I think most of you are familiar with my friend, Celine Steen, author of the blog Have Cake Will Travel. She started writing cookbooks before me and is an amazing photographer. I’ve reviewed some of her other books, and you can peek at those here.
Celine Steen has written an awesome new vegan cookbook, Bold Flavored Vegan Cooking. She worked with Page Street Publishing for the first time, and I think the book is just what you need to spice up your summer meals.
Celine’s book is divided by flavors: Savory, Spicy, Sweet, and Staples.
The Savory chapter has delights like pulled jackfruit rolls, matcha tempeh and pickled veggies sandwiches, Asian-inspired fondue, homemade kimchi vegan sausages, and more.
If you like it your food spicy, she’s got just what you’re looking for and a few you didn’t know that you needed in your life like: piri piri pit-za, harissa sprouts and chickpeas, Moroccan-flavored stuffed squash and so many more spicy recipes.
In addition, she also includes a section on Staples. No need to buy expensive store items or hunt for vegan versions because she has recipes for broth mix, spices, her own mayo, spreads, sauces and pickles.
Have a sweet tooth? Don’t worry, Celine has you covered with recipes like grilled pineapple with tahini lime nuts, miso sweet cookies, Tunisian Baharat roasted pluots, and the recipe I’m sharing with you today balsamic berry panna cotta.
I used to love panna cotta in my pre-vegan days before I learned that they usually have gelatin in them. Yuck! All my friends know that I think it’s gross that we give that to kids and sick people, but that’s a rant for another time.
Celine has created a wonderful, very vegan, panna cotta recipe for us. The main recipe uses soy, but if you’re allergic look in the notes for a soy-free version that uses cashew cream.
If you haven’t has a panna cotta before, it’s like a sliceable pudding that’s so refreshing and creamy. Combined with fresh berries this one is extra delicious.
Be sure to get your copy of Celine Steen’s, Bold Flavored Vegan Cooking.