So I went a little vegan cookbook crazy on Amazon.com last week and the shipment arrived today! It just so happened that Vegan Brunch came out sooner than expected, and BabyCakes came out around the same time. When it rains vegan cookbooks, it pours, I’m telling you. It POURS!!! Then one thing led to another and my cart was full. All for a really great deal! Although I would prefer to buy local and support the independent bookstores, the discounts Amazon gives are irresistible. Every now and then I have to honor the cookbook hoarder inside of me… my bookshelf is stuffed to the brim and there is no more room, but my cooking and baking days ahead will be happy and fulfilling! Hopefully now that school is almost over I’ll be able to delve into these and report back!
Here is a sample of a few recipes I can’t wait to try:Beer-Battered Tofu, Buckwheat Waffles with Red Wine Tarragon Mushroom Gravy, Tofu Benny, Pumpkin Pancakes (duh), Peanut Butter Waffles (!), Pumpkin French Toast (!!!), Pumpkin Bran Muffins, Cashew RicottaWebsite: PPKSample Recipes: here
Just from scanning through a few pages already, it’s so cute it makes me want to puke. The photography is AMAZING. This is pretty much THE DREAM BAKERY I have envisioned for myself later on in life. Decor/style/philosophy wise. If I lived in New York, I would work there (edit: apparently there is a girl named Kylie that already works there–my twin! She’s mentioned for inventing the “brownie shake”. I guess I’ll just live vicariously through her). Basically, I’m in love.Chocolate Shortbread Scones with Caramelized Banana, Apple-Cinnamon Toastie, Mint Icebox Cake, Sweet Paradise CakeWebsite: Babycakes NYC
I actually saw this first at the bookstore and was intrigued. It’s mainly an entertaining book but it’s a really great guide to pairing foods if you need help with that. And each section has suggested seasonal menus. Some of the “menus” include: romantic dinner for two, casual meals for 4-6, holidays, appetizers, etc. There is an ABUNDANCE of great-sounding recipes in here. I can’t wait…
Braised Figs with Arugula, Lavender Tea Cookies, Pumpkin Curry, Eggplant and Caramelized Onion “Lasagna”, Chai-Spiced Almond Cookies, Beet Bundt Cake, Mushroom Pecan Burgers, Butternut Squash Risotto with Toasted Sage, Tempeh and Eggplant Pot Pies, Butternut Squash Timbales, Sweet Potato Pie, Beet and Sweet Potato PizzaBlog: Compassionate Cooks
This little mini-book is FULL of great baking recipes! It’s almost like a hybrid of a zine/cookbook with really cute drawings and illustrations on every page.Peanut Butter Fudge, Fig Neutrons, Bananacreem Pie, Cardamom Pistachio Ice Cream, Chocolate PB Ice Cream, Black Banana Cake, Figgy Carrot Loaf, Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate PuddingWebsite: Dairy Free DessertsSample Recipes: here
I haven’t received this one yet but looking inside the digital version on Amazon, I like what I see already…
Yeah, so you should all support these great vegan baking and cooking ladies and buy their fantastic cookbooks. You won’t regret it!