Meet Contributing Writer Jordan A.R.

The reasons why people choose to become vegetarian can be as wild and varied as the people themselves. Even the definition of what a vegetarian is can be disputed: For some it means a lifestyle completely free of any animal products; for others it means a diet where meat is consumed only a couple of times a week.

I stopped eating meat a few years ago because I believe that everything has a right to live. Yet, occasionally I still use products from big dairy farms even though I realize the animals live sad lives and eventually get slaughtered. But my excuse is simple: I’m not perfect. I try my best to lessen my impact and I think that’s all we can ask of one another. At the end of the day, if you’ve put thought into what you eat and are comfortable with your food decisions then you’ve probably done a good job.

But one thing I’ve yet to discover after switching sides is a vegetarian dish that is genuinely succulent. That’s my quest. And perhaps there’s a vegetarian cookbook out there with such a recipe.

We are incredibly excited to welcome Jordan into our CookThatBook family! As a consumer of meat, I have purposely avoided reviewing vegetarian cookbooks as I feel my perspective would lack integrity as I do not follow this particular lifestyle. Enter Jordan! If you have a question/comment for our newest contributing writer, email him c/o