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Author:  veggiegurl [ Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:33 am ]
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I bought vegan planet and 1,000 vegan recipes months ago their the only cookbooks by Robin Robertson that i own and i figured with so many recipes you can't go wrong. I haven't seen anything in Vegan Planet that really appeals to me or that i don't have a better recipe from another book for so i haven't used it and i made a chickpea carrot loaf from 1000 VR that was super bland that i wud never make again and Irish soda bread which will probably be my go to recipe except i add more sugar because i like the sweet non-traditional soda bread. Anyway has anyone tried anything that they really love from any of the books, i might just be getting overwhelmed by how huge each of these books are.

Author:  gaia13 [ Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:10 pm ]
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There is a thread on VP here.

Author:  greenknittinggal [ Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:19 pm ]
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I think the consensus on Robin's recipes is that they are great basic recipes but generally need the spices upping somewhat. I've only just got 1000 vegan recipes but am starting to get into it. I've tried the:
Millet topped Shepherd's pie (I really liked this one :) )
Spring Rice noodles with coconut creme (needs more spice but yummy still)
Berry Cobbler (good simple dessert recipe for when you have a lot of berries in the freezer)

Author:  lapochka [ Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:49 pm ]
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of RR's books. I love 1000 Vegan Recipes. Its got so many fantastic recipes - its really my go to book for the carnies. I made several soups out of there that were to die for... the maple pecan waffle recipe is the BEST waffle recipe I have ever tried. I don't find the food underspiced, but maybe it is just a matter of personal taste ;) I recommend the rice noodles in coconut creme, the paella with green beans and artichokes, the aforementioned waffles, the versatile veg soup (with chickpeas), the broccoli noodle soup (with angelhair pasta) and the avocado nobake cheezcake. (these were some of the things I made so far, and can vouch for, as regards tastiness...but there are probably many more yummy recipes I haven't tried!)

Author:  saveur [ Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:03 pm ]
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I really liked the African sweet potato and peanut stew from PV.
Here are pics from when I made it: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2010/12 ... anut-stew/

Author:  dragonssister [ Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:43 pm ]
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Vegan Planet was one of the first vegan cookbooks I ever bought. I have the same issue with it. I think I do like more specific cookbooks better, instead of tomes.

Author:  katebean [ Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:21 am ]
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I really like the section on Veggie Burgers in Vegan Planet. Lots of good options!

Author:  dimsimkitty [ Mon May 02, 2011 12:07 am ]
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I love these books. So far I am about one quarter of the way through 1000 Vegan Recipes, it will take a long time! I review a lot of the recipes on my blog, and there are a couple of other blogs dedicated only to reporting on 1000 Vegan Recipe recipes (My Adventures Testing 1000 Vegan Recipes is one).

Author:  greenknittinggal [ Mon May 02, 2011 2:30 am ]
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dimsimkitty wrote:
I love these books. So far I am about one quarter of the way through 1000 Vegan Recipes, it will take a long time! I review a lot of the recipes on my blog, and there are a couple of other blogs dedicated only to reporting on 1000 Vegan Recipe recipes (My Adventures Testing 1000 Vegan Recipes is one).



Ooh thanks for pointing me to your blog. The roundups from 1000 VR are sooo useful. It's great to know what others have enjoyed when deciding what to make. Have you made the coconut choc brownies? I want to make them today.

Author:  dimsimkitty [ Mon May 02, 2011 4:19 am ]
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I haven't yet, but I want to! Let me know how they go.

Author:  greenknittinggal [ Mon May 02, 2011 5:02 pm ]
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dimsimkitty wrote:
I haven't yet, but I want to! Let me know how they go.


Gosh, they are FABULOUS. Make them, make them, now, do it, get in the kitchen!!!
Hehe. Seriously, they are very delicious. Great texture, slightly crumby but very moist and fudgy too and that real brownie crispy topping.
One note though, they are definitely not healthy. Maybe I'm just used to 'healthifying' things- reducing sugar and oil etc though so I'm distorted about normal baked goods...

Author:  saveur [ Wed May 04, 2011 2:35 pm ]
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For recipe round-ups, I am quite fond of the ones at Vegweb.
Consider contributing once you start cooking from the books as well!

1000 Vegan Recipes recipe reviews: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=30883.0
Planet Vegan recipe reviews: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=26437.0

They also have a host of other vegan cookbooks with recipe reviews: http://vegweb.com/index.php?board=806.0

Author:  veggiegurl [ Wed May 04, 2011 3:36 pm ]
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greenknittinggal wrote:
dimsimkitty wrote:
I haven't yet, but I want to! Let me know how they go.


Gosh, they are FABULOUS. Make them, make them, now, do it, get in the kitchen!!!
Hehe. Seriously, they are very delicious. Great texture, slightly crumby but very moist and fudgy too and that real brownie crispy topping.
One note though, they are definitely not healthy. Maybe I'm just used to 'healthifying' things- reducing sugar and oil etc though so I'm distorted about normal baked goods...

Your post inspired me to make this and i also saw it on the 1000 vegan recipes blog and these were the best brownies i've had, i'm going to try to use this book a little more often.

Author:  greenknittinggal [ Wed May 04, 2011 4:26 pm ]
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veggiegurl wrote:
greenknittinggal wrote:
dimsimkitty wrote:
I haven't yet, but I want to! Let me know how they go.


Gosh, they are FABULOUS. Make them, make them, now, do it, get in the kitchen!!!
Hehe. Seriously, they are very delicious. Great texture, slightly crumby but very moist and fudgy too and that real brownie crispy topping.
One note though, they are definitely not healthy. Maybe I'm just used to 'healthifying' things- reducing sugar and oil etc though so I'm distorted about normal baked goods...

Your post inspired me to make this and i also saw it on the 1000 vegan recipes blog and these were the best brownies i've had, i'm going to try to use this book a little more often.


Glad you liked them as much as me. I feel bad for neglecting this book when it turns out it's got great recipes in. I've been putting in some of the recipes from it into my weekly menu plan. I'm trying the Portobello Kalamata Olive Pizza tomorrow night :)

Author:  Maggie Muggins [ Thu May 05, 2011 9:03 am ]
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I reviewed a couple recipes here http://cookbookaficionado.wordpress.com ... n-recipes/

I really like her burger recipes, I've made a couple different ones and they always turn out good.

Author:  NancyNoodle [ Thu May 12, 2011 3:01 pm ]
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greenknittinggal wrote:
dimsimkitty wrote:
I haven't yet, but I want to! Let me know how they go.


Gosh, they are FABULOUS. Make them, make them, now, do it, get in the kitchen!!!
Hehe. Seriously, they are very delicious. Great texture, slightly crumby but very moist and fudgy too and that real brownie crispy topping.
One note though, they are definitely not healthy. Maybe I'm just used to 'healthifying' things- reducing sugar and oil etc though so I'm distorted about normal baked goods...


This is the best brownie recipe I have ever made and I get requests to make them all the time!

I have loved every recipe I have made from this book. The marinades at the back of the book are all really good, the better pecan bars are amazing, the scones are great, and every pasta and burger dish I have made has been fantastic. I love this book because there are so many recipes and I can always find something to make with whatever ingredients I have on hand.

Author:  iamnotapottedplant [ Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:33 pm ]
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I'm on a real RR kick lately; I must be branching out. I made the ratatouille and 2-berry cobbler (but I used all blueberries per recipe note) for my omni sister-in-law's bday dinner and everyone loved everything! I felt like a big superstar chef and basked in all the praise while mopping my brow and giving exhausted little smiles -- and it was all thanks to two dead easy recipes. Love this woman!

Author:  noelalexis2000 [ Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:34 am ]
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I looked at this cookbook but was unsure. However, I am always looking for good soup recipes and also good veggie burgers!

Author:  seitanicverses [ Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:57 pm ]
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I don't use Vegan Planet enough but I'm always pleased with it. One I really like a lot but didn't think I would and it's ultra simple weeknight throw together sort of thing is the tempeh simmered in sauerkraut and I serve it over eggless egg type noodles (they're semolina noodles but shaped somewhat broad and flat like egg noodles). Actually, I bought some fresh sauerkraut because I want to make that recipe this week. I don't even like sauerkraut so much, but I do like that recipe.

Author:  Arlyss [ Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:57 pm ]
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I just got my copy of 1,000 Vegan Recipes in the mail today. When I get home, I'm going to give it a look-see to see if there is something I can make this weekend. We're having another brunch for Christmas like we did for Thanksgiving.

Author:  bookwormbethie [ Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:31 am ]
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I adore RR, the few cookbooks I have by her I love and all the recipes I've made have come out amazing!

As for me, I passed these 2 cookbooks up, the size alone (amount of recipes) seems pretty intimidating!

I'd like to add that I stumbled upon a blog of someone cooking the recipes in 1000 VR.....
http://testing-1000vr.blogspot.com/

Author:  kittylover [ Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:50 am ]
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There's also this (discontinued) blog testing 1000 Vegan Recipes http://1000veganrecipes.blogspot.com/

Author:  kidsdoc [ Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:28 pm ]
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I haven't made much from these two books either, but this thread is inspiring me to experiment with them some more. I've kind of neglected these books partly due to the overwhelming size, but partly because nothing really spoke to me. I'm definitely going to make those coconut chocolate brownies soon though!

Recipes I've Made from 1,000 VR:
- Asian Flavors Fruit Bowl with Mojito Dressing - fresh and delicious
- Pumpkin Bread w/Cranberries - came out great! i think i finished the whole loaf by myself within 3 days
- Baby Greens with Pears - took it to a potluck, got lots of compliments from omnis

Recipes I've Made from Vegan Planet:
- Alfredo-style fettuccine - AWFUL. tasted too much like miso, kind of ruined the dish
- Vegetable spring rolls with spicy peanut dipping sauce - the spring rolls were just ok. the peanut sauce was not very good at all. WAYYYY too salty.

Author:  vgnwitch [ Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:23 pm ]
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kittylover wrote:
There's also this (discontinued) blog testing 1000 Vegan Recipes http://1000veganrecipes.blogspot.com/


I loved that blog. I was sad when the bloggers stopped posting. :-(

Author:  kidsdoc [ Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:30 pm ]
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just went through that blog: http://1000veganrecipes.blogspot.com/. um, i have a renewed excitement for this book. recipes i've bookmarked:

SAVORY DISHES:
Artichoke salad parfaits
Wild mushroom-pecan pâté
Thyme-scented wild mushroom bisque
Scallion pancakes with sesame seeds
Cool cucumber soup with cilantro and lime
Pesto polenta with sautéed portobello slices
Baked polenta with red beans and fresh tomato salsa
Green Tea Rice with Lemon, Snow Peas, and Tofu
Orange and Fig Salad with Walnuts and Dried Cherries p98
Mediterranean Artichoke Sauté (page 354)
Mushroom Goulash
Pierogi with Fried Onions {page 233} made with Egg-Free Pasta Dough {page 191}
Austrian Noodles and Cabbage (page 213)
Vietnamese-Style Noodle Soup {page 151}
Mango-Avocado Spring Rolls {page 25}
Penne With Peanut Pesto {page 203}
Creamy, Crunchy Fruit-and-Nut Sandwiches {page 111}
Caramelized Onion and Walnut Focaccia (page 414)
Vietnamese Po'Boys with Asian Slaw (p117) and Soy-tan Dream Cutlets (p294)
Chive Flecked Spud Muffins, page 409

SWEET DISHES:
Spice Cake with Mango and Lime {page 451}
Ginger-Molasses Bread with Blueberries (page 404)
Orange-Coconut Cake {page 450}
"Sour Cream" Coffee Cake (p449)
Agave Baklava (page 439)
Triple Coconut Cheezcake {page 453}
Chocolate-Avocado Fudge, page 441
PB&J Muffins (page 409)
Pear Fritters (page 483) with Caramel Sauce (page 498)
Fresh Fruit Sushi
Pear Crumble (page 473)
Chocolate coconut brownies p436

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