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The Vegetarian Low Carb Diet Paperback – December 19, 2005
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Her commonsense approach to recipes means you can make them with food typically on hand and quickly. Typically, most of the prep work can be done in a few minutes. And, you can expand on them as you learn the basic techniques. As I've worked my way through the book, one of my favorite recipes is her spaghetti squash using cream cheese with spices.
It literally only takes ten minutes to steam the squash in the microwave then fold in the cheese with spices. You can use already prepared cheese with herbs and spice mixes from the store. Or, you can use Philadelphia cream cheese and have your own ethnic flavors from Mexican to Indian, to Italian Garlic-Parmesan etc. And, you can use almost any steamed vegetable that has been thin sliced. It is a nice break from tomato sauces and there are never any leftovers.
This book is definitely a keeper!
The recipes in this book are, sadly, incredibly bland and unimaginative with a heavy reliance on eggs and cheese (or tofu). I was so bound up that I was having painful intestinal cramps. The solution was to eat more fibre such as endive, celery, spinach or bran. But again, all consumed with little or no flavoring (the bran tasted like ground cardboard).
At the end of the 14 days, I was sick of the eggs and cheese. And there was an additional problem of what to do if you wanted to continue on a reduced carb diet. I felt I could not adapt the recipes if I wished to continue.
Many meat eaters think that vegetarians have an incredibly limited diet, lacking in variety. Most vegetarians know this is not true (although I am often amazed that some vegetarians themselves think that all they can eat is a salad). This book does not dispel that myth. There are other books available that are filled with inventive flavorful recipes(eg. Vegan Vengeance). Now all we need is one that has flavorful reduced carb recipes.
Well, now my son is 10 and I have not only gained ALL the weight back plus 15 lbs my diet has changed to somewhat of a vegetarian (I do eat fish and cage free eggs) but the Atkins Diet doesn't offer a good vegetarian diet so I was at a loss as to how to lose this extra weight. It was very frustrating. I knew I was eating too many carbs but I needed a guide to help me along.
When I saw this book it was just a dream come true. Finially, a vegetarian low carb high protein diet book, it was just what I was looking for! I've been on the diet now for almost two weeks and have lost 6 lbs and already feel better because I don't feel as bloated and I feel self assured because I can use this book as a guide.
Just some ideas: I was using Splenda but now I've ordered a natural sweetener on Amazon because this author reccommends natural sweeteners opposed to artificial. I drink my EGG or WHEY protein shake every morning and that starts the day off right by filling me up. I mix it with the Almond Soy Milk I ordered on Amazon. It's very good. I take a vitamin every day like the author suggests.Read more ›
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the measurements are not in cups/ounces making it somewhat difficult for an American person to use.Published 11 months ago by Phyllis
Vegetarian still means more carbs then my ancestry allows for on a daily basis.Published 13 months ago by Voree