- Series: 1,001
- Paperback: 800 pages
- Publisher: Surrey Books; 4th edition (November 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572840838
- ISBN-13: 978-1572840836
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,175,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes: Delicious, Easy-to-Make, Healthy Meals for Everyone Paperback – November 1, 2006
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1)This book did provide some new ideas. The biggest hit so far has been stuffed poblanos; my boyfriend & I went nuts over them, but I altered the recipe significantly. The recipe became more of a recommendation to us.
2)The recipes are all pretty easy to follow.
3)There is a lot of variety, including desserts & breads.
4) I love the baked goods section. It is the most frequently-used part of this book. Nice to have recipes for quick low-fat breads.
4)All recipes are coded for easy reference as to what type of vegetarian they are suited towards (octo, lavo, etc).
1)This book is for people with little to no cooking experience. The recipes are mostly very basic, or versions of things you're already making. If you already know how to cook, you will find yourself making alterations to these recipes.
2)I was disappointed that many of the recipes are things that most people already know how to cook, and utilize store-bought sauces & frozen. Examples would be roasted veggies (too simple!) and spaghetti & meatballs that use frozen meatless balls. I know how to warm up pre-cooked foods. I was hoping for more actual recipes. I realize that this may be considered a "Pro" by some people who prefer to assemble, as opposed to cook, or are trying to save time. Another example would be gorp. Trail mix is not a recipe to me. I can shake up almonds & raisins on my own.Read more ›
It classified every meal into vegan, lacto-ovo, lacto, and ovo; and each recipe has the nutrionational guide too.
In the last edition they added the Smart Carbs chapter, for vegeterians that are also interested in wiselly choosing their carbohydrates.
I totally recommend this book for everyone that want to eat in a healthier way.
The volume begins by saying (Page v): "Eating vegetarian is possibly one of America's fastest growing food trends." The book is intended not just for vegetarians, but for those who (Page v) ". . .are a 'sometimes vegetarian' who is interested in incorporating meatless meals into current family meal patterns."
Appetizers: "Gorp, by Golly." Granola, goldfish, sesame sticks, dried fruits, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I haven't made it yet, but from my experience cooking over time, this sounds like a neat little treat. And this is yummy: "Wasabi potato slices." Little red potatoes, sour cream, wasabi paste, green onions, and hard boiled eggs. Nice!
Soups: There is a nice recipe for your basic vegetable stock (which enhances other dishes well); another recipe describes how to make Cream of Broccoli Soup. The recipe really promises a tasty end result.
Stews and casseroles: Vegetarian lasagna. Lasagna is delicious! And this recipe provides a nice roadmap for a vegetarian version.
Pizzas, etc. There are also some nice recipes for veggie pizzas (including fusion ideas, such as Asian-style pizza).
So, if you are interested in adding a few additional vegetarian items to your diet, this is a nice resource.
There are eggs and dairy in this book, but there are vegan recipes as well, indicated by the "V" beside the entry. I'm not a vegan, but I'm betting an experienced vegan cook would be able to adapt some of the vegetarian recipes as well, especially the recipes where the only distinction is milk or cheese.
I consider most of the recipes to be in the "comfort food" category, sprinkled with more exotic dishes (Mediterranean, E. Asian, Indian, TexMex) that can still be made with ingredients you can buy at a regular grocery store. Another point is that most of the recipes are quick (45 minutes or less according to the book). As much as I love to cook, I don't always want to spend a lot of time on it, but I don't want to be bored, either. I think this book will come in handy when I want to mix things up a bit, but not be chained to the stove.
I've tried some of the recipes and they have worked out fine so far. I've not made that many, because the book had to be returned all too soon:
Roasted Potato Salad (I hated creamy potato salad before I tried this recipe)
Indian Lentil Soup
Greek Style Green Beans
Tempeh Steak with Red and Green Stir Fry
Mock Chicken Salad (I liked this a LOT more than I thought I would!)
I really want to try one of the veggie sloppy joe recipes (there's two) and maybe one of the breads or desserts in the future.
In short, this is a good basic vegetarian cookbook at a low price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I never ordered this book, I'm not vegetarian and neither is anyone I know.Published 10 months ago by thenightlighter
Good book to look into for a variety of cooking options. Easy to browse and find recipes using the index.Published 15 months ago by jaisree
It's the first place I look when I need a recipe. I'm still cooking my way through it but I haven't found anything yet that I didn't like. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ilene Russell
Great recipes! Live a healthy life by eating excellent food! Carry on folks with upscale and easy chow.Published 16 months ago by H. Temple
Yet another way over priced recipe book.
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