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True to Your Roots - Vegan Recipes to Comfort and Nourish You

True to Your Roots

Vegan Recipes to Comfort and Nourish You

By Carla Kelly
Categories: Vegan & Vegetarian, Cooking, Health
Paperback : 9781551525884, 240 pages, 2015
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Delicious meat-free recipes in which root vegetables take centre stage.

Once the lonely, unattractive kin of sexier, more popular produce, root vegetables finally get the love and attention they deserve in this inventive and far-reaching vegan cookbook. Author Carla Kelly puts roots, tubers, and rhizomes front and centre in recipes that include lighter versions of traditional stews and soups as well as juices, salads, and desserts, as well as ethnically-inspired entrees such as Potato, Sauerkraut & Dill Pierogies and Sweet Potato & Pinto Bean Enchiladas.

The book includes a great collection of raw bites and sides, as well as information on the wide variety of root vegetables available, including what to do with those mysterious specimens in the market such as kohlrabi, yuca, celeriac, and Jerusalem artichokes. There are also imaginative recipes that find new ways to use the more familiar parsnips, turnips, beets, and potatoes.

Turn up the volume in your kitchen with these vibrant, hearty, and flavourful recipes that teach old traditional root veggies some brand new tricks!

Includes 150+ recipes; full-colour throughout.


A celebration of nature's healthiest comfort foods, True to Your Roots elevates simple, easy-to-find, and always affordable tubers to the status of haute cuisine. And the photos themselves are good enough to eat. -Victoria Moran, author of Main Street Vegan and The Good Karma Diet

- Victoria Moran

Thanks to Carla Kelly's latest cookbook, vegans and non-vegans alike can open their eyes -- and their mouths -- to tasty alternatives like turnips, celeriac, yuca, and lotus root. -Georgia Straight

- Georgia Straight

Carla Kelly takes humble root vegetables to new heights with creative and delicious recipes that celebrate the members of the vegetable underground. From Sweet Potato Pie Waffles to Ground Beet Tacos, this book shows that there's lots to love about staying true to our roots. -Robin Robertson, bestselling author of Vegan Planet and Vegan Without Borders

- Robin Robertson

Burly, knotty celeriac, rustic-looking rutabaga, and other root vegetables can seem intimidating and too often are simply passed by in the grocery aisle. True to Your Roots demystifies these delicious roots with intriguing dishes like Turnip Rum Raisin Cake, Celeriac Bacon, and Parsnip and Spinach Burgers. From breads to juices to main dishes to desserts, Carla covers it all, inspiring us to expand our culinary horizons by getting back to our 'roots. ' -Miyoko Schinner, author of The Homemade Vegan Pantry and Artisan Vegan Cheese

- Miyoko Schinner