Vegan Round-up: Burritos, Meal Planning and Smoked Buns

Caffe LatteI haven’t exactly been living up to my New Year’s resolution of blogging more, have I? Excuses, I have them. But you don’t want to hear those. I hope the New Year is treating you well. Here are a few things I found on the Web to send you off into the weekend. I hope all is well!

I’m making these delicious-looking burritos for our lunches next week.

Where did Vegan Yum Yum go?

I’m curious about Luminous Vegans’ experience with Well Vegan, a vegan meal-planning site. (I still want to make this site more about meal-planning.)

The New York Times has some great recipes if your New Year’s resolution was to go vegan.

Smoked Tofu Buns? Um, yes, please.

Here’s another new vegan cookbook I’d like to add to my collection. Too many to choose from nowadays!

Have you heard? David Bowie is putting out a new album! Here’s the first single (hopefully it won’t get taken down):

Have a great weekend!

New Cookbook: The Flavor Bible

I promise to get back into the kitchen this week to post some new recipes and pictures. My husband was off from both school and work this past week, and I kind of used it as an excuse to take a break from cooking. But I’m so excited about this new cookbook that my wonderful friends and downstairs neighbors, Neil and Erin, gave me for my birthday! The Flavor Bible, by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, is an extensive guide to ingredients and to pairings that best suit their flavors. For example, if you’re unfamiliar with, say, figs, the book tells you when they’re in season, their taste, their function in dishes, techniques for cooking with them, and what ingredients they go well with. It also looks at specific types of cuisine, such as Indian and Chinese, and the ingredients typically found in each. I haven’t gotten that far into it, but the book has definitely inspired me to get back into the kitchen and to try some new flavor combinations.