More and more people are choosing to eat less meat. It is estimated that 30 to 40 percent of the population of the United States and Canada is flexitarian. But what is a flexitarian? Is it a vegetarian who occasionally eats meat, or is it a mindful meat eater" who occasionally seeks out vegetarian meals? The answer is they're both flexitarians. So, how do you cook for one?
And then there are those households that include unwavering meat lovers and committed vegetarians: your son has decided to become vegetarian, and you're learning to cook for the whole family. Or perhaps you're entertaining both meat-eating and vegetarian dinner guests and you don't want to make two completely separate meals. Or you've been thinking about reducing your meat intake, but never at the expense of a delicious, satisfying meal.
With Everyday Flexitarian, Nettie and Pat will give you recipes that can be easily adjusted to please every person at your table. The main dishes can be tailored for both the vegetarian and meat eater, with instructions on when to separate the vegetarian portions, when to add the meat or fish, or what to add instead of meat to retain healthy protein levels. This is the perfect guide for creating a tolerant kitchen and embracing responsible consumption.
Recipes include (with the optional meat in italics)
- Wild and Brown Rice Soup with Three Kinds of Mushroom and Braised Cod
- Buddha Dragon Bowl with Lemongrass and Bacon-Broiled Scallops
- Penne with Chicken, Chickpeas, Spinach, and Roasted Asparagus
- and plenty of recipes for beverages, desserts, marinades, and sauces too!
About the authors
Nettie Cronish has been teaching vegetarian/ vegan / flexitarian cooking classes for 30 years at community colleges, health food stores, supermarkets and gourmet food shops. She is a popular speaker and cooking demonstrator in the Natural food sphere has appeared on many television and radio segments promoting a healthy lifestyle. She is the author of 3 vegetarian cookbooks: Nettie's Vegetarian Kitchen, New Vegetarian Basics and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Being Vegetarian in Canada. She has also co — authored 3 cook books, Everyday Flexitarian, Flex Appeal and Nourish — Whole Foods Recipes. She lives in Toronto with her husband and has 3 children.
Pat Crocker (Neustadt, Ontario CA) is the author of 18 cookbooks and a culinary herbalist with more than 1.25 million books in print. She was honored twice by the International Herb Association’s Professional Award, and also received the 2009 Gertrude H. Foster award from the Herb Society of America for Excellence in Herbal Literature. Her books, The Juicing Bible and The Vegan Cook’s Bible (both published by Robert Rose) have won “Best in the World” awards from the International Gourmand Culinary Guild.The past president of both the Ontario Herbalists’ Association and Home Economics Associations, Pat actively participates in the Herb Society of America, the International Herb Association, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Cuisine Canada, and the Culinary Historians of Canada.patcrocker.comThe author lives and works in Neustadt, Ontario, Canada.
Other titles by Nettie Cronish
Other titles by Pat Crocker
The Ayurveda Solution to Type 2 Diabetes
A Clinically Proven Program to Balance Blood Sugar in 12 Weeks
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Coconut 24/7 Low Price Edition
Easy Ways to Look and Feel Better
From Garden to Kitchen, New Perspectives on Herbs
A Vegetarian Cookbook for Families with Meat-Eaters
The Canning and Freezing Guide for All Seasons
150 Best Tagine Recipes
Includes Recipes for Spice Blends and Accompaniments