Wednesday, October 05, 2011

vegan mofo :: win bryanna's cookbook, try bryanna's salad


I've been a fan of Bryanna Clark Grogan for years and finally got a chance to meet her and hang out with her at the Vida Vegan Conference. She is a lovely, down-to-earth person and a wealth of information, positivity, and of course, of vegan recipes.

A surplus of CSA share organic carrots inspired me to try a recipe from Bryanna's newest cookbook, World Vegan Feast. Besides being tasty and a whiz to prepare, her Glazed Moroccan Carrot Salad [see below for recipe] also happens to be gluten-free.

Here's your chance to win a copy of World Vegan Feast. Simply leave a comment with your favorite food from a country other than your own. Bryanna and I will choose a winner in the next few days. In the meantime, do try the salad. You won't be sorry.

Glazed Moroccan Carrot Salad from World Vegan Feast

  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • Juice of 1 large lemon [about 5 T]
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T minced parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp fresh-ground pepper
  • Garnish: 4-6 strips of Moroccan Preserved Lemon
    or long shreds of organic lemon zest
1. Steam the carrot matchsticks until crisp-tender. Transfer them to a colander and cool them off under cold running water. Drain well.
2. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the remaining ingredients and then toss with the carrots. Transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with the preserved lemon peel or zest. Serve at room temperature.

65 comments:

Natalie said...

I LOVE spanakopita and was thrilled to come upon a convincing vegan version in The Accidental Vegan (Devra Gartenstein).

PS, I can't wait for Celebrate Vegan and I'm so sad its release has been pushed back to November! It'll be worth the wait, though :)

janet @ the taste space said...

I can only pick one? Kisir from Turkey is pretty awesome. :)

Lacey said...

I'm a Panang Curry girl myself. Worked in a Thai place for 4 years though so they all are pretty equal now. Lad Na is also amazing.

Kittee Bee Berns said...

ooooooooooooooooothapam!
xo
kittee

Anne said...

I love Thai Vegetables with Red Curry sauce!

Allysia said...

Bibimbap! Best word and rice bowl ever!

Lauren Lowe said...

Piyaz - a white bean salad from Turkey. So fresh and delicious. Mmmm sumac...

Rebecca said...

Hmm.. favorite food from another country. Not that i've been to Nicaragua, but fried plantains will beat french fries anyyyyyday and always with agave sweetened ketchup!

cornfieldsandcookies said...

Dal, daal, dahl, dhal, however you spell it it's positively comforting. Masoor, Urad, Chana, any and all of the different kinds. It's become my favorite comfort food and something I can spend an afternoon stewing or whip up in twenty minutes at my parent's house.

KellyC said...

I'm a huge pierogi fan! I would definitely love this book as well. Looks like so much yummy between two covers.

KateMcGrath said...

It's so hard to chose! I guess I would have to say Indian. There is nothing better that some spicy curry.

Caitlin said...

veggie massaman curry!!!

Laura said...

Panuchos from the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico! It's a corn tortilla spread with refried black beans and fried. Traditionally, it's piled with lettuce, tomato, salsa, avocado, and chicken or turkey marinated in orange juice and achiote - I made a delicious version with veggie-chick'n strips! In Mexico, I just asked for them without chicken/turkey and they were delish.

KTBuns said...

Hummus!!

Tamara Evans said...

I love baba ganoush!

cadryskitchen.com said...

I'm going to vote for chana masala. Chickpeas do right by so many international cuisines. They're the bean of all trades! But they work as a main course most beautifully in chana masala, scooped up with roti.

Anonymous said...

Lentil & Rice With Carmalized Onions from Lebanon. It's economical, tasty comfort food that's naturally vegan. As I've been cooking on a budget lately, this is a new favorite!!! --Tara E.

Kate said...

Aloo Matar! Its delicious, simple, and comforting.

Love said...

I rarely eat Swedish food anymore, it seems so bland and boring compared to, say, Indian, Mexican, Italian, Chinese or even American. So it's hard to choose, all my favorite food come from other countries... I think it's a dead heat between lasagna and mac & cheese! Or is it dal? Or Gallo Pinto with fried plantains ad salsa lizano? Hm...

Susan said...

I love it all, but I am fascinated with Japanese food at the moment.

vegan.in.brighton said...

Wow, that's a really tough question. I think my favourite non-uk food would have to be Paella. I love it but I've never made it for myself, I'm going to be attempting it on my blog tomorrow!

Julie said...

Bean burritos! I know, totally not exciting but as a busy working mother with two kids, bean burritos make my family and therefore me happy! Bean burritos for breakfast, lunch and dinner, doesn't matter! Using homemade refried beans, of course!

VeggieLow said...

I have been on an international kick lately too - i saw this book mentioned on vegan crunk so now that i've seen it twice, i must get it! (sigh, so happy that amazon takes amEx points...)So my favorite is indian food... often it is not vegan, as i'm sure you know, so I often end up making my own. I buy old fashioned falling-apart indian food cookbooks at thrift stores and veganize the recipes. I recently made this fabulous tofu vindaloo... it's coconut-milk based which is odd for indian food but it has all teh yummy indian spices and when you pressure cook tofu in the coconut milk sauce the flavors just become amazing. yummmmmm.

also, i have like 10 carrots at home b/c of an unfulfilled desire to make carrot cake... so maybe i'll be healthier and make this salad!

Charlene said...

Since I am only picking one, I have to say Jamaican patties

Lauren said...

I love Venezuelan arepas! So delicious!

ohsoveggie said...

Chana Masala.....breakfast lunch and dinner!!!!

VeganLinda said...

Tough one because all my favorite foods are Thai, Ethiopian, or Indian. I don't think I can choose just one. How about aloo gobi since it opened up the world of Indian cooking for me.

madeinalaska said...

I had a green mango salad in northern thialand once .. i have tried many recipes but, nothing compares! I am thinking i might have to make a special trip back to get more!

Lee Ann said...

Thai Green curry.
I could eat it every day.
It's such an amazing combination of flavors and textures. And it's good all year round.

tofuparty said...

That must be enchilada's. Definetely!

Hope said...

Lebanese pumpkin kibbeh! It is my new obsession!

sandra said...

Foul medammas (fava beans with onion, garlic, tomatoes, hot peppers) scooped up with warm pita bread - no utensils allowed! Yummm...

yasmine_laas said...

(veggie) Spanish Paella!

Beth said...

Ratatouille from France! Especially at this time of year.

tweal said...

I'm going to try that salad for Thanksgiving this weekend!

My fave food from another country would have to be anything Indian. I do love that curry!

Charlotte said...

My favourite food growing up was a german dish called kaese spaetzle, a cheesy egg based noodle dish - and thanks to the wonders of the internet & flax seed-as-an-egg, cashews & nutritional yeast, i was able to recreate something similar but vegan :)

Carla said...

Pad Thai -- all the many versions out there, but the spicier and peanut-ier the better.

Libby says: said...

I cannot get enough curry! When we went on a cruise, the veggie meal option was always a curry type meal, and I was happy to try a new curry every night :)

Margaret said...

Uppuma (or upma) - the ultimate comfort food. Like a creamy, savory polenta, but better.

Lori said...

I have been wanting to make vegan Caribbena roti for some time now.

eveejoystar said...

I don't remember the exact name of the dish, but it was something with fried bananas from Africa. One time when I was in grade school we had an international day, and different classes were set up as different countries. We would learn about the country then try food from there. I just remember really liking that banana dish.

Courtney said...

I love dahl from India! SO yummy!


Courtney

Vegyogini said...

Thank you for the giveaway! My favorite non-American food is Kik Alecha. Ethiopian food is delicious!

Carrot Top Vegan said...

My favorite comfort food is from Italy...Aranciata or Rice Balls. Easily veganized with Daiya Mozzerella!

Kelly said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I have such a difficult time picking just one. Aloo gobi? Panang curry? Gah!

Kim said...

Baklava! it has been and always will be my favorite desert!

Suburban Snow White said...

I just had some Indian burritos that were to die for. :)

pickygourmet said...

Aloo palak is wonderful! And tofu teriyaki, too.

Melissa said...

I love love love gallo pinto - a Costa Rican rice and beans recipe that is so much more than just rice and beans.

VeggieDoc said...

Tempeh! So many ways to prepare it, and soooo yummy!

Ian said...

Vegan Spanish tapas - wonderful!

Heather @ Better With Veggies said...

My (new) favorite foreign food is Mapo Doufu from China!

daisy said...

Hands down, it's gotta be Koshary - an Egyptian street food that is 100% vegan!

It's just lentils, brown rice, tomato sauce, vinegar, fried onions, and hot sauce to taste for way cheap at many stands and little shops throughout Cairo. It's kind of the Egyptian version of beans and rice, and I make it at least once a month for friends and family.

bitt said...

Pho soup from Vietnam

suburbanvegan.com said...

Chinese vegetable dumplings

Summer said...

Chana masala!

moonsword said...

My fave are Italian rice balls...golden and crispy on the outside, all steamy and savory on the inside. Just the most superdelicious, warming, comforting, totally satisfying food on the planet!
Thanks!

bethanyfehlinger said...

Italian is my favorite, because I am Italian! I mean the REAL dishes, too; not the Americanized versions. Homemade gnocchi hit the spot.

Johanna said...

Wow, to choose. I love this Mayan Mexican style food at place here in Brattleboro called Three Stones: http://www.3stonesrestaurant.com/

Johanna said...

Pumpkin seed specialty/ onzicil is what I eat there.

Alex said...

Falafel or pizza!

Yvonne said...

Indian Palak paneer - so creamy and spicy delicious! With a lot of naan to scoop it up!

Terri Coles said...

It's hard to choose, but I'll go with the dal tadka I ordered tonight!

fondducoeur said...

Ethiopian injera bread with spicy vegetable wot.

Anonymous said...

It looks like a fantastic recipe. For those that find preserved lemon difficult to find, I would suggest www.adrianascaravan.com They have every spice and condiment you will ever need! It is in New York City, but they will ship items to your door. Check it out, and then make this yummy recipe! I know I will!