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The Clueless Vegetarian: A Cookbook for the Aspiring Vegetarian Paperback – March 29, 2012
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About the Author
Evelyn Raab's popular "Cooking With Kids" column has appeared in Today's Parent magazine. She attributes her culinary expertise to her sons.
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So you're a vegetarian. Or you're thinking about it. Or maybe you live with a vegetarian.
But you don't want to eat only weird food. Or spend all day cooking it. Congratulations, you've come to the right place.
The Clueless Vegetarian is designed for vegetarians who love good food cooked from scratch but who also want to have a life. This book is filled with simple recipes for just about everything you might ever want to eat and a few things you wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole. You'll find recipes for lasagna and chili and burritos. There are curries and casseroles. There are hearty soups and satisfying snacks. There are even some truly decadent desserts.
There are, of course, also recipes for tofu, tempeh and textured vegetable protein (TVP). Because you should know about this stuff. Really.
If you're just switching to a vegetarian diet, The Clueless Vegetarian gives you the straightforward nutritional information you need to help you make good food choices--without obsessing over it. There are hints for concocting vegetarian versions of some of your favorite dishes and suggestions for preparing meals for the mixed household. You'll even find survival tips and cooking advice that's just plain useful for anyone, vegetarian or not.
Now let's start with the basics, shall we? We'll save the tempeh for later. It's best to work up to these things gradually.
Top Customer Reviews
Not only are the recipes great , there are also cool neat tricks and tips listed throughout the book.
Almost all recipes in here can be easily veganized as well.
The most impressive part is incredibly consistent high quality of the recipes. I've tried about 45 of them. They've all been good; about half have been really, really good, and a handful have been downright amazing. I've been working my way through all of them, because I feel like I'm wasting my time gambling on other cookbooks when I know these are going to be good.
Other than the photography issue, (the illustrations it does have are whimsical and they make me want to color, but photos would still be nice) my only criticism is that it uses shortening in one or two recipes. Boo trans fat.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such a great cookbook! I had this in paperback but wanted to switch to Kindle as I'm a minimalist.Published 11 months ago by Honest Review
Good book for those who don't know what they're doing when following a vegetarian diet. One of the first books I bought when I took the plunge.Published 13 months ago by Pat Cincotta
I am not a vegetarian but I did find many helpful tips and recipes in this book. There are so many different salad recipes I never would have thought of. Read morePublished 21 months ago by star
Everything I hoped for and expected, a very helpful book for one who is just beginning the journey to excellent healthcthrough vegetarianismPublished on June 2, 2014 by BeeGee
This is a book of quick veggie recipes - 30 minute lentil soup, etc. Great for quick meals on work nights.Published on January 28, 2014 by MightyFavog
This is, by far, my favorite vegetarian cookbook! It's been my go-to cookbook for years and I've ordered this replacement copy since my current copy's spine is broken from all the... Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Andrea Hein White
An excellent resource for anyone wanting to eliminate or cut down on meat in their diet. Imaginative, tasty recipes that aren't too complicated. I'm glad I bought this book.Published on May 22, 2012 by Elizabeth A. Chrastka