The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour

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The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour

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Founded by Johns Hopkins University, the “Meatless Monday” campaign counts among its fans Michael Pollan, Sheryl Crow, and Paul McCartney. From Baltimore Public Schools to the city of Ghent, Belgium, the eat-less-meat buzz is spreading worldwide.With reports about the ill effects of consuming too much meat—for us, and for the environment— The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook speaks directly to lifelong meat lovers who know it’s time for a change but need an accessible and nonthreatening g

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  1. Jimmy Donuts says:
    68 of 70 people found the following review helpful
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    I am “Licking My Chops” on Meatless Mondays and MORE!, September 14, 2010
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    Jimmy Donuts (Worcester, MA United States) –

    This review is from: The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour (Paperback)

    I know … you like meat. Me too. I grew up thinking beef is what’s for dinner… and lunch and breakfast. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Or at least there wasn’t. Now, I can’t help but know better. Sure, there’s the health reason in a physical (weight) sense. But I know now there are also environmental impacts, serious issues with how the meat is processed (from sanitary conditions to inhumane kills to worker abuses). But change is hard and meat is yummy, and going meatless means giving up something I love and that raised the right way can still be good for you. So I just refuse to do that. I don’t hate vegetables; I just love meat. (Even Whoville would revolt if The Grinch carved roast beets instead of roast beast.) And those vegetarian books? They just DO NOT understand this. They are meatless on a mission — perhaps delicious but not relatable to a guy who believes bacon just may be nature’s candy. Kim O’Donnel asks us meat eaters to try something different: A break from meat once a week. And she has created an AMAZING set of tasty recipes that are good for our bodies and the planet too. I saw an early version of this book and now have the actual copy and to date and I can give the ultimate rave to the Falafel “Burgers,” Slurpy Asian Noodle, and Pepita Crusted Tofu Cutlets: My family (all meat eaters) had them for dinner and we not only loved them and wanted them again — we did NOT sneak a ham sandwich later because we were unfulfilled. Thanks Kim O’Donnel! THIS is change we meat eaters can believe in.

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  2. Holden foodie says:
    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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    Tasty meatless recipes even the kids will love!, October 20, 2010
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    Holden foodie (Holden, MA USA) –

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    This review is from: The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour (Paperback)

    My grandfather was in the meat business, so a meal was not a meal without the meat. I have always struggled with preparing meals for my vegetarian friends, but when my daughter announced she was no longer interested in eating meat, I knew I had to find some recipes that would feed her while still satisfying the rest of the family. Thanks to Kim O’donnel and the Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook, I have found the perfect solution! Tasty meatless recipes that are well-designed to satisfy both palate and mouth-feel. I have prepared at least a dozen or so of these recipes, to rave reviews from my discerning hubby and young children (7,11) who have all given 2 thumbs up to every recipe we’ve tried so far!

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  3. Magda S. says:
    52 of 66 people found the following review helpful
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    Sorry…, December 10, 2010
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    This review is from: The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour (Paperback)

    … I wanted to like this book. I got it as a gift but will surely be “regifting” it. How do I not like this book? Let me count the ways:

    1. Terrible, ugly design. Helvetica-style fonts everywhere. Black ink only on cheap-looking paper. Ingredient lists are headed with “INGREDIENTS .” instruction lists are headed with HERE’S WHAT YOU DO in a kind of distressed Wild-West type font. Everything more or less runs together on the page.

    2. 8-page insert of very plain photos. With all the books out there with stunning photography, these just don’t look appealing. The first photo is mainly beige bread on a beige cutting board.

    3. Recipes that go on for 2, 3, or, I kid you not, 4 pages.

    4. Menus that have, again, I kid you not, no vegetables in them. For example, one with Jerk Tempeh, Zesty Pineapple Salad, and Jamaican-Style Rice and Peas. OK, there’s pineapple, which is a fruit, but there are no veggies in this meal unless you count cilantro as a vegetable. An 8-ounce package of tempeh is combined with “prepared jerk sauce” as a recipe, and is supposed to yield 4 to 6 servings, with leftovers. Another menu, Huevo Y Fijoles and Romaine with Toasted Pepitas & Lemon Vinaigrette has as vegetables only romaine lettuce and half of a jicama, not exactly powerhouse vegetables.

    The author explains at the beginning that she is not a vegetarian. These menus make me feel that non-vegetarians shouldn’t write vegetarian cookbooks. She doesn’t seem to have a feel for how to put together a simple, hearty meatless meal. I didn’t find a single appealing menu that I’d want to make. Some have too many protein dishes, while others have none at all.

    5. Some of the recipes have a million ingredients, while others are hardly recipes at all.

    6. Annoying terminology. If a recipe is supposed to be child-friendly, there’s an icon that says “kiddo.” Broccoli is sometimes “brocco” and cauliflower is “cauli.” And why in the world “Jig-inducing” falafel burgers?

    7. There are supposed to be 52 menus but sometimes, because of the aforementioned bad design, it’s difficult to discern what’s supposed to be in a menu with what.

    8. If this book is supposed to convince meat lovers to eat more vegetarian meals, I don’t think it makes the case very well. By presenting such odd combinations, carnivores will rush back to their meat-centric meals.

    There are much better vegetarian and vegan books on the market. One great book for those reluctant to try meatless meals is Robin Robertson’s Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook, with lots of hearty, robust dishes.

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