Archive for JoVB

Vegan MoFo – Day 23 – I have a Cookbook Problem

I love cookbooks. I’m not huge on making up my own recipes, but I love others…I love reading cookbooks, planning meals, thinking up various occasions to cook for people. As of today, these are all the cookbooks I have.


I love them all. Each one has a purpose. Here’s my thoughts:

Tofu Cookery (TC): dude, it’s pictures alone are hysterical. Plus Isa says the “meat”balls in this book are fab. I will make them…soon!

Vegan Planet (VP): Variety of recipes from all over the world. I love the Flax Berry pancake recipe in here. Lots of choices to please any plate and also for various dinner party themes!

Veganomicon (V’Con): I like this one for “fancy” meals. Trying to impress those Omni friends & fam, you’re sure to find recipes to please in here. I cooked up Easter dinner from this baby!

The Kind Diet (KD): I just bought this, everyone says it’s awesome…I still need o find out.

My Sweet Vegan (MSV): Also, I just bought this. I’ve flipped through it, I have a list of things I want to make…yum!

Viva le Vegan (Vive): This book is great. It offers many ways of making recipes gluten-free and also has an entire index on raising vegan children. This is my go to book for my fudgy brownies too. My secret revealed!

Joy Of Vegan Baking (JoVB): This book is amazing. I have made several recipes from here. Everything has been wonderful!

30 Minute Meals (30minV): Originally for The BF, but he hates cooking, so I took it. I’ve made a few, this is nice form quick weekday/night meals – as long as you plan ahead and have your ingredients.

Vegan Brunch (VB): My go to cookbook for all things breakfast. Seriously amazing book. I love the Chocolate Beer Waffles..actually, I love everything.

Vegan with a Vengeance (VwaV): My first vegan cookbook. Great for newbies, all around amazing. I heart Isa!

Vegan on the Cheap (VOTC): My current obsession and part of my Cooking My Way Through project I’m just getting underway. So far, everything is easy and affordable. Love it!

Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar (VCIYCJ): I just bought this, got Isa autograph and everything. Cannot wait to start making cookies!

The Chicago Diner (CD): I couldn’t say no to the Diners book…but I can’t remember if I’ve actually made anything from it yet. I just had to have it!

Please Don’t Feed The Bears (PDFTB): Given to me by a friend (thanks Mark!). This book is amazing for weird combination’s and variety of recipes. They have one that involves a slow-cooker, tator tots…need I say more? It’s awesome!

The (Almost) NoFat Cookbook (ANF): Given to me by a friend, I have yet to make anything, but much like Tofu Cookery…the pictures are just too funny!

Vegan A Go-Go (VGG): I got this book for when I travel and it has come in handy to help me eat when on the road in the lesser vegan friendly areas of the country.

Thrive: Great for vegan athletes, easy recipes and just in general great information!

The Face On Your Plate: Truly inspiring. I’m serious, the detail behind it is amazing, references for everything, and it provides an unbiased explanation on everything in the meat industry (At one point he even say’s he doesn’t want to convince you to be vegan, but rather provide you with information to make your own choice). It makes me want to be a animal rights advocate. In some chapters I was in tears. Great book.

Comments (1)

Joy of Vegan Baking – Pumpkin Pie

I’m behind I know, here’s my first pie from Thanksgiving:

Pie crust & filling came from was from Joy of Vegan Baking

Leave a Comment

Orange Blueberry Bundt Cake

This weekend is my mountain bike teams end of season party. So I decided to make something yummy for it. I’ve been eying up this recipe in the Joy of Vegan Baking for a while. So I finally made it.

I only had one issue, when I flipped it over to remove the cake from the bundt pan I had a bit of disaster. Roughly 3/4 of the cake was fine, but 1/4 of the cake got stuck and well, made a mess. A yummy mess but a mess nonetheless. So I decided to cut the cake and put it on a platter while reserving the broken parts for myself  others who did not need to be impressed by my cooking. This worked well, because I got a nice taste test prior to serving it up at the party.

Comments (1)

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins are a sure crowd pleaser…these were from the Joy of Vegan Baking and I made a double batch…when combined with taking them to feed a few mountain bikers after a day of riding they were gone in seconds and I was being asked for more.

Leave a Comment

Blueberry Coffee Cake Mini’s

I took the Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe from the Joy of Vegan Baking and turned it into mini coffee cakes for a work party. Yeah, these babies were awesome. Plus, I like anything that’s portable…mini coffee cakes are awesome…you can freeze them to keep longer and they thaw out perfectly!

Leave a Comment

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

From my Joy of Vegan Baking Cookbook comes these most delicious (and very popular) Blueberry Lemon Muffins.I’ve give several of these away and everyone has said how awesome they were. I thought they rocked, so seriously, go get yourself the Joy of Vegan Baking and make these muffins. Simply deliciously!

Comments (1)

JoVB – Banana Muffins with Walnuts

And then we had some very ripe banana’s so from the Joy of Vegan Baking I made the Banana Muffins with Walnuts. These rock too. I love muffins.

Comments (4)

JoVB – Blueberry Coffee Cake

I tested out the¬† Blueberry Coffee Cake from the Joy of Vegan Baking. Took a few pieces into the office and everyone loved it, even fed some of my teammates after trail work…they loved it too. This blueberry cake dough has great flavor and texture. I’m a sucker for all things coffeecake, this one it’s fantastic!

Leave a Comment

JoVB – Apple Cobbler

From the Job of Vegan Baking cookbook I made Apple Cobbler. It was so good, the crust topping had great texture and overall the dish was not overly sweet. I highly recommend this dish! I wish I made a larger dish of it, so I could chow down on it all day… But, it’s better that I didn’t.

Leave a Comment

JOVB – Starberry Cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakes for my sister….from the Joy of Vegan Baking, topped with chocolate ganche. She requested something chocolately and fruity, this worked out heavenly!

Leave a Comment

Older Posts »