Vegan With A Vengeance rides again. That has to be one of the best cookbooks I've ever owned. It's worth the price just for the pancakes and The Best Pumpkin Muffins (which are in the oven cooking NOW). Anytime the kids will scarf down something, I end up making it all the time. And I've also taken the pumpkin muffins to work and shared them with co-workers. They're better than anything you get at a café, vegan or otherwise. I will have to make a second pot of coffee just to enjoy with these muffins.
I did have to toss out an old can of pumpkin. There was green fuzzy stuff growing on the side. So I opened a new can. Yes, in a family kitchen, you do find some science experiments in the fridge. We had just put off using the rest of the pumpkin for forever. Not this time. I think I will make some Super Moist Pumpkin Bread later on.
Now for a shameless plug: You can find a lot of Isa Chandra Moskowitz's recipes on The Post Punk Kitchen website. However, if you're like me, and you realize the woman is a genius with recipes, you're going to want to buy ALL of her cookbooks. (I don't have them all yet, but I'm getting there.) I have learned so much from the PPK, I can't even begin to tell. I think, in a way, cooking and especially baking, is all about proportions of ingredients. ICM gets it right pretty much every time. I have yet to make one of her recipes that doesn't work, even if I don't adhere perfectly to everything in it. As she says in Appetite For Reduction, there are no weird ingredients or strange concoctions; just good food.