Rustic Pasta: Very good. If you haven't tried it yet, don't be intimidated by volume of onions and cabbage, it shrinks down a great deal as you cook it!
Cheesy, Oozy Guacamole Dip: Big hit at our Super Bowl party - no one except me was vegan, and everyone loved it. I really enjoy this dip as a treat.
Artichoke, Mushroom and Leek Crostini w/ Pesto: MY FAVORITE RECIPE FROM THE BOOK. OUTSTANDING APPETIZER. To cut down on prep time, buy pre-made crostini and pesto at the grocery store. Make sure they are vegan, though!
Crispy Tofu Slices: I love this but I wish a.) baked tofu wasn't so expensive and easier to make at home and b.) that the dipping sauce was a little thicker in consistency.
Mochi Waffles with Maple-Walnut Glaze: Consistency of waffles takes some getting used to. Love the glaze.
Seitan Piccata: One of my omnivore boyfriend's favorite meals. Really does taste like Chicken Piccata, IMO. I omit the capers because I don't care for them; it still comes out ok.
Pecan Crusted Seitan: One of my favorite recipes from the book. Tastes great with Rustic Pasta.
Braised Daikon: Very awesome. Takes awhile longer than the recipe says for the liquid to reduce down. Be sure not to try to rush the cooking process because it burns really fast!
Peanut Butter Cups: Heaven! So tasty.
Pumpkin Bread: Dense as can be, but really good and filling. A good breakfast item. I make mine with agave syrup instead of maple sugar, because I can't find it anywhere around where I live.
Oatmeal, Walnut, and Dried Plum Cookies: These are so "buttery" tasting and delicious. I just use dried mixed fruit (papaya, pineapple, mango, etc) in place of the dried plums, though.
Polenta Casserole: I thought this was awful. I'm not sure if I did something wrong, as the top crusted up while the inside didn't seem to cook. I was very unsatisfied with this dish.
'All creatures on earth feel like we feel, endeavor for happiness like we do. They love, suffer and die like we do. All beings in distress have equal rights for protection. Not to cause our humble brothers pain is our commitment to the animals. But to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission to serve them whenever they need us.' -St. Francis of Assisi
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