This is another cookbook that the wonderful people at the Book Publishing Company sent me to review. I’ll be sending this review copy off to one of you lucky readers who comments on this post. But first, the review for 4 Ingredient Vegan by Maribeth Abrams with Anne Dinshah.
I admit it. As someone who loves to spend time in the kitchen, recipes that barely have an ingredient list don’t always appeal to me. It took me longer than usual to get interested in this book. So long in fact, that Jim said “Let me cook from it.” He’s the perfect audience for a book like this. I truly can’t imagine recipes that are quicker or easier than some of these. He chose the Italian Sausage and Pepper Sauce made with the sandwich variation. Using jarred spaghetti sauce, sausages (he used Field Roast Italian), and peppers from our garden, this sandwich tasted better than it’s parts and was quite satisfying.
The next thing we tried was the Cashew French Toast. It was delicious! Richer than some batters for french toast, it browned beautifully on my electric griddle. It couldn’t be easier either. The ingredients just go in the blender, then on the bread, and you’re done.
This book would be ideal for college students, cooks who routinely need food on the table in minutes and even aspiring vegans. The recipes are familiar, easy, and approachable.
Now’s your chance to win this copy! Tell me one of your most used ingredients in the kitchen.
Food Network Friday is morphing into Food Network Monday for the October 4th wrap up. We’re veganizing this recipe for braciole from Anne Burrell. All you have to do is make it your way and email me your take on it, or post to the comments on this blog on that Monday.
If you’re in the Cincinnati area, come to Books by the Banks! It’s downtown at the Duke Convention Center on Saturday, October 2nd and it’s free. I’ll be there signing copies of American Vegan Kitchen. Stop by and say hi! Thank you to those of you who commented or emailed me with suggestions for vegan eating in Cincinnati.
The contest will close early next week. Good luck!