Eat Your Books


For all you fellow cookbook addicts out there, I have found a life-changing website. Eat Your Books is an online cookbook indexing service that allows you to search within your own cookbook collection, without even so much as picking up a single book.

For example, I could type in “Cashew Ginger Tofu” (not that I would need to, considering I have the recipe memorized now), the site would search within the cookbooks I have added to my virtual bookshelf, and tell me where to find it in Dreena Burton’s Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan.

Spiffy, right?

As a bonus, they’re also indexing some cooking blogs too, including Smitten Kitchen and Simply Recipes. Yee-haw!

You can add up to 5 cookbooks to your online collection for free, but to gain unlimited access, there is a $2.50 per month usage fee.

(This not a paid endorsement—I just happen to have discovered the site and am enthusiastic about the convenience it could bring to my cooking life!)

Coincidentally, I actually started off my day with a little cookbook cooking, Ellie’s Maple Glazed Walnuts.

They made for a lovely topping to this morning’s CCK-inspired pumpkin breakfast pudding. My version included GoLean, pumpkin, banana, soymilk, and an array of spices.

After a jolly trip to Trader Joe’s, I came home and made a Cranberry Almond Tuna Salad Wrap.

Dinner was spaghetti and meatballs…B-Hut style. I used spaghetti squash and topped it with meatless meatballs. To make the meatballs, I modified Mama Pea’s Italian Style Meatless Meatloaf Muffins. It was pretty phenom and very filling.

Alright, I am off to relax. Good night!


10 Responses to “Eat Your Books”

  1. I’ve gotta jump onto the spaghetti squash bandwagon, this looks delish!

    Such a cool website, I am definitely going to check it out. Can I come with you on your next trip to T.J.’s 😉 I think I only live like 28 hours away.

  2. Sure, I love having a TJ’s buddy! Just warning you though, a trip to TJ’s for me is quite a process–I like to peruse every aisle 🙂

  3. Can you by any chance email me that walnut recipe?

  4. That is brilliant! I want my computer to eat my books!

  5. Love the idea of that website, but I don’t know that I would pay for it. I’m cheap like that 😉 Plus there’s something fun about searching by hand through your own cookbook collection, looking for the perfect inspiration for the ingredients you have on hand.

  6. Yum! That pumpkin breakie looks great 🙂

  7. Sure! The recipe is actually already online, at the Food Network website:

  8. I agree on both counts–I’m not sure I can justify $12 a year on the service…and I also really enjoy rummaging through my books every now and then. The trouble is, with classes and an upcoming internship (I hope!) my time for such things is becoming more and more limited!

  9. Yet another addicting website. Thanks so much for sharing…this is going to be super helpful and fun. 😀

  10. thanks the info, will check out and lovely pumpkin pudding.

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