Read This: Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone.

14 Jan

I chose this book, Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone as this months ‘Read This’ selection because although this is a ‘vegetarian cookbook’ it is not specifically for vegetarians only. Most of the reviews of this book are by meat eaters so I thought that was interesting enough, maybe this cook book will be the one to turn you all into vegetarians lol. The dishes Ms. Madison teaches us are healthy, nutritious and filling. This is not a low-fat cook book, this is more of a whole foods cook book. Many of these dishes would make great side dishes if you are still a meat eater and overall this cook book just teaches you how to prepare and present, good looking, good-for-you vegetarian dishes. Most of the recipes are vegan but the cook book is not a vegan cook book. Vegans are so crafty that they have replacements for everything anyways so I know they could navigate this book with the greatest of ease.

Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone truly is for everyone. There are no crazy ingredients needed, no trips to specialty markets to buy $20 spices and rare grains. That to me is always the ‘Achilles Heel’ of veg cooking, all the random ingredients you will use for one dish and never use again, hard to find, uber expensive and and overall pain in  the butt. Who wants to deal with all that at 8pm on a Wednesday? Didn’t think so. But being short on time and patience is no excuse to not eat well. With cook books like Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone, 3o Minute Vegan and Appetite For Reduction, cooking is made easy yet healthy. Not to mention, Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone manages to pack 1,400 recipes into it pages so you will never run out of things to try 🙂

Check It Out On Amazon… Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone. The Author’s Website.



5 Responses to “Read This: Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone.”

  1. Deborah Madison January 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Thank you for your kind words! Oddly, when the book came out, some of the ingredients were hard to find, but now they’re not. Shows how much our produce world has expanded, which is really nice for those of us who like to eat a lot of vegetables!

    • Author January 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

      Wow, it’s you!!!
      Thank you so much for commenting on my blog, it means so much to me. As the veg world grows, what you say is true. Everyday there is something else available to the masses, it is a beautiful thing that is happening. We are gaining momentum!!!
      You are such an inspiration to your fellow veg heads, everything you do is full of light and positive energy.
      I look forward to reading the rest of your collection 🙂
      Thank you for all you do for our community.

  2. Cook in the Oven February 3, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    Ola! Veggiefitness,
    Thanks you for your post, Here is a great healthy recipe that not many people have tried – Fried Yucca!

    Yucca contains a high amount of vitamin C and carbohydrates. It is also a good source of dietary fiber and contains approximately 120 calories per 1 cup serving.

    1 pound fresh yucca (cassava), cut into 3-inch sections and peeled

    In a pot combine the yucca with enough cold water to cover it by 1 inch. Boil then slowly simmer the yucca for 20 to 30 minutes, or until it is tender.
    Preheat oven to 350? F.
    Transfer the yucca with a slotted spoon to a cutting board, let it cool, and cut it lengthwise into 3/4-inch-wide wedges, discarding the thin woody core.
    Spray cookie sheet with the nonstick cooking oil spray. Spread yucca wedges on cookie sheet. Cover with foil and bake for 8 minutes. Uncover and return to oven to bake for 7 minutes.

    Season with butter and salt alone is fine.

    I look forward to your next post

    • Author February 3, 2012 at 11:29 am #

      This sounds so good. Thanks for sharing 🙂


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