True to Your Roots: Vegan Recipes to Comfort and Nourish You (Paperback)

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Making roasted root veggies gets old by mid-winter, yet I keep bringing home bags of parsnips and carrots from my winter CSA share.  What to do?  The new True to Your Roots cookbook is all about root vegetables and it is just what I have been looking for!  Author Carla Kelly gives us 8 mouthwatering recipes for rutabagas (!) including “Rutabega pizza/pasta sauce,” “Onion, beer and rutabaga sausage,” and “Neep-y Haggis” (Scottish style mashed rutabaga).   The recipes are creative, comforting, and best of all- vegan.  Start with “Drunken Turnip Soup,” then to “Sunchoke falafel” and end with “Celeriac brownies.”  Fresh new recipes for our long root-filled winters in New England!

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Once the lonely, unattractive kin of sexier, more popular produce, root vegetables (along with tubers and rhizomes) finally get the love and attention they deserve in this inventive and far-reaching vegan cookbook. Instead of heavy stews and soups--the most common uses for root vegetables, in which they play mild-mannered backup to meat-centric ingredients--author Carla Kelly lets roots, tubers, and rhizomes shine on their own in recipes that include lighter versions of those traditional stews and soups as well as juices, salads, desserts, and ethnically inspired entrees such as potato, sauerkraut, and dill pierogies and sweet potato and pinto bean enchiladas.

The book includes a great collection of raw bites and sides, as well as information on the wide variety of root vegetables available, including what to do with those mysterious specimens in the market such as kohlrabi, cassava, celeriac, and Jerusalem artichokes. There's also imaginative recipes that find new ways to use the more familiar parsnips, turnips, beets, and potatoes.

Be the cool cook on the block and jump on the root vegetable bandwagon before the rest of the neighborhood does with help from Carla's amazing cookbook. Full-color throughout.

Carla Kelly is a vegan blogger (Year of the Vegan) and home cook. She is the author of three previous books, the most recent of which was Vegan al Fresco.

About the Author

Carla Kelly is the author of three previous books, the most recent being Vegan al Fresco (2014). An experienced vegan cook, baker, and blogger (Year of the Vegan), she believes food tastes best when it is shared with laughter and love, and who delights in creating good food, with flavor combinations that may surprise, which is also good for you, your loved ones, animals everywhere, and the planet.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781551525884
ISBN-10: 1551525887
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Pages: 288
Language: English