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Nut Butter Universe

I’m very excited to announce the publication of my next book, Nut Butter Universe: Easy Vegan Recipes with Out-of-this-World Flavors.  Published by Vegan Heritage Press, the book will be available in February, right around Valentine’s Day, which is perfect because I LOVE this book!

Filled with recipes featuring all your favorite nut butters, as well as recipes for making your own nut butters at home, Nut Butter Universe also features a Foreword by vegan nutrition superstar, Julieanna Hever (The Plant Based Dietitian), who explains everything you want to know about the nutritional benefits of nut butters.  The book is made even more special thanks to the gorgeous photography of Lori Maffei, whose beautiful photos you see on the cover.

From starters, soups, and sandwiches, to main dishes, breakfasts, and desserts, the recipes feature delectable butters made from cashews, walnuts, Brazil nuts, macadamias, almonds, peanuts, and more. Just a small amount of nut butter can add great texture, flavor, and nutrition to your meals. The recipes include:

  • Artichoke Walnut Butter Bisque
  • Savory Three-Nut Pâté
  • Chestnut and Winter Vegetable Pot Pie
  • Roasted Tahini Cauliflower
  • Grilled Vegetables with Almond Romesco Sauce
  • Penne Primavera with Avocado Cashew Cream
  • Ginger-Walnut Scones
  • Pecan Butter Waffles
  • Pineapple Coconut Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Macadamia Truffles

As some of you may recall, several years ago I wrote a little book called Peanut Butter Planet. Nut Butter Universe is a reimagining of that earlier book, transformed with dozens of all new recipes, and, of course, using an entire universe of nut butters!  I hope you will be as excited about Nut Butter Universe as I am.  It’s available for Pre-order on Amazon.

In the weeks ahead, I’ll post some of the photos from inside the book, along with a sample recipe or two.  For now, I’ll leave you with a photo of one of my many favorite recipes from the book, the Roasted Nicoise Salad:

Roasted Nicoise Salad from Nut Butter Universe (photo by Lori Maffei)

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  • Kelly C December 6, 2012, 9:16 am

    Looking forward to it!!

  • Tami (Vegan Appetite) December 6, 2012, 10:07 am

    Congratulations, Robin! How wonderful it is on VHP, too!

  • Robin December 6, 2012, 10:10 am

    Thanks, Tami. Yes, I’m thrilled that VHP is publishing it!

  • Sandra Lee Childs December 6, 2012, 11:23 am

    Going to pre-order it now!

  • Peggy Moniz December 6, 2012, 12:51 pm

    Looks SO GOOD!!! Going directly to Amazon. Many thanks for the heads up!

  • Carolyn V December 6, 2012, 6:57 pm

    Robin, if you “LOVE this book!” then I’m pretty sure I will too! I also love peanut butter. I love the Peanut Noodle Salad recipe in Vegan on the Cheap. And I love a good Nicoise Salad. Is it February yet??

    • Robin December 6, 2012, 10:10 pm

      February will be here before we know it, Carolyn. Since you love peanut butter (and other nut butters) I do think you’ll probably love this book too!

  • Connie Fletcher December 6, 2012, 8:22 pm

    I am so glad that you are so very creative, and you are willing to share your delicious creativity with the rest of us……….am going directly to amazon…will not pass go nor will I collect $200.00. Can’t wait!!!!

    • Robin December 6, 2012, 10:10 pm

      Thanks for pre-ordering, Connie!

  • Karen December 7, 2012, 10:49 am

    The new cookbook sounds like a fun theme! What a neat idea, using different nut butters as the anchor for the recipes!

    • Robin December 7, 2012, 10:56 am

      Thanks, Karen. It was a fun book to write — and delicious to test the recipes, too! :)

  • Vicky Talbert December 7, 2012, 4:08 pm

    Thank you,Robin! I am excited about this! I use the Spicy Peanut Sauce from Vegan Fire and Spice in one way or another almost every week . Can’t wait to try these recipes, too!

  • bookwormbethie December 7, 2012, 5:19 pm

    congrats on another publication. i am allergic to all nuts so i’ll have to pass on this book, unless i can sub sunflower butter in all the recipes ;)

    • Robin December 9, 2012, 12:25 pm

      ABSOLUTELY YES: Sunflower seed butter can be used to make the recipes in this book. I do hope you enjoy it!

  • Shirley Wheeler December 7, 2012, 5:40 pm

    I just got done pre-ordering. February won’t get here quick enough!!! My mouth is watering just thinking about the chestnut and vegetable winter soup.
    My favorite go to cookbook is your Vegan Made Cheap. My husband and I can’t go a week without one of the soups. I think I have most of them memorized now! I know your new cookbook will be well used too!
    Thanks again for such a great blog!

    • Robin December 9, 2012, 12:26 pm

      Thanks so much, Shirley. I’m so glad you’re enjoying Vegan on the Cheap and I hope you love Nut Butter Universe as well — lots of good soups in there, too! :)

  • Dawn (Vegan Fazool) December 11, 2012, 7:51 pm

    Oh yeah. Great theme for a cookbook, I love my nut butters and nut butter recipes! Can’t wait!

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