Archive for December, 2011
Whether you’re just starting out on a vegan diet or are already a fan of plant-based meals, 500 Vegan Dishes (Sellers Publishing, 2011) is a great go-to book for vegan substitutions and tons of recipes. Deborah Gray offers information and recipes in a highly readable format. She starts out by giving an introduction with a brief overview and jumps into ingredients, listed alphabetically and with great tips, along with charts of cooking times and descriptions. Another helpful section within the ingredients are the recipes and tips on animal-free substitutions, like almond and coconut milk, nondairy cream cheese and mayonnaise. Read More→Print This Post
This week’s recipe features a dish made with millet, a grain I’m very fond of, but rarely think to make. It’s a good winter grain, as it feels substantial and warming. Here’s a tasty recipe from 500 Vegan Dishes (see the review here). I enjoyed it and hope you will, too. And now, here’s what the author of this recipe has to say:
Nutritionally, millet resembles wheat, providing niacin, vitamin B6, and folic acid along with some calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. If you want fluffy, grainy millet, as for this dish, it is essential to leave it alone while cooking. If you want a soft textured millet, however, keep stirring until it is cooked. Contributed by Debroah Gray from 500 Vegan Dishes (Sellers Publishing, 2011).Print This Post
These delicious, spicy Indian starters are easy to make with phyllo pastry. Once you have mastered the first one, constructing the samosas is really easy. Contributed by Debroah Gray from 500 Vegan Dishes (Sellers Publishing, 2011).
Yep, it’s famous. I am the official sweet potato pie maker for my family. It isn’t a holiday if my pie isn’t there. This was a hard recipe to veganize, since traditionally, I used condensed milk and egg whites to make my pies. But after a little tweaking, my famous sweet potato pie is now vegan and still a hit. This recipe is contributed by Alicia C. Simpson from her book Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food (The Experiment, 2009).
Ahhh, French Onion soup, my favorite vegetarian mistake. I loved this so much in my omnivore days that I just assumed since it was an onion soup that it had to be vegetarian. Boy, was I wrong. I was just three months into being vegetarian when on of my coworkers informed me that French onion soup is made with beef broth! Imagine my horror, especially since I hadn’t eaten beef in nearly a decade. But hey, we all make mistakes, and from that day forward the French onion soup and I parted ways. But now here we are, reunited…and it feels so good (sing along!). This recipe is contributed by Alicia C. Simpson from her book Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food (The Experiment, 2009).Print This Post
Nothing says brunch like a veggie-filled frittata. Pair this with a little fresh fruit and you have a delicious, filling brunch. This recipe is contributed by Alicia C. Simpson from her book Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations (The Experment, 2010).Print This Post
Try these buns with gluten-free, vegan Sloppy Janes! Recipe from The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking by Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., CPT, and Beverly Lynn Bennett (Alpha Books, 2011).Print This Post
Everyone will love these Sloppy Janes, even if you’re not gluten-free. They pack a punch that will have everyone wanting a second! Recipe from The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking by Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., CPT, and Beverly Lynn Bennett (Alpha Books, 2011).Print This Post