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Month of Meals: Vegetarian Pleasures Spiral-bound – February 20, 2003


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Product Details

  • Series: Month of Meals Menu Planning
  • Spiral-bound: 85 pages
  • Publisher: American Diabetes Association; 1 edition (February 20, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580400809
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580400800
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,158,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I will be using this book often.
B. Best
I am very pleased with this book and would recommend it for anyone with diabetes or not to become a healthier individual through vegetables.
B. Klein
The book was real good then and I tried lots of things that didn't even sound like something we would eat.
Gail E. Sullivan-bertran

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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Athene Five on November 29, 2005
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I found this book to be helpful in understanding the basic proportions of a healthful vegetarian diabetic diet, but have some reservations about it overall.

First of all, this book, which is sub-titled "Vegetarian Pleasures" might lead a practicing vegetarian to believe that it is focused on vegetarians, but ...throughout the book, vegetable protein sources are referred to as "meat substitutes". To a practicing vegetarian, there is no such thing as a meat substitute because there is no meat on your plate. The editors should take note of this for the next edition or be more up front about the fact that this book is really for non-vegetarians trying to add meatless meals to their diabetic routine. Which I completely support, by the way!

I also found some of the meals a little awkward, like this one: 1 soy dog, 1/2 c EACH carrot and celery sticks, 1/2 brussels sprouts AND 1 c bean salad, made with legumes. I really didn't know what to make of this either from an aesthetic or nutritional viewpoint. And I found the use of a certain brandname dried soup mix throughout to be annoying when it's so easy to make up and freeze nutritious home-made soups.

All that being said, though, I would still recommend this book to anyone who wants to have a selection of usually tasty, nutritious vegetarian diabetic meals, in a easy to read format. I liked the mix and match concept, the meals provide good templates for designing your own favorites, and the nutritional information in the back is very helpful. The menus tend to be the :30 quick-fix at home sort, but some of them are really good and they appeal to a contemporary palate in their mix of ethnic and old standard recipies.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Veronique Cote on June 20, 2007
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First I must admit that I hate every book that doesn't have at least one image every two recipes. This book has about 10 images for the entire book.
I think the recipes are what some could qualify as simple, but really the good term would be obvious, you could figure it out yourself. Imagine what you would put in a spinach lasagna... Did you guess? lasagna pasta, tomato sauce of some sort, cheese and spinach. A little bit more taste? add onion and garlic and a little bit of dried oregano. Come on! Can't you make it up yourself? The recipes in that book have nothing new at all. Boring.
An other thing that infuriates me when I use a cooking book is when it uses prepared food. When a book tells me that I could cook spaghetti and use canned spaghetti sauce, but spice it up with dried italian herbs, I would slap its author with a cooking mitt... And you call that a recipe? I call that a college student meal.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By B. Klein on January 22, 2007
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I have always enjoyed vegetarian meals but find that sometimes they take too much time and a lot of trouble to prepare until I found the Month of Meals; Vegetarian Pleasures. The recipes are easy to prepare and they are very tasty. I am very pleased with this book and would recommend it for anyone with diabetes or not to become a healthier individual through vegetables.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gail E. Sullivan-bertran on February 17, 2008
We bought this book about 12-15 years ago and I wanted to see if it was updated. The book was real good then and I tried lots of things that didn't even sound like something we would eat. They were all good and passable then and probably still are. It must have been put together by someone who know what they were doing. The only thing I object to is when premade items (like soup, or roll mixes) are used in the "homemade" recipes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah E. Williams on July 26, 2010
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As a diabetes educator, this book is an important resource to have on hand when patients want to see how a diet that both helps control diabetes and is vegetarian can be managed. The American Diabetes association changed the format of this book series, so it is most easily available on Amazon. I strongly encourage anyone who is interested to purchase and try out this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl Marsh on April 13, 2010
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I am known for for being somewhat of a gormet cook and I think this book with its recipes could fool anyone into thinking I spent hours in the kitchen. The illustrations are fantastic, it would be a good book for a beginner because the pictures are great and the directions simple.
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Accurate description allowed me to get just what I wanted! I am a very satisfied customer and will shop again.
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