Looking for a way to spice up your diet? Need to add a kick to dinner time? You might want to give the “Viva Vegan!” Cookbook a try this summer. Filled with Latin based vegan recipes, this cookbook has been heating things up in my kitchen. My family isn’t vegan, but we eat a heavily vegetarian diet. Especially in the hot summer months, we like to have lots of light meals filled with fresh vegetables, in particular the goodies that come from our own garden. With Viva Vegan!: 200 Authentic and Fabulous Recipes for Latin Food Lovers, we’ve found several recipes we love, and some of them I have prepared several times. Most commonly eaten in our house is the Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Olives, and Roasted Peanuts. In fact the book already flops open to page 82. It’s not uncommon for my husband to take a large bowl of this one to work several times a week!
Venezuelan-American vegan chef Terry Hope Romero knows what she’s doing when it comes to whipping up Latin vegan goodies. She’s coauthor of the very popular bestseller Veganomicon, which I reviewed a few months ago. And she also contributes to the VegNews’ “Hot Urban Eats” column and has even cohosted The Post Punk Kitchen. Whether you’ve heard of any of her accomplishments or not, you’ll drool over the recipe names: Creamy Corn-Filled Empanadas, Portobello Feijoada, Cubano Vegano Sandwiches, Sopaipillas with Orange Flower -Agave Honey. Hungry yet?
Viva Vegan! contains 200 recipes based on traditional Latin cooking, and whether you’re a meat lover or a dedicated vegan foodie, you’ll find recipes in here to satisfy and to fill. When summer turns hot and overflowing with garden fresh vegetables, Viva Vegan is a book that spends more time off my cookbook shelf than on!