The very first vegetarian cookbook I ever owned is Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home. My sister gave it to me soon after my husband and I went vegetarian in 2003. The first recipe that I made from it is on the very first page of the book, a simple, ridiculously easy black bean soup.
I’ve been making this soup on a regular basis every since. I can get it on the table in less than 30 minutes from the time I start chopping the onion, and every single member of the family loves it! Tonight I served it with some guacamole, salsa, cilantro, warm corn tortillas, and roasted cauliflower.
Freshly made guacamole is so delicious, and I have the perfect cheater recipe. Mash up 2 avocados, add 2-3 Tbsp fresh salsa, and salt to taste. Done!