Saturday, January 9, 2016
The Lusty Vegan
For Christmas I received a new vegan cookbook called The Lusty Vegan. I have made two recipes already and to be completely honest am not super impressed so far. They just seem kind of bland, so I end up adding a ton of salt and other ingredients.
First, I made the Bean Dip. I followed the recipe exactly, and in the end, it didn't really taste any different than if I had just heated up the can of refried beans by itself... I mean, I love refried beans, but I was expecting something different.
Then, I made the coconut, rosemary stew (pictured above). Again, very bland and this time too coconuty. I had to add cumin, turmeric, and curry powder, and of course plenty of salt. It actually tasted a lot better as leftovers over the next few days. I mean, I felt like I had to eat it anyway because it would have been a huge waste of all those yummy vegetables!
I'm skeptical about trying anymore recipes from this book, but I won't give up yet!