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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Has anyone used this platform for storing their cookbooks? http://www.eatyourbooks.com. It seems like a good idea. I would love to be able to search for an ingredient and have a list of recipes from my cookbook collection pop up.

I hate that it's not free. Are there other sites like this one that are free?


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 Post subject: Re: Eat Your Books site
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:55 pm 
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Aww, that would be so useful! I've been waiting for someone to design an app or something to do this for a few years.
I did think about trying to add recipes to a spreadsheet that I could search but... I have about 50 cookbooks and I really, really don't want to do that, haha!

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i actually had the idea to make a free vegan specific one for a year or two. (but unfortunately i have other stuff in the queue before this. we'll see.)

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 Post subject: Re: Eat Your Books site
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Really cool idea. $2.50 a month might be worth it if I ended up using a lot. I wish there was a trial of the full version instead of 5 books for free.


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 Post subject: Re: Eat Your Books site
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Yeah, I checked this out today, and it seems super cool. I don't end that it costs some money, but $25 per year seems crazy. I could get a couple more cookbooks with that money! I have been really really wanting this sort of thing for a while. I hope something cheaper comes along!

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 Post subject: Re: Eat Your Books site
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You can also use your ebook reader to search for an ingredient through all your ebooks.


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 Post subject: Re: Eat Your Books site
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:53 pm 
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I signed up for this site today - I paid $25 for the year long membership. We have a CSA, and I've been looking through all my cookbooks obsessively over the past few weeks looking up chard, turnip, summer squash recipes. I just figured that the site would make it so much easier, I'll probably save at least $25 avoiding wasted CSA produce alone! It's a really cool concept and I think it's going to make it easier to meal plan. For those that don't know how it works - first you input all the cookbooks you have. I would say about 90% of my cookbooks are already indexed in the system. Then you type what you're looking for - say "lentils and rice" and it will pull up all the recipes from your cookbooks that have both lentils and rice. It gives you the page number and also the other ingredients (at least those that aren't pantry staples), so you can easily scan through and pick one that's appealing/that you have the ingredients for. You can also sort by type of cuisine, type of course (main, salad, etc.), type of nutrition (vegan, gluten free, etc.). Usually I love flipping through my actual cookbooks for inspiration, but during CSA season, I will definitely appreciate the help from the website. :-) Does anyone else use the site?


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 Post subject: Re: Eat Your Books site
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I've technically signed up for the free version, but I wasn't feeling it enough to pay. I just dig through stacks of cookbooks to come up with CSA ideas.


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Use the voucher code FAM14 and get 3 months free. I'll give it a whirl!

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 Post subject: Re: Eat Your Books site
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While not the same, I like http://vegansprout.com for looking for reviews of specific recipes from vegan cookbooks. If the ingredient isn't in the title, it doesn't help with your goal but it has way more reviews than EYB. I actually found EYB didn't have the majority of my cookbooks.

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 Post subject: Re: Eat Your Books site
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I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this site! I have 60 vegan/vegetarian cookbooks, and almost 50 are indexed on the site. All I do is type in whatever I'm in the mood for or whatever ingredients I need to use up, and the perfect solution is found! I actually personally indexed about 10 of the books myself :) I'm not affiliated with them in any way, I just honestly love this site. The yearly fee is worth it to me because it actually gets me to use my cookbooks!

My cookbooks that are fully indexed on Eat Your Books:
Isa Chandra Moskowitz - Vegan with a Vengeance, Vegan Brunch, Appetite for Reduction, Isa Does It
Terry Hope Romero - Viva Vegan, Vegan Eats World
Isa & Terry - Veganomicon
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau - Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Joy of Vegan Baking
Dreena Burton - Let Them Eat Vegan; Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan
Celine Steen & Joni Marie Newman - Home-Cooked Vegan Comfort Food
Celine Steen & Tami Noyasin - Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day, Whole Grain Vegan Baking
Kathy Hester - Vegan Slow Cooker, The Great Vegan Bean Book
JL Fields - Vegan For Her
Chloe Coscarelli - Chloe's Kitchen
Angela Liddon - Oh She Glows
Lauren Ulm - Vegan Yum Yum
Robin Asbell - Big Vegan
Robin Robertston - 1000 Vegan Recipes
Alicia Simpson - Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food
Natalie Slater - Bake and Destroy
Kathy Patalsky - 365 Vegan Smoothies
Miyoko Schinner - Artisan Vegan Cheese
Kelly Peloza - Cheers to Vegan Sweets
Anupy Singla - Indian Slow Cooker, Vegan Indian Cooking
Raghavan Iyer - 660 Curries
Nancie McDermott - Real Vegetarian Thai
Terry Bryant - Afro-Vegan
Donna Klein - Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen
Mark Bittman - How to Cook Everything Vegetarian
Deborah Madison - The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
Madhur Jaffrey - World Vegetarian Cooking
Heidi Swanson - Super Natural Cooking, Super Natural Every Day
Yotam Ottolenghi - Plenty, Jerusalem
Mollie Katzen - The Heart of the Plate
Micheal Natkin - Herbivoracious
Lorna Sass - Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure
Jeni Britton Bauer - Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

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 Post subject: Re: Eat Your Books site
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:45 pm 
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SkullNBoneAppetit wrote:
Use the voucher code FAM14 and get 3 months free. I'll give it a whirl!

Thanks for the info, I'll try it!

About a third of the cookbooks I own are on it. I wish there were more, but even like this I foresee it will be useful.

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 Post subject: Re: Eat Your Books site
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:43 pm 
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I used the trial membership to enter all my cookbooks. Out of 94 cookbooks I own (the number doesn't include a few self-published freebie ebooks I picked up on Amazon), 54 are indexed there. That leaves 40 that aren't, but it's still nice to have even 54 of them entered.

For the fun of it, I entered "potato salad" in the recipe search, and Eat Your Books spit out 103 results. Only about half of those are actually for potato salad-- the other results are mostly for salads with potatoes among their many ingredients. But still, it's amazing to realize that I have 50+ recipes for potato salad at my disposal, and that's not including the 40 cookbooks that aren't indexed.


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 Post subject: Re: Eat Your Books site
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Here are lists of my indexed and non-indexed cookbooks. Not all of these are vegan or even vegetarian, but most are, and I think all are at least vegan-friendly.

My indexed cookbooks include:

The New Vegan Cookbook: Innovative Vegetarian Recipes Free of Dairy, Eggs, and Cholesterol
by Lorna J. Sass and Jonelle Weaver

Chloe's Kitchen: 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Making the Food You Love the Vegan Way
by Chloe Coscarelli

Vegan Holiday Kitchen: More Than 200 Delicious, Festive Recipes for Special Occasions
by Nava Atlas

Vegan on the Cheap: Great Recipes and Simple Strategies That Save You Time and Money
by Robin Robertson

Artisan Vegan Cheese: From Everyday to Gourmet
by Miyoko Nishimoto Schinner

Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Vegan Indian Cooking: 140 Simple and Healthy Vegan Recipes
by Anupy Singla

365 Vegan Smoothies: Boost Your Health with a Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies
by Kathy Patalsky

The Vegetarian Bistro: 250 Authentic French Regional Recipes
by Marlena Spieler

The Great Vegan Bean Book
by Kathy Hester

Nut Butter Universe: Easy Vegan Recipes with Out-of-This-World Flavors
by Robin Robertson

Vegan Eats World: 300 International Recipes for Savoring the Planet
by Terry Hope Romero

Quick-Fix Vegetarian: Healthy Home-Cooked Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
by Robin Robertson

Eat, Drink & Be Vegan: Everyday Vegan Recipes Worth Celebrating
by Dreena Burton

Taste of Nepal
by Jyoti Pathak

The Greek Vegetarian: More Than 100 Recipes Inspired by the Traditional Dishes and Flavors of Greece
by Diane Kochilas

Vegan Fire & Spice: 200 Sultry and Savory Global Recipes
by Robin Robertson

Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More Than 225 Recipes
by Diane Morgan

The Real Food Daily Cookbook: Really Fresh, Really Good, Really Vegetarian
by Ann Gentry

Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes
by Michael Natkin

Bean by Bean: A Cookbook: More Than 200 Recipes for Fresh Beans, Dried Beans, Cool Beans, Hot Beans, Savory Beans...Even Sweet Beans!
by Crescent Dragonwagon

Babycakes Covers the Classics: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from Donuts to Snickerdoodles
by Erin McKenna

Vegan Pie in the Sky: 75 Out-of-This-World Recipes for Pies, Tarts, Cobblers, and More
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

Appetite for Reduction: 100 Fast & Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

1,000 Vegan Recipes
by Robin Robertson

Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
by Robin Robertson

Vegan Family Meals: Real Food for Everyone
by Ann Gentry

The Joy of Vegan Baking: The Compassionate Cooks' Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets
by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Fresh & Fast Vegetarian: Recipes That Make a Meal
by Marie Simmons

The Moosewood Cookbook, New Revised Edition
by Mollie Katzen

Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar: 100 Dairy-Free Recipes for Everyone's Favorite Treats
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

Real Vegetarian Thai
by Nancie McDermott

Lorna Sass' Complete Vegetarian Kitchen: Where Good Flavors and Good Health Meet
by Lorna J. Sass

Vegan Planet: 400 Irresistible Recipes With Fantastic Flavors from Home and Around the World
by Robin Robertson

The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Dishes from the Healthiest Region Under the Sun
by Donna Klein

Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For--From Asparagus Omelets to Strawberry Pancakes
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure: Two-Hour Taste in Ten Minutes
by Lorna J. Sass

Plenty
by Yotam Ottolenghi

Fresh From The Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes For Healthy And Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are
by Robin Robertson

Mollie Katzen's Sunlight Café: Breakfast Served All Day
by Mollie Katzen

Steven Raichlen's High-Flavor Low-Fat Vegetarian Cooking
by Steven Raichlen

Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates: Festive Meals for Holidays and Special Occasions
by Moosewood Collective

Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine
by Bryant Terry

Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes for Healthful Meals
by Moosewood Collective

Olive Trees and Honey: A Treasury of Vegetarian Recipes From Jewish Communities Around the World
by Gil Marks

Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day
by Moosewood Collective

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: Over 50 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes That Rule
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

Madhur Jaffrey's World of the East Vegetarian Cooking
by Madhur Jaffrey

This Can't Be Tofu!: 75 Recipes To Cook Something You Never Thought You Would -- And Love Every Bite
by Deborah Madison

Vegan with a Vengeance: 125 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free, Logo-Free Recipes That Rock
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Flatbreads & Flavors: A Baker's Atlas
by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid



My non-indexed cookbooks include:

More Quick-Fix Vegan: Simple, Delicious Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
by Robin Robertson

Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-free Desserts
by Fran Costigan

The Chinese Vegan Kitchen: More Than 225 Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Dishes from the Culinary Regions of China

Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking: More Than 150 Tasty, Nourishing Slow Cooker Recipes That Practically Make Themselves
by Carla Kelly

Pure Vegan
by Joseph Shuldiner

Vegan Junk Food: 225 Sweet, Salty, and Scrumptious Treats for the Ultimate Pig-Out! (Pig Not Included)
by Lane Gold

Vegan 101: Master Vegan Cooking with 101 Great Recipes

Spork-Fed: Super Fun and Flavorful Vegan Recipes from the Sisters of Spork Foods
by Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg

Party Vegan: Fabulous, Fun Food for Every Occasion
by Robin Robertson

Caribbean Vegan: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion
by Taymer Mason

The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life: Cruelty-Free Crafts, Recipes, Beauty Secrets and More
by Melisser Elliott

The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur: Over 140 Simply Delectable Recipes To Treat the Eyes and Taste Buds
by Kelly Peloza

The Everything Potluck Cookbook
by Linda Larsen

Substituting Ingredients, 4th Edition: The A to Z Kitchen Reference
by Becky Sue Epstein

No Cholesterol Passover Recipes
by Debra Wasserman

500 Vegan Recipes: An Amazing Variety of Delicious Recipes, From Chilis and Casseroles to Crumbles, Crisps, and Cookies
by Joni Marie Newman and Celine Steen and Joni-Marie Newman

The Urban Vegan: 250 Simple, Sumptuous Recipes from Street Cart Favorites to Haute Cuisine
by Dynise Balcavage

The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes: Amazing Cookies, Cakes, Muffins, Pies, Brownies and Bread
by Kris Holechek

Vegan Italiano: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Dishes From Sun-Drenched Italy
by Donna Klein

1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes, 4th Edition: Delicious, Easy-To-Make Healthy Meals For Everyone
by Linda R. Yoakam and Sue Spitler

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes That Rule
by Isa Moskowitz and Terry Romero


15-Minute Vegetarian: 200 Quick, Easy, and Delicious Recipes the Whole Family Will Love
by Susann Geiskopf-Hadler and Mindy Toomay

Juice for Life: Modern Food and Luscious Juice
by Ruth T Brown

Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations: Native American Recipes
by Lois Ellen Frank

Fresh and Fast Vegan Pleasures: More Than 140 Delicious, Creative Recipes to Nourish Aspiring and Devoted Vegans
by Amanda Grant

American Vegetarian Cookbook: From the Fit For Life Kitchen
by Marilyn Diamond and M. Diamond

The Vegan Gourmet, Expanded 2nd Edition: Full Flavor & Variety With over 120 Delicious Recipes
by Susann Geiskopf-Hadler and Mindy Toomay

Simply Natural: All Time Favorite Recipes from the Kitchens of North America's Best Natural Foods Restaurants
by Les Sussman and Sally Bordwell and Lesley Sussman

Calciyum!: Delicious Calcium-Rich Dairy-Free Vegetarian Recipes
by David Bronfman and Rachelle Bronfman

Vegetarian No Cholesterol
by Kate Schumann

May All Be Fed: 'a Diet For A New World : Including Recipes By Jia Patton And Friends
by John Robbins and Gia Patton
ISBN: 9780380719013 Paperback 10/1/1993

The Kopan Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from a Tibetan Monastery
by Betty Jung

Vegetarian Celebrations: Menus for Holidays and Other Festive Occasions
by Nava Atlas

The Cabbagetown Cafe Cookbook
by Julie Jordan

Eat More, Weigh Less
by Dean Ornish


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:13 pm 
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For the fun of it, I entered "potato salad" in the recipe search, and Eat Your Books spit out 103 results. Only about half of those are actually for potato salad-- the other results are mostly for salads with potatoes among their many ingredients. But still, it's amazing to realize that I have 50+ recipes for potato salad at my disposal, and that's not including the 40 cookbooks that aren't indexed.


Did you enter "potato salad" inside quotes? If not, you will get all recipes containing "potato" and "salad" as keywords.

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Minatomachi wrote:
LFL wrote:
For the fun of it, I entered "potato salad" in the recipe search, and Eat Your Books spit out 103 results. Only about half of those are actually for potato salad-- the other results are mostly for salads with potatoes among their many ingredients. But still, it's amazing to realize that I have 50+ recipes for potato salad at my disposal, and that's not including the 40 cookbooks that aren't indexed.


Did you enter "potato salad" inside quotes? If not, you will get all recipes containing "potato" and "salad" as keywords.


No, I didn't think to use quotes but I will from now on. With quotes used, Eat Your Books returns 52 results which is still pretty awesome.


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I tried "What's in My Cookbooks", which is a free site, but it's not worth it. They have only a handful of books, none of which seem to be vegan.

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