ANOTHER DINER IS POSSIBLE
by Mike and Isy
Kind of book?
As the authors write “more than just a vegan cookbook: recipes & food for thought”. Besides recipes you can also find articles on food, nutrition, children, food, waste, home brewing, growing their own food, seasonal food (with summary table) … and cooking for a crowd. This book is more than a cookbook, a practical guide to an environmentally and animal-friendly lifestyle.
Totally DIY style.
- A whole section with unique Korean recipes
- Mostly simple dishes
- Good introduction and lots of basic recipes for vegan cooking and baking
- Little unusual ingredients
- Handy index
- Spiral bound, remains very easy to lie open on one page
- no photos
- Not anarchists might be a little discouraged
The ‘cheezy’ sauce and ‘Basic Vegan Sponge Cake‘ with its variants, are two basic easy recipes, which have become indispensable in my kitchen.
Chocolate almond cookies
Basic vegan sponge cake
Recipes I really want to try in the future
- Bean and beer caserole with dumplings
- Bombay potatoes
- Potato flatbread
- ‘Steak’ and Ale Pie
- Vegan ‘Bounty’ Bars
This book was originally published by Active Distribution and The Anarchist Teapot (2007). A second edition, with a new cover appeared in 2009. Both covers of Hey Monkey Riot. The second edition co-published with AK Press has been corrected and updated and made American friendly with cup measurements addes.
A preview of the book can be seen here.
You can order the book at AKPress (U.S.), Active Distribution (United Kingdom), Amazon, …. .
English, 256 p.
See my latest addiction!
Chocolate almond cookies from ‘Another dinner is possible’.
I found this a very good combination:
- jerk seitan (Vegan with a vengeance)
- broccoli-flauwer-fusilli gratin ( I used the cheezly sauce from Another dinner is possible)
- cucumber salad (sorry I’m totally not remembering how I made this)
This is what happens with a mothers’ heart when her child has to study for exams and is having a terrific cold:
IT BREAKS A LITTLE BIT!
The recipe is from ‘Another dinner is possible’.
I’m a very proud mama. Look what teenage daughter made for her best friend birthday:
As a base she used the recipe for basic vegan sponge cake from ‘Another dinner is possible’.
I did some baking too:
I used the recipe for ‘Whole wheat bread’ from the Joy of vegan baking. But I didn’t had enough whole wheat flour in the house and replaced some with white flour. I have a bread-baking machine but sometimes I really enjoy making bread without having to use one. Nothing compares in doing the kneading and shaping the dough yourself.
I knew when I finally had my freezer I was going to stuff it with soy -icecream. And I also knew that my first vegan icecream in my own house, since a very long time, was going te be a special one.
So I did: I made this awesome apple-cake:
And served it with some vanilla soy-icecream:
And when I was busy baking, I also baked my own bread:
I wish I had time to do this every day. But I don’t, I’m sorry. But at this point I have to read more than 700 vegan posts in my reader. I’ll try to ad some comments in the near future. I promise.
Almost forgot: the apple cake was a mash-up from two recipes. The top and the idea is from ‘The joy of vegan baking’. (German apple cake) , the bottom is the vegan sponge cake from ‘Another dinner is possible’.
Teenage girl was having a cold. Time for some extra vitamin C. And why not with some lemon tea accompanied with a lemon cake or a mango-lemon pie:
I used a recipe from my brand new cookbook: AGAR-AGAR. (I think the title says it all, all recipes in the book are vegetarian, and most of them are even vegan.)
This is the lemon cake from ‘Another dinner is possible’.
The other day I wanted to make a pizza but didn’t had any faux cheese in the house. I know I don’t need them to make a delicious pizza, but I also know that teenage girl doesn’t agree on it. And we had a friend of her staying over, so of course I had to do what a mum is supposed to do. (Not making weird food!)
I remembered that my favourite ‘Cheezy’ sauce from ‘Another dinner is possible’ had a pizza-version. I decided to give it a try, but changed it a little bit. I also added some mashed tofu too it, with this result:
Pizza with 'cheezy' sauce, unbaked
What else did I put on the pizza?
passata, tofu-sausages, spinach and mushrooms in lemonjuice.
And this how it looked like after the oven:
Pizza with 'cheezy sauce'
Personally I thought the taste was better like this and it’s cheaper. But it is also a little bit more of work.
Teenage girl didn’t like the mustard taste in the beginning, but after a while she started to like it. So, next time I’ll try to change the flavour a little bit.
Two days ago we went to Antwerp, and look what I brought back:
Yes a kitchen-timer and some cookie-cutters. A few months ago I saw similar cookie-cutters on Vegancowgirl’s blog.
Of course I had to play with my new toys immediately. In search for a recipe I found one in ‘Another dinner is possible’: chocolate almond cookies.
Girls and guys: these cookies are good!!!
But as you will see, my cookie-baking skills need some more practice:
Chocolate almond cookies
Chocolate almond cookies
With my first layer I rolled the dough out too tin (first picture). Like this it was very difficult to handle the dough without breaking it. Only halfway the second layer I had the clever idea of making the cookies a little bit thicker. As you can see on the second picture: a much better result.
Yesterday I showed some pizza. For the last pizza I used for the base a recipe from ‘Another dinner is possible’. I should have read the instructions before I started, because the dough was enough for 4 big pizza’s. Way to much for only 3 people. So I decided to knead it a little bit more and let it rise a little bit more in a loaf pan. And this was the nice result:
Bread from pizza dough
I think I’ll do this more often.