Recipes we like, from cookbooks we’ve perused.

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PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook

Thursday, November 21, 2013 Lane 0

PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook comes in. It’s got 275 recipes. Click here to buy it.     Description PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook Chock-full of vegan recipes that don’t require mad cooking skills, much less a stove, PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook: 275 Easy, Cheap, and Delicious Recipes to Keep You Vegan [keep reading…]

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Vegan Chocolate

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Lane 3

I received an proposal to review a new cookbook — Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan. The publisher will be sending us an advanced copy to review. But if the teaser images that they sent to us are any indication as to how good these recipes are….  WOW!  Just look at [keep reading…]

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Mark Bittman VB6

Thursday, May 9, 2013 Lane 0

My wife loves Mark Bittman. She has all of his books; reads all of his articles; watches him on TV, etc. If I didn’t know better…. never mind…. If you aren’t familiar with Mr. Bittman, he is a food writer for the New York Times. He has written several books [keep reading…]

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Betty Goes Vegan

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Lane 0

A few months ago we were offered a copy of Betty Goes Vegan for review purposes.  Jane agreed to cook up three recipes and we’d review them. In the meantime, we’ve suffered a series of unfortunate events, including a disaster with our refrigerator which resulted in a lot of eating out. (So [keep reading…]

Vegan Lasagna

Vegan Lasagna

Monday, April 26, 2010 Lane 6

I’m a fan of the vegan brownies and vegan banana nut chip muffin recipes in The Joy of Vegan Baking, by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.  So when we found out that she had a new cookbook out,  The Vegan Table, I rushed right out to get a copy.  (Okay, I ran to [keep reading…]

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Vegan Matzoh Ball Soup

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Lane 7

In the past I’ve written about certain foods we haven’t been able to successfully “veganize” — no matter what other people might say. One of the things we’d pretty much given up on was a Vegan Matzoh Ball Soup, but then two things happened… 1) We picked up a copy [keep reading…]

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Mark Bittman And Less-Meatarianism

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Lane 7

If Jane ever leaves me, I’ll know where to find her. She’ll be back in NY looking for Mark Bittman. She loves the man, even if he’s older than the typical male who might turn her head. Why does she love him? Well, there’s his cookbook, How to Cook Everything [keep reading…]

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Vegan Matzoh Ball Soup

Sunday, December 21, 2008 Lane 16

In honor of Chanukah, and the first day of winter, Jane made the matzoh ball soup recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance. This is the second time she’s made this recipe. The first time, the matzoh balls disintegrated.  The recipe suggests refrigerating the matzoh ball mixture one hour to overnight.  [keep reading…]

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Vegan Asparagus Soup

Saturday, November 22, 2008 Lane 4

I’ve been going to the farmers market to get my produce ever since I moved to California.  Over the years I’ve noticed a change in the “seasonality” of certain produce, notably strawberries and asparagus.  They used to be available only in the spring.  But not anymore.  The local growers have [keep reading…]

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Top 10 Recipes – Take Two

Saturday, June 14, 2008 Jane 2

Hi All — It’s Jane writing tonight. Well, I finally got around to making the Thai Coconut Corn Soup from Vegan Express, by Nava Atlas. Lane and I love Thai food, and this looked like an old favorite of ours, Tom Ka Gai Soup. Vegan.com ranked this recipe number two [keep reading…]

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Top 10 Vegan Recipes

Thursday, April 17, 2008 Lane 7

At the beginning of the month Vegan.com put together a list of of his favorite vegan cookbook recipes for the year. I must have been sleeping, somehow I missed it. But I also read the Vegan Planet blog, and Robin posted about it today. Having reviewed the recipes with Jane [keep reading…]

Vegan Brownies

Vegan Brownies

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 Lane 17

Over the past few months, I’ve been complaining about the results of Jane’s vegan baking efforts. Don’t get me wrong… she’s been complaining too. Overall, we’ve come to the conclusion that vegan baked goods just aren’t as good as traditional baked goods. And while we miss the olden days of [keep reading…]

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Carrot Soup and Homemade Bread

Saturday, April 5, 2008 Lane 3

Jane and I were out tooling around today and had a large lunch, so we weren’t very hungry for dinner tonight. Since it was a little damp and overcast, it was a perfect night for soup. The soup, Indian Spiced Carrot Soup, is from Epicurious.com with minimal veganizing. We replaced [keep reading…]

Veganomicon — Mac ‘n Cheese

Veganomicon — Mac ‘n Cheese

Thursday, April 3, 2008 Lane 32

Smokey Grilled Tempeh and Cheater Baked Beans. The tempeh and baked beans were okay, but we both decided there was no need to make the tempeh again. The beans were tasty, and worthy of a second try (and very easy to boot). There’s so much positive buzz about this cookbook [keep reading…]

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Vegan Baked Goods

Friday, February 1, 2008 Lane 11

So far, it’s been our experience that baked vegan desserts leave a little to be desired. Bread doesn’t seem to lose much in translation as often bread recipes do not call for non-vegan ingredients anyway. Most of the baked desserts we’ve tried however, have paled in comparison to their non-vegan [keep reading…]

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How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, or Not

Friday, December 21, 2007 Lane 0

Jane has Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian” on loan from our local library. She likes to test drive new recipes prior to buying a new cookbook. This cookbook looks very promising. It’s almost 1,000 pages and seems quite comprehensive. The recipes we’ve read sound appealing. So we’re pretty [keep reading…]

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Traffic

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Lane 0

Grr. Some of you may have heard about yesterday’s disaster on the 405 (Los Angeles freeway near LAX airport). A truck overturned and traffic was absolutely abominable in the area ALL day!!!! Needless to say, my commute was unpleasant, in both directions. Alhtough certainly not as unpleasant as the poor [keep reading…]

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Looks Like Something the Cat Coughed Up

Thursday, October 18, 2007 Lane 3

Our new vegan lifestyle has led to a huge increase in our tofu consumption. Looking to replace meat with some kind of protein, tofu has been the easiest choice. Of course, there is conflicting information out there about just how much tofu you should be consuming. Admittedly, I have done [keep reading…]

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Spanakopita

Saturday, October 13, 2007 Lane 0

We’ve been vegans for a little over three months now. Since we’re old dogs (in our 40s), it’s been a bit of a challenge to change our way of thinking about what a meal should be, and that’s been harder on Jane than on me, since she prepares most of [keep reading…]

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