Monday, July 31, 2017

Vegetarian Comfort Food and Cats Cookbook

Long ago but not far away, I put together a cookbook for my graduating high school senior, ready to launch her into the world clutching our particular version of comfort food. As vegetarians, we still crave cheese and sweets, but we also like savory things like potato latkes, corn, bean stew in a pumpkin, pasta casseroles, dishes with chard or spinach, and squash, lots of squash. So I included plenty of those, plus quite a bit of chocolate and ginger. 

Times have changed, I've cooked and revised and fine-tuned the recipes for the past nine years, and I'm finally ready to release the updated cookbook with a new look and even more recipes. We're up to at least one hundred! Gluten-free and vegan options are noted, too. 

Oh, and it has cats. Did I mention that? Some recipes do have pictures of the food, but mostly we're celebrating the neighbor cats who have been important parts of our lives from our first friend, a fluffy orange cat named Carmen, to the tabby cat we've known since she was a kitten, Peaches, who still visits occasionally. That's Frances, one of her sisters, as a kitten on the cover.

It's print-on-demand, has a glossy paper cover, 8.5" square, all written and designed by yours truly. Vegetarian Comfort Food and Cats is available from CreateSpace here and at Amazon as well. $22.95.


Contents

Good Morning!
Fruit Smoothie
Nancy’s Waffles
Granola
Lemon or Orange Soufflé Omelet
Silver Dollar Pancakes

Breads & Muffins 
Apricot or Currant Scones
Banana Raisin Bran Bread
Blueberry Muffins
Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon Star Bread
Hallah
Cooked Cereal Muffins
Pumpkin Muffins

Salads 
Cucumber Salad
House Salad
Potato Salad
Tabouli
Val’s Quinoa and Beet Salad

Soups & Stews
Black-Eyed Peas and Greens Soup
Corn, Bean, Tomato Stew in a Pumpkin
Corn Chowder
Dal (spicy lentil soup)
Minestrone Soup
Mushroom Barley Soup
Tortilla Soup
Veggie Stew Soup
White Bean and Kale Soup in a Pumpkin

Casseroles, Sides & Main
Beans
Rice
Bean Pie
Black Bean Burgers
Guacamole & Tortilla Chips
Tortilla Casserole
Spicy Tofu & Baby Bok Choy
Stir-Fried Mixed Veggies
Blintzes
Blintzes Soufflé
Corn Bread
Corn Bread Stuffing
Carrot Square
Green Bean, Almond Carrot Curry
Tomato Sauce
Lasagne
Easy Pasta Casserole
Macaroni & Cheese
Broccoli Pasta
Noodle Kugel
Pizza
Focaccia
Pot Pie
Pot Pie with Peas & Tofu Strips
Rice and Potato Curry Casserole
Potato Peas Curry (and banana raita)
Scalloped Potatoes
Gold Rush Hash
Pie Crust
Spinach & Mushroom Quiche
Spinach & Roasted Red Pepper Risotto
Spinach Empanadas
Squash, Chard, Mushroom Rice Casserole
Savory Sweet Potato Pie
Stuffed Delicata Squash
Sweet Corn Casserole 
Squash Pancakes
Potato Latkes
Fish Cakes or Tofu Cakes
Rice Cakes
Gravy

Cookies and Bars
Apple Strudel
Beer Cookies
Best Chewy Brownies
Candied Ginger Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies
Chocolate Crinkles
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies with Ginger and Lime
Cocoa & Vanilla Cow Cookies
Delicious Butterscotch Bars
German Chocolate Cookies
Hamantaschen
Hello Mollie Cookies
Lemon Bars
Lemon Snaps
Mexican Wedding or Russian Tea Cakes
Molasses Crinkles
Oatmeal Cookies
Olive Oil and Red Wine Cookies
Plain Cookie Dough

Cakes, Desserts & Pies 
Apple Cake
Eight-Minute Baked Apple
Apple Fruit Crumble
Fruit Tarts
Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Fudge Frosting
Gingerbread
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
Pecan Pie
Persian Lime Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Indian Pudding

Vegetarian Comfort Food and Cats is available from CreateSpace here. While you're there, maybe pick up a copy of Star 82 Review (the latest is issue 5.2) to read while the ginger cookies are baking.  ; )


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