I love cookbooks. I treat them like books and enjoy reading them cover to cover. But unfortunately I rarely use them for what they are intended for, cooking.
One of my goals this year is to actually use my cookbooks. I am going to try to cook 2-3 things out of them each week.
I started out with Veganomicon, which is the ULTIMATE vegan cookbook. I have so many pages flagged in there.
First recipe in the challenge was the Southwestern Corn Pudding. This dish was awesome! Eric was surprised I wanted to even make it, but we both enjoyed it. It came together really easy, and we had it for dinner, plus lunch the next day.
My second recipe out of Veganomicon was the Fresh Dill-Basmati Rice with Chard & Chickpeas. I used millet instead of rice, but this was recipe was ok. I realized I’m not a huge fan of chard, so I want to try it again with collards or kale. But the point of this challenge isn’t to love everything I make. I’d love to figure out what part I didn’t enjoy then fix it!
This challenge is going to take a little work on my end, I’ll actually have to pick out some recipes and write out grocery lists, but I hope in the end we will have some new dishes to put into rotation, and maybe I will even try some new foods.
Have a favorite recipe? Send it my way!