Cookbook giveaway - The VB6 Cookbook

The VB6 CookbookIf you've ever thought about a vegan diet, this is a cookbook  you don't want to miss. Mark Bittman, Times columnist and author of bestsellers like How to Cook Everything, has just published a new cookbook promoting what he calls a flexitarian diet. It's called The VB6 Cookbook (Vegan Before 6 P.M.), and it contains over 350 recipes for vegan meals. We're delighted to offer five copies of this cookbook.

Read the EYB interview with Bittman to learn more about the cookbook and the VB6 diet.

For your chance to win a copy, just answer the following question: What is your favorite vegan main dish recipe?

Additional rules are:

  • Please make certain you have signed in to the EYB website (you don't have to be a paid member). This ensures that we have your email address and can get in contact with you.
  • The giveaway will expire in 4 weeks on June 6, 2014.

This contest is now closed.  The 5 lucky winners, selected by random number generator, are Mimmi, wanda72, earthnfire, readingtragic, and robinj.

170 Comments

  • rivergait  on  5/9/2014 at 2:41 PM

    Sorry, I think your contest question is not reflective of Bittman's philosophy. I don't have a favorite "vegan main dish", but did thoroughly enjoy walking in the veggie garden yesterday, collecting romaine leaves, sugar snap peas, beets, and pansy blossoms for a delightful salad served with canned garbonzo beans. Vegan is elitest; my preferred label is appreciative consumer of Mother Earth's delights.

  • Kerrey  on  5/9/2014 at 3:08 PM

    I haven't really eaten vegan. Most of my favorite veggie recipes are ovo- lacto. I'm interested in seeing the recipes Bittman includes in this book.

  • ksg518  on  5/9/2014 at 3:14 PM

    stir fried vegetables over brown rice

  • Mariarosa  on  5/9/2014 at 3:27 PM

    I'm not a full-time vegan but I appreciate the direction Bittman is taking with the "flexitarian" approach. My favorite vegan recipe is one I found on the blog Eating for England. It's a quinoa salad with black beans, avocado, and a cumin-lime dressing. It's quite addictive :-)

  • Nsteinen  on  5/9/2014 at 3:28 PM

    Stir-fried snow peas and tofu over rice.

  • ljskop  on  5/9/2014 at 3:39 PM

    Farro with roasted vegetables.

  • vnewton  on  5/9/2014 at 3:40 PM

    Lentils and rice. Very tasty, especial with some fresh onions on the side! Would love to learn more about vegan eating! Thanks for offering us a chance to win the cookbook!

  • ldtrieb  on  5/9/2014 at 3:41 PM

    Bean soup!

  • moiragunn  on  5/9/2014 at 3:46 PM

    a big fresh salad - but can I have two please? I also love lentils and rice :)

  • kristinthiel  on  5/9/2014 at 3:54 PM

    roasted cauliflower and broccoli with a whole grain...just learning about vegan cooking, tho I doubt I'd ever be fully vegan

  • lsgourmet  on  5/9/2014 at 3:56 PM

    I'm not vegan, not even vegetarian, but I cook for one! One of my dishes that I find worth the effort when I cook for the veggie son is Sweet and Sour Eggplant Stuffed Cabbage. I was looking for something different to make him and decided to do a veggie version of the old meat stuffed cabbage I remembered my mother making. It was an instant favorite and damn, it tastes good.

  • buck1017  on  5/9/2014 at 4:06 PM

    LOL... Sorry Mark!!! I'm a How To Cook EVERYTHING fan! I don't think I've ever eaten a vegan meal, but I will try!

  • minerva  on  5/9/2014 at 4:07 PM

    Gumbo z'herbes

  • lareve  on  5/9/2014 at 4:15 PM

    Quinoa pilaf with lots of added veggies!

  • Helenascheffer  on  5/9/2014 at 4:31 PM

    Grilled polenta with homemade tomato sauce

  • Dcotter  on  5/9/2014 at 4:56 PM

    lentil loaf - it's very hearty.

  • omegabeth  on  5/9/2014 at 5:14 PM

    Quinoa tabbouleh, with hummus and pita bread--the best summer dinner ever!

  • cjross  on  5/9/2014 at 5:28 PM

    Thai red curry with tofu.

  • hollyglen  on  5/9/2014 at 5:28 PM

    Ummm - I don't have one - although I wish I did. Maybe if I win this cookbook, I'll have a few new favorites. I certainly would like my family to eat less meat and I think the flexitarian approach is probably the most realistic for us.

  • elysek  on  5/9/2014 at 5:39 PM

    Vegetarian chili and cornbread is my favorite.

  • lieselpeas  on  5/9/2014 at 5:45 PM

    Freekeh with summer squash, tomatoes and a pine nut and nutritional yeast topping from the Color Me Vegan cookbook

  • cmeredith  on  5/9/2014 at 5:54 PM

    I make saag tofu (instead of paneer) and use coconut milk instead of cream.

  • deucemom  on  5/9/2014 at 6:03 PM

    I would like to experiment with vegan recipes.

  • Susang  on  5/9/2014 at 6:20 PM

    I am not a vegan but I do like to have some vegan recipes on hand. I have a new blender and I love my vege smoothies and I am also growing and using wheatgrass, so some mornings I have a carrot, beetroot and wheatgrass smoothie. But for a main meal you can't go past a pizza with the base made of cauliflower and topped with tomato onion and basil

  • Ericalgr  on  5/9/2014 at 6:24 PM

    Orange lentil soup

  • kate  on  5/9/2014 at 7:21 PM

    now that spring is finally here in this part of the world, salad!! Lovely baby lettuces, chick peas, asparagus, spring onions---all the lovely things that are starting to appear at the farmers' market.

  • Wlow  on  5/9/2014 at 7:21 PM

    Like the last person, what I would call red lentil soup is a favorite in my family (particularly Red Lentil Soup with Lemon from New York Times Jan. 9, 2008) as well as Deborah Madison's Split-Pea Soup from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.

  • louie734  on  5/9/2014 at 7:46 PM

    I love main dish grain salads - but I often add cheese. Convince me not to!

  • hillsboroks  on  5/9/2014 at 7:51 PM

    I am not vegan but spent several years trying to cook for my formerly vegetarian son and his girlfriend when they visited. I actually found lots of dishes the whole family loved like a vegetable casserole topped switch rosemary biscuits from Epicurious. Now they are into Paleo but I grow and love veggies so I am still on the lookout for new ways to prepare them.

  • decklededges  on  5/9/2014 at 7:55 PM

    Black bean chili

  • jenncc  on  5/9/2014 at 10:30 PM

    Grain salad with spicy dressing

  • sgump  on  5/9/2014 at 10:38 PM

    Chana masala (curried chickpeas--made with olive oil instead of ghee) atop steamed basmati rice: I could eat a nicely spiced (with lots of fresh ginger, garlic, and chiles) version of this dish every day and never tire of it.

  • reneeg  on  5/10/2014 at 1:32 AM

    My favourite vegan meal is one packed with fresh vegetables with nuts and a starch. Doesn't have to be fancy, just fresh, just cooked and delicious

  • Ambrosia  on  5/10/2014 at 2:08 AM

    Teriyaki tempeh over mixed greens or tempeh with vegetables in ginger-miso sauce over quinoa.

  • vox82  on  5/10/2014 at 5:02 AM

    Just about any grain with an assortment of grilled veggies.

  • ballen  on  5/10/2014 at 5:22 AM

    I love many vegan dishes but struggle to find fully satisfying and truly delicious vegan "main" dishes. Ellie Krieger's Five Layer Mexican Bean Dip (minus the 5th layer of cheese) over brown rice is one of my go to vegan dishes but I need to expand my repertoire.

  • annapanna  on  5/10/2014 at 6:10 AM

    Lentil or chickpea soup in the winter (these include small pasta so they can be eaten as main course) and Ottolenghi's quinoa salad with tomatoes, cucumber and bread croutons in the summer.

  • Zosia  on  5/10/2014 at 6:56 AM

    I'm not vegan but many of the meatless meals I prepare for my vegetarian daughter (and family) fit that category. Recent hits were sweet potato-black bean enchiladas, and stir fried vegetables and baked tofu with brown rice.

  • vickster  on  5/10/2014 at 8:09 AM

    Thai curry with tofu

  • Tinala523  on  5/10/2014 at 9:18 AM

    General Tso Tofu - our family created it and we all love it!

  • nursey  on  5/10/2014 at 9:32 AM

    I'm very partial to aubergines stuffed with mushrooms in a tangy oregano tomato sauce, topped with breadcrumbs and walnuts and baked in the oven

  • eclaire  on  5/10/2014 at 10:49 AM

    It would be a tie between kimchi and tofu soup with rice on the side and pressure cooked dry pinto beans with New Mexico red chili sauce and tortillas. Mmmmm.

  • lorloff  on  5/10/2014 at 11:10 AM

    Black bean soup. I love veges and since I am allergic to milk products, I generally have been eating vegan and do not eat a lot of red meat I have been eating vegan befor 6 and for at least one day a week for years. I never thought of it that way. With EYB giving me more access to my cookbook collection the diversity of what we cook at home for dinner has grown to where my meat eating husband enjoys going meatless once a week or more for dinner.

  • kb_mw  on  5/10/2014 at 12:28 PM

    Channa masala with spicy green beans and brown rice!

  • wanda72  on  5/10/2014 at 12:41 PM

    I'm enjoying vegetable-laden quinoa dishes lately.

  • Barb_N  on  5/10/2014 at 12:43 PM

    My favorite recipe that fits the 'vegan' designation is accidentally so- "Thai spicy beans"- adapted from a magazine. It has red curry paste, coconut milk, lime , beans (any kind) and veggies- I usually use carrots onions and tomatoes. Potatoes or sweet potatoes in winter, peas or green beans in spring. This is the meal most requested by my vegetarian daughters.

  • madelainelc  on  5/10/2014 at 12:45 PM

    Soba with tahini sauce, lightly steamed veggies, and some grilled tofu on top. Yum!

  • birch  on  5/10/2014 at 2:21 PM

    roasted vegetables with brown rice cooked, Gaba style.

  • GillB  on  5/10/2014 at 2:57 PM

    Stuffed aubergine - quinoa and mushrooms with a spicy tomato and red capsicum sauce

  • Bikkie  on  5/10/2014 at 3:05 PM

    I cook a mean red lentil bolognese and am beginning to discover that vegan is not as intimidating or exclusive as I thought. I'd love to try Mark's cookbook to expand my repetoire.

  • lindyjane  on  5/10/2014 at 3:06 PM

    Lentils and rice with fried onions from Deborah Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone"

  • fjain  on  5/10/2014 at 3:28 PM

    Black bean sweet potato chile! Followed by vegan oatmeal raisin cookies!

  • rtaptos  on  5/10/2014 at 3:35 PM

    Cabbage rolls stuffed with brown rice, pistachios, and dates.

  • Scottycooks  on  5/10/2014 at 4:01 PM

    I like my Vegans cooked slowly over charcoal until mid-rare.

  • angelanorr  on  5/10/2014 at 4:19 PM

    Pad See Ew with tofu and broccoli

  • Baking_Gal  on  5/10/2014 at 5:23 PM

    Crispy Sesame Tofu. The tofu is deliciously crisp, and served over steamed broccoli.

  • belgravia  on  5/10/2014 at 6:26 PM

    Carrot and ginger soup with olive oil (based on a recipe from joythebaker.com) served with spicy lentils and greens on rice. Hearty, flavourful, delicious and satisfying.

  • teslaca  on  5/10/2014 at 8:10 PM

    Summer rolls stuffed with crisp veggies and peanut sauce for dipping.

  • Julia  on  5/10/2014 at 10:23 PM

    Pan seared cauliflower steaks, tabouli salad, Italian chopped salad.

  • brownjalla  on  5/11/2014 at 1:36 AM

    Chickpea curry

  • Elnara  on  5/11/2014 at 3:34 AM

    Wholewheat pasta with chargrilled veggies and home made tomato sauce. Oh with olives of course. Yum!

  • mofreeman  on  5/11/2014 at 5:39 AM

    Butternut squash soup - so many good recipes...

  • earthnfire  on  5/11/2014 at 6:21 AM

    anything with quinoa

  • pokarekare  on  5/11/2014 at 7:33 AM

    A vegetable curry over brown rice and quinoa.

  • saladfiend  on  5/11/2014 at 8:57 AM

    Coconut Rice with Black-eyed Peas and Avocado Salsa is my favorite veg dish.

  • Smuz90  on  5/11/2014 at 10:20 AM

    Mushroom and tofu strognoff over brown rice.

  • linded  on  5/11/2014 at 10:27 AM

    Red beans and rice.

  • fglazer  on  5/11/2014 at 11:46 AM

    roasted butternut squash with miso sauce over brown rice

  • Toppermom  on  5/11/2014 at 11:59 AM

    Black Beans and rice--YUM

  • Cjelineo  on  5/11/2014 at 12:52 PM

    Vegetarian chilli is our favorite.

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  5/11/2014 at 4:56 PM

    Depending on my mood....shashuka or creamy swedish cabbage pie

  • kalex426  on  5/11/2014 at 6:00 PM

    Favorite vegan main dish is a cauliflower curry (made with coconut milk) over a bed of quinoa or jasmine rice. So fragrant and so filling!

  • chawkins  on  5/11/2014 at 8:42 PM

    A grilled veggie sandwich with portobello mushroom, eggplant and red pepper.

  • Teemo  on  5/11/2014 at 9:54 PM

    Smooth tofu stirfried with a unami sauce

  • readingtragic  on  5/12/2014 at 4:06 AM

    Tagine of Moroccan spiced vegetable with cous cous, pumpkin seed sauce and harissa on top - nobody even notices the absence of meat or dairy

  • wmhinshaw  on  5/12/2014 at 7:02 AM

    Vegan lunches regularly - leftover veggies from the night before - panzanella, veggie tart, etc.

  • lmurphy  on  5/12/2014 at 10:06 AM

    Anything with chickpeas

  • boardingace  on  5/12/2014 at 12:51 PM

    I looked through my recipes, and I don't have a single main dish recipe that is vegan. We did have a vegan friend over for dinner and I made eggless pasta noodles with marinara sauce, but my husband and I strongly prefer my regular homemade noodles made with eggs. So, I need this cookbook!!

  • sabrina7  on  5/12/2014 at 2:16 PM

    Stuffed collard Greens (stuffed with spelt grains and white beans and covered in tomatoes)!

  • ae.bell  on  5/12/2014 at 4:56 PM

    Probably black bean and sweet potato veggie burgers!

  • susan g  on  5/12/2014 at 4:57 PM

    everchanging bean spreads and burgers... tonight, refried black beans with accompanying tortillas, salsa... I just came on the site to see if I can find the mango salsa I like.

  • JaneC  on  5/12/2014 at 7:21 PM

    Vegetarian chili from The Frog/Commissary Cookbook

  • crandall57  on  5/12/2014 at 9:15 PM

    Quinoa and black bean salad with roasted asparagus.

  • ThistleTat  on  5/12/2014 at 9:30 PM

    Spinach and rice tian with a crunchy top

  • pgarcia  on  5/13/2014 at 6:22 AM

    Oatmeal for breakfast. Roasted veggies for lunch or dinner.

  • kayanelson  on  5/13/2014 at 9:33 AM

    I just don't think about eating vegan. I eat plenty of dishes that are vegan but I would consider them sides. I eat a lot of salads for lunch and that would probably be my favorite. It would be nice to see this book.

  • jupflute  on  5/13/2014 at 10:28 AM

    Lentil sloppy joes (from Veganomicon)

  • westminstr  on  5/13/2014 at 10:33 AM

    Hmmmm ... I don't make vegan meals too often (I cook lots of vegetable centric dishes, but often with a scrap of meat or cheese or fish sauce/anchovy for extra flavor). Two that stand out in my mind are rice and dal (lots of yummy variations) and pasta with broccoli rabe and garlic (top it with garlicky breadcrumbs instead of cheese).

  • contrarywise  on  5/13/2014 at 12:02 PM

    I love mujadara - lentils & rice with fried onions. Such rich flavor from the humblest of ingredients.

  • blizzful  on  5/13/2014 at 7:12 PM

    Bowl dishes--all kinds: a grain, a protein (tofu, tempeh, bean, seitan) a veggie (especially steamed kale) and a rich sauce (love peanut sauce).

  • Schout  on  5/13/2014 at 8:36 PM

    Rad Rainbow Pad Thai from Oh She Glows: http://ohsheglows.com/2013/07/01/rad-rainbow-raw-pad-thai/

  • pwsnook  on  5/13/2014 at 11:37 PM

    I love cheese too much to be a vegan. But my brother is vegan and during his last visit, he prepared a vegan pizza. I was pleasantly surprised!

  • Cpeterson729  on  5/14/2014 at 9:32 AM

    Curried tofu - so yummy

  • pers1stence  on  5/14/2014 at 12:22 PM

    for comfort food -- cream of wheat with seeds mixed in for texture

  • itseloise  on  5/14/2014 at 12:36 PM

    Cold le puy lentils with vinaigrette and whatever veg is around.

  • vinochic  on  5/14/2014 at 2:07 PM

    Not a vegan, but do try to eat vegan meals often. Mujadara is definitely a favorite! And, I love Heidi Swanson Coconut Kale Salad from her book Super Natural Everday (recipe posted here: http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/kale-salad.html )

  • bfg67  on  5/14/2014 at 2:13 PM

    rice noodles in a coconut thai broth

  • slimmer  on  5/14/2014 at 5:21 PM

    A stuffed pepper recipe I adapted from the Washington Post: peppers stuffed with a mix of breadcrumbs, onions, garlic, olive oil, gardineria, capers and olives, on a bed of and topped with chopped (canned) tomatoes. OK, so I used cheese, too. So it's vegetarian, not vegan, but I suppose I could have used tofu cheese as a binder.

  • stockholm28  on  5/14/2014 at 9:15 PM

    Black-eyed peas with ginger, chili, and watercress

  • Potterhill  on  5/14/2014 at 9:34 PM

    Chickpea and veggie curry. Like many others I am not vegan nor vegetarian but striving to eat less fat. I do love veggies and fruits, but also a great steak or roast chicken.

  • Therese  on  5/14/2014 at 9:50 PM

    I make Mexican Beans using the sauce used for shredded ancho- orange pork in Pati Jinischs book , in a tortilla or taco with a tasty cilantro avo and tomato salsa, or the off the top of my head lentil bolognaise , with apologies to Bologna.

  • trudys_person  on  5/15/2014 at 5:01 PM

    I eat a lot of vegetarian meals, but I guess most vegan meals I eat are hearty salads ...

  • betsyglass  on  5/15/2014 at 7:09 PM

    while this may not qualify as a main course -- we along with our rescue doggies enjoy mashed roasted cauliflower with onions and peppercorns -- topped with either stewed tomatoes with oregano or with steamed carrots (sometimes we mash them too) -- doggies do not get any with onions -- other favorite is roasted carrots or sweet potatoes casserole baked with top crust of walnut meal -- gosh we could go on and on -- gotta run to the kitchen and find something . . .

  • jd5761  on  5/16/2014 at 5:08 AM

    no favourite yet - which is why I am keen on the book. I love vegetarian lasagne though and would be curious to find a vegan equivalent

  • Queezle_Sister  on  5/19/2014 at 1:13 PM

    Asparagus, gently sauteed, then given a miso-ginger sauce, and served however (rice, quinoa, with toast). Not much protein, but the miso-ginger-asparagus triad knocks my socks off.

  • L40  on  5/19/2014 at 2:16 PM

    My favorite vegan main course is a Vegg Salad sandwich. There are so many reasons why I love this so much. 1) It’s pure comfort food, reminiscent of the days I ate dairy 2) I like eggs, but don’t like eating food that forces animals to have inhumane living conditions 3) I like messing with people. With my recipe, people never know they’re eating a vegan Vegg Salad Sandwich. I usually don’t even tell them (as Bittman quotes in your interview), or I wait until they’re done eating and THEN tell them. It’s entertaining to watch the look on their face. ;) I would LOVE to get more ideas from this book!

  • chrishele  on  5/20/2014 at 8:29 PM

    Moosewood African Pineapple Peanut Stew - so good and so dangerous (because I always want to eat the entire batch in one sitting)!

  • Kimberly62  on  5/21/2014 at 11:16 AM

    Grilled vegetables, Moosewood's Indonesian Rice Salad

  • diannerh49  on  5/23/2014 at 12:59 AM

    Grilled veggies

  • JohannaGGG  on  5/28/2014 at 10:01 PM

    Hard question. It varies from time to time but right now I think my favourite vegan recipe might be chickpea pilaf that is topped with tofu bacon. (It was not clear if the giveaway is worldwide but as there is no note it isn't then I assume it is - would love to win this book - just off to read the interview with Mr Bittman whom I always find interesting)

  • Kaddyshack  on  5/28/2014 at 10:32 PM

    I have no idea what my favorite vegan dish would be. Which is why I need this book!

  • Toppity  on  5/28/2014 at 11:12 PM

    Beans and rice!

  • Christine49010  on  5/28/2014 at 11:40 PM

    It's always whatever I made for dinner tonight: Dreena Burton's "Bliss in a Bowl!" Can't wait to see this cookbook!

  • robinj  on  5/29/2014 at 1:09 AM

    I would go with pasta primavera. Lots of spring veges (peas, asparagus, spring garlic, and whatever else is at the farmer's market, over a whole grain pasta. It's early in the morning here, but I'm drooling thinking about it for dinner.

  • black5  on  5/29/2014 at 2:37 AM

    Soups are just great

  • Roscoesmom  on  5/29/2014 at 5:21 AM

    I LOVE whole grain pasta with sautéed Swiss chard, caramel iced red onions, currants, and pine nuts. It is especially satisfying on a cold winter night.

  • grumpybear  on  5/29/2014 at 6:24 AM

    My favorite vegan meal is a hearty mushroom and barley soup on a cold winter night.

  • Beckiemas  on  5/29/2014 at 6:36 AM

    There is an amazing vegan tofu quiche recipe on Heidi Swanson's 101 cookbooks. It's fabulous. Flavourful and warming. I believe it's tofu with spinach and mushroom... I would recommend it to EVERYONE!

  • native210  on  5/29/2014 at 6:46 AM

    I've always loved this vegan curry I make with sprouted garbanzos, sprouted red lentils, sprouted aduzki beans and some sprouted peas. Add some currants and cashews and I serve it over brown rice. It's easy to substitute anything or throw in any leftover veggies from the fridge.

  • troothteller  on  5/29/2014 at 8:07 AM

    Beans and rice are good when eating fast and cheap.

  • Nancith  on  5/29/2014 at 9:08 AM

    I love soft polenta served with roasted vegetables &/ or sauteed greens.

  • kbehn  on  5/29/2014 at 9:25 AM

    Cashew broccoli tofu

  • sarahcooks  on  5/29/2014 at 9:28 AM

    Pasta with a really fresh tomato and basil sauce.

  • infotrop  on  5/29/2014 at 9:54 AM

    Though my husband and I aren't vegetarian, I end up cooking mostly vegetarian meals. A lot with quinoa...recently found a recipe for excellent and crispy quinoa sliders, way better than burgers.

  • lawnchair7  on  5/29/2014 at 10:19 AM

    I make a mean vegan pot pie with root veggies, pan-fried tofu, and a biscuit topping. Love Mark Bittman!

  • LeePicard  on  5/29/2014 at 11:21 AM

    Gado Gado (Indonesian Salad) with Spicy Peanut Dressing from Nina Simonds Spices of Life cookbook.

  • Hurkadli_Kitchen  on  5/29/2014 at 12:21 PM

    A lot of indian food is vegan even though our family eats everything. We also enjoy curries with coconut milk.

  • redhairing  on  5/29/2014 at 12:41 PM

    Soba noodles with asian dressing and lots of veggies.

  • Cschajer  on  5/29/2014 at 12:46 PM

    Anything with zucchini!!

  • rstuart  on  5/29/2014 at 1:11 PM

    Vegetarian chili in the winter, quinoa, black bean and mango salad in the summer..

  • kath  on  5/29/2014 at 1:11 PM

    One of my favorite vegan dishes is from Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express: Potato Cumin Curry.

  • lebarron2001  on  5/29/2014 at 2:27 PM

    Spicy stir fried tofu with asparagus served over rice.

  • rhelune  on  5/29/2014 at 2:46 PM

    I'm already a vegan. I like soups and salads that are a complete meal, containing a leafy green vegetable, a legume, some other vegetables, and grains or potatoes.

  • cheapbeets  on  5/29/2014 at 2:59 PM

    Soba noodles with eggplant and mango. It's an Ottolenghi recipe and it is downright extraordinary.

  • bjcohan  on  5/29/2014 at 3:00 PM

    Hands down, my favorite is enchiladas michoacanas. Corn tortillas bathed in a beautiful rich dark red sauce made with a variety of dried chiles, filled with potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes and zucchini. Lined up and topped with shredded lettuce and more of the filling.

  • carwoman  on  5/29/2014 at 3:12 PM

    Chorizo tacos!

  • yvonneday  on  5/29/2014 at 3:20 PM

    Coconut curry tofu

  • NaomiManygoats  on  5/29/2014 at 3:54 PM

    Stir-fried brown rice (no eggs) absolutely loaded with fresh vegetables, the more greens the better! The veggies outweigh the rice!

  • JodieE  on  5/29/2014 at 4:28 PM

    Whilst I don't subscribe to the vegan ethos, I do love a great vegan salad of ancient grains. Quinoa, puy lentils, pistachios, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, fresh coriander leaves, continental parsley, mint, dressed in yoghurt, Harissa & lemon juice.

  • ChessiePique  on  5/29/2014 at 4:36 PM

    I love just about anything made with tofu or tempeh, like stir-fry dishes or mock tuna salad, or tofu/tempeh just marinated and baked. I recently discovered a recipe for beer-battered tempeh that is not low-fat at all, but it is really, really good. Cut the tempeh into bite-sized pieces, steam it, whip up a beer batter, coat the pieces, and fry 'em. Throw them on top of a salad or a stir-fry and you've got dinner. Hmmm...maybe that's what should be for dinner tonight.

  • NanceB  on  5/29/2014 at 5:16 PM

    Big salad with some kind of protein, grain, seeds, etc!

  • Sharyn.  on  5/29/2014 at 5:17 PM

    Tofu with Brussels Sprouts (yes, the devil's vegetable - gasp!) topped with a sweet chilli sauce (made from my homegrown tomatoes and chillies) over rice. Yummm.

  • janetca1  on  5/29/2014 at 5:20 PM

    tofu scramble from Heidi Swanson

  • elizam  on  5/29/2014 at 7:55 PM

    Mjaddara - the traditional Middle Eastern dish of lentils, rice and crispy caramelised onions. So good.

  • zarprey  on  5/29/2014 at 8:31 PM

    Lentils as soup or a salad, either are delicious.

  • TrishaCP  on  5/29/2014 at 9:23 PM

    Chickpeas Romesco from Veganomicon.

  • lxlindeman  on  5/29/2014 at 11:12 PM

    Salt and pepper tofu with braised eggplant.

  • negar  on  5/30/2014 at 12:41 AM

    Grilled vegetables and quinoa.

  • vellner  on  5/30/2014 at 7:22 AM

    Saag paneer made with tofu rather than paneer.

  • chikadulce  on  5/30/2014 at 8:42 AM

    I don't have a favorite vegan dish, but I love grain and bean salads with veggies mixed in!

  • Mimmi  on  5/30/2014 at 8:43 AM

    Whole grain pasta with tomatoes, artichokes, olives, spinach, and anything else I feel like throwing in.

  • cocecitycook  on  5/30/2014 at 9:01 AM

    Grilled vegetables with roasted tomato sauce and whole grain couscous

  • mikejunew  on  5/30/2014 at 1:05 PM

    Vegetarian chilli

  • Lovestocook  on  5/30/2014 at 2:06 PM

    Hummus

  • goodfruit  on  5/30/2014 at 6:38 PM

    The Whole Bowl. its a Portland, Oregon thing.

  • rebsplain  on  5/30/2014 at 7:41 PM

    Wild rice pilaf. Or any number of Indian inspired curries.

  • becchapman  on  5/31/2014 at 5:36 AM

    Chickpea pot pies which contain chickpeas, spinach, tomato, pomegranate molasses on the bottom with mashed spud incl. garlic on top. Very yummy

  • madamepince  on  5/31/2014 at 9:22 AM

    Pasta with chickpeas -- or socca!!

  • mgwalter  on  5/31/2014 at 6:27 PM

    Kung Pao Tofu for me. After draining the tofu and then letting it sit in soy sauce, I'll lightly dust it in corn starch and shallow fry in the wok. Then, quickly stir fry carrots, celery and water chestnuts, add in peanuts and chili, then add the tofu back in along with a sauce of rice wine, hoisin, soy, ginger, garlic and some water to cut the saltiness. Thicken just a bit with corn starch and serve with rice. I don't think of it as vegan at all, just a good Americanized version of a Chinese food. Crunchy except for the Tofu and rice.

  • napier  on  5/31/2014 at 10:37 PM

    tofu scramble from 101 cookbooks with good quality toasted sourdough

  • esztlil  on  6/1/2014 at 12:49 PM

    Miso soup with tofu

  • rahiscock  on  6/2/2014 at 7:06 AM

    I love my vegies, so I often eat vegan/vegetarian meals. A regular vegan favourite (I make it at least fortnightly) is a Pumpkin, Cauliflower & Chickpea Curry, served with brown rice.

  • RuthGo  on  6/2/2014 at 11:29 AM

    I love a dish I make with tomatoes, garlic, chickpeas and spinach over pasta.

  • Globegal  on  6/2/2014 at 8:07 PM

    Black beans and rice

  • Azoebo  on  6/3/2014 at 11:08 AM

    My take on an Afghan dish- eggplant in a tomato sauce, lentils, and brown or basmati rice. But I love it with yogurt sauce--will have to find a good replacement!

  • Gotuje  on  6/3/2014 at 10:51 PM

    I don't have any and that is precisely why I would love to get this book!

  • kari500  on  6/5/2014 at 10:35 AM

    Rice vermicelli with stir fried tofu and cilantro.

  • cookerycoach  on  6/5/2014 at 6:57 PM

    Corn and shiitake mushroom enchiladas with a cashew/tomatillo sauce.

  • mswager  on  6/6/2014 at 4:21 PM

    I love vegan pad thai with tofu.

  • Jane  on  6/7/2014 at 1:00 PM

    This contest is now closed. The 5 lucky winners, selected by random number generator, are Mimmi, wanda72, earthnfire, readingtragic, and robinj.

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