Erica Reichert, April 18, 2009 (view all comments by Erica Reichert)
Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home has been our family's "go-to" cookbook for the past 15 years. The recipes are absolutely delicious, vegetarian/vegan, healthy, and pretty easy if you plan ahead. The soup recipes are worth their weight in gold.
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Annamarie, April 20, 2006 (view all comments by Annamarie)
Wow! This is one of our favorite "family" cookbooks, for several reasons. First of all, it is geared toward making dinner in a hurry with what you have on hand. Many recipes can be made in under 30 minutes--that's faster than ordering takeout! Most recipes include menu ideas. Moreover, the recipes are highly adaptable: For instance, they have a casserole made of yams, black-eyed peas and kale, but we have substituted any yellow vegetable, any green vegetable and any mild bean. And of course, you can enjoy the pasta sauces on anything: The artichoke sauce plus quinoa and chopped veggies makes a great cold salad.
For the most part, these are quick family meals, but many work well for entertaining in a hurry. The recipes are simple and foolproof. This is an excellent first cookbook for beginners, and a great standby for experienced cooks who would like to cook more simply and healthfully.
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