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Good old cookbooks

When I turned vegetarian, a friend gifted me a copy of How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman.

I used it a fair amount, and nearly everything I made from it was delicious. Not all of it was easy, and most of it wasn’t quick, but it was tasty. Homemade pasta e fagioli? There’s no other way to eat it now.

Over time, I’ve more often cooked from recipes I found online. I love food blogs and have gotten about a bajillion recipes from them.

Just this past week, The Climbing Daddy was looking through another hardcover cookbook I have, Thug Kitchen. Another source of nearly-always amazing food. Not a book for those offended by salty language.

While I was going through folders on the computer, looking for a specific recipe that I haven’t made in ages (that I never did find; I’m more organized now), I saw a document: Bittman book favs.

I opened it up and saw recipes I still make regularly without the recipe (because I’ve done them enough) but also others that I’d forgotten about.

The Climbing Daddy picked out a couple from Thug Kitchen.

Between us, we planned all dinners for the week from those two cookbooks.

And they were all tasty.

So if you have a cookbook or two around the house somewhere, crack it open and see what you find. Not everything worth making is online.


My name is Heat! (It's short for Heather.) My last name is Polish and has a few Zs in it and it's really just easier this way.

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