I own a lot of cookbooks and in comparison this is one of the best I’ve purchased in awhile.
My husband and I spent the holiday season being proactive by trying to drop a few pounds in anticipatin of the gorging the holidays bring. I’ve made five of the recipes in this book and while two might need some tweaking the other three have been a success.
This is a potato, squash and tomato tian post baking. Delicious and easy!
After one hour in the oven here is what the finished product looks like.
Pictured above is the dish my favorite critic gave two thumbs up and five stars – vegetarian chili. My house smelled amazing for hours. My husband liked this one so much he couldn’t wait to eat the leftovers the next day and even turned down a lunch date. Make sure you use the type of tomatoes the recipe calls for.
Goat cheese and asparagus frittata was one I need to develop a bit more technique with. It was a little dry because I overcooked it but has potential for the future.
I didn’t take a picture of the gazpacho and wasn’t totally taken with it, but want to try again because I think it can be a great recipe and good use of tomatoes. Next time I make it I will use a sweeter onion and regulate the salt better. The recipe does not give a quantity for the salt and I used a coarse salt which can be saltier.
The other day I made these eggplant stacks (picture doesn’t do it justice).
These changed my husband’s opinion on eggplant. Very good and easy. I have about 15 more recipes bookmarked in this cookbook and will keep you posted as I try them. The recipes are not hard and do not call for a bunch of crazy ingredients forcing you to buy products you’ll only use once. This is definitely a book worth purchasing. You don’t have to be a hardcore vegetarian (a lot of these recipes have cheese) to appreciate the flavor in some of these meatless entrees and they could double as sides to a main course meat dish. Buon appetito!