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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Show Me, Show Me - The Recipe Book Edition

This week Carolin wants to see our favourite recipe books.  Mine is the first completely vegetarian recipe book that I ever bought myself on becoming a fully fledged veggie, imaginatively entitled Vegetarian.  It's a big, glossy, fully illustrated book which has over 300 recipes.  It has a reference section at the front and I remember pouring over the facts and figures to be sure I wasn't in some way going to starve my family by deciding to go completely vegetarian.  It has had such a positive influence on my vegetarianism.  It made everything look so easy and so appetising.  It gave me a lot of confidence at a time when being a veggie was not so mainstream...back in the pre-Quorn days!  It inspired me to use different ingredients and get experimental in the kitchen, whilst at the same time holding my hand and guiding me through the transition into vegetarianism!

I love recipe books that have lots of  photos and I can sit and flick through the pages for ages just looking at the pictures of the food and salivating slightly. (There are no calories in looking!)


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My most used recipes are for the easily adaptable, to use up whatever veggies are left in the fridge, Veggie Hot Pot with Cheese Triangles (a version of which I made for Valentine's Day with heart shapes on top!) ...


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...and the Spicy Bean and Lentil Loaf, which is fabulous and so easy.  It's nice to find good, simple, hearty veggie recipes, so beautifully illustrated and so easy to follow.

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I'm linking up at Show Me, Show Me on Mummy Alarm's Blog!




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3 comments:

  1. The vegetable hotpot looks great - especially for the coming months when you need something warm and comforting. We do eat meat in our house, but we try to have at least one or two vegetarian dishes a week to balance things out a bit, so I might have to keep my eyes open for this book.

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  2. I am becoming more and more impressed with vegetarian food and love the mince, I would never go back to beef or lamb mince again. We very rarely eat meat but I must admit we do succumb to chicken occasionally. Enjoyed reading your blog. xxx

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  3. i still dont get quorn if i am honest i think meals made from vegetables and protein are far more vegetarian to me!! it looks like a fabulous cook book with some really tasty recipes. x

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