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3.0 out of 5 starsWell organized, recipes uninspiring
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 31, 2018
Already health conscious, I’m easing into a mostly plant based diet. I’m looking for some inventive recipes to help make the transition. For the most part I do not care for this cook book. It is laid out well but the recipes are not very inspiring to me.
First the good:
• introduction gives philosophy info on nutrition/plant based diet
• ingredients list is easy to read & directions are easily understood
• calories and nutritional information is listed for every recipe
• attractive color photos of all recipes
• meals/recipes listed before each section with page number makes locating recipes quick & easy
What I don’t care for:
• not enough main dish recipes and some have meat in ingredients
• very basic recipes, most unimaginative and some unappealing
There are recipes for oatmeal, smoothies homemade salad dressings, and salads. These recipes make up half of the content. The other half is dips, soups, main dishes and desserts. The main dish recipes are broken into 3 sections:
(1) vegetables and or vegetables with beans, (2) grain based recipes,
(3) recipes that include meat.
Many recipes are not very appealing or are so simple you hardly need this book to guide you. Example: a main dish recipe : “Artichoke and tomato sauce dinner”, ingredients: 12 oz frozen artichokes, 6 cloves of garlic & 1 cup of tomato sauce. - Hmm. No, thanks.
While this cookbook is laid out well and does have some helpful information and a few ok recipes, most of its content isn't anything I couldn’t have thought of myself. There are numerous more imaginative vegan/vegetarian meals that can be found for free on internet recipe sites that are more thoughtful.