One-Dish Vegan: More than 150 Soul-Satisfying Recipes for Easy and Delicious One-Bowl and One-Plate Dinners

Vegan books have risen to a dominant sales position in the vegetarian category.  One-dish meals are perennially popular on American tables, and books devoted to one-dish cooking perform well. Robin Robertson’s One-Dish Vegan is the first book at the intersection of these two powerful cookbook categories.
 
Robin Robertson has built a publishing record of very successful titles in the vegetarian category. She is known for her creativity in the kitchen, for the breadth of enticing ingredients and flavors with which she works, and for her expertise in vegetarian nutrition—with a special focus lately on how vegans still can get enough protein in their diets. Typically, it takes two or three courses or dishes to make a well-rounded vegan meal. To meet this criterion in one dish takes the kind of ingenuity and expert knowledge that Robertson possesses.
 
One-Dish Vegan contains more than 150 recipes. They range from the most popular categories of one-dish dining like stews, chilis, and casseroles (and other baked dishes) to a host of stovetop sautés and stir-fries as well as substantial salads and dishes that feature pasta as well as other noodles, such as Asian noodles. The recipes are at once homey and adventuresome, comforting and surprising. Above all, they demonstrate that it really is possible to get a complete vegan meal into one dish, full of good-for-you nutrients and bright, satisfying flavors.

$ 9.21


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  1. 86 of 87 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    an excellent and extremely useful cookbook!, July 30, 2013
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    John P. Plummer (Nashville, TN United States) –
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    As someone who is often racing home from an office job and trying to get dinner on the table, one-dish meals are very appealing. Robin Robertson’s latest offering takes the one-dish genre to new heights. Not only are the recipes completely vegan, reliably straightforward and pantry-friendly, they are also well-balanced nutritionally. Further, Robin gives guidance and options for those on special diets (lower fat, gluten free, soy free, etc). And the recipes pass the most important test: they taste good! Longtime Robertson fans will notice streamlined, updated versions of some old favorites. I was delighted to find a reworked version of the wonderful Cincinnati Chili from her long out of print chili book. But there are many new creations, drawing upon flavors from around the globe. So far, we have made the Hoisin-Glazed Tofu with Bok Choy, the Artichoke Spaghetti Pie, and the Mac & Thai. All have been excellent, and I fully expect to cook my way through this book.

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  2. 71 of 71 people found the following review helpful
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    Highly recommended (from a long time vegan) ~, July 28, 2013
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    Christopher Barrett “Evil Corgi” (Portland, Oregon) –
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    I converted to a vegan diet several years ago. In the years since, I have acquired several vegan cookbooks, including this author’s previous cook books: Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker: 200 Ultra-Convenient, Super-Tasty, Completely Animal-Free Recipes and Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less. I have enjoyed both.

    This cookbook has many of the same positive aspects as the previous ones: quick and easy preparation, real and common ingredients, overall healthy dishes, and easy adaptations for gluten free or soy free options.

    My partner is gluten free, so we do modify quite a bit of the recipes from our favorite vegan authors. We’ve found it easier to modify than to stick to a dedicated gluten free and vegan cookbook (which many have unhealthy dishes or rare ingredients). Robertson actually has a wide variety of gluten free recipes, and most of the remainder do have easy options for substituting for a gluten free diet. The same goes for soy free. Most ingredients are easy to find, and are often already found in a vegan pantry. Foods such as silken tofu and almond milk can easily be found at Whole Foods and other markets in the same style.

    One reason I love this book is the large section with nothing but chili! And they are each unique. I have been cooking through the chili section and I have to say I am very impressed. There is a lot more variety than I thought possible! Other great dishes include hearty salads, pastas, noodle dishes, stews, and more! The flavors are so fresh and appetizing that even my non-vegan friends enjoy the dishes!

    The other note about this book – all of the recipes are one dish recipes. There are a few condiment recipes and options (such as vegan sour cream – she recommends making your own, but does say store bought can be used as well). But the condiment recipes are not included in the total, unlike some other cook books which claim beverage, condiments, and even dressings and frosting as individual recipes.

    I have prepared a few dishes from this book and have been solidly impressed. Robertson counts among my favorite vegan cook book authors. Along with Lindsay Nixon, Terry Hope Romero and Isa Chandra Moskowitz. The blend of healthy and filling is quite appreciated for this vegan!

    I also recommend the following vegan cook books:
    The Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
    Everyday Happy Herbivore: Over 175 Quick-and-Easy Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
    Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
    Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
    Viva Vegan!: 200 Authentic and Fabulous Recipes for Latin Food Lovers

    Happy eating!

    Update:
    I have made many of the recipes, and have yet to run into one that is overly difficult or not tasty. But seriously. This book is worth buying for the vegan chili recipes alone! The beer chili is my favorite so far!

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  3. 102 of 106 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Easy and versatile, July 29, 2013
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    book reader “mary” (Santa Barbara, CA USA) –
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    One-Dish Vegan is a slim book but is packed with recipes and ideas. It’s refreshing to find a vegan cookbook that doesn’t rely solely on beans or meat-substitutes as a protein source or the main component of a dish. As a busy person, I really appreciate the “one dish” aspect of this cookbook. The dishes are nicely balanced and most combine several items such as a protein, vegetables and a carbohydrate. There are many options for gluten-free and soy-free meals.

    The chapters are divided into sections such as Soups, Main-Dish Salads, Stovetop Simmers, Chili (there are lots of chili recipes – the author has another entire book devoted to chili), Sautes and Stir Fries, Pasta, and Oven to Table. I’m enjoying the versatility of the recipes, including many recipes for sauces that rely on something other than cashew cream for the base. The “Cheddah Sauce” uses potato, carrot, broth, nutritional yeast, non-dairy milk and other seasonings, and it’s delicious. Many of the recipes are quite quick to assemble, such as the Cauliflower Comfort Bake. Some of others that I tried this weekend and enjoyed were Greek Gyro Salad, Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad, and Fusilli with Creamy Summer Vegetable Sauce (which uses white beans as a base for the sauce – delicious!).

    I’m looking forward to trying more and more of these recipes. The only reason I’m not giving it five stars is, for me, there are too many recipes for soups and chilies. I find those two items very easy to make vegan so was hoping for more casserole-type ideas. All in all though, I recommend this book.

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