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VeganMoFo: Adzuki Beans & Winter Squash Saute

I made my way to Whole Foods today to get the ingredient I couldn’t find in town (adzuki beans), and so I made another recipe from my list – Adzuki Beans & Winter Squash Saute from Vegan Planet.

I had my doubts about how good a recipe like this would be, as there were only six ingredients, one being water.  But I wanted to try adzuki beans, and it seemed like a nice, simple way to introduce myself.  I’m glad I tried this recipe.  The tamari and shallots did something magical to the carnival squash, and the adzuki beans were a nice complement.  I’m not in love with the beans after my first try, but they’re tasty enough.  It was my first time trying a carnival squash too, it tasted kind of like acorn squash.

Plain steamed brussels sprouts on the side.  I normally roast my brussels, but bf and I had like four kitchen projects going on at the same time and the oven was occupied.  I had planned to make brown rice to go along as well but I didn’t remember until it was much too late, so I took a cue from Katie at Chocolate Covered Vegan and made savory oat bran.  It’s good!  I treated it like I do grits, adding a bit of earth balance, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper and parsley.  It kind of tasted like grits.  Oaty grits.

A lot of people say the same thing about Vegan Planet, that it’s such a big cookbook that they rarely actually make anything out of it.  I say take a look and give it a try!  I’ve made six recipes from VP now, and they were all excellent.  I’ll surely be digging through for more recipes to try soon.

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