Friday, September 4, 2009

Cookbook Challenge Week 1 - Tackling Veganomicon

I know, I know. I'm late to posting. Whatever.

On the always lovely PPK, a challenge was presented. Voters choose a list of cookbooks that are most common in the community and each week choose 3 untested recipes. Of course, Veganomicon was the top of the class. Here are my 3 choices:
#1 - Eggplant-Potato Moussaka.

My husband does not like eggplant. Regardless, he will try it each and every time I make it in hopes of liking it. This particular recipe surprised both of us! He didn't mind the eggplant and I just loved the pine nut cream. YUM.

#2 - Red Lentil & Cauliflower (or broccoli!) Curry

This was a very filling, healthy and flavorful dish. My husband loved it. I'm weird about beans and lentils being mushy, but also impressed. I forgot to halve the recipe so there's a massive amount of leftovers in the freezer, just waiting for cool weather and warm sweaters.

#3 - Mac Daddy

OH MY GOD. The first vegan mac I ever made was not a happy one. I was disgusted by the smell, the texture....this mac has crushed all of those notions that vegan mac isn't tasty. My omni husband (have I mentioned he's my biggest taste tester and food critic?) isn't a fan of nutritional yeast sauces and loved it, so that should tell you something!!!

This week we're tackling Vegan with a Vengeance. I've already made the Mango Summer Rolls (a huge favorite on the boards) and the Green Thai Curry and am bringing the Peach Cobbler to a BBQ. Stay tuned for a full recap!

2 comments: said...

I had that moussaka for dinner, I love it! The Mac Daddy is one of my favorite ever mac & cheeses, that and the New Farm Mac & Chesse - the mac daddy is much healthier though!

Dawn said...

If we had done a second week of v'con, that moussaka would have been on the list. Looks and sounds delish.