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 Post subject: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Weeks 2 & 3** Isa & Terry
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:04 am 
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This is the official discussion thread for week #2 of our cookbook challenge: Choose 6 recipes (or more or less depending on you schedule) from any Isa or Terry cookbook. During the next two week period, you can use just one Isa/Terry cookbook, or cook out of multiple Isa/Terry books! Come back here to tell us all about the recipes you made and post photos if you can!

THIS WEEK'S ONLINE RESOURCES:

PPK blog http://www.theppk.com/recipes/recipe-types/

Vegan brunch http://books.google.com/books?id=9lW15q ... &q&f=false

V’con http://books.google.com/books?id=CyUfMZ ... &q&f=false

VwAV http://books.google.com/books?id=3UfT3G ... &q&f=false

Viva Vegan http://books.google.com/books?id=wB5iQ3 ... &q&f=false

VCIYCJ http://books.google.com/books?id=RwzHzb ... &q&f=false

AFR http://books.google.com/books?id=0aL0xI ... &q&f=false

VCTOTW http://books.google.com/books?id=c_Tvlp ... &q&f=false

VPITS http://books.google.com/books?id=eDBPhU ... &q&f=false

Terry’s blog http://veganlatina.com/



Here's the full schedule for our spring 2013 cookbook challenge:

Monday March 25 – Sunday March 31: Disappointed that one of your much loved and/or under-used cookbooks did not get chosen for our challenge? Show us how crazy wrong we were not to vote for it! Your choice of cookbook!
Monday April 1 – Sunday April 14: your choice of any Isa/Terry cookbook(s)
Monday April 15 – Sunday April 28: Vegan Diner by Julie Hasson
Monday April 29 – Sunday May 12: Chloe’s Kitchen (+ baking book)
Monday May 13 – Sunday May 26: Cookin’ Crunk by Bianca Philips
Monday May 27 – Sunday June 9: Vegan Eats World by Terry Hope Romero
Monday June 10 – Sunday June 23: Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day by Tami and Celine
Monday June 24 – Sunday July 7: Let Them Eat Vegan by Dreena Burton

*If you personally decide to change up the order of the cookbook challenge weeks, please wait until the appropriate discussion thread is posted to share you food photos + comments**


Full details about the cookbook challenge including online recipe resources in case you don't own a particular cookbook and can't get it from your library and also how to insert photos into your comment post are here: http://forum.theppk.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=26223

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 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #2** Isa & Terry
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:49 am 
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I didn't realize we could use multiple books this week. Awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #2** Isa & Terry
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:02 pm 
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I'm going to be using Vegan Brunch this fortnight because I've used it shamefully little. I will probably end up using VWAV also because I've really fallen for it over the past week.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #2** Isa & Terry
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:22 pm 
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This week I'm making:

Eggplant and Black Eye Pea Curry (PPK Blog)
Black Bean and Quiona soup (PPKblog)
Sushi Roll Edamame Salad (AFR)

Not part of the challenge, since I have made it before, but also making the Butternut Alfredo from the blog for pasta, and again later on Baked Potatoes

If you guys are looking for recipes this week, I highly recommend it. Soooooo yummy.


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 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #2** Isa & Terry
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:44 pm 
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Make lasagna with it! Add in leftover mashed roasted squash, spinach, and tofu ricotta. (cashew ricotta is too rich with the sauce)

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I was going to make the Vcon Baja tacos (I've made the marinade before but never all the fixings) and realized that my plain yogurt is expired. All I have is vanilla. Poor planning!

I wonder of the lime juice would cancel out the sweet from the Almonde vanilla? Probably not...

I'm still making the tacos (with portobellos), just now I don't have anything to eat with them.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #2** Isa & Terry
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:29 pm 
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Ooh, recipes out of multiple books? I might do that. I know I want to make the tempeh sausage patty recipe out of VWAV, because I've had that book for years and somehow never tried it.


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 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #2** Isa & Terry
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lavawitch wrote:
I was going to make the Vcon Baja tacos (I've made the marinade before but never all the fixings) and realized that my plain yogurt is expired. All I have is vanilla. Poor planning!

I wonder of the lime juice would cancel out the sweet from the Almonde vanilla? Probably not...

I'm still making the tacos (with portobellos), just now I don't have anything to eat with them.


Don't use vanilla. the lime juice totally won't cancel out the sweetness. Do you have tofu? you could make a sour cream out of that.

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I need my tofu for dinner later in the week. I'll just do avocado and keep it plain and skip the slaw. I've had trouble eating lately anyway so simple is good.

Ill see if I can find a good new tofu recipe in VWaV or vb. that I haven't tried, I mean. Otherwise, I'll do the tofu dill salad. That's always scrumptious; very springlike and fresh! I bet that would be amazing with green monster bread.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #2** Isa & Terry
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hubby and i are both recovering from a nasty stomach bug :( so it turns out he didn't have food poisoning afterall since about 24 hours after he started showing symptoms, i did too :( we are both on the mend now, but we'll be eating quite bland for the next couple of days. i look forward to seeing photos of everything y'all make, i'm pretty sure i can stomach that ;)

as someone with a peanut/tree nut allergy, i highly recommend the sunflower mac n cheese on the PPK blog. it is divine. i add a bit of sriracha and vegan worchestershire when i'm mixing the noodles and sauce up together. the sauce freezes and defrosts really well too!

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I love the sunflower Mac too. It's my go to comfort food these days. The sauce is great over a baked potato with peas or Lima beans.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #2** Isa & Terry
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:19 pm 
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From Veganomicon: Seitan with Kale, Brussels and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
-subbed chickpeas but this was still delicious

From PPK blog: Lemon Garlic Fava Beans & Mushrooms
-decreased broth, omitted bread crumbs and more added lemon juice/zest at the end
-used 2 cups canned favas but I still peeled them too
-very good but I think I would do this with chickpeas next time since peeling favas is terrible!

From PPK blog: Ancho lentil tacos
-used 1/2 tsp sriracha instead of hot sauce
-used in a lettuce wrap
-DELICIOUS!!

And that's my cooking for the week! :)

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tomorrow is the chili lime tofu...i love it!

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 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #2** Isa & Terry
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Ooh, maybe I'll try the sunflower mac too! I just realized that I have all the ingredients (well, I have squiggly pasta instead of elbows, but I think that's OK.)


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I didn't take a picture, because they're not very exciting looking, but I made the Best Pumpkin Muffins from VWAV. They are so, so, so tasty!


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 Post subject: Re: Spring 2013 Cookbook Challenge **Week #2** Isa & Terry
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Okay, I want to make sunflower mac too! Adding it to my list :)


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I made the leek & bean cassoulet from V'con to have for dinner later this week. Can't believe I've never made it!

Also making lower fat banana bread, one of my fav recipes.

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Another vote for the sunflower mac! It's deeeelicious!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:16 am 
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The only thing I've decided so far is to make the kati rolls (I think they're called?) from VEW. With the optional tandoori tofu. That's 3 recipes in one!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:24 am 
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OK so I want to make the sunflower mac this week, probably today or tomorrow since I have all the ingredients. Has anyone made this with roasted sunflower seeds. The recipe says raw but I only have roasted, they are unsalted though. I have a huge coscto sized bag of them so I don't really want to go buy more if I can use these. I don't want it to ruin the results though.


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Soak them a lot longer. Do you have a Vitamix? I've made cashew things with roasted, but I had to blend the heck out of them. If you don't mind a possibly gritty sauce, I doubt it matters.

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Soak them a lot longer. Do you have a Vitamix? I've made cashew things with roasted, but I had to blend the heck out of them. If you don't mind a possibly gritty sauce, I doubt it matters.

Thank-you, I don't have a vitamix but I do have a Blend-Tec. I will definatley soak them first. When I blend soaked raw cashews in my blend-tec it makes the most creamiest sauce ever. I not really worried about it being gritty since I am sure I can blend it up pretty good, just worried if the flavour will be affected using roasted instead of raw.


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hello, glad to see everyone so excited about our challenge :)

hubby & I are on the mend from our nasty stomach bug... so maybe i'll be able to cook something nice for dinner tomorrow......we'll see.......

i do have food photos to share, they are from last week. last week was hubby's birthday and he wanted "home cookin" for his birthday dinner. so i made the chorizo sausages and biscuits from Vegan Brunch and sunflower mac (recipe from the PPK blog). And the turnip greens are just turnip greens ;)

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and last week i also made the OMG oven baked onion rings from the PPK blog too. really good! we had panko on hand so that is what we used, but next time we'll definitely use bread crumbs. our onion was so big! it made a lot! we reheated the leftovers the next day in our toaster oven, but that might have dried them out a bit as they weren't nearly as delicious from the first night.

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I was going to use Vegan Brunch because I love that one so much, but when I discovered my library (surprisingly) had a copy of Viva Vegan I went with that. I'm not very familiar with Latin foods at all, so I thought it would be fun to explore. I also saw the VV thread on here is very popular and that swayed me a bit.

I made some salsa & refried beans yesterday for lunches this week and I'm making the Cuban Black Bean Soup for dinner tonight (very excited). I'll post pics later this afternoon.

I can't wait to see what everyone else is making. Oh, and I've wanted to make the Sunflower Mac forevah! I need to get on that!

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hello, glad to see everyone so excited about our challenge :)

hubby & I are on the mend from our nasty stomach bug... so maybe i'll be able to cook something nice for dinner tomorrow......we'll see.......



That plate of food looks scrumptious. And I'm not an onion-ring fan, but I've always been intrigued by the photo in the book and yours look delish!

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