I really love to cook and experiment with dishes. Cookbooks are my jam! I usually collect the ones I like, then swap or sell the ones I don’t like. I have recently been really vibing with vegan and vegetarian cookbooks. I am not a vegan or vegetarian. I don’t plan on ever having a solely plant-based diet, and sometimes when I make vegan meals they turn into vegetarian meals because the thought of making vegan mac and cheese makes me not want to cook. Plus, when I make vegan food it is usually a spur of the moment thing, so I use what’s in my pantry. Sometimes, it’s strictly vegan, and sometimes, not so much!
I am not a huge fan of really involved recipes; if it takes longer than 30 minutes to prep the food, I’m probably not making it! I also try to stick to items that I can easily find at my local grocers. I’m lucky enough to live near several grocery stores and an international market, but I know not every person has that luxury. So, most of these cookbooks are for plant-based beginners because 1) That’s what I am, and 2) That’s what I will always be because, again, the idea of trying to make my own cashew cheese sauce and sour cream gives me nightmares. Plus, I don’t have a food processor...I barely have a working blender!