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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:43 pm 
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VWAV is the the 3rd vegan cookbook I purchased on the recommendation of a friend. I owe her big time. Been eating vegan for 2 months now and I am loving this book.


I made the Fronch Toast this weekend at work and gave my boss a plate also. I loved it and he was forced to admit it was "pretty good". High praise from the chef.

I made the Veggie Burgers early last week and they were super good. I should have cooked the TVP for a bit longer so they were a bit wet. But the flavor was spot on nom.

I just paused to go pull my Ginger Macadamia Coconut Carrot cake out of the oven. Smells divine. Hope to get it frosted tonight and have a slice for breakfast tomorrow. Because that's how I roll.

I have all the stuff to make the Seitan in the next few days. Really excited.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:34 am 
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I bought several vegan cookbooks before I bought VWAV...needless to say...VWAV changed everything...the way I thought about vegan food, cooked it, imagined recipes...everything!

I have since bought nearly all of Isa and Terry's books, but the one I rely on the most and ALWAYS ALWAYS come back to is VWAV.
Mine is covered in stains and tattered, and the pages are folded and marked in, but I love this book so much.

If my house were on fire, I would grab my cats, important documents and this cookbook. It is the most down to earth, real, not-too-fancy-yet-still-keeps-things-interesting-and-delicious cookbook that I own. I cannot say enough good things about it. It is better than all the others combined (IMO).

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:04 am 
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup: DIVINE. I think I may have an addiction to butternut squash. I love that there is chili in this recipe. I love a bit of heat in my soup.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:48 pm 
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OMG...... Raspberry choc chip blondies are the business! I made them as a well done on finishing college for my newly qualified student and she adored them. I may have had some for breakfast.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:32 am 
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Found my new PMS food.... choc chip pancakes. I'm pure blissed out right now. They have done more for me than months of anti-depressants.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Has anyone tried making the batter for the pumpkin waffles ahead of time? The night before? Just wondering if it could be done without sacrificing quality. I rarely feel like cooking when I first get up in the morning, and I generally wake up hungry. I could probably throw batter in the waffle iron and put some Tofurky tempeh bacon on the stove, but measuring and mixing is more than I want to do in the morning.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:54 am 
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i haven't tried it, but i have no reason to doubt that it would be fine. i've heard that the last pancakes of a batch are often the best because the gluten in the batter has had a chance to relax.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:38 pm 
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hi everyone. I just bought VwAV and I would like to make Isa's breakfast veggie chorizo recipe from page 20-21 in VwaV. However, among other things, the recipe calls for 1 cup TVP (I have the small kind) to 3 cups water. I know Isa is a mad genius but 3 cups of water seems like a lot.

Has anyone made this before? Any tips for me?

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:50 pm 
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I agree that seems like a lot when TVP is usually 1:1.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:43 pm 
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Hi! This is my first post here...indeed my first visit! I'm kind of perplexed. I made the crunchy peanut butter cookies, and they were anything but crunchy. They were sort of "sandy" and crumbled. Any ideas about what happened? This is one of my first vegan baking ventures, so I was bummed. They still all got eaten because they tasted great...it just didn't seem right! Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:47 pm 
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oh no, that sucks that it was your first vegan baking ventures because that recipe just doesn't work for most people. it's like, the one recipe in all the isa/terry books that people consistently have issues with. Try the chocolate chip cookies in vwav or try these peanut butter blondies! http://www.theppk.com/2010/09/peanut-butter-blondies/

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:34 pm 
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Thanks! Good to know it isn't just me!! I'll persevere!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
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I'd also like to add that I made Isa's puffy pillow pancakes and they were the bomb! LOVED THEM!!!

http://www.theppk.com/2011/12/puffy-pillow-pancakes/

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:50 pm 
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I made the chocolate chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast this morning and they were awesome! It was like dessert for breakfast.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:51 am 
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Zoey wrote:
I made the chocolate chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast this morning and they were awesome! It was like dessert for breakfast.


Aren't they the nicest thing ever? I need to go find some chocolate chips so I can have them again.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:48 am 
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bookwormbethie wrote:
hi everyone. I just bought VwAV and I would like to make Isa's breakfast veggie chorizo recipe from page 20-21 in VwaV. However, among other things, the recipe calls for 1 cup TVP (I have the small kind) to 3 cups water. I know Isa is a mad genius but 3 cups of water seems like a lot.

Has anyone made this before? Any tips for me?


I have the European version and the quantities are the same so it must not be an error.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:47 pm 
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Isa Pizza and Raspberry Blackout Cake are favourites with my (non)vegan family! I made the cake this summer, and I think my roommate ate half of it. And he's a picky eater.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:40 am 
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daisychain wrote:
bookwormbethie wrote:
hi everyone. I just bought VwAV and I would like to make Isa's breakfast veggie chorizo recipe from page 20-21 in VwaV. However, among other things, the recipe calls for 1 cup TVP (I have the small kind) to 3 cups water. I know Isa is a mad genius but 3 cups of water seems like a lot.

Has anyone made this before? Any tips for me?


I have the European version and the quantities are the same so it must not be an error.


Yup, I'm sorry I ever doubted Isa's brilliance. The veggie chorizo (and her puffy pillow pancakes) were awesome last night!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:29 pm 
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I made the Sparkled Ginger Cookies this afternoon, delicious! I also attempted to make the Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies. I had no peanut oil so just used canola, does peanut oil have magic properties? My CTC mix came up really wet, not rollable at all. I added extra flour and got it just rollable but I was frightened of adding too much flour to the mix and drying it out.

Next on the list if the Chocolate Chip Cookies, it's been ages since I made a choc chip cookie.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:15 pm 
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Thanks to my local library sale, I bought this today for $1.00. I actually did a happy dance in the crowded aisle when I found it! I really don't know why they got rid of it because the couple they have are constantly on loan. Going to have to read this whole thread now and write a must-make list but I am going to add that Chorizo above to my meal this evening.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan With a Vengeance (VWAV)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:49 pm 
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darksideknitter wrote:
I made the Sparkled Ginger Cookies this afternoon, delicious! I also attempted to make the Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies. I had no peanut oil so just used canola, does peanut oil have magic properties? My CTC mix came up really wet, not rollable at all. I added extra flour and got it just rollable but I was frightened of adding too much flour to the mix and drying it out.

Next on the list if the Chocolate Chip Cookies, it's been ages since I made a choc chip cookie.


I made the chocolate thumbprint cookies today! I also used canola oil (no peanut oil on hand and plus I developed an adult food allergy to all nuts so peanut oil is definitely not an option for me). My CTC dough also came out wetter than I expected, but moistening my palms with water (like Isa suggested) did help me roll the dough into a ball. Then hubby dipped a spatula in water to flatten them out a bit. The CTC tasted freakn' fantastic, such a rich chocolaty taste! I would definitely make these cookies instead, but instead of using jam in the middles, I might just bake the choc cookies for the entire baking time and then just drizzle some homemade icing over them, hubby thought an orange flavored icing would go well with the rich chocolate flavor.

Glad to know the ginger cookies came out fantastic!

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Jonny Guitar wrote:
Thanks to my local library sale, I bought this today for $1.00. I actually did a happy dance in the crowded aisle when I found it! I really don't know why they got rid of it because the couple they have are constantly on loan. Going to have to read this whole thread now and write a must-make list but I am going to add that Chorizo above to my meal this evening.


that is indeed worth a happy dance! I would have done the exact same thing. How did the chorizo turn out for you?

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bookwormbethie wrote:

that is indeed worth a happy dance! I would have done the exact same thing. How did the chorizo turn out for you?


omg....it was awesome. I put it in with some penne, greens, beans and a light tom sauce (with lots of nooch) and it was sooooo good. It was one of those, "If I make another recipe, can I possible fit it into my stomach?"

Delicious!


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hi, everyone.

had a question about the tempeh sausage crumbles on page 22. was wondering if could sub TVP. basically do what i need to do to re-hydrate the TVP and then follow directions as isa wrote. didn't know if the TVP would dry out if it was cooked over medium heat until lightly browned for about 10 minutes.

then, i'd like to use the tvp crumbles in the the 'white bean and tempeh sausage gravy' on page 27.

what do y'all think? would the TVP substitute work??

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bookwormbethie wrote:
hi, everyone.

had a question about the tempeh sausage crumbles on page 22. was wondering if could sub TVP. basically do what i need to do to re-hydrate the TVP and then follow directions as isa wrote. didn't know if the TVP would dry out if it was cooked over medium heat until lightly browned for about 10 minutes.

then, i'd like to use the tvp crumbles in the the 'white bean and tempeh sausage gravy' on page 27.

what do y'all think? would the TVP substitute work??


The texture would be softer, but I think it would be okay, since it doesn't really have to hold together or anything.


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