let's talk about VWAV again!
i miss all our chats about vegan with a vengeance. maybe we should start again since it seems like lots of new people are joining the board! ;D
i made the asparagus and sun dried tomato frittatta (or as my best friend says, "fritofu" ;)) and it is DELISH! i found some asparagus for 1.49/lb and can't stop eating the stuff! i also replaced the basil with spinach and it is to live for!
i love being vegan! :D soo much good eats!
I made the orange glazed beets & they are wonderful in my salads!! I like my beets really soft so I cook them in the pressure cooker first till they are almost tender. Then I slice them into long narrow slivers & I transfer to a pan & cook till tender with the orange sauce. If I don't have fresh oranges I use orange juice concentrate.
I haven't been cooking much lately -- at least not trying new recipes. However, next week I am determined that I will make the Fauxstess Cupcakes.
Lesly-let us know how the Fauxstess cupcakes turn out.
I tried to make them once but I wasn't happy with the filling,it seemed gritty,so I didn't use it. Hope it works for you so you can help,they look so good in the book.
The Veggie Burgers are awesome. For anyone with Stepaniak's Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook, there's a recipe for all-purpose seasoning that can also be made into a broth - that's what I use in the burgers instead of the nasty canned kind.
If you're looking to make them, then I highly suggest you consult this thread first because they can be finicky.
The falafels are my all-time favorite recipe from the book. They come out perfect every time, baked or fried.
I had no luck with the veggie burgers (http://www.postpunkkitchen.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3122).
I like the Fauxtess cupcakes, but I know what the person means about the gritty texture. I do prefer the raspberry blackout cake over the Fauxtess and they're not nearly as junky or difficult.
Finally, my 3-year old vegan nephew craves the pumpkin muffins -- they're so good.
Here are the other things I've made that turned out great:
Strawberry Shortcakes with Macadamia Creme
Lemon Gem Cupcakes
Raspberry Blackout Cake
Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Blondies
Macadamia Blondies with Caramel-maple topping
Big Gigantoid Crunchy Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Baked Cajun French Fries
And no I'm not just sitting around eating sweets all day - I bring them to work and feed them to my very carnivorous coworkers.
I made the Chickpea and Spinach Curry last night as well as the Curried-Tempeh Mango Salad Sammiches.
I really like the chickpea dish and will definitely make it again. But I am going to change the seasoning because it was just too hot for me; maybe a little less curry.
I did not like the Curried Tempeh. I just thought it had a weird flavor. I really like mango, tempeh and curry, but something about the vegannaise mixed with lime juice, vinegar and hot sauce did not taste right. I was disappointed because I've seen so many positive posts on this recipe, so it must just be me and my weird tastebuds!
I've heard so many good things about this book that I'm going to check the other bookstore in town (we have two, lol) and if VwaV isn't in stock, I'm going to order it.
I don't own this book yet :( although my birthday is next month! ;) I've been reading over at thePPK site - looking at all the deeelicious food porn. :drool:
Last night we had the tempeh bacon sandwiches and the cajun fries--it was excellent!
Well, I finally order VWAV from amazon. It gets some many comments here that I
thought I would add it to my collection of cookbooks. I don't think I ordered a
cookbook since last fall when I got that book about Japanese pickeling. (Which I
really haven't done much with.) The orange glazed beets sounds like something to
try. I really like beets and eat them often. I expect the book will be here during
this week. I have been so busy recently that I hope I have some time to mess
around in the kitchen soon.