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Jul 14th, 2009, 06:36 PM
:D:thumbsup::o:lol: ^ just meant as a bit of fun, I did not intend to draw attention to it and embarrass you! That was not my intention so I apologise if I did. ^
don't be silly! It was funny :p

Jul 14th, 2009, 07:02 PM
I genuinely dislike both books; the only reason stopping me from giving away Veganomicon is that it was a present :sad:

Jul 14th, 2009, 07:08 PM
just out of curiosity, have you tried anything from vcon yet?

Jul 14th, 2009, 07:10 PM
No, but that's my point really, nothing jumps out and says "Make Me!!!" as normally happens with a cookbook :sad:

*Sigh* I'm an Isaphobe in an Isaphile world :sad:

Jul 14th, 2009, 07:12 PM

Jul 15th, 2009, 07:15 AM
Hmm... I got a Vegan Go-Go cookbook as a gift for interning with a vegan outreach organization. I like it. It's small (big books are annoyingly hard to transport in any way), I can take it to the store with me, and some of the recipes are beautifully simple. Also, Sarah Kramer is silly. Some kinds of playfulness (attitude) like in Skinny Bitch annoy me... you can only take that a little ways before it because distasteful and offensive. But Kramer's book is just cute. She has silly pictures of herself looking like an old, upper class mixture between the '50s and 21st century with her many tattoos.

Oh, wait... I just remembered this thread was strictly about Veganomicon. Oops. lol I saw a copy of that but didn't get a chance to look through it. Oh, yeah... I did get to look through another book by the same author... it just took too many ingredients for all of them. And weird ingredients. Creative is good, but useful is better.

My housemate and I have been making good use of random recipes found in veg starter guides and COK's Easy Vegan Recipes booklet. Who needs fancy books?!

Jul 15th, 2009, 12:01 PM
Oh yeah, I love the funny little intros to the recipes in vcon. Must be a theme with popular vegan cooks.

Jul 18th, 2009, 03:08 PM
I made the lentil soup with tarragon and thyme a couple of days ago for the third time and it was - again divine. (:

Jul 18th, 2009, 07:29 PM
I made the chickpea cutlets today - v yummy but a bit salty - presumably because it has 2 tablespoons of soy sauce in the recipe. Husband likes them too and is threatening to make lots in the week - I hope he doesnt as he never weighs or measures stuff and the flavour of his cooking is therefore a bit hit or miss.:o

scarlet begonias
Aug 7th, 2009, 03:46 PM
Here's a batch of Veganomicon's sugar cookies with their royal icing. Everyone liked them a lot, but they're just as good (if not better) without the icing.
I do not recommend doing what I've done below unless, like me, you have the sweet tooth of a four year old.

Aug 9th, 2009, 02:41 AM
I made the lentil soup with tarragon and thyme a couple of days ago for the third time and it was - again divine. (:

I made this recently also and thought it was fabulous.

Aug 16th, 2009, 12:19 AM
I love the cookies, SB!

Nov 6th, 2009, 05:34 PM
i really love this book :)

pasta fagioli

yucca tortilla with mango salsa fresca

spaghetti with bean balls

chickpea cutlet with sweet corn gravy

blackbean and sweet potato (i didnt have acorn squash) empanada

pineapple cashew quinoa stirfry

Nov 6th, 2009, 05:36 PM
plantian and pinto stew with parsnip chips

seitan olive greenbean piccata (my bf actually made this!)

Nov 6th, 2009, 05:38 PM
wow...you put me to shame!!!! :D i'm hungry now...i'm leaving... :D

Nov 6th, 2009, 05:46 PM
timberly all of those dishes look fantastic and so professional! Your pics should be in the cookbook.

I've been making quite a few recipes from there, but I don't have pics. One of our favorites was the snobby joes served over ww buns w/ the prospect park potato salad.

You reminded me that I want to make that pineapple quinoa stir-fry. I keep hearing good things about it.

Nov 6th, 2009, 06:44 PM
did you love the salsa fresca. mmmm... esp on those tortillas. I need to make those again.

Did you wear your apron while cooking these? :) Or more importantly, did your bf wear the apron? :D haha.

How was the piccata? I've really been wanting to try that.

Nov 6th, 2009, 06:45 PM
i want to make it too, but it seems like a pain in the arse! refering to the quinoa cashew stirfry...

i love the snobby joes, i've only made them once as my fiancee doesn't really care for them cause he is a freak.

Nov 6th, 2009, 06:47 PM
^ I think timberly had the right idea having the bf make it. :)

Nov 6th, 2009, 06:51 PM
The Snobby Joes are delicious. That is the only thing I have tried.:D

Nov 6th, 2009, 07:42 PM
ooh i'll have to make some snobby joes!

that avocado salsa was absolutely spectacular and so amazing for the 4 or 5 simple ingredients. i've made the tortillas twice but the second time i didnt have the ingredients for the salsa. i will not make that mistake again haha.

as for the quinoa, definitely try it. its so unique and not hard to make at all just taskes awhile to chop everything up. i bought a whole pineapple and it turned out that once cut up i had the perfect amount of pineapple chunks and juice for the recipe. she suggests to make the quinoa a day in advance so what i did was put that on the stove to cook for 20 mins and chop up most of the veggies and put them in the refrigerator. the next night it only took less five mins to cut up the ginger, basil, and mint and youre ready to start cooking.

the bf is no chef and it took him like 2.5 hours to make the piccata and mashed potatoes but it came out REALLY good. i heated up the leftovers for lunch today and it was a pain in the ass. i dont have a microwave so it took forever to heat up the mashed potatoes, sauce, seitan and green beans all seperately :rollseyes_ani:

Nov 6th, 2009, 07:45 PM
Sounds like a brave bf to tackle that dish when he generally doesn't cook. I cook all the time, but that dish intimidates me!

Nov 7th, 2009, 03:18 PM
the bf is no chef and it took him like 2.5 hours to make the piccata and mashed potatoes but it came out REALLY good.

It was definitely worth it, the presentation is spectacular!

Nov 7th, 2009, 03:25 PM
i want to make it too, but it seems like a pain in the arse! refering to the quinoa cashew stirfry...

You should definitely try the pineapple quinoa stir fry. It's really not hard to make and now I keep little cans of pineapple juice on hand so if I decide the night before that I want it the next day, I can at least get that part out of the way w/o running to the store.

I also have made it several times but have never bothered buying the fresh mint...the fresh basil is really good in the dish though.

Nov 10th, 2009, 01:41 PM
After reading through this thread, this is going straight to the top of my wishlist. Cookbook junkie.