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Peanut Butter Granola Bars, Mushroom Stroganoff, and Thai Noodle Soup from Forks Over Knives Cookbook

Woo hoo! My copy of our November VegCookbook, Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook finally arrived. I tried three recipes.

My favorite was the Peanut Butter Granola Bars.  I’m the kind of person who is always hungry, so I carry KIND bars with me wherever I go. They’re tasty, but not cheap. I’m excited to have a delicious, homemade option.  The only thing I would do differently is to reduce the amount of salt by a little. I used Adams Natural Peanut Butter (Crunchy), even though the recipe called for creamy peanut butter.

I also made the Mushroom Stroganoff (you can see the recipe here).  It has all kinds of good stuff in it: shallots, garlic, fresh thyme, fresh rosemary, portobello mushrooms, porcini mushrooms, white wine, and a Tofu Cream that you make separately.  It was good, but it wasn’t great, which really surprised me.  Considering all of the yummy ingredients in it, I found the flavors to be rather mild.

I had a similar experience with the Thai Noodle Soup.  There wasn’t anything wrong with it, it has all kinds of good stuff in it, but it was just a bit mild, aside from the spiciness of the jalapeño, for my taste.

That said, it sounds like some of you made some good recipes recently:

What did you VegCook last week?