Mayim’s Vegan Table on Kelly’s Cookbook Table

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

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A belated (Two days late. I KNOW I AM THE WORST.) shout-out to Da Capo Books, who sent me a copy of Mayim Balik’s debut cookbook, Mayim’s Vegan Table. It dropped on February 11th, so you can grab a copy for your own bad self any time you want.

I’ve already cracked it open and come up with a list of recipes I’d like to try. Naturally I gravitated right to the breakfast foods: Breakfast Burritos, Potato Hash, and Pancakes, yum! There are also a ton of Jewish recipes that caught my eye. Matzoh Ball Soup? Check. Root Vegetable Latkes? Yes please. Rugelach? You betcha! And two mac and cheese-style dishes? I am sold.

Also, and on a completely different note, don’t you just love my cookbook table? It started out as a place to stash the cookbooks I’m currently using but, as the cookbook shelf in the pantry filled up, it became overflow storage. Wanna take bets on how high I can pile the stack? I have a couple of feet until I hit the bottom of my Rat Terrier Coffee Bean Company poster.

Serious cookbook addiction? Check and check.

The Oh She Glows Cookbook!

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

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Yesterday morning I awoke to an unexpected surprise on my doorstep (thank dog Shane shoveled a path for the delivery peeps over the weekend!): a copy of Angela Lidden’s upcoming release, The Oh She Glows Cookbook. Promptly I sat down and came up with a list of recipes that I just have to try: The Lentil-Wanut Loaf with Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes. Perfected Chickpea Salad Sandwich. Lightened-Up Crispy Baked Fries. Marinated Italian Mushrooms. Crispy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. (Cookies.)

As for dinner tonight? I think I’ll make the Broccoli and Cashew Cheese-Quinoa Burritos. That, or the 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta. TOO MANY CHOICES.

The cookbook doesn’t come out until March 5th, so until then you’ve no choice but to live vicariously through me. I may or may not post the results as I cook my way through the book. (I guess it all depends on how busy foster pony keeps me.) But there will be a review, probably some time in March.

Thanks for thinking of me, Penguin!