Colleen is one of my heroines in the world of veganism. She is a pioneer and compassionate activist, and has done so much for animal advocacy, something I truly want (and need) to become more involved in. She is so inspiring. Not to mention her cookbooks are nothing short of amazing. Color Me Vegan‘s concept is pretty genius, too. The cookbook is arranged in sections according to the colors of the rainbow. Each section emphasizes the antioxidants that correspond with the foods’ color. For example, the orange section contains recipes with carrots, which contain the antioxidant vitamin A.
Now, if I bought every vegan cookbook that I set my eyes on, I would be more broke than I already am. So, when Brittany told me I could borrow this in class, I literally squealed and leapt for joy. I think my classmates thought I was insane. And that I am…for Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.
And her cashew-lentil burgers.
Matty and I were thumbing through the cookbook last night (which you must buy now!) and finally settled on this recipe. We debated about what sauce to serve them up with. Since the burgers contain curry, we thought an Indian-inspired sauce would make a great topping to the patties.
We took inspiration from Mama Pea’s Tandoori Mmmm Sauce. We subbed organic soy yogurt, omitted saffron, and adding two large heapings of nutritional yeast. The result was incredible! *Pats self on back*
I served my pattie on a bed of sauteed garlicky kale and Matty happily enjoyed his on a wheat bun.
Now, our bellies are satisfied and we’re off to watch the latest episode of Top Chef. Have a great night!
Question of the Day: What is your favorite cookbook?
I can’t pick one. I know that sounds like a cop-out but it’s true. All of Colleen’s are amazing and Veganomicon probably comes in at a close second. Anything from Isa Chandra Moskowitz and/or Terry Hope Romero are winners! For raw cookbooks, Ani Phyo‘s are great! For quick recipes with a bit less leg work, Peas and Thank You never fails.