Thursday, September 4, 2014

Noodles and My Favourite Cookbook

Hello lovelies,

I hope that this finds you well and that you're having a wonderful day!

I've been browsing through cookbooks to get some ideas for the rest of the month and I have to say that Isa Does It is hands down my favourite cookbook ever. It never lets me down. Every recipe that I have tried so far is easy to throw together, uses every day ingredients (a lot of which I have on hand) and tastes amazing.

A couple of dishes have already made frequent repeat appearances in my kitchen.

I'm especially in love with the Everyday Pad Thai:

It hits all of the right salty/sweet/sour/ume notes. It's fresh and filling. It also makes an awesome leftover lunch to look forward to.

I'm also a big fan of the Tempeh Meatballs & Spaghetti:

With mixed green salad, chives, and hemp seeds.

I hadn't had meatballs with my spaghetti in a very very long time and these really hit the spot. They took me right back to family suppers at the round kitchen table when I was small and insisted on having the meatball and sauce separate from, and definitely not touching, the spaghetti. As you can see, I'm now okay with it all being happily smooshed together.

I haven't made many desserts from the book yet but the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is wonderful.

I subbed in spelt flour and it was hearty and sweet, but not too sweet. Perfect with an afternoon cup of tea.

What is your favourite cookbook of the moment?

with friendship and gratitude for this amazing Vegan Month of Food!

xo Elyse


  1. I've been hearing such good things about Isa Does It; glad to know you've had success with it! I'll have to get my hands on a copy soon! :)

  2. I can attest to the awesomeness of both the pad thai and the tempeh meatballs!!

  3. I can't believe I still haven't got Isa Does It! Maybe I will get it as a reward for completing MoFo when it's over. The pad thai looks especially delicious - it's a favourite of mine, but often hard to get here without egg or fish sauce or something else sneaky. Everything you've made looks great!