Hello VegCookbook Clubbers old and new!
I’m excited to cook with you during the 2nd year of the VegCookbook Club. Last week, I tried four recipes from our January VegCookbook, Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr.
Easy to make and yummy. Definitely a *spicy* chai, rather than a sweet one. The grated ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom made the drink a little gritty, so I strained it after I blended it. Yum.
Roasted Root Veggies (basic)
We had these for New Year’s Eve. The cookbook offers five ways to make them (Spicy Indian, Apricot Mustard, Fresh Herb, BBQ & Peanut Sauce), but I chose to use the basic version (oil, salt and pepper). I liked the combination of root veggies: carrots, red potatoes, yam, butternut squash and cauliflower). All of the vegetables came out mushier than I’m accustomed to, but they were still delish.
Split Pea Soup
The recipe is actually called, Split Pea Soup with Dulse and Kale, but my grocery store didn’t have dulse, nevermind applewood-smoked dulse, so I used the recommended substitute: smoked paprika. As for the kale, I bought a lovely looking bunch of dino kale, but when I went to wash and slice it, it was covered in yucky looking black spots. So, I ditched it. Even without the dulse and kale, the soup was really good. I’ll definitely make it again.
We had salad with our split pea soup, and I dressed it with this lemon oil. Very tasty, and very lemony. I will make it again, but may leave out the lemon zest. It was a bit too lemony.
VegCookbook Story Swap
- Brookey of the Crazy Sexy Kitchen Project is cooking her way through *all* of the recipes in Crazy Sexy Kitchen. Wow. Last week, she made the Pineapple Rose Sorbet, Horseradish Cream, Crazy Sexy Tacos, French Toast with Amaretto Cream, and Sushi Rolls with Sesame Root Rice
- Elisa of Veggie Goes Vegan finished out the year with Hoppin’ John from our December VegCookbook, Vegan Holiday Kitchen. She also made the Lentil Chard Ragout from Crazy Sexy Kitchen.
- Lydia of vegankind made the Crazy Sexy Goddess Smoothie, the Green Colada, and the Warm Kale and Quinoa Salad.
- Wendy of Red Barn Writer, sent an article for me to share with all of you, Power to the Plant Eaters from Chronogram. Kris Carr is quoted throughout the piece.
What did you VegCook last week?