'Tis the season to give and receive... and if you're lucky, this year's best cookbooks will be part of the exchange. I recently was given a gift of Ellie Krieger's new book Comfort Food Fix and later that week bought for myself Melissa Clark's Cook This Now.
Even those who aren't keen on the PETA mission will find this cookbook nonthreatening; there's no preaching -- just a few facts about the health benefits of a vegan diet, some guidance on substitutions, and then right on to an animal byproduct-free cornucopia of recipes.
"The first or top recommendation I have is visit a local farmers market. It's a joyful experience to buy direct from farmers and it's a sensual experience. You can experience and smell aromas, colors and flavors, and the food is so fresh it doesn't need much help."