Easy Veggie” knows that I won one of the books in her recent contest. How I managed to win a book I don’t own is a miracle. My cookbook collection is frighteningly large. Not only did I win a book I don’t own but it is by an author I like. I have spent the last few days reading each recipe and the book looks fabulous.
Deborah Madison’s” Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone” is one of my favorite books. I have cooked my own variations of most of the recipes in that book. Vegetable Soups is just as nice. The book is divided into eight chapters as follows:
• Light Broths and Restorative Soups
• Hearty Bean Soups
• Lentil and Pea Soups
• Soups Based on Bread and Grains
• Vegetable Soups for Spring
• Summer Soups
• Roasted Vegetable Soups for Fall
• Winter Soups
Additionally there is also a section on doctoring up canned soups, which we can all use sometimes. Even I have some canned soup in the pantry for those times when I just don’t feel like cooking.
This book is beautifully photographed and the recipes are creative like her other books. The soup I have my eye on for tonight is a Yellow Pea and Coconut Milk Soup with Spinach, Rice and Spiced Yogurt. The original recipe is vegetarian, not vegan, but will be very easy to make vegan, like all her recipes.
I am really looking forward to cooking my way through this book. As always I will be modifying the recipes since that is how I cook. Since it is definitely soup weather I thought it would be a good idea to start with tonight’s dinner.
Thank you Oraphan for the beautiful book and the lovely card you sent with it.
For now I am off to get a pot of soup started. I will be back later with my modified soup recipe.
Don't forget about the Healthy Cooking Challenge. You have until midnight (your time) to submit a recipe.