Thursday, March 08, 2007

Another Noodle Post

And now that I think about it, another Robin Robertson post. I mentioned that we checked out Vegan Planet from the library recently and that was the inspiration for the last post, but just a couple days ago we were fortunate enough to score a copy of her newest book, Quick-Fix Vegetarian. For some reason we seem to have been drawn to her Asian noodle recipes because the first thing we tried from Quick-Fix was this udon noodle dish with bok choy and tahini sauce. As the title suggests, this book is mostly about recipes that come together quickly and this one did fairly well in that regard. It's basically a stir-fry of bok choy, scallions and ginger with a sauce of tahini, tamari, veg. broth and lemon juice. The recipe instructs you to combine the tahini with the other sauce ingredients in a small bowl but my tahini was stubborn about combining with the other liquids. It all worked out in the end because once the sauce is added to the pan and heated the tahini becomes more cooperative. At any rate, this recipe was a keeper and is also easily modified to use different veggies, etc. For example, next time I might throw in a handful of cashews... and maybe a carrot. I think this book will be a nice addition to our growing cookbook collection so I'm sure you'll see mention of it here again.

Oh, and what you might not get from the title is that all the recipes are in fact vegan. Maybe the marketing types decided that "vegetarian" was more palatable to the masses than "vegan" or maybe it's a way to sneak a big pile of vegan recipes into the hands of mere vegetarians. Either way, the vegan cookbook selection just keeps growing and that can only be a good thing.


pck said...

That looks amazing.

springsandwells said...

Oh, neat to hear about a new book! I'll keep an eye out for it. I only got Vegan Planet recently and so far I like it. I particularly like the idea of quick meals!

Veg-a-Nut said...

I love noodle dishes. Simple, fun, and great taste. Yours looks wonderful.

Chris said...

Thanks Patrick!

We'd never looked much at Vegan Planet either Amey but from what we've seen so far that and the new one are both good.

We definitely do too veg-a-nut. Thanks.

Twisted Cinderella said...

That looks amazing! It would be cool if their idea to sneak a bunch of vegan recipes into the hands of vegetarians works!