Hello everyone! Today's prompt is "Tell us about your favorite cookbook!" Mine is Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food by Alicia C. Simpson (link goes to my posts about recipes I've tried from it).
Other than my "photo album" cookbook (random recipe cards and recipes cut out from newspapers and magazines), Q&EVCF is the one I've used the most, but I don't have many cookbooks to begin with. Here's my little collection, for reference. (I've only tried a few recipes from Isa Does It so far, and the bottom two I've never made anything from, lol.)
In Q&EVCF, there's a thorough section on stocking a vegan pantry and essential kitchen tools, as well as a section on smoothies, though I haven't tried any of them. She also has a list of 65 meal ideas that combine different recipes in the book (she uses a $ to indicate meals that are less expensive), and then the heart of the cookbook begins – breakfast; side dishes; soups and salads; main courses; sauces, dips, and dressings; and desserts. Some of my favorite recipes that I've tried this year include the mushroom gravy, collard greens, banana pancakes, and veganized orange chik'n (which is probably my most favorite!).
Tonight I decided to try a new recipe from Q&EVCF – the veggie "meat" loaf. It's been a while since I've had meatloaf, but I think this turned out pretty well, plus it finally got me to find some vegan Worcestershire sauce. And referencing the suggested "quick and easy meal idea," I also made the garlic green beans and smashed potatoes (using purple potatoes!) to go along with it.
As always, here are Buttons and Leela...