Chili for Chilly Nights

Do you have your copy of 500 Vegan Recipes by Celine Steen & Joni Marie Newman yet? You don’t? Well you should probably hurry up and get one because all those recipes will be mighty sad if you don’t make them soon. For example, if the weather has you huddled under blankets or planted next to a space heater, you could warm up your insides with a bowl of Cranberry Chili and a side of Sweet Skillet Cornbread:

Or, maybe you are addicted to tahini like I am, and also happen to love chocolate? Well then you should probably make the Chocolate Tahini Quick Bread:

Or maybe you are a cookie addict? Well then, you should without a doubt make the Caraque Pastries (which kind of resemble boobies, but don’t let that deter you):

Or, maybe you are terribly sluggish in the morning and you drag yourself from one room to the next seeking some revitalization? Well goodness, I’d suggest whipping up a batch of Energy Bars!!!

Or, maybe you just want to make sammies for lunch and need some bread? How about the Dijon Thyme Bread?

Or, maybe you just want to cozy up with a good book and read? Well then you better get a copy of 500 Vegan Recipes because it’s a dandy fine novel. Hurry up already before Santa (or your respective holiday-themed dude) gets the last one.



Chocolate Tahini Bread – This delicious loaf was a test recipe for the 500 Vegan Recipes Cookbook. I really enjoyed the soft crumb, deep chocolate flavor, and subtle notes of tahini packed into this breakfast (lunch, dinner, dessert) treat. Not only is it addictive, but it is really quite healthy! So it’s okay that I ate more than one piece in a sitting right? Right. In fact, this was also enjoyed by Tim, who hours later, still had chocolate evidence (in the form of crumbs) adhered to the corners of his mouth (unknowingly… heh, heh, heh…). There was also a trail of more crumbs leading from the kitchen to elsewhere in the apartment (which I suppose proves that this bread is a portable delight). Another bonus? It freezes well!!! I know that once this cookbook is published and out on shelves, the pages of mine will be laden with smears of ingredients. The recipes are truly that amazing.