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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:27 pm 
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I've made about 40 recipes from 1000 Vegan Recipes and I loved these:

•Steamed Vegetable Dumplings
•Eggplant and Bell Pepper Salad
•Retro Potato Salad Redux
•Tagliatelle with Porcini Bolognese Sauce
•Three-Lentil Dal
•Millet-Topped Lentil Sheperd's Pie
•Wild Rice and Millet Croquettes
•Spiced Oven-Roasted Potato Sticks
•Ginger-Molasses Bread with Blueberries
•Corn Muffins
•Orange-Chocolate-Chip Muffins
•Cran-Apple Muffins
•Magical Mystery Chocolate Cake
•Crazy for Carrot Cake
•Johnnycakes
•Lemon-Kissed Blueberry Waffles
•Granola-Infused Oatmeal
•Morning Polenta with a Drizzle of Maple Syrup
I don't find RR's recipes bland, although I've heard that a lot... maybe we both have very healthy taste buds ;) And I like that there are simple ideas that never seem to pop into my own head (like cooking granola in oatmeal) as well as complex recipes for when you want a challenge (such as home-made ravioli).

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:49 am 
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Could someone please explain to me how to fold a strudel? I intend to make the Roasted Vegetable Strudel next saturday for omnis at a birthday party, so I'd like not to mess it up, but I don't understand the instructions.
It's made with phyllo dough. The instructions say: "Spoon the vegetable mixture lengthwise down the center of the phyllo, spreading it to within 1 inch of the edge. Fold in the short edges about 1 inch, then tuck in the sides and roll up."
It's the "tuck in the sides" part I don't get. Are those sides the 1-inch short edges? How could I get a 1-inch border to cover the filling? And why tuck them in if I already folded them? I'm completely mixed up!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:25 am 
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It's not very clear is it? I don't think there's any one right way to roll a strudel. You can wrap the filling up like a giant burrito, or spread the filling out and roll like in the pic below, or do more of a braided one (but that doesn't really work with phyllo).

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:34 am 
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Thank you! I'll roll it like a burrito then.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:59 pm 
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I made the seitan and cremini mushroom with red wine sauce to serve over mashed potatoes (with just some plain steamed broccoli on the side) for dinners last week. It was simple, weeknight-friendly and super good. I don't like seitan much, either, so finding recipes where seitan is central is a plus for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:30 am 
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The roasted vegetable strudel was very good - we made three strudels for nine people and we could have done with a fourth.

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 6:32 am 
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Made the tempeh moussaka.....

Needed more tomato sauce in the tempeh base, overall was quite dry and bland. Could have used double the silken tofu sauce ( of which I added nooch and miso)

Haven't had a lot of luck with Robin's recipes, they are either lacking spice, seasoning and or dry.

I think she is an old school vegan chef, I much prefer Isa's recipes over hers. They sound great on paper but do not deliver.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 9:12 pm 
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her homemade seitan works well for me!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:26 pm 
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The blueberry-peach crisp is summertime perfection. I used frozen blueberries and frozen peaches, and I subbed in fresh plums in place of some of the peaches. Perfect brunch dish!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:56 pm 
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I was talking about this book in another thread, and it seemed appropriate to post it here. So I bought this book 5 years ago when I was getting into vegan cooking, but I gave it away 3 years ago because it was big and picture-less and the recipes seemed kind of boring. (Interestingly, I gave this book away shortly after my above post on this thread, I guess my enthusiasm didn't last very long!) However, a while later, I bought the e-book version when it went on sale for $2.99 on Amazon.

And I'm so glad I re-purchased it! I have actually used 1000 Vegan Recipes a TON since buying it again. I've made about 50 recipes from it total, and it is now one of my most used cookbooks. I originally didn't care for it, but once I was able to search through it easily using the Eat Your Books website, I discovered a lot of absolutely delicious and easy recipes! The recipes didn't catch my attention first time around, but since owning it again over the past year, I've realized how awesome this book every time I need to use up ingredients and make an easy delicious recipe.

These are my favorites:
Pasta salad with grilled summer vegetables - sounds boring, but SO flavorful with freshly grilled summer veggies!
Summer berries with fresh mint - seems like a simple/obvious combination, but it was such a lovely breakfast
Grilled vegetable skewers with charmoula sauce - so tasty, got rave reviews from omnis
Chinese "chicken" salad - I originally would have never looked twice at this salad, but I've made it about 5 times in the past 3 months
Refried bean and salsa quesadillas - a nice use of pantry ingredients and very tasty
Chocolate coconut brownies - THE BEST, EVER. MAKE THIS.
Blueberry peach crisp - I made this for a brunch I hosted to use up some fruit in the fridge. It was delicious and was devoured by all.
Pineapple-glazed tempeh and sweet potatoes - Another recipe I initially would have skipped over. But it's one of the best things I made last year. Used farro instead of tempeh.
Ratatouille lasagna - Seemed boring. BUT OMG this is the best lasagna I've ever had. The veggies are just incredible here.
Artichoke pesto with toasted gnocchi - very tasty and easy
Granola Infused Oatmeal - such an easy way to make morning oatmeal a bit special. the crunch is nice.
Asian Flavors Fruit Bowl with Mojito Dressing - I devoured this whole thing within 24 hours.
Garden patch sandwiches on multigrain bread - has become one of my lazy day staples.

As with many Robin Robertson books, I do tweak the recipes quite a bit, as I find that they can sometimes be a bit bland. I do think that my minor tweaks often change the recipes from good to amazing.

Recipes I've bookmarked recently:
Green Tea Rice with Lemon, Snow Peas, and Tofu
Austrian Noodles and Cabbage
Creamy, Crunchy Fruit-and-Nut Sandwiches (like PB&J but with pear, walnut, cranberry)
Deconstructed hummus pitas
Cheezy cashew-roasted red pepper toasts
Orange-Coconut Cake
"Sour Cream" Coffee Cake
Triple Coconut Cheezcake
Giant peanut butter-chocolate chip cookie cake

Also, this blog (http://testing-1000vr.blogspot.com/) where someone is cooking their way through this book is still active! It's fun to see all the recipes the blogger makes from this book.

Anyway, I just wanted to share my thoughts on re-discovering this book. I'm so glad it made its way back into my life!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:06 pm 
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Thanks for re-posting that here. Now I'll be able to look up which recipes are the ones you liked best. I managed to forget which thread you had posted in.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:58 pm 
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LFL wrote:
Thanks for re-posting that here. Now I'll be able to look up which recipes are the ones you liked best. I managed to forget which thread you had posted in.


No problem, LFL! It was the thread on cookbooks you've gotten rid of over the years. So glad this one found its way back!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:08 am 
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Other recommended recipes shared here:
http://vegansprout.com/detail/cookbook/ ... n-recipes/

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:51 am 
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For the Chocolate Coconut Brownies, when RR calls for "coconut milk," does she mean coconut milk in a can or coconut milk from the cartons in the dairy section of the grocery store?

I have had this question in more than one cookbook now, and maybe I can just answer it by publication date? When did coconut milk in a carton come on the market? 2012-ish? Earlier?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:18 am 
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I presume canned. In general, I think that if they specifically call for the coconut milk in the carton, they'll say it explicitly or call it coconut beverage.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:42 pm 
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I don't worry about it and just use whichever I have on hand, unless specified.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:32 am 
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Chocolate coconut brownies: oh my... These turned out so well! To me they are a close tie with Isa's fudge blueberry brownies for best brownies ever!

Only change I made is using unsweetened coconut instead of the sweetened called for (pantry-assessment error on my part). Didn't seem to matter - they were certainly sweet enough. Will definitely make again.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:30 am 
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Chocolate coconut brownies: oh my... These turned out so well! To me they are a close tie with Isa's fudge blueberry brownies for best brownies ever!

Only change I made is using unsweetened coconut instead of the sweetened called for (pantry-assessment error on my part). Didn't seem to matter - they were certainly sweet enough. Will definitely make again.


Good to know. What kind of coconut milk did you end up using?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:14 pm 
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Full-fat canned coconut milk, baby!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:30 pm 
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RunLonger wrote:
Chocolate coconut brownies: oh my... These turned out so well! To me they are a close tie with Isa's fudge blueberry brownies for best brownies ever!

Only change I made is using unsweetened coconut instead of the sweetened called for (pantry-assessment error on my part). Didn't seem to matter - they were certainly sweet enough. Will definitely make again.


Yay, I love those brownies too! :) They're my all-time favorite.


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