This morning I’m writing to you from within a thick mist and it feels a little spooky and cosy at the same time. This post is cosy too because I’m sharing a deliciously rich pear and caramel tarte from Jessica Prescott’s, of vegan food blog Wholy Godness, new book Vegan Goodness. I actually received the book in the mail from the publisher and was so excited as I drove to the gas station where I pick up my packages that I forgot my photo ID. Luckily after the 30 minute drive the clerk was kind enough to (illegally) hand me my new book even though I couldn’t prove I was really me. Since that day I’ve been hurrying here and there and it took me some time to actually get the chance to read the book and choose this recipe to share with you but finally here it is.
But first a few thoughts on the book itself! It’s a colourful testament of vegan cooking that I think is suitable both for new vegans, people new to the kitchen and someone like me who likes fun ideas to incorporate in my day to day meals. Quite a few recipes are of things I’ve seen before elsewhere but I think they’re great staples and therefore I think this book is especially good for people who’d like an introduction to whole food vegan cooking.
Jessica uses the whole spectrum of whole plant foods to create both quick eats and slow cooking meals as well as a bunch of sweet treats. It’s great to have those quick fix sandwich fillings and salads for days when time is sparse and at the same time get an array of ideas for curries, tartes, pizzas and much more for meals to cook up when time allows. Many of the recipes in the book, like the mushroom stew or spinach and chickpea curry, are great for sharing with friends and family now that the weather’s getting colder. Some would also be fantastic to bring to potlucks and dinner parties like the kale scones or the black bean brownies. Which brings me to the recipe I’m sharing with you today; the pear and caramel tarte.