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A collection of vegan recipes so simple to make that even a stoner could prepare them, this highly illustrated cookbook from the creators of The Vegan Stoner food blog proves that going vegan can be fun, cheap, and easy. The Vegan Stoners, Sarah Conrique and Graham Haynes, write, cook, and illustrate in a world filled with eccentric--and slightly uncouth--vegetable characte A collection of vegan recipes so simple to make that even a stoner could prepare them, this highly illustrated cookbook from the creators of The Vegan Stoner food blog proves that going vegan can be fun, cheap, and easy. The Vegan Stoners, Sarah Conrique and Graham Haynes, write, cook, and illustrate in a world filled with eccentric--and slightly uncouth--vegetable characters. Now they invite home cooks into this universe of indie veganism, presenting foolproof recipes that will be a hit with every slacker, penny-pincher, and hipster on the block. With easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and munchies, this is a gateway cookbook for anyone who wants to eat fewer animal products and more veggies.


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A collection of vegan recipes so simple to make that even a stoner could prepare them, this highly illustrated cookbook from the creators of The Vegan Stoner food blog proves that going vegan can be fun, cheap, and easy. The Vegan Stoners, Sarah Conrique and Graham Haynes, write, cook, and illustrate in a world filled with eccentric--and slightly uncouth--vegetable characte A collection of vegan recipes so simple to make that even a stoner could prepare them, this highly illustrated cookbook from the creators of The Vegan Stoner food blog proves that going vegan can be fun, cheap, and easy. The Vegan Stoners, Sarah Conrique and Graham Haynes, write, cook, and illustrate in a world filled with eccentric--and slightly uncouth--vegetable characters. Now they invite home cooks into this universe of indie veganism, presenting foolproof recipes that will be a hit with every slacker, penny-pincher, and hipster on the block. With easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and munchies, this is a gateway cookbook for anyone who wants to eat fewer animal products and more veggies.

30 review for The Vegan Stoner Cookbook: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes to Munch

  1. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    This cookbook uses charming drawings to illustrate easy vegan recipes. Some of the recipes are reprinted from the website that preceded this book. The website recipes I have tried out at home were all yummy and simple to prepare. In addition to lots of previously unpublished recipes that rely on inexpensive, easy-to-find ingredients, this book includes a great reference section with vegan substitutions, recipes for homemade pantry staples like sauces and spice mixes, instructions for cooking tec This cookbook uses charming drawings to illustrate easy vegan recipes. Some of the recipes are reprinted from the website that preceded this book. The website recipes I have tried out at home were all yummy and simple to prepare. In addition to lots of previously unpublished recipes that rely on inexpensive, easy-to-find ingredients, this book includes a great reference section with vegan substitutions, recipes for homemade pantry staples like sauces and spice mixes, instructions for cooking techniques ranging from basic stove-top cooking to samosa shaping, and grain and legume cooking charts. Even without the cheap, easy, tasty recipes, I would probably buy this book just for its illustrations which decorate nearly every page with funny details that make me feel like I'm reading a grown-up version of Marzollo & Wick's I Spy. Every recipe is also accompanied by a photo, so you can see what this dish will actually look like.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Katey

    If this little gem didn't exist, it would be necessary to write it. Probably not me, since it would most likely only involve different shit you can mix into Trader Joe's vanilla Soy Creamy. I love that the recipe ingredients are PICTURES (but the best one is the cover illustration of the baked tomato holding a blunt), and most recipes only have, on average, 6 ingredients and steps. Though there are some that I cannot fathom ever being high enough that would appeal to me (Banana Dogs) or anything If this little gem didn't exist, it would be necessary to write it. Probably not me, since it would most likely only involve different shit you can mix into Trader Joe's vanilla Soy Creamy. I love that the recipe ingredients are PICTURES (but the best one is the cover illustration of the baked tomato holding a blunt), and most recipes only have, on average, 6 ingredients and steps. Though there are some that I cannot fathom ever being high enough that would appeal to me (Banana Dogs) or anything that I would want to actually prepare or munch on while stoned (Shredded Papaya salad), nor would I have my shit together to roll sushi. And while I'm happy that there are some fairly healthy recipes included, I'm not the type of stoner that's going to choose them over, say, the Pancookie. Pretty sure the reference section is for those who are too high to remember. Hence, "How to Cook on a Stovetop." And thanks to my local library system for having this in circulation.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Teddy

    This is a good beginner vegan cookbook and great for even skill cooks who want fast to prepare recipes. Most of the recipes are easy, such as the Orange French Toast but I wouldn’t say that all the recipes are as easy as the description leads the reader to believe. For instance, the sushi recipe. It says to simply “roll it like a sleeping mat.” Um, if you have ever tried making sushi, you know it is difficult to roll. I have made it many times with varying rolling outcomes. It’s rarely perfect, This is a good beginner vegan cookbook and great for even skill cooks who want fast to prepare recipes. Most of the recipes are easy, such as the Orange French Toast but I wouldn’t say that all the recipes are as easy as the description leads the reader to believe. For instance, the sushi recipe. It says to simply “roll it like a sleeping mat.” Um, if you have ever tried making sushi, you know it is difficult to roll. I have made it many times with varying rolling outcomes. It’s rarely perfect, actually never for me and I’m not a stoner. I am also considered a really good cook, if you ask my friends, family , and husband, Bill. My dog, DJ thinks so too but he also likes really disgusting things, so he doesn’t count. LOL! I made the Peachy Crepes for desert, rather than breakfast, however used extra soy milk and some maple syrup instead of the peach syrup from a can. I don’t eat canned peaches, I think they are disgusting. The batter would have been perfect for pancakes but came out way too thick for crepes. I just added a lot more soy milk to the batter for the right consistency. (Something that first time crepe makers may not know to do). They turned out great! I stuffed them with fresh blue berries, fresh peaches, and homemade vegan coconut whip cream. (The whip cream recipe is not in the book.) I made the Bahnwich for an easy dinner one night and Bill and I really enjoyed it. I have a different recipe for it however, we enjoyed this one even more. I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate, so I had to try the peanut butter squares. That was the easiest recipe I tried, it only has three ingredients, peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar. They were as rich as you would expect, so I cut them into about 1″x1″ squares. We still have some in the freezer. I recommend the Vegan Stoner Cookbook.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    Made some great recipes from the blog then bought the book. I love this book because it's exactly how I'd cook if I weren't married to someone who can Really Cook. It's perfect for those of us who need to keep things simple. It's not for someone who's adept at cooking from scratch & wants 100% whole foods (they do use TVP, soy cheeze, seitan etc.) It IS for someone without a lot of patience or time in the kitchen. The ingredient illustrations make me happy & there are photos of every recipe so i Made some great recipes from the blog then bought the book. I love this book because it's exactly how I'd cook if I weren't married to someone who can Really Cook. It's perfect for those of us who need to keep things simple. It's not for someone who's adept at cooking from scratch & wants 100% whole foods (they do use TVP, soy cheeze, seitan etc.) It IS for someone without a lot of patience or time in the kitchen. The ingredient illustrations make me happy & there are photos of every recipe so it's hard to mess things up. I can see how the title might be off-putting to some, but with at most 6 steps per recipe it really seems meant to appeal to beginner or (in my case!) somewhat challenged cooks. I think it's the perfect gift for someone new to eating/cooking vegan. Get this book & make some simple-healthyish-yummy vegan food!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Morgan

    Things I've made and loved: Orange French Toast Yam Scramble (subbed eggplant as listed in Tips) TVP Salad Chickpea Curry (I use a whole can of chickpeans) Lentil Loaf Peanut Stew (really good with sweet potato instead of regular) Baked Banana Cake There are doubles from the website in the cookbook but I actually like that because everything I've tried from the website has been absolutely delicious.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rambling Reader

    informative and quirky. the authors are from Portland, enough said.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jill

    5 Stars!! Wonderful cookbook filled with easy recipes that I actually want to cook and eat. Bonus that there are photos on every page. Also has lots of fun little illustrations. This book is definitely a keeper.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Stef

    EDIT 4/21/2019: I came to like this cookbook more over time. Over time I've slowly come across the ingredients used in this book, so I've been able to try them out or make do with substitutes. They ARE easy, and they're tasty. I appreciate that each recipe has some bulletpoint suggestions on how to tweak the recipe further. Yep, I dig it. ORIGINAL REVIEW: I'm not a vegan (picked this up mostly out of curiosity and because I love food books), so I didn't make any of the recipes in the book (yet?) EDIT 4/21/2019: I came to like this cookbook more over time. Over time I've slowly come across the ingredients used in this book, so I've been able to try them out or make do with substitutes. They ARE easy, and they're tasty. I appreciate that each recipe has some bulletpoint suggestions on how to tweak the recipe further. Yep, I dig it. ORIGINAL REVIEW: I'm not a vegan (picked this up mostly out of curiosity and because I love food books), so I didn't make any of the recipes in the book (yet?) -- I don't currently have the vegan ingredients (e.g., nutritional yeast). I surprisingly didn't have any of the more commonplace recipes either, so I guess that's not much of an excuse. With other recipe books, I pick out a few things I want to make and then go to the store to get any special ingredients, but I'm much less likely to do that with this one, just by the nature of the book -- it seems like I should already have the ingredients on hand because the recipes are easy enough for stoners to make (although some seem really ambitious to undertake while high, and by that I mean anything that involves using the oven or stove). You don't have to be stoned to try these recipes though; in fact, there's nothing really "stoner-y" about this book aside from the super cute illustrated tomato holding a joint and, perhaps, referring to mushrooms as "'shrooms." I guess my biggest problem with the book is, unfairly, that because I'm not a vegan, I don't have the ingredients to test anything out, and I'm obviously lazy. (If they would just arrive magically to my kitchen, that would be another star for this book.) But the illustrations are cute as hell, and using drawn pictures of the ingredients (that I don't have!) instead of just listing of them was creative.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Max

    This was a little weird.. lol.. great drawings and easy recipes, though.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kajah

    I bought this as a novelty book in Portland because the illustrations are the perfect blend of charm and stupidity, but the recipes and techniques have become quite useful and they hear toward the simple, quick prepare side, and it’s easy to make variations to suit your needs. I don’t buy physical books as often as I used to, but this was a useful buy and keep.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Charlie

    this is a good book for people who are beginners to vegan cooking and wants a book to show them very quick and easy meals to fix when your short on time and don't really want to make everything from scratch.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany Balagna

    I love this cookbook. The idea is that these recipes are so simple & accessible that you could even make them stoned. But you don't have to be! So many of these are tasty, even sober. This was a library rental and I have since went and bought it for myself. I love this cookbook. The idea is that these recipes are so simple & accessible that you could even make them stoned. But you don't have to be! So many of these are tasty, even sober. This was a library rental and I have since went and bought it for myself.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

    Easily my favorite cookbook.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Suz deMello

    Fantastic book for the adventurous vegan The recipes look both tasty and simple. Many avoid common allergens like soy and dairy. I'm excited to explore this cuisine.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Darren

    Maybe this reviewer is not the target reader for this book. Maybe there are some cultural differences at play. Stoner has, at least to this author, a very certain meaning and whilst the book is not explicit in describing this, possibly this can explain a bit of the gap between reviewer and reviewed book. This book sets out to provide 100 recipes that are quick and easy to make as well as being vegan-friendly. Perhaps any other influences are purely optional. A series of cartoon-type drawings are Maybe this reviewer is not the target reader for this book. Maybe there are some cultural differences at play. Stoner has, at least to this author, a very certain meaning and whilst the book is not explicit in describing this, possibly this can explain a bit of the gap between reviewer and reviewed book. This book sets out to provide 100 recipes that are quick and easy to make as well as being vegan-friendly. Perhaps any other influences are purely optional. A series of cartoon-type drawings are central to this book and possibly even these start to put this reviewer on the back foot. Of course, the only stimulant rushing through this writer's body is coffee and that might explain why one is a little, err, confused and uncertain exactly why these cartoon-y images are particularly necessary. It just seems rather pointless, false, meaningless and child-like (in a book that is NOT aimed at children). The same cartoons, images and odd clip art are shoehorned throughout the book, pushed around the recipes and engender a reaction that can be best summed up as "WTF?". Just after a few pages this reviewer is losing the will to continue and is ready to fling this book to the bin in despair, yet professional detachment (or masochism) means that one cannot yet raise the white flag. Recipes are split into fairly conventional chapters (breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc.) and a few sections are given over to things like vegan substitutions and how-tos. Each recipe is concisely written, features sole U.S. imperial measures and requires a greater degree of concentration than perhaps is intended as instead of having a clear list of ingredients, for example, you have to decipher various strange graphic representations of the various products. No doubt the authors have their reasons, but reading a list of ingredients is a lot easier than looking at somebody's drawings of the same list. The range and diversity of the recipes is reasonable, one supposes, but it really does feel like a lot of effort is being wasted along the way. Think positive.. think positive… About the best thing is the index at the end of the book. Incredibly detailed and thankfully devoid of oh-so-(not)cute images. Sorry, but even allowing for the fact that this reviewer might not be the target audience for this book, not being a stoner and all of that (!) one really has trouble finding any enthusiasm or positivity. There is no shortage of good vegan recipe books in the marketplace. This book just feels meaningless, over-priced and trying to be something it probably cannot be. Of course, maybe things will look differently if one is a "stoner" but even so, "too much hassle, man.." might then be the refrain. If this is your bag, check it out by all means, but remember all that glitters is not gold. The Vegan Stoner Cookbook: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes to Munch, written by Sarah Conrique & Graham I. Haynes and published by Ten Speed Press. ISBN 9781607744641, 128 pages. Typical price: USD16.99. YYY. // This review appeared in YUM.fi and is reproduced here in full with permission of YUM.fi. YUM.fi celebrates the worldwide diversity of food and drink, as presented through the humble book. Whether you call it a cookery book, cook book, recipe book or something else (in the language of your choice) YUM will provide you with news and reviews of the latest books on the marketplace. //

  16. 4 out of 5

    Angie Lisle

    Some of these recipes seemed ludicrous to me -Granola Bowl, for example- because it's something that anyone can figure out while standing in their kitchen. But turn the page and there's a recipe for a vegan version of Hollandaise Benedict and, later on, an interesting version of Cream of 'Shroom Soup, which could be used as a base for many dishes. And there's a couple dishes, like Banana Dog - a cooked banana in a hot dog bun - that I have no interest trying. There's also a couple recipes, like Some of these recipes seemed ludicrous to me -Granola Bowl, for example- because it's something that anyone can figure out while standing in their kitchen. But turn the page and there's a recipe for a vegan version of Hollandaise Benedict and, later on, an interesting version of Cream of 'Shroom Soup, which could be used as a base for many dishes. And there's a couple dishes, like Banana Dog - a cooked banana in a hot dog bun - that I have no interest trying. There's also a couple recipes, like Samosas, that can be easily tweaked into some amazing munchies. Each dish comes with tips on how to make slight adjustments for use in other recipes. The book also explains how to make some of the ingredients - like tahini and almond milk - so you don't have to buy prepackaged products. These recipes are designed to be quick, for people who don't mind using some prepackaged products like crescent roll dough, pizza dough, and ketchup. Substitutions are easy to make, if you prefer to make your own orange juice or English muffins. There's an abundance of artwork - each recipe has a real photograph accompanying it but the ingredient list is depicted as an illustration that looks like it was done for a children's picture book. I received a free digital copy of this book in exchange for a review and it was hard to make out some of the ingredients on my Nook (even when I zoomed in). I recommend using this book in print format.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    I'm really just vegetarian (though I generally only cook vegan recipes) and I'm definitely not a stoner, but I wondered if I might be one at heart after a stoned friend of mine purchased three pounds of jelly beans many years ago and I totally helped him finish them off. Maybe I'm immature, but I found the drawings ridiculously hilarious. I laughed out loud at a banana getting pantsed, for example. As others have mentioned, the recipes are primarily made with packaged foods. At first this kind o I'm really just vegetarian (though I generally only cook vegan recipes) and I'm definitely not a stoner, but I wondered if I might be one at heart after a stoned friend of mine purchased three pounds of jelly beans many years ago and I totally helped him finish them off. Maybe I'm immature, but I found the drawings ridiculously hilarious. I laughed out loud at a banana getting pantsed, for example. As others have mentioned, the recipes are primarily made with packaged foods. At first this kind of annoyed me.. but it's for stoners, after all ;) The recipes are easy to make and made me feel like most of them would just require a trip to Trader Joe's (since TJ's loves having mostly kinda processed foods). My only complaint is that some of the recipes were a little too simplified. I suspect that that "sushi rolls" for example might be a little too difficult for even me to make sober, let alone a stoned person. The illustrations are amusing, and I would recommend getting this book in print. (However, ever since I got a cookbook that called for "? cup of oil," I only get them in print!) I received a copy of this free through NetGalley.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Alex McGilvery

    I looked at this cookbook hoping for a way to make vegetables more interesting and provide some variety on the occasional evenings when I am in the mood and have the ingredients for some good vegan cuisine. I was a little disconcerted to see when I looked inside the cover that the stoner part of the title is given as much weight as the vegan part. I could got past that. I was more interested in the recipes than the illustrations. I could over look the recipe for ‘herb oil’. What I had much more t I looked at this cookbook hoping for a way to make vegetables more interesting and provide some variety on the occasional evenings when I am in the mood and have the ingredients for some good vegan cuisine. I was a little disconcerted to see when I looked inside the cover that the stoner part of the title is given as much weight as the vegan part. I could got past that. I was more interested in the recipes than the illustrations. I could over look the recipe for ‘herb oil’. What I had much more trouble with is the reality that this isn’t what I would call a cookbook. The recipes don’t start with ingredients, they start with mixes. I don’t buy processed food and I don’t buy mixes. That made most of the recipes unusable to me. For those who might find the stoner amusing or applicable, or for those who want ways to tweak the mixes they already have in the cupboard, this book may be useful.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Cass

    What a great idea! Simple pictures, simple foods, all on one page! Easy to follow recipes in no more than 6 steps. Although I typically like to make things from scratch, and shudder at the thought of "soy creamer" which is used often, the recipes are simple enough not to be daunting and to allow my own spin. Plus the illustrations are adorable and the photos are mouthwatering. I want to buy this for all my friends, if just for the few reference pages of veganaise, adobo spices and how to cook be What a great idea! Simple pictures, simple foods, all on one page! Easy to follow recipes in no more than 6 steps. Although I typically like to make things from scratch, and shudder at the thought of "soy creamer" which is used often, the recipes are simple enough not to be daunting and to allow my own spin. Plus the illustrations are adorable and the photos are mouthwatering. I want to buy this for all my friends, if just for the few reference pages of veganaise, adobo spices and how to cook beans and grains at the back.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Arias

    This one caught me by the name. I had to get it. I found out afterwords that there is a website with some more of their recipes. A few of the recipes in this book are quite inventive. Most of the recipes are quick and all of them are easy. Thy use a lot of frozen, boxed, or canned items to help move along the cooking process. My favorite part of all was the artwork through out the book. I loved it. It was quite entertaining. I would definitely recommend this book to any vegan, stoner or not.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Caroline Szumowicz

    Perfect cookbook for the stoned or intimidated in the vegan kitchen. The illustrations are great and fun. Recipes are easy and delicious. The author did a great job of using illustrations to define ingredient lists. The small amount of ingredients needed for most recipes - bonus that many are staples in a vegan kitchen anyway - made this the most reached for cookbook t=when the question of what to eat was spoken.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Many easy recipes, but I didn't copy any of them to make. For one thing, seitan simply isn't sold anywhere near my house and I'm too lazy to make it. It was called for in quite a few dishes. I prefer bean-based main dishes to those with seitan, tofu, or tempeh, mainly because my family is far more likely to eat beans.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    This book is so cute! I don't have vegan soy yogurt or tofu dogs around often but the style is akin to a children's book making it seem so easy to make anything in it. For those that are less adept at vegan cooking, it may be oversimplified and explanations would be needed, e.g. how to roll a rice paper wrap, but overall I cannot wait to make my first recipe from this~

  24. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    Love this book! The recipes are simple: very easy to follow with short ingredients lists. The art is cartoon-ish and adorable. Every page is bright, happy, and relevant to the title and/or recipe at hand. It is a stoner book so don't expect gourmet, classy, or in-depth; it is wonderful in it's simplicity.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Laurie

    Reserving stars until I make more recipes (only made 1 delicious gratin). This book really appeals to me though with its adorable stoner veg & illustrated simple ingredient lists. A few of the recipes are bizarre, but most hit the mark with interesting variations. Reserving stars until I make more recipes (only made 1 delicious gratin). This book really appeals to me though with its adorable stoner veg & illustrated simple ingredient lists. A few of the recipes are bizarre, but most hit the mark with interesting variations.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Melly Mackey

    Easy-to-use and delicious The illustrations are awesome. The recipes are easy to make and the ingredients aren't wacky. Making substitutions are easy and the recipes don't require a ton of ingredients. Highly recommend for starter vegans.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lauren RM

    Adorable, simple vegan recipes with the cutest illustrations. This book got me excited about making my food again, which for some reason always seems so hard.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nik

    This book was really cute and entertaining, but very few of the recipes appealed to me. Probably because they were picked just on the premise of being easy to assemble and cook.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Robertson

    nice! I enjoyed the fun pics and different ideas

  30. 4 out of 5

    Harris

    Check out my review on my book blog, Reading Rainstorm! Check out my review on my book blog, Reading Rainstorm!

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