The Vegetarian Family Cookbook by Nava Atlas
In The Vegetarian Family Cookbook, Nava Atlas offers an abundance of flexible, adaptable recipes, plus a wealth of easy ideas, menus, helpful tips and information—not to mention her unique brand of moral support.
Readers will feel as if Nava is right there in the kitchen with them. The 275 recipes in this book are as delicious to eat as they are realistic to make—from kid-friendly comfort-food to more sophisticated dishes that adults and teens will love.
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THE VEGETARIAN FAMILY COOKBOOK is designed for everyone, particularly those families that:
- Include one or more vegetarians or vegans
- Has children or teens who want to go vegetarian or vegan
- Aren’t necessarily vegetarian or vegan but want more meatless meals in the repertoire
- Want to use more organic foods
- Need easy ways to please picky eaters
- Are looking for easy ways to transition from vegetarian to vegan, and/or
- Want daily fare to include more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and plant proteins
“What I offer you here is not persuasion,” Atlas writes, “but an abundance of options, information, and resources to make delicious meatless meals as often as possible, whether your family is vegetarian, vegan, omnivorous, or a combination.”
Never preachy, The Vegetarian Family Cookbook is a down-to-earth, straightforward guide to making healthier choices, including a slew of great reasons to go vegetarian (for both personal and planetary well-being), as well as reasons why choosing organic products is always best.
The recipes in The Vegetarian Family Cookbook cover a wide range—from quick and hearty breakfasts, to easy and inspired lunches—including bag lunches for the kids—on to dinners for rushed weeknights as well as more elegant entertaining. Some dishes require almost no time at all to prepare, while others require a more leisurely approach.
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There are savory stews and cozy casseroles, perfect for that weekend meal or to prepare for the busy week ahead; simple salads and slaws, many that can be tossed together at the last minute; and new and inventive ways to prepare vegetarian staples like whole grain pasta, tofu, beans, and vegetables.
Extensive chapters on quick, wholesome snacks and baked goods round out the offerings. Published by Clarkson Potter / Random House, 2004
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