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Vegan Fire and Spice

I was thinking about getting vegan fire and spice by Robin Robinson, but I don't want another cookbook I don't use. Does anyone have it and is it any good? I want to expand my repetoire to include a larger variety of ethnic foods, but I'm a bit of a lazy cook so I want to have a book which is easy and flavorful.

I have Fire and Spice and really like it. I definitely recommend it. The recipes are so interesting because they are from all over the world, something I have not seen in other vegan cookbooks. It also is just a nice quality book.

I have to admit I like anything by Robin Robertson.

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I haven't heard of that book before and I just checked it out on Amazon.... Wow... definitely on my Wish List.

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I just bought this book a couple weeks ago & finally made a few things from it.

West African Spinach with Spicy Peanut Sauce

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Spicy Spanish Potatoes

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Jamaican Jerk Sauce

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I chose to use the Jerk Sauce as a marinade for tofu.  It was good, but I don't think I like it enough to make it again.  I really like the Potatoes and the Spinach.  I would make them again for sure.

To the OP - This looks like a really good book.  So far I have about 15 recipes picked out that I want to try.  The recipes all seem very simple and use ingredients you can find at the grocery store.

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Welp, I made a few more things from the book...

Three-Alarm Lo-Mein
I think this is a good recipe, but I think it had too much ginger in it.  It calls for 1Tbsp of fresh ginger, so if I made it again I would use much less.  I topped it off with the Spicy Peanut Sauce on page 202.  The sauce was good, but I'm sure it would have been much better had I been able to find the Asian chile paste the recipe calls for.

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Next I made Spicy Bean & Spinach Burritos.  These were great!  Very simple.  Had everything I needed in the pantry.

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr151/autumnbean66/spicy_bean_spinach_burrito.jpg

Cmon, does not anyone else possess this book?  Please share!  :)

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Wow! Thanks for the great pictures purpledancer!  ;)b My husband surprised me with this for Christmas and I can't wait to try it. The recipes look great and mostly easy to make.

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Wow! Thanks for the great pictures purpledancer!   ;)b My husband surprised me with this for Christmas and I can't wait to try it. The recipes look great and mostly easy to make.

Yeah!! I think you are really going to like it.  Please post your results here!  :)

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Nice pics purpledancer!  I also have that book, but I've only made a couple of things from it because I got it a couple of months before this big raw adventure: the Spicy Peanut Tomato Salad and the Stir-fried Ginger Seitan and Bok Choy (I don't like seitan so I used faux chicken strips).  Both were very good and I think I can make the salad raw if I use raw peanut butter.

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This looks interesting-- I like spicy food so I'll put this on my amazon wish list as well.

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I tried the hot and spicy Thai tofu tonight. I forgot the chilies :-[ so I just added a little cayenne pepper to it. It looks really pretty (I'll add the picture later) and it has a great flavor. The only thing I would probably do is double the sauce. I like a little more sauce, especially when serving something over rice, to give the rice a little flavor. Overall it was tasty and I'll make it again.

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those pictures look amazing!

I have been thinking of getting this cookbook for quite some time because me and my boyfriend love spicy foods.
I think I have made up my mind that I should get it.

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Made a most excellent Turkish bulgar wheat and peas dish.  I hate peas so I just used red kidney beans.

This is a good cookbook with easy to make recipes.  Often the "fire" is merely cayenne, which I love.

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I made the lentils with an onion gravy recipe and it was delicous and easy.  ;)b The flavor was interesting in a great way. There was a hint of smokiness to it, but it didn't have anything in it that typically imparts a smoky flavor.Whatever it was, the combination of spices with the vegan yogurt made it absolutely delicious. This is a must-try recipe.

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I made the hot and spicy thai tofu last night. I don't remember making it the last time. Anyway, it was completely delicious. The fish sauce was great and it turned out like something I'd want to order from a restaurant.We both loved it and plan on making it all the time. I'm going to make it my goal to cook everything from this book... We'll see.

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Great comments on the recipes you've tried bellybellygood. I enjoyed reading them. Hope you make it through the book and let us know what you like - and don't like - in it. This sounds like a cookbook worth buying.

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Hot and Spicy Tofu

Read bellybellygood's review of the hot and spicy tofu this afternoon at work and have been craving it ever since.  Fortunately I had all the stuff to make it.  The "fish sauce" is pretty good, and the tofu was excellent.

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Vietmanese noodles with tempeh and peanuts  - Made this last night and it was fantastic.  I used the "fish sauce" (it called for fish sauce or soy sauce).  I didn't have chili oil so I used pure sesame oil and chopped up some red Thai chilis.  I used kamut spirals as the noddles.  I put it on a bed of raw red cabbage and collards.  It tastes good as a cold salad.  Will definitely be making this one again.

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I made the Tofu and Broccoli with Hoisin-Ginger sauce today. My husband rated it an 8/10 or a B. It's easy to make, but it was a touch too salty and there wasn't enough variety in the texture too suit us. I doubled the sauce, I used Bragg's instead of soy sauce, and chili sauce instead of chili paste. We added some peanuts on top to give it a bit more crunch, but if I make it again I'd probably add some celery. It was something we'dprobably make again, but it didn't wow us. It felt like it needed some tweaking, but overall is a solid fast and easy recipe that you can probably make from what you have at home.

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Tonight I made the morrocan chickpea and lentil soup on page 120. It had less heat than I was expecting. It was easy to make, which always a plus. I'd give it a B+. Very good, but maybe not something someone would request the recipe after eating. It was satisfying with nice flavors, but not over the top. I didn't add the harissa sauce, though. That may be what was missing. I substituted chili oil with a little coriander, garlic powder and lemon juice. I thought it would be of similar heat, but maybe not. Next time I'll try it with the harissa sauce.

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Red hot chile tofu

Very quick and easy to make.  Tastes good good too. 

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Live to eat not eat to live..... :D :-D

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