CookBook Reviews

Colleen Week: Day 1 (Brown Lentil Soup and Drop Biscuits)

Day 1 of my cooking experiment:  Brown Lentil Soup from Color Me Vegan.  (If you didn’t see yesterday’s post, I’m cooking entirely from Colleen Patrick Goudreau‘s three cookbooks this week.)  Not exactly a recipe that is going to get me out of any cooking ruts (I make lentil soup a LOT), but it’s always nice…

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Kale Chips, and a new project

Recently I’ve discovered some really yummy kale chips at Whole Foods market, from Rhythm Foods.  These are so amazingly tasty and chock full of nutrients, I just can’t get enough!  The big downside:  the price.  $5.99 per bag…which officially contains 2 servings, but to be honest I can easily polish the whole thing off myself….

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‘Twas the night before Valentine’s Day…

…when all through the house not a creature was stirring except my husband’s spouse… Okay, so I’m not the best poet.  But it is 12:24 am…so cut me some slack! You see, I’ve been baking up a storm all evening for Valentine’s day.  That day that everyone complains about, but somehow becomes really, really fun…

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What to do with leftover chili…make quesadillas!

When you have a big pot of leftover chili, the possibilities abound. My very favorite go-to recipe is Robin Robertson’s Layered Polenta-Chili Casserole, from Vegan Planet.  The Confetti Vegetable Chili from the other day, though, was such a hit that we only had about 1/2 cup leftover.  So I decided to use it to make…

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Rosemary Red Soup (Feeding the Whole Family)

Oh my!  How gorgeous is the color of this soup?! This is another fantastic recipe from the cookbook Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair.  It is a red lentil soup that also contains beets, carrots, onions, and rosemary…a perfect winter combination.  I made this for the first time tonight and it was a hit…

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