May 2014 VegCookbook: More Quick-Fix Vegan by Robin Robertson

more quick fix veganI know that many of you get your VegCookbooks at the library, so I wanted to announce our May VegCookbook early, to give you time to get your copies, especially if there is a waiting list.

Our May VegCookbook will be Robin Robertson’s newest VegCookbook, More Quick-Fix Vegan: Simple, Delicious Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less. I don’t know about you, but that is about all the time I have to cook dinner these days, so I’m hoping that this cookbook will help the hubs and I have more home-cooked meals!

She has four recipes from More Quick-Fix Vegan on her website:

You can learn more about Robin here:

If you’re a newbie here, you can read about how to participate in the VegCookbook Club on our About and Love Notes pages. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at britt AT brittbravo DOT com.

Huge VegCookbook Club Round-Up: Oh She Glows and Mayim’s Vegan Table

Hello VegCooks!

I’m so sorry that the round-up of all of your beautiful VegCooking has been delayed.  Here’s a big ‘ole list of what we’ve been cooking together from our March VegCookbook, Oh She Glows, and our April VegCookbook, Mayim’s Vegan Kitchen, since our last round-up on March 7th.

For some reason, not all of the photos tagged with #vegcookbookclub are visible on statigr.am (the site I link to so you all can click through and see the VegCooking photos on Instagram). You’ll have to search for #vegcookbookclub on Instagram on your phone to see all of the photos.

I’ve posted photos of what I’ve been VegCooking at the bottom of the post.

VegCookbook Club Story Swap

March VegCookbook: Oh She Glows

April VegCookbook: Mayim’s Vegan Table

What I’ve Been VegCooking:

April VegCookbook: Oh She Glows

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Apple Pie Oatmeal

I LOVED this recipe. I must have made it 5 or 6 times last month. I didn’t include the shredded coconut or hemp seeds ’cause I didn’t have them, and they were kinda pricey. Now that the weather is warming up, it doesn’t appeal to me as much, but I’ll definitely start making it again in the fall.

Loaded Savory Oatmeal and Lentil Bowl

Loaded Savory Oatmeal and Lentil Bowl
This was also extremely delicious.  I wish I had doubled the recipe. YUM!

Maple-Cinnamon Apple and Pear Baked Oatmeal

Maple-Cinnamon Apple and Pear Baked Oatmeal

I liked this too, but nothing could compare to my beloved Apple Pie Oatmeal!

Crispy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These were also *very* good (basically, everything in this cookbook is yummy). I’ve never made gluten-free cookies before, so it was great to have a delicious vegan and gluten-free cookie option for potlucks. Everyone at the gathering I brought them to had a variety of dietary needs and likes, and they all liked them.

Beet Salad with Hazelnuts, Thyme and Balsamic Reduction

Beet Salad with Hazelnuts, Thyme and Balsamic Reduction

Another winner, although it took me much longer to make it than I expected after roasted, peeling and slicing the beets, toasting the hazelnuts, and making the balsamic reduction (so fancy!). This is definitely a weekend dish, at least for me.

Creamy Vegetable Curry

Creamy Vegetable Curry

This was good, but the “Creamy Curried Vegetables” in How It All Vegan is still my favorite curry recipe.

Classic Green Monster Smoothie

Classic Green Monster Smoothie
I liked that this recipe made a lot.  I put some in a jar, thinking I would finish it the next day, but it was too delish. I drank it all at once!

Luxurious Tomato-Basil Pasta

Luxurious Tomato-Basil Pasta
Yum! If I make this again, I’ll definitely double the recipe because it went to fast.

May VegCookbook: Mayim’s Vegan Table

Mac N Cheez

Mac N Cheez

This was a fine recipe, but I’m just not a “fake” cheese fan.  I keep trying recipes that use things like Daiya Cheese, but I just don’t like it. I prefer nut, or nutritional yeast cheese alternatives.

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

This was a perfectly good green smoothie, and I liked that it made a lot.

Almond Butter Smoothie

Almond Butter Smoothie
This was very yummy because it was sweeeeet!

What have you been VegCooking?

Our April 2014 VegCookbook: Mayim’s Vegan Table

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A big thanks to everyone who voted in our poll. You chose Mayim’s Vegan Table by Mayim Bialik for us to cook from together in April.

You can learn more about Mayim on her website, www.mayimbialik.net and follow her on Twitter at @missmayim. You can download the first chapter of her cookbook for free here.

She doesn’t seem to have recipes on her website, but here are some articles about her cookbook that include recipes:

If you’re a newbie here, you can read about how to participate in the VegCookbook Club on our About and Love Notes pages. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at britt AT brittbravo DOT com.

P.S. Sorry I’m so behind on the weekly round-ups for our March VegCookbook, Oh She Glows!

What Should our April VegCookbook Be?

Hello VegCooks!

I thought we’d do a poll this time to choose our April VegCookbook. Please vote by March 25th in the poll below. I’ve put links to the books on Amazon below the poll if you want to read more about them.



mayimsvegantableMayim’s Vegan Table: More than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours
by Mayim Bialik

morequickfixvegan

More Quick-Fix Vegan: Simple, Delicious Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less by Robin Robertson

new vegetarian cooking for everyone

The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison

Straight-from-the-Earth

Straight from the Earth: Irresistible Vegan Recipes for Everyone by Myra Goodman

Cauli-power “Alfredo”, Quinoa Corn Medley + Edamame Salad

Hello VegCooks!

Seems like everyone is very excited about our March VegCookbook, Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon, and people’s copies are arriving in their mailboxes, or local stores.

From the round-up below, it looks like some of the popular recipes to try last week were (with links to the recipes on the Oh She Glows blog):

Oh, and when you share photos of recipes you try on Twitter or Instagram, in addition to using the hashtag #vegcookbookclub, Angela asks that you use the hashtag #osgcookbook and tag her with @ohsheglows.

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I finished up cooking from cookbooks by our February VegCookbook author, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau by making two more dishes: The Asian-Inspired Edamame Salad and the Quinoa Corn Medley from Color Me Vegan. I loved the Edamame Salad. Sooooo yummy and flavorful.

Edamame Salad
The Quinoa Corn Medley from The Vegan Table was fine, but a little plain, so I combined the two, which was delicious!

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I also tried a recipe from the Oh She Glows blog, Cauli-power Fettucine “Alfredo” which was very very yummy! You can see the recipe here.

Cauli-power Fettucine "Alfredo"

What have you been VegCooking?

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 VegCookbook Club Story Swap
I didn’t post a round up last week, so I’ve included what people cooked from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s cookbooks (our February VegCookbook author), and from the Oh She Glows Cookbook and blog (our March VegCookbook).

Oh She Glows Cookbook & Blog

Color Me Vegan

The Joy of Vegan Baking

The Vegan Table

Vegan’s Daily Companion

March 2014 VegCookbook: The Oh She Glows Cookbook

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One of the new VegCookbooks people seem the most excited about cooking together from is The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon, so I thought it could be our March VegCookbook!

According to Amazon, the paperback and Kindle versions of the book release on March 4th in the States (it might already be out in Canada). Luckily, the Oh She Glows blog has tons of recipes on it, so we can cook from the blog until the cookbook is available. It even has a popular recipes page.

To learn more about Angela, here’s her 411:

If you’re a newbie here, you can read about how to participate in the VegCookbook Club on our About and Love Notes pages. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at britt AT brittbravo DOT com.

Better-Than-Tuna Salad + “African” Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

Hello VegCooks!

How are you liking Collen Patrick-Goudreau’s VegCookbooks? Do you have a favorite?

I tried two more recipes last week from The Vegan Table: the Better-Than-Tuna-Salad and the “African” Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup. I loved the Better-Than-Tuna Salad, but honestly, I like anything with Vegenaise in it (why is Vegenaise so good?). The addition of walnuts gave it extra crunch and made it quite filling.

Better-Than Tuna Salad

The “African” Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup was pretty good, but it makes a lot, so be prepared to feed a crowd, or eat it for daaaaaaays.

"African" Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

What have you been VegCooking?

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 VegCookbook Club Story Swap

Color Me Vegan

The Joy of Vegan Baking

The Vegan Table

Vegan’s Daily Companion