The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet: 101 Globally Inspired Creations

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The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet - Meatloaf VeganAlisa Fleming ~ Growing up, I simply adored veggie burgers. At that time, my taste-testing experience was pretty much limited to the frozen patties from Costco, but since learning more about the vegan diet many years ago, I’ve enjoyed a variety of homemade and restaurant veggie burgers, ranging from vegetable-packed to grainy to downright meaty. I truly thought that I had trialed most types of Veggie Burgers, until I came across Joni Marie Newman's cookbook.

The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet is the most creative and comprehensive collection of vegan veggie burgers that I have ever laid eyes on. For starters, the cookbook itself has a beautiful rustic feel, with full color photos for several of the recipes (taken by the wonderful Celine Steen). The style has a “busy” feel, yet the layout is neat, clean, and easy to follow. This cookbook is practical, but also has a fun theme and is more than attractive enough to make a great gift.

As for the contents, the chapters in The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet include:

  • How to Use this Book (brief, but includes some very helpful tips.)
  • Burgers for Breakfast
  • Burgers from the Far East
  • Burgers from the Middle East
  • Burgers from the Boot (Italy)
  • Burgers from the Heartland (U.S.)
  • Burgers with Latin Flavor
  • Burgers from Around the World
  • Burgers for the Holidays
  • Loose “Meat” Sandwiches
  • Condiments and Sauces
  • Buns and Breads
  • Sides and Salads
  • A Few Desserts

To note, Joni uses a wide range of ingredients in her recipes. You will find all-veggie burgers, grain-based, bean-based, tofu-based, ones using TVP and/or wheat gluten for more of a meaty taste. Here is a visual sampling of a few of the recipes …

  

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Burger

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Burger - Vegan

  

Green Bean Almondine Burger

Green Bean Casserole Veggie Burger - Vegan

    

Meatloaf Burger

Meatloaf Burger - Vegan

    

AND, for a real recipe sample, Joni permitted me to reprint one of her recipes around the holidays. Click the photo or link below to see the recipe for the …

  

All-the-Fixins' Holiday Burger (a.k.a. The Thanksgiving Veggie Burger)

Vegan Veggie Burgers - All-the-Fixins' Holiday / Thanksgiving Burger

    

To Purchase: The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet is available to purchase on Amazon.

This is a third party review by Alisa Fleming, founder of GoDairyFree.org and author of the best-selling book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a freelance writer for several publications and a recipe creator for the natural food industry with an emphasis on dairy-free living and other special diets.

The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet - Vegan

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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