In January of this year I did some recipe testing for Robin Robertson. I'm always happy to get the
opportunity to do that. It's fun and as anyone who reads my blog regularly knows, she is my favorite cookbook author. You can't go wrong with Robin Robertson's books! Many meals I put on the table for my family start with her recipes.
Her latest cookbook, "Quick-Fix Vegan" comes out in October, but mine was delivered to me yesterday (much to my delight). There are many recipes that sound great in this book and I can't wait to try them. I also love that it is focused on having "healthy, homestyle meals in 30 minutes or less." In our busy world, 30 minutes or less (and still healthy) is what a lot of us need!
One of the recipes that I tested for this book immediately became one of my favorite dishes and I've made it many times since first testing it. As a child I used to love cheeseburger hamburger helper (hey, I wasn't a vegan and we were poor). But it was a comfort food that I liked and even ate in my adult years, until becoming vegetarian. Well, the recipe in this book for the mac and cheeseburger bake is that dish all over, only made healthy and vegan!
When I made that dish the first bite took me back decades. Comfort food at its best! Loved it! To me it tastes a lot like the cheeseburger hamburger helper I used to eat. And like I said though, this version is healthy and vegan. What's not to love? There is no vegan cheese in the recipe, so you don't even have to worry about all the fat! You simply have to get this book and try that dish out. I used whole wheat pasta and instead of the tempeh I used ground burger crumbles (Boca), although I'm sure it is probably also great with the tempeh.
Can't wait to try some of the other recipes in this book. Mark your calendars, add it to your wish list, but whatever you do, don't miss out on "Quick-Fix Vegan" ... yet another awesome book by Robin Robertson!