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Copy Cat in the Kitchen

VT recently received a copy of Leon: Fast Vegetarian by Jane Baxter and Henry Dimbleby. It’s a beautiful book that puts the vegetables first, which is something I'd like to do at home. My first pick: Cauliflower Cheese.

A review copy of Herbivoracious by Michael Natkin has been sitting on top of my file cabinet at work for about a year and a half. I’d marked several recipes that looked good, set it aside, and forgot about it. After finally trying a recipe for this installment of Copy Cat in the Kitchen, the book is coming back to the Cat Cave and I’m bookmarking the Web site.

The idea for this installment of Copy Cat in the Kitchen was to have a healthful starter ready to go to take the edge off before dinner.

I loved this Israeli breakfast recipe when we tasted it at VT HQ last year. And I was pretty confident my better half would like it. It’s a colorful recipe, so no way our picky toddler would clean her plate...

As a food-conscious parent, the blessing is that this recipe is mostly vegetables. That’s also the curse. Would the kids eat it?

Once in a while there’s a bout of spring cleaning here at VT HQ, and things staffers squirreled away in their cubicles come back in circulation. Such was an advanced reading copy of Sarah Kramer’s Vegan a Go-Go! A Cookbook & Survival Manual for Vegans on the Road.

I’m a copy editor, not a chef. And I’m a mediocre home cook at best. I’m trying to amass a stable of veg recipes in my family’s diet. I’ll use some of the product samples we get here at VT HQ (Vegetarian Times Headquarters) and make recipes from some of the books in our cookbook library (don’t expect the most current releases). I’ll share the non-scientific results from my four-person-family panel. If something doesn’t impress, I’ll let you know, even if my novice kitchen skills are to blame.