Bianca, of the Vegan Crunk blog, has her own cookbook! I think I just might dog ear every page, there are so many recipes I want to try! Since there is no virtual preview of Bianca’s cookbook on either amazon.com or bn.com AND because the table of contents does not offer a full recipe list under each chapter heading, I typed up all the amazing recipes for you to see!
I know it’s hard to give a factual review of this cookbook since I haven’t made anything from it yet, but I don’t purchase many cookbooks. I usually check cookbooks out of the library, xeorox the recipes I want, file them away in my recipe binder, and then return the cookbook. However, I am very glad to have purchased this book as I know, over time, I will make so many of the recipes in this cookbook. It’s a total keeper and would be an awesome addition to anyone’s cookbook stash.
And since I mentioned cookbook stash, let me tell you what titles are in my cookbook stash and are must-haves in my opinion: Quick Fix Vegan, The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook (vegan options for all recipes), Party Vegan, Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day, Vegan with a Vegeance, Vegan Diner, and of course, Cookin’ Crunk!
Here are the recipes in all the chapters in Vegan Crunk!
just the basics (condiments, sauces, and faux meats): tofu mayo, country buttermilk ranch dressing, vegan worcestershire sauce, creamy tahini sauce, memphis-style barbecue sauce, basic cheesy sauce, sweet ‘n’ spicy marinated tofu, tofu chicken, seitan chicken, ground tsp beef, creole steamed sausages
grits, gravies, and such (big ol’ southern breakfasts): tofu cottage cheese, chocolate gravy, sausage gravy with sage, bringin’ home the tempeh bacon, cheesy tempeh bacon grits, sweet potato hash, cinnamon pecan waffles, sorghum-drizzled french toast, cheesy tofu scramble, tofu scramble enchiladas, breakfast lasagna, brown sugar-baked tofu ham with redeye gravy, southern tofu chicken biscuits
don’t spoil your supper (appetizers and snacks): garlicky black-eyed pea hummus, no-tell ro*tell cheese dip, cajun boiled peanuts, butter bean bruschetta, black-eyed pea corn cakes with roasted red bell pepper sauce, sweet potato-sausage balls with cheesy chili dipping sauce, deviled tofu bites, sweet ‘n’ sour bean balls, cheesy un-chicken quesadillas, save-the-pigs in a blanket
ladies (and gentlemen) who lunch (salads and sandwiches): jalepeno-lime watermelon salad, summer tomato salad, southwestern corn salad, white-trash pineapple salad, creamy poppy seed coleslaw, broccoli salad with spicy citrus vinaigrette, dill weed potato salad, eggless tofu-olive salad, seitan and red pear salad, bbq seitan salad, roasted veggie po-boys, pimiento cheese sandwiches, bbq black-eyed pea burgers, protein power pockets, fried green tomato and tofu sandwiches, fried tofu chicken wafflewiches with maple-mustard sauce, bbq “pulled” tempeh and carrot sandwiches, some-like-it-hot TLT
soup’s on (soups and stews): vegan cream of mushroom soup, vegan cream of celery soup, summer’s bountry veggie soup, country potato soup, harvest crowder peas, white bean and collard soup, southern fassolada, smoky chipotle pea soup, chipotle chickpea chili, tempeh gumbo, seitan beef stew
come ‘n’ get it (simple southern suppers): cauliflower creole, spaghetti with raid-the-garden marinara, bbq tofu spaghetti, spaghetti squash with tomatoes and tofu, creamy cashew mac and cheese, cheesy burger mac, red beans and quinoa, quinoa-stuffed bell peppers, baked tofu fish fry, southern fried tofu chicken, cornmeal-crusted tofu stix, tangy tempeh chops with green peppers, spicy seitan hot wangs, country-fried tempeh steak with soy milk gravy, bbq dry rub seitan ribs, seitan tips over brown rice, seitan and dumplin’s, dijon-pecan seitan with maple-mustard glaze, hoppin’ john with sausage and brown rice, eggplant and creole sausage jambalaya, bbq tempeh pizza, veggie lover’s cornbread pizza
for the potluck (casseroles and savory pies): creamy squash casserole, granny’s corn casserole, hash brown casserole, cheesy broccoli-rice casserole, mama’s vegan cornbread dressing, boozy baked beans, creamy tofu chicken pasta bake, seitan and root vegetable potpie, hungry jill casserole, hot tamale pie
all the fixin’s (savory sides): mess o’ greens with turnips, caramelized brussels sprouts with pecans, caramelized cabbage and onion, un-fried corn, spicy jalapeno hominy, smoky stewed okra and tomatoes, cheesy twice-baked taters with leeks and dill, mashed sweet taters, curried sweet tater fries, fried green tomatoes, fried squash, fried cucumbers, mama’s mac and tomatoes, nutty mushroom quinoa, dirty (south) rice
daily bread (biscuits, loaves, and cornbread): whole wheat buttermilk biscuits, jalapeno-corn buttermilk cornbread, hoecakes, hush puppy corn muffins, whole wheat beer bread, savory sandwich waffles
sweet endings (decadent desserts): whole wheat blackberry cobbler, mandarin orange cobbler, whole wheat pie crust, fresh strawberry pie, pineapple cream pie with toasted coconut, old-fashioned coconut pie, pineapple custard pie, tipsy dark chocolate pecan pie, chocolate chip coconut bread puddin’, chocolate fudgy puddin’ cake, sweet sorghum cake, sweet potato bread, yella’ cake with fudgy frosting, peanut butter and banana cupcakes with peanut buttercream, holy mole chocolate-chile cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream, vanilla-spice cupcakes with pumpkin buttercream, mint julep brownies, choco-chocolate chip praline cookies, peanut butter oatmeal cream pies, mississippi mud cookies, mama’s chocolate pecan pralines
This is my own opinion. I bought my own copy of Cookin’ Crunk.