| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:25 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 100 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:00 am 
Offline
Hoards Peppermint Jo-Jos
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:10 pm
Posts: 777
Location: between a rock and a hard place
I love the seitan crumbles...not only do they taste good, any easy means to seitan is all right with me. The Asian ones are the best.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:10 pm 
Offline
Lubes With Earth Balance
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:27 pm
Posts: 1616
Location: Sweden
I had the red meat lasagna today. Amazing! I ate 1/3 of it in one sitting and the leftovers will disappear quickly.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:30 pm 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:23 pm
Posts: 2969
The salsa fresca is fantastic! I loved it when I tested it, but then I forgot about it. I just brought it to a potluck, and every single person there sought me out for the recipe. It is SO easy and totally delicious.

_________________
Mal: We're still flying.
Simon: That's not much.
Mal: It's enough.


"forking vegans" ~~linanil


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:12 pm 
Offline
Lubes With Earth Balance
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:27 pm
Posts: 1616
Location: Sweden
I made the cauliflower pasta crisp for the second time, and it's still awesome. One of my favorite baked pasta dishes!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:13 pm 
Offline
Huffs Nooch
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:05 pm
Posts: 127
Location: Los Angeles, CA
I made one recipe from this book. Now I'm kind of scared of it. I got my bingey tendencies under control ten years ago, and now I can always bake a lot & stay within a pretty healthy eating plan - two, three cookies and I'm done. And then I met the Butterscotch Pecan cookies from this book, and I spent Christmas attempting to hostess while fixating on the cookie tray and trying to calculate how many I could shove in my mouth before people started noticing.

They were really good cookies.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:57 pm 
Offline
Lubes With Earth Balance
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:15 pm
Posts: 1581
Location: Seattle!
I am having the craziest time with the independence day weiners. They've been in he oven for an hour plus and still are gooey. I followed the recipe to a T.
I turned the oven up to make fries so hopefully they finish

_________________
"Its really hard to keep in shape, my prison of principles only has so much pacing space." - Shy Mox

The Oxford Imposition: http://theoxfordimposition.wordpress.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:56 pm 
Offline
Lubes With Earth Balance
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:15 pm
Posts: 1581
Location: Seattle!
Update: it took an hour and twenty minutes, and I had the oven at 450 for twenty minutes, but they were ok...my boyfriend loved them but I found them too sweet. Are the others like this?

_________________
"Its really hard to keep in shape, my prison of principles only has so much pacing space." - Shy Mox

The Oxford Imposition: http://theoxfordimposition.wordpress.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:21 am 
Offline
Wrote Dissertation on Vegans, Meat, and the Deserted Island Question
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 1641
Location: Brisbane, Australia
I put it on hold at the library. First up shall be Caramelised Onion Tart with a Sweet Potato & Sage Crust then maybe some seitan crumbles.

_________________
Mel makes vegan food


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:12 am 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:28 am
Posts: 259
Location: Florida
I make the Protein Quick! Seitan Bites at least once a week. Seitan, but more like a little muffin. They're perfection.

I actually like to use the seasonings in them from VWAV's tempeh sausage crumbles the best, but love them as printed and also with just some caraway and salt and pepper as seasonings. I often make a double batch and have three with the teeniest bit of EB right out of the oven for breakfast every day until they're gone.

Did I mention that they're perfection? Such a genius recipe, to me.

I know I've made a couple other things I love, but can't remember which at the moment. Just the bites. YUM!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:49 pm 
Offline
Writes Vegan Haiku

Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:26 pm
Posts: 32
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the blueberry pecan cornmeal bread. I make it about 3 times a month. It is amazing, and to me, worth the price of the book on its own.
However, though I have made a handful of other recipes out of the book so far, none of them has been quite as good/sucessful. I like the cinnamon bread, but it is a little too sweet for my regular rotation. The March of the Figs bread felt as if it was missing something. The chana masala with red lentils was okay enough to eat, but I probably won't make it again. The faux ham and grandma's meatloaf for me, had an unpleasant aftertaste. It could have been the TVP in the meatloaf that offed it for me, and I've considered trying it again with bulgar instead.
I really want to love this book more. Are there any recipes in particular I should try next?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:57 pm 
Offline
Just Loathin' Around!
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:17 pm
Posts: 7316
Location: bindlestiff
the smoky potato wedges are great. I love the pumpkin barley bars and make them often.

_________________
Ovoids=not vegan --invictus

Panda With Cookie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:18 am 
Offline
Kitchens Planning Manchester
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:18 am
Posts: 2621
Location: England
I think the wedges are in Vegan Substitutions (but make them anyway; they're amazing).

The Reuben Monte Cristo is SOO good. The barley risotto is good, easy and adaptable to different veggies. The seitan en croute has been our Christmas dinner the last 2 years and is amazing. Cauliflower pasta crisp is yum. I love the curry cashew tofu especially with the sage gravy, but it is very rich. I've made the tequila cranberry cake for different sets of omni co-workers with great results. I don't have the book in front of me but I'll be back with more when I do.

_________________
http://cookingtheveganbooks.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:50 am 
Offline
Discovered unobtainium
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 12251
Location: Dinosaur Stampede
I lost this book. I can't explain it and I've looked everywhere. It hasn't left the house.

How does one lose a large cookbook with a bright pink cover?

Maddening!

_________________
"This is the creepiest post ever if you don't know who Molly is." -Fee
"a vegan death match sounds like something where we all end up hugging." -LisaPunk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:56 am 
Offline
Huffs Nutritional Yeast

Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:19 am
Posts: 102
The Eggplant, lentil, and rice pilaf from 500 Vegan Recipes looks disgusting but tastes amazing, especially with a little vegan raita swirled in.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:37 pm 
Offline
Has Isa on speed dial
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:55 pm
Posts: 80
Im ording their new book heart vegan meals on amazon and i wanted to get another book so i would get free shipping but i'm seeing so many mixed reviews of this book so i dont know if its a handfull of good recipes and then a bunch of fillers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:00 pm 
Offline
Discovered unobtainium
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 12251
Location: Dinosaur Stampede
I haven't made much from this book, but it has a lot of unique looking recipes--definitely not filler.

_________________
"This is the creepiest post ever if you don't know who Molly is." -Fee
"a vegan death match sounds like something where we all end up hugging." -LisaPunk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:07 am 
Offline
Built this city on rock and roll
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:58 pm
Posts: 1210
veggiegurl wrote:
Im ording their new book heart vegan meals on amazon and i wanted to get another book so i would get free shipping but i'm seeing so many mixed reviews of this book so i dont know if its a handfull of good recipes and then a bunch of fillers.


I think most of the mixed reviews are based on the fact that the book is huge and the recipes are for different tastes and for people with different cooking or baking skills. People have different expectations, too. Personally I think that is the reason why the book got mixed reviews and not because Celine and Joni worked with "fillers". They spent a lot of time to come up with the recipes plus they had a bunch of testers. I was one of them and I can recommend the book!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:43 am 
Online
Cranky
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:17 pm
Posts: 1656
Location: Indiana (again)
I don't have this or Vegan Substitutions, but I'm guessing the mixed reviews come in part from the very different styles/tastes of the authors.

_________________
No. No. fork life allatimes. - mumbles
That commercial didn't make me want to go out and buy Dove, but this thread did make me sniff my armpits. They smell like apricot. - designedtobekind


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:19 am 
Offline
Discovered unobtainium
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 12251
Location: Dinosaur Stampede
Dr. Apricot wrote:
I don't have this or Vegan Substitutions, but I'm guessing the mixed reviews come in part from the very different styles/tastes of the authors.


A lot of the flavor combinations sound quite strange, but I don't think this is at all bad. Even if you end up not liking it, you've tried something different. Best case, you end up with a lot of new and different favorite meals.

I think this is why I find the book overwhelming. I just need to be told what to make from this one.

_________________
"This is the creepiest post ever if you don't know who Molly is." -Fee
"a vegan death match sounds like something where we all end up hugging." -LisaPunk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:29 am 
Offline
Built this city on rock and roll
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:58 pm
Posts: 1210
lavawitch wrote:
A lot of the flavor combinations sound quite strange, but I don't think this is at all bad. Even if you end up not liking it, you've tried something different. Best case, you end up with a lot of new and different favorite meals.


I agree. What I like about the book is the fact that many recipes/flavour combinations are new and unique. When I buy a new vegan cookbook this is an important factor for me. It's nice to know three different mac and cheese versions, but it's nicer to make something that I haven't made before or to get to know a new flavour. But the book also has a lot of variations on old favourites, too (like mac and cheese). So there's something for everybody, I think.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:02 am 
Offline
Has Isa on speed dial
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:55 pm
Posts: 80
Mihl wrote:
lavawitch wrote:
A lot of the flavor combinations sound quite strange, but I don't think this is at all bad. Even if you end up not liking it, you've tried something different. Best case, you end up with a lot of new and different favorite meals.


I agree. What I like about the book is the fact that many recipes/flavour combinations are new and unique. When I buy a new vegan cookbook this is an important factor for me. It's nice to know three different mac and cheese versions, but it's nicer to make something that I haven't made before or to get to know a new flavour. But the book also has a lot of variations on old favourites, too (like mac and cheese). So there's something for everybody, I think.

Thanks for the help, i like to try new things and a was looking through it on amazon and their are a lot of interesting sounding recipes. I really like the vegan substitutions book so if it's anything like that then i"ll definetly love it


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:21 pm 
Offline
Not a creepy cheese pocket person
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:17 pm
Posts: 4098
Location: Austin
As someone who has given it mixed reviews, it's definitely worth buying. There's no filler in it at all. Just not every recipe will appeal to everyone.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:18 am 
Offline
Hearts James Cromwell

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:12 pm
Posts: 55
Location: Near a Great Lake
I made the Independance Day weiners today, and they were a little gooey after 45 minutes. But I cooked them up in a skillet and they got a nice crust and firmed up. Did taste a little sweet, I would cut the agave in half and maybe add some sea salt next time. But once in a bun with plenty of mustard, they were good.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:26 am 
Offline
Top of the food chain & doesn't need to prove it
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:27 pm
Posts: 604
I downloaded this on my Nook over the weekend. I looked through it page by page and bookmarked so many recipes! I was very impressed by the unique recipes. Can't wait to try some of them! I think I will try making the jam-filled soda rolls first.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 500 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:00 pm 
Offline
Not NOT A Furry
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:50 pm
Posts: 516
Location: Sun City
I just finished making the Spicy Gumbo Z'Herbes tonight and it was really, really good. This is coming from someone who was born in Louisiana. Next time, I might try adding some more greens (why not?). I used one teaspoon of cayenne, though, and it was plenty hot, so err on the side of caution there. Also, I didn't have any Old Bay, so I subbed that with some Tony's, since Tony's makes everything better. Oh, and I processed a sheet of nori into powder instead of using dulse powder, since I couldn't find it in the regular grocery and didn't want to drive across town to the Asian grocery store.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 100 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dr. Apricot and 2 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