Gathering Ideas for Our February VegCookbook

Garlic Crostini Brussels Style by norwichnuts

I’m thinking that we should select our February VegCookbook sooner than later so that everyone has enough time to pick up a copy before the new month starts.

It might be worth it to choose our March and April cookbooks too.  I know that cookbooks aren’t cheap, but if we know ahead of time what we’re going to cook from, then we all have time to take them out from the library, or buy them used from Amazon, Half.com, or our local bookstore.

Here are some ideas:

What vegan or vegetarian cookbooks would you love to dive into with the group this winter and spring?

Full disclosure: Links to all of the VegCookbooks are connected to my Amazon Associates account.  If you make a purchase after clicking on the link, I get a small percentage of the sale.

12 responses to “Gathering Ideas for Our February VegCookbook

  1. What about The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau?

  2. Whichever one I can borrow from you to make my February meal :-)

  3. Another favorite of mine is Vegan Comfort Food by Alicia C. Simpson. The recipes are very easy, and like the title implies–vegan cheese enchiladas, tortilla soups…breakfast smoothies–very easy vegan options of old favorites. Of the books you have listed, I’m really interested in The Vegan Slow Cooker. I’m in for anything, though! I’d be happy to get several months ahead in planning. Just say the word! Debra

  4. I’ve been meaning to try recipes from Clean Foods by Terry Walters, but I also own Vegan Comfort Food, the Vegan Table and Veganomicon,

  5. I never use cookbooks, but I am in great need of ideas for low dairy veg options that would excite my 5 year old. I am just going to stay posted and bask in your afterglow. Your pictures make me hungry, Britt. Delish and beautiful.

  6. Ian, Debra and Elisa ~ I’ve never looked through Vegan Comfort Food, or Vegan Table. Do they have enough recipes in them that you love that you think the group would enjoy cooking through them for the month? I like that they’re both pretty affordable, and are available in paperback, Kindle, and used.

    Jana ~ You can borrow whatever we choose. You might be able to get a copy at the library too.

    Gabriela ~ Thanks for reading, even though you’re more of a free flowing cook!

    • Sorry that I didn’t reply sooner. We were out of town for a couple of days. The Vegan Comfort Food cookbook is really pretty versatile and I think everyone would enjoy it. Some of the recipes are so basic that maybe they aren’t too exciting if someone is trying to develop more complex vegan recipes, but for me, it works great. I don’t have a lot of cooking time! So maybe in some cases it’s just a simple tofu or TVP substitution, which is kind of a no-brainer, but there are also many more multiple ingredient recipes that are really good. There are some very good “Chicken Seitan” recipes. There are some good taste combinations, even though the recipes are quite simple. Debra

  7. I own Moosewood Cookbook and Super Natural Every Day and have been wanting to explore both of those more in depth. I’ve also always been curious about Veganomicon and wanted to own How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. The other one I recommended previously was Blissful Bites, but I’ve cooked out of it previously so if nobody else has a big drive to do that one, I won’t be crushed. I also have the Moosewood Restaurant’s Cooking for Health cookbook and would be interested in exploring it. I’m not sure which from the Moosewood collection would be better. They’re all so good. I’ve been having a great time with this club so far. I’ll try to get some photos and reflections on my blog today and comment again with a link.

  8. We were out of town and returned today. I needed to get something put together to take us into the new week…for lunches, plus for my husband (dinner) during the week on at least one night I’m going to be out. So I made the Classic Black Bean and Veggie Chili. That couldn’t have been any easier. I’m waiting now for the rice cooker to deliver the brown basmati rice, and then we’ll dive in while watching football. I did make one addition. I added one cup of reconstituted TVP (textured vegetable protein) which when rehydrated was probably closer to a cup and a half. I add a little liquid smoke to that and some spanish paprika. That’s just another way of extending and adding in some protein. The spice combination and vegetable recommended in the printed recipe are really great. Good recipe…inexpensive and very versatile! This will travel really well to work tomorrow. Debra

  9. I’m obsessing a little bit. Sorry for monopolizing? But I did want to say that I just purchased the Candle Cafe Cookbook. I used your link, Britt, and Amazon had it for $12.27 and I couldn’t resist. I intend to purchase as many of the suggested cookbooks over the year, whether new or used. I just wanted to call attention to the good price for anyone interested. :-) Debra

  10. Debra ~ Thanks for the info about Vegan Comfort Food and Candle Cafe Cookbook (good deal!). The Classic Black Bean and Veggie Chili sounds good, and like a perfect Super Bowl meal.

    Leah ~ I keep hearing good things about Super Natural Every Day, so I think it will have to be one of our cookbooks. I’d like to go retro and do a Moosewood, or two too. Blissful Bites also looks good. So many VegCookbooks to choose from!!!

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