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Roasted Orange Beets with Tangerines, Brazilian Black Bean Stew + Purple Kale and White Bean Soup

Hello VegCooks!

I tried three recipes last week from our February VegCookbook, Color Me Vegan:

1. Roasted Orange Beets with Tangerines

Orange beets and tangerines

Isn’t it pretty?

This took awhile to make, but it was worth it.  One of the options in the book is to marinate the beets for half an hour in the dressing, rather than to pour the dressing over the beets and tangerines.  If I make this again, I’ll definitely marinate the beets. The dish was good last night, but it was really good today after everything sat in the dressing overnight.

2. Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Yum. Very tasty. My grocery store didn’t have the recommended “Mexican-spiced vegetarian sausage,” so I used Italian flavor Field Roast Sausage. I didn’t include a jalapeño (too spicy for us), and I forgot to buy a mango. I bet it would have been even more delicious with a chopped mango added in at the end. I’ll definitely make this again.

3. Purple Kale and White Bean Soup

Purple Kale and white bean soup
This soup was fine, but after the Brazilian Black Bean Stew, it was a bit of a let down. I used purple kale, but the soup didn’t turn purple. Thinking about it now, it makes sense that it wouldn’t, but I was hoping it would. How fun would it be to eat purple soup!

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Beet and Carrot Salad + Sweet Noodle Kugel from Vegan Holiday Kitchen

First off, thanks for the 50 VegCookbook suggestions! I will announce our January 2013 VegCookbook soon. Last week, I tried two recipes from our December VegCookbook, Vegan Holiday Kitchen:

Beet & Carrot Salad from Vegan Holiday Kitchen

The Beet and Carrot Salad was soooo good I made it twice in one week.  I boiled the beets a little to make them sweeter, but you can keep them raw too. My only tip is to follow the directions, and only boil them until they are just tender. I boiled them too long yesterday, and it wasn’t quite as good.

Sweet Noodle Kugel from Vegan Holiday Kitchen

The Sweet Noodle Kugel was also very tasty. It was so sweet, it felt like a dessert, but it’s listed as a side dish in the cookbook, so I felt justified eating it for dinner (:

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