UPDATE: 4/4/11 -- The winner of the copy is...
Congratulations!! Please hit up my G-Mail (nobel4lit2) with your mailing address, and we'll get the book shipped over to ya!
Here's another installment of my cooking adventures from The Happy Herbivore cookbook! If you missed my interview with the author, click HERE to read it!
The more I cook with this cookbook, the more I realize a few things:
The reason I fretted over these is because I was expecting something close to my vegan brownies, which people request from me all the time because they are admittedly THAT good. So when I took out these black bean versions, I wanted to hide them. But while I was watching TV downstairs, I suddenly heard a loud "Mmmm!" from the kitchen. "The Ukrainian" walked out holding one of these brownies and told me that they are good -- like an exotic dessert. I love him for having such an open mind. The next morning, I had a small bite and realized that they WERE good. Not brownies, but good.
3) Improvise. Cookbooks are not the end-all, be-all. ;) I made this soy-free mac n cheese and found it not to be even close to what I'm used to. It is slightly closer than this other version I made, but it isn't cheesy enough to be mac 'n cheese. But that's okay, because I had just wanted to make some kind of cheese-ish sauce to douse vegetables in, and by mixing in some frozen broccoli into here, I am able to see that this is indeed possible. Not being a huge pasta eater, I will probably make a predominantly-veggie version next time.
If you want to make scrumptious vegan meals like these, you're in luck! The Happy Herbivore publisher has offered one reader a FREE copy of the book! (US/Canadian residents only, sorry)
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