Veganmofo 2009 – Yellow Rose Recipes

This book definitely falls into the category of books I love. I had to get it from Amazon US. That was in the days of the pound being strong against the dollar and the exchange rate was so great that even including shipping it was cheaper to buy books from abroad than here. Let’s hope that day comes around again before we visit next year!

But I didn’t regret it for a minute. This is such a fun book. It’s got cute hand drawn pictures of the author, and some pictures of the food – they’re not all perfect stylized photos but they’re real pictures which show you what you’re aiming for without looking too unattainable.

The recipes are fairly straightforward, don’t rely on weird ingredients, and are actually fairly healthy and low fat without singing it from the rooftops and relying on nasty over healthy stuff. It’s easy, tasty comfort food that won’t break the bank, won’t have you scouring the internet for unusual ingredients and won’t pile on the pounds. Perfect.

It was a sad day when the author announced she wouldn’t be writing a second book, but I’ll certainly be getting a copy of her forthcoming cookzine.

These are some of the recipes I’ve loved, in case you want to try them:

Vegan Parmesan
Beer battered chicken seitan
Kasha Varnishkas
Twice stuffed potatoes
Sesame green beans

Mustard crusted seitan
Sloppy Joannas

and just last night I tried the tofu marsala. I served it with mashed potatoes and broccoli and it was a divine, warming, tasty comfort food which I highly recommend!


5 thoughts on “Veganmofo 2009 – Yellow Rose Recipes

  1. I love this book, the beer battered seitan was lovely, although I started off with filets that were too thick and ended up with massive pieces by the time they had been coated and fried twice! I was actually thinking earlier today that when my vital wheat gluten arrives I want to do the recipe again, of course making the filets smaller this time! The baked mac and cheese is fabulous too, it’s my go to cheese sauce recipe now. Thanks for reviewing the book and reminding me to use it more!

  2. Ww it’s taking me forever to catch up with all this MOFOing , I’m days behind!

    I just got my copy of YRR and I can’t wait to make the chicken style seitan with the Vital Wheat Gluten I picked up in Vienna.

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