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EatingWell Fast & Flavorful Meatless Meals: 150 Healthy Recipes Everyone Will Love Hardcover – June 6, 2011
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The nutritional key is easy to understand symbols for three health-related aspects: Healthy Weight (meaning limited overall calories), High Fiber, and Healthy Heart (limited saturated fats). It makes it simple if you're looking for recipes for a particular diet. The breakdown doesn't stop there however, they also have the full breakdown, plus a "nutritional bonus" which is the vitamins that you'll receive from eating the prepared dish.
I made the Leek & Gruyere Quiche, which was "Healthy Weight" at 244 cal per serving. It was delicious and for a healthy quiche, didn't take longer to make than my own, somewhat less-healthy version. We all enjoyed it. It may be considered healthy weight since 1/8 of the pie was a serving, so portion control has something to do with it.
I'd venture to say that this is a great cookbook for adventurous and healthy foodies, but not specifically geared towards families feeding small children (see Better Homes and Gardens 365 Vegetarian Meals recipes for kid-meals). That's not to say EatingWell doesn't have some family-friendly recipes, because they do, but they incorporate a lot of herbs and flavors that might be too much for children.
My one wish is that they put a seasonal twist on this cookbook. They've got winter-type recipes next to ones with summer veggies. When you're looking for something to make, you've got to root thru recipes that you wouldn't even consider. Who wants to make Tofu Hot Pot in the summer, or a fresh tomato dish in winter?Read more ›
There are 9 pages of evidence why a vegetarian diet is better. Included recipes are; appetizers, salads, soups and stews, sandwiches, wraps and burgers, pizza and pasta, grains and beans, tofu, tempeh and seitan, eggs and dairy, casseroles, tarts and gratins, sides and desserts.
One of the major irritations is the key for the recipes is in the back of the book - why not put it in the front so we can know what we are looking at...healthy weight, high fiber, healthy heart, ready to eat in 45 minutes or less. There are 2 indexes, one dividing recipes into vegan, gluten-free, 30 minutes or less and a regular index
Pictures are included for some of the recipes, but it is sometimes confusing which is which when they are in the front of the recipe section.
Our family favorites have included pickled eggs, fettuccine with creamy mushroom sauce, and cranberry upside down cake.
This is a good book to add to your cookbook collection especially, of course, if you wish to have some vegetarian recipes that your family and friends might enjoy.
The variety of recipes is very good and addresses different taste palates. The cookbook is divided into sections: grains, beans, salads, pasta, vegetable side dishes, eggs & diary, tofu, etc. You can also search the index by recipe name or ingredient, I think this extremely convenient. Cookbooks that have only a recipe name index are not as useful. There is also nutritional information included with each recipe (calories, fat-percentage, protein, etc.), which many will find helpful. I've made a good number of the recipes and have found that the directions are very well written and clear and even those that don't cook much would be able to execute these recipes without much difficulty. But most importantly, the recipes are very tasty and I've really enjoyed almost everything I've prepared so far.
As the title indicates, most recipes can be prepared fairly quickly (around 30-45 minutes), a few do take a little longer, but cooking times are listed with every recipe. Overall, I think this book is well organized, has great presentation with many color photos and has excellent directions for both novice and experienced cooks.Read more ›
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Borrowed the book from the library with several others on vegetarian cooking. This one stood out as far more useful to me so I ordered my own copy. Read morePublished 10 months ago by CintiBonnie
Is that we're a two-person household, and some of these recipes don't translate well when reduced down to two people. Take the cover recipe as an example. Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by Hyzenthlay
changed my wife's cooking -much healthier meals- we are both appreciative-recommend to everyone concerned about healthier diet and great tastePublished on March 21, 2013 by ronk
A few years back, I bought Healthy in a Hurry. I found it a great book. But for some reason, ever since then, every Eating Well series book I've skimmed in a store has fallen... Read morePublished on December 11, 2011 by Ralph
My boyfriend & I are not vegetarians, but we are trying to eat less meat, so we bought this book. So far we've tried 3 recipes and all three have been completely tasteless-- I mean... Read morePublished on October 13, 2011 by Missing The Mountains
Because of heart problems I dicided to go meatless at least three times a week. So far my Dr has been very happy with my results. Read morePublished on September 5, 2011 by CB
I have bookmarked so many recipes, I don't know
how I'm gonna get to them all. Everything sounds flavorful and recipes are easy to
understand. Read more