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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:24 am 
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I love this thread. I would never have made the Lentils and Spiced rice with carmelized onions if it was not for this thread. So anyway, I tried it tonight and it was one of the most incredible things I have tried in a long time. I loved it. Thanks to all of you who said it was good!


I've yet to try that one! Thanks for reminding me!


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:19 pm 
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Made beanballs last night but they were really mushy. Did I over-mash them? Betting that's what happened but wanted to throw it out there for any other possibilities.


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:18 pm 
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today i made the peanut-ginger-sesame cookies, and they are crazy good! Has anyone else made these? So wonderful


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:47 pm 
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Made the tofu florentine last night. Pretty tasty & fancy.


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:28 pm 
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The tomato-roasted eggplant-chickpea stew is so good! I had it with pasta and homemade "parmesan", the best meal I've had in a long time. Can't wait to try it with the poppyseed polenta.


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:31 pm 
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Made beanballs last night but they were really mushy. Did I over-mash them? Betting that's what happened but wanted to throw it out there for any other possibilities.


Mine were too. But they were so tasty! I want more substantial! thoughts, anyone?

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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:49 pm 
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I usually just put a little extra gluten in my beanballs to firm them up.


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:33 pm 
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I made the Cashew Cucumber Dip. Why did I wait so long to make it? It is incredible!


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:04 pm 
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I've noticed quite a lot of typos/errors in Veganomicon. I can deal with "scrap" instead of "scrape", but when ingredients are missing off the list, I'm not sure I can trust my wits to catch what's missing as I did today with the Almond-Quinoa Muffins (no baking soda listed-- thankfully it's mentioned in the instructions). Is there a list of corrections somewhere?


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:18 pm 
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Here's the errata thread, svds. Perhaps the moderators would be so kind as to sticky it?

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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:07 am 
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I made the Cashew Cucumber Dip. Why did I wait so long to make it? It is incredible!


I haven't made anything from this book. WHY? I may start with this one. Easy and safe but sounds very good. I have had the book since it came out.


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:00 am 
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thegentlelentil wrote:
today i made the peanut-ginger-sesame cookies, and they are crazy good! Has anyone else made these? So wonderful

Yeah, I tested these for the book back when and they were wonderful.

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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:53 am 
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The bean balls are in the oven, I'm quite excited to try them. Only just now when I took them out to flip, when I tried to slide the slide under they just sort of more pushed into eah other. oops, now have slightly misshapen bean balls at one end so I had to settle for shoogling the tray to try and turn them.
Still they smelt really good, so I'm looking forward to them.

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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:32 am 
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I've only owned this book for a few weeks, but so far I've made...

tofu ricotta -which was delicious rolled up in slices of chargrilled eggplant with hazelnut & green olive paté, & also a big hit with cheese loving friends when I used it as the base for a roasted garlic dip
chile-chocolate mole - served simply with steamed veg & brown rice, really delicious
vanilla yogurt pound cake - the best vegan cake I've ever made! Very much like a madeira cake with the slight citrus tang, & very moist, yet light. I served it with cashew cream & fresh strawberries.

Tonight I'm making the roasted fennel salad & also the butternut pumpkin cold rolls. I look forward to trying so many more of these recipes - what a great book!

The artist/designer side of me wishes there were more glossy photos, but I love the design, typography & paper choice! Think the cover design could be more inspiring, & a fresher, more modern green than the pthalo green of the cover & endpapers.

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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:42 am 
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Please, please, please I BEG YOU ALL TO MAKE THE CHICKPEAS ROMANESCO! you haven't LIVED with out it! You've lived a horrible, half-life deviod of spicy, smoky, rich tomato-y sauce smothering creamy soft chickpeas!


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:43 am 
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Love Child wrote:
The tomato-roasted eggplant-chickpea stew is so good! I had it with pasta and homemade "parmesan", the best meal I've had in a long time. Can't wait to try it with the poppyseed polenta.


I made that a little while back and it was incredible. I love the idea of putting it on pasta Never thought of that.


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:26 pm 
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I was just looking at the chickpea romanesco recipe yesterday & thinking that will be next on my list!

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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:18 am 
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I'd like to make the Mediterranean Tomato and Zucchini Fritters tonight, but I'm cooking for a walnut hater. What nut would best replace the walnuts?

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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:21 am 
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Last night I made the Seitan Piccata with Green Beans and served it over smashed potatoes. Really delicious and fun to have something that you can plate all fancy.


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:33 pm 
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Have you guys seen this blog? An Omnivore Cooks the Veganomicon
Even omnis love this book!

Also, it's one of the 5 essential Vegan/Vegetarian Cookbooks, but we knew that already! Actually I think it's cool that Isa and Terry wrote TWO from that list! That's almost half!


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:41 pm 
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Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
I'd like to make the Mediterranean Tomato and Zucchini Fritters tonight, but I'm cooking for a walnut hater. What nut would best replace the walnuts?


you could use any other nut. almonds would be good.

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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:09 am 
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I made the quinoa and chickpea pilaf for the first time last night - so simple, as the recipe said, but it's the combination of ingredients that I would not have thought of, and in amounts I would not have used, that make it brilliant. It was fast, too. With a salad it was a complete meal for me, and a nice side for the omnis.

I think it might also be good with a tiny bit of finely grated orange zest.


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:38 am 
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It's a rainy day and I've got the Sweet Squash in Mole simmering on the stove. Somehow I never noticed this recipe before yesterday, but it looks delicious!


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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:56 pm 
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Made the Vietnamese style sandwich with the savory broth dip a couple of weeks ago, and man oh man it was SO tasty, big, and filling! Perfect for sunday dinner. I even used store-bought seitan, and it was still good.

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 Post subject: Re: Veganomicon
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:09 pm 
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Have you guys seen this blog? An Omnivore Cooks the Veganomicon
Even omnis love this book!


A couple of my onmi friends bought this book so they could cook for me & they said that they use it all the time now.

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