The First Mess Cookbook: Vibrant Plant-based Recipes To Eat Well Through The Seasons by Laura WrightThe First Mess Cookbook: Vibrant Plant-based Recipes To Eat Well Through The Seasons by Laura Wright

The First Mess Cookbook: Vibrant Plant-based Recipes To Eat Well Through The Seasons

byLaura Wright

Hardcover | March 7, 2017

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National Winner for Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2017 - Blogger category

Winner of the 2018 Taste Canada Awards - Health and Special Diet Cookbooks, Silver

The creator of the popular Saveur award-winning blog The First Mess shares over 125 seasonal, plant-based, and beautifully prepared healthy recipes in her eagerly anticipated debut cookbook

Home cooks head to The First Mess blog for Laura Wright's simple-to-prepare, seasonal vegan recipes, but stay for her beautiful photographs and enchanting storytelling. In her debut cookbook, Laura presents a visually stunning collection of heirloom-quality recipes highlighting the beauty of the seasons. Her 125-plus produce-forward recipes showcase the best each season has to offer, and as a whole, demonstrate that plant-based wellness is both accessible and delicious.     

Wright grew up working at her family's local food market and vegetable patch in the Niagara region of southern Ontario, where fully stocked root cellars in the winter and armfuls of fresh produce in the spring and summer were the norm. After attending culinary school and working in one of Canada's original farm-to-table restaurants, she launched The First Mess blog at the urging of her friends in order to share the delicious, no-fuss, healthy, seasonal meals she grew up eating, and quickly attracted a large international following.     

The First Mess Cookbook
is filled with more of the exquisitely prepared plant-based recipes and lush photography that fans of the blog have come to expect. With recipes for every meal of the day, like Fluffiest Multigrain Pancakes, Meyer Lemon Romanesco Glow Salad, and Eggplant "Bolognese" Pasta, and desserts like Earl Grey Tiramisu, The First Mess Cookbook is a must-have for any home cook looking to prepare nourishing plant-based meals with the best the seasons have to offer.
Laura Wright is the writer and photographer behind the highly acclaimed healthy food blog The First Mess, winner of a 2014 Saveur “Best Food Blog” award. In 2016, The First Mess was nominated for Best Food Blog in the Better Homes and Gardens Blogger Awards. Laura has been featured on several blogs, including The Huffington Post, Saveu...
Title:The First Mess Cookbook: Vibrant Plant-based Recipes To Eat Well Through The SeasonsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:296 pages, 10.29 × 8.28 × 1.17 inShipping dimensions:10.29 × 8.28 × 1.17 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143194860

ISBN - 13:9780143194866

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great! so many amazing recipes that were pretty easy to follow!
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book I've been following the first mess blog for years, her recipes are always great, so I was excited to get her book too
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely plant-based recipes Beautiful photography and delicious-looking recipes! I loved the seasonal focus. The only trouble I had was that many of the recipes do require a number of specialized ingredients that you might not have on hand.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it great easy recipes to follow and cook!
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved It! Beautiful Cookbook! Awesome recipes! Recommend it to everyone I know.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this cookbook! Laura's cookbook is full of unique and delicious plant-based recipes captured in beautiful photos. Definitely worth it! Even better that she is Canadian!
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Lots of good ideas in this book.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a Wonderful Canadian Cookbook I finally purchased this cookbook after pining over it for months and have not been disappointed. The recipes are well explained and easy to follow with beautiful pictures for inspiration. So glad I made this purchase!
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's OK This is a plant-based, healthy recipe collection, looking for one I want to try
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice I love these types of books, they are so full of life. What a sweet little story, I would recommend this to all my friends. I really enjoyed reading this book. Wonderfully written, it was a pleasure to read. Wish there were more books like these. What an inspiring book, kudos to the author.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! The recipes look very good. Great for vegetarians.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it Very tasty meals with easy to use recipes
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it's good! Laura does a great job putting together recipes that are affordable and tasty. I enjoy the vibrant pictures she produced making this, I've also tried a few recipes and they are delicious. But most of these dishes cannot be made in a hurry.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great cookbook! I love plant based recipes in this book.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Vegetable Cookbook Plant-based, healthy recipe collection.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!!!!! I love this book and have tried several recipes from it. The baked desserts come out amazing and I have made the chocolate cupcake recipe many times with excellent results. The vegan mains are creative and easy to make at the same time. They rely on plant based ingredients instead of fake meats (although I think there is a tempeh recipe) and processed ingredients.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book is all veg Inspiring and looking forward to trying these delicious looking recipes. A really nice veg cookbook for my collection.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So many great recipes! The recipes in this book are unique and accessible, and offer great inspiration for plant-based meals #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Love the variety of this cookbook, ease of the recipes and how amazing they all taste!!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent!!!!!!! I loved it!! MUST HAVE FOR EVERYONE!
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great cookbook Vegan, pantry-friendly and easy! Great options and inspiration.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pantry Friendly I'm a fan of cookbooks that are 'pantry friendly,' and Laura has nailed it! I would buy it again solely for the 'fudgy nut and seed butter brownies'...this recipe seems to be on repeat in my kitchen. YUM!
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from delicious This book is filled with great vegetarian casserole recipes. Easy to follow and the ingredients can be found in the supermarket
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from the blog is better I've been following Laura for years...I like her online recipes much more.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Great book with amazing recipes and beautiful photos. I loved it!
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful book and Author! I have loved Laura's blog and book! Laura is a person who cares about food and the ingredients that go into the food. I am a Chef and fan of her work.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book I just bought this book and I can't wait to read it! Beautiful pictures in it.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great Great book, easy to follow recipes, lovely pictures
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Love this blog, the fact that the recipes are Canadian and delicious!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Recipes are quite simple to make and extremely tasty! Have made over five and not one has disappointed. BBQ Mushroom Toast and the homemade coffee creamer are two of my favourites.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious recipes that happen to be vegan We've been cooking from this book since it arrived a couple weeks ago and everything has been delicious. The recipes feature simple ingredients that we usually have on hand and the instructions are clear. My family isn't vegan or vegetarian, but we try to focus a lot of our meals on seasonal produce, whole grains and beans/lentils. This book is perfect for that. I especially like that every recipe has an accompanying photo!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from will get you excited about healthy eating! I pre-ordered Laura's cookbook and have been a follower of her blog since the beginning. Even though I'm a committed omnivore, this book will get you excited to incorporate plant-based, healthier dishes in your diet. So far I've made over 10 recipes from the book and every one is a hit, even with my white flour/sugar/meat and dairy loving partner. Favourites include the root vegetable dal, the breakfast cookies, the chipotle lentil dip, the mega clump granola, the thai slaw, and the burrito stuffed sweet potatoes. Don't miss this book!
Date published: 2017-03-18

Editorial Reviews

“Laura Wright’s plant-based collection of recipes is full of color, good ideas, clever tricks you’ll want to know, and that all-important garden-based sense of the seasons which is one of the things that makes these recipes vibrant. Anyone who cooks stands to learn a lot from The First Mess Cookbook.”—Deborah Madison, author of Vegetable Literacy and The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone “Laura Wright’s passion for cooking shines through every evocative word and gorgeous photograph on her blog—and now, in this lovely cookbook, too. I've always loved Laura's inspiring, seasonal, and wholesome take on plant-based eating. And with unique dishes like Savory Ginger Green Onion Crepes, Butternut and Pesto Cream Lasagna, and Earl Grey Tiramisu, I know The First Mess Cookbook will have a place on my shelf for many years to come.”—Angela Liddon, New York Times bestselling author of The Oh She Glows Cookbook and Oh She Glows Every Day “Laura Wright is a rare jewel, and her debut cookbook is no different. Shining with her creative spirit, each recipe is a celebration of beauty and abundance, living well and eating well. Just by flipping through these pages, you are immediately aware of her reverence for fresh, healthy food and that each recipe is an ode to earth’s gifts. Laura will open your eyes to the treasure trove that is nature, the possibilities in the produce aisle, and will get you excited about eating more plants—not because you should but because you want to.”—Sarah Britton, author of My New Roots "Laura is a plant-based culinary genius. Anyone desiring to add exciting new vegan recipes to their repertoire must have this book. The recipes are approachable and healthy, and the photography is stunning. I'm in love."—Dana Shultz, author of Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking “As a long-time follower of Laura's work, I've been anxious for her creative recipes to be printed in a book that I could use often in my own kitchen. She has a way of making plant-based food appeal to everyone, no matter their diet preferences. I will continue to reach for this book for everything from her amazing dairy-free coffee creamer to weeknight dinner ideas or something special for guests.”—Sara Forte, author of The Sprouted Kitchen and Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon “Laura Wright's The First Mess Cookbook is a soulful, sumptuous feast for the eyes and belly. Lush photographs and candid storytelling bring a rich collection of creative, plant-based recipes to life. In a warm and welcoming voice, Laura issues us all an invitation to embrace the beautiful mess that is cooking—and life.”—Gena Hamshaw, author of Food52 Vegan “Laura’s no-fuss, simple-but-stylish approach to healthy food is as bold as it is beautiful. Her warm and inviting spirit, passion for plants, and gift for pairing fabulous fresh flavors take you on an exquisite journey where you feel nourished, nurtured, awakened, and inspired. Her magical mess is a joyful celebration of eating well and living well.”—Tess Masters, author of The Blender Girl, The Blender Girl Smoothies book and app, and The Perfect Blend “The First Mess Cookbook is not just an inspiring view into Laura Wright’s productive kitchen and garden or simply a collection of truly delicious recipes; it is a comprehensive guide to creating healthy and irresistible plant-based meals every day.”—Amy Chaplin, James Beard award-winning author of At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well “The next time someone asks me how vegan food can be filling, satisfying, and delicious I'll show them this book. Superfood-packed breakfasts, hearty main courses, huge salads full of flavor and texture, and more . . . each page makes me hungrier than the last. I’m already hooked on Laura’s Mocha Hemp Fuel and her Cozy Lentil Soup. Yum!”—Jeanine Donofrio, author of The Love and Lemons Cookbook