Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Recipe Round-Up: Vegan Planet (Original Edition)

Oh wow, a recipe round-up... remember those? I barely can. But let's get back on that round-up train with the original edition of Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson. Another edition has been released, which I also have, but this post is recipes from the original one.

Pan-Fried Tofu and Watercress with Lemon-Caper Sauce: This is one delicious recipe, but just be careful because the sauce boils off very quickly once you take the tofu out of the pan, so I added a bit more wine and lemon juice to help it along. I served it with some herby roasted potatoes and a baked tomato.
This recipe appears in the revised edition largely unchanged.
Rating: :D

Pan-Fried Tofu and Watercress with Lemon-Caper Sauce; Garlic Roasted Potato (HIAV); Truss Tomato


Tempeh and Sweet 'Peppers' with Bourbon-Spiked Barbecue Sauce: Yeah, so I made this with zucchini instead of capsicum. The recipe for the sauce is also in the book, and comes together easily.
This recipe appears in the revised edition with a smaller quantity of tempeh.
Rating: :)

Tempeh and Sweet Peppers with Bourbon-Spiked Barbecue Sauce; Sweet Pepper and Balsamic Bean Salad (TGOV)


Black Bean Sauce with Jalapenos and Cilantro: This pureed bean sauce comes together quickly and tastes great as a sauce over rice, beans and corn. I had to add an extra bit of water in it to thin it out.
This recipe appears in the revised edition with more garlic and spices.
Rating: :)

Black Bean Sauce with Jalapenos and Cilantro


Tempting Teriyaki Marinated Tofu: The book includes a number of marinades that can be used for tofu, tempeh, mushrooms... the choice is yours. This teriyaki marinade is quick and and tasty.
This recipe appears in the revised edition unchanged.
Rating :)

Tempting Teriyaki Marinated Tofu


Three-Seed Lemon Tea Bread: This is a yummy, lemony loaf with flaxseeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds rounding out the trio. It is great toasted and spread with a little Nuttelex and strawberry jam.
This recipe appears in the revised edition unchanged.
Rating: :)

Three-Seed Lemon Tea Bread


Zucchini-Tahini Bread: This bread has an interesting flavour, but I did enjoy it. I needed to bake it for an extra 10 to 15 minutes for it to cook all the way through.
This recipe appears in the revised edition with several changes to ingredients.
Rating: :)

Zuchini-Tahini Bread


Spiced Apple-Walnut Muffins: These are dense little muffins, that benefit from the addition of sultanas as well I think! The spice comes from cinnamon and allspice. Oh, and also using pecans in place of walnuts because they are better.
This recipe appears in the revised edition with a few changes.
Rating: :)

Spiced Apple-Walnut Muffins


Pumpkin-Rum Cous Cous Cake: This sweet cake us unusual in texture, but very nice. It is made from silken tofu, pumpkin, rum, spices, apple juice and cous cous. Served here with ice cream on top.
This recipe appears in the revised edition without the tofu!
Rating: :)

Pumpkin-Rum Cous Cous Cake


Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Gizmo's 13th Birthday


I miss my Gizmo every single day. This is her on her 13th birthday, several years ago.

8 comments:

  1. I love Robin Robertson! I always really love your recipe round-ups!
    Gizmo was so beautiful.

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    1. She was gorgeous. <3
      Robin Robertson is one of my favourite authors.

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  2. Everything looks great; I think I'd be most interested in trying the tofu & watercress dish and the lemon tea bread. I just looked online & they have this edition of Vegan Planet at the library, so I'll have to check it out someday! :D

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    1. The tofu was very tasty. Definitely check it out, either edition will be great!

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  3. That pumpkin rum couscous cake sounds interesting.

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    1. It's been quite a while since I've made these, but I can still remember the taste and texture of this. It was good.

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  4. Oh that pan fried tofu looks delicious, especially with the potatoes and baked tomato - sounds like a perfect plate to me.
    The teriyaki marinated tofu sounds good too - I could use more marinade choices in my kitchen, I tend to make the same ones.
    Seems like a great cookbook =)

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    1. This was my first Robin Robertson cookbook! It has done well by me over the years. Though now I also have the revised edition, I guess I need to cook from that from now on....

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