A couple of years ago, I was working at Everyday Health. My office was in DUMBO, Brooklyn at the time (memories!).
There was a really cool bookstore right underneath the office, and every day when I went out for my lunch break I would take a peek into the window.
The same book caught my eye every time: The Vegetable Dishes I Can’t Live Without by Mollie Katzen. The bright green cover with delightful looking little veggies swirling around just gave such me a good vibe. Honestly, I don’t know why I didn’t buy it at the time…but I remember thinking “I’ll buy this for myself as a gift someday.”
Well, the other day I decided to pop into my local kitchen store and get myself a little celebratory gift for publishing my 2nd Ebook. It’s hard for me to celebrate myself sometimes (you too?), so it feels good to pick up a little trinket of appreciation when I reach a fun goal.
Anyway, I was browsing through the store, looking at all the fab kitchen things, pondering what I might gift myself. That’s when I saw it. The same book that had caught my eye years ago. I smiled. I knew it was time to own it.
So now I can’t wait to start cooking. The inside of the book is even better than the cute cover!!! Some of the recipes I’m most excited about:
- Grilled Lemon-Spiked Artichokes
- Avocado-Strawberry Saladita
- Broccoli Dipped in Wonderful Peanut Sauce
- Braised Brussels Sprouts in Maple Mustard Sauce (omg)
- Crispy Sage Leaves
- Spaghetti Squash Pancakes
- ….the list goes on and on and on!
Honestly there are SO MANY recipes in this book that I’m freaking out a little. I had to stop listing them just now because I got too excited and spilled a glass of water on my lap. Maybe I’ll do a “Julie & Julia” type thing and just make every single recipe in here. STAY TUNED!
That being said….here are some of MY vegetable dishes I can’t live without:
What are YOUR vegetable dishes YOU can’t live without? Don’t get too descriptive on me or I’ll faint with excitement! ;)