|Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites by Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman|
Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites...It's out! Yeah, I know...already? I could hardly believe it myself! But it's true, and this hefty tome full of lip smacking, belly filling, home-style recipes, guaranteed to keep everyone (even the meat eaters) fantastically full, is now available through all the regular channels, like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and of course, my favorite, HERBIVORE!
A little bit about this book...besides the fact that Celine has totally outdone herself with some of the most amazing photos you'll ever see...it's totally full of comfort foods. Lots of deep fried deliciousness, lots of heavy sauces, lots of foods you might find yourself noshing on at a state fair. We've never claimed that this was a health food book, only that it is full of cruelty free recipes that are sure to please even the pickiest of carnivores. This is the book you can turn to when you are cooking for your in-laws for the first time to prove that you aren't starving your spouse by feeding them only twigs and berries. This is the book you can turn to when you are craving that doughnut, and aren't anywhere near Voodoo! This is the book you can turn to when you want a vegan version some crazy fast food concoction (read: the KFC Double Down). You know, the stuff you know you shouldn't, couldn't, or wouldn't eat everyday, but know that it's important to indulge every now and again.
CONTEST NOW OVER! CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS:
#47 that would be fries. Although i'm very into choclate cake at the moment. By Katharina H. on 7/7/11
and#12 Oh, this is weird: in theory, I always want scalloped potatoes, and then I make them and don't love them so much. I think this would change if I had your cookbook and the scalloped potato pie which I am dying to try. Until then, the other thing I really love to pig out on is tacos! By celyn on 7/6/11
KATHARINA H. and CELYN: Please send me an email to email@example.com with your snail mail address so I can send you your books!
And just to give you a taste of the hearty goodness you'll find inside, here is a freebie from the book:
|The Captain's French Toast (page 23 in HVMFMA)|
The Captains French Toast
As far as actual Cap'n Crunch goes, you do not need the real thing...although it does appear to be vegan, it does contain an insane amount of weird things in the ingredients, so try using a natural variety such as GORILLA MUNCH, if for no other reason then it has such a cool name!
2 cups (72 g) sweet corn cereal such as Cap'n Crunch, crushed into a powder
1/2 cup (62 g) all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (235 ml) vanilla flavored nondairy milk
6 slices of stale fench bread about 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick
3 tablespoons (42 g) nondairy butter for frying
Mix together crushed cereal, flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a shallow dish. Mix in milk to make a thick batter.
Preheat a frying pan on high heat. Melt some butter in the pan, use about 1 tablespoon (14 g) for every 2 slices of french toast.
Coat each piece of bread with the batter. Since the batter is thick, you may need to help to smear it on the bread with your fingers.
Pan fry for about 2 minutes per side, or until golden and crispy.
Serve hot with pure maple syrup.
Yield: 6 slices