I've got a bunch of new cookbooks right now, just waiting to be explored. The other night I finally picked up my copy of Bryant Terry's newest book, "The Inspired Vegan," and started reading. Right away I was sucked in. You know how some cookbooks are just fun and interesting to read? This is definitely one of them. There is a wonderful little intro section with his thoughts on various staples or culinary tips - interspersed with delicious recipes for the basics - like infused oils, marinated beets, caramelized onions, tomato sauce, and so on. It's pretty great. Within minutes, I had started bookmarking recipes throughout the book - just look at all those little tabs sticking out!
That is an actual quote from Mr. Vegan Eats & Treats. After just one bite. Then, after a couple more bites, he said "This goes on the list of the best things you've ever made!" So true. These babies were good, good, good, good, good. Everything was perfect. I reduced the oil in the marinade and the celery sauce a bit, but that's the only change I made. The marinade had just a little cayenne, and the heat level was absolutely perfect - just enough to wake up the palette and turn up the volume on the other flavors. The flavors, the combos, the textures - truly, this was perfectly great. I cannot wait to make them again.
Even the bread slices were grilled, which was an excellent touch.
I love this book so much, I want to eat it up!
I cannot wait to cook more recipes from it. Stay tuned!