When you are starting to live a vegetarian lifestyle, a great place to start is with a good vegetarian cookbook or two. You will need to re-think entirely the way you cook as well as the way you eat, so having a vegetarian cookbook at your disposable will help guide you along the way and make the transition much, much easier.
While there are a lot of vegetarian recipes online for free, it can take a lot of time to sort through them, print them out, and have them nearby when you start to cook. Having a bound, printed vegetarian cookbook right there for you to refer to is a much better way to go, so be sure to have at least one on hand to get you started.
You have many, many choices to pick from when looking for a vegetarian cookbook that will work for you. We did a search on Amazon.com and found a few that we can suggest you look for and try out:
The American Vegetarian Cookbook from The Fit For Life Kitchen – this is a great, comprehensive cookbook with a plethora of recipes for all meals including party appetizers and snacks. On Amazon, it sells for around $18.
Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet – this cookbook gives a lot of gourmet vegetarian recipes all of which contain just five ingredients. It sells from $8-$12.
The Everything Vegetarian Cookbook: 300 Healthy Recipes Everyone Will Enjoy – from the popular "everything" book series, this vegetarian cookbook provides a lot of options that even the pickiest eater will enjoy. It sells for about $10.
Vegetarian Meals for People On The Go: 101 Quick and Easy Recipes – if you are a busy person – and who isn't these days – this is a great vegetarian cookbook for anyone who want to cook easy recipes quickly. It sells for about $12.
The New Becoming a Vegetarian: The Essential Guide to a Healthy Vegetarian Diet – this vegetarian cookbook not only give you a lot of great recipes, it also gives you advice and tips on how to convert over to a vegetarian lifestyle easily and overcome any obstacles that you might face along the way. It sells for about $13.
When looking for a vegetarian cookbook, just go to your local bookstore and browse through their cooking section. You will find that there are many, many choices for you and any of them are great cookbooks to have on hand. When you are just starting with a vegetarian diet, you might want to look for one that can give you tips on how to deal with the changes you will be facing not only in your cooking habits, but also with other people and their views on your new lifestyle.