Friday, September 18, 2009

Dinners and Desserts

Now I know why I don't post often - Blogger isn't all that user-friendly when you are in a time crunch!!! I apologize for any typos but I have lots yet to get done with the little one takes her short nap!

Chana Masala from The Vegan Table. OK...
Pad Thai also from The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. It was good, but I found the instructions to be a little cryptic. Of the recipes I've made so far, it seems like I would 'add a little oil' and it doesn't specify how high to have the heat on for several dishes. I only borrowed the book from the library so I'm not too disappointed. I didn't find any of the recipes to be all that original. Not trying to be a hater, but I found the same thing with the author's previous cookbook.

OMG - the Pot Roast from Vegan Lunch Box was to die for. I will be making it at both Thanksgiving and Xmas this year. I added cut up new potatoes to the carrots and really didn't think either would be cooked by the time this was done but surprisingly they were! I'll try to eat this up in one sitting since my leftovers seemed to revert to a raw was weird. But with hungry vegans around the festive table I'm sure I won't have any issues with having it all eaten up!

What to do with almost rotting peaches? If you are also feeling lazy like I was, you can make a country torte! I made Bryanna Clark Grogan's Low Fat Pastry, cut up 3 cups of peaches and added 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tbsp flour, nutmeg, 1 tbsp lemon juice and dumped it in the middle of the rolled out pastry. I folded up the sides, topped with sliced almonds and baked at 375 for 35 minutes.
Peach Bundt Cake - I subbed 1/2 pkg silken tofu for the eggs. A little dense, but around here, dessert is dessert and we ate it up!

Grilled Pineapple with my fave Pound Cake from Vcon with soy ice cream. I marinated the pineapple with water, sucanat and cinnamon, then reduced the marinade with a little Earth Balance to make a sauce. So good! I bought another pineapple today to grill up!


Vegyogini said...

Shockingly (because I am a vegan home baker), The Joy of Vegan Baking is the only cookbook I own that I actively dislike. So, I won't be buying the Vegan Table. I'm sorry you had a bad experience, but at least you can return the book to the library w/out any expense!

Glad to see you posting. :)

Anonymous said...

Is Vegan Table by Collen Patrick-Goudrou (sp?)? You are lucky your library has vegan cookbooks!

I love putting pineapple under the broiler (don't have a grill)--so good! I bet it is fabulous on the grill!

Nice to see you posting--I always enjoy reading :-)


Sarah said...

Aw, thanks! It's great to get feedback!

Yeah, not a big fan of either book of CPG's. I dunno, just nothing special. Then again, it's hard for anyone to come close to my cookbook hero Isa ;) I guess I'm just sick of cookbooks that are like Betty Crocker just with subs like egg replacer and such. I figure I can save myself $20 and do that myself. I'm glad it's not just me though!

Courtney - your library had no vegan cookbooks??? Wow...I never realized how lucky I was!

Anonymous said...

No--not NO vegan cookbooks! There are some in the library, just not very many...


Capital Mom said...

Good to know about the pot roast. I have the cookbook but haven't made that yet.

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