So this week, after seeing it referred to in several places as one of the best cookbooks for beginning vegetarians, I decided to try some more recipes from it.
The first one I tried was Cauliflower, Spinach, and Potato Stir-Fry with Coconut Milk (pg 265). Here is the breakdown:
Taste: 3 (G gave it a 4)
Ease of Preparation: 4
Weight Friendliness: 2 (8 weight watchers points without counting the rice...eeek)
Maddie Friendliness: 2 (she ate the rice and some of the potato)
Cost of Ingredients: 3
This is what it looked like while it was cooking:
And what it looked like on my plate with garnish:
Overall, it was alright. It was good and tasty. It did not make me want to immediately add it to my list for regular meals, but I might make it again if I happen to have some of the ingredients around. I'm really not sure it's worth the calorie load, though (ye gods!).
ETA: I learned a very valuable lesson as a result of this dish. I need to take the fat out of my diet or my lack of a gall bladder will kill me. I will not be making this again, not because of the quality of the dish, but because my body cannot handle it.