Giveaway & Vegan Cookbook Review: Lets Go Nuts by Estella Schweizer*

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Giveaway & Vegan Cookbook Review: Lets Go Nuts by Estella Schweizer

Let’s Go Nuts is our latest recipe book review, and one for any nut lover, vegan or someone who just wants to try something new.  Published by Prestel Publishing and written by Estella Schweizer a German nutritionist and someone who is unbelievably passionate about food, specifically plant-based food.

The book Let’s Go Nuts was born from her knowledge that she knows and understands the importance nuts play in providing many much-needed nutrients as a vegan. The book is not only filled with recipes but also key nutritional information on nuts and their fascinating properties.

The book is broken down into recipes for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter so has every aspect of your yearly eating covered. Keep reading to see one of the recipes from the book and what we thought about it further on in the blog and find out how you can win a copy of this book worth more than £15 for yourself.

Giveaway & Vegan Cookbook Review: Lets Go Nuts by Estella Schweizer

What I thought of the book and which recipe I decided to make

The book is filled with so much information on books as well as a range of recipes. One of the pages I found most interesting were the guides on how to make vegan cheese and yoghurt. I love alternatives to regular foods, however, I am mindful of what I class as ‘fake’ products especially when they are bought from the supermarket, as I don’t like processed foods. So, being able to make my own gives me the confidence to know that there are no nasties that will be inside.

I also enjoyed reading about the varieties of nuts and their health/nutritional properties. One I found particularly interesting was the Tiger Nut. I have never heard of this nut or even seen it for that matter, and yet apparently it is most often grown in the Spanish region of Valencia.

They are usually sold in flake or flour form in a similar way to almonds and are very much used in this way in Spain. I don’t know where you would get hold of these, but I am sure a little search on the web will draw up some locations if this was an ingredient you’d like to try to use.

Giveaway & Vegan Cookbook Review: Lets Go Nuts by Estella Schweizer

I have to say, this was often the issue with this book. Although it’s a beautiful book, filled with what seem to be wonderful recipes, these are for someone who has a bit of culinary knowledge, or at least, knows how to get hold of some not so familiar ingredients. I struggled to find a recipe to try out, as I couldn’t find many where I had all the ingredients to hand, and when I am trialling, I like to use what’s in my cupboard as I think this would be a true reflection on what a general household would be able to achieve.

The final section of the book does a summary of seeds. I love seeds and they are a regular addition to my salads or morning breakfast. But thinking about breakfast, one of my children’s favourites is chocolate spread and one of the recipes in the book is how to make your own version called NO!TELLA. It is a spread containing hazelnut (of course), dates and cocoa. But the most fascinating and in a way obvious alternative to what would be the milky fat in a chocolate spread is the use of cocoa butter. Now, this isn’t something I have at home and ranges between £2-£6 per 100g. You only need 30g for this recipe. But this is one that I plan to try in the future when we have run out of spread, as the idea of making my own knowing what is in it and using a natural sweetener like dates, can only be a good thing for my children.

Giveaway & Vegan Cookbook Review: Lets Go Nuts by Estella Schweizer

Let’s get to the recipe that I tried! I decided to try a potato dip recipe – Wild Garlic & Potato Spread. I love a good dip/spread, whether, for crisps, veg or bread, there’s nothing like it at the weekend being able to sit with your favourite treat drink, whether that be a beer, wine, or fresh lemonade or ice tea, and having a bowl of chopped veggies, or some posh crisps to sit and relax with a yummy dip. Well, this dip certainly was that. Out of a lot of the recipes in this book, this felt like one of the easiest to make. Although I few of the cake recipes look fairly straightforward too.

Giveaway & Vegan Cookbook Review: Lets Go Nuts by Estella Schweizer

If you would like to try this recipe, go to page 40. The recipe needs you to have; potato, wild garlic or chives (which is what I have, as it grows in our garden), cashew butter (which I tend to have at home, along with a whole range of other nut butters!)white balsamic vinegar (I didn’t have this), but an alternative suggested for this is white wine vinegar (but I also like apple cider vinegar), cashew nuts, a pinch of nutmeg and salt and freshly ground pepper.

Giveaway & Vegan Cookbook Review: Lets Go Nuts by Estella Schweizer

It suggests leaving the potatoes to cool before mashing them, so I suppose in theory you could boil them the day before if you were perhaps going to make this to eat with friends before your meal. This makes an excellent dip for chopped up veg and could make a great alternative to pate as a starter to a vegan meal. It was nice in flavour although for my taste I would add a little less vinegar and perhaps add a spoonful of pesto into it instead, as I found it a little strong – this is down to personal taste.

Giveaway & Vegan Cookbook Review: Lets Go Nuts by Estella Schweizer

Where can you get a copy of Let’s Go Nuts? 

You can buy your copy here.

How much is this exciting recipe book? 

The recipe book costs £15.55 for a hardback copy

Giveaway & Vegan Cookbook Review: Lets Go Nuts by Estella Schweizer

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About the Book 

Publisher: ‎ Prestel Publishing
Author: Estella Schweizer
Format: Hardcover ‏
Number of pages: ‎ 256 pages
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3791388373

 

About the Author

Estella Schweizer is the recipe creator and writer of this super interesting book. She is a nutritionist and a certified plant-based chef. Her knowledge of vegan cooking is second to none. She has developed many of these recipes with her passion for vegan food and is conscious of her environmental impact.
She has tried to create healthy recipes to inspire people to eat well, but also tasty food. She wants her passion for food to be passed on to anyone she meets. As well as her recipe books she also teaches baking and cooking classes, showing once again her enjoyment in sharing what she knows about vegan food.
Giveaway & Vegan Cookbook Review: Lets Go Nuts by Estella Schweizer

Review by : Lex Ward

 

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*We were sent a copy of the cookbook for the feature. All opinions are our own

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56 comments

Ritchie May 31, 2022 - 4:38 pm

I have been vegan for over 30 years and I love vegan cookbooks.

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yeahlifestyle June 1, 2022 - 9:21 pm

How wonderful to hear that, hope you win this

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Wendy Lam-Vechi May 31, 2022 - 4:42 pm

Both me and my husband want to reduce our meat consumption but we really struggle to know how to cook fully balanced vegan meals. We are both lovers of nuts, pulses, beans and tofu so I’m hoping to win this to learn how to cooperate these ingredients into a meal

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This book would be perfect for you as lots of inspiring recipes in it

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Siobhan N May 31, 2022 - 6:27 pm

I would like to discover some vegan recipes as I am trying to reduce my meat intake

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yeahlifestyle June 1, 2022 - 9:20 pm

Lots of great recipes in this book for you to try

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Heidi Borchardt June 1, 2022 - 4:19 am

What a nutstastic book to win… please!

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yeahlifestyle June 1, 2022 - 9:18 pm

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Good luck to you Margaret

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MICHELLE O'NEILL June 1, 2022 - 4:48 am

I would love to win this for my daughter-in-law

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Good luck to you and hope you win it for her

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Becky Yeomans June 1, 2022 - 7:11 am

I would love to start reducing my meat intake and start off by slowing having meat free meals so this would be great for recipes.

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yeahlifestyle June 1, 2022 - 9:16 pm

Great idea, hope you win this book

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Lisa D June 1, 2022 - 7:50 am

I’m vegetarian and have been for several years but I’m interested in trying more vegan meals too.

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yeahlifestyle June 1, 2022 - 9:16 pm

Good luck to you, this is a fab book to win

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Sheena Batey June 1, 2022 - 10:24 pm

It sounds interesting and I would like to eat less meat

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yeahlifestyle June 3, 2022 - 7:37 am

And we should all do that, hope you win this

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Rich Tyler June 2, 2022 - 9:58 am

To try new and exciting dishes

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yeahlifestyle June 3, 2022 - 7:36 am

Good luck to you

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pete c June 2, 2022 - 4:39 pm

though not vegetarian, I like to explore unfamiliar ingredients, different ways of cooking and new ideas – it sounds pretty inspiring

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This book has lots of options and ideas, hope you win this

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Emma Larkin June 25, 2022 - 9:30 am

I’m always on the lookout for new recipes and ideas and this looks SO interesting!

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Margaret Clarkson June 2, 2022 - 4:53 pm

I would love to win this to broaden my repertoire of vegan recipes.

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yeahlifestyle June 3, 2022 - 7:36 am

Great idea, hope you win this

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Maya Russell June 4, 2022 - 11:09 am

I think nuts and seeds are so nutritious and I’d love to win to make more unusual recipes.

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yeahlifestyle June 5, 2022 - 7:58 am

They sure are and worth trying new recipes with them

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Kim Murray June 4, 2022 - 2:25 pm

Need to learn more about Vegan Cooking

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yeahlifestyle June 5, 2022 - 7:55 am

Books are great to help you learn

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claire woods June 4, 2022 - 6:15 pm

I’d like to eat more vegan and more natural foods.

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yeahlifestyle June 5, 2022 - 7:50 am

Great idea, so important to keep healthy

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Ruth Harwood June 6, 2022 - 6:43 am

Amazing for our meals with my bestie every week – a new idea every time!

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yeahlifestyle June 8, 2022 - 11:46 am

Agree, good luck to you

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Andrew Ingold June 7, 2022 - 5:39 pm

I would love to learn how to cook great vegan meals

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yeahlifestyle June 8, 2022 - 11:36 am

Lots of good recipes in the book for sure Andrew, hope you win this

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Gill Williams June 23, 2022 - 7:28 am

I am a nutty vegan that’s nutty for nuts x

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Gill Williams June 23, 2022 - 7:28 am

I am a nutty vegan that’s nutty for nuts x

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Sheri Darby June 23, 2022 - 7:45 pm

I would love to win this for my vegan son

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Jennifer Rhymer June 24, 2022 - 3:48 pm

I love seeds & nuts, I always have seeded bread & I love walnut cake. It would be amazing to cook from this recipe book

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Karen R June 24, 2022 - 4:42 pm

I’d love some inspiration especially for when I’m cooking for my plant based daughter xx

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Victoria Prince June 24, 2022 - 6:06 pm

I’d love to win because I love a good cookbook, and being nut based this one sounds really interesting!

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Laura Pritchard June 24, 2022 - 6:45 pm

To try and get some healthier foods into my life!

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Troy Easton June 24, 2022 - 8:47 pm

I would like to win this so I could give this to my mum for her birthday, she would love it,

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Janine Atkin June 25, 2022 - 6:39 am

id love this for my mum who loves nuts

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Liz Atkin June 25, 2022 - 2:36 pm

id love to try some new recipes

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Brendan Gavan June 25, 2022 - 3:27 pm

these looks like interesting recipes

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Graham A June 25, 2022 - 4:00 pm

my wife would enjoy this

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Tracy Barber June 25, 2022 - 4:07 pm

I’m trying to follow an anti-inflammatory diet so the recipes in this book would really help me as nuts and pulses are a big part of this diet

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Adrian Bold June 25, 2022 - 4:53 pm

I’d love a copy for my partner who is vegan.

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JW June 25, 2022 - 6:07 pm

My grand daughter has just become a vegan and would love this for inspiration

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Veronica June 25, 2022 - 6:53 pm

I am needing some recipes to aid me in cooking some interesting dishes for my family. This book would be an asset in this venture!

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Claire Hamilton June 25, 2022 - 8:46 pm

I would like to win this as more vegan friendly recipes would be good to learn.

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Patricia Barrett June 25, 2022 - 9:08 pm

I’d like to win this for myself as I’d love to try some nut based vegan meals.

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Sarah KNIGHTLEY June 26, 2022 - 3:26 pm

I would love to win a copy of this cookbook as I always cook from recipes and love to try out new cookbooks. I am trying to eat less meat and enjoy making vegan food but really need more ideas!

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Natalie Crossan June 26, 2022 - 8:05 pm

I’d love to win for my vegan best friend 🙂

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Georgie Wright June 26, 2022 - 10:34 pm

We’re eating more vegan food so I’d like some inspiration and we love nuts!

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