Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Top Five: Five Favourite Cookbooks!

This was the first vegetarian cookbook I picked up after I had children.  I had been interested in cooking before but having children made healthy eating that much more important to me.  I must have tried every recipe in this book several times.  Many times the food didn't turn out but I have to say that it was mostly chef error.  This cookbook has been well loved and well used in our home.  The pages are dirty and some pages are torn and I still love it.  Favourites:  Tortilla chip soup and the hummus!

Simple suppers... that is all I should have to say.  There are some days I just want to make us peanut butter sandwiches and call it a day but I just can't do it.  The recipes in this cookbook are easy, quick and the perfect thing for lazy days.  Favourites: Pasta with Broccoli, Edamame & Walnuts and the Blueberry Lemon sauce.

I think I have posted enough recipes from this cookbook already for you to know why I love it.  I have yet to try something that hasn't worked out.  I can't wait until the weather here changes and we can enjoy these burgers on the barbeque!  Favourites:  Easy Bean Burgers and Baked Quinoa Burges

I remember seeing this book at McNally's and not being sure if I should spend the money or not.  I put the book on hold at the library and waited (and waited and waited..) until it was finally my turn.  I don't think I waited 3 days before I went out and bought it.  It really is the ultimate vegan cookbook!  Favourites: Broccoli and Potato soup and the Banana bread!

This cookbook is the most decorated one I have and by decorated I mean its covered in post it notes.  I have them sticking out from every recipe that I have wanted to try and most of my favourites.  It is sometimes hard to find vegetarian recipes that are family friendly.  A lot of them are too fancy for my kids tastes or have too many processed foods in them.  One of the things I like best about this book is the Making it a Meal feature which gives you ideas for what to serve with it.  Favourites:  Veggie Pot Pie and Quick Cinnamon-Raisin Bread.


  1. i have 2 by the same chick from veganomicon - "vegan cupcakes", and her new one "appetite for reduction". i havent made any cupcakes yet, but appetite for reduction is my favorite cookbook i own! i LOVE her writing style.

  2. I have all of those lovely cookbooks except for the burger one. But then, I don't need that one cause I read your blog! ;) Veggie cookbooks addiction is like having a sickness! lol