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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:54 am 
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There a new book called Plenty More coming out in September. The chapters are organised by cooking method which I don't think I'll find very useful but I'm sure they will be good.

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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
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The two potato vindaloo is tasty. It definitely gets better the longer it sits as the spices and sweetness really come out with time.


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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
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I made the spinach and fava bean veggie burgers and found them underwhelming. The original recipe had an egg. I left that out and subbed a couple tablespoons of almond butter to act as a binder. Even after refrigerating, the burgers didn't hold up well in the pan, soaked up a ton of oil while frying, and then had a mushy texture that felt more fritter-y than burger-y to me. Maybe there's a better egg sub than the almond butter, but I doubt I'll make these again.

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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
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doncherryfan wrote:
I made the spinach and fava bean veggie burgers and found them underwhelming. The original recipe had an egg. I left that out and subbed a couple tablespoons of almond butter to act as a binder. Even after refrigerating, the burgers didn't hold up well in the pan, soaked up a ton of oil while frying, and then had a mushy texture that felt more fritter-y than burger-y to me. Maybe there's a better egg sub than the almond butter, but I doubt I'll make these again.


If you ever change your mind, I recommend ground flax seeds blended with water in a blender until it forms a mixture as viscous as egg. Use 1 part flax seeds to 3 parts water. I think 1/4 cup of the blended mix (1 Tbsp. flax seeds and 3 Tbsp. water) is equivalent to one egg.


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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:17 am 
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I like the vindaloo but it's not what I usually think of as vindaloo. It was just a bit too sweet, which can easily be fixed.


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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
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The Plenty ebook is currently on sale for $2.99.


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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:08 pm 
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I made the sweet potato cakes the other day. They were super simple - just steamed sweet potatoes mixed with scallions, soy sauce, salt and sugar plus a small amount of oil for pan-frying. But they were incredible!! I think this will be my new default recipe when I have too many sweet potatoes from my CSA.

I was also really pleased that the cakes didn't soak up a ton of oil while frying. I think I made my entire batch of ~8 cakes with 2 TBSP or so of oil.

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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
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i bought the kindle version of this cookbook the other day because it was on sale for 2.99 and i had $2 worth of amazon credits to use so i couldn't pass it up for 99 cents. i didnt realize it was a vegetarian cookbook.

can anyone recommend some really good vegan recipes from it or easily veganized recipes?
i dont have an actual kindle just the kindle app on my phone so it's not super easy to just flip through.

i saw several recipes that have goat cheese in it so im not sure how easily veganized that is

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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:12 pm 
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LisaPunk wrote:
i bought the kindle version of this cookbook the other day because it was on sale for 2.99 and i had $2 worth of amazon credits to use so i couldn't pass it up for 99 cents. i didnt realize it was a vegetarian cookbook.

can anyone recommend some really good vegan recipes from it or easily veganized recipes?
i dont have an actual kindle just the kindle app on my phone so it's not super easy to just flip through.

i saw several recipes that have goat cheese in it so im not sure how easily veganized that is


Hi Lisa, I made the same complaint on the Plenty More thread but it turns out that Plenty More, though also a vegetarian cookbook, is a lot more vegan friendly (Goat cheese can be veganized but it's annoying to have to do that. When I really want to, I use the vegan chevre recipe in Vegan Family Meals by Ann Gentry, since it's very good and doesn't require culturing). I haven't made anything from Plenty yet but maybe someone else will answer your question.


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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
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LisaPunk wrote:
can anyone recommend some really good vegan recipes from it or easily veganized recipes?
i dont have an actual kindle just the kindle app on my phone so it's not super easy to just flip through.



I've made a couple of good things from here. The sweet potato cakes (I've written about them in this thread I think) are really good and simple. The sauce they're served with is not vegan, but the actual cakes are. This is probably my favourite recipe in the book so far.

The saffron cauliflower was decent, but 1.5 tsp of saffron is a lot of saffron! I used up an entire packet on this recipe and I'm not sure it was worth it. If I try this again, I'll use just a teeny bit of saffron and maybe some turmeric for color. It is a vegan recipe, though.

The spiced red lentils with cucumber yogurt (I subbed soy yogurt) was good too although the recipe is pretty similar to a Madhur Jaffrey red lentil recipe I've been using for years.

The fava bean burgers were a bust for me - crumbly textured, soaked up a ton of oil, and just plain didn't taste good. I subbed almond butter for the egg that was in the recipe. I'm not sure if you'd have better luck subbing a flax egg .

I'm on the list to borrow Plenty More from my local library. Looking forward to seeing if that cookbook is more vegan-friendly than this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
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I've had good luck with just leaving out any dairy that the recipe calls for. Some of my favorites have been the roasted butternut squash with lime and green chile, and the quinoa salad with dried persian lime ( I used lime zest instead of dried lime and left out the feta). I also really love the burnt eggplant with tahini! I could eat that everyday.


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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
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LisaPunk wrote:
i bought the kindle version of this cookbook the other day because it was on sale for 2.99 and i had $2 worth of amazon credits to use so i couldn't pass it up for 99 cents. i didnt realize it was a vegetarian cookbook.

can anyone recommend some really good vegan recipes from it or easily veganized recipes?
i dont have an actual kindle just the kindle app on my phone so it's not super easy to just flip through.

i saw several recipes that have goat cheese in it so im not sure how easily veganized that is


The black pepper tofu is so so good.

I also second the sweet potato cakes. I really liked them.


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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
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I made a hybrid of this butternut squash and red onion recipe for Thanksgiving - Cooks Illustrated did a slightly different version that peeled the butternut squash but didn't include the red onion, so I split the difference between the two recipes - peeled the butternut, added red onion, and went with the CI roasted hazelnuts and browned butter (Earth Balance). It was insanely good. One of our friends said that it was the best butternut squash he'd ever had. Totally worth trying.

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 Post subject: Re: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:41 am 
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I made two new recipes out of here last weekend. The grape leaf and herb pie in the "leaves" section was very very good - it tasted a lot like stuffed grape leaves, but was much simpler to make. I made two small modifications - subbed soy yogurt for greek and left out the tarragon since I didn't have any. Next time I may decrease the oil, although this recipe calls for much less oil than most in this cookbook. Anyway, it's not substantial enough to be a main dish but makes a good and slightly unusual side. I'll def. make this again.

The other recipe I made was the sweet winter slaw minus the papaya. This was also good, although I'm wondering if there's a typo in the slaw's dressing recipe. My book calls for 2 TBSP of toasted sesame oil, and this was all we could taste in the dressing - the sesame totally overpowered the lime and lemongrass and other flavours that are also there. Maybe it's supposed to be 2 tsp of sesame oil? If I make this again, I'll decrease the sesame oil.

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