Sunday, April 11, 2010

Birthday (Cook)Books

Its the time of year again. Twice a year I can drop hints and to what exactly my little heart has been desiring. Lately, with anticipation of coming home and having access to full size kitchens, my food processor, and an oven, I have been pretty hooked on cookbooks. Here are a few I have my eye on.

I found Vegan Brunch when I was searching and copying recipes (a favorite past-time of mine, I have word docs for every type of food or meal). Obviously the thought of cutting out all dairy and eggs is a scary thought (eggs would be so hard for me!) but seeing books like this does spark my interest. I already have one of her recipes from the book, a vegan tempeh crab cake, which I am eager to try when I get home, so I really cant wait to see what else she has in here!

Also as some of your lucky lads and ladies might know, I love to bake. Some of you more intimate lads and ladies will also know that I am a total failure when it comes to cookies, except for these which turned out amazing (though a little wonky looking) and were finished in no time flat. So maybe I should try Vegan Cookies. Its worth a shot AND my favorite cookies are already vegan.

While we are at it lets to cupcakes too!

Another thing I miss about my kitchen back home is my crock pot. Thus, the Vegetarian Slow Cooker would be a welcome addition to my cookbook collection. I like that this book is split into types of food like Asian, Middle Easter, ect.

Another book that is divided like that, and which would be helpful when cooking for a certain someone who puts sriracha on everything is Vegan Fire and Spice.

Vegan Table is divided into dinners for two, special occasions, and feasts and then subsplit in each category into seasons. Pretty cool.

And last but certainly not least is Heidi Swanson's (of the wonderful blog 101 cookbooks) book Cook 1.0 which has gotten rave reviews. What I love about her blog/book, aside from the great food ideas, is that she is a photographer, so all the pictures are her own in the book. Inspiration.

Happy reading.


lovecaboose said...

Lacey, it's Ariel, the Vegetarian Slow-Cooker book is awesome, if you don't get it for your birthday you should buy it for yourself, I highly recommend it. ♥

Lacey said...

Hey Ariel :) How've you been?! Are you vegetarian now too? Glad the book is worth it. Can't wait.

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