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500 Vegan Recipes cook book

I am wondering if anyone has this cookbook and what they think of it.  It looks like a good cookbook that would come in handy.  Is it worth the money?

Its on my "to buy" list. I follow one of the authors (Celine Steen) on Flickr and the food looks great. I have a small cookbook called Cozy Inside by the other Author Joni Newman. I just got this one cuz it was cheap and the recipes look very basic and yummy. You can see photos from 500 vegan recipes on Flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/blushinmuffin/page2/

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I've tried two recipes in 500 Vegan Recipes so far:

Banana Oat Morning Fuel: Great-tasting smoothie that is a filling and nutritious energy boost. This delicious drink is a blend of bananas, oats, peanut butter, nondairy milk, vanilla, cocoa powder and agave or maple syrup. I used organic vanilla rice milk and left out the agave/maple because my banana was super ripe and plenty sweet. The peanut butter enhances the taste of the Banana Oat Morning Fuel without being too strong. Fast and easy to make. I also like that the recipe was for made for one person.

Split Pea Soup: A hearty, smoky split pea soup with a hint of rosemary and dry white wine(optional) to enhance the broth. This soup is sure to please vegans and non-vegans, especially those who like a split pea with ham because it uses liquid smoke and  imitation bacon bits. I think next time I will leave the bacon bits out. The recipe, which I made in a slow cooker, will still be very flavorful without them.  

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I was just debating whether I should get this book or the 1000 recipe from Robin Robertson and came here to get more info. Thank goodness both books have threads started on them. The reviews of 500 that I saw on Amazon seemed to be from devoted fans of the authors, and I'm not familiar with them so I wasn't sure if it would live up to their reviews.

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I've tried two recipes in 500 Vegan Recipes so far:

Banana Oat Morning Fuel: Great-tasting smoothie that is a filling and nutritious energy boost. This delicious drink is a blend of bananas, oats, peanut butter, nondairy milk, vanilla, cocoa powder and agave or maple syrup. I used organic vanilla rice milk and left out the agave/maple because my banana was super ripe and plenty sweet. The peanut butter enhances the taste of the Banana Oat Morning Fuel without being too strong. Fast and easy to make. I also like that the recipe was for made for one person.

Split Pea Soup: A hearty, smoky split pea soup with a hint of rosemary and dry white wine(optional) to enhance the broth. This soup is sure to please vegans and non-vegans, especially those who like a split pea with ham because it uses liquid smoke and  imitation bacon bits. I think next time I will leave the bacon bits out. The recipe, which I made in a slow cooker, will still be very flavorful without them.  

Those recipes both sound good.  I may have to just buy the book.  Thank you.  :)

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I got this book yesterday and also got regular baking book as well. I love the recipes in vegan book.
I basically got for baking but there is no harm in cooking vegan meals.

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I posted this in AC's quinoa cooking challenge thread as well.

Quinoa Raisin Muffins: Not your traditional muffin but very, very good. This meal muffin is packed with protein and peanut buttery goodness. Tastes like a chai-spiced peanut butter cookie in muffin form. Dense, sweet, moist with touches of vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and sweet plump raisins.

Batter is thick. I scooped it evenly into muffin tins with an ice cream scooper. Muffins only rose a little. Only problem with this recipe is that I don't know why the author didn't put "peanut butter" in the title since it's the dominant ingredient. Overwhelms the quinoa. But I'm not complaining though because I just really love peanut butter. 

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The Black Bean Brownies in this cookbook exceeded my expectations. They're not your typical super sweet chocolatey brownie. But they are quite tasty, flourless, healthy and easy to make.

The brownies are an interesting blend of black beans, bananas, oats, coconut, carob powder and nuts. The dates, agave and raw sugar add just the right amount of sweetener without giving you a sugar rush when you bite them. The coconut complements the brownies well so the banana doesn't dominate the flavor. The brownies taste great chilled, right out of the refrigerator, with a glass of almond milk.

The author posted the recipe and photo of the brownies on her blog:
http://havecakewilltravel.com/2008/01/02/based-on-the-famous-bbbs/

Non-stick cooking spray
1/2 cup (39 g) quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup (47 g) shredded coconut
1/4 cup (48 g) raw sugar
1/4 cup (30 g) carob powder
1/2 cup (100 g) roasted chestnuts or other nuts
15 ounces (1 can, 425 g) cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
2 ripe medium bananas
8 dried dates
2 tablespoons (30 ml) unsweetened almond or other nondairy milk, more if needed
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4). Lightly coat an 8-inch (20-cm) square baking pan with spray.
Place oats, coconut, and sugar in food processor. Blend until finely ground.
Add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until perfectly smooth, scraping sides occasionally, and adding extra milk if the batter is too stiff.
Place into prepared pan, leveling with a spatula.
Bake for 27 minutes, or until the brownies are set and firm to the touch
Let cool on a wire rack, still in the pan. Chill for at least 4 hours before slicing and serving.
Enjoy cold, store in fridge.

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I made the vegetable fritters this week. The recipe said it would make 6, and to cook them all in the pan at once. I had a cast iron pan, could fit 3 in at once, and it made 12. :| They were good, in the end, just didn't yield what it said it would, and it took WAY longer than I had anticipated since I had to do 4 batches at 10-12 minutes a batch!

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This book is definitely worth the investment.  I got it for X-Mas and absolutely love it...I'm making 2-3 recipes per week now!

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This book is definitely worth the investment.  I got it for X-Mas and absolutely love it...I'm making 2-3 recipes per week now!

Are you going to tell us about them?!

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Have to say that I also wrote a review on Amazon, and I am hardly a friend of the authors!  Since I'm a senior citizen and live in Texas, we don't travel in the same circles, as they say.  I write very few reviews - but this book is exceptional.

Hubby and I travel a LOT, and I usually have to bring my McDougall-type food with me.  Last weekend, made the curry cauliflower sauce, a huge pot of rice, and I ate that stuff for about 4 days in a row.  ;)b  Loved it - never got tired of it either.  I'm looking forward to making lots of recipes from this book since it's easy to omit oil most of the time.

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This book is definitely worth the investment.  I got it for X-Mas and absolutely love it...I'm making 2-3 recipes per week now!

Of course!  :)  I already started...

Are you going to tell us about them?!

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I don't have the book, but I just noticed that they created a space for people to post typos.  Thought y'all would find it useful: http://500veganrecipes.wordpress.com/see-typos/

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I don't have the book, but I just noticed that they created a space for people to post typos.  Thought y'all would find it useful: http://500veganrecipes.wordpress.com/see-typos/

Brilliant, thanks for this!  I'm having problems with the yellow cake and triple vanilla cake.. there doesn't seem to be enough fluids compared to the amount of flour required, am guessing it must be a typo.

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