Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cookbook Challenge, Week 1, Over and Out

Today marks the end of the first week of the cookbook challenge that myself and other PPK'ers took part in. The book this week was Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.
I've made quite a few things from this book since getting it as a gift and almost* everything has been a hit!

1. Masala Baked Tofu
 The flavor of the tofu was really, really good. I didn't have curry powder, so I used garam masala and it was still awesome. This is without pressing whatsoever, but I'll bet pressing would make it so much better!

2. Pasta con Broccoli
 This will be a staple around here! So, so garlicky.

3. Unfried Rice
 My husband isn't a fan of leftovers. In fact, I eat all the leftovers because he won't. He ate all the leftovers of the rice, which should be a testament to how amazing it was. It was my first time making "fried" rice and I will be making it many more times!

4. Red Thai Tofu
This accompanied the Unfried Rice. It was tasty and very fast to make, but it almost feels like it's missing something?

5. Chipotle Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts.
 * This is the last recipe I made, and it was ok. Jeff is usually gung ho about trying everything but when I brought this chili up he asked "why the hell put brussel sprouts in chili?". We both liked the chili part, but I don't know if I'll put brussels and sweet potatoes in next time!

 The second week of the cookbook challenge tackles that mighty tome of awesome: Veganomicon. I must say, it runs sparse of dishes I haven't made, but I made Jeff pick 3 that aren't desserts and he has good taste. Obviously.

1 comment:

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

All of this looks great! I can't believe I haven't tried any of these recipes. I totally will now.