Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year

My week and a half off work comes to an end tomorrow as I go back to work. It has flew by, and I have enjoyed the time off. It has basically involved lots of time with family and friends and lots of great food. I didn't go away but it was nice to have time off and just do nothing. It is also good because I decided to make a new years resolution this year: to start and finish my thesis.

As per usual I didn't take many pics of food but here are the few I did take:

Coconut Lime cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes take over the world. I liked them and was impressed that they didn't require as much sugar as the others. I even halved the icing recipe and it was enough. I also think these were pretty easy to make. If you had to choose though the Cookies and Creams one taste better but these are great for summer.

Snobby Joe's from Veganomicon. Recipe can be found here. It's weird but Mr T and I have never tried meaty sloppy joes but we often make veg versions I think because the recipes are generally easy and it's fun to try and eat them and not make a mess. We normally make two versions. The first is made from kidney beans and is super quick and I love it. The recipe can be found here although I use less Barbecue sauce. The second version is made from tofu and the recipe comes from la Dolce Vegan and Mr T loves it. This lentil version is good as we both like it. I used french green (puy lentils) which texture wise were great.

I'm torn about getting Veganomicon. I love Vegan Cupcakes take over the world but am disappointed with Vegan with a Vengeance. I think that most of the recipes in Vegan with a Vengeance take way too long too cook and are just too complicated for lazy cooks like Mr T and I especially on week nights. I also seem to be the only vegan who thinks its over-rated as most of the recipes I have tried are ok but not great. I think I may need to flick through the newest cookbook before I decide but I haven't seen it any stores in Melbourne yet. Anyone seen a copy?

I hope you have a great 2008!


Theresa said...

It's funny, I was just telling Andy how much I love VwaV (which I only got in November). Most of the recipes call for ingredients that we can actually get up here in Townsville, and they are the sort of food we like to eat anyways. Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks, I guess! It helps that we spend a LOT of time at home so don't mind making time-consuming meals.

Judging by my speed in getting VwaV, though, I think it will be another 10 years before I get my hands on V-con. If you find a copy, do let us know what you think!

urban vegan said...

What weould we do without Isa & Terry? They're geniuses.