I'm having a bit of a moral dilemma here. After going vegan nearly 2 years ago, I was ready to clean up my cookbook shelf. I gave away a lot of vegetarian (but not vegan) cookbooks to vegetarian friends. I had even contemplated throwing out some odd omni-cookbooks I had acquired despite being a vegetarian. In the end, I wasn't able to throw everything I didn't want out for one reason or another.
The main reason I hang onto these cooking relics of my past is because they are a handy guide for veganizing food. Others, such as a family-created cookbook hold sentimental value. Other cookbooks were received as gifts, and I would have felt bad pitching them. But probably the weirdest one is a grilling cookbook that came with my electric grill...not sure I'll ever use it, though. To make myself feel better, I went through it with a pen and marked any already vegan recipes with a "V" and easily veganizable ones with "*V".
My problem isn't with keeping these cookbooks I already own...but would I ever dare to buy an omni-cookbook? Is a used one ok? I love to buy vegan cookbooks, but there are some cookbooks that exist in the omni-world that aren't yet on the vegan shelf (ex. a casseroles cookbook). It's all about where your money is going. I think for now, if I want an omni-recipe as a reference, I'll just use a book I already have or find one online.
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