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Kansha

This book teaches techniques to prepare Japanese vegan meals.

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Kansha: Celebrating Japan's Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions is a cookbook that is written by Elizabeth Andoh. There aren’t a lot of resources for Japanese vegan and vegetarian recipes, so this book is highly praised for its offerings. The recipes are inexpensive and the book serves as a guide to this style of eating rather than just a compilation of recipes. There are over 100 vegan recipes within this cookbook and kansha cooking makes sure you waste nothing. Some of the recipe categories include rice, noodles, stocks and soups, fresh from the market and desserts. Along with the recipes are chapters covering tools and techniques, a guide to the kansha kitchen and a catalog of ingredients.

Vegan cooking gets even more interesting with the Japanese twist that these recipes include. You will definitely want to check out the introduction as well as the other chapters that aren’t specifically recipe oriented. They will give you some great insight into the food you’ll be cooking with this book.

PRO
  • Includes over 100 vegan recipes
  • Recipes have a Japanese twist
  • Book offers help with techniques and tools you’ll need
  • Encourages vegan way of eating
  • Kansha cooking eliminates waste
  • Not just a recipe book
  • Recipes broken out into categories
  • Inexpensive to prepare
CON
  • Only contains vegan recipes
DIET and NUTRITION

Kansha: Celebrating Japan's Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions offer some great vegan recipes for those wanting to learn the Japanese technique of kansha cooking. There are over 100 recipes within this book and they are inexpensive to prepare. The various categories of recipes include rice, noodles, stocks and soups, fresh from the market and desserts. Some of the included recipes are:

  • Classic sushi rice
  • Rice with salted cherry blossoms
  • Skillet-tossed curried rice
  • Pom-pom sushi
  • Flat plate udon noodles
  • Chilled sobu noodles with miso dip
  • Slithery somen noodles
  • Steamed soy milk custard
  • Tricolored vegetables rolled in fried tofu
  • Warm and spicy cabbage and pepper slaw
  • Gingery enoki mushrooms with carrots
  • Vegetables picked in rice bran
  • Good fortune pickles
EXERCISE

There is no exercise component with this cookbook.

CONCLUSION

Kansha: Celebrating Japan's Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions offers a wonderful array of recipes for those wanting to learn to cook vegan foods in a Japanese way. There are over 100 recipes within the cookbook so you have plenty to choose from. This cookbook doesn’t only offer recipes; it also teaches you the techniques you need to be successful with this style of cooking. This book covers a new range of vegan eating and can be great for those interested in cooking this way.

Common Misspellings

kansia, kansah, hansha, kanshas


Related Diets: Vegan Diet, Vegetarian Diet, Appetite for Reduction, Clean Food


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