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    my mom recently became a vegetarian and the rest of my carnivorous family is making it quite difficult for her so i decided for xmas i'd get her a vegetarian cookbook, to show a little support. but i'm not a vegetarian and i don't know anyone who is, so i was wondering if anyone here can recommend a good cookbook? one with pictures please lol - me and my mom both hate cookbooks with no pictures. cheers.

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    Are you in the US? Check out Amazon for any cookbooks by Rosamond Richardson. I have a couple of her books (possibly out of print now?) and the recipes are interesting, varied, delicious and easy. NO nut loafs!! And don't forget TVP (textured vegetable protein) which you can make in fantastic 'meat' sauces for pasta, etc, and even the carnivores in your family won't be able to tell the difference (provided you don't tell them). If you are in the UK I can also recommend Quorn products, available for supermarkets.
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    I saw this in a bookstore today: How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman. Looked great. I have his How to Cook Everything cookbook and it has lots of good, fairly easy recipes.

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    The Passionate Vegetarian by Crescent Dragonwagon. This book is huge [over 1000 pages!] with lots of good recipes. My cousin, who isn't a vegetarian, bought a copy of this book for herself and raved about it.

    The Vegetarian Family Cookbook and The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet by Nava Atlas.

    Vegan Vittles: Second Helpings and Table For Two by Jo Stepaniak.

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    i second the passionate vegetarian. it is an awesome cookbook! i have also heard that nava atlas' 5 ingredient book that aabbcc mentioned is great...it's on my amazon wish list.

    my other favorite veggie cookbooks are vegetarian times complete cookbook and vegetarian express lane cookbook.
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    I also like Sublime Vegetarian by Bill Jones -- great for fancy occasions but there are also some good, easy recipes -- and the old standby, Natural Planet Vegetarian cookbook

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    I got a really awesome Barnes & Noble Vegetarian Cook Book... awesome!!!!!!!!!!! It's like published by them and it was super cheap and full of all kinds of information... trying to find it...

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    I just bought another great veggie cookbook. It's called: How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman. He's the NY Times' writer who also wrote How to Cook Everything, which is one of my fave cookbooks of all time.

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    Moosewood Cookbook. Local to me, but loved by EVERYONE.

    If ever in the Ithaca NY area, please stop by this awesome restaurant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnieD View Post
    Moosewood Cookbook. Local to me, but loved by EVERYONE.
    Which one? The Moosewood Collective wrote a bunch. I think I have most of them!

    My favorites are the low fat cookbook and the daily special cookbook [all soups and salads!]. And if I am to be honest, I'm more than a little partial to the dessert cookbook as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze View Post
    I saw this in a bookstore today: How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman. Looked great. I have his How to Cook Everything cookbook and it has lots of good, fairly easy recipes.

    I've been cooking from this one a LOT!!! It's fantastic.

    Other good ones are Jack Bishops A Year in the Vegetarian Kitchen and Deborah Madisons Everyday Vegetarian

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    i got the nava atlas 5 ingredient vegetarian gourmet from my hubby for xmas & i absolutely love it. i already have like 30 things bookmarked to make.
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    Make sure you take a gander at some of the recipes before you buy. I saw a promising-looking veggie cookbook at a discount store, but when I looked at the recipes, it was a joke. It was a regular cookbook that replaced "cheese" with "soy cheese" and "meat" with "soy meat." Well, DUH!!

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