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Pad Thai Pie

Between working on various cookbook projects, magazine articles, and house and garden duties, there has been precious little time left for anything else, although I did manage to take a photo of the Pad Thai Pie (above) — a recipe for my upcoming one-dish cookbook.  Here are a few more photos of recipes in this book, taken by some of my talented recipe testers.  Below is the Risotto Primavera, photo by VeganAide.

Risotto Primavera

And this is the Pesto Lasagna, photo by Lori Maffei:

Pesto Lasagna

This one is the Greek Gyros Salad, photo by Lea Jacobson:

Greek Gyros Salad

I’ll plan to post more photos soon!  FYI, the one-dish book won’t be out until next year.  But, in just a few months, my new slow cooker book will hit the shelves.  It’s available for pre-order now on Amazon.

Another thing on my “to do”  list is to make a dent in the pile of  books that have been sent to me for review. I haven’t had time to even open most of them, and although I may not have time for lengthy reviews, my plan is to do brief reviews of a few of the books that I think you’ll find especially intriguing.

One of these books will be Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make by Amber Shea Crawley.   It’s so approachable and easy to use and the recipes are delicious and creative.  What really makes this book stand out is the fact that many of the recipes include cooked options — which is great if you just want to dip your culinary toe into raw foods.  Another plus is that the recipes can be made without special equipment such as a dehydrator.  I wish this book had been around years ago when I was attempting to prepare more raw foods.  The book was published by Jon’s company, Vegan Heritage Press, and I think they did an amazing job.

Speaking of Jon, he recently published his first novel.  The title is Permelia Lyttle’s Guide to the End of the World and I think it’s a hoot from start to finish.  If you like quirky fiction and are looking for a fun read this summer, I encourage you to check it out — both paperback and Kindle versions are available.

 

 

{ 18 comments… add one }

  • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan June 7, 2012, 2:41 pm

    Thanks for the shout-out for my book, Robin! :)

    • Robin June 7, 2012, 6:55 pm

      Sure thing, Amber. I absolutely LOVE your book!

  • Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 7, 2012, 2:43 pm

    pad thai pie!!! incredible! it looks so delicious! thanks for sharing!

    • Robin June 7, 2012, 6:56 pm

      You’re welcome, Caralyn. It tastes even better than it looks!

  • Richa@HobbyandMore June 7, 2012, 7:10 pm

    Super cool idea!!:)

  • Jenn June 7, 2012, 8:49 pm

    Pad Thai Pie?!? Fantastic! I just bought Jon’s novel, thanks for the info!

    • Robin June 8, 2012, 12:39 pm

      Jenn, Jon will be happy to know you bought his book. I’ll let him know. Hope you enjoy it!

  • Anne Regen June 7, 2012, 11:33 pm

    Robin, I didn’t think I needed another vegan cookbook. I have many of your books and enjoy them all ( I owe you many Amazon reviews). After reading the This and That blog post, I have changed my mind. The One Dish Cookbook looks amazing already. You are gifted and creative and I look forward to buying the One Dish Cookbook and Fresh From the Vegan Slow Cooker when they come out.
    Thank you for sharing the amazing photos. Your recipe testers are indeed talented.

    • Robin June 8, 2012, 12:38 pm

      Oh, Anne, what a nice thing to say. Thank you!

  • Vegiegail June 8, 2012, 5:27 pm

    Pad Thai Pie?! I’m giddy with excitement!

    • Robin June 8, 2012, 5:53 pm

      Hi Gail!!! I’m excited that you’re excited!!! :)

  • veganlinda June 15, 2012, 1:28 am

    You had me at Pad Thai Pie! I have to buy your one dish cookbook. Something to look forward to!!!

    • Robin June 16, 2012, 9:06 am

      Linda, I had myself at Pad Thai Pie, too! ;) Hope you enjoy the one-dish book!

  • Roxane's Natural Kitchen June 20, 2012, 7:28 am

    The risotto looks DELICIOUS!!

  • Karen June 20, 2012, 2:29 pm

    Pad Thai Pie alone was enough to get my attention. What a great idea and how YUM does that sound!!

    • Robin June 20, 2012, 2:33 pm

      And just wait until you TASTE it Karen!

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