Candle Cafe Cookbook
Anyone else have it? Favorite recipes?
I love their channa masala. It's better than any other recipe I've found - including Indian cookbook recipes!
i have it, but haven't made much from it. i got a little miffed after a couple things didn't quite turn out. then i read (i think on amazon reviews) that some of the quantities might be off, so i pretty much just stopped trying stuff from it. for example, i made the hummus and it was wayyyyy too oily. that was a long time ago and my first time making hummus, so now i would know better, but still. i also tried the seitan piccata, and while my (first ever) homemade seitan was gross, i remember not liking the sauce either.
i know i haven't made the channa masala, though, so maybe i should give it a go!
I adore this cookbook, and I adore this restaurant. I don't have the book right in front of me, but I do remember that I love the seitan piccata. I have not graduated to homemade seitan yet (newbie), but I will get there.
I was actually stoked about the chana masala but was disappointed with the way it turned out - I think I may have cheated on a couple ingredients, so that might have been the reason. I will try again.
Ditto on being disappointed with the Chana Masala. I had just returned from a birthday trip to New York, and I was in love with this restaurant. I randomly found the cookbook in the store (had no idea it existed) and tried the Chana Masala right away. What a bust - totally dry. I will have to try the alterations suggested on here.
Any other good recipes from here?
The walnut date oat bars are good but heavy. I made them a while ago and the next time I make them I will double the date filling.
The seitan they serve at the restaurant comes from a commercial manufacturer (Ray's). Ditto for Blossom restaurant as well. So if you were thinking you could make that incredible seitan using the recipe from the book--well, it's not going to happen.
Omg, this is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks! Awesome!
I just got this a couple of weeks ago. So far I've made the Spring Vegetable Minestrone but instead of beans (the boyfriend doesn't like them) I added some small pasta. We both really enjoyed it. I also made the Black Bean Soupbut was a bit disappointed with the flavor. Far too much thyme for me.
I made the Black Bean Burgers tonight. A little different than other BBBs I've tried. This one had corn meal and chick pea flour. They tasted a little bland even with the cumin and chili powder. Not too bad though. It made a lot of burgers. I ate two and there are 5-6 left over!
chimichurri seitan skewers! The book is worth it for this recipe alone, I LOVE THOSE THINGS!
I've made three things from here I know i loved, and a few that were okay. A wild rice salad with orange zest from here was fantastic, very good every time i have made it. I also made a pot pie with tofu in it, delish! The third was a gazpacho, really good, i remember it had some balsamic vinegar in it that, in my opinion, put it over the top delish!