While I thought this book was a great idea because I, myself, am in a household where I am the only VEGGIE HEAD, this book was 'ok' and certainly serves a purpose but left me wanting, I guess. I would never say anything negative about a cookbook with vegetarian options - I feel - the more the merrier, but, most of the recipes in this book mentioned to 'leave out the (meat) ingredients' or 'instead use Vegetarian Meat Substitute' for the vegetarian equivalent. While I think that is alright, it really wasn't what I was looking for. For the past 18+ years of being a vegetarian I have done that on a daily basis and am to the point in my journey of trying to do less processed foods, I think. I found myself thumbing thru a lot of the recipes and not really stopping for those reasons as well as not really being interested in them, I suppose. I never liked meat - even when I was a kid and not a vegetarian - and since I didn't like meats then I don't try to fill my meals with meat substitutes now.
Don't get me wrong...I'm glad this book is out there - especially for those transitioning and those trying to cook for both meat eaters and vegetarians a like - but I will be moving on to my next book for now.