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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cooking With Friends No Matter How Far Away They Are...

The Goodreads Gals and I were at it again this weekend! I love that we all cook "together" even though we are in different states, and some different countries. 
This time we decided to try some recipes from Bryant Terry's Vegan Soul Kitchen

As soon as I looked at this cookbook, I fell in love with it. Not only are there delicious, healthy recipes from African-American cuisine but the books reads like a memoir and offers soundtrack suggestions for each recipe. (because 7000 songs on my iPod is never enough!)

Wanting to try just about every recipe in the book, I limited it to three tonight:

Cajun-Creole Spiced Tempeh Pieces with Creamy Grits
Sweet Coconut-Ginger Creamed Corn
Sweet Cornmeal-Coconut Butter Drop Biscuits

This was a beautiful, soul-hugging meal that made two very happy vegans! I love anything having to do with grits and since becoming vegan one of my favorite foods is tempeh. The grits were uber creamy and the tempeh was crispy and spicy. The combination was something I will be craving often!

The creamed corn, was pretty. It had a pinkish hue from the red onions, and was sweet. It made me smile. Keep this recipe in mind folks for the upcoming holidays! Vegans and Non-Vegan alike will LOVE this side dish. 

That is some GOOOD Tempeh right there!

Now...let's talk about these biscuits for a minute:

Can I just say...
     ...I cannot wait to have these for breakfast tomorrow!

The name alone--sweet cornmeal-coconut butter drop biscuits--makes me giddy but tasting these delicious little love drops...OMG! 

As soon as I took one bite, I started seeing these bad boys at every holiday party, breakfast brunch, light lunch, pot luck, you name it. They are sweet, cinnamon-y, goodness that pairs so well with spicy, savory dishes or the fig jam and cinnamon coffee I am going to have them with tomorrow. 

I am excited to make more recipes, but even more thrilling...I can't wait until his new book: The Inspired Vegan comes out!

Check out Plenty Sweet Enough for another delicious creation!


  1. Great job making me hungry! And I don't even like tempeh. Great photos. Please pass a biscuit to me through the internet!

  2. Oh I wish I could! Those biscuits are unreal they are so good.

  3. That tempeh looks awesome and the corn has tempted me too! I may try and make that next weekend with something else! Darn it, I have to go back and link to your blog in my post. xoxoxo