June 16, 2013

The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home by Brian L. Patton

The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home by Brian L. Patton is the second cookbook by the author featuring vegan dishes. This time, it focuses on themed menus that work well for “happy hour” and includes beverages to be a part of the vegan meals.

Book Description
What started as a casual weekly tradition at the Patton household resulted in these twenty delectably diverse happy hour menus. From yamburger sliders, samosa pizzas, and green bean fries to rigatoni poppers and a variety of innovative cocktails, this is seriously fun food for Friday — or any — night!

Wow your friends! Impress your family! Woo that special someone who might need a little convincing of your specialness! Open The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home and:

• learn the ninja time-management skills of professional chefs to whip up snacking feasts in about an hour 
• make your produce procurement easier with handy-dandy premade shopping lists
• concoct unique potent potables and lovable libations
• travel the world without leaving your balcony, from Little India to New New England to Really Little Italy 
• fill your belly with fabulous food that’s free of your furry friends” – The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home

My Thoughts
The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home is a cookbook that is designed with menus in mind for four people that take about an hour to make. Everything is vegan, and you may be surprised by how much you might like that is vegan, if you aren’t fully devoted to the vegan lifestyle.

The cookbook itself is also not in full color. However, you can go to www.thesexyvegan.com/gallery to view some of the dishes in the book in full color photos. I like this a lot because I’m a visual person who probably wouldn’t try to cook something if I only saw it in black and white. There are also QR codes throughout the book to offer videos of the author showing recipes and tips.

I’ll be honest, the author’s first cookbook was not one that I am a big fan of. However, this one feels more genuine to me and isn’t quite as forced. The recipes are also better and probably a lot easier to try out for starter chefs like myself. For the most part, I could replace many of the things that contained gluten with something else (I can’t eat gluten), and they were quite good!

I was pleasantly surprised by this cookbook and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try to cook vegan dishes for happy hour.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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