Not everyday starts or ends with an inspiring homemade meal. Sometimes you need help and guidance. That’s where it comes in handy to have several good cookbooks on hand. I have a dream of owning an entire book shelf of cookbooks… One day, when I’m not living in a west village apartment with limited space.
I used to be a 100% recipe follower to the T, but now that I’m a little more creative in the kitchen I make substitutions. For example a recipe I made recently called for preserved lemons, at the grocery store they are 11 bucks! So I just used fresh lemons, not the same BUT I couldn’t bear to spend that much money on a new recipe. Also if I don’t have a particular spice on hand that the recipe calls for I do some reasearch on what else in my kitchen I can use. My spice cabinet is already out of control I don’t have much room for more.
If your new to cooking stick with simple recipes and familiar ingredients. If you have been around the kitchen a lot go for it!
There is something relaxing to me about “reading” a cookbook. Why is that?
Anyways here are my top three go to cookbooks lately. Big Vegan has so many simple basic vegan recipes I feel that I might be lost without it. It’s All Good is full of beautiful healthy easy to make meals, in fact I recently make the lemon vinaigrette salmon, OUT OF THIS WORLD! Grain Mains is overall a fantastic book for things you most likely have in your kitchen already. I love not having to go out and buy new things for meal, its like a savings plan:)
What are your top cook books? Please do tell, I need to expand my library!!!