Midweek Munchies: What Vicki is contributing for the week
Several weeks ago I called our library to try and put some vegan cookbooks on hold. I had a couple titles in mind, and one of them was Vive Le Vegan!. Turns out they didn't have that cookbook by Dreena Burton, but offered to let me borrow it through an inter-library loan system. To my excitement, they called Friday and said that Vive Le Vegan! had arrived from Kitsap Regional Library (in Washington I think) and I could come pick it up. I have been reading it since then, making lists of ingredients I'll need for certain recipes, and really just enjoying the forwards to recipes and her notes. Well, now I don't want to part with the book and I have to give it back on 5/5. So, of course I have ordered my own copy of Vive Le Vegan, as well as Everyday Vegan and can't wait until they arrive. And, at my library, I completed a "purchase suggestion" request for both of Dreena's cookbooks and was basically told that it was a done deal because they don't have (m)any vegan cookbooks and are open to suggestions. Will you leave a comment about your favorite cookbook?
It occurs to me that my family's shopping list has greatly changed since I joined Midweek Munchies and began reading your blogs and learning more and more. I'm buying so many different things that I had never heard of, cooked with, or eaten before. Our diet is more varied, healthful, and adventuresome. Thanks so much!
Many of the items on this week's list are ingredients needed for recipes I can't wait to try from Vive: Quinoa Spring Salad, Chickpea Ratatouille, and Molasses Baked Beans.
*Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flour* (Arrowhead Mills)
*Quinoa Pasta* (Garden Pagodas)
Quinoa (I found it, Kai!)
Spices & Such:
Red Curry Powder
* Blackstrap Molasses*
Nayonaise (Art agreed to try it, he's the mayo man - any input?)
Earth Balance Shortening Sticks (is this the stuff, Catherine?)
Tofu Pups (the girls really dig these & I have an idea to give them a twist...)
Produce: (stocked up from the Farmer's Market)
*2 Red Onion*
Hand of little Bananas
Kirk's Castile Soap (we usually buy it by the case)
Silicone Pastry Brush $4.75 (see photo)
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