The Tipsy Vegan showcases plant-based recipes using favorites from the bar circuit--wine, beer, vodka--as key ingredients. From spiked appetizers, soups, and salads to blitzed main dishes, desserts, and, of course, cocktails, these buzz-worthy recipes make sure you have a blast, whether you're preparing for a houseful of guests or a party for one.
Recipes include: Carousing Cucumber Rounds with Rummy Hummus, Plastered Portobello Mushroom Satay, Wild Rice Under the Influence, The Hotta Frittata with Chopped Jalapeno Pepper, Slur-Baaaaked Peaches with Cointreau, Bottom's Up VegeBean Stew, Bad-Ass Beer Cake with Bourbon Raisins and Amaretto Frosting, and more.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-11-28
- Reviewer: Staff
Schlimm (The Ultimate Beer Lovers Cookbook) puts his boozy cooking experience to work in this collection of vegan recipes that incorporate alcohol for added depth. Yes, there are Jell-O shots (made here with a vegan-friendly gelatin substitute), salads, and hummus, but there are also a handful of soups (Roasted Yellow Pepper with cognac), six sorbets, and flavor-packed roasted potatoes with rosemary, horseradish, Dijon mustard, and cayenne tossed with vodka and vermouth to keep them crispy. Though recipe titles are often cringe-worthy ("Hey, Baby! Artichokes," anyone?), his recipes are often spot-on and don't require too many arcane or hard-to-source ingredients. Moreover, the addition of alcohol to his dishes–Bottom's Up VegeBean Stew employs a dark beer for added oomph, Triple Sec is added to a blueberry pie as well as homemade granola–truly serves a purpose other than novelty. Though the book feels padded in terms of page count (there are many gorgeous full-page images), Schlimm's efforts will pay off for vegans, as well as their omnivorous guests. (Nov.)