Book Report: Vegan 100 + Three Bonus Recipes!

Do you love new cookbooks as much as I do? I am always excited to see new authors and their vegan creations hit the market. Today, I am talking about Gaz Oakley’s Vegan 100. Gaz, who goes by “Avant-Garde Vegan” and is based in London, only became vegan two years ago but his background as a chef informed the development of the recipes in this book. I have already made three recipes (I got permission to reprint them here) plus I have earmarked a whole bunch more. Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see what else I cook up. In the meantime, let me tell you more about this book.

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Asparagus, Leek & Green Pea Risotto (Spring Risotto)

Risotto is one of my most favorite dishes ever. And when I start seeing asparagus at the market, I know it’s time to make this dish. I mean, asparagus and peas. Together they are magic. But, wait, are you saying, “Vegan risotto?” Oh yes, vegan risotto!

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Roasted Asparagus with Capers & Breadcrumbs


Even though it feels cold outside, it is technically spring, and therefore it is asparagus season! Asparagus are one of my favorite vegetables and can be made so many ways – steamed, sautéed, roasted, as a soup, in salads, etc. But today, I want to share this basic recipe. It is exactly what the title says – roasted asparagus with capers and breadcrumbs.

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Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes

I am in love with these sweet little corn cakes. Let’s face it, corn is my favorite food group and I am always trying to find new and creative recipes to make. This is a copycat of a Cheesecake Factory recipe that is all over the internet. I kind of found it by accident. Let me tell you a story…

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