New Cookbook: ‘Isa Does It’

You guys. It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. Without boring you with too many details, work has been kicking my butt (in a good way) and my yoga teaching has been going well, too. Oh, and we got a new cat. By accident. We found this little guy hiding under the hood of our car while it was pouring rain, hence his name, “Honda.” Having a kitten has been quite an adjustment, especially with two older cats. Three cats are my limit. No, really.

Honda

But as far as food, we’ve been cooking up lots of great vegan meals lately. Isa Chandra Moskowitz of “Veganomicon” fame, and several other awesome cookbooks, has just come out with a new cookbook, “Isa Does It,” as well as a series of videos that showcase a few of the recipes from the book. So far, we’ve made the Nirvana Enchilada Casserole, Meat Beany Chili and Corn Muffins, and the New England Glam Chowder. All have been amazing and super, super easy to make, which seems to be the theme of the new cookbook.

IsaDoesIt

As much as I love “Veganomicon,” some of the recipes require lots of ingredients and lots of time. In “Isa Does It,” Isa focuses on simple recipes that pack a lot of flavor, which is exactly what we’ve been looking for lately. Since starting my job over the summer, I’ll admit to ordering takeout way more than we should. For that reason, it’s been nice to get back into the kitchen to make some new dishes. This week, in fact, we plan on making a curry peanut kale bowl and a thai chili recipe from the book. I’ll keep you posted on how they turn out.

I hope you all are well!!

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New Cookbooks: The Inspired Vegan, Chloe’s Kitchen, Quick-Fix Vegan

As an early birthday present to myself, I went ahead and picked up three new cookbooks that I’ve been wanting to add to my collection:

The Inspired Vegan: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus
By: Bryant Terry

I had the chance to see Bryant Terry speak earlier this year and to sample a few recipes from his cookbooks. I have his first cookbook, “Vegan Soul Kitchen,” which I’ve only cooked from a few times, but everything has been wonderful. He’s a wonderful speaker and truly is inspiring, as his cookbook title says.

Chloe’s Kitchen: 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Making the Food You Love the Vegan Way
By: Chloe Coscarelli

I’ll be honest, the professionally posed photos of her scattered throughout the cookbook are a bit much, but what can I say? The actual food shots look incredible and I’ve heard good things about the recipes, so I thought I’d give it a try.

Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
By: Robin Robertson

My husband picked out this book. It’s gotten really good reviews and I’m always looking for a way to take shortcuts when I cook during the week.

I also picked up another copy of “Vegan Yum Yum” because I gave my copy to a friend who is interested in incorporating vegan meals into her family’s diet. It’s still one of my favorites.

I haven’t received the cookbooks yet, but I hope to have some reviews and recipes from each book posted soon.