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One Dish Vegan Cookbook - Interview + Recipes + Giveaway

One Dish Vegan Cookbook is the new e-book written by Sally Brooks who took some time out to answer my questions. This ebook has 100 meals for one pan, one bowl or one dish cooking.

See below for her recipes for Couscous Tomato Soup and Dairy-Free Pizza and how you can get a free copy.

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Why did you decide to write your book?
I wrote One Dish Vegan Cookbook because I feel that there are not many books available for vegans who want to create simple recipes using every day ingredients. The idea of just using one pot or one dish really appeals to me. I also think that people who are new to veganism or interested in living a more ethical and healthy life, need a simple introduction to gain confidence that they will be able to cook simple meals and also definitely still eat really tasty food.

How long did the book take to make from creation of recipes to release?
The book took about a month from the concept to publication. Although mainly because I had been thinking about doing this for ages. I'm so glad I did!

What other vegan people helped you with the book?
I asked my friends (both vegans and meat eaters) to test the recipes and that really helped make sure they were simple and tasty.

What do you hope to achieve with the release?
I hope the book enables many vegans to feel that they can eat well without having to be an expert cook and also to remind people that simple food can be delicious.

What has the response been like so far?
I have had good reviews already on Amazon and I am pleased that the feedback I am getting is so positive and encouraging. I hope your readers enjoy cooking and eating my recipes as much as I enjoyed writing them.

What are your future plans?
I am already working on a follow-up book for vegans which will be out early next year.

Sally is giving away 5 free copies of her ebook

to the first 5 readers to email me telling me how many dishes they use when cooking and why.

 

Couscous Tomato Soup

couscous_tomato_soupCouscous Tomato Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 large can crushed tomatoes (or 2 smaller cans)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cooked couscous
  • Garnish: fresh basil leaves

Directions:

Saute the onion and garlic in the oil on the stove top for about 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic into the slow cooker, add all other ingredients except couscous and basil. Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove bay leaves and stir in the couscous. Garnish with fresh basil before serving.

Dairy-Free Pizza

dairy-free_pizzaDairy-Free Pizza

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 package active dry yeast (.25-ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

Topping Ingredients:

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped,
  • 1 - 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup red pizza sauce
  • Tomatoes, diced

Directions:

Add the yeast, sugar, and warm water into a large bowl, stir gently. Cover the bowl with a towel and let it sit for 5 minutes. Next, add in the salt and oil, then slowly add the flour. Add enough flour so that the dough is soft, but not too sticky. Knead the dough for 5 minutes.

Remove the dough from the mixing bowl, spray the mixing bowl with nonstick cooking spray, and then put the dough back in. Cover with a lint-free towel, and let it rise for an hour. The dough should double in size.

After rising, work the dough down with your hands, knead for a few minutes to work it into a ball, then let it rise again for another 45 minutes.

Preheat to 425 degrees. Oil the baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Roll the dough out, then arrange it on the baking sheet. Add toppings of your choice, bake for 20 minutes.

A good technique for non-dairy pizza toppings is to layer the dough with red sauce, then add the toppings to fill the pizza so there are no remaining empty spaces. If desired, sprinkle a little bit of non-dairy cheese on the top.

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