A Feast for Friends from Let Them Eat Vegan

Yesterday was our last Sunday cooking from the August VegCookbook, Let Them Eat Vegan, and I had some fabulous old friends (Jennifer and Heather) coming for dinner, so I decided to cook up a bunch of recipes for them.

For an appetizer we had  the Artichoke and White Bean Dip on a baguette which was AWESOME.  Recommend.

It made a rather large portion, so we munched on it during our meal as well.  For dinner, I served the Moroccan Bean Stew with Sweet Potatoes

and the Almond Roasted Cauliflower.

The soup was tasty, and definitely became more flavorful after it sat for a couple hours.  I topped it with the recommended dried roasted figs, which were OK. I think I over-roasted the figs ’cause they were too crunchy.  The cauliflower was good, but needed a bit more salt and pepper, and I think I under-roasted it.  A couple more minutes in the oven would have given it some extra yum.

For dessert, we had sliced mango, chocolates with fleur de sel ( a b-day gift from the lovely Julie), and Gingery Cookies.

The cookies were good and my first foray into wheat-free baking.  I used the recommended spelt flour, and for the requested “unrefined sugar” I used coconut sugar.

What did you VegCook this week?

Full disclosure: I received a review copy of Let Them Eat Vegan, and the link to Let Them Eat Vegan (above) is attached to my Amazon Associates account. If you buy something after clicking on the link, I get a small percentage of the sale, which I’ll probably spend on more books!

5 responses to “A Feast for Friends from Let Them Eat Vegan

  1. I am VERY sorry, though I read EVERY one of your posts, I will not be buying this book through Amazon! As an “older” mostly whole foods, veg. cook, recently gone Vegan, I have bought many c’books in my enthusiasm to learn, I have more than I can ever “cook through” now, though I will likely add this one. Though I would like to “pay” for your info, I WILL NOT support the “take over ALL internet sales” that is Amazon. As with all book purchases it will be at B&N, a “real” bookstore, with a place I can go and “browse” before I buy. Thanks for the info though, and wish I could support YOU!

    • Hi Karen ~ I hear ya. I go back and forth about the Amazon Affiliates program. It’s nice to have a little money to spend towards purchasing the cookbooks, but it’s true, it doesn’t feel great supporting such a huge corporation. I’ll have to mull on it some more. Thanks for the food for thought!

  2. I made the almond roasted cauliflower too. I really liked it. Mine cooked pretty fast.

  3. I’m so happy to find your site through another blogger’s recommendations. I love, love, love veg/vegan cookbooks. So sad I just missed the LTEV month, I have been debating on buying it for a while. It’s sitting in my Amazon cart 🙂 The pictures pretty much have me convinced now. The bean dip has my stomach growling…I also greatly admire Veganomicon and look forward to participating in one of the books soon, but probably not until next month. Happy cooking!

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