Need some new recipes? The Sexy Vegan has done it again, with a collection of Vegan recipes under the book title of Happy Hour at Home. I adore the theme of this cookbook, Small plates, BIG FLAVORS & Potent Cocktails. He designed the book for an intimate menu serving 2 to 4 guests. It gives it a romantic and dreamy feeling. Plus the creativity and thought put into the dishes sure did make this girl an instant fan of Brian.
Here’s the story on Brian.
When Brian Patton, a regular guy rather than a highfalutin chef, began posting videos on YouTube as his hilarious alter ego, “The Sexy Vegan,” celebrity status, including a book deal for his first book The Sexy Vegan Cookbook quickly ensued. Now, he’s done it again with his upcoming new book The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home: Small Plates, Big Flavors, and Potent Cocktails (New World Library, June 1, 2013).
When Brian began dating his soon-to-be wife, he offered to entertain her with Friday night Happy Hours at her apartment or his. After a long work week, she was ready to kick back and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine, and it was the perfect way to enjoy summer evenings. After a couple of weeks, these evenings weren’t just for two because her friends begged for invitations after hearing rave reviews of Brian’s delicious tapas and appetizers.
Brian created so many recipes that he decided it was time to put them into a book.
The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home is divided into 20 Menus, each with 3 or 4 recipes, and libation suggestions. The dishes in each menu complement each other, using similar spices and overlapping ingredients, making the menus efficient. Designed around specific themes, each menu has a unique twist but can easily be combined with other finger foods to provide everything you need to entertain vegan and non-vegan friends and family alike.
Recipes include favorites with a twist, such as yamburger sliders, seven-second salsa, cucumber almond dates, and heart of palm ceviche. The book also has innovative delights such as rhubarb pancakes and rhubarb mimosas, because, as Brian writes, “it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.”
Brian has tested each menu and can make them in 60 minutes or less, and he offers ways for readers to increase their efficiency in the kitchen. Included with each recipe are shopping lists, making planning simple and QR codes with links to videos of Brian creating select dishes.
True to the Sexy Vegan’s signature style, The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home is efficient, lively, and funny. On every page, he proves that seriously good — and good for you — food can be easy, fun, and delectable.
Interested? Well here is how you can get your hands on this book. Go to New World Library link here.
I have so many pages marked with recipes I want to make from this book. I look forward to cooking and serving up some serious mouth-watering small plates and some tempting cocktails.
First on my list is this Libation.
The Punchy Pineapple
Makes 1 cocktail
- ice cubes
- 2 fluid ounces (1 1/2 shots) spiced rum
- 3 fluid ounces coconut water
- 2 fluid ounces pineapple juice
- 3 fluid ounces ginger beer
- splash of Amaretto
Fill a tumbler halfway with ice cubes. Add the rum, coconut water, pineapple juice, ginger beer, and Amaretto. Stir with a long spoon.
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*A Special Thank you to Kim, Senior Publicist of The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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