I'd like to suggestions for 1-2 interesting (not necessarily exhaustive) cookbooks that feature vegetables/beans prominently with gorgeous photography that I can work through this summer and next year.
I'm a college student, and a year of unlimited dining hall food (most of which has been vegan) opened my eyes to a lot of new good food, as well as the bad decisions I tend to make. This summer and next year, I will have a kitchen and would like to eat less prepared food and do more weekend cooking and things to feed myself well.
I would like to make myself work through a cookbook or two to make myself try things I wouldn't ordinarily - I have how to cook everything and such at my disposal already, so I'd like something more limited in scope and interesting. Various ethnic cookbooks are generally good, so long as they aren't meat-centric. Right now, I eat almost entirely vegetarian and try to limit dairy, eggs, white flour/sugar and soy protein (the last one is totally irrational I know) - so veggies, whole grains, and beans feature prominently in my diet.
Basically, I'd like a more limited version of Aromas of Aleppo
(so highly recommended!). Visual appeal is a huge plus.
Thanks so much for your suggestions!