New Soul Vegetarian Cookbook
Posted by: A. Adams
I just finished reading The New Soul Vegetarian Cookbook and I have to tell you, it is a must have. Can you believe they actually gave the recipes to their current menu? After I finished reading the book, I felt like I had just won the lottery. I almost fainted when I saw that Sister Yafah included the macaroni and cheese recipe in the book. I remember buying it by the pint from the now defunct location off Georgia Avenue in Washington DC some years back. There are so many cool recipes in this book, and they are all vegan. I also can’t wait to try the Village of Peace Pot Pie, Garvey Burgers, and the No Bake Banana Bread.
3 Cooking Tips Worth Mentioning to You From The New Soul Vegetarian Cookbook.
- You will use less spices when cooking at a medium-to-low flame, because at that temperature the spices cook through the food.
As I have been incorporating more low flame foods into my own diet, I have noticed I don’t need to use as much seasoning as before. I did not know why until I finished this book. It is good to incorporate raw and low flame foods into your meal plan even if you aren’t vegan or vegetarian. These foods have a higher nutritional value than foods that are cooked at higher temperatures.
- Make your lunch your heaviest meal. Eating heavy in the morning after the body has fasted or at a late hour can cause weight gain and stomach discomfort.
I know this is true. I have seen it in every definitive eating guide I have read. Yet, I still sometimes choose a big breakfast or dinner. I personally often pay with uncomfortable stomach bloat and gas.
- Always soak your beans, nuts, seeds, and grains for 24 hours because using them. This releases harmful digestive enzyme inhibitors. Cover them with at least 3 inches of water. Drain and rinse them thoroughly after soaking.
I always soak beans, nuts, seeds, and grains to prevent digestive issues such as irritable bowel, heartburn, gas, and bloat. However, I didn’t know I needed to cover them with at least 3 inches of water. I just never considered how much water to use.
There are so many jewels in this book, including more tips. I hope you will check them out.