About the Author
Nettie Cronish has been teaching vegetarian cooking classes for the past 20 years and is chair of the Women's Culinary Network in Toronto and a board member of Cuisine Canada. She is the author of three vegetarian cookbooks. Pat Crocker is as a radio host, food writer, and and bestselling author of nine cookbooks, including The Vegetarian Cook's Bible.
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Excerpt The ancients did it, Einstein recommended it, and David Suzuki supports it. The trend of eating less meat is centuries old, but for many North Americans it is a new trend and way of life. Every year more and more people move toward a healthier, plant-based diet. There is no doubt that the earth and its inhabitants fare better when meat is not a priority at dinner (or at lunch or breakfast, for that matter). And yet for some body types, it is not medically advisable to eliminate meat completely; responsible consumption of small amounts of organic beef, lamb, chicken, and fish may be beneficial for them. What we see evolving is a flexible way of thinking about food, cooking it, and serving it to family and friends.