Vegan Soul Kitchen


Jamaican Veggie Patties

Have you ever gotten a new cookbook that was just love at first sight? I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry to review and it truly was love at first site. What’s not to love about a book that has a whole chapter on using the ENTIRE Watermelon! Zero waste watermelon! I’m still amazed at the concept. As I was quickly flipping through it and seeing the titles of all the recipes I realized that this would be a book that I would read from front to back (that night) just to make sure I didn’t miss a single thing.

As I usually do with new cookbooks I make a list of recipes I want to make right away and a grocery list. The problem was I wanted to make at least 15 dishes right away so I had to just narrow it down and save some for later.

I first went for the Jamaican Veggie Patties. I found them very easy to make even though I couldn’t find my rolling pin and just pressed out dough in single pieces to make “circles” for the filling. The crust was amazingly flaky and tasty and the veggie filling was creamy and delicious. I ate one cold out of the fridge the next day which sealed the deal that I will double the recipe every time I make it from now on.

Other recipes I tried were 2 sides. Simple Seared Green Beans and Roasted Sweet Potato Puree w. Coconut Milk. The Green Beans were good but you have to make a garlic oil first to make them. Which is a technique I can appreciate because I use to do it all the time in restaurants but to be honest I want to see the garlic in my green beans when I eat them. The Sweet Potato Puree was heavenly. You could totally skip the pureeing part of the recipe and have a damn good side dish for you meal.

I really can’t wait to cook more recipes from this book. It will be covered in food stains before you know it.

I beg you all to go out and buy this book and love it as much as I do. (and I’m not just saying that because the author went to the Natural Gourmet like I did.)

10 Comments on Vegan Soul Kitchen

  1. Jes
    June 11, 2009 at 1:01 PM (12 years ago)

    Mmm I love me some Jamaican patties! The book has been on my wishlist–great review!

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  2. beershevaboheme6
    June 11, 2009 at 5:34 PM (12 years ago)

    Not that I would know (honestly, I’ve never had one) but the first thought I had upon seeing the picture of these was ‘ham n cheese hot pockets’…I’m not sure why. they sound and look delicious though!

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  3. JENNA
    June 11, 2009 at 9:00 PM (12 years ago)

    wow beershevaboheme6 my sister said the same thing to me about it looking like ham! i guess because i know what is in it i just don’t see it.

    that’s really funny!

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  4. veggievixen
    June 11, 2009 at 11:04 PM (12 years ago)

    sweet potato puree with coconut milk…genius!

    these look tasty, i’ve been wanting to make vegan empanadas/patties.

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  5. Vic
    June 12, 2009 at 8:15 AM (12 years ago)

    Sounds like a ton of fun! Those Jamaican Veggie Patties look outstanding!

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  6. Vegetation
    June 12, 2009 at 10:47 PM (12 years ago)

    Mmm they look wonderful! I love it when I get a new cookbook and love it right from the start.

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  7. Susan
    June 15, 2009 at 6:31 AM (12 years ago)

    Wow, that looks like some awesome flaky crust!

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  8. Peter
    June 18, 2009 at 11:10 AM (12 years ago)

    I loved the stuff you made from this book, Bay, and the book itself (and Lord knows I am not a cookbook person). Soul/Southern food has always been a favorite of mine, and the flavor combinations in the recipes look (and taste) awesome.

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