Epic Vegan by Dustin Harder

I am always interested in reading new recipes and Epic Vegan by Dustin Harder* sounded perfect, especially with its subtitle: Wild and Over-the-Top Plant-Based Recipes. How can I make a review of a cookbook better than trying one of the recipes to see how it turns out. I shared my take of the Churros sundae on my cooking blog, if you fancy reading more details about it.

Epic Vegan by Dustin Harder

Harder describes the food as Not Your Granny’s Home Cookin’! and that’s the best way to do that. The recipes are indeed over the top and sound really good. It was hard to pick the first recipe to try from the book. I wanted to try seitan, as it’s something I wanted to try but never did, and the avocado sour cream was also very intriguing. But, after asking my husband… we’ve ended up with a dessert, which was not very surprising.

We tried the recipe called Churro Cup Sundaes. He gives recipes for ice cream, but I used shop-bought ice cream and chocolate sauce. But, I’ve tried the recipe both fried and baked and it turned out lovely in both situations. I think we’ll have churros quite often from now on, as they don’t have lots of sugar. Initially I was not sure the recipe will work, as the dough was thick. He mentions that in the recipe, but I was still unsure. It worked nicely and both the fried and the baked version was authentic in taste.

Now I’m very keen on trying more recipes, the two I mentioned before, and others as well.

Epic Vegan by Dustin Harder

Details about the picture: With a portion of delicious Churros sundae, a recipe from the book.
My rating: 5/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: YES!
Published by: Quarto
Year it was published: 2019
Format: Hardcover
Genre(s): Cookbook
Pages: 192

About the author: DUSTIN HARDER is the host and creator of the original vegan travel culinary series, The Vegan Roadie. A plant based personal chef, author, recipe developer and graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, he believes plants not only make the world a beautiful place but a tastier one as well!
Living la vida vegan since 2009, Dustin has served as a recipe developer in the test kitchen of Food Networks Cupcake Wars winner, cookbook author and entrepreneur Chef Chloe Coscarelli. A road warrior by trade, Dustin has traveled the country since 2003 as an actor in song and dance and now travels the miles educating curious minds about keeping it plant strong!
Website & Social Media Links: Quarto & veganroadie

*I was sent a copy of Epic Vegan by Dustin Harder for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.



4 thoughts on “Epic Vegan by Dustin Harder”

  • Hi Anca,

    I have a nephew who is vegetarian, whilst his brother is vegan, both parents are confirmed meat eaters, so you can imagine their kitchen at meal times! They did come to visit once and I made the mistake of trying to feed both lads with shop bought vegan products, which I have to say, looked, smelled and apparently tasted disgusting. They both said that it would have been much better if I had bought loads of fruit, salad and veg! I was gutted because we had spent a fortune trying to do the right thing, but I admit there is no way I would have touched the vile vegan cheese and cold ‘meats’!

    This book is a great idea as a Christmas gift, as they are both now up for trying out new recipes to expand their meal choices.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Yvonne xxx (confirmed carnivore I’m afraid!)

    • The vegan products changed massively in the last 2 years, now the fake meats are similar in taste, colour, and texture to meat. The book is indeed great as a Christmas gift. If you buy it, you might want to try a recipe or two yourself, as those are so delicious it would be a shame not to try them.

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