I just picked up the book at the library and it's beautiful, and all the recipes sound wonderful. But they all have multiple homemade ingredients - for example, black quinoa cake with black bean sauce with habanero something or other I go vegan during Lent (long story only marginally related to Catholicism) and I'm looking for new resources this year. Has anyone I'm wondering if anyone has actually cooked with the book. What kind of results did you get? Is it a lot of work? Is the result well worth it? Do I want to own the book?
The recipes are also pretty high in calories/fat, which is another reason I'd like to know if they're worth the expenditure. And if not, can anyone recommend some books with gourmet vegan recipes? There are tons of vegan books out there but most of them aren't very good.