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 Post subject: Best cookbook recipes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:32 pm 
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Does anybody have a handful of recipes from vegan cookbooks that you think are the best, most tried and true recipes everyone should know about? I have a GIANT cookbook collection that I haven't even scratched the surface of so any recs of what are "must tries" would be appreciated! Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:24 pm 
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Hi and welcome to the PPK !

Oops - editing previous post. I'm on remote server (type of dinosaur dial-up) and missed that this thread is already in the COOKBOOKs section.

Take a tour through this cookbook section - there are many great books and lots of good comments on recipes.

And please add your comments and cooking experiences to the PPK cookbook threads. Even if an original recipe or process is a little bit off, it is very valuable to learn from the experiences of others. Happy cooking !


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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:44 pm 
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Pad thai from Vegan with a Vengeance.
Double drive thru burgers & scalloped potatoes from Chloe's Kitchen
Roasted Garlic Tart from Plenty
Cinnacrunch Muffins from All American Vegan
I forget the exact name but those hot sauce sandwiches (made with tofu instead of tempeh) from Isa Does It
The seitan/pea rice dish from Viva Vegan (it's pictured in the middle section)

That's all I can think of for now!


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Tres Leches cake from Viva Vegan

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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
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Snobby Joes, Leek and Bean Cassoulet, and Chickpea cutlets from Veganomicon.

Ancho lentil tacos, roasty soba bowls, chocolate cherry mini loaves and the simple simmered seitan from Isa Does It. Really, everything I've had from IDI has been stellar and I haven't made everything yet but I am getting close!

Chef Chloe's mac and cheese, and chipotle chopped salad.

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Tiramisu cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.

Best. Vegan. Dessert. Ever.


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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
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Carrot Cake from Vegan with a Vengeance.
Quinoa Salad with Mango and Black Beans and Chickpea Noodle Soup from Veganomicon.
Orange Agave Chocolate Chip Cookies from Vegan Cupcakes take over the World.


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Melody wrote:
Quinoa Salad with Mango and Black Beans and Chickpea Noodle Soup from Veganomicon.


YES to both of these.

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LFL wrote:
Tiramisu cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.

Best. Vegan. Dessert. Ever.


This is the damn truth

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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:36 pm 
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Thanks! These recipes will go on the top of my to-make list!


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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:18 pm 
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Iselia wrote:
Pad thai from Vegan with a Vengeance.
Double drive thru burgers & scalloped potatoes from Chloe's Kitchen
Roasted Garlic Tart from Plenty
Cinnacrunch Muffins from All American Vegan
I forget the exact name but those hot sauce sandwiches (made with tofu instead of tempeh) from Isa Does It
The seitan/pea rice dish from Viva Vegan (it's pictured in the middle section)

That's all I can think of for now!


You are my food soul mate! I've had the roasted garlic tart on my radar since I bought the book many years ago - it looks soooo good!


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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:33 pm 
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I'm going to list too many...
From Veganomicon:
- Potato and eggplant moussaka with pine nut creme
- Grilled yuca tortillas
- White chocolate chip-cherry-chocolate cookies
From Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World:
- Green tea cupcakes
- Chocolate orange cupcakes
- Chocolate mint cupcakes
From Vegan Brunch:
- Banana flapjacks with raspberries
From The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions:
- Macadamia brie
- Queso
- Smoked potatoes
- Amaretti cookies
- Tofu crème brûlée
- Traditional egg salad
From Tofu 1-2-3:
-Teriyaki tofu with peanut sauce
-Creste di galli with butternut cream
From 1000 Vegan Recipes:
- Three-lentil dal
- Roasted vegetable strudel
- Magical mystery chocolate cake
- Lemon-kissed blueberry waffles
From Vegan Planet:
- Creamy Cashew Cardamom Shake
From Artisan Vegan Cheese:
- Stuffed shells
From Japanese Cooking: Contemporary and Traditional:
- Okonomiyaki
- Karei rice
From A Vegan Taste of France:
- Carrot and hazelnut pâté
From Vegan Yum Yum:
- Broccoli almond sweet and sour tofu
From Virgin Vegan:
- Inger's Norwegian caraway cheese spread
From Vegan Holiday Kitchen:
- Whole wheat stuffing with pine nuts and dried fruit

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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:35 pm 
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I really, really love Veganomicon. Nearly everything there is a winner to me. I'm also making the muffins and omelets from Vegan Brunch all the time. Bryanna Clark Grogan's books have the best seitan recipes. I am in love with all of Bryant Terry's recipes. Terry Hope Romero has beautiful sauces/curries in VEW. New Farm Mac & Cheese 4eva. Tamasin Noyes' writes amazing comfort food recipes. Kittee's Ethiopian zine is stunning. And Voluptuous Vegan will never let you down.

There are so many talented vegan cookbook authors!


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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
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Beans Bourguignon from 1000 Vegan Recipes
Mango BBQ beans from Appetite for Reduction
Mushroom, Leek, and Beans tart from Vegan Brunch
Spicy Tempeh and Broccoli Rabe from Veganomincon
Beet Burgers from Isa Does it
Carrot, Raisins, and Spice cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade your Cookie Jar
Chocolate Banana Galaxy Cheesecake from Vegan Pies in the Sky

My favourites from these books!

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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
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This thread is so broad! These are things we make over and over, so they're more likely easier weeknight meals than fancy things to serve to guests.

hottie black-eyed peas & greens from AFR
roasted eggplant sammich from World Vegan Fest
chickpea shawarma from Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day
chipotle sausage hash and the pizza bowl (pretty much all of the bowls) from Isa Does It
tempeh tacos from Betty Goes Vegan
veggies & dumplings (soy curl variation) from Vegan Diner
pumpkin sage risotto from Urban Vegan
pretty much all of the rice & bean dishes from Viva Vegan


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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
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I know, I agree with creep. This is tough, but I love:

chickpea piccata from AFR
italian feast sausages from Vegan Brunch
chicky seitan from Isa Does It
banh mi from Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day
caribbean plaintain curry from AFR
and the recipe from Viva Vegan that Iselia mentions (I really need to make that again)
oh, and garlic saffron rice from V'con


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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:11 pm 
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Sorry if it was too broad but this is super helpful! Is there a site that has the top rated recipes from cookbooks? I used to use library.101cookbooks.com but that doesn't appear to be working anymore. Thanks again!


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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
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Here are my favorites!
Viva Vegan - White Setain, Green Posole, Arroz con Seitan, and Creamy Corn-Crusted Tempeh Pot Pie
Isa Does It - Hot and Sour Soup, Cream Chowder, Cheddar Broccoli Soup, Puffy Pancakes, Pesto Soup, Oatmeal cookies
Vegan Eats World - Pastitsio, Avgolemono, Pho, BAnh Mi
Appetite for Reduction - Buffalo Tempeh with Mac and Trees
Vegan Brunch, Italian sausage, Smoked Almond Gravy, Tofu Rancheros
Veganomicon - Lemon roasted potatoes, Tamarind Lentils, Cauliflower Pot Pie, Mac Daddy, Backyard BBQ Sauce
Vegan Finger Foods- Baked Buffalo Tofu
Vegan Diner - Sage Gravy
Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day - The turkey seitan, green monster bread
Vegan Pie in the Sky - Every Pie! but I make Strawberry Rhubarb and Peach the most
American Vegan Kitchen - Breakfast Strips, Poblano Macaroni Salad

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LazySmurf wrote:
Isa Does It - Puffy Pancakes

YES.


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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
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This is a great thread. I have 5 or so vegan cookbooks, but since I don't much enjoy cooking OR shelling out for special ingredients to make a recipe that may only be passable... ... the cookbooks get dusty. These recommendations are inspiring.


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I will add the blackened tofu from Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan, and the Rebarbecue sauce from the Rebar Cookbook. Rebar also has a killer hot and sour soup. Oh and arepas with sexy tempeh avocado filling (or something like that) from Viva Vegan!


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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:29 am 
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I've tried the areas with tempeh from viva vegan and second that!


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 Post subject: Re: Best cookbook recipes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:03 am 
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Vegan Sprout actually rates each individual recipe from vegan cookbooks. It is fun to see what others like and see if people recommend any changes.

Check it out and add your reviews: http://vegansprout.com/

Favourite dishes include:
Tamarind lentils and chickpeas romesco - Veganomicon
Coconut chana saag and ancho lentil tacos - IDI
Creamy broccoli dal and golden chickpea and artichoke salad - Vegan Yum Yum

And pretty much anything from Tess Challis

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saveur wrote:
Vegan Sprout actually rates each individual recipe from vegan cookbooks. It is fun to see what others like and see if people recommend any changes.

Check it out and add your reviews: http://vegansprout.com/


That's a great idea for a website.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:46 pm 
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LFL wrote:
saveur wrote:
Vegan Sprout actually rates each individual recipe from vegan cookbooks. It is fun to see what others like and see if people recommend any changes.

Check it out and add your reviews: http://vegansprout.com/


That's a great idea for a website.


I wished more people used it. More reviews the better for all!
(I personally find these ppk forums too unwieldly for searching for gems, ah well)

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