Isa Does It

I got this cookbook for Christmas and I’ve been cooking from it exclusively from the last two weeks. This is my favorite of Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s cookbooks (and I have many) because the recipes are designed to not make too much time. And I have very little time to cook. Here’s a summary of what I’ve made so far:

Things I love

Kale Salad with Butternut Squash & Lentils (p. 77):  I love everything in this. I served it on its own, but it would make a more complete meal with some bread.

Things I Would Make Again

Sweet Potato & Red Curry Soup with Rice & Purple Kale (p. 34): Not as good as my favorite Peter Berley soup, but close, and a little easier to make.

Wild Rice Soup with Browned Seitan Strips (p. 42): Good soup. The wild rice could stand to cook a little longer.

Pesto Soup with Gnocchi, Beans & Greens (p. 49): I couldn’t find fresh basil, so I just used some actual pesto in this soup. And it was great.

Shiitake Banh Mi (p. 105): I love the almond-chili spread on these.

Probably Won’t Make Again

Porcini-Tofu Burgers (p. 88): The flavor in these is great — porcini powder! Brilliant! — but, like many veggie burgers, they were just too crumbly.

Everyday Pad Thai (p. 179): This wasn’t bad, I just probably won’t make it again soon because it took more work/time/dishes than I have time for right now. It’s very similar to the pad thai recipe in Vegan With a Vengeance.


That’s all for now. Next up, I’m trying the malai kofta recipe. I’m very excited about this.


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