The Complete Book of Vegan Compleating
An AZ of Zero-Waste Eating For the Mindful Vegan
by Ellen Tout
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 14 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 7 Sep 2021
What is "compleating"? Completely eating every part of a fruit or vegetable!
Plant-based diets are a wonderful way to protect the planet, but fruits and vegetables still have carbon footprints, and often the parts we throw away or compost are the most nutritious and delicious bits. Ellen Tout, sustainability expert and dedicated vegan, is passionate about maximizing the benefits of veganism, and through just a few simple tips, tricks and ingenious recipes she can revolutionize the way you cook.
Transform banana skins into pulled "pork"; make amazing vegan butter from the liquid in a can of chickpeas; give new life to leftover wine by making your own vinegar; forget everything you knew about kiwi by whipping up a batch of "whole kiwi" salsa for tacos. Arranged alphabetically, not only does each section include internationally-inspired recipes, but also tried-and-tested, environmentally-friendly alternatives to household cleaning, beauty products, and pet food. Dye fabrics pink with avocado skins; or transform a coconut half into a houseplant pot. "Compleat recipes" show how to make dishes that use every part of the ingredient, such as Pumpkin Pie with Caramelized Seeds or Carrot Top Tabouleh, while techniques such as pickling, fermenting and off-cuts broths can save pretty much anything from the bin.
Whether you're an experienced vegan cook, or just starting to explore plant-based eating, you're sure to find inspiration from this encyclopaedic guide.
"Jam-packed full of so much advice – so friendly, helpful, packed full of tips, tricks, delicious recipes and easy ways to compleat in a satisfying every day way."
- Melissa Hemsley
"A modern and mindful guide to zero-waste living, with practical tips, trends and budget-friendly recipes."
- Katy Beskow, bestselling author of 15 Minute Vegan, Five Ingredient Vegan, Vegan Fakeaway and Easy Vegan Bible
"This book is a great education on how to use beautiful produce to its full potential. Roots, shoots, tops and all!"
-Bettina Campolucci Bordi AKA Bettina's Kitchen, author of Happy Food and 7-Day Vegan Challenge
"Ingenious ideas for making the most of every type of leftover, this book will be a well-thumbed resource in my kitchen."
-Georgina Wilson-Powell, founder and editor of pebble magazine
"I love it! I know this is a book I will continue to enjoy reading and using throughout the seasons."
-Rose Elliot, author of The Complete Vegan
Average rating from 23 members
This book is very informative for new vegans. I think that there are many new no waste tips as well. Everything is so detailed. I would definitely recommend this for any one I know who is trying to eat more plant based and be more sustainable with their lives.
Thank you very much for the opportunity to read and review this one! This wonderful book is great for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone who wants to eat a more plant-based diet. the biggest thing for me was that it gives so much details about how to be less wasteful and make the most of the plants you eat. I learnt so many new things and I am not new to the plant-based world. being sustainable never sounded so tasty!
I love this book. As a vegan I have read and try many vegan cookbooks and this one is one of the best. The style of this book is taking a fruit or vegetable separately and giving all the information about it. Nutritional value, preparation and different ways to cook said fruit or vegetable. It is interesting and informative
This book reads like an encyclopedia of food usage. It truly shows you how to avoid food waste in the kitchen and it's perfect for people who want to do what they can to combat the throw-away culture in which we all live. If you are looking for a way to eat tasty food while reducing your carbon footprint, then this book is definitely for you! It includes dates when fruits and vegetables are in-season which means you can buy them locally and further reduce your carbon footprint by buying local, fresh produce. Fresh produce is going to translate into tastier food. The section on an ingredient is broken down into categories on how to use the item (e.g., flesh, peel, core), as well as helpful tips on keeping it fresh, nutritional benefits, and what is edible/useful. I especially liked the contents being sorted alphabetically by ingredient, as it saves you the hassle of going to the index every time when searching for an ingredient. Some of my favorite recipes are the roasted aubergine topped dahl, the guacamole with the homemade tortilla chips, and the homemade falafels. I will definitely be buying this cookbook! Review given freely in exchange for receiving the ARC from Netgalley.