My new book!
You can get the digital download for only $0.99 right HERE
My new book!
Just in time for Thanksgiving, this book will fill your brain with more potato knowledge than you thought even existed. A little science, a little technique, and some simple tricks will send you to mashed potato heaven. Did you even know there was a "mashed potato heaven?" Bet you didn't. Well, it's true. All of it. And it's inside this book.
You can get the digital download for only $0.99 right HERE
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I recently annoyed the shit out of my instagram followers, losing about 100 of them, by flooding their feeds with a continuous stream of incredibly useful posts containing my best Thanksgiving tips. I'll present them below in a non-feed clogging photo gallery.
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Watch myself, along with Vince Lia, show you how to make the recipe from my new microbook. We may or may not also engage in feats of strength. Watch and find out.
Hello! It has been quite some time since I've posted anything here. So where have I been? Well if you listen to Sexy Vegan Radidio at all, or follow me on social media, you may have known that I took the entire summer off from the podcast and just about all social media.
Since creating, who I've come to refer to as a "spirited" toddler, all the time for fun "Sexy Vegan" related stuff i used to have has evaporated. So not only do I not have time to write any more full-on cookbooks, the simple act of going to the bathroom takes the planning effort of a small military operation.
On top of the blog, podcast, and social media, that I had been doing for a number of years, I also have a job. It allows me to be a mostly-work-from-home-dad, which is definitely nice, but everything just became too much, and I was starting to get burnt out, so I put myself in "timeout" (something I've found is much easier for an adult to do than a 3 year old).
I was, however, curious as to what my weary brain would do when my social media usage and overall online presence was drastically reduced. Shortly after my break began, an idea began to take shape. I knew I wouldn’t have time to write a full cookbook for at least a few more years (especially with kid #2 on the way), but I still wanted to develop and perfect a bunch of recipes that I’ve been itching to tackle. Then one day (it was either in the shower or on the crapper, where all good ideas are born), it just popped in there: “Microbook!” A teeny-tiny slice of a cookbook, focused solely one dish.
I thought, “Surely, I have time to perfect one little recipe, don’t I?” Turns out, I have exactly the amount of time needed to perfect ONE little goddamn recipe! And that’s how the Sexy's Best microbook series was conceived...I do a lot of conceiving, apparently.
Sexy's Best is a series of microbooks, featuring my very best versions of classic dishes, modern dishes, and whacky stuff that comes out of my weird brain. Each book costs only $0.99 and is a digital download. Seriously? Only $0.99 to learn how to make authentic neapolitan pizza in your home oven? or for the only mashed potato recipe you will ever need for the rest of your life?? You better believe it! For real, believe it, I don't lie about stuff like this.
I realize, of course, that there are tons of free recipes out there, and many are terrific! But it's difficult to sift through scores of blog posts to find the best one. And it's just as daunting to drop $25-$30 on a nice big cookbook, and try to figure out where to begin. These microbooks are a perfect balance. You're spending only a little money, and you're getting one killer recipe. It's like if you just were able to pull out the very best recipe out of a cookbook, the one that will always be your go-to recipe, without having a whole cookbook taking up space. And you haven't even spent one whole dollar.
Here are the first two books. You can buy them simply by clicking on them.
...and a little dough stretching tutorial...
So I went ahead and started a whole company (99 Publishing) that publishes these single-dish cookbooks. It's kind of a nutty idea, and hasn't been done before, but what the hell! You'll buy a pop song on iTunes, for $0.99, or an app that makes fart sounds, so why not a recipe you will be able to enjoy for the rest of your life?
My mission with 99 Publishing is to bring together the very best chefs, cookbook authors, and recipe writers, to present a collection of stellar vegan recipes without all the fluff. It's all digital, so we save some trees. It's all vegan, so we save some animals. And it's all been rigorously tested so you know that what you are getting is truly the best of the best. Please do check out my little cookbooks, and follow 99 Publishing on all of their social media places for lots of sexy food pics, behind the scenes stuff, and exclusive deals.
What will happen here at thesexyvegan.com? I'm not really sure. I'd like to continue the podcast, but perhaps a reimagined version. I'd like to provide other recipes that you may consume for free here on the blog. We'll have to wait and see what takes shape in this transitional period as 99 Publishing is picking up steam.
Jackie Sobon is the founder of the popular food blog Vegan Yack Attack, where she has been showcasing her creative recipes and stunning photography since 2011. Jackie has also photographed cookbooks for big-name plant-based authors, and her work has been featured on many online publications. She is the Sweet Treats columnist for VegNews magazine, a food photographer, recipe developer, blogger, and karaoke enthusiast. Her newly released cookbook, Vegan Bowl Attack features more than 100 one dish meals packed with plant based power. Hit play to listen to my interview with Jackie.
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Gluten-free • Soy-free option • nut-free • Sugar-free Taco Tuesday is a weekly holiday that I celebrate regularly and for good reason—tacos are freakin’ awesome! I will admit, however, that sometimes I’m not into getting my hands dirty from tortillas bursting at the seams with fillings,
so this “Fish” Taco Bowl is a great alternative.
For the cabbage slaw:
1 cup (70 g) shredded red cabbage
1 cup (70 g) shredded green cabbage
1 cup (110 g) grated carrot. cup (60 g) vegan mayonnaise (soy-free, if necessary)
1 teaspoon white vinegar
For the pico de gallo:
½ cup (90 g) diced tomato
⅓ cup (55 g) diced red onion
1 tablespoon (1 g) minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon (6 g) minced fresh jalapeno (optional)
½ teaspoon lime juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the “Fish”:
2 cans (14 ounces, or 400 g each) hearts of palm, drained
2 teaspoons lime juice
½ teaspoon dulse seaweed flakes
Pinch of salt
For the assembly:
4 small corn tortillas cut into strips
¼ cup (4 g) loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons (11 g) sliced fresh jalapeno
8 lime wedges
To make the cabbage slaw: Place all of the ingredients in a bowl, stir together until combined, and then refrigerate for 20 minutes.
To make the pico de gallo: Place all of the ingredients in a bowl, stir together until combined,and then refrigerate for 20 minutes.
To make the “fish”: Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C, or gas mark 4) and coat a baking sheet with a thin layer of oil or nonstick cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, using two forks or your hands, pull apart the hearts of palm until they appear shredded. Stir in the lime juice, dulse flakes(see note on page 104), and salt until combined and then spread the mixture out on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the edges start to turn golden brown.
To assemble: While the “fish” is baking, place the tortilla strips on a baking sheet, brush with a thin layer of oil, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until crispy. Divide the slaw, pico de gallo, “fish,” and tortillas among 4 shallow bowls, arranging the components in quadrants. Nestle the cilantro, jalapeño, and lime wedges in with the tortilla strips. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings
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