One week cooking from Vegan with a Vengeance
Second carrot recipe was Carrot and Raisin Muffins, although due to the fact that I hate hate hate raisins and love love love sultanas, they ended up being carrot and sultana muffins instead. The batter seemed a bit wet when I was putting it into the cases, and the muffins showed that to be true, ending up with a squidgy, pancakey texture. They still tasted great though, and I kind of liked the cross between pancake and muffin.
My final making was the Curried Split Pea Soup. Like the carrot bisque, it needed the spice level hiked up, and some quality time with the blender - without a good pureeing, it looked like something that you might see exiting an unfortunate victim of a digestive complaint on Casualty.
But that was a minor bum note in the VwaV recipe pantheon. Despite a front cover that harks back to some leaden age of veganism that nodded towards hemp and crustiness, the recipes were nothing of the kind. A bit more spice here and there would have stood VwaV in better stead, but I still enjoyed spending a week in its company.