Vegan Fire and Spice
I was thinking about getting vegan fire and spice by Robin Robinson, but I don't want another cookbook I don't use. Does anyone have it and is it any good? I want to expand my repetoire to include a larger variety of ethnic foods, but I'm a bit of a lazy cook so I want to have a book which is easy and flavorful.
I have Fire and Spice and really like it. I definitely recommend it. The recipes are so interesting because they are from all over the world, something I have not seen in other vegan cookbooks. It also is just a nice quality book.
I have to admit I like anything by Robin Robertson.
I haven't heard of that book before and I just checked it out on Amazon.... Wow... definitely on my Wish List.
I just bought this book a couple weeks ago & finally made a few things from it.
West African Spinach with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Spicy Spanish Potatoes
Jamaican Jerk Sauce
I chose to use the Jerk Sauce as a marinade for tofu. It was good, but I don't think I like it enough to make it again. I really like the Potatoes and the Spinach. I would make them again for sure.
To the OP - This looks like a really good book. So far I have about 15 recipes picked out that I want to try. The recipes all seem very simple and use ingredients you can find at the grocery store.
Welp, I made a few more things from the book...
I think this is a good recipe, but I think it had too much ginger in it. It calls for 1Tbsp of fresh ginger, so if I made it again I would use much less. I topped it off with the Spicy Peanut Sauce on page 202. The sauce was good, but I'm sure it would have been much better had I been able to find the Asian chile paste the recipe calls for.
Next I made Spicy Bean & Spinach Burritos. These were great! Very simple. Had everything I needed in the pantry.
Cmon, does not anyone else possess this book? Please share! :)
Wow! Thanks for the great pictures purpledancer! ;)b My husband surprised me with this for Christmas and I can't wait to try it. The recipes look great and mostly easy to make.
Yeah!! I think you are really going to like it. Please post your results here! :)
Nice pics purpledancer! I also have that book, but I've only made a couple of things from it because I got it a couple of months before this big raw adventure: the Spicy Peanut Tomato Salad and the Stir-fried Ginger Seitan and Bok Choy (I don't like seitan so I used faux chicken strips). Both were very good and I think I can make the salad raw if I use raw peanut butter.
This looks interesting-- I like spicy food so I'll put this on my amazon wish list as well.
those pictures look amazing!
I have been thinking of getting this cookbook for quite some time because me and my boyfriend love spicy foods.
I think I have made up my mind that I should get it.
Made a most excellent Turkish bulgar wheat and peas dish. I hate peas so I just used red kidney beans.
This is a good cookbook with easy to make recipes. Often the "fire" is merely cayenne, which I love.
Great comments on the recipes you've tried bellybellygood. I enjoyed reading them. Hope you make it through the book and let us know what you like - and don't like - in it. This sounds like a cookbook worth buying.
Hot and Spicy Tofu
Read bellybellygood's review of the hot and spicy tofu this afternoon at work and have been craving it ever since. Fortunately I had all the stuff to make it. The "fish sauce" is pretty good, and the tofu was excellent.
Vietmanese noodles with tempeh and peanuts - Made this last night and it was fantastic. I used the "fish sauce" (it called for fish sauce or soy sauce). I didn't have chili oil so I used pure sesame oil and chopped up some red Thai chilis. I used kamut spirals as the noddles. I put it on a bed of raw red cabbage and collards. It tastes good as a cold salad. Will definitely be making this one again.
Red hot chile tofu
Very quick and easy to make. Tastes good good too.