Featuring 225 simple recipes for everything from breakfast to dessert, this volume makes it easy for would-be vegetarians to try meat-free eating, occasionally or every day. There are plenty of approachable dishes for the I-donÖt-do-tofu crowd: three-cheese lasagna rolls; macaroni and cheese deluxe; spaghetti with pesto and tomato and mozzarella salad. "The Flexible Vegetarian" chapter describes how to make recipes such as Chinese orange stir-fry and fried rice with and without meat. (Oddly, these recipes--which have seafood and meat as options on the ingredient lists--are often labeled with a V for vegan.) Most desserts are vegetarian; the "Sweet & Fruity Desserts" chapter offers a handful of vegan recipes, including vegan chocolate chip–walnut brownies and deep chocolate vegan cupcakes, which improve the chapterÖs usefulness. A foreword by Good HousekeepingÖs food director implies that the recipes to follow are for "delicious healthful meals," but simply omitting meat doesnÖt make food healthy. A nacho casserole, for example, calls for a can of condensed cheddar cheese soup, a bag of tortilla chips, and a can of refried beans. Readers who want to follow a vegetarian diet for health reasons should choose recipes from this book carefully.
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Would've been better if there were more suggestions to change traditional meat dishes to vegetarian.Published 1 month ago by Cheryl
I got this book at the library first.
I am not vegetarian but after going through it, I saw some really great, simple recipes so I bought the book.
This book is great- from granola, to chili and vegan chocolate cupcakes. Most recipes are quick and easy and don't require weird ingredients that a lot of vegetarian books specify. Read morePublished 20 months ago by PQRider
This book takes vegetarian cooking to another level. Great variety and use of an abundance of ingredients, as well as ethnic seasonings and flavors set this book apart from many of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Northwest Scribe
Recipes are good waiting to enjoy more of them useful for beginning vegetarian cooks like myself!meals are quick and tastefulPublished 22 months ago by Judy
So far I have tried a few of the recipes. All were excellent. We are not necessarily vegetarians, we just like to go meatless for half of the week. Highly recommend this book .Published on July 1, 2013 by Maxine L. Oliver
This is a terrific cookbook. It has vegetarian recipes and vegan receipes. Great book with photos. It was better than expected.Published on March 11, 2013 by Karen Clark-Osborne
I've made quite a few recipes. Very delicious. Salads have very well chosen ingredients that are available in every supermarket.Published on February 23, 2013 by gosia
Lots of good recipes and very tasty ones at that! You'll enjoy
making new and healthy meals with this book.