- Print Length: 320 Pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
- Publication Date: October 22, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F519QAY
- ISBN-10: 0316221902
- ISBN-13: 978-0316221900
- ISBN-10: 0751555460
- File Format: EPUB
How does Isa Chandra Moskowitz make flavourful 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 150 new recipes to make weeknight cooking a breeze. Mouthwatering recipes like Sweet Potato Red Curry with Rice and Kale, Bistro Beet Burgers, and Summer Seitan Saute with Coriander and Lime illustrate how simple and satisfying meat-free food can be.
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.
In truth, I never cooked before I became vegan, and Isa’s first book — the now classic Vegan with a Vengeance — taught me practically everything I know about vegan cooking. Isa is a one-woman vegan empire and rightfully so: she’s hilarious, her recipes are delicious and her cookbooks are informative and entertaining.
Isa’s recipes are so great because they feature foods and flavors that are always appealing: bold, satisfying and crave-worthy. I enjoy superfancy food at superfancy restaurants on occasion, but I have no interest whatsoever in making that kind of food at home — at least not very often. I want fairly simply food that bursts with flavor, but that’s quick and easy to make. The genius in Isa’s recipes is how completely approachable they are, regardless of cooking skill. This is food for Real Life.
Isa Does It is not a departure from her other cookbooks, except that this one is much, much prettier. The food photography is sumptuous.
For me, the entire sandwich section is a stand out (the chickpea “tuna” sandwiches are to die for); the curry, burgers and stir fries, too. Last week, like a bad vegan, I ate her rosemary chocolate chip cookies for breakfast (and lived to tell the tale). I love the bowls, which are complete meals unto themselves. I haven’t made the Glam Chowder yet, but my mouth waters looking at that photo. Everyday Pad Thai? Yes, please!
This is an especially fantastic cookbook for the novice cook AND for the novice vegan: Isa Does It is FULL of instruction that makes vegan cooking seem accessible and fun — which it is. This is a must-have for die-hard Isa fans like myself — those who read her cookbooks like good prose. For me, Isa is the love-child of David Sedaris and Julia Child; her books inspire over-eating and laughter in almost equal measure.