I do not follow a vegan diet, though many of the meals I eat are vegan. I have always enjoyed reading and cooking from several of my vegan cookbooks, so when I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing “The Sexy Vegan” by Brian L. Patton, I said “Yes!” Before I get started with my review, I want to make sure to point out that not all of the recipes in this cookbook are gluten-free, though most can be modified to be gluten-free.
When I read a cookbook, I really try to make it a point to read the introduction and any other parts of the book that come before the recipes, though many times I just can’t help but skipping right to the good stuff. Patton’s sense of humor made reading the introduction, recipe descriptions and tips such an entertaining experience! Recipes titles are witty and creative with titles such as “The Knucklehead”, “The Almond Brothers Breakfast Bar”, “The Seitan Worshiper” and my favorite “Kajillion Island Dressing”.
Patton taught himself how to cook by preparing meals for his parents and then found a cooking job to learn the ins and outs of professional cooking. He was eventually hired by Vegin’ Out, a vegan home delivery service, where he was promoted to Executive Chef, where he still works today.
The Sexy Vegan Cookbook contains over 100 recipes with everything from cocktails, appetizers, main courses, condiments to desserts. Some of the recipes that caught my eye are:
- Sexy’s Scramble – High protein breakfast scramble using tofu, black beans, peppers, corn, nutritional yeast, avocado and corn tortillas
- Sailor’s Oatmeal with Glazed Walnuts – Oatmeal with Sailor Syrup, walnuts and dried apricots
- The Almond Brothers Breakfast Bar – Bar made with oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, pepitas, dried cherries, maple syrup and bananas
- Peanut Butternut Squash Soup – Butternut squash with peanut butter sauce and veggie stock
To see a trailer for the cookbook and some of Patton’s witty sense of humor, watch the video below:
The Sexy Vegan Cookbook can be found in book stores across the US and online at Amazon.com.
**This book was sent to me for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.