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My apologies in advance for the lack of colour in this post – I swear I do eat brighter looking foods!

I thought I’d do an ultra-quick recap of two of the fantastic recipes I’ve tried from Vegan YumYum. I’m sure that this cookbook has way more to offer than the handful of recipes I’ve tried from it, but the things I’ve made (including the two things in this post) are so delicious that I come back to them again and again.

This is the hurry-up alfredo sauce, which is a mainstay in my quick lunch or supper repertoire. It’s perhaps not the healthiest thing in the world, but it sure is good. I mix it up a bit by omitting the nutmeg and adding way more nooch, to make it less alfredo and more mac-n-cheese. I toss it with whatever brown rice pasta I’ve got on hand, and serve with a bucket of ketchup and hotsauce. Mmm, sodium.
These slices may not be much to look at, but I’m sure they’d be much more presentable tucked into a sandwich (which is where they appear in Vegan YumYum) or cubed onto a salad. This is the smoky miso tofu recipe, and it is seriously amazing. If you like miso and tasty things, you should probably go make this right now. I would never have thought to put miso on tofu (or to make miso smoky!), but I guess that’s what cookbooks are for! I love to bake the slices on a cookie sheet, so that they get crispy around the edges and chewy in the centre, but make sure you’ve got someone around to coerce into scrubbing clean the burnt sauce after the fact! 🙂

Tomorrow I have big plans to make caramels (and maybe rum balls and truffles? We’ll see!), and I have great intentions of photographing my experiments. It should be fun! I hope everyone else is having a great weekend 🙂