Sunday, December 20, 2015

Recipe Round-Up: La Dolce Vegan

La Dolce Vegan by Sarah Kramer is a book that I bought when I was getting a 'three for the price of two' book deal, because it was the only other vegan book there. I haven't cooked out of it a great deal. If anyone has any recommendations, please tell me! I have blogged about what I have made a few times before.

Pinto Bean Casserole with Tortilla Chip Crust: The 'crust' here is just a top layer, sort of like a tortilla chip pot pie. eans are mashed with seasoning, vegetables are added and the 'crust' is crumbled over the top, then covered in cheese. Definitely recommend the optional sour cream, it goes great with it.
Rating: :)

Pinto Bean Casserole with Tortilla Chip Crust


Pinto Bean Casserole with Tortilla Chip Crust


Karen's Mexican Burrito Pie: Layers of tortilla, mashed seasoned beans, avocado cream and cheese make fora very tasty pie, which you can see cuts into wedges beautifully.
Rating: :)

Karen's Mexican Burrito Pie


Tu-No Open-Faced Sandwich: This is tempeh based, and I made a double batch to use up my whole block of tempeh. Good news is that it very tasty, so a double batch will not go astray. You can serve this on salad leaves, on bread or, as I did here, with cheese melted over it for a Tu-No Melt.
Rating: :)

Tu-No Open-Faced Sandwich with grilled cheese


Wolffie's Peanut Butter Cookies: I found this to be an incredibly oily batter once the peanut butter and canola oil required in the recipe was combined, and I had to cook them for a few minutes longer. However they baked up nice and crispy.
Rating: :)

Wollfie's Peanut Butter Cookies


Apple Walnut Pudding: This was very quick to put together, and is a nice dessert for a cold night. This recipe actually appears twice in the book, once in the breakfast section and once in the dessert section, which is kind of strange. It is too sweet for me for breakfast, but if you like a sweet start to a cold day I can see how it would appeal.
Rating: :)

Apple Walnut Pudding


Roasted Pears in Maple Garam Masala Sauce: I don't make roasted fruit desserts very often, but I always feel a little classy when I do. This is very simple and does not have many ingredients. The garam masala gives a nice flavour.
Rating: :)

Roasted Pears in Maple Garam Masala Sauce


Banana Currant Rice Flour Muffins: These were a bit strange. The flavour was OK, but the texture was a bit off. They don't rise very much in the oven.
Rating: :|

Banana Currant Rice Flour Muffins


Cinnamon Apple Muffins: These were nice, especially with the sugar/nut/cinnamon topping. A finely diced granny smith apple gives the apple flavour.
Rating: :)

Cinnamon Apple Muffins


Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Valerie and Abbey


Another flashback to our beautiful clinic cat Abbey, who we had to say goodbye to earlier this year. Abbey was such a good kitten carer, and here she is with a kitten named Valerie giving her snuggles.

4 comments:

  1. I love the round up of recipes you give with each book. It's very helpful when deciding which vegan cookbooks might need to be owned. The pinto bean casserole looks delicious!Gorgeous kitties!

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    1. I am glad you find them useful! I have so many photos backlogged from so many books, there are lots more to come.

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  2. Such a cute kitty picture!! Sorry you had to say goodbye to her :(

    The first two recipes sound really good! Oh and so do the cinnamon apple muffins - especially because they use granny smith apples (my fav). Yum!

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    1. She was beautiful, we still miss her.
      Granny smith apples are pretty good, though my favourite is pink lady.

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