Monday, December 14, 2009

Cookbook Week: Red Bean Jamaican Stew

The Chef: Lyndsay

The Menu: Our first attempt at making a recipe from 1,000 Vegan Recipes by our very own columnist, Robin Robertson. Lyndsay took the "Global Vegan" theme from Robin's column, and created this rich, delicious stew of coconut milk, kidney beans, sweet potatoes, and spices, which she served over brown basmati rice and artistically dotted with hot sauce.

The Goods: All this week we'll be making meals from Robin's latest work. Yes, picking five recipes out of a thousand—literally—but we managed to each find something that appealed to us. The good news? This means that there is a recipe for all the lunches we'll make this week, unlike our usual MO of throwing together whatever we have in the kitchen. The better news? We're also giving away one copy of this massive tome each day this week! To win today's copy, tell us in the comments: What is your favorite Robin Robertson cookbook?

52 comments:

birdfeed said...

Fresh from the Vegetarian slow Cooker because I love my crockpot!

Jennifer said...

Quick Fix Vegetarian.

Buddhasbrewing said...

I wish I had one of her cookbooks. :(

Rob D said...

366 Simply Delicious Dairy-Free Recipes because it's the only RR cookbook I own. Maybe that'll change this week!

ermin said...

Ill have to go with quick fix vegetarian as well, I get really busy and it gets hard to cook at home

Carynne said...

Vegan Planet!

steph said...

Newbie veggie over here, so I don't have a favorite RR cookbook, yet!

Kelly said...

I don't have any of her cookbooks! Shocking, I know.

Earth Mother said...

Vegan Planet!

Vegan Wheekers said...

I also don't have any of Robertson's cookbooks yet and would love to win one. Thanks for the giveaway!

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

I don't have a favorite because I don't own one of Robin's books yet. Maybe you can fix that? ;-)

Tatiana said...
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Tatiana said...

Oh - ha - I paid attention now so let me repost. My fave cookbook is the Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker. My mom got me one this year and I figured I needed to learn how to make something other than chili. All I do is bake normally so it was a good tutorial. :)

Vegyogini said...

Vegan Planet, definitely!

Meredith Inglis said...

i don't have a favorite yet! i would really like to though =)

Becca said...

Vegan Planet!

a-bot said...

'Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker' truly changed my life! Not only did I start eating healthier, I saved a ton of money.

Chrissy said...

Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker, for sure. Before this book, I thought a crock pots and vegans didn't mix. Now I'm a complete convert!

Olivia said...

I don't have one...yet! I'm feeling a really strong pull to a vegan diet, and am slowly working on the transition. This cookbook would be an ideal tome to help me along.

neysha melissa said...

I have to agree with most folks here and say Vegan Planet! It was the first cookbook I referenced when I first went vegan :)

rjrorchid said...

Vegan Planet is wonderful! The pumpkin pancakes are delicious.

nora said...

Peanut Butter Planet! The overlooked gem of the vegan cookbook community! :)

meters vs. miles said...

Vegan Planet FTW

Megan said...

Vegan Planet and Slow Cooker. Everything written by this author is pure GOLD.

Amelia said...

I don't own any of her books, but i do currently have most of them on reserve at the local library. It sure would be neat to own one.....

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phrog said...

Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker! I use that book so much, I've ended up buying a second crockpot!!!

Nichole said...

Quick Fix Vegetarian. So good, so easy!

Josiane said...

I don't have any of her books yet, but Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker sounds like it would be a great addition to my bookshelves. Yeah, I'm one of those people who own a sadly neglected slow cooker, and I'd love to have recipes that would help me put it to good use!

Kim and Megan said...

I love Vegan Planet. It is what helped make me a true vegan. With so many great things to make, who needs animal products?

Just Dawn said...

Hands down my favorite RR cookbook is Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker. The Moroccan Vegetable and Chickpea Stew warms the soul as well as the stomach and there's nothing better than waking up on a lazy Saturday to the Breakfast Bread Pudding.

Shannon said...

VEGAN PLANET =^-^=

HeyitsBeth said...

vegan planet for sure! It was one of my first vegan cookbooks... awww.

Dazzle said...

Vegan Planet for sure (but then again, I only have one. Hint hint.)

danielle said...

Vegan Planet...very much would like to get 1000 Vegan Recipes. can't wait to make more!!

danielle said...

Vegan Planet...very much would like to get 1000 Vegan Recipes. can't wait to make more!!

Robert H. Quinn said...

fried peanut butter an' 'nanner sandwiches. a meal fit for a king. the kind of king who dies on his thrown, that is.

Celia said...

The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook, but 1,000 Vegan Recipes is quickly catching up.

radioactivegan said...

Rice and Spice is my favorite right now :)

Lebkuchen said...

I'm not fortunate enough to own one of Robin's books yet, but I have been drooling over the pics of 1,000 Vegan Recipes I've seen on the blogs! I hope this is my first RR book! :)

5webs said...

One-Dish Vegetarian Meals. I have five people in my family, and I don't have the time, or the inclination, to be fooling around with making multiple dishes for each meal.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

Amanda said...

The Vegetarian (well, vegan for me!) Meat and Potatoes Cookbook...the hearty dishes really appeal to the Southerner in me, especially during these cold, dreary months. :o)

Oske said...

The first vegan cookbook I ever bought---Vegan Planet!

Michelle said...

I don't have any of her cookbooks (yet!), but I love her blog!

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aimeeq111@yahoo.com said...

I'm a vegan planet kinda girl :)

Haley said...

VEGAN PLANET was the cookbook that got me into the kitchen! And I haven't left yet!

Ellyn said...

I don't actually have any of her cookbooks. But five years ago when we first decided to become vegan, we borrowed a ton of vegan books from the library, among them Vegan Planet. I still make the red lentil pasta sauce recipe.

Stacy said...

Yay for libraries! I do not own any of the books, but love "Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker." Having newborn twins requires an easier prep, and this does it!

Ashley T said...

i *heart* vegan planet

vanessa said...

Vegan Planet!!! When I went raw a few years ago, I gave it away, thinking I'd have no need for it ever again. A year later I started eating cooked food again and totally regretted parting with it. Please help me fill the void in my cookbook collection!!!

Paula said...

Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker! I never knew my crockpot was so versatile until I read her recipes...

Amy said...

Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker!!! I don't know how I'd get dinner ready some nights if I had to start when I got home. Thank goodness for Robin's book!!!

Anonymous said...

I need to win one so I will be able to comment in the future. Sounds great.