JAZZY VEGETARIAN’S DELICIOUSLY VEGAN *
Plant-Powered Recipes for the Modern, Mindful Kitchen
Laura Theodore created another vegan cookbook favorite. The book is fully packed with over 175 flavorful, plant-based recipes which includes beautiful full-color photos on nearly every page. Laura teaches us what it takes to stock and cook on a daily basis in a well-equipped vegan kitchen, with these essential Top Ten lists:
• Ingredients to have on hand at all times in your pantry
• Effective egg substitutions for baking
• Delicious options for making vegan cheese and cream
• Two-ingredient recipes
• Herbs and spices to always keep in your kitchen
From simple snack ideas to enticing entrées to mouthwatering desserts, Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan * features delectable main dish recipes like Teriyaki Kebabs, Sunny Black Bean Burgers and Gingered Portobello Steaks. Crowd-pleasing party foods include Guacamole Mini Peppers, Chili-Maple Almonds and Miso Hummus. Vegan Burritos with Tofu Queso Fresca, Golden Cashew Milk and Seitan Fajitas round out diverse dinner menus. And for dessert, Laura has plenty of scrumptious sweets to choose from, like Lively-Lemon Cupcakes, Sweet Potato Pie and Divine Chocolate Mousse Cake.
Help yourself to eight menu plans, which includes Summer Jamboree, Tex-Mex, New Year’s Eve Soiree, and Spring Supper.
More recipes from the book:
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Cashew Stuffed Artichokes
Potato and Spinach Fritatta
Root Veggie and Lentil Trio Stew
Minty-Cucumber and Carrot Soup
Four Ingredient Apricot Bars
Banana Walnut Bread
Fusilli Broccoli Bowl with Walnut Cream
Banana-Pecan Coffee Cake
Miso Parsley Hummus
Lemony Maple-Cranberry Muffins
Blueberry Tea Cakes
Sensational Stuffed Manicotti
Tex-Mex Salad Bowl
Tex-Mex Salad Bowl
MAKES 2 MAIN DISH SALADS
This Tex-Mex style salad features a zingy lime-based dressing, paired with crisp romaine and cooked garbanzo beans. But since a Tex-Mex style salad is traditionally made with black beans, I decided to add a jazzy twist, by substituting black bean tortilla chips as a festive garnish. The chips provide a pleasing crunch, flavor and texture, adding a wow factor to this satisfying salad.
8 cups loosely packed baby romaine or chopped romaine
20 black bean tortilla chips
14 grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1 cup cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed, if canned
Kernels from 1 large ear of corn, cooked (or 3/4 cup canned corn kernels, drained)
1/2 cup seeded and chopped orange or red sweet bell pepper
4 green queen olives with pimento, sliced
1/2 of a large avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
SWEET AND SPICY LIME DRESSING
2 1/2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/16 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For each salad, put 4 cups of lettuce into a large bowl. Arrange 10 tortilla chips around the circumference of the bowl. Artfully arrange 14 tomato halves on top of the lettuce. Top with one-half of the chickpeas, corn kernels and sweet peppers. Sprinkle one-half of the olives over the salad and arrange one-half of the avocado slices on top in a pleasing manner.
Put all of the dressing ingredients into a small bowl and briskly whisk until smooth (see note). Drizzle one-half of the dressing over each salad, and serve.
CHEF’S NOTE: For a creamier dressing, add more mayonnaise (up to 2 tablespoons), to taste.
GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. CONGRATS, SUE ELLEN!!
The publisher Scribe Publishing Company was nice of enough to send me a review copy. Guess what? They are also offering a FREE copy to a PBJ reader (U.S. Residents only).
Leave a comment below to enter our GIVEAWAY. What is a common vegan staple item in your household?
Deadline for the giveaway is Monday, April 30th at midnight (CST), and is open to U.S. residents. I will email the winner by Wednesday, May 2nd.
Want to check out more of Laura’s tasty recipes? Here are a couple more cookbooks PBJ has received a review copy of.
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