Thursday, April 18, 2013

Shelf Life [adult]

Meatless: More than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes

From the Kitchens of Maratha Stewart Living
641.5636 Mea
Despite the many recipe websites and blogs online today there is still something special about holding a recipe book full of glossy pictures that simply makes your mouth drool.  Meatless isn’t only for vegetarians but for anyone who wants to eat a more veggie-based diet.  While some vegetarian recipe books include trendy ingredients that I cannot find at the local groceries (or pronounce), Meatless gets back to basics with a twist that is both inexpensive and convenient.  My favourites? There is a whole section on pesto (not just for pasta!) and a variety of pizza options. For winter try Lentil and Sweet-Potato Stew, or Pea and Potato Curry, and in the summer experiment with Sweet potatoes with Coconut, Pomegranate, and Lime or one of the many Vegetable Slaws suggested including one with golden beets. If you were under the assumption that vegetarian means ‘light’ or ‘just salad’ think again. These meals pack a punch in flavour and many contain protein substitutes to keep your meals nutritionally balanced.  Best of all, every recipe includes a legend providing vegan, gluten free and special diet (no dairy, wheat, soy or nuts) information as well as a nutritional value statement per one serving.  Want to eat healthier and still crave a delicious dinner? Start here!

This review appears in The Stratford Gazette on April 18, 2013. Written by Laura Paprocki, Librarian. 

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