Good Vegetarian Cookbooks

Galician Garbanzo Soup (Recipe)
Image by Ruthieki
I found this recipe in another of the Moosewood cookbooks– The Enchanted Brocoli Forest. I like bean soups and soups with exotic seasonings, so I thought I might like this one. I cooked it, and I like it. It’s got a lot of flavors going on, but I think that’s a good thing. Try it and report back what you think.

Galician Garbanzo Soup, Serves ~8
6 cups Garbanzos (I used 1 bag dried garbanzo beans, soaked overnight and cooked for 1 hr)
4 1/2 cups water
1 T Oil
2 cups chopped onion
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 potato, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 bay leaf
2 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp basil
black pepper to taste
cayenne pepper to taste
1/2 cup peas (frozen is fine)
3 T red wine vinegar
1 can diced tomatoes

1.) Puree 2/3 of the garbanzos in a blender with plenty of water. Set the rest of the cooked garbanzos aside.

2.) Sautee onion, 1/2 the garlic, the potato, carrot and celery in olive oil in the bottom of your soup pot for ~10 minutes.

3.) Add the garbanzo puree and the seasonings. Simmer gently for ~ 30 minutes.

4.) Add remaining garlic, peas, tomato, vinegar. Simmer ~5 minutes. Eat.

Note: In the picture there is rosemary used as a garnish. However, after I took the picture I ate the soup and the rosemary did not taste very good in there. If you want to garnish, try something else: toasted cumin seeds, yogurt, parsley, etc.

People all around the world are making changes to their diets and becoming more and more health conscious when it comes to what they eat.

Obesity has been an issue for a long time in America and a lot of other countries around the world, but we as a nation are starting to address this issue.

Despite a lifetime of eating meat, many people from all walks of life now are starting to think about becoming vegetarians. There are an abundance of recipes that one can choose from online as well as vegetarian cook books.

A person takes on a new meaning in life when changing their diet. You start to feel better within yourself and with the diet and a bit of exercise, one starts to enjoy life better because it makes them feel good.

The Concerns People Have

When you become a vegetarian there are some challenges that you will have to get over. For instance, when you have been eating meat for a long time its not going to be easy switching over to pure vegetables and fruits.

However if you stick to the diet and follow the simple recipes in the book then you will get used to the change over time.

Vegetarian Cookbooks

Dinning out and having a feast in all the usual culinary spots around town is one option you may have but this way is going to be too expensive and also an inconvenience.

This way you cannot control the amount of ingredients that go into your food like how much oil is used ect. By doing the cooking at home you can control what goes into your vegetarian meal therefore providing a more balanced meal.

There are certain nutrients that are becoming deficient with vegetarians, these are amino acids,omega-2 fatty acids,iron and vitamin B12. These are usually found in meat products and seafood products. Plant-sourced replacements are important.

With home-cooking using vegetarian recipes can really transform these plant ingredients into mouth watering meals.

You can also get great-tasting meals when using vegetarian cookbooks. You will be able to explore the world of cuisines. Chinese cooking from the oriental,the Japanese and Hindu use vegetarian cooking in their lifestyle, and they offer some of the best recipes.

You can also alternate these recipes with Italian,Mexican,and Spanish recipes to give you more of a variety when cooking.

It is not going to be easy for you to become a vegetarian, however it can be done with some willpower. Its going to be hard for you to resist the smell of BBQ meat on the grill, but by using some of the recipes mentioned above this can change the way you really think about eating.

There is an ever growing army of vegetarians around the world who are committed to this diet, there are also a lot of vegetarian restaurants popping up too, all in the good name of healthy eating. If you are committed to this kind of diet you will enjoy your life much better and feel a lot better for it in the long run.

When you get your vegetarian cookbook, you will find that there is going to be a lot of variety in your meals, kiss goodbye to all the meat that you have been eating for so long and welcome to your new lifestyle of healthy eating.Article Source: Dexter is an Internet Marketer and has a free report whic he gives away. John has also experience with article writing which he learned from Chris Farrell

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