Enchanted Broccoli Forest
The famous Moosewood Cookbooks by Mollie Katzen have been delighting vegetarians for 30 years, but they've only just come to my attention. (I must live in a parallel universe!) In any case, I'm thrilled. The two that I ordered last week from Amazon (secondhand, for a very low price) arrived yesterday, and what a joy they are. The New Moosewood Cookbook and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest both feature Mollie's charming drawings and hand lettering, and are brimming over with mouth-watering recipes. Though the dishes were originally created with vegetarians in mind, even carnivores will be left weak at the knees after sampling some of these treats. Just browsing through the pages is an olfactory experience. Tofu has never been so enticing! But they aren't just about tofu, tahini, and spinach. How could anyone resist sampling something like Eggplant-Pecan Curry, Swiss Cheese and Mushroom Quiche, and Arabian Squash Casserole.
I can't wait to round up a few friends for dinner and treat them to a meal of Potato-Fennel Soup, Scheherezade Casserole, and a Crunchy Top Peach Pie.
Best of all, the recipes are easy to prepare and call for ingredients that one would be likely to have on hand.