The Moosewood was one of the very first Vegetarian restaurants to open in New York in the 1970s, and this cookbook is a staple in any vegetarian, vegan, or omnivore's collection.

“In 1974, Mollie Katzen hand-wrote, illustrated, and locally published a spiral-bound notebook of recipes for vegetarian dishes inspired by those she and fellow cooks served at their small restaurant co-op in Ithaca, NY. Several iterations and millions of copies later, the Moosewood Cookbook has become one of the most influential and beloved cookbooks of all time–listed by the New York Times as one of the best- selling cookbooks in history, inducted into the James Beard Award Cookbook Hall of Fame, and coined a Cookbook Classic by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. The Moosewood Cookbook has inspired generations to cook simple, healthy, and seasonal food.”


For my main Christmas Dinner dish, I created their easy, vegan Ratatouille. I made it my own however, by using only squash as i am allergic to Eggplant. Click the photo below for Ingredients and directions!



Renee Peters

Renee Peters is a NYC-based model, blogger, and advocate of mindful, sustainable living. She strives to be a role model by using her platform for positive change. Through her blog, Model4GreenLiving, Peters seeks to reshape the way people think about environmental issues and provide practical tips and everyday actions for readers.  Peters uses social media to promote that same message, as well as one of self-love and body-positivity. She also volunteers, is an environmental activist, and is an avid learner of anything relating to the planet and its health. For booking inquires visit Muse Models NYC or Nomad Management Miami.