Got my new cookbooks VWAV and VCTOTW...
and I have to know where to start, which is good and what I just *must* try first.
Vice Cream is on its way or I'd start there...
Oooooh, I just made "your basic chocolate cupcakes" yesterday. I make mine with extra dark cocoa and they are SO good! :D They remind me of the devil's food cake my mom used to make! Happy Eating! You really can't go wrong with any of the recipes though! I have a Vice Cream book, but haven't used it yet. Please share your results once you've tried some of the recipes.
i'm about to make the chickpea and broccoli casserole from vwav. I haven't tried it yet, but i've made the baked tofu recipes and they were REALLLL good. Made me see tofu in a different way, I make it a lot more now. All the sweets in vwav are good, especially the ginger sparkle cookies and the ginger-macadamia nut-carrot cake. I like ginger.
as for vctotw - two words - tiramisu cupcakes.
Sesame Asparagus from VWAV.
Yep. I'll make some perfect mexican rice and beans. The leftovers get eaten in a tortilla with a TON of freakin' cheese. That's just not right.
I just made (and pre-tasted ;D ) the Mexican Chocolate Rice Pudding and it is outstanding. I also just assembled a lasagna with her Tofu Ricotta.
The corn fritters are good, too if you like that sort of thing ;)
I've had the book about 2 weeks and I keep thumbing through it, getting inspired.
There are sooo many tasty recipes in both books! A couple days ago I made Isa Pizza (p. 131) from VWAV. (I made it a little easier by using a flat ciabbata bread that I sliced for the crust. I left out the mushrooms just because I didn't have any. I also used a jarred pizza sauce from TJs.) The combo of the pesto, ricotta, and kalamata olives is fantastic! I also love the Brooklyn Pad Thai (p. 180) and The Best Pumpkin Muffins (p. 52). As far as her cupcake book, I seriously doubt there are any bad ones. All of the cupcakes I've tried have been delicious!