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So I know Vegan with a vengeance is a good cookbook but I need one or two other cookbooks to qualify for the free shipping on buy.com so any recommendations?? I am not into really "weird" food....and something that a 3 year old and omni husband would like. TIA.<br><br><br><br>
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All you really need is VwaV!<br><br><br><br>
But if you really want another one, I suggest getting Vive le Vegan by Dreena Burton. It's directed towards vegan families, all the recipes are very healthy and kid-friendly. There's even a section in the end about food introduction and raising vegan babies, toddlers, and young children.
 

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I guess your answers would be best served if you could post your preferences for styles of food. Do you best like Mediterranean, Italian, Greek, Chinese, Thai, Mexican, "Down Home Southern", "Standard American Fare", Ethiopian, Indian... ? Whatcha like best?<br><br><br><br>
Just some shots in the dark. Any cookbook by Bryanna Clark Grogan... I'm a fiend for Italian so her Nonna's Italian Kitchen is good. (I especially like that she points out when recipes are or can be soy-free.) I've used her recipes that are available free online, ones from her newsletter subscription and ones from one of her cookbooks. I have yet to be disappointed. Of all the vegan authors out there, she's my favorite... I guess b/c she covers the gamut on styles of cooking and needs.<br><br><br><br>
Vegan Vittles is good. Good "everyday" recipes.. and a few you haven't yet tried. Mostly "homestyle" type of cooking.<br><br><br><br>
I looked at VWaV and Vive Le Vegan and found what I had, I personally like better. But then, everyone has different tastes.<br><br><br><br>
And I really l like The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br><br><br>
And I just got World Food Cafe cookbook... Wow! I can't wait to try all these recipes. They look awesomely yummy!! This cookbook is a feast for the eyes... and no doubt tummy, too.
 

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I just got Vegan Planet. It's got like 400 recipes and they all look awesome (we had the white bean cassoulete last night <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> ) The Vegetarian Family Cookbook by Nava Atlas is also very good. I think there's only one recipe in there that isn't vegan or doesn't have a vegan option.
 

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I just got Vegan Planet. It's got like 400 recipes and they all look awesome (we had the white bean cassoulete last night <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> )
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i borrowed that one from the library but didnt like it.<br><br><br><br>
will post some preferences tonight.....cranky baby in arms.
 

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The Vegetarian Family Cookbook and Vive le Vegan!<br><br><br><br>
Those are definitely the two most kid-friendly veg cookbooks ever <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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How about "How It All Vegan"? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"> I just returned this one to the library & this is on my "to buy" list. I believe there are like 3 (?) in this series that is out right now, I know the 2nd cookbook is called "How it All Vegan, Again", or something along those lines.<br><br><br><br>
I liked these cookbooks because they have alot of really simple, easy to make recipes that doesn't call for alot of ingredients that I haven't heard of before.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br><br><br>
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For everyday cooking, I rely on Deborah Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone". If you need to know what to do with a bunch of beets or how to make a pie crust, she's a great resource. For official recipes, I like "La Dolce Vegan" second to Vegan with a Vengeance. Almost everthing I've made of Sarah Kramer's has been a hit. And in the winter - I can't tell you how much I use my "Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker" cookbook by Robin Robertson. Most of the recipes are vegan or can be veganized easily, and they are great. I just love putting a bunch of stuff in the crock pot in the morning and having a wonderful soup or stew ready at dinner time.<br><br><br><br>
And the recipes on VB are pretty darn good too - Tofu-n-Sprouts and Michael both put up a lot of great recipes.
 

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Ok, so preferences. I love love love italian foods. Mexican, yum. Other than that, I haven't done a lot of experimenting. All I know is that I do not like tofu. BLEH! I've tried so many recipes. I just made a Penne Spianch Tofu dish tonight for dinner. Penne and Spinach is good....tofu is yucky. So preferably some recipe books that are minimal on the tofu.
 

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I always reccomend Vegetarian Family Cookbook to new vegetarians. It has the kind of things that everybody will eat and she gives suggestions with every recipe to "make it a meal." Almost every recipe gives both vegan and vegetarian options. Only a couple of the recipes are not vegan.<br><br><br><br>
Let us know what you choose.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Ok, so preferences. I love love love italian foods. Mexican, yum. Other than that, I haven't done a lot of experimenting. All I know is that I do not like tofu. BLEH! I've tried so many recipes. I just made a Penne Spianch Tofu dish tonight for dinner. Penne and Spinach is good....tofu is yucky. So preferably some recipe books that are minimal on the tofu.</div>
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Then you're like me. I'm not real high on recipe books that use (what I consider to be) a lot of tofu. It's the main reason I have avoided other vegan cookbooks. [As you may already know from other threads, I have to avoid all soy right now b/c my baby is allergic to it.]<br><br><br><br>
You'll like Bryanna's cookbooks. Does buy.com carry them? I hope so for your sake... otherwise, get them amazon.com and you can get that free shipping once you hit 25 bucks, too. Do get Nonna's Italian kitchen... honestly you can't go wrong with that one. And since Mediterranean cooking is close to italian (some of it IS), you'll like that cookbook, too. And by their nature, these types of vegan cookbooks tend to be low in tofu usage.<br><br><br><br>
As for mexican... I don't have any cookbooks for that specifically. I have couple of vegetarian ones that have lots of vegan recipes... some of which are "mexican style" foods. Other than that, I just experiment and make veggie fajitas or quesadillas at home with homemade quacamole [why do all quac packets - even the organic onces have milk powder in them???], homemade salsa, canned refried beans that I jazz up, etc. Or a taco salad. Or vegan nachos. Or bean burritos, etc.<br><br><br><br>
HTH!
 

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Yes everyone has helped. Now off to make some purchase decisions. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 
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