The Apple of My Pie…

…or, more correctly, the apple of my “not-pie” — this is one of the luscious baked apples we’ve been enjoying.  Northern Virginia is apple country and there are so many varieties to choose from, it’s hard to decide what to bring home from the various farmstands and orchards in the area.  This week we tried York and Cortland.  I’m sure they’d be wonderful in an actual pie, but I chose to use them in a more virtuous way by baking several of them in my slow cooker.  The flavor is as indulgent as apple pie — without the indulgence.  I’ll be making them again soon.  Next time, I think I’ll stuff them with a little granola to make them reminiscent of apple crisp.  Yum.

Three’s the Charm:  I have lots of good news to share today, I hardly know where to begin.  Let’s start with the amazing honor of having one of my recipes chosen as 1 of 4 “Recipes of the Year” on Vegan.com.  My Singapore-Style Rice Noodles with Tofu and Vegetables was named “Quick Recipe of the Year.”  This recipe happens to be a personal favorite of mine.  Try it yourself and let me know what you think!

Also today, I found out that my Roasted Cauliflower Picatta recipe from my post on One Green Planet was chosen to appear on the Huffington Post! A huge thank you to all who voted for this recipe on One Green Planet.

Good news must come in threes, because, also today, Vegan on the Cheap got a nice shout out in the Philadelphia Daily News, along with my recipe for Tuscan White Bean Pizza appearing on philly.com.

Exciting stuff! Not bad for a Thursday, huh?

8 responses to “The Apple of My Pie…”

  1. moonsword says :

    Congratulations…all well-deserved honors!
    I'm coveting your apple…I think I'd love one stuffed with dates, figs and cashews. 🙂

  2. Robin at Vegan Planet says :

    Thank you, moonsword. Mmmm, an apple stuffed with dates, figs and cashews sounds great!

  3. food solutions says :

    Good blog: You should start many more. I love all the info provided. I will stay tuned:)

  4. Irene @ H.V.R. says :

    I agree with food solutions. I would love to see more of your blogs. I love the way you deliver your points. Very catchy.

  5. eValerie says :

    Congratulations!!!

    When they picked you, they chose very well. I really like your recipes — especially everything I've ever tried in “Vegan On The Cheap.” And those artichoke balls from “Party Vegan.” Mmmmm!

  6. Robin at Vegan Planet says :

    Thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate it!

  7. Anonymous says :

    I just made your Chesapeake Chickpea Sandwiches from Quick-Fix Vegan. Yum! I will definitely be making these again. They were extremely fast and easy to put together, too.

    There are lots of other recipes that I want to try from this book, too. Thanks for all the good eating.

  8. Robin at Vegan Planet says :

    It's great to know you're enjoying the recipes from Quick-Fix Vegan. Thanks for letting me know. Please help spread the word about my new book by posting a brief review on Amazon.

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