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May 28, 2014 12:33 PM

Cookbook: The Southern Vegetarian

Does anyone have this cookbook? Do you like it? I'm thinking it needs to join my collection. Right now. Get on my shelf!

I just discovered their blog (The Chubby Vegetarian) and I was immediately hooked by the filthy things they did to spaghetti squash. Man, I'm such a sucker for bbq. I've been cooking like this on my own for a while but I would have LOVED to see a book like this a decade ago.

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  1. I don't have the book but do love their blog!

    Do you read the ppk? Isa has several books (she's from memphis) and has a lot of comfort food recipes veganized both on her blog and the books

    One of my favorites (aside from her famous tofu scramble recipe) is this beet burger, which i even managed to make in a blender with pulsing it

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    1. re: Ttrockwood

      Google often leads me to PPK and I have Veganomicon on my shelf. I know I'm in the minority but it's probably one of my least favorite books. However, the tofu scramble totally rocked my world and the bf goes nuts for it.

      I'll confess I like really pretty glossy cookbooks full of full page food porn photos. I love Michael Natkin's Herbivoracious but I find the recipes to be too fussy, expensive, and requiring too many unusual ingredients I can't easily get. If I can compare myself to Goldilocks I think that The Southern Vegetarian might be a compromise between the other two that's just right.

      1. re: PinkLynx

        I actually don't own any of isa's books (or many cookbooks at all) but i've made many of the recipes from her website.

        Southern veg sounds like the book you're looking for! Please post feedback on any recipe favorites you make from it- there are definately too many veg*n recipes out there requiring weird/expensive ingredients. (Ummm, irish moss??! Not happening.)

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