I was having a particularly crappy day once last week, so I bought myself a new cookbook. It was either that or eat an entire pie, so I just went with the book.
I've been intrigued by Little Vegan Monsters for a while now. It's design and layout are really cool, and the recipes range from standard to fancy. Spelt flour is used liberally throughout the recipes too, which made me want to get more familiar with it.
Unfortunately the first recipe I tried from LVM bombed, but I'm pretty sure it's because my yeast was dead-ish. It was a lovely sounding sour cream thyme roll recipe. The smell of fresh thyme baking in the house was amazing, but the rolls had to go right into the trash. Booooo.
My second attempt from LVM is a broccoli almond soup. It was simple, and tasty. I did find myself tweaking this recipe quite a bit to make it creamy enough for my liking. I used about 1 cup more almond milk than the recipe called for, and I just had to add some earth balance because I like fat. It was kind of like a hot broccoli smoothie. But it was a tasty soup to have on an unusually chilly Monday evening:
I attempted a third recipe from LVM, a seemingly simple recipe for lemon bars. I don't have a picture of that mess, because it was....well, a mess. I used the correct called-for pan size, and exact ingredients, but I had way too much "bar" part. Even the bit I used bubbled out all over our oven and made a wicked mess. The topping got way too browned, and didn't even solidify enough to cut into bars. The crust was pretty tasty, though.
I would like to try another recipe from LVM, but I'm a bit scared. I hate to waste food. Ah, well.