I resolved to post something vegan every day for a month, and I am not about to give up more than half-way through just because I don’t have any good ideas and haven’t made anything recently that is worthy of photographing. I was going to make chocolate chip cookies and some black beans and rice (with sweet potato, mushroom, and bell peppers), but I didn’t. The sad thing is, I promised Papa Miao I would. Ooops. He had spaghetti instead.
Featured in this photo are almost all my cookbooks. I was recently given several veg*n cookbooks by a friend and they didn’t make it to the stack because I was too lazy. Also, Sprocket wasn’t very cooperative during the photo session, so I will have to redo it at some point anyways.
Sprocket is blocking Donna Klein’s Mediterranean vegan cookbook, which is quite a bit more complicated than her Supermarket Vegan, my new favorite. My favorite-favorite is the Veganomicon, a gift from my brother and one of my first cookbooks ever. Both main dishes I am making for Thanksgiving (including the controversial curry) will come from the Veganomicon. The cookies will be by the same authors, different book. Sprocket is also blocking Vegan Planet, the first cookbook I bought when I officially became vegan. I should use it more. He is also blocking Voluptuous Vegan – the title sort of intimidates me so I haven’t used it yet. It is a gift from my mother and one of many culled from her own cooking library since she doesn’t cook these days.
Many of these cookbooks I haven’t used (yet). I got the Vegan’s Daily Companion when I was feeling in need of inspiration in general, but I haven’t been motivated to get inspired (yet). The Compassionate Cook (Peta cookbook, also donated to me by my mother) has a lot of easy recipes (including the sublime carrot cake I posted about earlier), but some of its recipes need to be spiced up a bit.
And this completes the tour of my cooking library.