While 2009 has been kind of a shitstorm for me and my family, one of the coolest things going on in my life (and keeping me sane) has been all the recipe testing I've been doing. I'm lucky enough to be testing for Isa Chandra Moskowitz, the woman who with a single book taught me how to cook and embrace veganism.
The new book is slightly different from her previous books, in that it focuses on low-fat, high-fiber, veggie-full fare! It's not a diet book, though; it's got filling servings, gorgeous colors, and ridiculously flavorful sauces; it's for people who want to eat well, not for dropping a few pounds and then going back to stuffing yourself with salt and vinegar chips (not that I, um, do that). And, it's pretty pantry-friendly, too! Win!
So feast (har) your eyes on the deliciousness:
Quickie BBQ Tofu
Smokey Tempeh & Greens Stew
Black Bean & Yam Soup with Orange & Cilantro
Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Toasted Cumin Seeds (I used black quinoa)
Spicy Potato and Corn Salad
Caribbean Curry Black Eyed Peas with Plantains & Jerk Asparagus (this meal has become a weekly staple in our house)
Mushroom & Cannelini Bean Paprikas with Scarlet Barley
Everything has tasted so great so far. I feel GOOD after eating this food, and it has shocked everyone, vegans and non-vegans alike, that this it's healthy! No one has walked away from my table feeling deprived.
More to come!