While I was initially very excited about this book, I found that a lot of the recipes needed some help in the taste direction. It was one of my first vegan cookbooks, and after 7 years as a vegan, I know that we can do better than this. Some things in it I still use, like the veggie patties, but even those I had to add some salt, spices and garlic to get them to taste as delicious as I'd like (always my goal). Plenty of other books will give you recipes that need less tampering and more YUM. For die-hards only, as part of our collective veggie-dues.