Friday, December 10, 2010

Appetite for Reduction Lurve

I'm still reeling from MoFo.  I've spent the last 10 days chilling out, baking, and getting ready for our Texas trip.  I felt compelled to post today because I opened up Appetite for Reduction, and had the Caesar Salad with Eggplant Bacon.  Basically, I'd like to have Isa's babies.  That ish is AMAZING!  It's so good.  Plus, 1 serving is only 100 calories.  I had 2 because the salad was that good!

don't trust the simplicity, this thing is loaded with flavor
And some other stuff from when I tested.  I didn't take nearly enough pictures, though.  I think this curry was my first tester.  It was so damn good.  And I love love love the jerk asparagus!

Caribbean curried black-eyed peas w/ plantains and jerk asparagus
The Goddess Niçoise was probably my favorite tester.  It was so colorful and seriously delicious.  This is what I love about Appetite for Reduction...the salads are so frickin' delicious and filling.

just a gorgeous plate of awesome
This is the Pineapple Collards with what I'm pretty sure is the Red Lentil and Root Veggie Dal.  It was delish.

pineapple collards and dal
I've already mapped out our New Year's meal and it will be this plate of awesome.  Prolly even some cornbread.  Mmm.

hottie black-eyed peas & greens and ginger mashed sweet potatoes & apples
I also loved the Surefire Seitan so very much.  Ooh!  And the Tempeh Helper...and the Basic Baked Tofu!  I can't wait to make more from this book because I only tested around 15 recipes or so.  Bad tester!

This blog is probably going to be pretty quiet until January, but I just bought some books (Vegan Soul Kitchen and Yellow Rose Recipes) and received a copy of Caribbean Vegan.  I'll be cooking up a storm and giving reviews and all that.

Ooh, and I'm hoping to film and put up an ultra nerdy Festivus episode while in San Antonio.  I hope everybody is enjoying December!  I'm still catching up on blogs, and it feels like I'll never be done.

Happy Friday!


dolmadez said...

Gosh, I can't wait to get my mitts on a copy of Appetite for Reduction! Da-YUM!

Anonymous said...

I'm so much looking forward to this book. Enjoy your holidays!

Cat @ The Verdant Life said...

Oh man! After seeing your photos, I really can't wait to get my mitts on Isa's new book! Now I'm kicking myself for not pre-ordering it. Thanks for sharing and making me drool!

jessy said...

i need to get an eggplant - i might even run out today to get one, Mo. ahahahaa! i just got Appetite for Reduction in this past week - have yet to try anything, but i have the red thai tofu, thai green beans, and lentil and rice soup to make this week. i'm gonna toss this salad on the menu as well - eggplant bacon sounds ridiculously awesome! i'm digg'n those black-eyed peas, plantains, and dahl as well. i looove me a good salad - totally gonna make the nicoise!

hooray for Vegan Soul Kitchen and Yellow Rose Recipes. YRR is one of my FAVORITES! dan adores the spice cake with all of his heart, the quinoa tabbouleh is rock'n, the thai bowls are insane - everything is sooooo goooood!

looking forward to your Festivus episode! wheeeeeeee!

BunzOfCinnamon said...

Appetite for Reduction is on my Christmas list! I can't wait to get it. The Ceasar salad looks great!

I have Vegan Soul Kitchen, I can't wait to see what you think! So far my fave is the Not-Too-Dirty Rice. VERY good. I'm excited to read your reviews and check out pics!!

Sherrie said...

These look great! Appetite for Reduction is on my holiday list and I am so ready to get my cook on!

Eggplant bacon? Oh my Goddess!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

I can't wait for your Festivus episode! haha

That eggplant bacon salad sounds so good..

Amey said...

gosh, this is great. I'm happy to see some pics and such from the AfR book... I'll have to get my hands on it soon. I also have MoFo hangover, plus I am getting ready for Christmas AND 5 weeks in India. Phew.

Elisabeth said...

WOW! I love the gorgeous plate of awesome! I need to get the book and try this.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so delicious! I can't wait for my copy.

Luciana said...

That eggplant bacon is pretty much the best thing, ever, and I hate eggplant!

dreaminitvegan said...

I actually got the book for a girlfriend but I was making a recipe from it. My husband saw me doing this and said "isn't that cookbook a gift?" Well yah but I have to test it out first. hee hee.

Great looking food. Her salads sound so good.