Monday, January 28, 2013

Spicy Vegan Cooking Class at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts

January 27th, 2013
Great job Chef's! 
I had a great time. 

by Brian P. McCarthy

The Vegan 
Family Cookbook
by Brian P. McCarthy

Vegan Date Night at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts

Vegan Date Night
January 26th, 2013

Great job Chefs! I really enjoyed your cooking.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Spicy Vegan Cooking Class

It might have been cold outside but things were heating up at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Saturday night.

A big thank you to all the 'Chefs' who attended the Spicy Vegan Cooking class. I had a great time working with all of you! Your food was amazing and well presented. 

Class Description:
If your ears perk up when you hear green curry paste, Sriracha sauce, cayenne pepper, or jalapenos, then this class is for you. Explore some of the exotic foods of the world which are known for their heat. Kung Pao Eggplant, Green Curry Tofu, Chana Masala, Jerk Tofu, Vegetable Vindaloo, and Spicy Orange Tofu will be on the menu today. Everyone in the class will get to create one of these spicy dishes along with helping with the roasted pepper bar which will include the habanero, serrano, jalapeno, and Thai chili pepper. How much spice can you take?

Kung Pao Eggplant
Thai Pineapple Salad
Vegetable Vindaloo
Thai Plantain Fritter with Peanut Sauce
Spicy Orange Tofu
Chana Masala
Jerk Tofu
Spicy Black Bean Fritter with Chipotle Dipping Sauce
Jalapeno Pierogi
Steamed Brown Rice
Ginger Beer
Green Curry Tofu
Steamed Jasmine Rice
Roasted Pepper Bar:
habanero, serrano, jalapeno, and Thai chili peppers

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The 17th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival

This was my first time at the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival. I volunteered and was lucky enough to be chosen to work in the kitchen. The advantage to working in the kitchen is you get to meet some of the stars. 

This day included Michael Greger, MD who is the author of Bird Flu and Carbophobia, (and fellow Lantern Books author), Chef Laura Theodore who is the Host of The Jazzy Vegetarian Cooking Show and the cookbook author of The Jazzy Vegetarian, and Chef Christine Waltermyer who is Founder & Director of The Natural Kitchen Cooking School and the cookbook author of The Natural Vegan Kitchen.

Boston Vegetarian Food Festival

(Chef Christine Waltermyer)
Christine did a food demo using L
otus Foods Rice

(Soya Foods demos Chik'n Nuggets)
While there were many different types of vegan food to sample there seemed to be a large amount of seitan options highlighted.

Herbivore clothing company owner Josh Hooten
Josh is the cover designer for my first cookbook The Vegan Family Cookbook. Josh and I both lived in Portland Oregon but ironically it was not until I went to the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival that I got to meet him in person. 

(Sabertooth Vegan Bakery)
I remember the first time I saw a vegan doughnut
in a store many years ago.
It was a bagel (such a cruel joke).

(Chef Laura Theodore)
Laura does a lively food demo and even sings at the end!

Chef Christine and me chilling in the kitchen.
Christine is a very nice (and busy) person.

Chef Laura TheodoreDr. Michael Greger, and me 
hanging out in the kitchen.
Michael is a top national speaker who keeps his audience