- 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: #1,146,918 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.
3) There are many errors in the recipes. Some instructions that reference ingredients not listed, some ingredients that do not have quantities/amounts listed. When I notice this in a recipe, I do not attempt to make it. I'm wondering how many people had recipes turn out funky, becuase they may not have noticed the small details missing, or didn't have enough cooking experience to notice that something was amiss.
4) The index is absolutely horrible. Incorrect page numbers listed for some recipes, & poorly organized. If you're looking for a recipe you know is in the book by using the index, good luck. Recipes are not listed by the category that common sense dictates they should be listed under...for example by ingredient, or recipe name. I've never seen an index like it. I know this sounds harsh, but I seriously wondered if anyone edited this book before it was published.
The Bottom Line:
Good book if you have no experience, or want ideas for cooking new things. If you are a seasoned cook expecting exciting new vegetarian recipes, you will most likely be nonplussed & disappointed by this book.
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.
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