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The Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes Paperback – February 1, 2011
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-- Neal Barnard, MD, president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
"The Happy Herbivore Cookbook is filled with simple-to-prepare and delicious healthy recipes. We recommend that you make this part of your kitchen library. Using it often will help you preserve (and regain) your health and appearance."
-- John McDougall, MD, and Mary McDougall, founders of the McDougall Program
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The book seems to be heavy on starches especially beans and chickpeas. I am only finding one recipe that uses asparagus (Balsamic Braised Asparagus), just a couple that use mushrooms, which most people know how to make anyway (Portabello Steaks and Steak (Mushroom) & Pepper Fajitas). Even green beans seem to be missing for the most part. There are many recipes that allow you to create sauces and vegan cheese using tofu, but very few for preparing tofu itself to have as the main course.
I agree with other reviewers that many processed vegan products are used. TVP is required for tacos, chimichangas, spicy sausage, baked ziti, Mexicann chorizo, chili--basically where a meat eater would use ground meat. Gimme Lean product is used in meatballs, breakfast sausage patties, bacon bits, and Cajun meatloaf. Several recipes call for liquid smoke. I liked having the nutritional information listed with each recipe, however, the amount of sodium is not shown (only fat, carbs, protein, fiber, and sugar).
Some of the recipes that I made so far... I should mention that I'm in my mid 30's and have at least 10+ years of experience cooking 4-5 times a week. I can follow most recipes quickly and easily and rarely make something my family doesn't enjoy eating. I am health-conscious and watch the amounts of fat, salt, and sugar in my cooking.Read more ›
I thought Chickpeas were something you sprinkled on salads at the salad bar but Lindsay has some really tasty recipes with them. I used to make Tofu Scramble with tofu, oil and a box mix. No oil, some tofu and a few spices add up to the best Tofu Scramble I've ever had. Make French Toast without eggs? Lindsay does and it is better than the real thing. Home fries without the fat? Lindsay has it! The BBQ Chop Wrap is one of my favorite all time recipes. I make the single serving brownie almost every week! And don't get me started on her Pumpkin Pie...
Recently I discovered that I can't tolerate Gluten and also had to cut back on Soy - Lindsay's book has many recipes that I enjoy.
Giving up all the fat for flavorful food cleared up my skin and helped me lose weight while feeling good.
I highly recommend Lindsay's book for anyone who enjoys food.
I like the concept of a fat-free vegan cook book, especially as a dedicated vegan. I have read all the research (The China Study, etc) and am completely on board with eliminating excess fats (olive oil, margarine, etc) from the diet. But I am sorry, I just cannot get on board with the idea that we should also eliminate nuts, seeds, and avocados. Organic, all-natural peanut butter (the kind without added sugars that is essentially just ground peanuts) is tasty and GOOD for you. Avocados are incredibly nutritious. The idea that we need to restrict/avoid these items makes me feel like this is some kind of fad diet rather than sound nutritional advice for healthy living. I have read all the article links that the author provides about the health experts who advocate this kind of restrictive diet. But as for me, I am choosing a healthy diet without meat or dairy, with lots of whole foods, and YES, WITH guacamole made out of AVOCADOS, and peanut butter made out of peanuts and not beans!
That being said, no disrespect to the author. She is doing her thing and clearly has a lot of followers who are on board with the way she cooks. It's just not for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thanks to this cookbook I'm now officially a HAPPIER HERBIVORE! I think I'm in love and it's not with my husband!Published 14 days ago by Earth Goddess
This is a low- fat, plant based cookbook. The recipes are simple to prepare with common ingredients and can be used by followers of Dr. John McDougall and those following Dr. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Colleen
I love all of Lindsay's books. The recipes are easy with a minimum of ingredients and taste great! There are also lots of nice photos, too, This book is well worth buying.Published 3 months ago by Wendy Cunningham
The recipes in this book are tasty, easy and a great way to get your feet wet with plant based cooking. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Herbie for Life
Although I don't agree with all of her choices, I have found a wide variety of recipes, as well as instructions for home-made vegan items that aren't usually included in vegan... Read morePublished 3 months ago by LCoates