Saturday, October 24, 2009
I heard about Gardein for the first time when Oprah hosted Tal Ronnen this week. I had never heard of him either...or of his new cookbook, The Conscious Cook.
I was intrigued with cashew cream...which he Ronnen used to prepare a Celery root soup. I have a daughter who cannot have dairy...this sounded really good.
For years, we have been what is now called flexatarian. Ronnen talked about his recipes and how he has applied french cooking techniques...with Asian influences...to achieve flavor without all the bad for you stuff. Well, THAT sounds good to me, too.
Then he made a recipe using Gardein...never heard of that either!!!but it sounds like a great Idea also. Now to find the stuff to try it.
For that matter, I want to round up the supplies to try the recipes as well as the Gardein.
I would love to succeed with more vegetarian and/or vegan recipes. I don't cook much anymore compared to when I had four teens home plus my DH who eats like a teen.
Ah well, adventure ahead...will try the recipes...will try Gardein if I can find it...and would like to look at that cookbook. Guess I will report back when I have taste tested!