The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen by Donna Klein

The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen

After years of research, scientists declared that the Mediterranean diet was the best one for overall good health-and the exciting news was that it tasted great, too. With recipes for everything from nutritious appetizers to dairy-free desserts, this unique Mediterranean vegan cookbook is ideal for vegetarians, those with a lactose intolerance, and anyone who wants to make gloriously delicious dishes without meat, eggs, or dairy. Dishes include:*...

Details The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen

TitleThe Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen
Release DateMay 1st, 2001
PublisherHP Books
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Vegan, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction

Reviews The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen

  • Camille
    I love Mediterranean food, but many cookbooks in this genre are weighed down with recipes that rely heavily on animal products (especially cheeses). The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen is a welcome, high-quality exception. It's easily among my favorite vegan cookbooks.Yes, it has no pictures, but if you're relatively familiar with Mediterranean cuisine, who cares? Most recipes are super fast (20 min. or less), require very little prep time so long as...
  • Elisa Bieg
    I bought this book when I started what I call "my trip towards vegetarianism". When I decided to start decreasing my intake of animal products, I decided to experiment new ways of cooking veggies: I love cooking and I enjoy eating good food, and I was not going to make my meals boring or lacking in taste because I decided to eat healthier, no way! This book shows how simple it can be to eat healthier while still enjoying your meals fully and not ...
  • Shoshana
    We just got this one and I'm eager to put it to the test. I've been reading it (yes, I actually read cookbooks before I use them) and drooling over recipes for days. There are a lot of things I remember from my travels and am eager to try out -- I do not expect to be disappointed! The recipes seem relatively simple and, with few exceptions, quick to produce. I love that there is a list of seasonal menu ideas in the back (with appetizer, salad, en...
  • Plant Girl
    What I like most about this book is that none of the recipes include any meat analogs or soy products. It is all just whole grains, vegetables, legumes, fruits and healthy oils. What a great idea! I haven't made too many of the recipes, but I have been satisfied with what I have made. The dishes are healthy, most of the ingredients are common/easy to find and they are not too overwhelming for the palate. Nutrition information is included with eac...
  • Gem2wrtr
    This book has two to three recipes per page and no photos -- too many photos waste valuable recipe space!So far I've fixed two recipes: the Crostini with pureed white beans/sauteed wild greens and the Quick Farmer's Paella. Both were delicious -- the paella was as the author says, almost too pretty too eat. We used mainly Trader Joe's ingredients: the veggie broth in the cartons, red bell pepper, a can of tomatoes, aborio rice, frozen baby lima b...
  • Whitaker
    A really great book shows us how everything is great and worth to die for
  • Ann Stoeckl
    Great content: poor format.I'll be trying several of these recipes, but that's almost in spite of the book. There is no table of contents nor a clickable index. Thank goodness for bookmarks.
  • Elizabeth Hamilton
    Great cookbook!I particularly liked that substitutions for cheese made from nuts r whatever, we’re not included. This is a straight up way to cook Mediterranean food without animal products. Will inform recipes from other sources.
  • Susan
    Looking forward to making some of these recipes
  • J
    I am a little biased against this cookbook. I bought it when I was a college undergrad trying to make the vegetarian-to-vegan transition as a novice cook. It had rave reviews on Amazon so I thought I would give it a try. However, I don't think this is the right book to start with if you are just becoming vegan, are fairly green in your cooking skills, or are on a student budget. I found it pretty worthless at the time. I am no longer in college a...
  • Jessica
    I made the grilled eggplant sandwiches, the new potato and bean salad, and lemon Italian ice the other night for dinner. I liked that the recipes were so simple I could make them again without the cookbook and, as much as I love tofu and soymilk, it's nice to use a vegan cookbook that doesn't simply substitute soy products for meat and dairy. Oh, and the Italian ice was AMAZING.p.s. - Since writing this review, I've tried - and loved - the bouill...
  • Lara
    This cookbook has NO PICTURES, and yet I'm still rating it 4 stars because everything sounds sooooo gooooood! Even the desserts! This is probably because none of them involve chocolate and mostly seem to consist of some sort of fruit with some sort of liquor, and I wholeheartedly approve of that. The recipes don't have too many ingredients or take a long time to prepare or cook, include nutritional information, and there are no weird meat or chee...
  • Lisa Vegan
    I like this cookbook mostly because the "Mediterranean diet" is so popular for its health promoting benefits, but most Mediterranean diet cookbooks contain at least some animal products and those aren’t that healthy. These recipes are 100% vegan and healthy. The book isn’t at all fancy and I find it somewhat difficult to read as it’s pretty much straight text. But the recipes are true to the region, even if the vegan only ingredients are sl...
  • Jenni
    I really liked this book because I'm vegan and I love Mediterranean food. The only thing keeping it from five stars is that there was absolutely not a single picture in it, and I feel like part of a good cookbook is drooling over delicious-looking full-color photos. On the plus side, due to its lack of photos, there was more recipes and every single one sounds delicious. It's going on my Amazon wishlist immediately!
  • Julie Merson
    I love Donna's cookbooks, and this is no exception. I love trying new cuisine and flavors, and this one definitely fills that requirement. Highly recommended. The Polenta with Stewed Peppers and Tomatoes is fabulous. Utterly fabulous. The stuffed zucchini is time consuming but so, so worth it. The zucchini couscous is cheap, easy, and delish. The bouillabaisse and Garlic-Potato soup was also very tasty.
  • Lisa
    I'm not a vegan, not even a vegetarian, but I go to this book when I want a flavorful and healthy meal that doesn't include meat or dairy. Every recipe I've used has been delicious, the instructions easy to follow (I'm an experienced cook), and I really appreciate having the nutritional information. I've given this book as a gift to friends who wanted to move towards more vegetarian meals.
  • Nate
    Last year I picked up this cook book at a local food co-op and have used it a bit and decided it's not bad. Yes, this thing is heavy and extensive. Sorry, no pictures are available, so you have to use your imagination. From basic to elaborate recipes you'll find it all and everything in between.
  • Charis
    Olives, artichokes, pastas... It can't be scoffed at. Excellent food. Except that too many of the recipes call for random bean additions; an undesirable attempt to increase the protein. Otherwise, sosososososo good food.
  • Ryan
    I just made the best paella from this book. And paella, as Ryan will tell you, is a vitally important subject to understand for anyone interested in Spain. The mighty paella, singular virtue of Spanish culture. And it was really delicious.
  • KarenE Frost
    This is a great vegan book, this is the method I used to lose over 100lbs and helped reverted my heart disease. When I started following this programs so many years ago there were not to many interesting recipes now I have found a Mediterranean and vegan book this is GREAT! THANK YOU
  • Missy
    Trying to pull the heart/life healthy elements of this diet. There are so many styles and elements, but not all in our dietary plan. Fun to read through. Wish I could visit one or many of these countries.
  • Cathy
    Great vegan recipes, but I would have gladly paid more for color photos to accompany many of them. Same for her book on Chinese cooking. I'm a fairly experienced cook, but photos make the difference in how I feel about a cook book. Regardless, this is an excellent vegan cook book.
  • Jessie
    Some nice ideas, a lot of them somewhat basic.
  • Happyreader
    You don't have to be vegan to feel comfortable using this book. All veggies, grains, and legumes. The recipes are easy and taste great. I love the tomato fennel soup.
  • Snooks McDermott
    Every recipe I've tried has been delicious.
  • Monika
    Great cookbook. Wish it had pictures!
  • Darlene
    I like this cookbook because it does no use soy products. The recipes are mostly simple and very good. This book is great for weeknight meals.
  • Sarah Jane
    Loving this book! Such simple good recipes...
  • Cherie
    excellent collection of recipes that don't rely on meat and cheese substitutes.