She has a website that I found and now follow. Aug 16, PorshaJo rated it it was amazing. I love this cookbook. This is what a cookbook should look like. So many beautiful photos of the wonderful dishes. I have already tried numerous recipes from this book and all were great. I plan to cook my way through the entire cookbook. The meals I made came together very quickly. Many of the dishes in the book require soaking of cashews of a few hours but if you plan ahead the dish that requires the nuts comes together fast.
I have been vegan for a few years and I have all of Isa's cookbooks a I love this cookbook. I have been vegan for a few years and I have all of Isa's cookbooks and this one so far seems to be my favorite. So many variations on the types of recipes, nice little stories in the book, tons of photos, and yummy recipes. View all 5 comments. Feb 26, Ashleigh rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-i-own , cookery , veganism-vegetarianism.
One of the best cookery books I've ever bought! The recipes are simple and there are few if any weird ingredients. The photography is beautiful and Isa has made me realise that eating vegan everyday is not as hard as I thought! If you only buy one vegan cookbook make it this one! Most of the recipes consist of items you can find in most supermarkets. I have prepared a few of the dishes and they were hearty and flavourfull. Jul 24, Marta Marecka rated it it was amazing. I have a fair amount of vegan cookbooks and this one is probably the best. First, the recipes are actually filling, you guys!
And they are nutritionally adequate! I have seen waaaay too many vegan cookbooks putting dishes made entirely of vegetables, very low-cal, very low in protein, in their entrees section. Isa's recipes fit my needs. They are nutritious and well-balanced. In most meals, you have your veggies, your grains for carbs, your protein from legumes, tofu, tempeh or seitan, and your fat from healthy sources like nuts, avocado and olive oil. No need to modify the recipes for usability in real life.
You want something for dinner? You pick up something from the book, you cook it exactly as instructed and you have a well-balanced meal. Second, the recipes are relatively quick and easy. Sometimes you need to prepare things in advance e. The book also hits the sweet spot for between the familiar and the novel.
There are many dishes I can just make from my pantry ingredients and stuff I could find in a local supermarket. However there are some that led me to try new things and find some excellent new ingredients.
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There are A FEW recipes that would be difficult to do where I live, but they constitute a small minority and sometimes I could find simple substitutions like replacing edamame with peas. Finally, the taste. I tried several recipes from this book and all of them were either good or amazing. I did chocolate chip cookies, orange-chocolate bundt cake, different kinds of seitan great basic recipes that can be easily modifiable to suit your needs , Jamaican burgers, several asian-style stir-fries, some salads, as well as roasted bell pepper Mac and cheese this single recipe justifies the cost of the book.
I marked many, many more as to-do. At the moment, this is my most used cookbook. All this would make for an excellent buy, but there is more! The book is gorgeous - colourful, with pretty pictures and a solid hard cover. They layout is great. There are lots of useful kitchen tips and tricks. Plus there is Isa herself, who is very likeable, irreverent and funny. I loved her commentary on the recipes. Dec 10, Dana rated it it was amazing Shelves: cookbook.
I love all of Isa's cookbooks but I'm pretty sure this one is the best. And it's not just the very appealing and delicious recipes. I'm a sucker for a well designed cookbook and this one is beautiful and has great thick paper and tons of enticing photos. The goal of this book is to provide easy meals for the busy household.
I found that most of the recipes are easy to make on a work night with some of them being more suited to a weekend day. There aren't many super hard-to-find vegan ing I love all of Isa's cookbooks but I'm pretty sure this one is the best. There aren't many super hard-to-find vegan ingredients which makes this book very accessible to non-vegans hoping to eat more vegetables or vegans who don't live in an area with specialty grocery stores.
Dec 29, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: personal-read , nonfiction , cooking , read Isa Chandra Moskowitz is known for her decadent vegan recipes from Veganomicon and Vegan with a Vengeance. Here recipes, although delicious, sometimes would be very complicated. I would hesitate to cook anything from her books since the amount of dishes seemed intimidating. Most recipes were set up by veggies sides, a grain, and a protein. Sure the tofu would be manageable, but making the rice and the veggie side? But then came Isa Does It. The book focuses on weeknight cooking for people who are cooking for themselves, or for two.
It always felt like Veganomicon and Vegan with a Vengeance was cooking for a large family setting, or perhaps for a pot luck dinner. Isa Does It is quick and most importantly cheap. Yes, the focus on cheaper ingredients really helped me take a dive into the cookbook. Photos There are lots of photos in this book. I am so glad that the publishers ditched the grouped photos that appear in Veganomicon and Vegan with a Vengeance. I always find it hard to associate the recipe with the photo that way. It is always nice to see what Isa got compared to what I got.
Nothing is more frustrating than when you find out your snickerdoodle looks totally different than your friends, even with the same recipe. The photos are beautiful, each photo is more of a scene than just the cooked meal. Each photo has a story set up, making the reader feel like they are viewing a window into the kitchen. Ingredients line up against the wall, flour spreads out on the counter, and utensils are waiting to be picked up. Some plates are plopped in a bowl for your weeknight dinner, some are plated as if you are going to a four star restaurant.
There are even a few instructional photos of how to cut tofu and tempeh. Sure it is a pretty simple task, but it is always a good idea to try and have your food as close to the recipe as possible. You know, for consistent results. I mean scary. Set-up The book is set up to be read from beginning to end. She gives basics about how to cook, what to have, chopping your tofu, etc. It is pretty simple, not overwhelming for a newbie, but not too simplified to bore a seasoned chef.
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Then Isa moves to Soups, stating they are the best recipe to start when learning how to cook. They are hard to mess up, according to Isa. I would probably have to agree. Then she moves to salads, which are still pretty simple. Handheld foods are next, things like burgers and tacos, then moving to the other common dinner categories stews, pastas, sautes, etc.
She put a chapter for Sunday Night Suppers, which to me defeat the purpose of the whole book. These recipes are more complicated, time consuming meals that are suggested for nights that you have more time to kill. Then she moves to Breakfast and Brunch which is a big carb-fest. Writing I was getting a little fed up, my husband kept complaining about dinner. He meant well, he would get a little bored with the dinners I picked out, and I get that. I was picking what I wanted, not what he wanted. I remember eating with his parents and getting tired of not choosing my dinners.
So I handed him Isa Does It, and asked him to pick out some recipes. He read a little and came back saying how he could understand why I like Isa Chandra Moskowitz so much. He thought her writing was honest, fun, and non-judgmental. Isa continues with her signature writing style with this book. She takes all the romanticism typically associated with food writing and pokes fun at it. My favorite example? Pop culture and jewish references are still overflowing out of the book. As for errors? I think I might of read one recipe that might of skipped what to do with the salt, but nothing that would make or break a recipe.
Sure the seitan and tofu might be a little intimidating, but she provides recipes on how to make you own seitan which saves lots of cash. And even if you stay away from all seitan, tofu, and tempeh recipes you can easily find recipes to make throughout the book. I can safely say that this cookbook will be one I will be using over and over and over again. These recipes are perfect for everyday cooking since they are fast and use cheap ingredients.
Ingredients are flexible so it is easy to switch out ingredients if you own a CSA and Isa tells you how. This is a cookbook for vegans, omnivores, beginners, or advanced chefs that are just trying to give weeknights more flavor. I would recommend people pick up this book over Veganomicon, as you will find more recipes to make in this. If you are interested in reading individual recipe reviews, please check out my blog post Dec 27, Anula rated it it was amazing Shelves: cookbook-vegetarian-vegan. Where have you been all my life?! What's more - I own the kindle edition, and the hard back is already on its way to me!
Can't wait - great photography, multi colour pages, nice font - it will be a delightful addition to my kitchen bookshelf. I have to admit that before this book and few ot omg. I have to admit that before this book and few others Isa's books that I'm reading and cooking from at the moment I haven't heard of Isa at all.
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I love her approach to vegan cooking - no nonsense, no fancy ingredients, no complicated steps to go through. Only honest, good, real food! Recipes are easy to follow, and all ingredients easy to source. This particular book is perfect for everyday cooking as it covers it all - from breakfast dishes like pancakes , to lunch and dinners that can be made in about 30 minutes! Oh, and the desserts, those desserts! I made two cakes already: the pineapple up-side-down cake and the chocolate one.
Both delicious and I would have never guessed that they're vegan no eggs etc! This book will become one of those, that will be used over and over again. Can't fault it at all! Jul 27, Hobbes rated it it was amazing Shelves: food-drink.
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My newest favourite cookbook. Isa's recipes are easy, affordable, tasty and nutritious. Also, very important, the ingredients are stock pantry items or readily available at the supermarket. No messing about sourcing specialist suppliers or making expensive internet orders. As a lifelong Coeliac recently diagnosed lactose intolerent too Oh joy!!! I'm pretty adept at substituting ingredients for gluten but needed dairy free alternatives. Isa already has common allergies in mind.
The 'Swap Meet' c My newest favourite cookbook. I have been introduced to Roux that I'd never heard of before and also experiment with chickpea flour now too. All the introductions and tips are written in a warm friendly tone - it feels like a buddy is advising over your shoulder. Usually I flip through cookbooks and realise half the recipes are no good to me so I begrudge spending on them. Not in this case. I'll be buying all Isa's cookbooks in future. And, most important, the recipes are taste bud heaven! Thanks to Tsam for recommending this Isa is the real every persons kitchen goddess!
Jan 27, littlemiao rated it it was amazing Shelves: , vegan-and-food , favorites , non-fiction. This is possibly my favorite cookbook, which is saying a lot given how much I love the Veganomicon. So far, I've made about 20 recipes from various sections, with an emphasis on soups and desserts.
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What's Inside. Reader Reviews. Ask Seller a Question. Publisher: Little, Brown and Company. Recipes, tips, and strategies for easy, delicious vegan meals every day of the week, from America's bestselling vegan cookbook author. How does Isa Chandra Moskowitz make flavorful and satisfying vegan meals from scratch every day, often in 30 minutes or less? It's easy! In Isa Does It , the beloved cookbook author shares new recipes to make weeknight cooking a snap.
The recipes are supermarket friendly and respect how busy most readers are.
From skilled vegan chefs, to those new to the vegan pantry, or just cooks looking for some fresh ideas, Isa's unfussy recipes and quirky commentary will make everyone's time in the kitchen fun and productive. Her website, Post Punk Kitchen, is beloved by millions. Isa has been cooking up a vegan storm for over two decades and has been named favorite cookbook author in VegNews for seven years running.