Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Borrowing Cookbooks from the Library



I have a weakness for cookbooks. I can sit and spend hours reading them.  I mentally adjust recipes, look for things I might like to try, and just in general enjoy them. 

I picked up these three from the library Sunday afternoon. 

My general review is based on the number of recipes I could see myself making some version of.

Isa Does It only has about 4 or 5 recipes I might try. None of them were particularly earth shattering to me.  This was one I am glad I checked out before considering purchasing it.

However, Vegan Brunch, which is written by the same author, was marginally better. Mostly I found a few pancake and bread type recipes I might would try. Again not high enough to qualify for me to spend money on.

Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker by Robin Robertson is one I would consider investing in.  I made a list of 26 must try recipes and a long list of several other possibilities. Most of the recipes I immediately ruled out were because of nut and or peanut ingredients.  Some could be easily altered though.  Of course, I have admitted before I am partial to her books.  However, the plan is to try the recipes I have marked and see if we like them. If we do and I consider them worth investing money in I will begin a search for an inexpensive used copy of this book.

4 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I have bought so many cookbooks that never are opened after the first read through. Smart thinking!

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    1. I have done the same thing, way too many times.

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  2. I don't know if you are vegan or not but you might want to see if you can find a copy of The Grit. It is a vegetarian place in Athens Georgia and the recipes are really tasty

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    1. Thank you for the tip! I'll start looking for it. Most vegetarian recipes are easy to convert to some form of vegan dishes with a little tweaking here and there.

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