.

…I want to eat more vegetables in a fun and flavourful way.

It is a great gift idea if…

…you are vegan, vegetarian or simply want to eat more vegetables.

…you love Asian cuisine, specially the vegetarian dishes.

Rootsandcook’s community say about this book:

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My own opinion about this CookBook:

I think it is a great book to enjoy regular vegetables in a different way. Love that the recipes do not have a long list of ingredients and you might already have all of them at home.

You might need to buy a few new ingredients to be able to cook the recipes but it is not like Dumplings And Noodles, where the grocery list you need to make to be able to cook the recipes is rather large.

Must try recipes:

Of course I did not tried all the recipes from the book yet, but the once I can recommend so far are:

  1. Thai salad (pag 45)
  2. Blackened sweetcorn with miso butter
  3. Caramelized onion and chilli ramen (pag 93)
  4. Tomato curry (pag 109)

Recipes I still need to try:

These are the recipes I marked but did not tried yet 🙂 Soon 🙂

  1. Aubergine pollichattu
  2. Swede Laksa (pag 75)
  3. Roasted carrots and cabbage with gochujang (pag 239)
  4. Dorayaki pancakes with blueberry cream (pag 281)

This book is available at Amazon.nl:

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  1. I love how this cookbook makes it easy to incorporate vegan and vegetarian meals into my cooking! It’s great that the recipes have helpful information about new ingredients and photos of most recipes. What are some other ways to make vegan and vegetarian dishes more interesting?

    • Could not agree more! Adding spices and new ingredients that we might not use regularly makes it so much fun. I am still dreaming about the tomato tartare I had last friday at a restaurant in Madrid, way better than any beef version I have ever tasted. For sure a recipe I want to test and make at home. It is so interesting to play and try vegetables in new ways, so much to explore!

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