Cookbooks on my wish list

Nava Atlas’ The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet sounds like a worthwhile cookbook. I’m also kind of jonesin’ for Lorna Sass’ new one, The New Vegan Cookbook and Donna Klein’s The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen. And they’re all on my half.com wish list. :)

Creamy Zucchini and Mushrooms

The other night I tried Creamy Zucchini and Mushrooms from Simply Vegan. How’s it “Creamy” without milk? Soy milk, of course! I didn’t have any on hand, though, and had to substitute almond milk. Since almond milk is more grey than white, this wasn’t exactly the most visually appealing dish once it was done, but it was still edible.

Recipe software

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Since I’m finally getting a new computer, I can actually think about installing some new software. One of the first orders of business will be a recipe database. Since I’m very picky about my software, I was predictably unimpressed by the first few programs I tried out. I finally came across one that seems to be just about perfect: Easy Recipe Deluxe by Wen Software. It has the look and feel I want and some nice features, like a built in ingredient nutritional database (which is used to automatically calculate a dish’s nutritional information).

Veg Blog review

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“You’ll totally like this site if you’re a vegetarian or want to know more about what it’s like to be one. The layout is very nice and well organized making it easy to navigate through. … Over all, a nice site. Will definitely make you a bit hungry!”

The Weblog Review on the veg blog

Garbanzo Stir-Fry

The other night I cooked up a great Garbanzo Stir-Fry dish:

Chickpea Stir-Fry

The garbanzos/chickpeas took on an awesome flavor with the various spices and the slightly-steamed tomato provided a nice fresh flavor to top the dish off.