Sunday, October 18, 2009

Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food

When I picked up this book at a bargain price with a coupon, I was overwhelmed and couldn't decide what to make first.  A very wise friend advised, "Always go for the pie."

The only change I made to this recipe was subbing whole wheat pastry for regular flour in the crust.  Let me tell you that the crust turned out beautifully and this pie is amazing.  This is my first attempt at sweet potato pie.  It reminds me a bit of pumpkin pie which is one of my favorites.

If you haven't picked up Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food, I highly recommend it.  The book is chock-full of veganized Southern favorites.  I can't wait to try out another recipe!

Upcoming: 1,000 Vegan Recipes

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Yellow Rose Recipes

Next up is Yellow Rose Recipes.  Things have been very hectic for me at work and that has meant not much time for cooking or shopping.   When I flipped through the book, I picked the first recipe that didn't require any grocery trips.

Here's the Wild Rice Salad.  It is a very simple to make, extremely filling and flavorful.  I'm looking forward trying out other dishes from Joanna's book.

Of course I changed the recipe a bit, including skipping the salt and doubling the lemon juice.  There were no Kalamata olives in my fridge, so I subbed Sicilian green olives.  The fresh basil on my counter also seemed like a perfect match as an addition.  I'm a fan of this dish which certainly lends itself to customizing!