Spork-Fed: Super Fun and Flavorful Vegan Recipes from the Sisters of Spork Foods Reviews

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Spork-Fed: Super Fun and Flavorful Vegan Recipes from the Sisters of Spork Foods

Foreword by sisters Emily Deschanel (star of the TV series ‘Bones’) and Zooey Deschanel (film and TV actress)Spork-Fed is a savvy, upbeat introduction to vegan cuisine written by sisters who know great food! Flavor is the top priority in these easy-to-prepare recipes, many of them gluten-free. With full-color photographs throughout, this visually striking book shows you how to make everything from decadent desserts to homemade tofu. The Spork Sisters share more than 75 delicious recipes, along w

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  1. Boopie says:
    23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Gourmet for the People and Planet!, October 5, 2011
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    Boopie

    This review is from: Spork-Fed: Super Fun and Flavorful Vegan Recipes from the Sisters of Spork Foods (Paperback)

    Amazon needs to add a few more stars so people can rate this book, and these incredible authors/chefs, appropriately. The pictures are gorgeous, the recipes are easy to follow, and the style and layout make this book a perfect gift for anyone who has ever eaten a meal and plans to eat one again, vegan or non. This libro was actually given to me as a gift by a non-vegan friend who thought that I, as a recent vegan convert, might enjoy. Great call — Spork-Fed makes my transition to veganhood so much more fun and delicious. If not for the Spork Sisters, I might be tempted to swing through a drive-through or nibble a few chicken fingers every so often — but the recipes in this book blow anything from a greasy fast-food restaurant out of the water. The grub is satisfying, succulent, and doesn’t weigh you down or make you groan like a bloated toad, even after consuming mass quantities like a coneheaded madman. There’s a lot in this book, and I’m anxiously awaiting the sequel.

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  2. mgrace says:
    30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Too Much Fat and Salt, January 18, 2012
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    mgrace

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    This review is from: Spork-Fed: Super Fun and Flavorful Vegan Recipes from the Sisters of Spork Foods (Paperback)

    I ordered this book after watching some videos on the Spork Sisters Website. I do like their approach to cooking, but many of these recipes are high in fat and salt. It is also inconvenient that the book does not have nutrition information for the recipes. Today I made the tempeh fish which called for 3 cups of oil for frying. I used one and it was plenty! Also I had so much batter left, which went to waste. I am not sure the measurements were accurate. I made the chili potatoes and the sauce was so scant I could have easily doubled the recipe for the sauce, and I only used 2 cups of potatoes! So some of the recipes could have used more fine tuning before publishing.

    I am a vegan, but I struggle with my weight. Just because vegans do not eat dairy or meat does not mean that they should consume large amounts of fat in the forms of oil or buttery substitutes. When I read through these recipes I can immediately see easy ways to cut the calories and fat in most of them without cutting flavor. I am just not sure why the sisters were not more conscious of the high fat and salt in the recipes. Also, the book is too small in size. It was hard to keep open on the counter and I kept having to pick it up and look at the ingredients and directions as the print is small. In conclusion, it is a creative, vibrant vegan cookbook, just be prepared to modify recipes to lower fat, cholesterol, and sodium if you are health conscious. I much prefer Kris Carr’s recipes or Trader Joe’s Skinny Dish Cookbook to this one.

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  3. D. Waldman says:
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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    delicious and easy vegan cooking for food lovers!, November 14, 2011
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    D. Waldman (Memphis, TN) –
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    This review is from: Spork-Fed: Super Fun and Flavorful Vegan Recipes from the Sisters of Spork Foods (Paperback)

    After taking a bayou cooking class with Heather and Jenny, I decided I was interested in learning more about vegan cooking. What I’ve found after trying a few of the recipes from the book is that like their classes, the recipes are easy, fun and turn out just as I would hope. Many of the ingredients were new to me but I would not be intimidated! I’ll be looking to try substituting them in some of my mainstay recipes, too. The prep is not overwhelming either which means I wasn’t slaving away making these recipes but more enjoying the entire process.

    A great feature of the book is how they lay out menus in the beginning. Something so simple but brilliant to me. I’ve never seen it in any other cookbook and hope others take a page and copy it.

    My favorite recipes so far: creamy pistachio pesto over brown rice, chive & cheddar skillet omelet and crispy brown rice cakes. My next adventure will be the mac & cheese which I hear is the best ever!

    This is a must-have for foodies everywhere. If my meat & potatoes-loving dad can love this food, it will win over anyone. The only thing better would be the sisters in my kitchen with me, sipping a glass of wine.

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