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Filed Under:Food & Drink / Vegetarian & Vegan
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Archived Since:December 7, 2009

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Veggin’ Cookbook Challenge: Fenugreek-Flavoured Potatoes

Almost a decade ago, a small Indian Spices & Appliances store in our neighborhood closed down to make way for a new condo building. They had a clearout sale where I picked up a couple of interesting cookbooks before they closed up shop. Although they promised to return to the new building, I am sad [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Challenge: A Glance to the Past – Macaroni and Cheese Part II of II

After a thorough review of the 1936 edition of the Boston Cooking School cookbook and getting a glance to the past, it’s now time to get cooking… I chose to do a macaroni and cheese recipe out of this cookbook as it’s a classic in the kitchen. This “Virginia Style” modification, adding a touch of [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Challenge: A Glance to the Past – Boston Cooking School Part I of II

The Boston Cooking School Cookbook was originally published in 1896 and when it hit the shelves it brought to use something not really known in recipes at the time – common measurements (i.e., cups, teaspoons, etc). Prior to to this, measurements were a bit cryptic asking for a coffee cup, a spoonful, a saucer of [...]

DC VegFest 2010 Recap

The 2010 DC VegFest was met with perfect skies and cool weather on the campus of George Washington University. Several hundred vegans, vegetarian and even omnivores were treated to vendors and food stalls. From sweet treats to spicy eats, attendees did not walk away hungry. Tal Ronnen, also known as “Oprah’s Vegan Chef”, did a [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Chronicles: Panini with Grilled Eggplant, Roasted Peppers, and Spinach-Pesto Sauce

Last year, at the DC Green Festival, I picked up Vegan Italiano – a cookbook featuring “meat-free, egg-free, dairy-free dishes from sun-drenched Italy.” This cookbook proves that the vegan diet can indeed be adventurous and delicious. Donna Klein begins Vegan Italiano with a quick overview of cooking in the various regions of Italy and then [...]

Product Review: Tofurky Frozen Pepperoni Pizza

On a lazy Sunday, I headed over to my local My Organic Market (MOMs). I picked up vegetables, various meat substitute products, some spices and other ingredients for some upcoming recipes. As I rounded the last corner, I came upon the freezers holding prepared meals. It’s at that moment that my eye hit upon something [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Chronicles: Stuffed Potatoes

I’d like to take you on a little journey. A little journey through The “New Age Vegetarian Cookbook” printed in 1980 by The Rosicrucian Fellowship out of Oceanside, California. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as this cookbook is an interesting treasure trove of recipes and surprises… So, the first thing I need to [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Chronicles: Chilled Cucumber and Yogurt Soup

Entertaining with Cranks. Yes, that’s the name of this cookbook that I almost overlooked at a library book sale. It’s not until I saw the teeny-tiny subtitle, “Creating Sensational Meals the Vegetarian Way” that I knew I found something good. My edition is from 1987. The original Cranks was a London vegetarian restaurant that expanded [...]

Vegetarian Restaurant Review: 4Square Deli & Gifts, Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock boasts only one vegetarian restaurant. Yes, you read that right. One. There are, of course, vegetarian friendly menus scattered around town, but there is only one with an entirely vegetarian menu – 4square Deli & Gifts. It was very convenient for a tourist traveler like me as it’s located right in across from [...]

Vegetarian Restaurant Review: Wildflour Market and Bakery, Roanoke, Virginia

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, road trips can be a bit hard for a vegetarian. When driving down I-81 on a recent trip, we were faced with fast food restaurant after fast food restaurant which just depress me after a while. Luckily, we had some time to spare and the benefit [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Chronicles: Roasted Cashews with Garam Masala

This a bonus recipe from a recent review in my cookbook challenge. It comes from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. The cook book has seven recipes for roasted nuts and salted seeds and I couldn’t pass them up. All of the recipes are really easy, and they create something different to have on hand for folks [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Chronicles: Pasta with Zucchini and Basil

Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone seems to peek out on many a vegetarian, and non-vegetarian, cookbook shelf. It is probably so ubiquitous because it’s one of the best vegetarian cookbooks out there featuring great recipes that are not overly fussy and taste great. My edition is from 1997. This is definitely a cookbook that [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Chronicles: Eggplant, Smoked Mozzarella, and Basil Rolls

Here we go – it’s The Best-Ever Vegetarian Cookbook. Wait, hold on there…what makes you, the cookbook author, the one to self-proclaim that? If it’s going to be the “best ever” then: I want full color photos of not only the finished dish, but in-between steps, too. I also want full color photos of vegetables [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Chronicles: Indian Chickpea Spread

Moosewood Restaurant. Just the very words make a vegetarian’s mouth water. This famous vegetarian restaurant in Ithaca, which began in 1973, has spun-off a series of cookbooks and packaged meals that usually don’t steer you wrong.  In fact, I have a very dog-eared copy their  Moosewood Restaurant: Low-Fat Favorites cookbook that was written in 1996. [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Chronicles: Poor Person’s Sukiyaki

The title of my next cookbook is a novel in itself: From a Monastery Kitchen: A practical cookbook of vegetarian recipes for the four seasons complete from soups to desserts with breads. This cookbook, written in 1976, was inspired by a visit to a monastery in the Hudson Valley. The recipes were compiled by [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Chronicles: Beet and Beet Green Salad

I had a lovely bunch of beets from my CSA delivery this week and I was fully prepared to make a recipe for Harvard Beets. Well, I must have been prepared only mentally because my pantry did not have the honey nor the white wine vinegar the recipe called for. I was unwilling to heat [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Chronicles: Chard Baked with Parmesean Cheese

The Greens Book has become my “go to” cookbook when I’ve been overwhelmed with kale or chard from my CSA delivery. My edition of The Greens Book is from 1995 and is written by Susan Belsinger and Carolyn Dille. As in any good niche ingredient cookbook, most of the writing is about the [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Chronicles: Grilled Broccoli with Lemon-Soy Marinade

“Veggies are a grill’s best friend,” so says the back of my next cookbook. Indeed. I’ve made many a recipe from The New Vegetarian Grill from Andrea Chesman and it still hasn’t steered me wrong. My edition is from 2008. This cookbook features 250 “flame-kissed recipes for fresh, inspired meals” according to its [...]

Veggin’ Cookbook Chronicles: Cannellini Salad

New Vegetarian Cuisine features “250 low-fat recipes for superior health” and is compiled by Linda Rosensweig and the food editors of Prevention magazine. My edition is from 1994. That said, this cookbook touts healthy eating and food choices using vegetarian cooking to bring the point home. There is an interesting section that debunks myths that seem [...]

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