Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook

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Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook is your definitive cookbook for vegetarians with more than six hundred delicious recipes, including vegetarian classics, meatless variations of American favorites, international dishes, healthful desserts, and more--plus, tips on cooking techniques, types of vegetarian diets, and health concerns.

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Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook When The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal needs expert advice on the vegetarian lifestyle, whom do they call? The editors of Vegetarian Times magazine. And whether you've only recently begun to eat less meat, or you've been a vegetarian for the last ten or twenty years, Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook may be the last cookbook you'll ever need. Gone are the myths that eating meatless meals means you won't get enough protein and nutrients. As Lucy Moll and the editors of Vegetarian Times explain, a vegetarian diet is the most healthful, low-fat and nutrient-fortified way to eat. And gone are the days when vegetarian food meant mushy, tasteless vegetables and grains. Today's vegetarian can enjoy vibrant ethnic flavors and hearty, satisfying meals, as well as light summertime salads and pasta dishes. There are over 600 recipes to choose from, including Jamaican Jerk Skewered Vegetables, Creole Vegetable and Red Bean Jambalaya, Mexican Lasagna, Peppery Pizza, Spicy African Stew and many more. Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook begins with the basics. The introduction covers topics like different types of vegetarianism (vegan, lacto, ovo-lacto) and how adopting a vegetarian lifestyle can help to save the environment. There's a glossary of vegetarian ingredients packed with information on nutritional benefits and the best ways to cook with such soyfoods as tofu, tempeh and seitan, as well as flavorful grains like quinoa, wild rice, bulgur and couscous. You'll also find meatless menu suggestions, a whole chapter on cooking techniques to help beginners get started and advice on stocking a vegetarian pantry. For especially health-conscious vegetarians, there's a chapter on lowering your fat intake, along with information on how going meatless will reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and other diseases. So if you're one of the millions of vegetarians in America today and are looking for a book with hundreds of delicious recipes, as well as the most comprehensive information on the vegetarian lifestyle from the leading authorities on the subject, Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook is the book for you.

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Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook is the ultimate book on the subject, with more than 600 delicious and healthy recipes as well as introductory chapters on menu planning, the different types of vegetarians, health benefits of vegetarianism, stocking the vegetarian pantry, cooking techniques and a glossary of vegetarian ingredients. Whether you're a longtime vegetarian or just part-time, this may be the last cookbook you'll ever need. Under 30-Minute Menu Simple Seasoned Black Beans, page 265 Greens with Avocado and Pear, page 192 Vegetarian Menu for One Sautéed Peppers and Squash, page 379 Parslied Bulgur Pilaf, page 386 Chickpea Sauté with Garlic and Olives, page 267 Middle Eastern Menu Rice Pudding with Dates, page 406 Falafel-Stuffed Wrappers, page 270 Marinated Vegetable Salad, page 185 Middle Eastern Rice with Lentils, page 301 Famous Vegetarians Vanessa Williams Billie Jean King Kim Basinger Steve Martin Hank Aaron Sara Gilbert Boy George Bob Barker Carl Lewis Peter Falk Paul and Linda McCartney Fred (Mr.) Rogers Types of Vegetarians Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian: No meat or fish, some dairy and eggs (most common type of vegetarian) Lacto Vegetarian: No meat or fish, some dairy, no eggs Vegan: No meat or fish, no dairy, no eggs Protein Facts The Recommended Daily Allowance of protein for women is 44 grams and the average vegetarian female consumes 65 grams. The RDA for men is 56 grams of protein and the average vegetarian male consumes 105 grams. There's definitely no need to worry about getting enough protein on a vegetarian diet.

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