Friday, January 8, 2010

Bookstore Bliss

Last night was the first "meeting" for the Date of the Month club that I gave Jeffrey for Christmas. I was excited all day. I thought the activity would be extraordinarily fun. But he was late and tired, and I was wearing heels for the first time since being pregnant, and sore feet and tired husbands do not mix.

However, we did get something fabulous out of the date.

We had gone to a bookstore and while we didn't do the challenges we were supposed to, Jeffrey did encourage me to go look at the cookbooks.

I love cooking! I really enjoy creating new foods, and playing with different seasonings, and the most fun is when a creation is complete and watching the look on people's faces as they eat it. Of course not all my foods turn out and the disappointment at having made something less than satisfactory is deep, but I just chalk it up to learning and generally don't make that particular food again.

So we looked at the cookbooks and I am so happy to now have an addition to my cooking family!

I am of the vegetarian persuasion. I very rarely eat meat for many personal reasons, but one being I am not a huge fan of the taste. So when I found the vegetarian section I was overjoyed. as I do not have any vegetarian cookbooks. And when I saw a sale for 1,000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson I was like a giddy little school girl. 1,000 recipes for the trying, all containing vegetables! I can learn new ways to incorporate veggies into my diet! New ways to cook beans! What bliss, what excitement!


After we got home last night I began pouring over the book. There is a rather comprehensive intro which talks about each nutrient necessary for the body and how to best get it without compromising standards. I can't wait to try some of these recipes tonight! And now, I will have more than just the regular 15 recipe rotation we generally use.

So while our date didn't turn out at all the way it was supposed to, we are both happy in the thought that we will now have better foods to eat, and more variety. Yay!


17 comments:

Chantel said...

Looks like a fun cookbook. I'm more of a vegetarian as well but unfortunately I married a carnivore (how do you spell that). Brian would eat meat and only meat all day every day if I'd let him!!!

Emmy said...

Hey at least you went on a date :) Good for you!

Em said...

bookstore. best smell other than a freshly bathed baby. mmmmm. so hard to go in and not buy, but i bring my pen and paper to make an amazon list instead. and other times i'm just not strong enough to not leave with a little dr suess board book for the pork loin;-)

Gina said...

I lean vegetarian too...although, less now that I am pregnant. If there are any exceptionally good recipes, feel free to post them!

Noodle said...

I have to slowly introduce healty food and let my hubby decied that its ok... He thinks healty means deit and he refuses to do on a "deit" So slowly but surely we are eating healther and more veriaty... I say its cause we have to teach Sammy good eating habbits but its just as much for us as well.... Hey if you find some great bean recipes let me know I've been looking for a fun way to use beans....

Kori said...

I love cookbooks, I really do. And I will try a recipe twice before I give up on it, but if it doesn't turn out the second time, it's SO gone. My three year old really doesn't like meat, either, so I would be interested in knowing the nutrional stuff.

Sue said...

I hope you post some pictures and reports of your culinary successes with the new recipes!

=)

Lisa Anne said...

Very nice. I just got a slow cooker for christmas and bought a slow cooker cook book. I wonder if there are any good vegan recipes for the slow cooker in your book? Let me know and I'll try it. I'm not a Vegan, but I do love my veggies.

Katie Lane said...

My mom got me the FATEST cookbook for Christmas. How to cook everything, or something like that. this one looks a lot less intimidating. Vegetables are a good thing!!

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

New cookbooks are always fun! Of course now my lingo is the "Uncookbook", ha ha.

Momisodes said...

Sounds like it ended up being a win-win for your both :)

Lara said...

I like buying new cookbooks.

For my husband.

:)

Lara said...

I like buying new cookbooks.

For my husband.

:)

Bec said...

New cookbooks are so much fun!
My newest one was "'Wichcraft" all sandwiches, even dessert sandwiches! I haven't made anything out of it yet...but I've drooled over the pictures quite a few times!

valentine said...

i don't like the feel of meat, all rubbery and grissely, totally yuck. i have never thought about being a vegetarian.....with a sister who is vegan/vegetarian you'd think i would.

Just ME the MOM said...

Sounds like a great date night - I love bookstores! Feel free to share any of those fantastic recipes :)

Kristin

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

I'm also more vegetarian bent. I was before I got married, but it was to difficult to find meals that we would both eat. I eventually gave in the dark side... :) I need to get a good cookbook and find some recipes that will trick him into thinking that there's meat in them...