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May 12

Street Vegan + Creamy Strawberry Pink Drink

If you aren’t already aware of my love for food trucks…well, this is me tellin’ you that my favorite eatery in this country is a food truck that is (as far as I know) no longer operational (so sad ;_; ). One of these days, I may have to make it one of my missions to recreate everything from their menu, but…I digress.

It should come as no surprise to you that I was superrrr-lookin’ forward to this cookbook! <3 The recipes in Street Vegan are by the owner of Cinnamon Snail, a vegan food truck in New York City!

Street Vegan

streetveganBy Adam Sobel

Genre: Cookbook
Pages: 272

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Adam Sobel’s intro on how he started vegan cooking is rather adorable. (I’m a sucker for cute love stories.) He also goes through what can be found in his vegan pantry, which I think would be extremely helpful to anyone looking for a place to start out!

The “My Vegan Pantry” section is divided into…Non-Mean Proteins, Alternamilks, Butters & Cheeses, Oils, Vinegars & Bottled Sauces, The Sweet Stuff, Bakery Odds and Ends, If You Want To Show Me Love, Buy Me Flours, Superfoods, Thai & Indian Flavors, Japanese & Chinese Flavors, and Korean Ingredients.

Since I’m living in the middle of nowhere, I’ve definitely been missing and craving food diversity (especially Asian foods), and this cookbook definitely delivers. Everything looks absolutely amazing, and I really wish there were pictures for all the recipes, because it’d give me more to drool over dream about. I also really love the whimsical nature of this book–life’s too short to take everything too seriously!

Breakfast

Kasha & Fried Onion Blintzes, Poached Pear-Stuffed French Toast, White Chocolate Macadamia Granola, Shredded Root Vegetable Hash Browns…

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Beverages

This is divided into 3 sections–Nut Milks & Milkshakes, Lemonades and Agua Frescas (Soupervan had these too! <3 ), and Hot Beverages! The Supreme Raw Fudge Brownie Milkshake sounded awesome, as did the Honeydew Mint Agua Fresca and Toasted Hazelnut Hot Chocolate!

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Appetizers

Pan-Fried Kimchi Dumplings, Truffled Potato and Fried Onion Pierogies, Chimichurri Tempeh Empanadas…

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Soups

Maple Butternut Squash Soup, Ginger Laphing, Tomato Sage Bisque with Mizuna…

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Sandwiches

Thai Barbecue Seitan Ribs, Gochujang Burger Deluxe (I made Gochujang turkey burgers before–wonder how they’d compare?), Sage Tempeh Sausage Sliders…

Cinnamains

Yay for main dishes! Live Szechuan String Bean Ramen, Ginger Island Tofu, Rosemary Hemp Seed-Encrusted Tofu…

Jalapeno Roasted Corn-Stuffed Red Quinoa Croquettes

Jalapeno Roasted Corn-Stuffed Red Quinoa Croquettes

Veggies and Sides

Basic Napa Cabbage & Radish Kimchi, Raw Maple Miso Brussels Sprouts, Bourbon-Blanched Mustard Greens…

Desserts

Oh em gee, this section looks amazing–Pop Tarts ‘n’ Pop Hearts with Strawberry-Rhubarb Filling, Raspberry Coconut Frou Frous, Rum Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, Raw Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecakes…

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Donuts

I’m all kinds of excited about that this actually has a donut section!! (I recently got a donut pan for $5.20!) <3 I can’t wait to try these out (especially the Lemongrass Mango glaze + the Mexican Hot Chocolate-Glazed Twists…and the Vanilla-Bourbon Creme Brulee Donuts!)!

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The Saucy Stuff

Chipotle Mayonnaise, Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde, Grilled Mango Salsa…

Since I don’t generally follow a vegan diet, I didn’t actually have a lot of the ingredients that this book called for, but you can definitely make substitutions! (That’s my standard approach to recipes anyway.)

There’s a good mix of recipes that are labor-intensive + call for a bunch of ingredients vs. super-simple 2-5-ish ingredient recipes, so there’s bound to be something that you can make in here!

The food in this book looks delicious enough that if not for my current grocery ban (I’m trying to keep my food costs even lower than usual), I actually really wouldn’t mind going to the store to hunt down the ingredients it calls for! As it stands, I can currently make almost everything in the “beverages” section without having to go to the store.

Obviously, I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who lives and breathes to eat meat, but if you’re vegan or even gluten-free (he denotes which recipes are gluten-free in here–my arbitrary count went to 57 gluten-free recipes before I lost my place), or if you don’t mind veggies and meat alternatives, Street Vegan would be an awesome cookbook to add to your collection!

Creamy Strawberry Pink Drink with Cacao Nibs

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Ingredients:

  • 1 12 oz. can coconut water with pulp
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces
  • dark chocolate-covered cacao nibs, for garnish
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add coconut water, coconut meat, vanilla extract, walnut pieces, and maple syrup (if using) into a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into cups and garnish with cacao nibs!

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  • Have you ever been to the Cinnamon Snail?
  • Have you heard of Street Vegan?
  • Got any favorite vegan recipes?

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  1. Julie | www.myinktrails.com

    I love anything coconut and strawberry!! I’m heading to the grocery right now and I’m going to try this! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Farrah! :)

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Julie! I hope you like it! :]!

  2. Vicky

    I love how you review a cookbook…great pics and nice details! I’m not vegan, but you’ve made me want this cookbook, lol. I’m also a sucker for beautiful food photography and the photos look gorgeous! Thanks for the recipe…I love a good, healthy smoothie, so I’ll add it to my list to try! :)
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Vicky! 😀 I’ve been trying to share details that I think people would be interested in when looking for a cookbook, so I’m super glad to hear that it’s helpful! :]

      I’m a total sucker for awesome food photography as well. Everything in this book looks so good! I’m having issues trying to decide what to attempt next!

  3. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    This sounds amazing. I’m still thinking about the fig pancakes from the earlier picture. mmmmmmmmmm
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    1. Farrah

      For serious! I want someone to make those for me nowwwww! <3!

  4. Sue

    Love the detail in this article and the cookbook looks great, wish I could have tried their food truck offerings. One of my daughters has introduced me to vegan recipes and we just tried a great restaurant in NYC where we ate things I had never heard of but were super tasty.
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! I wish I could try them too! *-* They have so many super creative + delicious looking foods! :] I’m looking forward to future kitchen experiments! :]

  5. Autumn

    Oh that pink drink looks refreshing. Make me one please!
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    1. Farrah

      I’d totally send you one if it’d survive the way there! :O!

  6. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    This sounds like my kind of cookbook… no surprise there! 😉
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    1. Farrah

      Hehehe, I figured you might like this one! ;P

  7. Laura

    Yummm

    I’m not vegan, but I think that learning to eat vegan is very important! It’s way too easy to rely on animal bi-product foods and miss out on other great flavours.

    also how much do I love that there is a donut section? SO MUCH!
    great review!
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    1. Farrah

      I feel the same way! :]

      And ohhh my goodness, that donut section. That doughnut pan I bought last weekend is callin’ my name! <3

  8. Tianna

    what a cool cookbook! That drink looks yummy!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Tianna! :] This was definitely an awesome cookbook! I can’t wait to try making the donuts!

  9. Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    wow those pictures are gorgeous!! I love the different options in this cookbook! Maybe this would give me new ideas for some of the crazy ingredients I have! LoL
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    1. Farrah

      haha, maybe it would! I have some crazy ingredients, but no seitan or tempeh, so I can’t make a number of them…the recipes look good enough that I may actually venture out to get some after I’m done with this whole grocery ban thing! :O

  10. Amy @ Life to the Full

    I swear I live under a rock and haven’t heard of Cinnamon Snail OR Street Vegan! And I am far from being vegan myself… BUT that Creamy Strawberry Pink Drink looks delicious! If I was vegan, that pink drink looks like it would be my favorite healthy treat :) Thanks for sharing, Farrah!
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    1. Farrah

      Don’t worry, Amy! I hadn’t ever heard of their food truck either until I came across the cookbook! I’m far from being vegan too, but the recipes in here look so good, I wouldn’t mind being one part-time? 😛

  11. Shann

    I’m not a vegetarian, but we don’t eat very much meat in my household. That cookbook looks amazing!
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    1. Farrah

      I’m not vegetarian/vegan either, but the recipes in here look soso good! <3

  12. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    I have never gotten anything from a food truck :O
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    1. Farrah

      If you find a good one with food that you can eat, I’d definitely recommend giving it a try! :O!

  13. Ricardo

    I wonder how to add protein powder to some of those…

    1. Farrah

      Pretty sure you can as long as the flavors don’t clash!

  14. GiGi Eats

    Not going to lie – I am a little bias about vegan recipes, I think mine are BOMB because I can actually eat them, LOL! A lot of vegan recipes rely on legumes and nuts and I cannot eat them :(
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    1. Farrah

      haha, that’s completely understandable! I love your recipes too! :] They always look so good!

  15. Lauren

    I don’t think I could ever go Vegan but this all looks really good!

    1. Farrah

      haha, I don’t think I could either, but part-time, I definitely would, especially for this book! :]

  16. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I am loving the looks of that cookbook! I haven’t tried food from food trucks yet but we just booked one for a party next month yay! Hope you make something from there and link up with Meatless Monday soon.
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    1. Farrah

      Yay!! I hope the food is all sorts of amazing! :]! I’ll try to link up at some point when I (finally) go grocery shopping again and scrounge up the ingredients! :]!

  17. Jess @hellotofit

    What an interesting recipe book! The drink looks delicious :) The last vegan thing I made was a creamy cashew dipping sauce with smoked paprika – it was yummy.
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    1. Farrah

      That sounds awesome! My church makes this really awesome cashew “cheese” sauce that I really love–I need to get the recipe from them!

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