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 Post subject: Help, cookbook recs for Christmas presents????
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:20 pm 
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My SIL, a vegetarian, is marrying a hardcore meat lover. Her tastes are pretty refined, she likes the fancy stuff, veggie filled meals, etc. He is a frozen pizza kind of guy who LOVES cheese. I'm trying to find a vegetarian cookbook that would satisfy both tastes (this might be difficult). I gave her several vegan cookbooks last year and she loved them, but finds it difficult to find recipes her future dh also enjoys.

What would you all recommend as a good cookbook to give her for Christmas. Perhaps a good Italian cookbook...I want something pretty comprehensive--lots of recipes. I'm at a loss. I've heard good things about the Moosewood cookbooks. The cookbook does not have to be vegan either. Would love lots of suggestions!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Help, cookbook recs for Christmas presents????
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This is on my wishlist- looks delicious and omni friendly!
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http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Easy-Vegan- ... 1615190058

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:31 pm 
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I bought this when I first went vegetarian, and I still think it's pretty great:
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ETA -- The cookbook itself is 100% vegetarian, but it's meant to appeal to omnis and/or people who think "vegetarian" is a scary word.

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 Post subject: Re: Help, cookbook recs for Christmas presents????
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Meatlovers Meatless Cookbook came out recently. I haven't made anything from it yet, but I used to follow the author's column. http://www.amazon.com/Meat-Lovers-Meatl ... 636&sr=1-1

There's also the Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook by Robin Robertson.

And I think How to Cook Everything Vegetarian fits the bill, too. The author isn't vegetarian, so I think the recipes are slanted in this direction. No nooch, little seitan or tofu (and those are the weakest recipes in the book), but lots of beans, grains, vegetables, and pasta.


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 Post subject: Re: Help, cookbook recs for Christmas presents????
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I bought this book when I went vegetarian, and I still use it pretty often. It's fancy-looking with a lot of really nice recipes for pasta and stir fry dishes in particular- but it's got a bit of everything. It also relies pretty heavily on fresh produce rather than meat substitutes (which would at least suit her). And a lot of the recipes are vegan or easily veganisable, in case she decides to head down that path.

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 Post subject: Re: Help, cookbook recs for Christmas presents????
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:58 pm 
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mollyjade wrote:

There's also the Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook by Robin Robertson.



This! It's technically a vegan book, but in recipes that call for cheese she says to use dairy or soy cheese.

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 Post subject: Re: Help, cookbook recs for Christmas presents????
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i'm kind of going in another direction with my recommendation but it's worth a shot.
i LOVE the millennium cook book it has some amazing dishes and really great pizza recipes
http://www.millenniumrestaurant.com/res ... kbook.html
it's kind of fancy but there's nothing too difficult and the flavors are amazing, not a lot of fake out type of dishes but the omni's i know tend to like fancier veggie fare then when we try to mimic their favorite non-vegan things

in fact i have a omni friend that sounds a lot like a friend of mine and he's enjoyed everything i've made from the cookbook-- granted he brags that he's gonna go home and eat a steak to round it all out but he still enjoys the meal


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 Post subject: Re: Help, cookbook recs for Christmas presents????
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Eat, Drink and Be Vegan is another one that I think is generally pretty appealing to people who are a little wary of vegan food. When I've needed a vegan, gluten-free dish for a mixed crowd I've made the mexican tortilla lasagna thing many times, and I don't think people give much thought to it being vegan. A lot of the dishes seem both familiar and creative.


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 Post subject: Re: Help, cookbook recs for Christmas presents????
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My first thought was Vegan with a Vengeance, there are comfort food recipes like pizza and stogganoff but also some fancier things.

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Veglicious wrote:
My first thought was Vegan with a Vengeance, there are comfort food recipes like pizza and stogganoff but also some fancier things.


I would recommend VWAV too, there's lots of amazing deserts too!


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I have given the Veganomicon to lots of people and they all enjoy it. It has something for everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: Help, cookbook recs for Christmas presents????
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These are all great ideas! Thanks for the input:)

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 Post subject: Re: Help, cookbook recs for Christmas presents????
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I'd recommend The Passionate Vegetarian, I think -- it's got a decent mix of different sorts of recipes, and lots of more familiar-type foods.


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 Post subject: Re: Help, cookbook recs for Christmas presents????
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I trick my hardcore-meateater extended family and friends not in vegan food ("ewwww") but in exotic food - you guess it: falafel, spinakopita, thai curries, caribbean jump ups, indian specialities....
So I vote for a cookbook with recipes from other parts of the world, e.g Indian Vegan Kitchen or Vegan Fire and Spice or Carribean Vegan.


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 Post subject: Re: Help, cookbook recs for Christmas presents????
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ladyofchaos wrote:
I trick my hardcore-meateater extended family and friends not in vegan food ("ewwww") but in exotic food - you guess it: falafel, spinakopita, thai curries, caribbean jump ups, indian specialities....
So I vote for a cookbook with recipes from other parts of the world, e.g Indian Vegan Kitchen or Vegan Fire and Spice or Carribean Vegan.

I agree, go for cultural cuisine other than what you are used to. Usually tricks them every time.

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 Post subject: Re: Help, cookbook recs for Christmas presents????
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Has anyone suggested American Vegan Kitchen? I just got it earlier this week, so I haven't cooked from it yet... But it's a good variety of comfort food favorites. Maybe that would be a good mix for them?


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