Monday, May 18, 2009

Vegan Goddess: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau!

I know, I know, it's somewhat unseemly to gush about a person who you don't even know, but I just can't help it...

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is a genius!

(If you don't know who she is by now, stop reading this second and go take a listen to one of her fantastic Food for Thought podcast episodes. Go ahead, I'll wait...)

Alright, now that you're back, I'd like to tell you about Colleen's newest cookbook, The Vegan Table. I've been drooling over it on Amazon for several months, and it finally arrived in my mailbox - in all of its glory - just under a week ago.

It's packed with stunning food photography, creative recipes, and gobs of helpful food facts/tips. Plus, it's the most comprehensive vegan cookbook I've ever encountered - not to mention the fact that it obligated me to plow through an entire pack of Post-It tabs just so I could mark all of the "good-sounding" recipes!

So far, I've made two dishes from The Vegan Table (the Spicy Black Bean Burgers, and this post's featured recipe, the Flourless Chocolate Tart), both with great success. However, I plan to make at least FIVE more recipes from the cookbook this week!

Yep, it's safe to say, I'm obsessed.

Anyway, instead of re-reviewing the cookbook here, I've decided to keep this short and let you click here if you're interested in reading my Amazon review of it.

Now, let's let this tart speak for itself, shall we?


  1. Hey JD. Great looking dessert! Thanks for stopping by my blog to comment on my friend's jumbo honey corn muffins. She's been a guest blogger a couple times, and now she's hooked! She's going to start her own blog. She's gone recently vegan so maybe you two will find things of interest once she gets her blog up.

  2. Beautiful tart!! I enjoyed your review on Amazon as well. I just got Vegan Table in the mail last week.. haven't tried anything out but I brought it to work with me today to bookmark recipes!!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope the "no light box" tips help! Take care - ButterYum.

  4. That tart looks amazing! I just bought Vegan Table last night and I can't wait to get it--thanks for the review!

  5. I love Colleen too! Her podcast is the first one I stumbled upon when I first became vegan. It was like the next day, weird! The tart is very pretty and I am definitly looking forward to this cookbook.

  6. I love making veggie burgers with black beans, of course my son says if there is not meat it is not a burger .. LOL

    Thanks for stopping by my blog ...

  7. Her new cookbook sounds wonderful! I have Joy of Vegan Baking and everything I have made has been great. The tart looks delicious.

    My mother also really liked the hemp ice cream, and she is kind of finicky about her vegan ice creams.

  8. Wow! This torte looks totally amazing. I'm definitely going to have to check out this cookbook. While I'm not vegan, I do love vegan-cooking, and I'd love to try this torte :)

  9. Your tart turned out beautiful!

  10. Excuse me young lady...where is my slice of the o'so delicious tart?
    I'm waaaaaaaaaaaaaaiting!

    Anyhoo - I guess about ppl I don't know all the time. Eg: James Iha is secretly my boyfriend.
    Oh yea - talk about delusional!

    Hope all is well for ya cutie!


  11. I meant gush! Not guess.

    I swear my typing and brain cells is deteriorating - QUICK!

  12. I have one word to say about that tart. YUM!

  13. Thanks for the review - I am seriously going to have to check out that cook book.

    Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Flourless Chocolate Tart pretty much sold me! You haven't even said anything else either :)


  14. that cake looks really good! I'll have to scope out her new cookbook and the podcasts. another good excuse to sit around in front of the computer :)

    I'm sure if you own the vegan table, you also have the joy of vegan baking. you have to try the scones. I think they are perfect - especially with cinnamon and sugar on top. also her oatmeal cookies are great (recipe makes a lot).

  15. I'm currently obssessed with her joy of vegan baking cookbook! i have vegan table all post-it'ed up too! can't wait to see what else you make and what you like!

    I made bran muffins & mediterranean olive bread from joy of vegan baking on Saturday - check out my blog for more info!!

    and I made the spring veggie risotto (vegan table) for mothers day - my parents loved it!

  16. The tart looks gorgeous! My copy of The Vegan Table arrived in the mail last week and I'm really inspired to start making some of the fab sounding recipes this weekend!


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