Some of you may or may not know that I’m a vegetarian. Well I recently was sent some books from a publishers that are a little more extreme than my current dietary habits; however, I’ve flipped through them and flagged some recipes I’d like to try or adapt. I just wanted to let you all know that I’ll be talking about my cooking a little if I can.

I love 30-minute type meals, and am endlessly searching for a “quick meals vegetarian” book. And I would love to hear some recipe recommendations if you have any.

great-chefs-cook-veganGreat Chefs Cook Vegan by Linda Long. My first impression of this book was that it was very gourmet. I’m going to wait until I try cooking a recipe or two before I pass any judgement though. I marked some recipes that I could adapt, as I may not have the ingredients, or use dairy items instead of non-dairy products. The book appears to be a collection of recipes from over 20 different chefs; everything from entrees and salads to soups and desserts. There are some recipes that call for fresh berries that made my mouth water.

everyday-rawEveryday Raw by Matthew Kenney. The photos in this book look so delicious and fresh. The design of the book is very modern, and I think it makes a statement on the Raw Movement. The intro in the book talks about the key to eating raw is to use what’s fresh, local, in season, and available. I noticed that a number of the recipes call for a “dehydrator” and “dehydration sheets” which appear to be a substitute to an oven… I’m not really sure but there are certainly some appealing recipes that I’d love to adapt and work into my regular day-to-day life. There are a lot of great suggestions for salsas, sauces, dressings, and smoothies. I’m interested in trying acai berry, mango guacamole, and pineapple salsa! I’ll let you know how it all goes.