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Mini cookbook challenge

I'm going to try to work my way through more Isa/Terry recipes. They are all my favorite cookbooks, but I get caught up in other things. I'm going to start mainly with more things from Vcon and VWAV. Anyone else want to participate? I know some of you have already made like everything in them. I never really follow recipes exactly, but I want to make more of these things. I want to try to do..2? recipes a week. Isa and/or Terry books only!
Isa's new book, Appetite for Reduction is coming out around December, I believe. I've tested a lot of the recipes, and it's going to be good!

yaaah someone else likes the tomato scones!  : )
but... what is too fluffy for a scone?? Scones are meant to be fluffy!

I made the Potato Spinach Squares from Vegan Brunch last night.  I used fresh silverbeet rather than frozen spinach, and used a little olive oil spread when mashing the potatoes so didn't add any oil, and probably added less salt because I usually do.  My oven's ridiculously hot/crappy so I only baked for ~20 minutes and it was lovely and crispy on the top.  I don't usually like very lemony things, but I really liked the combination of flavours here, and my husband loved it. 

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yaaah someone else likes the tomato scones!  : )
but... what is too fluffy for a scone?? Scones are meant to be fluffy!

I think we had this convo! Scones are biscuits there, right? Or..cookies? Agh. Anyway, here biscuits are supposed to be lightish and fluffy, and scones are usually harder and denser..drier. I don't really know why, but whatever. I think they are interchangeable. Do you say 'scoane' or scon?'

Did you have leftovers of the potato squares?

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nonononono. A scone is a scone is a scone. 
What you call a cookie we would call a biscuit.
What you call a biscuit... I can't tell the difference between that and a scone so I'd just call it a scone.

I say 'scon' I guess.  Definitely not 'scoane'.  haha.

Probably just under half the potato left.  I didn't bother dividing into 'squares' though.  He probably ate about 1/3 of the total amount last night.  Then had to make instant noodles straight after dinner because he was still hungry.  Gah.

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Maybe 'scoane' is not good. Scone rhymes with con or moan?

eta: I'm not letting the video go.

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Maybe 'scoane' is not good. Scone rhymes with con or moan?

con, I think.

eta: I'm not letting the video go.

and I still don't have a video camera! But we're in Wellington with Shell and N from Monday to Thursday next week so will see if they have more technology skills than I do... : /

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Maybe 'scoane' is not good. Scone rhymes with con or moan?

con, I think.

eta: I'm not letting the video go.

and I still don't have a video camera! But we're in Wellington with Shell and N from Monday to Thursday next week so will see if they have more technology skills than I do... : /

Yay! Scon.....hm.

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nope it's scone to rhyme with moan.

And I have a webcam so yep we are totally making a video.  I was thinking about it this morning and thinking Mr Oww nmight think we're mad for doing a video just for VW.
N already knows I'm mad anyway.

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oh, he knows we're all mad, and I already told him the internet was asking for a video of us. 

do you really say scone like that? I guess I've never heard you say it, because that is just how anyone here would 'put on' an overly british/posh accent. 
At least you know a biscuit is a cookie, not a scone ; )

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well, as an overly posh Brit, that is how I pronounce it!

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haha, that's why I was laughing, because you're totally not posh!  Maybe I just didn't hear enough english people saying 'scone' to realise that's actually just the common way to pronounce it over there! : )

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nope it's scone to rhyme with moan.

Interesting.  We say it that way in the US too, but I met an Englishman who didn't even know what we were talking about when we said it.  When he said it it rhymed with "con."

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Yeah, wiki said the British way is 'con,' so I figured Shell would say 'con', and Oww 'moan.' Never know, I guess! Con or moan..I ate far too many today. P was whining because I didn't make sweet scones (orange scones to be exact), but then he was pleased with the tomato ones.

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vwav chickpea spinach curry tonight : )

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I want to make those tomato scones now....
(I've never made/had a scone before)

I have a review and picture to post here....I'll do it later....

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so I made the Chickpea Spinach Curry ... except with no spinach.  oops.  I guess after having lots of greens the night before I just wanted to mix it up with the veges so I used a mix of carrot, zucchini and broccoli instead of spinach.  Because those don't reduce down as much as spinach does, I ended up adding another tin of tomatoes to keep in saucy.  I don't have any asofoetida but otherwise followed the recipe.  We really enjoyed it, quick and easy to put together, strong in flavour, and a little different from a lot of the curries I usually make.  Would make again.

for AC: mr oww asked if there was seitan in it when I served it up.  I told him to shush and eat his chickpeas.  : )

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Steamed Red Seitan (VV) - good, a tad bit on the soft side - very similar to the chorizo sausages, just less spicy....I halved the recipe, thinking it was going to make a ton and it really didn't - next time I'll make the full batch.

Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy (VWAV) - not as amazing as I thought it would be....I mean, I liked it just fine, but I wouldn't rave about it....I tasted the nut yeast a lot more than I would have liked - but it was still good - and made a ton!  I have a jar full of it in my fridge and don't know what to do with it...

Braised Brazilian Shredded Kale (VV) - pretty standard kale...I was hoping for something special with the liquid smoke, but I never really taste it in anything I use it in....

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss115/erinmonster5/100_1214.jpg

Chesapeake Tempeh Cakes (VB) - AWESOME!  totally loved them....I'm so not good at frying things, but these turned out pretty good - a little burny, but not bad...the flavor was great....but I didn't use the nori since I didn't have any...the roumalade was delicious too!

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss115/erinmonster5/100_1217.jpg

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I think I'll just do another week or 2 of these books for now. I'm getting down to a lot of the recipes that I don't feel like making right now. : )

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damn it AC! i just cracked open VWAV and Vcon and want to participate! Sorry I have been so obsessed with VV and haven't been posting on this specific forum.

and damnit Erin! I wanted to make that gravy... well at least I have been warned :) what was it missing?

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damn it AC! i just cracked open VWAV and Vcon and want to participate! Sorry I have been so obsessed with VV and haven't been posting on this specific forum.

and damnit Erin! I wanted to make that gravy... well at least I have been warned :) what was it missing?

No, go for it! I would love for it to continue. I've been looking at all your VV reviews and photos, anyway (obviously).
I love that chickpea gravy. It was the first gravy that P ever liked.

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okay AC i have trust in you with the gravy! i plan on doing VWAV next week!

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