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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!

i can't say i go "mini" on cookbooks, but i just came to say - since you're a tester does that mean you get a mention in the end?? I always look at their list of testers to see if I "know" anyone.
and, is that the low-fat book or something?

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i can't say i go "mini" on cookbooks, but i just came to say - since you're a tester does that mean you get a mention in the end?? I always look at their list of testers to see if I "know" anyone.
and, is that the low-fat book or something?

Yeah, I think so! She was also going to do this neat idea for pictures, but I think too many people were slackers, so I dunno what she's doing now.
It's a low fat/weight loss type book. Just not as much fattening stuff, some good subs, and not much oil at all.
It's already available for preorder: http://www.amazon.com/Appetite-Reduction-Filling-Low-Fat-Recipes/dp/1600940498/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1281227007&sr=8-1

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maybe if my gift exchange person buys me one of their cookbooks.....
or I guess I could go get them from the library too....
yeah, I'm in....

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I just pre-ordered it!

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neat!!! I think you'll love it.

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I'm in, this sound like fun. Can we use Vegan Brunch too, or the two dessert cookbooks, or just VCON and VWAV?

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I'm in, I've got VCon, VCTOTW and VCIYCJ, I have checked out VWAV from the library like 3 times, so I've made a lot of those...I want to order Terry's new book too....so yes, I can totally manage 2/ week (extra credit for more than that?)

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Oh, yes. All Terry/Isa books! And I didn't mean only 2, of course! I'm just going to shoot for at least 2, but you all can do like 76, or whatever. : )

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I am totally down! I have been meaning to cook more out of cookbooks... I am addicted to Viva Vegan!

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I'm making stuff from Terry's Viva Vegan.....so I might be in.  The reason I say "might" is I also committed myself to dust off some of my more underused cook books...but Veganomicon is pretty underused, so I might chime in a time or two.

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I requested VCON, Vegan Brunch and Viva Vegan from the library....hopefully they'll come in soon...

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When do we start?

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Now!

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Perfect timing! I just bought a copy of Veganomicon and I'm so excited to use it! Today I made the Asparagus Quiche with Tomatoes and Tarragon. It was wonderful. At first, after I had been blending up the filling I thought it didn't look to appetizing, but once it's baked it just transforms into this lovely, fluffy, tarragony delight.

Next on the list is Fudgy Wudgy Blueberry Brownies! Here I go...

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Okay, I finished the Fudgy Wudgy Blueberry Brownies. The flavor is delicious but they came out in between a brownie and a cake...not so much on the fudgy wudgy side. I didn't have enough chocolate chips so I didn't include the melted chocolate. Next time I'm going to make sure I get that in there and also reduce the baking time. Then, I think, they will be perfect.

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Great, aggplanta! I haven't tried either of those, but I don't remember knowing that the quiche was white beans. I'll have to make that.

I did 3 from VWAV for tonight.

Broccoli chickpea casserole

Been wanting to try this for a long time. I was thinking that it was probably going to be too bland, and I'd be disappointed, but I was very pleased. I stuck with recipe amounts for the most part (it makes a ton!), but added less breadcrumbs, and more broth for flavor. I didn't do the chives. I left some whole beans. It doesn't have any spice (I did add some black pepper), but the flavor is still good and balanced. I think it's important to have a broth that you really like/is really seasoned. I baked for the given times, and I liked all the textures. A great healthy meal.

Garlicky kale with tahini dressing

I didn't like this as much as I thought I would. I had to tweak the tahini sauce a bit with lime juice, and I just didn't love it.  Mine stayed pretty liquidy, too. The kale is ok, but I've made better. They work ok together, but not a favorite.

Tahini dressing

Kinda meh. I was expecting to love it. I might have messed it up though. I'll keep it in mind to make again for the falafel. I'll probably use the rest that I have this time inside something, or not at all.

A good meal, overall.

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Sounds good guys, (3 recipes AC, you're good for this week and half of next week :) I've made that brocolli casserole before and I thought it would be too bland too and it was actually pretty good.
I made the
Basic Single Pastry Crust
This was good, pretty much like any pastry crust, but I have never used the vinegar + baking powder combo before.  It tasted good and was of average "flakiness" So yes, it was good...oh and I subbed WWpastry flour, because thats all I usually keep/use, and it was still pretty flakey.  The recipe doesn't give baking info, probably because it is meant to be used w/ one of the pies, but when I looked at the Lost Coconut Custard it just said to make one of the crusts, and bake it.  Didn't matter though, its a pretty self-explanitory thing....I baked at 400 for about 20 minutes, (until outsides were golden.)

outside of the review...I was going to make either the smlove or the Lost Coconut Custard, but I remebered I had a container of Tofutti, and got lazy
and made  a no-bake "cheesecake" (just a container of tofutti cream cheese, and 1.5 cups of melted choc chips, 1 cup soymilk 2 TBS sugar and a splash of vanilla-all melted, mixed together, and then chilled in the crust...yum!)

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Curried Split Pea Soup: I have mixed feelings about this soup. For one, I love it. It's delicious, I love the spices and texture. But when I was making it, I guess I was a total idiot careless and opened the lid while it was simmering and a jetstream of air shot out straight at my face, burning the skin clear off of the tip of my nose  :'( Other than a little resentment towards that, love it! I think next time I'll add some chopped carrots to it. (I'll post a picture later. I was too distressed last night...)

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Ouch........db.....I usually do that with the oven...get my face right down there and open the oven to get a blast of steam and heat...........

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aww danni that sounds painfullllllll!

I made the Curried Split Pea Soup last night too!  But after reading the reviews, I deliberately made it with less liquid so it was more like a dhal I guess, and served it over Coconut Rice with Toasted Coconut

I somehow stupidly forgot to add the carrot to the soup, and really think that would have rounded it out a bit better, but we did really enjoy it.  The flavour was tasty, but we found it really mild so I'd probably tinker with the spicing somewhat if/when I make it again.

The coconut rice made a nice complement with the curry flavours of the soup/stoup and was easy to make  
I'd definitely make this again with thai curries.

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