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4/18/10 6:46 P

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I just got The Vegetarian Slow Cooker by Judith Finlayson. I've currently got 3 crockpots going, one with banana bread, one with Greek Style split pea soup, and one with Chile Cheesecake. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this stuff comes out as yummy as the recipes look. At first review, I wanted to make over half the recipes in this book.

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4/17/10 2:35 P

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I recently got myself Totally Vegetarian by Toni Fiore and so far I'm really liking it. It has great tips on stocking your kitchen and she recommends all sorts of great ingredients that really boost the flavor and variety of your meals. I feel like its a great book to help explore different ways of cooking with vegetables and she gives pretty good tips for when you can substitute too. I am looking forward to trying more of the recipes from it soon:)

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4/12/10 11:06 P

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I like Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson and I frequent her blog, 101cookbooks. The book is very educational and inspires me to try ingredients that I never would have thought of. She is also working on another book that I look forward to reading.

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4/11/10 7:08 A

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I like my Linda McCartney cookbooks. emoticon

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4/7/10 11:17 P

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I just got Anis Raw Kitchen, can't wait to get into it

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4/5/10 1:35 P

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I have quite a few favorites, but the one I keep going back to the most is Vegan Planet. Another that's an absolute favorite is one already mentioned and also the one that got me started with vegan cooking....Vegan With a Vengeance. Great recipes! I've tried most of them :D

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3/29/10 11:07 P

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I am new to this and not a cook, I am planning on getting Anis Raw Kitchen how is that has any body read it

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3/22/10 1:23 A

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Joy of Cooking--a classic but great. Need to adjust for health reasons.

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3/21/10 8:52 A

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The Moosewood Restaurant Cookbooks are SO excellent, especially "Simple Suppers" from the Moosewood Collective. They're always loaded with creative, vegetarian dishes that make HUGE, filling, low-calorie portions. Mollie Katzen, the author of the first Moosewood Cookbook, also wrote another favorite, "The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without." That one is my go-to guide for new ways to prepare old favorites, or figure out what the heck to do with the more exotic produce I come across.


I honestly can't get into Mark Bittman's "How to cook everything" books. They're simply TOO BIG, and after 10 years of devout Good Eats fandom and 15 years of kitchen duties, I just can't imagine owning a book that tells me how to make pasta or prep asparagus. Maybe they've got something else to them that I just never saw, though, because I know so many folks who love those books!

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3/14/10 10:45 A

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My favorite has to be Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. Not only does it have some really tasty recipes (The Rustic Pine Nut sauce is to die for), but the information he provides about all sorts of different ingredients makes it one of those books, like Joy of Cooking, that I'll come back to over and over again for the next few decades.

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3/10/10 3:34 A

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I also like the old orange BC cookbook, I collect cookbooks & all kinds of recipes (I especially like mid-century home ec books (great basic recipes & it's fun to take a trip down memory lane)...so I can always browse for ideas to adapt...I have the original (70's version) of Laurel's Kitchen & the newer version...great for the essays about a more conscious life, plus the Moosewood Cookbook...and some many others...I find myself making all kinds of adaptions for healthier versions of anything....

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5/5/09 1:35 A

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My favorites are Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, and Cook's Illustrated Light Recipe.

I love America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, but I am having to wean myself off it because the recipes are so full of fat.

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5/2/09 3:11 P

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I want to try vegandad's sweet potatoes and kale quesadillas! Thanks for posting this site!

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5/2/09 10:00 A

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You may want to check out www.vegandad.blogspot.com...he's got some GREAT recipes!!

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5/1/09 11:47 P

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Great suggestions!! I hope the library has some of the vegan ones!

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly. ~Proverb


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4/30/09 8:52 P

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The Flexitarian Diet" was a very good read, and the reciepes are quite good. I've even tried a few.

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4/29/09 11:52 A

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OOH! That's a great one, too!! The Flexetarian Table has some good recipes, too :)

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4/29/09 11:48 A

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Vegan with a Vengeance is my favorite cook book! Lots of great recipes!

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There are three cookbooks by Sarah Kramer: How it all Vegan!, The Garden of Vegan, and La Dolce Vegan. They all ROCK!! SERIOUSLY. I know they're vegan, but you could sub if you wanted to :)

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4/11/09 11:42 A

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I love the Slow Cooker Bible, and the betty crocker cookbook (the old-school orange one).


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3/31/09 10:21 P

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The 50 dishes cookbook sounds wonderful, I love Indian food and I do have most of those you mentioned in my patry, it looks like one cookbook I'll have to add.

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For Valentine's Day, I got my beloved DH 5 Spices, 50 Dishes, by Ruta Kahate. We have a few other Indian cookbooks, but he's always complained that they are so complicated that he doesn't want to cook them very often. This book is wonderful because the dishes are fairly simple and they are absolutely delicious!

As the title says, the recipes center around five basic spices: coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, ground cayenne, and ground turmeric. If you should get the book, it's a good idea to just go ahead and stock your pantry with them.

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3/26/09 11:15 A

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I just finished reading "The Flexitarian Diet" by Dawn Jackson Blatner. I highly recommend this book/cookbook! Every recipe in this book looks really good. I've made a couple already and they tasted wonderful!

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3/21/09 8:21 A

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Haha...I suppose you're right...the title is kind of a clue. LOL.

I can't wait to start preparing more vegetarian meals. The Skinny B cookbook seems great. But, my mom is living with me temporarily and isn't really into it. I hate to waste food and she keeps making non-vegetarian dishes...and I love her cooking. :) So, I'm trying to limit how much meat I eat. For instance, I will have two days in a row when I don't eat meat, then on the third day I will. It's hard to keep that third day from turning into the third, fourth, and fifth days...haha.

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3/21/09 8:10 A

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I'm just picturing someone buying Skinny B and then complaining about the cussing ;)


My favorite cookbook is New Light Cooking by Anne Lindsay. I know my mom has another one or two by the same author. It's not vegetarian but does include a section of vegetarian recipes.

One that I'd like to check out is Super Natural Cooking by the person who does 101cookbooks.com. Then again I'm not sure I've ever followed one of the recipes on that site exactly, I think I tend to be more like "What can I make with what I have on hand" and using the site for inspiration rather than looking up a recipe and going out to buy the things exactly.

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3/20/09 7:44 P

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I am new to the "flexitarian," way of life. I recently read the book, 'Skinny B!tch.' I followed up by getting the cookbook, 'Skinny B!tch in the Kitch.' I love it! It has lots of recipes that are foods I would ACTUALLY want to make on an everyday basis...nothing fancy shmancy. NOTE: The book 'Skinny B!tch is not for anyone prim and proper...or definitely not for people who can't tolerate cussing.

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3/15/09 11:22 P

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Do you have a favorite vegan, vegetarian cookbook, one on your wish list? I would like the "Mediterranean harvest"

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