Hello friends and not yet friends. Welcome back to another cookbook review here
on Mary’s Test Kitchen, where we explore the tastiest vegan recipes around. Let’s dive right into the deliciousness with
these classic brownies from Richa Hingle’s new vegan cookbook, Vegan Richa’s Everyday
Kitchen. We start by heating up your favorite nondairy
milk and sweetening it with sugar and two different types of chocolate chips. You can microwave to make this easy recipe
even easier, but that doesn’t look as good on camera. You know what does look good on camera, everything
Richa makes on her awesome blog veganricha.com. You should know, I already trust every recipe
she posts. You might’ve seen my review on her first book,
Vegan Richa’s Indian kitchen. I was absolutely blown away by the intense
flavors and simplicity of the recipes. She made Indian cooking much less intimidating
with her clear instructions and tips for adapting Indian cooking to the North American kitchen. In this new book, she flexes her culinary
genius into foods with international influences. Like the classic brownie. After we mixed the wet ingredients together,
we mix the dry which includes whole wheat flour, cornstarch, baking powder and baking
soda. Like most of the recipes in this book, this
can make made gluten-free as well. Without sacrifice. Then mix the wet and dry… And resist the urge to eat this chocolatey
fudgy gooey-ness with a spoon. Instead, add 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips. Pour the batter into your prepared baking
pan. The recipe uses an 8 x 8 square pan but I
don’t have one of those so I used the equivalent round spring pan. Works just as well. Decorate with another tablespoon of chocolate
chips and then you can bake these in a preheated 350°F oven for 30 to 32 minutes. Get them out of the oven pronto to avoid over
baking and keep that fudgy texture. Doesn’t that look perfect? But then, I expected them to be perfect. Personally, I like the chewy edge bits of
brownies the best. But the inside is fudgy as promised by the recipe. They are a little bit too sweet for my taste,
to be honest. I would reduce the sugar by a quarter probably. But then, I usually feel that way about Western
desserts. These are amazing anyway. But don’t take my word for it. You can judge for yourself; the full recipe
link is in the description below. This book is called Vegan Richa’s *everyday
kitchen*, so I want to try and more every day type food. Like these Everyday Black Bean Burgers. It starts with some healthy whole food ingredients:
walnuts and oats. Brain food and gain food, am I right? Then onion and pickled jalapeno slices. Already I’m excited because anything with
pickled jalapeno is usually awesome. And pulse a few times until the walnuts and
onions are evenly chopped. By the way, if you can’t have walnuts, you
can use seeds instead. This book has lots of options if you’re nut
free. Then we can add the rest of the ingredients:
beans, cilantro, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and salt and pepper. And flax seeds, ground up already, so that
the burgers will hold together. We’ll process and make sure to keep some texture. Transfer to a bowl and let this mixture sit
before we go to form patties. In the meantime, let’s make some sauce: Celery
Ranch Sauce. This has got to be one of the easiest recipes
in the book. Everything goes in a blender and you blend
it. That’s it. But does it taste like Ranch? No. I really don’t think this tastes anything
like Ranch dressing or dip. The first ever recipe from vegan Richa that
did not taste like I expected. But it does taste good. If you like nooch, and you know I love nooch,
I think you’ll still be into this even if it doesn’t really taste like a classic ranch. Back to the burgers, I did not have to add
any breadcrumbs to this to form the patties easily. I think it’s because the beans I used were
not as mushy as canned beans usually are. You can bake these burgers, but cooking them
on a pan looks better on camera. So that’s what we’ll do. I can’t tell you how good they smell as they’re
cooking. It doesn’t take long before they are good
and ready for a toasty bun. First a little celery Ranch, and then a nicely
browned black bean burger. Or two. Some burger-Y toppings… And this burger tastes wonderful! The ranch, although not tasting like a regular
Ranch dressing, is super flavorful and delicious. The burger itself is hearty and satisfying. Really filling. The texture is still soft like most Bean burgers,
but still has texture so it’s not pure mush. I would 100% make this again. I was looking for a bit more pow for the next
recipe, when I came across firecracker sauce. This book is not organized by breakfast, lunch,
dinner like many other cookbooks. But it’s organized by sauce or how the food
is eaten, like bowls or deep dish. So with this firecracker sauce there are recipes
for cauliflower bites, chickpea salad, and jackfruit sandwiches. You can really mix and match the recipes. Lots of great looking sauces like peanut sauce,
sweet and sour, masala, tahini garlic, classic red sauce, and more! Cauliflower was on super sale this week so
we’re making cauliflower bites. These cauliflower bites are baked, not fried. You know I love LOVE my deep-fried beer battered
cauliflower. I mean, you know I love my deep-fried everything. And coming up on Wednesday, I’ll be sharing
the best vegan fried chicken ever. Make sure youre subscribed and have notifications
on so you don’t miss it. But I can get down on baked cauliflower as
long as we can get some great flavor and texture. And these certainly have great flavor and
texture. You can have ’em with Manchurian sauce, sweet
and sour, Kung pow, Buffalo sauce… But we’re doing firecracker! And there we have it. The pow I was looking for. Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen has proved
to be another wonderful cookbook by Richa Hingle. The only downside, which is not really a downside,
I can think of is that there are so many recipes from so many different culinary styles, that
it is a little overwhelming to decide what to try first. But if you’re following this channel, I think
you’re up to the challenge. So this definitely makes my recommended list. Link to buy this book is in the description
below, along with the link to all my other favorites. Thanks so much for watching friends. I hope you liked to this video; please give
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