Original Recipes From Phoenix Organic Farm

Book - 2006
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Elevate your vegan palate to the sumptuous level!

ExtraVeganZa is an exquisite compilation of recipes that push the boundaries of vegan cuisine. The book presents over 250 tantalizing savory and sweet vegan recipes, including:

Appetizers, spreads, snacks and dips Soups, salads, dressings, toppings and sauces Rice, grains and legumes Main dishes, side dishes, casseroles and pastas Breakfasts, buns and breads Cakes, icings and glazes Pies, pie crusts and "cheesecakes" Puddings, mousses and fruit gels Cookies and squares Sweet loaves, brownies, cobblers, crumbles and oddballs Beverages and frozen treats


Adding unique flair, ExtraVeganZa highlights the elegant presentation of dishes using edible flowers and fresh herbs as garnishes, as well as natural foods as alternatives for food dyes, producing some rare colored treats for the eye. An edible flowers glossary and a special section on natural food dyes helps the reader experiment further.

Also unique is the philosophy of the book. An important milestone in vegan cuisine, it incorporates the larger scale vision of growing your own food or at least knowing where it comes from, and creating a more sustainable lifestyle. At the author's organic farm and B&B, they grow as much food as possible for themselves, their guests, farm workers and the local community.

Laura Matthias is a field biologist, B&B owner-operator, and organic farmer. A long-time vegan, she has researched the nutritional value of foods, worked in a vegan restaurant and cooked vegan food as a personal chef for clients with dietary sensitivities.

Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, c2006.
ISBN: 9780865715516
Characteristics: xvii, 269 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), port. ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: Extra VeganZa
Extra Vegan Za


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Jul 04, 2011

Absolutely wonderful book. The emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables makes this a great companion read for the home gardener or farmer's market enthusiast. The reliance on fresh, local ingredients is a delightful change from the canned bean, tofu, and seitan-heavy vegan/vegetarian cookbooks already in print. The organic farm setting for this book really made the recipes ring true. Nearly all the recipes are simple and very easy to accomplish. Highly recommended for anyone interested in cooking easy, delicious meals focused on fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. I'm still searching in vain for a copy I can purchase for my home collection.

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