Friday, January 28, 2011

Food Fight

This is just ridiculous really it is.

You have heard me complain about how I was hoping for cookbooks for review because the never ending stack of novels results in eyestrain, headaches, and neck pain from being hunched over.  Yes, I'm one of those people who can not read laying down or standing. 
You might have heard me say I finally got cookbooks from one of the publishers I review for. 

Cookbooks, yes baby!  

You know as well, that I am a vegetarian.  Well, you know the term careful what you wish for cause you just might get it.   Yeah, I got what I wished for -two cookbooks.  One of which is the latest Jamie Oliver book.  
I need to try 3 of the recipes from each book. 
The second book has a nice chapter on meatless mains, and an impressive chapter on side dishes.  Which would seem to be a walk in the park for me.  But it's not.
The second book, has ingredients that are not common around here, and the ones that are, are overly costly.  Which means, many of the recipes are not all that user friendly. 

The Jamie Oliver book,  is even less user friendly.  It's region specific in it's recipes.  The majority of the recipes will need more switch outs then anything else.  Mother has agreed to try a couple of dishes, but I still have to buy all the ingredients and such.  And if you think I'm a fussy person, mon dieu you have not met my mother.

Who knew something as seemingly simple as Stuffed Peppers and Chili would end up in a temper tantrum.