When I received the book, I couldn't put it down. Within three hours, I was in the kitchen making the Beefy Cheesy Mac. This cookbook is seriously beautiful. The photography is lovely. Every recipe I have tried has been amazing.
Made and loved: Eggplant Parmigiana. There is Walnut-Sesame Parmesan inside, and their recipe for vegan mozzarella on top.
Made and loved: Ham-ish Saucisses. Unlike many seitan sausages, these are ready to eat right out of the oven. I can't stop thinking about these and I know they will be part of my regular repertoire. Here they are with baguette, pickle, and tarragon mustard.
Made and loved and you will have to imagine it: the Ultimate Patty Melt with Smoky Pub Cheese and Garlic Onion Mayo Sauce, and also the Beefy Cheesy Mac.
Made and didn't love: Nothing.
Want to make: Everything. As soon as my week stops running in front of me, I am making more. I think it'll be the Meatloaf and the Asparagus with Mushroom Sauce, but I have all of the ingredients for Twice-Baked Spaghetti and that recipe is dancing before my eyes.
Have I convinced you? How could I not have convinced you?
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I am so pleased to present today's giveaway: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites: Lip-Smacking, Belly-Filling, Home-Style Recipes Guaranteed to Keep Everyone--Even the Meat Eaters--Fantastically Full, by Joni Marie Newman of the above-linked JusttheFood and Celine Steen, who you can find at Have Cake Will Travel. I suggest you follow both if you are not doing so already, because they are great bloggers as well as great cooks. I am excited, and I know that the winner will be super psyched!
To enter, please leave a comment below. Tell me about your favorite hearty vegan meal to make, or tell me something hearty you'd like made for you, or anything at all (seriously: comment "blue" and you'll still be entered!). This giveaway is open to US residents only, but others this month will be open to everybody everywhere. The winners will be chosen by a random number generator and posted tomorrow below tomorrow's giveaway. If you win a giveaway on this blog at some point this month, please be kind and don't enter further giveaways--I'd love as many people to win something as possible!
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The winner of yesterday's Vegan Soul Kitchen giveaway is Rachael! Congratulations! Please send your name and address to me at miso...@yahoo.com. (<---make sure to click on the . . . link for the rest of the email address. This is a spam avoidance thing.)