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Cook without a Book: Meatless Meals: Recipes and Techniques for Part-Time and Full-Time Vegetarians Hardcover – October 25, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
There is a multitude of "MASTER" recipes, each followed by a list of variations for one or more of the ingredients. This way, if you like the recipe, but don't like a specific ingredient, there is a list of "alternatives". Also, you may not have to run out and buy a specific item just to make the recipe. As with the author's previous book on how to "cook without a book", you probably will need to refer to the book to refresh your memory when making anything.
The book is divided into two sections (1) Not Strickly for Breakfast, and (2) Fun Food for the Rest of the Day. The "breakfast" section contains wrap-and-runs, breakfast pizza, pancakes, scones, muffins, etc. The "rest of the day" has sections on salads, soups and stews, sandwiches, eggs and potatoes, pies for dinner (including quiche and veggie pizzas), etc. The last section has Italian, Asian and Mexican meals (pasta, risotto, stir-fries, and even a "taco bar").
The recipes are loaded with vegetables and you may be able to convince a vegetable-hater to actually enjoy vegetables for once. Many of the recipes call for vegetable stock and I was surprised that there was not a recipe for a home-made vegetable stock. The author does, however, recommend some brands. (Don't tell anybody, but I bet you could substitute Ch@#%en stock.Read more ›
I've made two recipes just this week out of the book - skillet eggs and potatoes, and the sweet breakfast pizza. Both have been phenomenal, and it's easy to put my own spin on the recipe with Pam's formulas.
What I *really* love is that Pam's formulas sort of point out to me that I was already at this point - eating a lot of meatless meals. I just wasn't taking it to the next level and making it something I would *choose* over a meal that included meat. With her help, we're doing that a lot more.
Thank you, Pam, for another wonderful book.
The only complaint I have about the book is she does not talk about how to make a complete protein using grains, cereals, dairy and beans. Example, cereal with milk makes a complete protein with all seven amino acids. I wish Ms. Anderson had touched on this a bit more so that those who are trying to move from meat can feel comfortable about getting their protein.
But that aside, a great cookbook, it deals with the process more than just set recipes. Hats off to you Ms. Anderson and company, great job.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best cookbook I've gotten in a long time. Absolutely love it!!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This has become my go-to cookbook when I don't know what to cook. It has so many recipes you can make relatively quickly, and bend and tweak to match whatever ingredients are... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Johanna
Very useful. Plan to use this to whip up scrumptious vegetarian dishes for my friends and family. Like how she breaks cooking these meals into workable categories.Published 19 months ago by Christine T.
Easy to use, very adaptable recipes for every season. This book gives you a "base recipe" for a meal, then offers different combinations and diversions to make depending... Read morePublished on July 20, 2014 by C Gutz
I like the book mostly for the concept behind it: providing recipe templates with suggested ideas that the reader can use or vary to his/her own tastes. Read morePublished on July 7, 2014 by lenajc
As a vegetarian, it's hard to get inspiration sometimes to keep things varied. I used to think that there was one way to make frittata, but this book teaches you how to turn that... Read morePublished on April 2, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I thought it was beautifully done book, she's had it since Christmas, said she liked it but no details of use
But communication is not her forte ,Bratty grown up step child... Read more
I became a vegetarian when I was 15 and this book would have been perfect for me then.I would not recommend this book for anyone already experienced in vegetarian cooking and... Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by RynReader