I'll be announcing the winner of the sweet treats at the end of this post so stay tuned...
The cookbook challenge continued today with Veganomicon being the first pick.
The generator gave me page 179 Tomato & Roasted Eggplant Stew with Chickpeas. That sounded pretty good to me & I think it's a recipe I probably would've gotten around to making eventually. The instructions look a little long & complicated but once you've gotten the veggies roasting in the oven it all comes together really easily.
I served the stew with some cous cous & it was a really satisfying cold weather meal, perfect for England in November! I made 1/2 the recipe & there are two tubs of leftovers that I'll be putting in the freezer ready to be reheated after MoFo!
Second pick of the day was another one from Vegan Comfort Food and this time around the generator picked out page 204 - Thai Peanut Sauce. Obviously you can't just have sauce for dinner so I decided to go with the authors suggestion of her Spicy Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce recipe, I've also decided that that counts as recipe three of the day! I've only tried one peanut sauce before, the recipe from Vegan With A Vengeance, but I was definitely up for giving this one a try.
The sauce was really easy to throw together, you just needed to whisk the ingredients together in a bowl & then heat if you're planning to serve it hot - or not if you're going to use it as a dip.
The rest of the meal was pretty simple too, you just steamed some veggies, did a spot of stir frying & cooked the soba noodles. I only made one change to the recipe, I'd intended to add tamarind paste but after going to two stores to look for it I gave up & just left it out.
The only thing I'd do differently next time would be to add some seitan or tofu because I love them & one thing I'll definitely be repeating in all my stir fry's is that I'll be steaming my broccoli & carrots from now on - I usually boil them but this was SO much better.
I think this was another successful day *yay* I will of course be back with more Cookbook Challenge fun tomorrow but now here's the bit I'm sure you've all been waiting for...
The competition winner is Falovi from Cooking green food up north. Congratulation's Falovi, leave a comment on this post letting me know how I can contact you & I'll get your prize in the mail.