I bought this cookbook and a couple other vegetarian ones a few months ago when our family decided to follow a whole-foods way of eating. I love to cook and can easily work my way around a recipe, which usually entails some doctoring on my part to get it "just right." Of all the cookbooks I bought, this one is hands down the best. I have made about 15 of the recipes and not only hasn't there been a dud in the bunch, they were all excellent. My most-recent favorite is the toasted bulgur pilaf with cumin, dried fruit and crispy shallots--I could eat this for days! I did doctor it a bit by adding some carrots and ginger, and cooked the shallots in some garlic olive oil I had just purchased; but it still would have been awesome without any additions/changes. What I especially like about this recipe is you can eat it warm or cold--perfect for the picnic I'll be taking it to at the end of June. And who knows, maybe it will even convert some of the guests into whole-foods nuts like us.