Monday, July 25, 2016

Recipe Round-Up: Vegan Vittles

It's been a while since I have done a recipe round-up, but I still have a million photos to share so it is time to get back on that... not a horse... back on that bench? Today's book, Vegan Vittles, was one of my earlier books. The link above will take you to the second edition, but I just have the first one. I still have a special place in my heart for this book. I made my first scramble with it, my first 'ribs', my first 'pot roast', my first cheese sauces... you can see other blog posts I've done for this book by clicking here.

Chocolate Milk: This simple recipe gives the option of using cocoa or carob... because I think carob is basically like eating dirt, I chose cocoa. I made this with hazelnut milk, and that is a very good thing to do.
Rating: :)

Chocolate Milk


Breakfast Tofu Scramble: I loved this recipe so much when I first made it, I apparently thought it was just like eggs. I've since made it again, and it doesn't really (which is a good thing, eggs are gross), but I still love it as a scramble. Served here breakfast plate style with kale, hashbrowns, tomatoes and cheezy sauce.
Rating: :D

Breakfast Tofu Scramble; Three Nut Cheeze Whizz (From QFV)


Banana Flapjacks: This is quite a thick batter, and I found it hard to cook all the way through without it starting to burn on the edges, so you might want to thin it out just a little bit with some extra liquid. It is a very simple recipe, and the flavour comes from mashed banana. Great with maple syrup! But small on the serving sizes.
Rating: :)

Banana Flapjacks


Sadie's Vitality Broth: This soup will cure what ails you if you are a bit under the weather. It has pasta and chickpeas, but most importantly a very yummy noochy broth.
Rating: :)

Sadie's Vitality Broth


Hungarian Mushroom Soup: A combination of mushrooms, dill and paprika, three of my favourite things. It yields about '1 quart'... oh imperial measurements... that works out to about two servings.
Rating: :)

Hungarian Mushrooms Soup


Tofu Marinade #5: The book includes a whole list of marinades for tofu, tempeh or seitan. This is marinade number 5, which has soy, lemon, ginger, garlic and sesame.
Rating: :)

Marinade #5


Spicy Peanut Sauce: Finally for today, a couple of things to do with spicy peanut sauce. This is a very rich sauce, which is great as a hot dish or over cold noodles and salad. Hilariously, in my notes I have written 'could be spicier', which I would never write these days. Funny how our tastes change over time!
Rating: :)

Spicy Peanut Sauce


Spicy Peanut Sauce


I've actually made heaps from this book, but a lot of it was before I started taking photos. Kind of inspired to remake some of my favourite things from it after looking through it again, and see if they stand up to the test of time!

Do you have any favourite cookbooks from years ago?

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Sahara toes


Toes!

12 comments:

  1. Wow, cooking from Vegan Vittles! That brings back a lot of memories. I should probably give my first vegan cookbooks some love, too.

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    1. Some of my very early vegan cookbooks don't really need any more love... they were.... early vegan cookbooks. But this one, definitely. It was so good!

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  2. I'm not familiar with that book but I'm really impressed with everything in this post. Love the idea of a cheesy sauce on a scramble.

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    1. Cheese sauce on everything, I say. ;)

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  3. YES!!!!!!!! Love that book! I need to drag out some of my old "vintage" vegan cookbooks! My go-to was Vegan with a Vengeance of course. But also Vegan Planet, How It All Vegan, and La Dolce Vegan. I made so many recipes from those because they were all I had back then.

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    1. I got this book quite a bit before the Sarah Kramer books, and then VWAV a year or two after those even. So I do consider this one of my first. I love Vegan Planet, but didn't get that until even later!

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  4. Vegan Vittles is a great cookbook!

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  5. Never of heard this one- but sometimes the oldies are the best.

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    1. There are so many new fancy cookbooks all the time that the older ones tend to get pushed back a bit, but I think this one is definitely worth dusting off.

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  6. "because I think carob is basically like eating dirt"
    Ha. My husband would agree with you. I don't mind carob. I don't reach for it as much as cocoa, but I like it now and again.
    Oh that tofu scramble. Totally loving the hash browns & cheesy sauce with it. It's making me hungry ;p
    I rarely marinade my tofu - I really should do this more as it makes it that much more delicious.
    Those pink kitty paws are insanely cute!!! I think the pads of cats & dogs are extremely adorable.
    I think my favourite cookbook is still Veganomicon. It was my very first cookbook and as cookbooks have come and gone over the years, this one has stayed tried & true. Although, the be honest, most recipes I try these days come from blogs despite the fact that I still buy new cookbooks at least a few times a year...

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    1. I love Veganomicon! It is such a great book, though again I have been neglecting it for far too long.
      I am the opposite to you, I save heaps of recipes from blogs, but I just love using my cookbooks.

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