As I downloaded T.O.F.U. magazine for free, I promised to pay some attention about the magazine on my blog.
Why you should do the same, downloading and reading!!!
The magazine contains great recipes: Great-Aunt June’s Shortbread, Thai Thing, Cauliflower Mashers, Garlic, Spinach & Chickpea Soupwith Apple Cinnamon Cloud Biscuits, ….
And had interesting articles about potlucks, eating out in New York City, an interview with Cursed Arrows, …
My favourite parts:
The name of course: T.O.F.U.
I love potlucks / Lisa Dempster
A Veggieman’s Journey / David J. Parker
I Vegan A Blog / Kathryn Asher
The Vegan’s Guide toEssential Fatty Acids / Kristine Elliott
I never heard the name of this dish before. But I found it in this year’s BBC Good Food Vegetarian Christmas issue. To my surprise it contains a few exciting vegan recipes contributed by The vegetarian Society. To name a few: ‘Smoked bean curd bakes shiitake & walnut stuffing’ , ‘Leek & chestnut parcels with ginger & red pepper relish‘ and ‘Carrot & cashew fan with warm puy lentil & dill salad‘ Some of these recipe can also be found on their website.
The recipe for this Colcannon is found in the everyday section in the magazine.
Everyone who claims that vegans are having a boring diet, surely never had his/her eyes on this plate.
The beetroot hummus is from a dutch cookbook ‘Ecofabulous koken in alle seizoenen‘. You find a review on my dutch blog.
The carrot pancake is from the British vegetarian magazine: Cook Vegetarian!, feb 2010, p. 23.
As well as the celeriac rémoulade: Cook Vegetarian!, feb 2010, p. 41.
I completed this plate with something green, like green beans.
And one of my first days I discover a ‘Vegetarian cooking magazine’.
It’s English and I found it in a international magazine store in Antwerp. The great news is I can get a subscription plus it has a lot of vegan recipes in it. It’s a great way of starting a whole new year. Now I’m even more convinced in going on with this blog, trying out new recipes and showing that daily cooking can be something special, cruelty free and fun too.
And I’m so happy I finally found a vegetarian, glossy, cooking magazine. (We don’t have them in Dutch).
Just when I decided I was in the mood to try out the sundried-tomato pesto recipe from BBC Good food: vegetarian summer 2008, I read on Dreena’s vegan recipes blog a recipe for sundried tomato pesto with toasted almonds and pine nuts. (It’s taken from her book ‘Eat, drink and be vegan’).
What else could I do then trying to be a good DJ and make a mashup of the two recipes. So, here it goes:
- soak 20 g sundried tomatoes in hot water for 20 min.
- After this blend them in a food processor with:
- 1 or 2 garlic cloves
- a teaspoon of capers
- 1 or 2 tbs toasted pine nuts
- olive oil or some oil from the can when you use sundried tomatoes in some oil.
- the soaking water
- The amounts of the water depends how liquid you want it
- add also half a ts of agave nectar
- and some salt and pepper
Today, we (again the teenager and me) took a small visit to Antwerp. I had to go over there anyway (to learn talking in french on the telephone).
Finally, We visited the vegan shoe-shop: Georgette (see this earlier post). Unfortunately, the shoes are all quiet expensive and not so much into my style of cloths. I’m more into playish(?) clothes. And I’m riding a bike almost everyday or walking some distances, so my shoes can’t be to uncomfortable. Also, they didn’t had the ones I was looking for.
But I took some two other things back home:
Vegetarian journal from ‘The vegetarian resource group’.
If I was living in the US or Canada, probably I would find this a very interesting journal, but now I didn’t. Or maby I had bad luck finding an issue (it’s not the one is showing, but nr. 2 from 2008), which most part of the magazine was writing about the veggie options at quick-service restaurant chains. Most of them we don’t have over here, accept pizza hut and McDonalds (and the latest has enough reasons for rather going hungry then to pay them a visit). The magazine had some interesting looking recipes, but not enough for the price I had to pay.
Two times a year (Christmas and summer) BBC GoodFood publishes a totally vegetarian issue. It’s not that the recipes are vegan (only a few are), it’s not that the recipes are amazing (but it has some good chefs playing around), it’s not that it’s bringing exciting news from veggy-land. No, it’s not that, but it surely is some very, very good vegetarian foodporn.
Great news. You can download the Vegetarian times, issue april 2008, for free.