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 Post subject: Re: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:04 am 
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Baked BBQ Buns!
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I will say that in the future, i'd swap out half of the marmalade with another sweetener, because it's very orangey and I serve to some picky people (sweet in bbq sauce, whaaaaaat). Also, the dough is REALLY soft so be careful when you're closing the buns, I poked a few holes in mine. The softness was amazing when baked though.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:44 am 
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Is that a bun filled with BBQ beans? If yes, then I think I need to just order this book now. There used to be a premade bun product with a bean filling that my husband was obsessed with. He has been in mourning ever since the manufacturer went out of business.

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fried mac n' cheese? I can't handle it.

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BBQ seitan! But you could do beans.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:54 pm 
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I have made the beefy cheesy mac and am now eating the ultimate patty melt. They are both excellent!


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The beefy cheesy mac is my new favorite food! It reminds me a bit of my mom's meat sauce with ground beef and tomato and cream and cheese in it which I loved when I was omni. But this is actually tastier!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Everyone in this book looks SO GOOD. I just ordered with credit card reward points. My last several rewards cash-ins have been for cookbooks. It may be a problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:26 pm 
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I made the eggplant parmigiana today, which also includes a recipe for mozzarella and one for parmesan. All three are outstanding.


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 Post subject: Re: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
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This is so totally my style of cooking. Ordered. If I eat this stuff sometimes and then don't snack, that isn't too bad, right? Right?


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 Post subject: Re: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:53 am 
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The photo sets look amazing, I have just a few questions about this book to see if it's for me right now:

Is there a lot of dependence on pre-made ingredients (cheese, sour cream, cream cheese).

And how time-intensive are the recipes, like do you find yourself spending 30 minutes or two hours on recipes?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:11 pm 
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I cooked my first recipes out of this book: the broccotato soup with smoky chickpea croutons and the burritos con carne. Both were yum. I love the chickpeas from the soup recipe and would make them by themselves to use in salads or as a snack. (I made the mistake of storing them in the soup though and the smoky marinade washed off in the fridge overnight, so my leftovers weren't as fab as they could have been).

Bekki, I haven't cooked much from the book yet, but there seems to be a mix of recipes that take a while and quicker recipes. The burritos were less than 30 minutes. The soup took me an hour. There are a number of recipes calling for things like cheese and sour cream, but you have the choice of using store-bought or making your own from recipes included in the book. Since I hate store-bought vegan cheese, I was happy to have the make-your-own option.

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Yes, Joni and Celine are great about including recipes for sour cream/cream cheese subs so if they do have a recipe you need it for, you can just make your own.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
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I made the mistake of calculating weight watchers points for these recipes... Now I know if I want a Cocoa Kahlua Pancake I can have one & a half... and thats it for the whole day! However, the creamy pastas were actually pretty low in points, so I've already made the Alfredo and Carbonara. The tvp bacon bits went soggy in the Carbonara sauce and the Alfredo smelled and tasted very strongly of coconut. Bummer. But otherwise fine.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:27 am 
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I don't have my book in front of me but does the Alfredo even have coconut in it? I know I have made it and didn't find it it all coconutty. That said, some of their recipes do sometimes use coconut milk where you might not expect it - sometimes I find it works great but if I'm unsure I usually halve it and replace the rest with non dairy milk/cream depending on the recipe.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:22 pm 
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I just got this book and flipped through it and EVERYTHING looks really good. I wish I could just point at a page and have the food appear.


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 Post subject: Re: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:53 am 
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I made peanut butter pretzels last night!

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I hadn't realised how much I missed soft pretzels. These are awesome and way less difficult and time-consuming than I'd expected. Definite winner for my first recipe from this book!

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 Post subject: Re: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
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The captain's french toast was so delicious! I don't even like sweet stuff for breakfast but I made them to surprise my man, who loves that kind of thing, and we both couldn't get enough! I still ate mine with peanut butter and no syrup though :)


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I have just got this and I am psyched about the number of yeasted recipes in there. The Kale bagels are first on my hitlist.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:52 pm 
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The patty melts were awesome. Usually I'm not into leftovers the very next day, but we're having them again instead of freezing them for later.


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Ok, this book wasn't even on my radar until I looked at the slideshow! Now I don't know how I have lived without it! Hopefully it is available for my Nook, for the instant gratification of it. (Although it sounds like such a pretty book I'd like to have a paper copy of)

Downloaded Nook copy $9.99 :D


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 Post subject: Re: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:08 am 
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I made the deep dish pizza! It was pretty awesome. Reminded me of pizza hot pockets.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:43 am 
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I just made the Kahlua pancakes, and following the directions exactly, the batter ended up more like cookie dough. It says that the batter will be thick, but it was pretty much a solid ball of dough. I tried cooking one anyway, and it ended up looking like this one on the right. I added a bunch of water, and it was still very thick, but then it made a decent pancake. Has anyone else tried these? Similar experience?

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 Post subject: Re: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:05 pm 
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Another win from this book: Cheesy chili bake. Yum!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:24 pm 
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creep: I had the same problem but I thinned out the batter using a bunch of almond milk. I ended up not liking how they tasted, the Kahlua disappeared in all the extra liquid.


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 Post subject: Re: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:29 am 
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Yeah, they ended up okay, but more like an average chocolate/coffee pancake.


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