Once again, I was honoured to recipe test for Dynise Balcavage for her new cookbook Celebrate Vegan.
Here's a sampling of what I made from the book.
Lemon-Champagne-Braised Baby Bok Choy
Pan-Seared Tofu with Basil-Balsamic Glaze
Seitan with Quince, Apple and Onion
If you've never had quince, do yourself a favour and try it. It's very nice. I can usually find it in select grocery stores starting around the end of October. They don't hang around for long and usually by the end of November it's bye-bye.
Leftover Rutabaga-Fennel Clapshot made into patties
Good Old-Fashioned Macaroni Salad
This was one of my favourite recipes. Raisins and nuts send kale to heights like it's never known. Here I have it served over some brown rice, but I quite often make it just as a vegetable side.
Orange-Soy Seitan Tenders
Ramen Noodle Bowl
A gazillion times better than that chemically packaged stuff. And not really a whole lot of work involved in this either.
Lemon-Olive Tempeh Tagine
I've been working hard on liking tempeh, but there have only been a couple of times where the recipe has made it tasty for me. This is one of them!
Summer Squash and Applesauce Muffins
What's a celebration without some cocktails?
Another one of my favourite tests. Refreshingly delicious!
The classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter make these very appealing. This was one of Jim's favourites. He polished off most of the batch.
Hands down the best lemon-y cake I've ever had.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Are you interested in checking out Dynise's book yet? You should be!! I've got more pictures to share with you, so stay tuned.