Alyssa (yummymango) reviewed Student's Vegetarian Cookbook : Quick, Easy, Cheap, and Tasty Vegetarian Recipes on
Written for people who do not have much experience in the kitchen the steps are much more detailed than a normal recipe and there are additional notes and tips to aid the first timer.
Along that vein, most recipes are also very easily made, with a short list of ingredients.
The recipes are fairly cheap to make.
There is a buying guide for fresh produce as well as a basic kitchen techniques guide in the beginning of the book. It covers everything needed for the recipes and can be used as a reference.
The recipes were not amazing. Nothing especially bad, just not great either.
Also included in the beginning of the book is a section devoted to why meat eating is destroying the planet. I personally was not a fan of that part, but it is a small section and easily skipped.
Overall: These recipes are a great starting point, but once the recipient of this book knows more about cooking in general and cooking vegetarian meals specifically, they will likely seek out more or better options.