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RubyDuby
Dec 29th, 2010, 11:21 PM
I got this for Christmas and it looks awesome!

I made the Lentil & Eggplant Chili Mole last night (with Southwestern Corn Pudding from V-con) and it is very satisfying. It made 3 meals worth for 2 of us!

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w85/rubyduby2b/lentilstew2.jpg

I can't wait to try the Goddess Nicoise, Pad Thai Salad, Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad with Grilled Tofu, Caesar Salad w/ Eggplant bacon, Cranberry-Cashew Biryani, Jerk Asparagus, Tofu Chimichurri, Tempeh Helper, Manhattan Glam Chowder, or the 2nd Avenue Veg Korma.

Tonight we're having the Buffalo Tempeh with Cool Slaw on an Italian Baguette. (and have fixin's forLettuce Wraps with Hoisin-Mustard Tofu for tomo) mmmmmm Can't Wait!!!


Anyone have this book>?

cobweb
Dec 29th, 2010, 11:46 PM
That looks nice. Why is the book called 'Appetite for Reduction', Rubes?.

RubyDuby
Dec 29th, 2010, 11:52 PM
It's Isa Chandra's answer to reducing fat, calories, unhealthy ingredients, environmental impact, grocery store costs, and animal suffering... according to the intro. :)

cobweb
Dec 30th, 2010, 12:52 AM
ah...........sounds like I need to buy a copy!.

khadagan
Dec 30th, 2010, 01:06 AM
Mmh looks delicious!

Maranne
Jan 17th, 2011, 11:37 PM
I just ordered this book and I can't wait until it gets here. I have a few of Isa Chandra's other books that I've really enjoyed using.

khadagan
Jan 18th, 2011, 02:20 AM
Sounds great, I will look out for the book as well!

fiamma
Jan 18th, 2011, 05:00 PM
That looks great :cool: That wouldn't be fresh coriander on top, would it? (*snarls*) Can't get that here, so am just a teensy bit envious, hehe :)
I badly want to like Isa's cooking, but she uses too many spices and flavourings for my liking... dunno... I get put off by all the ingredients...
Indeed Vegan With a Vengeance and Veganomicon are on my shelf gathering dust as we speak :( *sigh*


Enjoy the book, Ruby!!!

RubyDuby
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Thanks! Yup, lots of fresh cilantro on top :p

veganwitch
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:55 PM
I'll look for this at the bookstore next time I'm there. I still have some gift card money left from xmas. All that food sounds delicious. Way more healthy and labor intensive than I've bee eating though.

RubyDuby
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:42 PM
it is work... Isa makes ya work! But the lettuce wraps were so good! I'll put up the pics.

RubyDuby
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:55 PM
YUM!

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w85/rubyduby2b/lettuce.jpg


and the Buffalo Tempeh with Cool Slaw was just okay. I don't know if my bf messed it up :p or if the lower fat version just isn't as good. I'll make it next time and update. ;)

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w85/rubyduby2b/buffalo.jpg

veganwitch
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:05 PM
Mmmmm...all of those pics look so good Ruby! You're making me hungry!!

Tigerlily
Jan 30th, 2011, 03:12 PM
I really want this book. But I also want Veganicom. But I can only afford to buy one book. What should I pick?

RubyDuby
Jan 30th, 2011, 03:50 PM
i use veganomicon more...

fondducoeur
Jan 31st, 2011, 02:00 AM
I got Appetite for Reduction for Christmas, too, but haven't used it yet. Anything you would recommend Ruby? The lettuce wraps you made look super good.
And Tigerlily, I can't speak for the new book yet, but Veganomicon is my all-time favorite cookbook.

RubyDuby
Jan 31st, 2011, 03:21 PM
I've only tried the few recipes so far, but definitely recommend the lettuce wraps!

Kitteh
Mar 9th, 2011, 12:37 AM
There are a few samples recipes (http://www.theppk.com/books/appetite-for-reduction/) on the ppk website. I made the chickpea picatta (http://www.theppk.com/2010/09/chickpea-picatta/), SO GOOD and so was the Caribbean curry with black eyed peas (http://www.theppk.com/2010/09/caribbean-curry-black-eyed-peas-with-plantains/)

emmapresley
Mar 9th, 2011, 12:54 AM
oh COOL! i got this book a few weeks ago.. have been banging on about it, couldnt find a thread anywhere. (didnt look very hard obviously)

ive made a few things so far.

the coolslaw is really good. like the book says, leave it a bit to wilt and it tastes better the next day. also teh dressing is good..but a bit of salt and pepper really perks it up.

i made the quinoa bean and kale stew..really really good. just substituted spinach for kale..the roast cauliflower stuff..i did take some pics..oh no wait i didnt.

chickpea everyday salad.ill start taking pics BEFORE i start eating.

oh! and eggplant bacon..that stuff is really good!!

slice teh aubergine up thinlyish..cook in the oven for 8ish mins, put a slart of soya sauce and a tiny bit of smokey liquid stuff in a bowl..dip in the cooked slices,,back in the oven for a few minutes.

ive also made the surefire seiten which is a VERY way way to make it

the falafel..which were FABBY and the hummous..(but tbh i shoved some tahini light in)

the pics are on my phone..i just never uploaded them

fondducoeur
Mar 9th, 2011, 01:17 AM
I have so far only made the caribbean curried black eyed peas w/plantains, the pad thai salad, and the red thai tofu. I am happy with the recipes (especially the thai tofu), although they were not outstanding. However, they are much healthier than recipes from her other cookbooks, so that is definitely a plus.

I really want to try the lettuce wraps and the chickpea picatta some time soon.

Ms_Derious
Mar 9th, 2011, 09:13 AM
I'm thinking of getting an e-copy of this for my iPod touch as I have far too many cookbooks on the shelf.

I've always found with Isa's books in the past they have two (arguably three) flaws
1) They tend to make massive amounts as they seemed aimed at shared houses/dinner parties
2) They tend to make mostly fancy foods, often with expensive or harder to find ingredients
3) They tend to be very bias towards fatty/sugary foods (Which presumably isn't the case here.

Are points 1&2 in effect here?

Thanks lovely people :)

pete_m
Mar 9th, 2011, 08:40 PM
1) They tend to make massive amounts as they seemed aimed at shared houses/dinner parties
2) They tend to make mostly fancy foods, often with expensive or harder to find ingredients
3) They tend to be very bias towards fatty/sugary foods (Which presumably isn't the case here.


That's because they're written for our American friends ;)

Nah, I'm making a very lazy joke about 1 & 3, but it does explain point number 2. I think Isa lives in New York, where the variety and types of vegan food available far outclasses anywhere in the UK outside London (and maybe Brighton). I've got Vegan with a Vengence myself. It's a good cookbook, but it's pretty impossible to find quite a few of the ingredients here in Hastings!

emmapresley
Mar 9th, 2011, 09:01 PM
theres a recipe in this one for using yuca. is that not like a plant that your mum used to have in the late 80's?

i have no problem with massive amounts of low fat food. :confused: :p

Ms_Derious
Mar 9th, 2011, 10:16 PM
Nah, I'm making a very lazy joke about 1 & 3, but it does explain point number 2. I think Isa lives in New York, where the variety and types of vegan food available far outclasses anywhere in the UK outside London (and maybe Brighton). I've got Vegan with a Vengence myself. It's a good cookbook, but it's pretty impossible to find quite a few of the ingredients here in Hastings!

I agree, it might be easier to get specialist ingredients in somewhere big like New York, but actually the lions share of people buying the books don't live in places like that so it's a bit silly.

I also find a lot of the fancier recipes just don't work with our lifestyle. We don't tend to eat shared meals with friends as we have no other vegans in the area, and making something very complicated is the last thing I tend to fancy after a day at work. You can put that down to laziness though ;)



i have no problem with massive amounts of low fat food. :confused: :p

LOL, no, but it does get expensive!

RubyDuby
Mar 10th, 2011, 10:07 PM
I love leftovers, so no problem here. Also, I live in Rochester, NY, which is not a big city and don't have too much trouble finding ingredients in one health store or another... haven't found yucca (cassava) though.

I have tried the chickpea passata and loved it!

thanks for input on eggplant bacon. I've been eyeing that one!