Last Monday I made the Spicy Tempeh and Broccoli Rabe Pasta from . This was my second time making this pasta dish. The first time it was super bitter from the Broccoli Rabe, I didn’t enjoy it much the first time. I decided to give it another chance with spaghetti this time because it was all I had. My mom prepares Broccoli Rabe very well so I decided to ask her about the secrets. My mom says broccoli rabe has to be blanched for one to two minutes and then dropped into ice cold water. Just like tempeh where it has to be boiled for a couple of minutes to remove the bitterness, broccoli rabe benefits from the boiling water too. I decidedto try the blanching and it worked great! The blanching defiantly removes some of the bitterness of the Broccoli Rabe making it taste pleasant.. I really enjoyed the flavorful spicy tempeh and the slightly bitter broccoli rabe. I will now make this tasty pasta dish more often. I hope everyone reading this blog has Veganomicon, if you don’t I highly suggest getting it! Isa and Terry have taught me so much about cooking!
So as I went through Veganomicon with fresh eyes, it turns out there’s a whole chapter in that’s bereft of food splotches and pencil marks. I haven’t made a single thing from the ‘Snacks, Appetizers, Little Meals, Dips and Spreads’.
Hello friends. This month went by fast and it’s now time to review the first cookbook in the I enjoyed the process very much, it has forced me to try out some new recipes and I also discovered some new blogs. Here is my review of Veganomicon, the ultimate vegan cookbook.