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Bryanna Clark Grogan
Works at Vancouver Island Regional Library, Union Bay BC
Attended Galileo High School, San Francisco, CA
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This is going to be a quickie blog post! I'm trying to use more cabbage this winter, due to the rising price of veggies in my neck of the woods. (The low Canadian dollar is having an effect on food prices.) This type of casserole is fairly common, but, not only did I want to make a vegan version ...
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Last week I made a large batch of pressure-cooked chickpeas that I over-cooked-- they were pretty mushy! I wondered what the heck I was going to do with all these mushy chickpeas. My first thought was dinner that night-- I didn't have much time. I remembered some Indian chickpea patties or ...
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This is going to be blog post with no real recipes, but I thought this would be a good topic for the beginning of the year, when I always reassess how I cook and what I want to work on in the new year. First on my mind as I peered into the refrigerator yesterday evening was what I needed to use ...
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I've been refreshing my old sourdough starter lately, thanks to the interest of a couple of friends. I've been playing with no-knead crusty sourdough bread and will do a post on that very soon. While refreshing my starter and making extra for my friends, I found myself with too much starter ...
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"My husband Brian, though not French-Canadian, was born in the province of Quebec and he was so happy when I came up with a vegan version of Tourtière (a special "meat" pie). It's an integral part of many Canadian Christmas celebrations now- certainly in our house, when we celebrate Réveillon, the Quebec Christmas Eve. ...over 20 years ago, I devised a vegan recipe for my book "The Almost No-Fat Holiday Cookboo"k and have used that recipe all this time, although I usually use commercial vegan hamburger “crumbles” now, instead of ground seitan.
This year I decided that it needed a make-over—more “oomph” in the flavor department. I also read about some versions of the pie that are made with oatmeal as the thickener instead of the usual potatoes, so I decided to try that, too. I made four pies (Brian’s always afraid that there won’t be any leftovers! ) and my new Tourtière was a big hit.
Tourtière is traditionally eaten at any meal, hot or cold, with gravy, relish, chutney or ketchup (some members of our family have been known to eat it with hot sauce or salsa). This year I made a tomato-apple chutney that resembles an old-fashioned homemade Quebec accompaniment to Tourtière which is called French-Canadian “Ketchup”, but is chunky and a little spicy, made with tomatoes and fruit. I’ll post that recipe below, too."
http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.ca/2012/12/my-new-version-of-vegan-tourtiere.html
Our "Boxing Day" (day after Christmas) buffet- one leftover Tourtière is in the center, behind the mashed potatoes. (Tofu Pot Pie in the foreground, with my Seitan "Ham" to the L [and you can barely see the crusty homemade bread to the R]; mashed potatoes, "Ham Gravy", homemade cranberry sauce ...
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A LITTLE EXPERIMENT THAT WENT QUITE WELL: NO-KNEAD PIZZA DOUGH BAQUETTES-- I had some leftover no-knead pizza dough in my refrigerator yesterday. We had our fill of pizza for a while, so I considered freezing the dough, but then thought, "Why not try making a couple of baguettes out of it?
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You might have read my post several years ago about my history with San Francisco sourdough and my vegan version of the San Francisco sourdough starter. Well, I've neglected it for quite a while, but a friend's interest in making sourdough bread sparked me to revive my starter and start baking ...
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SPICY VEGAN NEW YEAR'S HOPPIN' JOHN, AND HOPPIN' JOHN SOUP WITH THE LEFTOVERS 
http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.ca/2013/01/my-2013-new-years-hoppin-john-and.html
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LAST-MINUTE GIFT: CHOCOLATE-HAZELNUT THUMBPRINT COOKIES - 
http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.ca/2010/12/last-minute-gift-chocolate-hazelnut.html
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MY EASY VEGAN TACO, TOSTADA, OR BURRITO FILLING (+ MY HOMEMADE RED CHILE PASTE RECIPE), SERVED ON POTATOES ( topped with salsa, lettuce and my Tofu Sour Creme)
http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.ca/2015/12/use-it-up-taco-style-potatoes-for-quick.html
Last week I made a batch of my vegan taco filling from one of my older books ("Soyfoods Cooking for a Positive Menopause") and we had tacos for two days running. (I had added some coarsely-mashed black beans to the taco filling this time.) I stored the remainder of the filling, Tofu Sour Creme, ...
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"This ginger cake is the cosmopolitan cousin of the familiar gingerbread many of us grew up with. The cake itself is very light in texture (you would definitely not call this “bread”!) and infused with a generous amount of both fresh and ground dried ginger. Topped off with a fluffy espresso frosting and a plenty of sweet-hot organic candied ginger, this cake always gets rave reviews..."
This ginger cake is the cosmopolitan cousin of the familiar gingerbread many of us grew up with. The cake itself is very light in texture (you would definitely not call this “bread”!) and infused with a generous amount of both fresh and ground dried ginger. Topped off with a fluffy espresso ...
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Besides running a small branch of of the local library system, I write vegan cookbooks, a vegan cooking bog and sometimes teach vegan cooking.
Employment
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library, Union Bay BC
    Branch Manager/Circulation Supervisor, 1979 - present
    I run a small branch of the library system, in Union Bay, BC
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Female
Other names
Bryanna Urbina (maiden name)
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Vegan cookbook author
Introduction
I'm a vegan cookbook author, author of "World Vegan Feast" (Vegan Heritage Press, 2011) and 7 more cookbooks from the Book Publishing Co. (Summertown, TN).  I
Bragging rights
I'm proud mom of 3 daughters, Sarah, Justine and Bethany; one son, Tim; and 2 stepsons, Sean and Laurence. I have 2 grandsons, ages 9 and 24; and 5 granddaughters, ages 21, 18, 15, 14, and 12.
Education
  • Galileo High School, San Francisco, CA
    1964 - 1966
  • Langara College, Vancouver, BC
    English, Art and History, 1969 - 1971