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Quintess' Radiant Health/Inner Wealth

So, since one of our fellow VWers has created her own awesome cookbook, I think we should dedicate a cookbook thread to it.  Whoever has ordered this book or tested recipes prior to the book's publication should contribute and maybe it will persuade others to order it and make quintess lots of $$$  ;D

So far, I've made:

Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Caramelized Scallions:  delicious!  Very smooth, great flavor, hearty but not heavy.  Wonderful with some homemade tofu sour cream drizzled in as a garnish!

Whole Multigrain Bread:  the best whole wheat bread I've ever made.  It rises great, has a nice texture, very healthy, and just plain tasty!  I would get the book just for this recipe!

Grandma's Apple Crisp:  mmmm....I love apple crisp!  I added some more margarine and about a 1/2 cup of rolled oats to the "crumb" mixture.  Was very yummy!

Note from editor: The compilation of reviews for RHIW can be found on page 2 of this thread: Official review for Radiant Health Inner Wealth

oh, great, thanks!!! I am looking forward to trying this. There are so many recipes I want to try....
Wish I had made a double portion of the noodles tonight  ;)

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I just tried the tofish again and pan-fried it this time. It was amazing! I used a little extra oil and it really crisped up nicely. I still think it is the best tartar sauce I've ever had. Yummmmmm.... :D

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Just felt like smiling, AC? Thanks for the bump!  :)
I have to say, I am SO excited about my 2nd edition! The pics that VS and Keda took are so beautiful, it is way fun to get them in there!

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oh, I forgot to mention, I LOVE the tempura asparagus nori rolls! That is a favorite dish of mine at a sushi bar locally, but it is so nice to be able to make them myself! The sauce is simple and yummy and the tempura is to die for. Literally, I would take a bullet for the stuff. YUM!

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This book is worth buying for the Chik 'a baby seasoning alone.  I use that stuff all the time, it's not "clumpy" like a lot of the store-bought powders, and the flavor is just awesome!

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This book is worth buying for the Chik 'a baby seasoning alone.  I use that stuff all the time, it's not "clumpy" like a lot of the store-bought powders, and the flavor is just awesome!

Yay! Thanks! I wanted to mention as well--the 2nd edition has a recipe in it for vegetarian chicken broth, which is simply 1 tablespoon of the Chicky Baby Seasoning mixed with 1 cup of water. You may have already figured this out, but if not, it will save you from buying liquid broth! :)

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I'm also in love with the Multigrain pancake mix.  I like the millet/amaranth in there to give it some crunch.  I made chocolate chip waffles with it this morning.  Delicious!  I keep a big batch of the dry mixture in my cupboard for pancake emergencies :)

I also recently made the lemon tempeh burgers and oven fries.  Both are very good, but I would cut down on the tamari for the burger marinade.  It was pretty salty for my tastes, but other than that, very delicious and easy!

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I'm also in love with the Multigrain pancake mix.  I like the millet/amaranth in there to give it some crunch.  I made chocolate chip waffles with it this morning.  Delicious!  I keep a big batch of the dry mixture in my cupboard for pancake emergencies :)

I also recently made the lemon tempeh burgers and oven fries.  Both are very good, but I would cut down on the tamari for the burger marinade.  It was pretty salty for my tastes, but other than that, very delicious and easy!

Thanks! It's funny, I actually reduced the tamari for the burgers in my 2nd edition. Here is the new marinade for that recipe:
4 tablespoons (¼ cup) fresh lemon juice
2½ tablespoons tamari, shoyu, or soy sauce
4 large cloves fresh garlic, minced or pressed
1 teaspoon dried onion granules

I just got my files off to the printer yesterday, so I'll have a lot of books in about 3 weeks! But until then, I'm sold out. I can't wait to see the insert with vegansapien and keda's photos! :)

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I've been trying some new recipes from this book! Here goes:

Peanut Butter Cup Shake: So good!! This is a meal replacement for me when I need something quick, easy, and super delicious!

Fresh Greek Delight: Who knew? This whole time I've been making quintess' hummus from this book but never tried this recipe. It is AMAZING. Be sure to use poofy, good pita bread for the most delicious results. Everyone I served this to went nuts!

Nori Rolls with Creamy Wasabi and Lemon-Lime Sauce: The sauces make this extraordinary. I really like the way they complement each other. They were also easy to make and really fresh. So good.

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The black eyed peas and kale are PERFECT! I can't think of anything to do to the recipe to make it any better (which says a lot for me. I always have to 'fix' something in a recipe).

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The Light Ginger-Miso Dressing is SOOO GOOD! I'm just eating it on some spinach, but the salad that it's used in in the book sounds really good too. Yum yum, and not super fatty either.

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I just got the new edition and am loving the new recipes!
The Divine mango pie from the raw foods section is so good. I love how healthy it is, and easy to make. If you love mango like I do, you will flip for this dessert.

I really like the Krazy Kale Chips. Crunchy, easy, and addictive. Really amazing that something so healthy can be so yummers!

I also tried the new dessert, Glorious Chocolate Truffles. They are so good that my boyfriend said they were like heroin! I could eat like 50 of them, but I stopped at...10.

That's all for now. I also plan to try some of the new dressings and sides next week!

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Glad to see the 2nd edition is out.  Just ordered my copy and I'm looking forward to it.

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I really like the Krazy Kale Chips. Crunchy, easy, and addictive. Really amazing that something so healthy can be so yummers!

What section are the kale chips in? Also, if anyone would like to send me/post a list of all the new recipes, and what category they are in, I will add them to the compilation.

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Glad to see the 2nd edition is out.  Just ordered my copy and I'm looking forward to it.

Thanks!  ;)b

AC, here are the new recipes that are in the 2nd edition:

Breakfast Items:
*Batter Up Buckwheat Pancakes

Simple Sides:
*Coconut-Lime Rice
*Krazy Kale Chips

Scrumptious Salads:
*Indian Kuchumber Salad

The Raw Dimension:
*Divine Mango Pie
*Zucchini Chips to Dry For

Desserts:
*Glorious Chocolate Truffles

This That and Bread:
*Vegetarian Chicken Broth

Sauces and Dressings that Will Change Your Life:
*Four Flavors Dressing
*Got Dressing!

It should also be noted that several recipes have been updated and further improved in addition to all the other new items in the book. For example, the Baked Tofish is now called Bailey's Tofish and has a new marinade.
Thanks so much for all your hard work, AC!!! :)

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Quintess, I was planning to make your Creamy Adzuki Beans this weekend.  For some reason, I thought I had adzuki beans but, upon closer inspection, they appear to be pinto beans.  I also have small red beans (you know, the kind in red beans and rice).  Would those be a reasonable substitute?

Also, since I don't have a pressure cooker shouldn't I soak the beans before cooking?

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Quintess, I was planning to make your Creamy Adzuki Beans this weekend.  For some reason, I thought I had adzuki beans but, upon closer inspection, they appear to be pinto beans.  I also have small red beans (you know, the kind in red beans and rice).  Would those be a reasonable substitute?

Also, since I don't have a pressure cooker shouldn't I soak the beans before cooking?

Yes, especially if you are using larger beans like pintos you should soak them--I didn't say to soak the adzukis bcuz they're so small and don't really need it.
I think either the pintos or red beans should work fine!  ;)b

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I recently tried:
Everything nice popcorn-SO AMAZING!! really delicious with the vanilla and cinnamon. This will be used all the time in my house!
lucious lasagna-everyone who ate this was blown away and couldn't believe it was vegan!! I can't ever remember liking lasangna better in my whole life, this is really fresh tasting and flavorful!

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Thanks, jemaineslover!!!
Looks like I forgot to add the Everything Nice Popcorn, AC! It's in the This, That, and Bread section of the 2nd edition.
:)

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