1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes: Delicious, Easy-to-Make, Healthy Meals for Everyone

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1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes: Delicious, Easy-to-Make, Healthy Meals for Everyone

This new edition of the vegetarian kitchen bible reflects current food trends and styles of cooking. Catering to the needs of today’s busy cooks, from committed vegetarians to “flexitarians” to those simply looking for inventive ideas for peak-of-season produce, the recipes are easier and faster to prepare, with fewer ingredients and more concise cooking methods. The recipes, which all adhere to American Heart Association guidelines, emphasize “super foods” — foods that boast high nutri

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  1. Vanina E. Doce "crafty-arty-dancer" says:
    36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of my favorites, August 1, 2007
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    Vanina E. Doce “crafty-arty-dancer” (San Francisco, CA) –
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    This review is from: 1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes: Delicious, Easy-to-Make, Healthy Meals for Everyone (Paperback)

    This is one of the best vegetarian cookbook ever. Most of the recipes are simple and fast to make, and all of them delicious.
    It classified every meal into vegan, lacto-ovo, lacto, and ovo; and each recipe has the nutrionational guide too.
    In the last edition they added the Smart Carbs chapter, for vegeterians that are also interested in wiselly choosing their carbohydrates.
    I totally recommend this book for everyone that want to eat in a healthier way.

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  2. Andrew Quigg says:
    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Delicious recipes., August 17, 2008
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    Andrew Quigg
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    This review is from: 1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes: Delicious, Easy-to-Make, Healthy Meals for Everyone (Paperback)

    You can be a vegetarian and still eat terribly unhealthy food. I bought this book with the hopes I could have a vegetarian meal without having to worry about the contents of the ingredients. So far it has delivered. All the recipes have been delicious and require a medium amount of preparation involved, all while trimming away unnecessary calories. The book uses a lot of different types of meat substitutes, so if you may have to do a bit of research once you purchase the book. I’m impressed and would encourage other blossoming vegetarians to try it out. Good luck!

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  3. K. Basch "Blue" says:
    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for people with little to no cooking experience, April 8, 2010
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    K. Basch “Blue” (Houston, TX) –
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    This review is from: 1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes: Delicious, Easy-to-Make, Healthy Meals for Everyone (Paperback)

    I love to cook but was getting stale with ideas for different items – variety is the spice of life & I need more of it! My boyfriend & I are also pescetarians, which means that we eat fish, & also means that I am not a person who strictly cooks veggies on a regular basis. I am not a gourmet chef with an arsenal of recipes. We wanted some more ideas.

    The Pros:
    1)This book did provide some new ideas. The biggest hit so far has been stuffed poblanos; my boyfriend & I went nuts over them, but I altered the recipe significantly. The recipe became more of a recommendation to us.
    2)The recipes are all pretty easy to follow.
    3)There is a lot of variety, including desserts & breads.
    4) I love the baked goods section. It is the most frequently-used part of this book. Nice to have recipes for quick low-fat breads.
    4)All recipes are coded for easy reference as to what type of vegetarian they are suited towards (octo, lavo, etc).

    The Cons:
    1)This book is for people with little to no cooking experience. The recipes are mostly very basic, or versions of things you’re already making. If you already know how to cook, you will find yourself making alterations to these recipes.
    2)I was disappointed that many of the recipes are things that most people already know how to cook, and utilize store-bought sauces & frozen. Examples would be roasted veggies (too simple!) and spaghetti & meatballs that use frozen meatless balls. I know how to warm up pre-cooked foods. I was hoping for more actual recipes. I realize that this may be considered a “Pro” by some people who prefer to assemble, as opposed to cook, or are trying to save time. Another example would be gorp. Trail mix is not a recipe to me. I can shake up almonds & raisins on my own.
    3) There are many errors in the recipes. Some instructions that reference ingredients not listed, some ingredients that do not have quantities/amounts listed. When I notice this in a recipe, I do not attempt to make it. I’m wondering how many people had recipes turn out funky, becuase they may not have noticed the small details missing, or didn’t have enough cooking experience to notice that something was amiss.
    4) The index is absolutely horrible. Incorrect page numbers listed for some recipes, & poorly organized. If you’re looking for a recipe you know is in the book by using the index, good luck. Recipes are not listed by the category that common sense dictates they should be listed under…for example by ingredient, or recipe name. I’ve never seen an index like it. I know this sounds harsh, but I seriously wondered if anyone edited this book before it was published.

    The Bottom Line:
    Good book if you have no experience, or want ideas for cooking new things. If you are a seasoned cook expecting exciting new vegetarian recipes, you will most likely be nonplussed & disappointed by this book.

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