Friday, January 16, 2009

Why Urban Vegan rocks my world

Okay, there are a lot of vegan cookbooks around. A lot of them are good, some are great. Urban Vegan’s upcoming cookbook, Urban Vegan: 250 Street Smart and Animal Free Recipes is a great one. I’ve tested 16 recipes, and I really wish I had my own kitchen—or at least some proper utensils and basic ingredients. But alas, I’m stuck in a college kitchen in which each resident is allocated exactly one cabinet and one refrigerator drawer—and expected to supply all of their own pots, pans, cutlery, plates, bowls, cooking/prep utensils, and food. And since I’m only here for three weeks, I’m eating pretty basically (I’ll tell you more about that in a future post).

So for now, I’ll just have to reminisce about the yummy Urban Vegan eats I have tried recently.

Like this deliciously thick and creamy chickpea paprikash.

Served with a bowl of chewy homemade spatzle (not a tester recipe and fairly ugly but yum!).

And finally, coconut-orange bars—a variation on coconut-lime bars. Crunchy, nutty base topped with sweet chewy slice.

With the cookbook deadline looming, I hope I can squeeze in a few more tests when I get back to Townsville!

10 comments:

Lovliebutterfly said...

Chickpea paprikash sounds spicy and delicious! It sure does look tasty!

DJ said...

Those lovely coconut-orange bars rock!

ŀĀŘ¡ŝ∫Á said...

that bars look so good! good luck on your trip :)

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

All those look so good!

Vegetation said...

Haha, I had to google spatzle, sounds yummy!) and the rest of those dishes...mmmmmm!

Emmie said...

I'm fairly certain it's going to be a great cookbook. Soo buying it!

Amira said...

i love the look of the chickpea paprikash, that looks incredibly good
and yummy looking coconut-orange bars i want one!!
What is spatzle??
anyway have a fantastic day lovelie!

urban vegan said...

You're the best, Theresa!

Emme Vee said...

Aw! The Chickpeas look delicious. Please reveal recipe!

Peace, Emme.

Theresa said...

Sorry, Emme, it's a tester recipe for a forthcoming cookbook, so you'll have to wait until it comes out!