| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:54 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 158 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:06 pm 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:13 am
Posts: 1808
Location: USA
daisychain wrote:
I'd definitely recommend it if you like your veg saucy and with a small bit of heat. I really enjoyed it.

I now have a working oven. I managed to fix it myself so I'm going to get baking from VWAV before the weekend.


Yay! Hhhmmmm.... so since you managed to fix the oven yourself, does that mean you have more $ to buy more cookbooks ;)

_________________
"....but I finally found block tempeh a few weeks ago with the intent to give it my virginity." -Moon

"But...that's the most vegetably vegetable there is!!!" -Chicki


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:08 pm 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:13 am
Posts: 1808
Location: USA
daisychain wrote:
I finally broke my tempeh virginity with tempeh sausage crumbles, from VWAV, served with braised cauliflower with 3 seed sauce, also from VWAV, and some mash potato. I was low on time, starving, food was steaming, dog was trying to eat it and low light hence the super bad photo. Will be having the same for the next 3 nights so will try get a better photo one of those nights.

......The tempeh was different from what I normally eat. I definitely enjoyed it. I also really enjoyed the cauliflower dish. I will certainly be making that again......



cool, i admit, i still have yet try tempeh, it seems "weird" but i know it's not. what kind of texture does tempeh have? does it taste like tofu or not so much since it's fermented?

_________________
"....but I finally found block tempeh a few weeks ago with the intent to give it my virginity." -Moon

"But...that's the most vegetably vegetable there is!!!" -Chicki


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:08 pm 
Offline
Not NOT A Furry
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:26 pm
Posts: 466
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
allularpunk wrote:
rhelune, cookbook twinsies! I like your bowls as well. Also, next time we do a care package swap, you should join in and try to get someone that doesn't mind shipping internationally and have them send you a couple pounds of nooch! Bummer that the broth powder didn't work out well, and good to know. I'll have to try that walnut parm. I don't miss parmesan cheese at all (it's stinky), but sometimes I do want something salty to add to pizza.


Me too, I like salty, I like umami, I just don't like stinky.

I thought about that, but I'm afraid the shipping would be way too expensive.

Here's another dish from WVF, Chickpea Flour Omelet (Gujarati Chilla). I made the Italian variation (with canned plum tomatoes and dried basil, I had no fresh) and served it with fresh rocket / arugula. It was very tasty. I'll try other variations as well.

Image

Love Child, this looks really tasty!

Daisychain, I plan to use VWAV for my next challenge. Did you use all the herbs and spices the recipe calls for? Are they overwhelming? I used fennel seeds in this: http://www.everydaydish.tv/recipe/spicy ... an-sausage and all I could taste was fennel. That sausage reminded me of licorice candy, not sausage.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:10 pm 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:13 am
Posts: 1808
Location: USA
wow, 1 to 2 TBS is a lot of fennel!

_________________
"....but I finally found block tempeh a few weeks ago with the intent to give it my virginity." -Moon

"But...that's the most vegetably vegetable there is!!!" -Chicki


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:27 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:55 pm
Posts: 4004
Location: The land of maple syrup and beavers.
Love Child wrote:
I'm cooking from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. Started out by making the bean and corn tortilla lasagna.

Image

It was pretty good. A little boring maybe. I much prefer the avocado and pinto bean enchiladas from this book before this.


This looks like my ideal dish. Mexicanish and a casserole.

_________________
Anyone for some German Shepherd Pie? - daisychain
Well! Fruit is stupid! These onions taste nothing like fruit! - allularpunk
Dwarf-tossing for God: A Story of Hope - Invictus


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:32 pm 
Offline
Dying from Nooch Lung

Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:37 pm
Posts: 3217
Location: Ireland
bookwormbethie wrote:
daisychain wrote:
I'd definitely recommend it if you like your veg saucy and with a small bit of heat. I really enjoyed it.

I now have a working oven. I managed to fix it myself so I'm going to get baking from VWAV before the weekend.


Yay! Hhhmmmm.... so since you managed to fix the oven yourself, does that mean you have more $ to buy more cookbooks ;)


Oh God!!!! No more books! Honest! At least until next week anyway.......


The tempeh was actually quite good. I was nervous of it I must admit. I steamed it beforehand so it wouldn't be bitter. I found it to be a lot more firm than tofu but then I've only managed to get extra firm tofu here. It has plenty of bite in it so if you are the type of person that needs something "solid" with the meal it should be good. I found the look of it in the plastic to be a bit weird though.

_________________
Meowchickameow meow! - Tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:30 pm 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:08 pm
Posts: 4913
Location: WV
rhelune - ah, yes, I was stupidly thinking about those one price shipping boxes that we use over here and didn't compute that, duh, you probably can't use those internationally. That omelet looks fantastic!

_________________
But if one were to tickle Pluto, I suspect that it might very quietly laugh. - pandacookie

55k usd is like 4 cad or whatever equivalent in beavers you use on the island - joshua


Awesome. Vegan. Rad.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:00 pm 
Offline
Mediocre Tart
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:55 pm
Posts: 4640
bookwormbethie wrote:
just a bit curious and nosy since you mentioned you've never tasted parm, were you raised vegan as a child?

Is parmesan cheese so ubiquitous in the US that most people have had it? I know there are dishes with -parm in the name, but I never thought of it being such a thing that it would occur to think of someone as being brought up veg if they've never tried it.

rhelune, that omelette looks so good!

_________________
"Because sure, I like David Bowie, but not that much."

"I will take a drugged, sex-crazed, punk rock commie over Mrs. Thatch any day of the week" - Vantine

"I just finished building my Irn Bru cellar!" - Steffers!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:03 pm 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:47 pm
Posts: 286
Location: Kansas
Rhelune, that chickpea omelette thingy is gorgeous!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:06 pm 
Offline
Not NOT A Furry
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:26 pm
Posts: 466
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Thank you allularpunk, interrobang?!, and Miss Jayme Kat.

I do have a bread maker, but am thinking about making No-Knead Artisanal Bread frow WVF. What worries me the most is handling a hot casserole dish (and a hot lid) and putting sticky dough into it. I'm very clumsy and not a week passes without me cutting or burning my fingers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:07 pm 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:47 pm
Posts: 286
Location: Kansas
interrobang?! wrote:
Is parmesan cheese so ubiquitous in the US that most people have had it? !

Yes. If nothing else, we dump canned, shredded parmesan all over our pasta and pizzas, and I don't think I've ever been to an Italian restaurant or pizza joint that didn't have a jar of parm on every table. If it's a fancy place, the server will shred it onto your plate for you.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:11 pm 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:09 am
Posts: 250
bookwormbethie wrote:
@sofrito, yay for VOTC. I've recently acquired this cookbook and have a long list of recipes I want to make. Have you made much from this book yet besides the cobbler?

I've had the cookbook for awhile but haven't cooked from it at all until this week. And I'm loving it so far! I made the lemony potatoes with white beans and sun dried tomatoes over the weekend, except I didn't have tomatoes and added spinach and artichokes. It was a bit salty and definitely could have used the tomatoes and fewer kalamata olives (I went a little olive crazy). I still liked it though and will definitely make it again as it was super easy and quick to throw together. I didn't get a pic, unfortunately.

Next up is the Smoky Southwest Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie, and later this week will be Veggie Lasagna. I'm really excited to try out the cauliflower topping on that one.

_________________
It's not like I'm busting out my boobie tassles and shouting, "BEHOLD! THE MIRACLE OF LIFE!" - TheCrabbyCrafter


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:40 pm 
Offline
Lactose Intolerant...Literally
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:37 pm
Posts: 705
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Canned parmesan? *Shudder*. And people say vegan food is gross.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:45 pm 
Offline
Mediocre Tart
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:55 pm
Posts: 4640
mattomic wrote:
Canned parmesan? *Shudder*. And people say vegan food is gross.
Ha. I'm wondering if this is like the cheapo plastic tub 'italian hard cheese' we get in the UK? Because, that, I have certainly had. But actual parmesan? Never.

_________________
"Because sure, I like David Bowie, but not that much."

"I will take a drugged, sex-crazed, punk rock commie over Mrs. Thatch any day of the week" - Vantine

"I just finished building my Irn Bru cellar!" - Steffers!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:06 pm 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:13 am
Posts: 1808
Location: USA
Miss Jayme Kat wrote:
interrobang?! wrote:
Is parmesan cheese so ubiquitous in the US that most people have had it? !

Yes. If nothing else, we dump canned, shredded parmesan all over our pasta and pizzas, and I don't think I've ever been to an Italian restaurant or pizza joint that didn't have a jar of parm on every table. If it's a fancy place, the server will shred it onto your plate for you.


and even not fancy places like the olive garden like to get in on that shredding action too.

_________________
"....but I finally found block tempeh a few weeks ago with the intent to give it my virginity." -Moon

"But...that's the most vegetably vegetable there is!!!" -Chicki


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:11 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:55 pm
Posts: 4004
Location: The land of maple syrup and beavers.
Yeah, if someone in North America were to tell me they'd never had Parmesan cheese I would assume they were veg or had a dairy allergy from childhood. Parmesan on everything.

ETA: Rhelune, that omelette thing looks amazing. AMAZING.

_________________
Anyone for some German Shepherd Pie? - daisychain
Well! Fruit is stupid! These onions taste nothing like fruit! - allularpunk
Dwarf-tossing for God: A Story of Hope - Invictus


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:14 pm 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:47 pm
Posts: 286
Location: Kansas
mattomic wrote:
Canned parmesan? *Shudder*. And people say vegan food is gross.

My sister calls it "vomit in a can."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:09 pm 
Offline
Sick of Cupcakes
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:44 pm
Posts: 6725
Location: Modesto, CA
From Cookin' With TJ Veg: tempeh tacos (added avocado, cheeze shreds)....along for the ride jicama with lemon & chili and red rice!

Image

_________________
The Stay At Home Girlfriend: A zine that focuses on
vegan recipes, cat love and living with OCD.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/missmuffcake


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:41 am 
Offline
Huffs Nutritional Yeast
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:23 am
Posts: 114
Location: Oolongong
interrobang?! wrote:
mattomic wrote:
Canned parmesan? *Shudder*. And people say vegan food is gross.
Ha. I'm wondering if this is like the cheapo plastic tub 'italian hard cheese' we get in the UK? Because, that, I have certainly had. But actual parmesan? Never.

I think the name parmesan is protected in the EU, so you can't call the canned stuff parmesan because it's not really. So yes i'd reckon it's the same stuff.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:53 am 
Offline
Lubes With Earth Balance
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:27 pm
Posts: 1616
Location: Sweden
allularpunk wrote:

Love Child, that cookbook is one of my absolute favorites! I'm excited that LTEV is included in the challenge so I can get some more use out of it, since I always default to ED&BV when I want a Dreena recipe.


Nice! I haven't made much from this book, do you have any favorites to recommend?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:42 am 
Offline
Kitchens Planning Manchester
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:18 am
Posts: 2601
Location: England
I made the roasted pepper cannellini bean sauce from Vive le Vegan last night and served it over pasta. I'm not really joining in the challenge for a few weeks as I'm going on holiday at the weekend and trying to clear out my fridge. However, since one of my aims is to use Dreena's books more in general, I thought I'd post it here. It was really really quick and simple, used completely store cupboard ingredients (except rosemary from my garden but you could use dried) and was very tasty indeed. It's a great dish for late work nights or days when you've not been shopping. Will make it again.

_________________
http://cookingtheveganbooks.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:18 am 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:08 pm
Posts: 4913
Location: WV
Love Child wrote:
allularpunk wrote:

Love Child, that cookbook is one of my absolute favorites! I'm excited that LTEV is included in the challenge so I can get some more use out of it, since I always default to ED&BV when I want a Dreena recipe.


Nice! I haven't made much from this book, do you have any favorites to recommend?


I will flip through it when I get home this evening and give you some recs then! There are so many I love.

ETA: missmuffcake, that plate of deliciousness looks amazing!

_________________
But if one were to tickle Pluto, I suspect that it might very quietly laugh. - pandacookie

55k usd is like 4 cad or whatever equivalent in beavers you use on the island - joshua


Awesome. Vegan. Rad.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:40 am 
Offline
Saggy Butt

Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:36 am
Posts: 285
Love Child wrote:
allularpunk wrote:

Love Child, that cookbook is one of my absolute favorites! I'm excited that LTEV is included in the challenge so I can get some more use out of it, since I always default to ED&BV when I want a Dreena recipe.


Nice! I haven't made much from this book, do you have any favorites to recommend?

My favourites so far: lemon mediterranean lentils, jerk chickpeas, thai almond chickpea curry, and the red lentil and orange stew with star anise.

_________________
http://tastespace.wordpress.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:44 am 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:08 pm
Posts: 4913
Location: WV
saveur wrote:
Love Child wrote:
allularpunk wrote:

Love Child, that cookbook is one of my absolute favorites! I'm excited that LTEV is included in the challenge so I can get some more use out of it, since I always default to ED&BV when I want a Dreena recipe.


Nice! I haven't made much from this book, do you have any favorites to recommend?

My favourites so far: lemon mediterranean lentils, jerk chickpeas, thai almond chickpea curry, and the red lentil and orange stew with star anise.


No no, ED&BV favorites!

ETA: All of those (with the exception of the red lentil and orange stew, which I haven't made because I hate oranges) are delicious LTEV recipes though!

_________________
But if one were to tickle Pluto, I suspect that it might very quietly laugh. - pandacookie

55k usd is like 4 cad or whatever equivalent in beavers you use on the island - joshua


Awesome. Vegan. Rad.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #1** Your Choice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:09 am 
Offline
Brain Made of Raw Seitan
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:23 pm
Posts: 1212
Location: Under a bridge
I am realizing as I look through this rice cooker book that anything I might make from it will be extremely unphotogenic. So perhaps I'll choose something else. I've been enjoying seeing all of your tasty results so far though!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 158 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer