Flex Appeal is all about balancing our ethics with our tastebuds, and our vegetarian friends with our meat-eating ones. Choosing to reduce your meat intake, and to buy organic vegetables, free-range chickens and animals raised humanely and without drugs on small, mixed-crop farms are all ethical alternatives to a strict vegan diet. Flex Appeal shows you how to make these choices for your family, and to ease even the staunchest meat-and-potatoes eater into healthier and more sustainable eating—without asking them to give up meat.
Flex Appeal is part vegetarian cookbook and part meat mastery. Most of the meals in the book have a "flex appeal" option—they're a delicious vegetarian base with a suggested meat to add to the dish or on the side.
Pat and Nettie have gone through their recipe Rolodex to supply over 100 new and fresh ideas, most of which can be prepared in less than an hour. With many helpful tips—including tips on roasting chicken, fish and beef—this is a necessary book for anyone cooking for a family that has multiple tastes and needs. With Flex Appeal, dinner for four is now a snap.
Pat Crocker is a culinary herbalist with a serious commitment to sustainable and humane food. She is a contributing editor of the Herb Companion magazine. She is the bestselling and international award—winning author of The Vegan Cook's Bible, The Juicing Bible, The Healing Herbs Cookbook and The Yogurt Bible. Pat lives in Neustadt, Ontario, with her husband, Gary.
Nettie Cronish is a vegetarian chef, culinary instructor and cookbook author. For the past 25 years, she has been teaching at supermarkets, community colleges and gourmet and health food stores. She works with dieticians, and develops and tests recipes for the business sector. She is chair of the Womens Culinary network and a board member of Fair Trade Canada. Nettie lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.