A cookery book for busy cooks showing how to prepare healthy, low fat, meatless dinners without having to spend hours in the kitchen.The diverse menus with shopping lists, require little preparation but provide satisfying meals for the whole family.
We have found this cookbook to be a valuable addition to our collection, as we are conscious of trying to eat less meat. The provision of a shopping list is helpful. The directions are clear and concise. The final portions are HUGE (we usually get a minimum of 6 servings per recipe instead of the stated four) and provide leftovers for the next day's lunch. Not *all* of the recipes have been a winner with my spouse, but I have enjoyed each of them. With regards to one reviewer's remark that the recipes are bland and tasteless, I can only suggest that most recipes should be salted (sea salt) and peppered (freshly cracked) to taste. Enjoy!
A book that delivers the goods.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 20 years ago
I have a stomach condition. The treatment of this condition calls for me to eat a lot of unprocessed foods. I thought vetarianism would be a good way to go. I bought this book with a "yeah, right" attitude. I didn't believe that the recipes would be anywhere near as tasty as they look, and if they were that tasty, they certainly would take hours to prepare. Well, my cynical self was pretty well spanked by Linda Gassenheimer. None of the recipees I tried took over an hour to prepare, and i'm sure that when i do them again, they'll take half that time. I haven't had any meat in almost a week and i don't miss it at all. And the recipes are DELICIOUS!!! Since I have been on this diet, i have lost 3 pounds, and since i have a cold right now, i've done it without excercise! Although, as pointed out, some of these recipees do take about 45 minutes, the portions are so large, that they last 2 days anyway. So basically i only cook 3 days a week anyhow. This book has saved me time, and made me healthier. I'm sorry i doubted you Linda.
Excellent, tasty, interesting and quick.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 23 years ago
And they're menus too, not just recipes. A lot of them take up to 45 minutes which is not the fastest recipes I've found, but the taste is worth it any little extra time! I am very pleased to have quick veggie options in my repertoire now. Plus, no complicated planning involved. You get the recipe, shopping list, and when to start each step. And you get real-people size portions while eating healthy. My only problem with the book (which was a problem with her Dinner in Minutes as well) is with the layout. Put both recipes on the same page next time!! It is aggravating to have to continually flip back and forth when you are in a hurry. However, it has been a while since a cookbook made me want to immediately start cooking-- this one did. Be sure to try the tofu and shiitake "tenderloin."
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