Sunday, September 8, 2013

Vegan MoFo 2013: Sundays are for Staying Outside! Grills Gone Vegan Review and Giveaway


Grills Gone Vegan by Tamasin Noyes

Have I told you lately that I love this book?  Grills Gone Vegan is Tamasin Noyes , of Vegan Appetite and American Vegan Kitchen fame's second book.  (Most recently, she also co-wrote Whole Grain Vegan Baking (review coming next week!) and Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day with Celine Steen.) 

This book tells the world, once and for all, that being vegan does not mean giving up BBQ!  This book is just so awesome.  It has the expected veggie burger and faux ribs recipes, but it also takes grilling for vegans to the next level.  With an entire section devoted to rubs, marinades and sauces (If you know me, you know I love me some good sauce!) that can be used on anything from tofu to broccoli.  ANd Tami was kind enough to share her amazing recipe for Tofu Italiano, see below.

There is a chapter in the beginning that gives tips on how to buy a grill and grilling techniques for every situation, even indoor grilling. (Tami understands that not everyone has a backyard to grill in, so her recipes are also easily adaptable for an indor grill or grill pan.)

I don't have a bad thing to say about this wonderful cookbook.  If I had to give one criticism, it would be that I would have liked to see more pictures.  The information, and of course the recipes, outlined in this well laid out book makes this the definitive guide to vegan grilling and should be on every vegans cookbook shelf.

The fine folks over at Book Publishing Co were kind enough to send me a copy to give away to one lucky reader, so please follow the instructions on the widget below to enter.

Tofu Italiano From Grills Gone Vegan by Tamasin Noyes

Tofu Italiano
White wine helps pack these tofu slices with umami. With its enticing blend of seasonings, this tofu is a terrific main dish as is, or try it in the Italian Tofu Sandwiches or Linguini Puttanesca with Tofu.

3 tablespoons dry white wine
1 tablespoon salt-free vegetable broth
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Generous pinch ground pepper
1 pound extra-firm tofu, pressed, and cut into 8 slabs

Put the wine, broth, vinegar, oil, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, Italian seasoning blend, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and pepper in a 13 X 9- inch nonreactive pan and stir to combine. Add the tofu and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for one hour or up to 3 days, turning the tofu occasionally.

Preheat a grill, grill pan, or electric grill to medium-high heat.

Lightly oil the grill with canola oil. Put the tofu on the grill, reserving the marinade. Cook until marked, about 5 minutes, while occasionally basting with the marinade. Turn over and cook in the same fashion until the other side is marked, about 5 minutes. (If using an electric grill, keep it open and cook a few minutes longer if necessary.)

Yield: 4 servings

Per serving: 213 calories, 18 g protein, 13 g fat (2 g saturated), 5 g carb, 219 mg sodium, 135 g calcium, 0 g fiber




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35 comments:

  1. I originally went vegan for my health but my love of animals motivates me to continue on this vegan path.

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  2. I went for my health, and I stayed for the animals!

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  3. First, I went vegan because I met a vegan, which made me start to question the reason why I was eating meat. Then, through my questionning, I realised how better it was to be vegan not only for my food-obsessed self (oh how I discovered the food possibilities), but also for the animals and the environment. I actually never thought about my health, but when I found out about all the health benefits of being vegan, it was just another reason to stay vegan forever and ever !

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  4. I went for the animals originally- the health benefits just came with it! :-) ~Beth

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  5. health, but the animal part is def a plus

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  6. Animals and environment!

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  7. My favorite thing to grill is garlic bread. It's super simple, but it makes any meal that it accompanies so much better!

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  8. Your comment question asked me my favourite thing to grill. I love a good veggie burger on the grill. Especially the seitanic stuffers from the burger book. SO good.

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  9. My favorite thing to grill is corn on the cob!

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  10. My favorite thing to grill is peppers.

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  11. I love grilling portobello mushroom caps & buffalo tempeh. Both are so amazing when cooked on the grill! :D

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  12. My favorite thing to grill is corn.

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  13. Fave thing to grill? I can't decide!

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  14. It's hard to have something bad on the grill but I think asparagus was my favorite this past summer!

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  15. Favorite thing to grill? Pizza! (But that's my answer to most food-related questions, so. Grain of salt.)

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  16. I like to grill marinated tofu. I'm definitely going to try this recipe!

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  17. I've been thinking about buying this cookbook - ANY cookbook by Tami is SUPER GREAT! But my husband has enforced a one in - one out rule for cookbooks......I can't decide which vegan cookbook I have to get rid of to fit this one in! Since there is not a "rule" for cookbooks I win, this may be the exception where I wouldn't have to give up a cookbook?

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  18. Favorite thing(s) to grill would have to be zucchini, mushrooms and bell peppers! I could eat mountains of it! :D

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  19. Favorite things to grill are portabello mushrooms, eggplant, and zucchini.

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  20. I love grilled all different kinds of peppers, right from the garden!

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway and my favorite thing to grill is eggplant

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  22. My favorite thing to grill is corn and zucchini! So delicious!

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  23. Veggie kabobs! So good even omnis want some. I could use some great recipes, though. This book would definitely open up a whole new griling world to me.

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  24. Asparagus when it's in season! For a main, I love a veggie burger topped with grilled onion & mushrooms and vegan cheese.

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  25. My favorites are peaches, pineapples, vegan marshmallows, and tofu!

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  26. favourite on the grill is corn on the cob with loads of garlic spread to drip down your chin!!

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  27. Asparagus, mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, corn, veggie burgers/dogs, peppers, pizza, and noodles. Yes, noodles (I lived for six months in an apartment with no hydro when I was going through a rough patch. I learnt to grill anything).

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  28. My favorites are mushrooms and zucchini

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