Preview Photos From Vegan Comfort Foods From Around The World Recipe Ebook

by on October 7, 2012

I’m excited to announce that I’ll have a BRAND NEW recipe ebook coming out soon. This one has been a long time in the making, because I was forever adding recipes and expanding the tutorials included in it. My ebook VeganΒ Comfort Foods From Around The World has ballooned to over 60 new delicious recipes and includes how to cook every low fat vegan side dish from scratch as well.

This is the one recipe book you’re going to want to dive in and start making recipes from right away. I’ve taken classic rich and decadent (and typically unhealthy) comfort foods and stripped the fat and processed ingredients from it and created a delicious and whole foods based version. There is absolutely NO processed fake meat, NO store bought fake vegan cheese or anything like that in these recipes. These dishes are nutritious and focus on calories from whole carbohydrates and lean vegan proteins such as lentils and beans. It’s also extremely gluten free friendly, and most recipes are soy free and nut free as well. There are a few recipes that use tofu (for tofu ricotta “cheese”), but the majority of the recipes are based on vegetables and whole grains and legumes.

Right now we’re just finishing up some final edits for the ebook and it will be available shortly. But I wanted to kick off with a contest! To enter to win a copy of my new ebook Comfort Foods From Around The World just comment below and tell me what 1 or 2 recipes you are MOST looking forward to trying and why. You can also share what your favorite comfort food was growing up too. I wanted to cover a wide variety of comfort foods, so half of them are American and the other half are European and Asian.

BTW there were just way too many photos to post, so this only HALF of all the recipes that are in the ebook to give you an idea of what I have in store for you. And every single recipe in this book comes with a photo unlike most recipe books, so you can let your eyes decide exactly what you want to make!

Baked Artichoke Risotto
Yam Black Bean Enchiladas
Baked Butternut Squash Mac And Cheezy (contains no fake cheese)
Quinoa Veggie Slow Cooker Chili
Baked Ziti And Greens
Better Than Boston Baked Beans
Black Bean And Corn Tacos
Cauliflower Potato Tofu Frittata
Deluxe Spinach Mushroom Lasagna
Easy Cheezy Shells And Broccoli
Fettuccini Alfredo With Mushrooms And Spinach
Gourmet Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto
Greek Rice Stuffed Peppers
Herbed Lentil Loaf
Holiday Stuffed Acorn Squash
Indian Chickpea Curry (Chana Masala)
Meatless Sloppy Joe’s
Rainbow Nachos with Queso Sauce
Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry (Baingan Bharta)
Pulled Jackfruit Carnitas (faux pulled pork)
Marinated Portobello Bean Burritos
Mashed Potatoes With Gravy
Costa Rican Rice and Beans (Gallo Pinto)
Rotini Marinara With Chanterelle Mushrooms
Saucy Eggplant Fajitas
Yam And French Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
Spicy Mexican Black Bean Burgers
The Best Cabbage Rolls
Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry

How To Win a Copy: What 1 or 2 dishes are you MOST excited to try and why? Comment below and you’ll be entered to win a copy when Comfort Foods From Around The World is launched. The winner will be randomly selected from all entries. You have until Wednesday Oct 10 at 11:59 pm EST to enter.

Good luck everyone! I know you’re going to love eating these recipes as much as I did making them. Make sure you sign up for my newsletter (the pink box on the right) to make sure you’re notified when my ebook is for sale.


1 Rebecca October 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

They all look so beautiful and enticing. I love the colorful ones! I’m drawn to the Yam Black Bean Enchiladas and the Spicy Mexican Black Bean Burgers. I have been a vegan for years due to allergies and food restrictions. I’m bored with current fare and need something new to spice up my eating life. They all look good to me. I want to try them all. It is so difficult to find scrumptious low-fat and gluten-free vegan recipes that make my mouth water.

2 Judy October 10, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Everything looks great . . . makes me hungry looking at the pictures and I just finished dinner! I’d try the Black Bean and Corn Tacos with a side of Rainbow Nachos w/Queso Sauce. Sounds like good eatin’ to me! πŸ™‚

3 Karen October 10, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry looks amazing and I bet tastes great. The meatless sloppy joe’s are intriguing. Beautiful pictures & lots of care , concern & love have gone into your ebook. Thanks so much for your efforts. Much success to you!

4 Wende October 10, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I see many recipes here that I could even get my meat loving husband to try. Topping the list are the black bean burgers.

5 Alyssa Rogers October 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I am looking forward to trying the Ratatouille and Baked Artichoke Risotto. They both look very delicious!! I have never cooked or prepared artichokes before but I’ve always enjoyed them when I’m out at restaurants. Ratatouille reminds me of the cute, heart-felt movie with the rat in it. I’ve never tried this dish. This book would provide my table a variety in which I love and have always been drawn to.

6 Carole October 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

All of them look good. I’d like to try the chickpea curry!

7 William October 10, 2012 at 4:38 PM

The color of the Yam Black Bean Enchiladas got to me, as well as the Ratatouille.
I wish I were a better cook. My dishes never turn out good enough to photograph. I’m lucky if they are edible.

8 Gary October 10, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Of course everything looks great! But 2 that spring to mind are the meatless sloppy joe; ’cause i haven’t had a sloppy joe since I gave up meat 30 yrs. ago, and yam chickpea spinach curry, as that would give me a reason to use yams, which I’m not too keen on. Still working on the soup book, great stuff there too! Thanks for some great recipes.

9 Yvonne October 10, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Wow, they all look soooooooo good! The two that really make my mouth water are the Quinoa Veggie Slow Cooker Chili, I’m missing chili, especially now that its getting cold here in Ontario, and the Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry (my husband loves curry). He’s having a hard time giving up meat, but I have a feeling he would love these yummy dishes and wouldn’t miss the meat one bit!

10 LiLi October 10, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Veronica! It is so hard to pick just one or two to highlight! Baked Butternut Squash Mac And Cheezy and the Herbed Lentil Loaf are two that I want to try right away. These go back to childhood favorites and I can’t wait to put them back on the menu once again. No doubt there will be many more! Thank you!

11 eva October 10, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Everything looks amazingly delicious! The first recipes I would try are the Spicy Mexican Black Bean Burgers and the Herbed Lentil Loaf. Although the Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry would be next…I really love spicy food!

12 Musme October 10, 2012 at 1:42 PM

I would love to try Quinoa Veggie Slow Cooker Chili and Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry! I’m a transitioning vegetarian to (raw) veganism and it’s proven to be a hard task. I know your ebook would help me greatly with becoming a reall and successful Low Fat Vegan. Thank you and I’m excited!


13 Emma Hawes October 10, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I really want to try the Herbed Lentil Loaf because I’m always on the lookout for something low-fat to replace our traditional nut loaf we used to have on a Sunday πŸ™‚

14 Ema October 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM


My fevorites are: Lentil loaf
And indian cheackapee.

Thank you,

15 Vickie October 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM

I love portobello mushrooms and any new way of cooking with them is welcome, so I’m really looking forward to the portobello bean burritos. Growing up in the southwest, Mexican is my comfort foods…and then married an Italian and was introduced to fettucini alfredo, so thats also something I’m looking forward to seeing.

16 Louanne Pictou October 10, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Pulled Jackfruit Carnitas look so yummy. I used to love pulled pork and it looks like something that I could convince my husband to try.

17 myr October 10, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Hard to choose as everything looks so delicious! I’m drawn to the Pulled Jackfruit Carnitas. I love to try new things and Jackfruit is one vegetable I haven’t yet had.
My second choice would be The Best Cabbage Rolls. Cabbage rolls were my favourite as a kid and I miss them.

18 Rachel October 10, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Anything with beans…. I love beans and am always looking for new recipes to try. Maybe I can entice my husband into eating them…..

19 Anna October 10, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Everything looks so good!! It’s hard to decide just for 2, anyway, I’ll try de burrito and the pulled jackfruit carnitas, it looks like a real meat taco!!

20 Caly C. October 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Wow! I’m excited for this cookbook! My boyfriend and I are new vegans (about a month now) and have been scouring the internet for vegan, oil-free recipies – and they aren’t easy to come by. I’m happy to see a cookbook cater to the oil-free vegan way! And my boyfriend is an amazing cook who loves to try new recipies! So…now to pick just two. I picked my two favorite dishes – meatless sloppy joes and fettuchini alfreado with mushrooms and spinach. Growing up I looked forward to the meals when my mom made sloppy joes – and to think there is a vegan version I can enjoy! One of my “go-to” pasta dishes when I went out to eat was anything alfreado. I thought I had lost it forever since I turned vegan, but you have brought alreado back from the dead! Thank you, thank you!! I’m looking forward to trying these recipies out!!

21 Lisa R October 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM

I look forward to your e-mails, not only for the great recipes, but also for the useful information you often include πŸ™‚
We can only choose 2?! That’s impossible! Everything looks soooo good! I’m always looking for more ideas for my slow cooker, so of course the Quinoa Slow Cooker Chili makes my list. My family and I really like pasta dishes, so the Baked Ziti And Greens, Deluxe Spinach Mushroom Lasagna definitely make the list. And because I can’t stop at 2 (3), I also would love to try the Mashed Potatoes With Gravy, Rainbow Nachos with Queso Sauce and the Greek Rice.
To be honest, I want to try them all !! πŸ˜€

22 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica October 10, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Aww thanks Lisa. I’m glad you like the extra info I provide. πŸ™‚ I know you’ll love the recipes.

23 Alice Herrin October 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM

All the recipes look yummy and amazing, especially the herbed lentil meatloaf, and mashed potato with gravy, always a comfort food, and also very healthy. I can’t wait to try the recipes.

24 Kristina Demers October 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Definitely the baked artichoke risotto… artichoke is my absolute favorite and I can’t even imagine how wonderful it tastes!!

25 Lois October 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

I loved the beans the looked amazing and good

26 Teresa de Souza October 10, 2012 at 12:04 PM

My dear Veronica !

Since Yesterday , I have chosen Black Bean And Corn Tacos , without knowing I should choose one of them in order to win Your eBook . So , GREAT !

I love the Marinated Portobello Bean Burritos too … once I love Burrito . But the Photo Black Bean And Corn Tacos is Wonderful . One can see the Details . Very well done … it induces Appetite !

So , what a Coincidence !

Well , all Photos are Great … and the Food ‘ behind ‘ them too ! I love all of them . Very much influenced by Mexico , Greece , Essenes … and some others . They have to do a lot with Native Nutrition Food of some ‘ Spots ‘ on this Planet . Its a Combination of them … Great , Great , Great .

Actually , all the Recipes are Attractrive to Me … so , it will be to my Husband too , once we have the same Taste and we are both 90 % Vegan and 10 % Vegetarian . And we both enjoy Rustic Cuisine a lot too !

Your Recipes fullfill our Needs !

AND AS Recipes , once I eat mostly Raw Food , I will know how to prepare for Him too ! In His Way !

So , thank You Veronica ! Thank You !

LIGHT to You !

Best ,


27 Holly Coffman October 10, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Yes! Yes! Yes!! the Meatless Sloppy Joes! I’m hungry right now! I want to win! Yum :))

28 Peggy October 10, 2012 at 12:02 PM

I would love to try the Costa Rica Rice and Beans and the Saucy Eggplant fajitas. What a great way to use up some of the eggplant in my garden.

29 Elizabeth October 10, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Looks great! The butternut “mac and cheese” looks awesome, as do the enchiladas. PICK ME! PICK ME!! πŸ™‚

30 Kristin Nesbitt October 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM

They are all so beautiful! Cauliflower Potato Tofu Fritatta and the Butternut Squash Mac and cheezy! So colorful and healthy!

31 Lucille Andrews October 10, 2012 at 11:32 AM

All look delicious. Would love to be eating the Stuffed Peppers or Yam Black Bean Enchilidas right now. All look very, very tasty.

32 philippa pickering October 10, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Being English i notice that your recipes appear to be in an American style and i’d be really keen to experiment with new tastes and different recipes from across the pond, yee hah! I’d particularly like to try the baked butternut squash mac and cheesy and the lasagne as being vegan i miss cheese and find the cheese substitutes not particularly appealing. I would love to try all the recipes and can’t wait until i own a copy!

33 Priscilla October 10, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Artichoke Rissotto and Eggplant Fajitas because I’m mexican! Can’t wait to make these to my family!

34 Lucille Andrews October 10, 2012 at 11:17 AM

All look like winners. I would love to try the Greek Stuffed peppers as we grow a lot of peppers and I freeze many for winter stuffing. Also the Yam Black Bean Enchiladas as I love all mexican food.

35 caroline October 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM

They all look good! I think I would like to try the Yam Black Bean Enchiladas, the Black bean burgers and the stuffed Acorn Squash. I like Mexican food and just the other day I was looking for a recipe for stuffed squash!

36 Lorraine October 10, 2012 at 11:03 AM

All of them look amazing…I can’t wait to try them out, one at a time…

37 Nadine October 10, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I love black beans. Anything with them in it is a winner. Like the Yam black bean enchiladas.

38 Teri October 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Mmmmmm, they all look wonderful. The Baked Artichoke Risotto and the Saucy Eggplant Fajitas would be at the top of my “To Try” list!

39 Ada October 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM

You can never go wrong with a great curry dish, so my choice is the yam, chickpea, and spinach curry dish.

40 Missy October 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Easy cheesy shells and cabbage rolls…they look absolutely delicious! I would love to cook these yummy recipes for my family:)

41 Christina October 10, 2012 at 10:40 AM

So many to choose from!!! I already eat your Chana Masala, so I’d have to go with the Jackfruit Carnitas!! Although the Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese and the Chantrelle Risotto sound amazing too!!

42 Tiffany October 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Great pics and yummy sounding recipes! Congrats to you, looks like a lot of work! I am most curious about the Pulled Jackfruit Carnitas as we used to eat a lot of jackfruit when we lived on Sumatra. I have never seen it prepared this way… heading to my local Asian market to find me a jackfruit now!

43 Susan October 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Absolutely love your blog and your recipes! You have helped me learn how to cook without meat and dairy! Love all that you tell us about! Thanks so much!

By the way, I would like the recipes for all of these dishes!

44 Pauline McCarthy October 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry (Baingan Bharta) I need something not sweet or with mushrooms, trying to fight off this terrible candida infection. Any chance of writing a “Candida Free” cook book?

LoVe Pauline

45 Willy October 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM

I would like to try the Baked Butternut Squash Mac & Cheezy because I miss Macaroni and Cheese. I would also like to try the Quinoa Veggie Slow Cooker Chili as I bought some quinoa and don’t know what to do with it.

46 Kristal Pooler October 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Gourmet Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto. That looks amazing. All of my nonvegan friends would love to be served this dish!!!

47 Hannah October 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

The jackfruit carnitas and sloppy joes look so good!!!

48 Stephanie F-T October 10, 2012 at 10:21 AM

OMG…ALL of them!!! You want me to pick just one or two? I’m on the verge of tears right now. Sigh…well, anything to do with chhezy, and the artichoke risotto. Or the herbed lentil loaf, or the yam and lentil shepherds pie, or…

Oh, never mind. They ALL look AMAZING and now I’m hungry :). Congrats on a job well done.

49 Valerie Campbell October 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Baked ziti & lentil loaf. I need some variety & flavor! They look amazing!

50 Christie October 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM

That was really hard to pick only two but….

Baked Butternut Squash Mac And Cheezy
the herbed lentil loaf

51 Elena October 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

The Best Cabbage Rolls (I’m biased here cause I’m Russian:)) and Greek Rice Stuffed Peppers (the photo is irresistible!!)

52 Lana Frank October 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheezy…..comfort food with cold weather already here and Yam and Black Bean Enchiladas to make the people at work jealous of my healthy eating. Bringing my cancer marker down with change in eating and love your pictures….

53 Debbie October 10, 2012 at 9:58 AM

They all look so good but at this moment I am thinking the Yam Black Bean Enchiladas! Yummm.

54 Diane Jensen October 10, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Hi Veronica, How can you torture us so with these gorgeous looking pictures and mouth-watering recipes????? If I have to choose two, I’ll go for the Yam and French Lentil Sheperd’s Pie and the Savory Eggplant Fajitas. I’m trying to incorporate more legumes, veggies, etc. into my diet and these looks delicious.

55 Sandra Tebworth October 10, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Cabbage Rolls, Mashed potatoes and gravy.

56 L Stef October 10, 2012 at 9:51 AM

How do I pick 2 when they all look so good? Well the Holiday stuffed acorn squash and the Greek rice stuffed peppers are making my mouth water the most so I have to pick them. I have been a vegan for 18 weeks now and feel and look better than I have in 20 years.

57 Suzanne October 10, 2012 at 9:45 AM

We are changing our eating habits, starting with healthy smoothies every morning and healthy food for the rest of (most of) the days. I’m super curious about the faux pulled pork. When my husband and kid have a craving to go back to our old ways that just might suffice. Hmmm.

58 Kay October 10, 2012 at 9:45 AM

The mac n cheezy (I’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for a recipe without fake cheese) and the faux pulled pork (I’m nuts about jackfruit)

59 Dorothy October 10, 2012 at 9:41 AM

The Photo’s turned out wonderful and everything looks so good!!! It is hard to choose, but I would say that the Easy Cheezy Shells and Broccoli is my first pick as it looks like the real deal and I loved Macaroni and Cheese and do miss it. My second choice would be the Deluxe Spinach Mushroom Lasagna!!! It looks like real lasagna the old way and made me hungry just looking at the picture. Can’t wait to try the recipes!!!

60 Lindsay October 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM

I would love to have the recipe for the frittata. My mom would make them when guests came over to our home, and it always reminded me of kindness and hospitality. Much more than a comfort food! I have also wanted to make my own black bean burgers, but could never find a good recipe for them. The frozen ones are continually increasing in price which is rough for a girl on a budget!

61 Tanusree Roy October 10, 2012 at 9:29 AM

All these dishes look so delicious! So hard to choose but Yam Black Bean Enchiladas looks great and I would love to cook it for my family!Second place for me would be Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry (Baingan Bharta).

62 Gale Harpe October 10, 2012 at 9:29 AM

I like many of the recipes, they sound so delicious!

My most I think is the Better than Boston Beans, and the Tocco enchalatos.



63 Kathleen October 10, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry (Baingan Bharta) and the nacho cheese sauce!

64 June October 10, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Great job in plating and taking the pictures. It does make me hungry for sure.

Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry (Baingan Bharta) because I do enjoy the curry flavors and Spicy Mexican Black Bean Burger. I can’t remember when I last had a burger and I have been looking for a good recipe.

65 Kristy October 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM

I would have to say that the Easy Cheezy Shells and Broccoli is my top pic! The picture makes me want to put my fork into the dish and take a bite right now! Looks super yummy!
My second would be the Meatless Sloppy Joe! So scrumptious looking!!!!!
Thanks Veronica for offering a chance to win a complimentary copy:)
oo hugs

66 Derik October 10, 2012 at 9:10 AM

I have to pick the yam and black bean enchilada, and the yam chickpea spinach curry. I like yams alot and they are quite nutritious, second best cal source to fruit most likely. Alot of your stuff looks great though πŸ™‚

67 Amy October 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM

They all look so good! I like the black bean and corn tacos!!

68 Marilyn K October 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM


As a gluten free vegan with a ton of food sensitivities, the ones that appear to be winners for me are : Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry and the Lentil Loaf.

I really don’t care for pasta, even if gluten free.
Thanks for all you do!

69 Robin Ehn; CPDT-KA October 10, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Oh, those are very nice photos! Picking just one or two; I just can’t! These four are calling me!! But the first two REALLY sound great!
Cauliflower Potato Tofu Frittata – I ADORE cauliflower! And I LOVE potatoes, I’m Irish after all! So this is just a no brainer!
Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry (Baingan Bharta) – I buy the boxed Punjab eggplant from Trader Joe’s all the time and so being able to make it myself would be great! Especially since that means I get to go to the farmers market!
Deluxe Spinach Mushroom Lasagna – I really like veggie lasagnas, especially ones with a bunch of noodles!
Quinoa Veggie Slow Cooker Chili – winter is coming and a hearty chili is always welcome!
My favorite comfort food growing up was when my mother made what we called Stone Soup or Kitchen Sink Soup – a leftovers soup with a tomato base. The sad part is, since I’ve been working on being vegan, I just can’t recreate it. The flavor is tied up with chicken stock and I can’t seem to get quite close enough.

70 Grumpy old man, kevin October 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Being 74 and a bachelor I want to try them all. I just became vegan 3 months ago and not knowing how to cook vegan is a challenge. The shepherds pie I grew up on and the black bean burger would be my first to make. Thanks Kevin

71 Sherry October 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Oh they all look SOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!
I’d go with the Easy Cheezy Shells & Broccli first or my husband and then
try the Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry for me. (he doesn’t like curry)

72 Mitch October 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM

My favorite picture is the mac and cheese with broccoli. This is one dish I want my 5 year old son to try.

73 Loralei October 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM

I love Mexican food so all the different types of tacos were really interesting to me!!

74 Mary October 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM

All the recipies look great! Congrats on getting your book done. Look forward to seeing more!

75 Hilda October 10, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Hello Veronica,

It was hard to narrow it down, but I think since my family buys frozen veggie burgers all the time from the health food store, I would love to learn to make healthier veggie burgers at home. I also really love the idea of the Holiday Stuffed Acorn Squash. My family loves acorn squash, and we are always looking for ways to make the food for our plant-based holidays as beautiful and comforting as before eating a plant-based diet. I also would have to include the Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheezy. My son is always wanting mac and cheese. He does like butternut squash, and I love the fact that this recipe does not have fake cheese in it. I think he would love it, and it would be health-promoting as well. All of your recipes look wonderful!

76 LINDA BROWN October 10, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Easy Cheezy Shells And Broccoli .
Fettuccini Alfredo With Mushrooms And Spinach , I LOVE PASTA

77 Elissa October 10, 2012 at 8:52 AM

The two risottos and the mashed potatoes are making my mouth water, also the Cuban rice & beans–guess I’m having some serious starchy carb cravings now!

78 Susan October 10, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Mashed potatoe with gravy yum!! And the costa rican rice and beans
all recipes look so delicious.

79 Margaret October 10, 2012 at 8:51 AM

I like the Baked Ziti And Greens but the lasanga looks really good too. Actually they all look good!

80 Sarah Ireton October 10, 2012 at 8:50 AM

I would love to try the saucy eggplant enchiladas! And I’ve been looking for a good macaroni and cheese! Will have to give yours a whirl!! Thanks.

81 Rachel Mertz October 10, 2012 at 8:49 AM

The Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry and the Vegan Sloppy Joes look like something I would make in a heartbeat. I’m a sucker for Curry’s and love veganizing traditional recipes like Sloppy Joe’s so I have something to make for family members who like to put up a fuss if I’m going to make something “vegan”.

82 Sheila October 10, 2012 at 8:46 AM

OMGosh! How can I choose just one or two when they alllll look so good?!?! If I HAVE to, I’ll choose the two I’ll try to make first:

1. Herbed Lentil Loaf (We recently cut out all meats, and I love meatloaf, so learning ways to prepare good, old-fashioned, tummy-and heart-warming dishes will be delightful!)

2. Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheezy (Ummmm… anything mac and cheezy sounds and looks good, to me! lol)

Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes and tips! Congratulations on your new book – I can’t wait to get it! :o)

83 Lori October 10, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Dishes most looking forward to:

1) Quinoa Veggie Slow Cooke Chili
2) Fetticuni Alfredo w/Mushroom and Spinach

84 Linda October 10, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry and Spicy Black Bean Mexican burger top my list. Thanks and congrats!

85 melanie October 10, 2012 at 8:42 AM

I can’t choose between the Lentil Loaf and Yam Black Bean Enchiladas… it doesn’t help that I’m hungrrryyyyy πŸ˜›
Can’t wait for the new recipes… keep up the creatively YUM work!

86 Val October 10, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Beautiful pictures! The spicy bean burger is a recipe I would love
to try!

87 Kathy Sidoti October 10, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Twice a month a make “take-out” for my kids and their families. I can’t wait to try the healthy & delicious make-ahead recipes like Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheezy!

88 Karen October 10, 2012 at 8:40 AM

All the above look delicious, but I’ve been on the hunt for a lentil loaf recipe for the first annual festivus party my partner and I are hosting. Yours looks delicious.

89 Claudia October 10, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Hi Veronica,

It’s hard to choose just two, they all look amazing. But if I absolutely have to, I pick
1. Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry (I love Indian food and this is my favorite dish) and
2. Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry.

90 Cindy October 10, 2012 at 5:51 AM

Costa Rican Rice and Beans (Gallo Pinto)! A local central American restaurant makes this delicious dish and I’ve been on a quest to find a recipe. Also the cheezy shells and broccoli- my favorite comfort food. The recipes all look good!!

91 Nancy October 10, 2012 at 5:00 AM

The Herbed Lentil loaf looks delicious. Also the Better Than Boston Baked Beans. Actually I would like to try most of them. They all look so good. The meatloaf is something my husband probably would enjoy as he misses meatloaf. I have fond memories of my grandfather making baked beans from scratch but with pork, so a good vegan recipe would be great.

92 Kim October 10, 2012 at 4:41 AM

Wow – they all look delicious! I’m most interested in the Spicy Mexican Black Bean Burger. I miss hamburgers so alternatives are very much appreciated. Keep up the good work!

93 Carolina October 10, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Hi Veronica!
All these dishes look so delicious is making it very difficult to pinpoint only one or two.
But I’m going to say that the Spicy Mexican Black Bean Burger is at the top of my list because I’ve been looking for a great vegan burger recipe and because I love mexican food also so I’d love to try it out, and my other choice would be the Ratatouille simply because it’s one of my all time favourites and it’s so easy to make and I would like to try your version of it.

94 Shirley October 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Wow you have just blown my mind away with all these nice food photos. It is so hard to decide which I love the best because they all look delicious. Well firstly I would love to try and make your Marinated portobello bean Burnitos because I love wraps with any vegan fillings and this looks interesting and tasty. Secondly I woul love to make the Spicy Mexican black bean burgers hich also look very delicious and we like to go camping and this will be most appropriate to make and take with for easy & quick comfort food to make for a friday night. Wow the most enticing ones are the Yam& french lentil sheperd’s pie & the delix spinach mushroom lasagna. I love lentils ans I love spinach,mushrooms & pasta. We have potluck at church every Saturday and I would Like to go and boast with these dishes because the lentils are filling and the lasagna is also a complete dish on its own with the spinach and mushroom fillings. Can’t wait to get my hands on these delicious Vegan comfort recipes. You are doing a good job. God bless you.

95 RK October 9, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I am a new vegan, actually 40 days into it and I am enjoying it a lot!
Thank you very much for the work you put into writing your recipes/blog. It has been very helpful. I must also commend you on the beautiful food photos you have taken. They are so inviting!
Now getting into the contest, my first pick would be Costa Rican Rice and Beans (Gallo Pinto). The Rainbow Nachos with Queso Sauce will rank second!

96 Marion Coppock October 9, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Only two! They all look wonderful. I think perhaps: Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry and Rainbow Nachos with Queso Sauce. Would be my choice

97 LIN October 9, 2012 at 8:44 PM


98 Chris October 9, 2012 at 8:41 PM

The Gourmet Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto and Marinated Portobello Bean Burritos look delicous!! I am new to this way of eating and I have to admit I was afraid of not finding yummy foods. I have been scouring the internet looking for good food and found your website, yeah! Thank you for all the hard work that you put into these recipes.

99 Joelle October 9, 2012 at 8:29 PM

The yam and black bean tacos and the mac and cheese cuz I am still looking for the master vegan recipe!

100 Muriel JelsmaMarkley October 9, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I am a 75 year old new vegan for health reasons and was delighted to find your blog with its delicious and healthy recipes.
The two recipes I plan to do next week are the pulled jackfruit carnitas and the chanterelle risotto. I like trying new foods and never had jackfruit and I love anything mushroom.
Trying foods that are different adds more challenge to the process of learning vegan cooking, which makes it more enjoyable.
I would love to win your recipe book to add to my small but growing collection.
Thank you.

101 Melissa Burford October 9, 2012 at 7:38 PM

I’m looking forward to making and trying the Pulled Jackfruit Carnitas (faux pulled pork) and the Gourmet Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto. I’ve been looking for a good risotto recipe and this one looks delicious and I’m really curious about using jackfruit.

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Comfort Foods From Around The World! I’ve really enjoyed your other eBooks.

102 Stephanie October 9, 2012 at 7:10 PM

The Rainbow Nachos with Queso Sauce and the Spicy Mexican Black Bean Burgers would be at the top of my list because they look delicious and I truly love Mexican food. I pray that the book is a huge success for you and a blessing for all of us!

103 Tessa Weeks October 9, 2012 at 6:53 PM

So hard to choose just two because they all look so yummy!
Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry — One of my favorite Indian dishes. It would be so cool to be able to make a healthy vegan version at home.
Herbed Lentil Loaf — I used to be able to purchase a frozen version from my local health food store but they have not carried it for years. It was one of my husband’s favorite vegetarian foods and he loved for me to serve it at holiday meals (He’s not a vegetarian). I’m so excited to think I could serve it to him again.

104 caran October 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM

The Yam and French Lentil Shepherd’s Pie sounds amazing because I will get the sweet and savory combination and potatoes that I absolutely love. I also love quinoa so I am intrigued to find out how your take on chili is created and how it tastes.

105 John Hester October 9, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Fettuccini Alfredo with Mushrooms and spinach – Because I love pasta
Spicy Mexican Black Bean Burgers – I miss burgers so much, I am new to plant based whole food. I recently watched Forks over Knives and it really opened my eyes. Being someone who has always been taught you need Meat, veg and starch on your plate I have always eaten meat at almost every meal. I started running and working out last year and lost 50lbs. The thing that scared me the most is the fact that under the belief that muscles need meat protein I was taking in almost 400g a day in animal protein. I have been animal protein free for two 18 days now and trying to set a great example for my kids. The hardest part is keeping things interesting and I think your book would make a wonderful addition to our kitchen.
P.S. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes we have already enjoyed

106 Josette October 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Oh! what a difficult choice! they all look so good. The Baked Artichoke Risotto as artichokes and rice are on my top favorite list and the Saucy Eggplant Fajitas looks so delicious! Thanks Veronica

107 Wendy M October 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM

The cabbage rolls look amazing – I’ve never made my own and the Rotini Marinara With Chanterelle Mushrooms – I love anything pasta!

108 Bob October 9, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Would look forward to two especially. First the yam chickpea spinach curry. Sounds irresistable and exotic as well. Second the Costa Rican rice and beans because when i visited Costa Rica we had that dish for a couple of breakfasts and it was delicious

109 LaVonne October 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Yum-oh! Your Pulled Jackfruit Carnitas and Fetuccini Alfredo catch my imagination. Your recipes look so beautiful! I can’t wait to try them out on my family. TY for sharing such nice ideas with all of us.

110 Hydro October 9, 2012 at 5:01 PM

I’m looking forward to the deluxe spinach mushroom lasagna. I haven’t had lasagna since I was diagnosed with IBD. The other recipe is the cabbage rolls. My favorite food from my greek grandma.

111 sharone October 9, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Hi The Cabbage rolls sound very interesting . I grew up with German cabbage rolls so would be very excited to try these tasty looking morsels. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, Sharone

112 fred October 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Woo-Hoo! The bean and corn tacos look like you have the mother load stuffed in there. So many colors and textures, no 3-d glasses needed here. Then the quinoa veggie slow cooker chili. Just imagining walking in from work and smelling the chili ready to be engulfed. a Lazy man’s dream. Woo-Hoo!

113 Laura Tuttle-Moore October 9, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Baked Ziti And Greens and Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry (Baingan Bharta) are the 2 that I’m looking forward to the most – they all look amazing though. I have alot of trouble staying vegan and these recipes will help – plus they look so good, my husband should be more willing to partake as well!

114 Marilyn October 9, 2012 at 2:57 PM

I can only choose 2? Boo! Well, it will definitely have to be the
1. Black bean enchiladas AND
2. Saucy Eggplant Fajitas!
You are SO creative! Thanks

115 Annie October 9, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Shepherd’s Pie was my comfort food when I was a kid. I’m glad to see you have a lot fat veegan recipee for it! It looks good too!

116 Sofia October 9, 2012 at 2:40 PM

These all look delicious! My first instinct is to say absolutely all of them. If made to choose, I would go for the curries–your yam, eggplant, spinach curry and eggplant curry look lovely. I grew up in Costa Rica and am happy to see that our rice and beans or “gallo pinto” made the list! This was definitely a comfort food growing up, as were my all-time favourites: black bean soup and Mexican tortilla soup.

117 Marky October 9, 2012 at 2:21 PM

You had me at ‘Quinoa Veggie Slow Cooker Chili’! Plus, I’ve been dying to find a good, healthy Butternut Squash Mac & Cheezy recipe.

118 Amanda Fallin October 9, 2012 at 2:21 PM

The spinach mushroom lasagna had my mouth watering! Served with a side salad—wow! And the spicy black bean burger looks amazing!

119 Catherine October 9, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Yam chickpea spinach curry because I LOVE curry and cabbage rolls because I have 10 head of cabbage that need a recipe!! Lol the pictures look fantastic!

120 Barb Y. October 9, 2012 at 2:08 PM

The two recipes I am interested in is Quinoa Veggie Slow Cooker Chili and Greek stuffed peppers. Both look yummy!

121 JMH October 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I really want to try the Blackbean Tacos and Stuff Acorn Squash. Recently I have reduced my animal foods and I have noticed my health improve VASTLY. The only downside to this is finding recipes to support my new healthy diet. What a delight to know there is an entire book of stuff that I can eat…risk free.

122 Cecilia October 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Hi Veronica, I like your Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry. Your photos make me believe these are real food. Your husband Frederic is such a lucky guy to be fed with all these good food, but then you must be happy that he enjoys what you make for us and for him!

123 Veronica Grace October 9, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Thank you Cecelia

We’re actually getting divorced and have been separated for a while now. My business is totally separate now.

Thanks for the positive feedback!

124 Louis October 9, 2012 at 1:35 PM

I want to try the Yam and French Lentil Shepherd’s Pie. This is a dish I used to love in my meat-eating days. This is something that will be familiar but yet good for me!

125 Ellen Beard October 9, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I like easy, low cost recipes and would like to try the Easy Cheezy Shells And Broccoli.
My husband likes the look of the Better Than Boston Baked Beans recipe and thinks that will not be too much work and cost.

126 Ursula Jahara October 9, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Here it is:
Pulled Jackfruit Carnitas – I mean, I am brazilian, I love jackfruit!
Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry – Oh well, curry spices me up!

127 Leah October 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I would love to try the Holiday Stuffed Acorn Squash. I saw something similar to it on tv and they both look delicious, so now I really want to try out the recipe! I just bought an acorn squash, I love them!

128 Chris October 9, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Okay, first I’ll pick my two favorites (according to my current cravings):
Black Bean and Corn Tacos
Holiday Stuffed Acorn Squash

And also I’m very interested in trying these next two:
Spicy Mexicab Black Bean Burgers
The Best Cabbage Rolls

…and many more.

I hope that’s not breaking the rules, but I just wanted to mention all of those.

129 Jennifer October 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM

I would love to try the Gourmet Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto. I can pick the mushrooms wild around here. DELISH !

130 Traci October 9, 2012 at 12:14 PM

All these look sooo good, Veronica, but if I had to go with just two i’d pick the Easy Cheezy Shells And Broccoli and the Baked Butternut Squash Mac And Cheezy…I do have a butternut squash on my kitchen counter just waiting for the perfect recipe to come along…

131 Lisa P. October 9, 2012 at 11:56 AM

The Spinach Mushroom Lasagna and the Cabbage Rolls – the photos look great!!

132 Valerie October 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Your photos look amazing! The easy cheezy shells with broccoli is a recipe my family would love!

133 William October 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I never ever enter competitions, so I don’t want to enter this one. But I must congratulate you on the excellent masterpiece you have created, and I want to buy your book as soon as it is available. Hence the reason I have given you my email address.
I have found that most American cook books have ingredients that we in Australia do not have access to, or have names that we have never heard of, but as a Scotsman living in Australia the recipe for Mashed Potatoes and Gravy caught my fancy as it is or was a staple food in Scotland when I was living there many years ago.
I wish you luck with your book, you deserve it after all the hard work you must have put into it.
William (Bill) Stewart

134 Anna October 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM

The first recipe I would make is the Mexican black bean burger – looks fantastic! I really like your philosophy of using whole unprocessed ingredients as much as possible. Hoping to win a copy of your new ebook. Best wishes, Anna.

135 Teresa October 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM

They all sound wonderful and the pictures made me so hungry.
If I have to select only two I’d go for the
Herbed Lentil Loaf and the Spicy Mexican black bean burger because my husband still eats meat every once in a while and I think those two recipes might change his mind.
I look forward to testing all the recipes once the book is out.

136 Becky McWilliams October 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Definitely the macaroni cheese!

137 MJ October 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM

These all look and sound mouth watering!! I think I would start by trying the Marinated Portobello Bean Burritos, Rainbow Nachos with Queso Sauce, Yam Black Bean Enchiladas.

138 lina daukas October 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

You’ve covered all my favorites!

The only other recipe I wish for is European cabbage rolls cooked in a sour
tomato sauce. My mother used to cook these and I can’t figure out a way
to make them without textured protein.
I’d bless you forever if you could come up with that one!

Btw, I too vote for your opening restaurants. As people discover how delicious
vegan food can be, they will convert to healthier eating.

139 Diane October 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Being a diehard Mexican food lover….I must say the Rainbow Nachos with Queso Sauce [especially the Sauce part!] and Spicy Mexican Black Bean Burgers immediately caught my attention! But everything looks soooo good and just makes me hungry! Looks like I am not the only one with these choices either! Way to Go!

140 Ann October 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

The pictures are absolutely lovely! My top comfort foods are mashed potatoes and gravy and macaroni and cheese. The shepard’s pie runs a close second.

141 Aileen Pfitzer October 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I am most excited to try Herbed Lentil Loaf and Yam And French Lentil Shepherd’s Pie. My cookbook collection has been needing a new addition lately, this cookbook could be just what it needs!

142 Renee October 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Mmmmmm black bean and corn tacos and the cabbage rolls!

143 Eva October 9, 2012 at 10:29 AM

baked butternut squash mac & cheezy looks awesome also would love to try the quinoa veggie slow cooker chili as I would like to use my slow cooker more than I do now. Thanks for all that you do, we appreciate it so much.

144 Val October 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM

I’d absolutely love to try everything you’ve posted here and couldn’t pick only a single one! All the pics look drool worthy!!! But if I really *had* to make a choice, I’d go for my comfort food #1, pasta! πŸ˜‰ So the ‘Easy Cheezy Shells And Broccoli’ absolutely ‘call’ me, as does the ‘Deluxe Spinach Mushroom Lasagna’ as well as ‘Fettuccini Alfredo With Mushrooms And Spinach’!
But seriously, I would want to make them ALL!!! πŸ™‚

145 Anastasia October 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Oh my God…all your recipes are mouthwatering…but I woul love to try the Rainbow Nachos with Queso Sauce….I will definitely have your book, whether I win it or not…

146 Lynne Anne Galton October 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

I’ve been a vegetarian for 34 years, my children have been veg their whole lives, and now my 25 year old son, who recently went vegan, is challenging me to step up and “follow HIS lead” (imagine that!)..All of your dishes look yummy, but the Pulled Jackfruit Carnitas and Herb Lentil Loaf (how does it keep from falling apart?) especially intrigue me. Thanks for your website and the chance to win your new book!

147 Michelle L Ragland October 9, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Looking forward to trying meatless sloppy joes & the best cabbage rolls! Yummy!

148 Joan October 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM

The baked butternut squash (without fake cheese!!!) sounds really yummy. We are working on more whole, fresh and gluten free foods these days…would love to win your book! Keep up the good work.

149 Louise October 9, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Hi Veronica,
All the recipes in this book look so good ! I am not a great cook, but I would be willing to try them all. It would give me an opportunity to try different types of beans as I seem to stick to the same ones.
I’m glad to see that you focus on low fat foods which is a big help in trying to manage the weight .
Thank you for all your dedication and sharing.

150 lea October 9, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Pulled Jackfruit Carnitas (faux pulled pork) — I have to try that as jackfruit remains me of my childhood coming from south east asia!

151 Rebecca October 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I would love to know how to make the herbed lentil loaf and the quinoa slow cooker chili the most!!!! Love your recipes! πŸ™‚

152 Monica October 9, 2012 at 9:16 AM

I love the nacho recipe- looks like it would be fun to eat. I haven’t had lasagna since I became a vegan and your lasagna recipe look delicious!

153 Johan Agstam October 9, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Baked Butternut Squash Mac And Cheezy. It looks so fantastically delicious that not even the most die-hard anti-vegan family member could give me “beef” over it during Christmas. Rather the opposite, it should make for some great vegan activism.

154 Terri Cole October 9, 2012 at 9:02 AM

For me, it’s all about that Deluxe Spinach Mushroom Lasagna! I’ve just been veganfor about 6 months and I haven’t tackled lasagna yet, although it was a specialty of mine when I was a cheese-eating vegetarian!

155 HS October 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Hi Veronica,

All dishes look really mouthwatering …

If I really would have to choose I would pick these 2 (because I am not able to just pick 1 out of all these lovely dishes)

1) Easy Cheezy Shells And Broccoli (sounds like an absolute yummie dish)

2) Herbed lentil loaf (very nice dish for a loaf and lentils are so healthy)

156 deb calderon October 9, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Mashed potatoes with gravy and pulled Jackfruit carnitas. I can’t even imagine the Jackfruit one. Looking forward to this book.

157 Renee Green October 9, 2012 at 8:38 AM

The book looks amazing…loving the pictures. I would love to try the Baked Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese. This is a dish I miss alot and I do not like to use “fake cheese”. The second recipe I would like to try is Mashed Potatoes w/gravy. This is my ultimate comfort food and I am always trying new recipes to find the best dish. I think this could be it. If I tried the mashed potatoes, I would have to make the meatloaf to accompany it…the list would go on and on.

158 Ksenia October 9, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Herb Lentil Loaf is what has attracted me. Lentil dishes are very tasty but in my country are not much popularized even among those who prefer vegetable-ans-fruit based diet. Its picture is very eye-catching.

159 NATHALIE O October 9, 2012 at 8:33 AM

All of them!!! Everything looks so amazing! What to pick what to pick… if only 2 then I would pick the Indian recipes as it`s a comfort food for me. The Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry and theIndian Roasted Eggplant Curry (Baingan Bharta)

160 Amelia Gerlach October 9, 2012 at 8:31 AM

They ALL sound delicious, but since I love yams and spinach, I will say the yam chickpea spinach curry! I can’t wait to try them all!!! Thanks so much for all your recipes, including the raw ones! You need to keep writing more and more books!!! Much needed!

161 Patty October 9, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Hi…the pictures are great…don’t like to buy a cookbook without pictures πŸ™‚ I am most excited to try the Black Bean and Corn Tacos and the Rainbow Nachos with Queso Sauce. I have really missed tacos and nachos and cheese. I would also like to try the Easy Cheesy Shells and Broccoli…looks yummy. Thank you.

162 Paula Frank October 9, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Hard to choose Veronica! Looks awesome.

I’d like to try the Baked Butternut Squash Mac And Cheezy (no fake cheese) — because there’s no fake cheese! and I think I can wow my boyfriend with it.

And, the Best Cabbage Rolls — you read my mind … I have been looking for something like this .. also for my bf who’s mom used to make these with meat and this will give him pleasant memories.

163 Jackie P. October 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM

It’s hard to pick only two…I’ll say the Quinoa Slow Cooker Chili since I like quinoa and slow cooking, and Yam with Black Bean Enchiladas because I’ve never had anything like that and it sounds interesting.

164 Emily Martin October 9, 2012 at 8:24 AM

The Saucy Eggplant Fajitas and the Better Than Boston Baked Beans would be my picks. I especially want to try the beans. I am from the Boston area and always used to make my beans with salt pork, which gives them a wonderful sweet taste. Now that we no longer eat meat, I have been looking for a really good recipe as we love beans.

165 adriana Yakovlev October 9, 2012 at 8:18 AM

I pick cabagge rolls because I know the cabbage is very nutritious and I don’t know many recipes with cabagge and the other is. Savory eggplantplant fajitas because I’m from Mexico city and love guacamole!
Thanks a lot.
Adriana Y.

166 Melissa October 9, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Everything looks amazing!!!! Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry (Baingan Bharta) & Holiday Stuffed Acorn Squash are definately the first two I would try. Especially the squash since its fall and the squash are fantastic right now.

167 Guylaine October 9, 2012 at 8:14 AM

I would buy it in a printed book format to give away to my friends and family.

168 Margaret October 9, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Hard to pick one dish – my mouth is watering…

But the chilly weather has me craving potatotoes so I would love to try the Cauliflower Potato Tofu Frittata…

169 SWP October 9, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Meatless Sloppy Joe’s and the Costa Rican Rice and Beans (Gallo Pinto). Hopefully it is as good as it is in Costa Rica as I had it for breakfast most days there.

170 Deb Silor October 9, 2012 at 8:02 AM

They all look amazing! Rissoto’s, both the Chanterelle and the Artichoke ones look sooooo good! I have missed rissoto since becoming vegan, as most recipes call for cheese and it just doesn’t seem the same without it (and of course they typically start with butter as well). The Indian Eggplant Curry looks very good too, wish I had the recipe tonight! I love Indian food and Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables!

I am typically very cautious in purchasing vegan cookbooks or going to vegan restaurants, as I do not like fake meat. I don’t understand the point of it! I focus on whole grains, fruits and vegetables and your cookbook sounds perfect! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Great job on the pictures!

171 Janette October 9, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Yam and black bean Enchiladas, oh my! I have to say the second one I can’t wait to try, is because of one of my favorite movies, Ratatouille, yes I am a huge dork πŸ™‚

172 Dianne October 9, 2012 at 7:56 AM

The pictures look absolutely delicious. I would have to go with the Baked Beans as my first choice but then I would have to start at the beginning of the book and try a new one each day. Thanks for putting such great choices together!

173 Ana G. October 9, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Herbed Lentil Loaf.
I’ve already made a dish like that and it tasted very well.
It’s a really complete meal: lentils+cereals+vegetables and it’s cake-like and I love cakes’ textures.

174 Valerie Hansen October 9, 2012 at 7:52 AM

It’s hard to pick 1-2 so I picked 4! Rainbow Nachos just look so fresh I’d like have them now for breakfast. I love stuffed peppers so the Greek Rice recipe would be a ‘have to try’. I used to eat the Bush’s Veggie Baked beans but always drained away the sugary sauce. I’m sure your recipe for the Better than Baked Beans would have a luscious yet healthy sauce. Lastly, the Yam & Black Bean Enchiladas look like a winner. I can’t eat mushrooms so anything with them as a primary ingredient is off my list of useful recipes (unless something can be successfully substituted). I have your Soups book & everything I’ve tried has been really good. Thanks for the website & tips!

175 Bobbi October 9, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Have never eaten Jackfruit and am interested in trying new things.
And, oh, how could anyone go wrong eating mashed potatoes and gravy ?
I have only recently changed my way of eating and am loving being vegan.
I feel great…no food cravings at all !!

176 Nisha October 9, 2012 at 7:46 AM

I can’t wait to try the Costa Rican Rice and Beans, Yam And French Lentil Shepherd’s Pie…. and (I know you said 2 but being honest I had a 3-way tie) Cauliflower Potato Tofu Frittata <— because I can picture having a girl's day brunch and would love to try to make it Vegan.

Also I am on the verge of trying to get my mom to first eat healthy but then eventually go Vegan.

Lastly, I am in the process of trying to enroll in a Nutrition degree program, I would love to be able to take your book with me to the cooking classes to show more options and maybe get the chef to include your book as an alternative. If you have pictures for most recipes like you have above your book will be on point!!

Congrats on your new endeavors!

177 Maria Zarate October 9, 2012 at 7:46 AM

I want to try Pulled Jackfruit Carnitas because it sounds really good and Saucy Eggplant Fajitas because I love eggplant and in a fajita it sounds so good. The pictures look Great!

178 SeriM October 9, 2012 at 7:45 AM

What gorgeous pictures! I’d have to go with the rainbow nachos and the black bean burgers… to start! Thanks for spending your time creating these great recipes for us.

179 Mariz October 9, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Spicy Mexican Black Bean Burgers, cause my boyfriendalso will love these!! Secondly Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry, because everything I love is in there:))

180 Sherry October 9, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Veronica, You’re joking right? Pick one?!! They all look really scrummy.

181 Joanne M October 9, 2012 at 7:28 AM

So hard to choose but I have to go with the old standby comfort food–Nachos! Second place for me would be Cabbage Rolls. Reminds me of my childhood.

182 Laura October 9, 2012 at 7:27 AM

Everything looks so delicious … I can just imagine curling up in front of the fireplace with a big bowl of the Mashed Potatoes with Gravy! Wow, talk about comfort food!!
Recently, I have become very fond of eggplant and am always on the lookout for new recipes: I would love to try the Saucy Eggplant Fajitas and the Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry.

183 hunter October 9, 2012 at 7:21 AM

black bean enchilada looks great! would love to see that recipe. Favorite comfort food is jambalaya from louisiana!

184 dale henry October 9, 2012 at 7:12 AM

Rainbow Nachos with Queso Sauce
Baked Butternut Squash Mac And Cheezy (contains no fake cheese)
Both for one reason alone…NO FAKE CHEESE!!! YA!!
I have your Raw recipe book and I am thrilled with the taste and results of your recipes.
thank you

185 Em October 7, 2012 at 8:45 PM

All these dishes look so delicious! Really difficult to choose just two, to go into your competition…but after serious consideration of both the photos and the foods I love (or used to really love), I have nominated (in no particular order;):

1) Mashed Potatoes With Gravy
Mashed potatoes was probably my all-time favourite comfort food growing up. Ours was always made with lots of milk, butter and a raw egg cracked in. Clearly, I would never consider making it that way now – but yours here, looks so delicious and I know it would have only healthy ingredients. Am really intrigued to try it.

2) Pulled Jackfruit Carnitas (faux pulled pork)
Jackfruit is pretty high up on my list of favourite foods now (along with durian) – when I can get it ripe, I eat it several times a week. The fact that you’ve made a dish using jackfruit as a faux-pork substitute (wow!) is ingenious – and I can’t wait to see how that turns out!

Other honourable mentions that all look too dreamy and comforting to ignore;):
Deluxe Spinach Mushroom Lasagne
Cauliflower Potato Tofu Frittata
Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheezy
Baked Artichoke Risotto

Veronica, all the vegan restaurants I know rely almost exclusively on mock meats/textured soy protein (with the occasional tofu dish). I read on the inside cover of the menu at one well-meaning global vegan chain restaurant that textured soy protein is nourishing and healthy. Seriously…

So I’ve been thinking…what you need to do is open your own vegan restaurant – then, as soon as possible, open a whole chain of them in every city in every country around the world. That way, my friend and I will actually have somewhere to eat healthy, delicious, cooked and raw, vegan food as a once a week treat. Hop to it, now!;) (And you know I’m only half-kidding here, yeah?…)

186 lfwfv October 1, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Ooooh! Love that every recipe has pictures and that you focus on whole, low fat foods. And able to be gluten free! Sounds awesome. The baked ziti looks great and I would love to cook it for my husband as he loves pasta!

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