Sep 8, 2015

green and white chili bowl from "vegan bowls" + #3 + giveaway

There is a scant seven days left until the release of Vegan Bowls! The excitement is getting more and more real for me! I am super pumped to hear what you guys think of it!

These are a few of my favorite things...about Vegan Bowls:

Over the next few weeks, I will continue share with you my most favorite aspects of my new cookbook, Vegan Bowls (AmazonB&N).

{#1 is HERE, #2 is HERE, each with a sneak-peak recipe.}

From the Salad chapter.

My next most favorite aspect of Vegan Bowls is that this book has the option to make any of the bowl recipes within 30 to 40 minutes. How? Multi-tasking. If this generation knows anything better inside and out, it is multi-tasking.

While most other recipe books encourage mice en place (preparing all the ingredients before cooking), this cookbook utilizes chopping and mixing as the recipe progresses. This means that there is no wasted moment in the kitchen and you are never just standing around stirring and waiting for things to cook.

From the Grilled chapter.

You are actually actively cooking for the entire time, but the absolute best part is that at the end of the time you will have prepared a complete meal. 

All you have to do is to first pull all the necessary equipment out (bowls, if needed, pans and pots on the stove, peelers and strainer, if needed, etc.) and all the ingredients out before you start. And then, just follow the recipe as written, with some guidance along the way via the Quick Tips in each recipe.

From the Sauteed chapter.

Of course, if mice en place is where you're at, then by all means follow the recipe as you normally would from any cookbook. The only difference is that I offer you a way to prepare these bowls in the most streamlined way possible.

From the Grains chapter.

Now that Vegan Bowls is so close to release, I thought I'd share another of my favorite recipes with you, Green and White Chili Bowl (in fact, this is what we are having for dinner tonight). This one is in the Soups chapter and that calls for a peak into the chapter contents:

And since I am so excited about Vegan Bowls, let's have a giveaway of the book - winner will be chosen on the release date! Enter below for your chance to win a copy! To be eligible to win you must be following this blog via email or RSS feed (link). Contest is open to US residents only and ends at midnight on Monday, September 14. Good luck!

Now for the recipe of the Green and White Chili I promised earlier.

Green and White Chili Bowl
Red chili is all the rage, but its seldom-made cousin—green and white chili—is just as flavorful, perhaps more so. This chili is full of hominy (dried and treated maize), fresh green chiles, and two kinds of white beans. If you cannot find hominy, use thawed corn kernels instead. (Recipe from Vegan Bowls, copyright © 2015 by Zsu Dever. Used by permission from Vegan Heritage Press, LLC.)

4 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
4 cups cooked cannellini beans
2 (15-ounce) cans white hominy, rinsed and drained
2 cups cooked chickpeas

4 Anaheim peppers, coarsely chopped
1 jalapeño, coarsely chopped
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
6 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
8 ounces fresh spinach, tough stems removed, coarsely chopped
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
1 ripe Hass avocado, pitted, peeled, and coarsely chopped (optional)

BEANS: Combine the broth, oregano, salt, cannellini, hominy, and chickpeas in a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to simmer and cook until needed.

VEGETABLES: Add the peppers, onion, and garlic to a food processor. Pulse until minced. Heat the oil in a large pot over high heat. Add the minced vegetables and cumin and cook until the mixture is dry, about 8 minutes, stirring often. Add the broth and beans to the sautéed vegetables and simmer until the flavors combine, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until tender. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and black pepper. Stir in the lime juice and cilantro. Serve with the avocado, if using.

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  1. Any vegan Thai inspired meal in a bowl!

  2. I love stir fry with lots of veggies and tofu.

  3. Wow, the book looks amazing. This is going on my birthday wish list. Wish I was in the US to enter the comp!

  4. I love bowls. Anything in a bowl. If its spicy even better, but I love bowls!!! Veggies & whole grains in a bowl? I'm in!!

  5. i quinoa bowl with lots of green veggies and avocado

  6. This looks like an inspiring book - I love my food to be in bowls. My favorite thing is mac-n-"cheese" with broccoli...comfort in a bowl!

  7. I love oatmeal with lots of fresh berries.

  8. Brown rice, barbecued tempeh cauliflower broccoli and peppers, tomatoes with a miso dressing

  9. Fave bowl has brown rice, peanut sauce, tofu and veggies.

    1. I am getting kicked out of subscribing to the blog through bloglovin' as indicated in the giveaway widget. However, I am subscribed through Feedly.

    2. You are all set. I re-worded the entry to more clear. It is the Feedly thing that I am requesting; the bloglovin' is just an option for following, but for the contest the biggie is the Feedly. You are all set! Good luck!!!

  10. My favorite bowl is brown rice, collard greens and the bacony beans from your BLT Salad

  11. Our family's favorite bowl is an Asian bowl with quinoa, topped with tofu, steamed broccoli, greens, mushrooms, carrots and then Thai peanut sauce or ginger-soy sauce.

  12. I really do love the idea of a bowl cookbook. They are superior to other meals since they tend to have everything you need in one bowl. Love it!
    The chili bowl sounds fantastic =)

  13. I tried entering a couple of days ago thru my blogger/google account and don't see my comment here strange. So I thought I would comment again just for good measure. I would really love to win. All of the bowls look great and your books have been on my wish list for a while. Eventho the one is new! I think the bowls are a complete meal in themselves and one I would refer back to a lot for sure. I'm on your email list under both of my emails so I don't miss anything whether I'm at work or on the road! Thanks so much for the opportunity

    1. Jennifer, you are all set. I have all of your entries. Thank you so much for your support. Loads of love, Zsu

    2. Oh great! WHEW! Thanks for letting me know ;)

  14. I love any type of Mexican type bowl, black beans, corn, yellow rice, cilantro, jalapenos, pico ... uummm

  15. I love pasta bowls, preferably Asian-inspired.

  16. I've pre order your book but would love a chance to win it


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