“Where do you get your protein?” is a question I never want to hear again in my lifetime, although I know I will. Hilda Jorgensen’s newest book High Protein Vegan answers that question with over 100 protein-rich vegan recipes. High Protein Vegan so is chock-full of nutritious, delicious and filling protein rich meals and desserts that I’m tempted to carry around copies of the book and give them away to people who ask that inane question. (But don’t ask me I get my protein just to get a free cookbook out of me!)
The recipes in High Protein Vegan are all quick and easy to make as well as being omnivore friendly. The recipes are allergy friendly too, as all are soy-free and many are gluten-free as well. Each recipe has a key to let the reader know if they contain any other common allergens such as nuts and nightshades. The dishes are creative takes on familiar recipes, such as Grain-Free Pad Thai and Soy-Free Tofu, and there’s even a chapter full of mouthwatering raw desserts.
I was eager to dig in to High Protein Vegan, and I started my cooking with an Omelet Florentine. I was a big omelet eater before I went vegan, and I’ve had no luck experimenting with tofu versions over the years. This omelet is made with chickpea flour and is more of a flatbread than the eggy concoctions I remember. It’s extremely delicious and easy to make, so it will definitely be making an appearance at my breakfast table again soon. The florentine in the dish’s name refers to the fact that it’s stuffed with sautéed greens and drenched in a delicious creamy sauce.
I wanted to try my hand at soy-free tofu, so I made a batch and cooked up some Salt and Pepper Tofu. Like the omelet, the “tofu” is made with chickpea flour, so it doesn’t really taste anything like the soy tofu I know and love, but since I’m a big fan of just about anything made with chickpea flour, I was okay with that. My tofu didn’t set completely, so my version doesn’t look as nice as the photo in the book, but was still a very tasty meal!
As promised, I’m giving away a gift to one lucky reader each week in December and this week’s present is a copy of High Protein Vegan courtesy of Ms. Jorgensen herself!