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Cooking Vegetarian & Vegan

The Vegetarian Cook's Bible

by (author) Pat Crocker

Publisher
Robert Rose
Initial publish date
May 2007
Category
Vegetarian & Vegan, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780778801535
    Publish Date
    May 2007
    List Price
    $27.95

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Description

250 delicious vegetarian recipes plus information on the health benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.

We choose a vegetarian lifestyle for various reasons, and perhaps one of the most significant is that a plant-based diet is healthful. Many current studies show that the fiber, minerals and other nutrients found in such foods play an important role in preventing disease.

This cookbook offers up a vegetarian diet that is rich, varied, healthful and delicious. The recipes call for an interesting range of food choices and are often both budget friendly and spontaneous.

In The Vegetarian Cook's Bible, good taste and good health go hand in hand. For example:

  • Warm mushrooms with goat cheese is a recipe that ties in with research showing how shiitake mushrooms bolster the immune system.
  • The author explains that cruciferous vegetables protect against colon cancer-and provides a recipe for a hearty stuffed braised cabbage with potatoes.
  • A special section addresses seven body systems and suggests prescriptive meals and beneficial dietary and lifestyle changes.

In The Vegetarian Cook's Bible, imaginative recipes and comprehensive, up-to-date information highlight the benefits of vegetarian cooking.

 

About the author

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Proof that a vegetarian diet can be varied and delicious.... Make your way to your favorite local bookseller to pick up a copy today!

Complete Woman

The name says it all... A primer on whole food and an introduction ot the vegetarian diet are followed by a compendium of 250 workhorse recipes.

Today's Diet and Nutrition

Will appeal to vegetarians as well as those who simply want to use more plant-based recipes.

The Dallas Morning News

In this book, the first 55 pages deal with healthy living, the cardiovascular-, digestive-, endocrine-, immune-, musculovascular-, nervous- and respiratory systems. Everything is explained in sufficient detail for almost anyone to understand. Then the author goes on to outline the importance of fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, sea vegetables, soy foods, and herbs. A whole chapter is devoted to appetizers, dips, and spreads, all of which can be prepared in a short time, with ease. All told, there are 30 delectable recipes. Scrumptious salad and soup recipes follow the appetizer chapter, where the vegetable stock recipe comes in particularly handy for those who like to prepare and enjoy soups. Some of the main dishes are selected specially for vegans, who must plan in order to obtain sufficient amounts of protein from nuts and legumes. If you happen to like desserts to finish your meal, you will be happy to find several recipes that can be prepared in advance and stored for a few days i.e poached pears with apricot-ginger sauce, apple-cranberry compote, fruited bread pudding, brandied custard and many more. A brief glossary completes this excellent, richly illustrated and informative book. Even if you are not a vegetarian you can learn a great deal from this book. Highly recommended!

WinesWorld Magazine

I learned a lot from [this book].... I found the explanations about sea vegetables and whole food ingredients particularly informative... The recipes are numerous and varied. They also sound quite tasty.

Omaha World-Herald

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