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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.

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V’con Mac’n Cheese

I was craving mac’n cheese again and this time I decided to try the recipe in Veganomicon. It was really good, if you have this cookbook, try this recipe, if you don’t have the cookbook go buy it! The recipe was fairly quick to put together and this dish also freezes really well. I made mine with a bit of a kick by adding in red pepper flakes. Yum!

V'con Mac'n Cheese

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V’con – Pound Cake

A few weeks ago I (finally) bought Veganomicon and one of the first recipes I tried out of the book was the Pound Cake. I added Chocolate Chips (which sort of sank a bit, but it still rocked). I gave the loaf to The BF so he could feed the masses at his work. Everyone loved it, which I’m always happy to hear.

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V’con – Jelly Donuts, Yum!

Aug 16 004, originally uploaded by MTB Vegan.

I made some Jelly Donut Cupcakes! I took a few to work for my coworker and her boyfriend, and they both loved them too. I opted to kind of cut a hole in the top of the cupcake to put the jelly in after baking, since I didn’t want the jelly to sink to the bottom. This worked well and once covered in powdered sugar you could hardly tell there was a whole. I did put the piece I removed back in to cover the jelly too. I made some with Strawberry Jam and others with Blackberry Jam, both tasted wonderful!

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V’Con – Snobby Joes

While visiting my Dad in ATL I made him Snobby Joe’s for dinner….( the recipe is here)

Table is all set and we’re ready to eat!

Snobby Joe’s on Ciabatta with some Frech Style Green Beans.

Here’s Dad taking his first bite. He said they pretty much tasted just like sloppy joes. He’s never had lentils before, but said the dish rocked. I think my first vegan dinner for the Dad was a success. Later we dug into the cookies and brownies I sent him for Easter. I must say, they kept very well in the freezer!

Here I am taking my first bite. After I finished chewing bite # 1 I said “Oh My God this tastes just like I remember Sloppy Joe’s tasting like”. I was in heaven! It was so yummy. Dad kept the leftovers and plans on eating it during the week. I did good!

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