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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:21 pm 
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Has anyone made the yam black bean soup?


I made it today. Decreased the yam, increased the black beans, used canned tomatoes and subbed chili flakes for the serrano peppers.. I thought it turned out very well. It does not have an overtly orange flavour (used freshly squeezed juice btw) and made it more of a light stew. The heat was just right with the sweet yam and orange.

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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:37 am 
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Just bought the book after trying for months not to, as I figured I should put my money towards other things..but I caved and I am so glad I did! I am pumped to get going on the salad recipes for spring/summer, I'm always interested in making raw veggies more interesting. It's also at times like these I wish I had close friends/family who would appreciate low-bad-fat-high-veggie-content-high-awesome-flavoured vegan food. Sigh. Just me I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:04 am 
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mel b wrote:
Just bought the book after trying for months not to, as I figured I should put my money towards other things..but I caved and I am so glad I did! I am pumped to get going on the salad recipes for spring/summer, I'm always interested in making raw veggies more interesting. It's also at times like these I wish I had close friends/family who would appreciate low-bad-fat-high-veggie-content-high-awesome-flavoured vegan food. Sigh. Just me I guess.

AFR recipes are wallet-friendly! That made me so happy when I first started cooking from the book.

You can invite me to your low-bad-fat-high-veggie-content-high-awesome-flavoured vegan food dinner parties anytime.


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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 2:56 pm 
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Just made lots of veggies lentil soup. I am a bit of a soup fiend, and the last couple of new soups I tried have not been much good. The last one I made before this I couldn't even finish eating the first bowl. This soup, however, is lovely and quite tasty. The tarragon adds just a little something.

The only change I could envision making in the future, is maybe adding a little barley to make it more of a stew if I was in a stew mood instead.


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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:12 am 
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I made the Korma last night and wasn't too into it. It could be my curry powder, but I also felt the sauce was too thin and soup like. Hm.


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:29 pm 
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I want to make the curried black-eyed peas with plantains, but at the supermarket, the only plantains they had were green. Can I use them, or do I need to wait for them to ripen? (I also couldn't find star anise anywhere, but that seems less important.)


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:48 pm 
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Larisa wrote:
I want to make the curried black-eyed peas with plantains, but at the supermarket, the only plantains they had were green. Can I use them, or do I need to wait for them to ripen? (I also couldn't find star anise anywhere, but that seems less important.)

Green plantains taste completely different. I don't have the book on me right now, but on the online version, Isa says you can use sweet potatoes if you can't find plantains (or don't want to wait for them to ripen). http://www.theppk.com/2010/09/caribbean-curry-black-eyed-peas-with-plantains/


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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:13 pm 
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I've been cooking out of AFR quite a lot. Last night I had the garlic mushrooms and kale (sorry if the names are wrong, but I can't be forked to look them up!) from the veggies section, and I mixed in some strips of seitan, marinaded in white miso, soy sauce and chinese 5-spice. Tonight I had the portabello pepper stew, it was tasty, but probably not as good as it should have been because I didn't have any red wine, so I subbed water mixed with three types of vinegar (balsamic, cider and rice) -- umm, probably best not to ask why I thought that would be a good sub! :D I also splashed in a little liquid smoke... just because.

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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
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I made the Korma last night and wasn't too into it. It could be my curry powder, but I also felt the sauce was too thin and soup like. Hm.


I thought the same thing when I made it. I think it's probably a lot to do with the curry powder, I pretty much always make curries using individual spices rather than a mix, so my curry powder very rarely gets used. I don't even know how long I've had it. Not a good sign.

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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
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I've come in here to announce that I've had caulipots for dinner for the past three meals. Might make it a fourth tonight.



This made me lol after a very long day. Thank you! (and I could eat caulipots for every meal)


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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:10 am 
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I'm making mango bbq beans for my parents tonight. What should I serve it with? Rice seems a bit boring?


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:22 am 
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Love Child wrote:
I'm making mango bbq beans for my parents tonight. What should I serve it with? Rice seems a bit boring?


Well, I haven't tried it, but the AFR coconut butternut rice looks good! Or maybe a side of sautéed veggies (or both)?
I don't know, I'm boring.

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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:25 am 
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andi_vert wrote:
Love Child wrote:
I'm making mango bbq beans for my parents tonight. What should I serve it with? Rice seems a bit boring?


Well, I haven't tried it, but the AFR coconut butternut rice looks good! Or maybe a side of sautéed veggies (or both)?
I don't know, I'm boring.


I would really like to try it with coconut butternut rice, but butternut squash is really hard to come by around here. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
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I made the mango BBQ beans with the jerk seitan and coconut rice from VWAV. That's now Boyfriend's favourite meal.

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No matter how many times I make the basic baked tofu, I'm blown away by its deliciousness every time.


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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
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After seeing the 60 pages of this thread, all the food porn, hearing everyone gush about this, and realizing I haven't bought anything but food and gas for months, I ordered this last night. It will be perfect for our CSA this summer and for getting me to eat more veggies.

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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:13 pm 
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We had braised cabbage and seitan over caulipots for dinner. I'm happy and have a full tummy. Yum!


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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:46 pm 
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I had the Pasta con Broccoli tonight, to carb load for possibly the most important exam of my IB high school career, and it was awesome! The broccoli was perfect, I wanted to devour it (which I did, of course). I found myself wanting more garlic on the noodles themselves, which surprised me because when I was looking at the recipe I boggled at the amount. When I found a little pile of garlic at the bottom of my bowl, I was quite happy.

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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:12 pm 
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Made the Mac n Trees tonight, with some vegan chicken strips on top. Yummy!


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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
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Missed my opportunity to edit, but my sister tasted my food and came into my room and asked for the recipe. She says she's going to make it when she moves out for med school, think of me, and possibly invite me over. Win?

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Tonight, I made the curried black-eyed peas, which was fabulous. I only used about a quarter of a pepper, but I could have gone a little hotter. I used white sweet potatoes instead of the plantains, and it worked perfectly. The flavors all go together really well. I had it with brown basmati rice and jerk asparagus. I just wish there was some way to make all this without then having to wash every pot I own. (Of course, if I buy more pots, then I won't be washing every pot I own.)


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I turned the unfried rice into a meal by adding all the optional veggies--carrots, peas, zucchini, green onion--and some bok choy too it. It was really, really good. And so healthy that I feel like I did something virtuous just by eating dinner.


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:25 am 
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I made the Bistro Broccoli Chowder for the 2nd time last night. I went to Whole Foods to get the produce for it and the sweetest worker there decided that he was going to get me everything I needed. I must've looked lost or something, even though I am there all the time. He was like "What do you need?" and then he'd get it for me. "What else?" He guessed on the weight of the parsnips and potatoes. It's weird that they don't have a lot of scales over there. Anyway, I have never been assisted in a produce section like that. He looked at my recipe and said that the soup sounded really good. :) It made my day and I think it even made the soup taste a little better. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Appetite for Reduction
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It is chives season, which doesn't seem to last long here, so I am making the Green Goddess dressing a bunch while I can. So good.

You know what it's great on other than salad? Sandwiches. Use it as a more flavorful, delicious spread than say, vegenaise. It is awesome.

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I'm pretty close to having made all the entrees in this book, which is kind of freaking me out as I've only had it since January.

Tonight I made the creamy mushroom fettuccine, adding seitan for protein. Yummy.


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