Thursday, February 15, 2018

Book Review: Sweet Potato Soul by Jenne Claiborne

If you've ever been on that little site called YouTube, you may have seen the lovely Jenné Claiborne on her YouTube channel cooking delicious vegan meals.  On her blog and channel, she cooks many different styles of food, but this book focused on Southern food.  Atlanta born and raised, she works to show people you can still eat delicious Soul Food sans meat, eggs, and dairy, and not feel like you're missing a thing. Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul is her first foray into the printed cookbook world.

Her intro story is fascinating. so don't just breeze by it.  All these recipes are very accessible, with easy to find ingredients.  Beautiful pictures!  Quite a bit of sweet potato use, but that shouldn't be a surprise considering the title.  Seriously, how amazing does the cover picture of Fried Cauliflower Chicken look?  Sweet potato cinnamon rolls and jalapeno hush puppies are on my long list of recipes I want to try from this book. 

IS IT VEGAN-FRIENDLY?  Duh.  It's a vegan cookbook.  "100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice and Soul."  Yes, of course, it's vegan-friendly.

WOULD I BUY IT?  Yes, if for no other reason, I've been watching her on YouTube for what feels like forever.  For no real reason other than a lack of time, I haven't actually tried any of her recipes before, so I'm super excited to see if they taste as good as they look on TV.  

I received a free copy of this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.  There was no obligation to give a positive review, and if you read my blog, you know I'm a tell-it-like-it-is kind of girl.  I mean what I say and say what I mean, that holds true for my review.

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