I'll be honest: I am not a fan of most vegetables. However, it's been very clear to me that vegetables are great for my nutrition needs and I really should be eating more of them. In my quest to discover new (or any) ways of eating vegetables, I stumbled upon this great vegetarian cookbook. I may not be a vegetarian, but that doesn't mean I can't take advantage of these great recipes.
What I love the most about this book are the little cooking tips and the guides. I didn't know, before this book, the different ways of preparing vegetables. Now I also know how to prepare different nuts and the best recipes to pair them with. Did you know there are at least 18 different types of beans? I certainly did not, nor did I know how to prepare them before cooking them. The difference between barley and polenta? No idea. In my experience, a lot of cooking books will give me recipes, but don't take the time to explain these types of things. This book is great for someone who is starting out cooking in a healthier way, or someone who is already an experienced veggie-lover. The recipes seem straight-forward and not at all intimidating. It's organized well and has great design. I love the section on soups and stews and I'm also thrilled to try out the bread and dessert sections, because I am a baker at heart.
I would highly suggest this cookbook to anyone, and for the first time I'm looking forward to making food with vegetables in them. I've already bookmarked over 20 recipes and am raring to go. Check catalog for availability.
Submitted by Monica @ MPL Central