The Sublime Restaurant Cookbook is written by Nanci Alexander, originally an animal rights worker in Florida. Her commitment to animals led her to opening a restaurant showcasing how wonderful a plant based diet can be. Thanks to the always awesome Book Publishing Company, I have a copy of this book to give away.
The book has 12 recipe chapters, starting with Hors d’Ouevres and ending with Cocktails. While none of the chapters are jam-packed with loads of recipes, each chapter of about 5 to 10 recipes has several recipes that make you want to get into the kitchen and cook. The book is nicely organized with individual chapters for Pizzas, Pastas and Entrees, among others. The Entrees (5 recipes) include a Grilled Seitan Steak (right up my alley) and a Portobello Tenderloin which sounds like it would satsify any omni. The Pasta chapter has a Puttanesca, a Mac and Cheese (using soy cheddar cheese) and a few other recipes. Of course, the most eye-catching to me is the Pad Thai. The Pizza chapter (5 recipes) has a 7 Layer Pizza (Mexican themed) which would top my list of things to make. Other chapters include Soups, Salads, Sushi, Sides and Desserts, which includes Smore’s Brownies!
None of the recipes look very complicated, and some basics are included, such as making stock (light or dark), pizza dough and roasting garlic. All in all, this is a book I’d like to own. And now you get a chance to make this book your own! All you have to do is post a comment to this post about your favorite vegan restaurant, or about the one you’d like most to visit. Be sure to check back to see if you win!
Now, for a food photo so I don’t leave you picture-less. This is a breakfast from Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. If you happen to be in the area, they are very vegan friendly and a fun, eclectic place to eat. It’s a tofu scramble with home fries and a bagel.