Feb 22, 2012

"the inspired vegan" + gumbo zav

Bryant Terry, who authored Vegan Soul Kitchen, has come out with another great cookbook, The Inspired Vegan.  I love Southern style of cooking and I love the cover of his new cookbook. You can feel the nonchalant, care-free and supremely content attitude of Terry. Super cool. It basically foretells the flavor and rhythm of the recipes in the book. The recipes are also seasonal, which is totally up my CSA-alley. Those boxes that you get are all about the seasons and recipes that utilize those foods are not only more nutritious, but are needless to say, more locally grown. 

The first recipe I made was a winter gumbo, Gumbo Zav. This dish was packed with greens - mustard, collard, kale, chard - really any bounty that the cooler months offer. You can tell by the picture that it was chock full of these leafy greens. Nothing less than sensational and nothing less than what I expect Terry to deliver. 

Cost Breakdown

 collards, mustard, kale, spinach: $11
garlic, onion, flour: $1
stock, herbs: $3
Total to make 8 servings:


  1. Yum! So green and wonderful looking.

  2. Wow, he has a new cookbook, and it got by me. I love Vegan Soul Kitchen.
    This dish looks, and sounds, amazing.
    Thanks for the insight (pun intended) and for making me break, again, the new years resolutions of no more cookbooks... :)


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