Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Cook Most of the Book - Vegan With a Vengeance

I've got 3 more Vegan with a Vengeance recipes for you, one of which is my new favorite VwaV recipe. I know! The Pad Thai has dropped to second place already.


Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Toastaed Garlic (sides, pg 125)

Isa says: "Believe me when I tell you these are amazing. No, seriously. Roasting the brussel sprouts give them a popcorn-y flavor."

Sara says: "Pretty good, but I still like steamed sprouts better."

I like sprouts a lot, and this is the first time I've had them any other way than steamed. I liked these, I liked the garlic with them, but I'm sticking with steamed. Sorry.

What I did differently: Nothing.

What I'll do differently next time: Nothing. Maybe more garlic.


Herb Roasted Potatos (brunch, pg 25)

Isa says: "You can't have brunch without potatos."

Sara says: "You're damn right, Isa."

These were really great. They got a nice brownness and crispness which I loved. My taters cooked much faster than the recipe, at the point where the potatos are to be tossed with the herbs and cooked another 20 minutes, mine were done.

What I did differently: omitted the thyme.

What I'll do differently next time: keep omitting the thyme.


Pumpkin Waffles (brunch, pg 40)

Isa says: "...the best vegan waffles you've ever tasted."

Sara says: "These are NOT the best vegan waffles I've ever tasted. These are THE BEST WAFFLES I've ever tasted!"

I want you to stop what you're doing, click on this link to the recipe and go in the kitchen and make these suckers. These are the best, the best waffles I've ever had in my life. The pumpkin is not an overpowering flavor in the waffles, but it's there in the background, holding hands with the ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Seriously, these are super fantastic.

What I did differently: Made a half batch.

What I'll do differently next time: Make a full batch.

I know, I promised you Tempeh 2 weeks ago. It's coming next week, promise!


mimi said...

pumpkin waffles sound lovely! and yes, more garlic with the sprouts. i always through in a clove or two more to whatever roasted with garlic thing i'm making.

Katerina said...

I am sorry you didn't love roasted brussel sprouts. They are my favorite that way when you can get a good brown on them they really get a good nutty flavor. Don't discount them this way yet!

Sara said...

mimi - garlic makes everything better. and try the waffles!

katerina - ok, i'll try roasting them again. just for you!

Vicki said...

Try roasted sprouts with a little balsamic thrown on top when they're done roasting. You'll be a convert.

And I lovelovelove the orange skillet that the potatoes are in!!!

Sara said...

vicki - i will try that. the pan is a rachel ray. i got it on sale for $14.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

The potatoes look really excellent! I don't think I've ever been so excited about waffles as you seem to be so maybe I'll have to try these.

Sara said...

i know, i do sound really excited (dorky) about the waffles, don't i. it's just that they are so good! i can't help it.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Who could resist any of these dishes Sara. I have given you an award this week so if you would care to come on down:D

Lisa Turner said...

Thanks Sara. I now know what I am making for breakfast on Sunday!

test it comm said...

I just tried roasting brussels sprouts for the first time a while ago and really liked them. Those roast potatoes look really good.