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Declan
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:04 AM
My aunt brought this over from America for me last week, and I've not tried anything out from it yet but it looks fantastic! A little too heavy on the liquid smoke, perhaps (can we even get that in the UK?) but still amazing. I can't wait to try the chocolate-beer waffles!:thumbsup:

Ms_Derious
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:39 AM
A little too heavy on the liquid smoke, perhaps (can we even get that in the UK?)

Yah. I get my liquid smoke from Let's Eat (http://www.letseatdirect.com/), because I like near their actual store.

I don't mind liquid smoke.... but tbh, if it's a spiced dish I prefer to use chipotel (sp) pepper or something else smokey tasting in the first place.

vercimus
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:49 AM
I was flipping through Vegan Brunch at the bookstore today, it looked pretty good.

And there is no recipe that can't be made more interesting with a hint of liquid smoke :)

fondducoeur
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:28 AM
I have made the coffee chip muffins recently that were pretty delicious. I have actually made them twice in just a few weeks...
I also made the pesto scrambled tofu with grape tomatoes that I didn't really care too much for, and I normally love scrambled tofu. My fiance liked it though, so maybe it's just me.
Overall though, it seems like a good cookbook and I'm looking forward to trying new things. If anyone has made anything that was good, let me know!

veganwitch
Jul 13th, 2009, 02:13 AM
I love this book! Today I made the swiss chard frittata. It was very tasty, both my husband and I liked it. I'll have to look for the coffee chip muffin recipe, that sounds really good.

I am anxious to make the tempeh crab cakes. That recipe alone sold the book for me.

RubyDuby
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:54 PM
mmm, saw the crab cake recipe on ppk website. Haven't had a chance to make it yet. Let me know how it goes if you give it a shot.

timberly
Jul 13th, 2009, 06:04 PM
I've made cornbread buiscuits with jalapeņos and the english muffins so far and they were both really yummy. Isa is my favorite.

Opheliac
Jul 16th, 2009, 02:23 AM
I've just bought this book in London last week and I've already tried the old-fashioned Chelsea waffles. They're just great, but I missed the presence of sugar or anything else sweet. Maybe I just over-read that or my maple syrup doesn't work the way I want it. *shrugs* Gonna add some sugar next time. It also tastes of corn, very much. At first I thought I'm eating pop corn. xD However. Cuddly recipe. :D

I'm gonna try the Tofu Omelettes and the scrambled Tofu as soon as I find chickpea flour and nurtitional yeast. (: I am so looking forward to it!

Opheliac
Jul 16th, 2009, 03:16 PM
I wanted something sweet today after I made one of the vcon lentil soup recipes and so I decided to make some "Perfect Pancakes". They tasted great, but the consistency was bad. It wasn't as steady (correct word?) as normal pancakes are. I've put the spatula under it and the already dried dough just broke. Does anyone understand what I mean? What did I do wrong and what can I do to make it more 'stable'? I followed the recipe a 100 %.

veganwitch
Jul 22nd, 2009, 09:28 PM
I made the coffee chip muffins. They are delicious. I used silk unsweetened soymilk (as I do in all my baking) and decaf, organic, instant coffee. Otherwise I followed the recipe.

pavotrouge
Jul 22nd, 2009, 10:38 PM
got the book last week but haven't managed to make anything yet, might do so on the weekend. the recipes look easier and ingredients lists shorter than in vwav and vcon.

^opheliac, did you let the batter sit for a few minutes? I find that's essential for making good pancakes.

Opheliac
Jul 22nd, 2009, 10:45 PM
^opheliac, did you let the batter sit for a few minutes? I find that's essential for making good pancakes.

Omfg, okay, I was hungry and I didn't let it sit for a few minutes. ^^"
Gonna do it again and follow your advice. Thanks! (:

veganwitch
Jul 24th, 2009, 07:24 AM
Well, I made the tempeh crabcakes tonight. They tasted really good but tended to be crumbly. I'm not sure if I mixed them well enough or not. It seemed like a lot of bread crumbs to me but I followed the recipe. I didn't roll them in extra crumbs though as it already seemed like too much. If anyone else makes them I'd be interested to hear about the consistency of yours.

I made tartar sauce to go with mine instead of the remoulade.

But all in all, a success. They tasted similar to vegan crabcakes I've gotten at a restaurant.

veganwitch
Aug 4th, 2009, 07:21 PM
I am really loving this book. The other day I made the East Coast Coffee Cake. I did the raspberry chocolate chip variation. I honestly thought it was the best coffee cake I ever had.

veganwitch
Aug 13th, 2009, 08:29 PM
A few days ago I made Mom's Morning Casserole. We've been eating it every day as it makes a huge pan. It's really, really good. I also made the Cheesy Sauce that I used for a topping in place of store bought vegan cheese.

bryzee86
Aug 14th, 2009, 01:01 AM
i'll be buying this when i go NYC in 2 weeks :D

fondducoeur
Aug 15th, 2009, 12:45 AM
A few days ago I made Mom's Morning Casserole. We've been eating it every day as it makes a huge pan. It's really, really good. I also made the Cheesy Sauce that I used for a topping in place of store bought vegan cheese.

Mmmmm...this is one I have been really wanting to make, but wasn't sure if my OH would be keen on it. But, I think I will make it on Sunday after reading this...:D

veganwitch
Aug 15th, 2009, 06:20 AM
My OH loved it, fondducoeur. He put it right into english muffins or toast that was buttered w/ earth balance and made "sandwiches" out of it. Today he even finished it off cold out of the fridge.

Kitteh
Aug 16th, 2009, 01:02 AM
I wanted something sweet today after I made one of the vcon lentil soup recipes and so I decided to make some "Perfect Pancakes". They tasted great, but the consistency was bad. It wasn't as steady (correct word?) as normal pancakes are. I've put the spatula under it and the already dried dough just broke. Does anyone understand what I mean? What did I do wrong and what can I do to make it more 'stable'? I followed the recipe a 100 %.

Sounds like the batter didn't stay together, perhaps it was too dry? I don't have the book, so I haven't made them though. I hope they work out better next time!

I got a copy of VCTOTW for my b'day but I already have it so my friend is swapping it for VWAV but now I think I should have said for her to get me Vegan Brunch, oops! The coffee cake sounds amazing!

fondducoeur
Aug 16th, 2009, 07:20 PM
My OH loved it, fondducoeur. He put it right into english muffins or toast that was buttered w/ earth balance and made "sandwiches" out of it. Today he even finished it off cold out of the fridge.

I made this casserole this morning and it was pretty delicious. I think next time I will use more potatoes and less of the tofu layer, but we both really liked it as is. I used the cheezy sauce (minus the mustard because I didn't realize we were out) on top, and it worked really well. Does that sauce reheat okay?

veganwitch
Aug 17th, 2009, 02:06 AM
I'm glad you liked the casserole. I really loved the potato layer as well. I basically don't measure stuff so I think I ended up using more potatoes than called for. When I made it I just dumped the whole pan of cheesy sauce right on top of the casserole so it kind of sunk in and settled there. Then when I reheated it really didn't look like a sauce anymore but you could still taste it. We actually both thought the casserole tasted even better the next day.

Mommal
Aug 29th, 2009, 02:58 PM
I got the book yesterday and made the Basic Scrambled Tofu for breakfast this morning. OUT-FRICKEN-STANDING. :D :eek:

I felt so skeptical of it too...the spice mixture didn't smell or sound very good to me...and nutritional yeast?!?!?! I doubted it up until it was totally finished and took a bite. I might have to go back and eat more right now. So good. Even my 3 year old ate it.

RubyDuby
Aug 31st, 2009, 07:06 PM
just bought this in NYC. can't wait to use it!

veganwitch
Sep 16th, 2009, 06:32 AM
Tonight I made the sesame tofu scramble w/ greens and yams. It was really good. I used kale for the greens and sweet potatoes in place of yams. My husband loved it and he isn't keen on sweet potatoes. So I'm always trying to find new and different ways to make them. But he said that this recipe really disguised the sweet potato taste well...haha. Really though, everything I've made from this cookbook has been a hit.

Kitteh
Sep 17th, 2009, 12:30 AM
My copy should arrive this week but a friend shared some recipes with me and I made the Polenta Rancheros (awesome), the Fennel Breakfast Risotto (delish) and the East Coast Coffee Cake (yum).