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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:44 pm 
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I made the sandwich mousse recently, and I loved it.

I saw this and thought I'd have to try it. Not that seitan sandwich mousse sounds immediately appealing by name alone...but it reminded me a bit of this chicken curry spread I got really into when I lived in Belgium.

I haven't got into this book as much as I would like to. I did make the tiramisu which was awesome and had the omnis asking me how I made it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
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Winter Pesto is my go- to pesto recipe now.

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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:52 pm 
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Veglicious wrote:
mollyjade wrote:
I made the sandwich mousse recently, and I loved it.

I saw this and thought I'd have to try it. Not that seitan sandwich mousse sounds immediately appealing by name alone...but it reminded me a bit of this chicken curry spread I got really into when I lived in Belgium.

I haven't got into this book as much as I would like to. I did make the tiramisu which was awesome and had the omnis asking me how I made it.

It's a spread made of pink beans. Maybe I got the name wrong? Chicken salad always creeped me out as an omnivore, so I'm not trying the minced seitan salad unless someone else says it's amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:36 pm 
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No, I know the one you mean now, they are next to each other in the book! I want to make both now.

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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:46 am 
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New favorite from this book is the pumpkin risotto. NOMNOMNOM


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:03 am 
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I fricking love this book to bits and can't believe I've never posted in this thread before. The rawklava, the lemon scented berry muffins, the curry cashew (or peanut) casserole, 5 minute microwave satay sauce, are all just ridiculously good and simple. Next I want to make the deconstructed monkey bread.


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:05 pm 
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Aaaah! And the all purpose sugar cookies (I made the cinnamon sugar variation, with almond meal) are my new favourite cookies. And the icing topped them perfectly.


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:22 pm 
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I have this book on my kindle and the formatting is obnoxious--none of the recipes are listed in the table of contents, just the chapter titles, and the index isn't clickable so I look in the index and see the name of a recipe that sounds amazing and have to go back to table of contents and try to figure out if it's "The Melting Pot" or "Cafe Culture" or whatever. So I've never made squat from this book. However, the picture of Parsnips St. Jacques may be enough to change my mind.

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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:31 pm 
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if you wanna do a list up for me, I'll let you know which section they're in/page number, if that helps.


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
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mattomic wrote:
if you wanna do a list up for me, I'll let you know which section they're in/page number, if that helps.


Well, aren't you a sweetie pie.

No worries--I can bookmark pages/recipes that I like and then I'm only shuffling through 3-4 pages instead of the entire thing. I appreciate you enabling my laziness, though!

Inspired by this thread, I did make Parsnips St. Jacques and Welsh Rarebit last night for dinner. I messed up the parsnips--I was making a double batch so I'd have leftovers to take to coworkers today, but double batch of sauce = way too much sauce for double the parsnips. They didn't get browned or crispy or whatever, but they still tasted divine. The rarebit was amazing, too, but I think any rarebit recipe made with vegan cheese would probably be similar. I'm having leftover rarebit and parsnips for lunch today. Or breakfast, if I decide I can't wait 3.5 hours.

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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
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I'm not even sure if I've seen parsnips in the shop here. Another epic success from this book - the deconstructed monkey bread. So simple, so delicious. We used dark agave instead of corn syrup (very, very expensive here), and it was just so scrumption. Sweet, caramel-ish, nutty, yeasted, yumness.


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
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mattomic wrote:
I'm not even sure if I've seen parsnips in the shop here. Another epic success from this book - the deconstructed monkey bread. So simple, so delicious. We used dark agave instead of corn syrup (very, very expensive here), and it was just so scrumption. Sweet, caramel-ish, nutty, yeasted, yumness.

I'm trying to imagine a world in which corn syrup is more expensive than agave nectar. Coming from the U.S., it's very hard to imagine.


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:51 pm 
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Damn you, Australia! We pay $9 for a small bottle of maple syrup, and you can only get corn syrup as health food stores/occasionally ethnic stores, etc. Agave nectar is only around $6 for a small bottle, I think.


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
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I think you can get corn syrup pretty cheaply at Coles, but it's just called 'glucose' or something. It says 'derived from corn' on the bottom so I assume it's the same thing. But it's super messy and annoying, I would rather just use agave anyway. And I've been meaning to make that monkey bread for ages!

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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:22 am 
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Are you saying that glucose syrup is corn syrup? Maybe light corn syrup, not dark? I always thought corn syrup was yellow/brown, whereas the glucose at Coles etc is clear?

MAKE THE MONKEY BREAD. I posted photos on twitter.


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:42 am 
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Super light corn syrup, maybe? I'm basing my expertise here on... nothing, really.

OKAY I WILL MAKE THE BREAD.

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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:20 am 
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You have just made my day! MADE IT! You did it! Thank you.

Glad you're making the bread. Make the all-purpose sugar cookies too, while you're at it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
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mattomic wrote:
I'm not even sure if I've seen parsnips in the shop here.

I once cooked with parsnips from Coles. Their centres were all woody, and I didn't know at the time that parsnips can do this, so I ended up with a lovely soup with bits of indigestible wood-like substance floating all through it and had to throw the whole thing out. I'm scarred enough to not try to cook with them again for almost forever. They are frequently found in the big supermarkets, just be careful that they may have woody centres.

I have been cooking from this book a bit lately as well. The recipes are easier than I had thought, and still tasty.


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
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I use golden syrup in recipes that call for corn syrup. I don't think we have corn syrup here (at least not where I live) and agave and maple syrup are way too expensive to use in large amounts.


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
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I've been looking for this one! I got it as a present a few years ago and it's seemed to have vanished. I never got a chance to make anything out of it - at least I have an idea of how I'll put it use, now.


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:14 pm 
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Do you have glucose syrup? Our glucose syrup here in Oz is made from Corn, so technically, it's corn syrup..


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
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I just made the fennel farfelle (sp?) pasta last night and it was delicous!


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
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I'm trying to figure out how to develop a better relationship with this book (acquired at the same time as a couple other cookbooks I love, the few things I've made from it have just been OK) - reading this thread from the beginning was really helpful!

Any suggestions on replacements for the soy flour she uses in many of her baked goods? I'm finding those recipes the most appealing, but since my spouse can't eat soy it's not terribly practical to make a bunch of stuff for me only. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
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Any suggestions on replacements for the soy flour she uses in many of her baked goods? I'm finding those recipes the most appealing, but since my spouse can't eat soy it's not terribly practical to make a bunch of stuff for me only. Thanks![/quote]

I use chickpea flour with great success...and I also love how she uses 1/2 spelt with her ww pastry flour. I've gotten so in a lot of my baking I do this trick (and also add chickpea flour just for added nutrition). By the way, the chocolate chip scones recipe in the book is a family favorite...and it's so easy / mess free to make.


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 Post subject: Re: The Urban Vegan
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:56 am 
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Thank you!


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