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Need cookbook recommendations for simple, mostly vegetarian recipes

seconds | May 30, 2010 01:11 AM

I live in a developing country and am moving to a very rural area. I have a limited variety of foodstuffs available to me there - things like flour, rice, sugar, lentils, eggs, and dried beans are available, but no Western ingredients, cheese, or butter. I think I will be able to get chicken occasionally, possibly fish too, but no pork, beef, or shellfish. Fruits and vegetables are available in season. I'll have internet and can look up recipes when I need to, but it would be nice to have a cookbook to get ideas from. I currently live in the capital city and here there are lots of Western ingredients available, and I'll be bringing some foodstuffs with me from here (fish sauce, oregano, balsamic vinegar, cocoa powder, etc, etc.).

I guess what I am looking for is a cookbook that focuses on recipes that use simple, basic ingredients, but are still delicious. I have the More with Less cookbook but find their recipes/flavors to be a little too plain. I have the Joy of Cooking (All New All Purpose edition, though I'd rather have the old version) and can find some recipes in there that are doable. Some of the cookbooks that I've looked into online just have ingredients that I cannot get here. Thanks in advance!

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