Friday, February 20, 2009
Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for all Seasons
(for Go Dairy Free)

I received the book Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for all Seasons by Nava Atlas in the mail the day before I left to go to New York for a week. I skimmed it to see what I would start with (because I can’t bare to not look at cookbooks). I started book marking the recipes immediately. There are quite a few that I really like the sound of and am anxious to give them a try. The book is laid out by seasons, which like, because I really like the idea of cooking seasonally. The book also contains recipes for breads that go well with the soups and stews. That makes is easy to find a good accompaniment so you don’t have to search all over for something to go with the main dish. I also like the fact that it gives you nutritional information. I always feel better knowing the nutritional breakdown of recipes before I get started. I wish that it had more photos simply because I prefer cookbooks with photos, but that is just me. I don’t know why, but I guess I like being able to see what the end product looks like. Not to mention the fact that it helps me convince the masses here that is looks good enough to try!

Although it is winter, I chose to make the Cool Ratatouille first. It has been quite warm here lately, so trying to get in the mood for hot soups and stews has been really hard. Also, after having been gone for a week, I really needed some fresh vegetables! I did have to alter the herbs a little (I used fresh rosemary from my yard) due to the fact that I could not find fresh basil or thyme at either store I went to today. I have to say that we were all very impressed. The vegetables were perfect! It was a really nice lite meal and I think this particular recipe is pretty versatile. I also had some chopping therapy while making this recipe and I really enjoyed every minute of it from start to finish! I loved this recipe and can’t wait to try out more! I highly recommend this book!

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 9:31 AM  
5 Comments:
  • At February 20, 2009 at 9:43 AM, Blogger VeggieGirl said…

    Thanks for the fabulous recommendation!!

     
  • At February 20, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Blogger laura said…

    Thanks for the recommendation! Soup/Stew always sounds great when I'm planning meals for the week but seems I always get less enthuastic when it's night rolls around. Maybe this will help. Although in less than two months it will be hot enough here that I won't think of soup again until November!

     
  • At February 20, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Blogger shelby said…

    I just got this book from the library and I've been bookmarking like crazy!

     
  • At February 20, 2009 at 5:07 PM, Blogger Julia said…

    Your blog is adorable! I'm so glad to hear that you liked my Snickerdoodle Blondes. Please let me know if/when you plan to post your version of the recipe so I can update my post to include a link to your blog.

     
  • At February 20, 2009 at 6:11 PM, Blogger Every Gym's Nightmare said…

    im a huge sucker for hearty stews. regular soup doesnt fill me up but stew does the trick

    Kelly Turner
    www.everygymsnightmare.com

     
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