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Sunday, April 13th, 2014

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So it turns out that those bean balls from the Vegan Athlete Cookbook fonts for free windows 10? Make a pretty awesome burrito after all. And I didn’t even have to rely on Shane to test out my idea.

I quartered a few of the balls and fried them up with mushrooms, zucchini, and leftover roasted potatoes, carrots, garlic, and onion vinted app download for free. Ten minutes later and I had one rockin’ burrito. Along with the mushrooms, the bean balls give the filling a hearty, meaty feel. Almost as tasty as it is filling kostenlos wetter app herunterladen.

In other breaking news, I am seriously considering a burrito theme for VeganMoFo 2014. “Burrito Blowout,” whaddyathink?

Bean Ball Spaghetti from the Vegan Athlete Cookbook

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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At this point I own more vegan cookbooks than I could ever hope to use in my life – even if I made a new recipe every day, from now until I’m a hundred, weekends included herunterladen. (The same goes for book-books, so there you go. If I have one addiction, it’s paper. And pizza. And ice cream. And dogs. So four. Four addictions.)

Zoey Sampson’s Vegan Athlete Cookbook is a freebie-for-review that I scored via Library Thing’s Member Giveaway program adobe flash reader kostenlosen. (Free stuffs. Make that five addictions!) As per my SOP, the very first recipe I tried was pasta-related: namely, the Bean Ball Spaghetti (really rigatoni) with homemade sauce and store-bought garlic breadsticks starmoney 10 herunterladen.

These not-meatballs are a mix of beans (the recipe calls for pinto; naturally, pinto was the one single type o’ bean that I didn’t have in my cupboards, so I used a mix of light red and great northern), carrots, parsley, garlic, breadcrumbs, and spices herunterladen. Mix the batter in a food processor, shape into little balls, and bake in the oven for twenty minutes. Pretty simple. If I could suggest one modification to the recipe, though, it’d be to process the wet ingredients first, then slowly add in the dry weihnachten video zum herunterladen. My middle-of-the-line food processor struggled to mix everything at once; the batter’s just too durn thick. Or even mix in the dry ingredients by hand, come to think of it schreibprogramm zum herunterladen.

Also. After baking, Sampson directs you to transfer the balls to the sauce and simmer for ten minutes. I could tell just from gentle handling that the balls weren’t sturdy enough to hold together in sauce wix medien herunterladen. (Not to mention, there were too many balls to fit in the pan! Somewhere in the order of 32 to 36. I kept count, and then promptly forgot. Sorry!) I threw half a dozen in with the sauce just to test my theory and, sure enough, they crumbled even under gentle handling zoom downloaden voor pc. My advice? Make double the marinara sauce and serve the balls on the side, smothered in the stuff.

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The verdict: it’s an okay recipe – the balls are tasty enough and easy to throw together – but not my favorite vegan meatball recipe of all time universum wallpaper kostenlos. I suspect that Shane will repurpose the leftovers into a burrito of some type. Stay tuned for breaking news.