Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mediterranean Wraps


The Chef: Lyndsay

The Menu: Lyndsay took her turn in the kitchen with The Conscious Cook and whipped up Chef Tal’s Mediterranean Chickpea Wraps. A slight change was made due to a rare lack of chickpeas, but her smart substitution of black beans worked perfectly with the flavorful combo of carrots, banana peppers, potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, and a heat-raising blend of spices. A lovely green salad with colorful cabbage and a sprinkle of pine nuts cooled things off.

The Goods: These warm wraps saved us from the dreary, drizzling rain, back with a vengeance after yesterday’s sunshine. Don’t worry, though, there’s plenty of news to brighten the afternoon. First, congratulations to yesterday’s cookbook winner, Amanda, who said her favorite baked good is “baked doughnuts, hands down.” Amanda, send us an e-mail with your full name and mailing address, and we’ll get your copy of The Conscious Cook out in a flash! Now for the big news: The 2009 Veggie Awards are finally here! Head over to Ecorazzi tomorrow for their Veggie Awards Exclusive—a bonafide sneak peek at the winners you won't want to miss. For a chance to win today’s copy of the cookbook, tell us in the comments: In the spirit of honoring the best veg people, products, and more, who/what would you give an award?

32 comments:

TracyP said...

Vegenaise!! I use it on anything and everything and it deserves my top award.

K.E.N. said...

She already wins a lot of praise, but Isa Chandra Moskowitz would be my pick. If it weren't for her starting PostPunkKitchen, I would never met most of the vegans that I know. Her and Terry's Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World has helped me make the best cupcakes ever!

Gina said...

I would have to give it to Ms. Patrick-Goudreau. Colleen was hands-down the person who made me become vegan, who has been there when I was having any vegan struggles, and the person who has now helped my mom in her vegetarian transformation. And yet, she is just a voice on my iPod (ok, she's technically my facebook friend too, but she has millions of them). I really think she is amazing, and I really couldn't thank her enough for helping to make me the person I am today.

Lori said...

Gene Baur ~ After reading his book "Farm Sanctuary," I was stunned by his level of depth and commitment. He has inspired me to do more with my life, and he makes me proud to be a vegan.

MacKenzie said...

Eric Tucker. As a poor college freshman who had been accustomed to eating second-rate vegan food for most of her life, one visit to Millennium showed me everything that I had been missing. Oh, the flavors! I have never looked at food the same.

Mulan said...

I would give it to Supreme Master Ching Hai. She works tirelessly to promote veganism as the solution to climate change (among other things).

Aleesha said...

Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero would be my picks. They've received many honors and awards already, but they deserve many more for their contributions to vegan culture. Veganomicon was the first vegan cookbook I'd ever bought, and it's now happily stained and worn because I use it so much. I can't wait to get my hands on Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar!

Fat Bottom Bakery said...

Sweet Pea Baking Company in Portland. They deserve and award, or probably many, really.

Krista said...

Hmmm, that's hard. Though, it would have to be anything vegan from Amy's. They make vegan convenience attractive and yummy.

Kristine McGuire said...

I would give an award to the VegNews team :) You give us the best of everything veg...news, product reviews, and more.

Chrissy said...

Mother nature, for providing so many delicious and nutritious veggies, fruits and grains!

Josiane said...

I'd give an award to Celine Steen (Have Cake, Will Travel). Not only does she always come up with awesomely creative recipes, she is also a wonderful, caring person. Love her!

Laura said...

Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero have my vote. Their cookbooks are making veganism fun, easy, and approachable for so many people.

shelby h.k. said...

Hmm this is tough. I'd have to say Lauren Ulm. She makes such great vegan recipes...her "Hurry Up Alfredo" sauce totally fulfills my cheese needs. Plus she's from Boston! :)

Rasa said...

any of the great Vegan restaurants in Toronto: Lotus Pond, King's Cafe, etc.
Or, to all the animals whom we totally love and respect.

Holly M said...

Another vote for Vegenaise here. I don't eat a ton of it, but it's amazing how mayonnaise-like it is and that makes me happy.

HeyitsBeth said...

I'd give one to Isa Chandra Moskowitz for making veganism awesome, easy, and best of all- YUMMY.

The Vegan Food Snob said...

i love you guys. that is all. i really really LOVE YOU!

Angie R. said...

I'd give an award to the folks at Herbivore Clothing Company. Not just a store... they are doing their part to make a community - online & locally in Portland. They walk-the-walk (or rather, ride-the-ride). And they make vegan cool.

Becca S said...

Lula's Apothecary. I told my non-vegan friend about it, she went to check it out, and now she always goes there! She's not lactose intolerant, nor is she veg*n. Sometimes she takes pics of her ice cream when she's there, and she'll email me a pic to taunt me (I'm in the Bay Area). It's great that there is less dairy ice cream that is now being consumed!

Jeni Treehugger said...

It's impossible for me to pick just ONE thing/person I would want to give an award to. There are so many great things and people in the world of veganism that a long list would be more appropriate. But just one??!!
That's it then - I give an award to vegans.
:)

Kristina said...

This is a tough one - I may have to give it to the makers of Gimmie Lean Veggie Sausage. It's so delicious our local cafe carries it!

JessicaTheVeganMom said...

Rip Esselstyn, the author of Engine 2 Diet. After reading it I finally realized that being vegan was possible for my family.

Courtney W said...

It would have to be Chloe Jo and the staff at Girlie Girl Army...her website inspires me to be gorgeous, eco-conscious, cruelty free, AND fabulous!

Veggie Girl said...

I would give an award to "Vegan Outreach". There is no end to what they have done for the animals and the vegan community. They have been around for a long time and have touch the lives of many potential vegans/vegetarians and brought people together.

Jayme said...

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau for The Vegan Table, which is becoming one of my favourite cookbooks. I haven't had a single bad recipe from it yet. Her podcast is pretty rockin' too!

Jody said...

My choice would be all Gene Bauer all the folks at Farm Sanctuary.

Alicia said...

Amy's Kitchen. I worship at the altar of Amy's because they have expanded my horizons in so many ways. For example, I had no idea that I would like Indian food until I got up the courage to try some of their vegan Indian entrees, and now I place Indian food at the top of my list.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

Abigail S. Bean said...

I would give Danielle Konya the veg pioneering award for:
1: Creating the BEST Vegan Treats anywhere
2: Not shying away from the word vegan
3: Talking the talk and walking the walk: she's all about the animals

candu said...

Clif Bar & Co. - delicious, nutricious & great variety of product -They make my day - (Although I really wish they'd make something espresso/coffee flavored!)

Cynthia said...

It's so VERY tough to choose just one, with SO many wonderful vegan people, businesses, products...but I MUST give props to my DC peeps and vote for Sticky Fingers Bakery. Not only do they have some sinfully delicious desserts, but they also donate their delectable treats to events put on by our local Animal Santuary.

Debbie said...

Rip Esselstyn, for promoting the vegan lifestyle to people who otherwise would have to contact or interest in it.