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Jul 30th, 2012, 05:35 PM
I have been a vegetarian for several years and recently have tried cooking vegan at home. Unfortunately, it has been a disaster and I have thrown out both dinners I have made.
I am making dinner for myself and my husband. He is an omnivore, so please no meat substitutes he'll just compare them.
Does anyone have some easy, fool-proof recipes that they love and can share? I did buy the Everyday Happy Herbivore cookbook, but one of the tossed out dinners came from that book.
Jul 30th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Chickpeas Romesco (http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/chickpeas-romesco/) is a nice recipe but I think my favourite is Roasted Broccotato Soup with Bacon Flavour Chickpea Croutons (http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=N5F6iUfazHsC&pg=PA70&lpg=PA70&dq=roast+broccotato+soup&source=bl&ots=QEOwvAuPmp&sig=6SBVihlpF_NSHr07O35iaOsXI0k&hl=en&sa=X&ei=kNuTT_fyJKbB0QWDtaniAQ&ved=0CGUQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=roast%20broccotato%20soup&f=false).
Can I ask which recipe from Happy Herbivore you did not like? I think I made Ethiopian Chickpea Stew from that book and it was really good although some of the recipes are hit & miss.
Jul 31st, 2012, 01:34 AM
Thanks. I made the Cajun Cornbread Casserole and when making the cornbread portion it calls for some milk and does not specify soy, rice, almond, etc. I had rice on hand and used it. The book said the texture should be like hummus. The rice milk is so thin that it did not work. I added more corn meal, but that was a disaster. Thanks again for the suggestions. I'll try them out soon. Tonight I reverted back to good 'ol spaghetti marinara. Kinda boring I know.
Jul 31st, 2012, 09:10 AM
don't let yourself be discouraged. And a spaghetti marinara (or rather a vegan version of it) can be a delicious thing!
I had the experience with rice milk that it does not work for frothing milk foam for a cappuccino - soymilk works great, but ricemilk simply does not. So I normally stay with plain old soymilk.
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