For some reason I was sure I wrote this post forever ago! Sorry to all following the book club… seems I was a bit tardy.

Well in this post I will be covering:

Mushroom Walnut Spread, page 66
Curried Lentil Burgers, page 151
Pasta with Tomato Peach Sauce, page 233

First the Curried Lentil Burgers. Why? BecauseΒ it’s fun to shake things up every now and then. I loved the flavours of these burgers. They were so packed with Indian inspired flavours that I could forgive the texture. They made a great mash, but they did not hold together as I had hoped they would. This has been my problem with homemade veggie burgers no matter what I make them with. They always fall apart. But these were by far the best tasting homemade burgers I have ever made. I also found that 6 burgers (as recommended) were way too big, 8 smaller ones would have been better and maybe would have had a better chance to keep their shape. But, the left overs reheated the next morning with a poached egg on top… just amazing.Β  I think I’ll hang on to this recipe as a breakfast hash.

Next the Walnut and Mushroom Spread. I’m always on the lookout for a good appetizerΒ or something that I can bring with me to parties and this is just another one to add to the list. But I may be bias as I love mushrooms and walnuts happen to be my favorite nut. But really, what better indication that you are going to like a new recipe then to know you already like all of the ingredients individually. And this combination is not one I would have come up with on my own. It’s a real winner.

Finally the pasta with peach and tomato sauce. I made this when Ontario peaches were at their height and I was in love. The sweetness of the peaches with the acidity of the tomatoes was a real thing of beauty. I love shaking up the traditional tomato sauce on pasta when ever I can. It seems like I’m having it once every couple of weeks, so it’s great to try something new. This was also a big hit with the family… but 99% of the time pasta always is.

Next post will be my last from this book, got to get it back to the library! I’ll be making:

Italian Sweet Potato Gratin, page 199
Japanese Noodles with Tomatoes, page 230

Happy Cooking!