1. Cookin' Southern Vegetarian Style. I have to tell you I've been a lot of places in the South and have yet to find a southern vegetarian style. Want an example of a vegetarian meal in New Orleans? For dinner I had a side dish of green beans (requested no bacon) and a baked potato (requested no bacon). In Charleston, South Carolina I did have the most fantastic mushroom risotto. Now, if that is in this cookbook I'll be buying it.
2. The Moosewood Cookbook. I have heard nothing up but good things about the Moosewood restaurant and cookbooks.
3. the Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without. This is another cookbook by Mollie Katzen. I would hope that this one and number 2 don't have the same recipes in them. I think I'll start with the Moosewood one than work up.
4. The Hippy Gourmet's Ouick and Simple Cookbook for Healthy Eating. Why do I need this one? It goes without saying but it will match the first vegetarian cookbook I ever bought 30 years ago. From the age of 18 to 23 I was a vegetarian. This is pretty typical behavior. Most vegetarians become vegetarians in their late teens to early 20s. Then they stop then start back up again when they get older. I've kept the same cookbook all these years. And if I'm going to buy this one I seriously have to buy the one below.
5. The Hippie Handbook: How to Tie-Dye a T-shirt, Flash a Peace Sign, and Other Essential Skills for the Carefree Life. Enough said.
So I think I'll be buying 4 out of the 5 books on this list. Yay! It's about $50. I qualify for free shipping. Just don't tell JR. He seems to think that 150 cookbooks is enough.