The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook (Non)

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The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook (Non)

Eating vegetarian doesn’t have to mean giving up the satisfaction of mouthwatering, stick-to-your-ribs comfort foods. The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook recasts classic all-American “meat and potatoes” food in a healthier role, from family-style foods to gourmet specialties to ethnic favorites. It will revolutionize the way you think about vegetarian food.   Recipes include:
Tapenade-Stuffed Red Potatoes
Spicy African Sweet Potato Stew
Meat-Free Meatloaf with Good Gravy
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  1. Ron Atkins "Ron" says:
    138 of 139 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Even Meatlovers Like It, October 21, 2004
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    Ron Atkins “Ron” (California) –

    This review is from: The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook (Non) (Paperback)

    As a meat eater and lover, I enjoy using this cookbook to prepare meals without meat about once or twice a week. Its clever use of the word “meat” in its title grabbed my attention in the bookstore, and its 275 recipes promises a wide variety of experimentation in the kitchen. Roberston uses a lot of tofu and eggplant as substitutes to meat. Prior to reading this book, I ate eggplant about twice a year, always breaded, fried, and fattening. You had to cover my fried eggplant in Louisiana hot sauce to make it edible. As for tofu, I ate it occasionally, sliced, fried and boring, and usually found it rather tasteless and rubbery. Robertson has rescued me from both of these self-inflicted culinary disasters.

    The derivation of Robertson’s recipes are Asian, Chinese, French, Latin, and what is now becoming known as “New American.” She uses ginger, garlic, and sot sauce as the base for many recipes, and teaches you how to cleverly turn mushrooms, green beans, and eggplant into some pretty good meat type dishes. I eat meat because it makes my feel satiated-that is, I enjoy the flavor and texture of meat, and the fat tells my stomach I have eaten. Vegetables can be disappointing in all three of these important aspects of eating. But, I have to honestly say, with Robertson’s help, my argument for eating meat is weakened. I’m working against generations of cultural conditioning relevant to my insistence on eating meat, and with Robertson’s help, I hope to one day free myself from its shackles. Time and experimenting with Robertson’s recipes will tell.

    One of the best aspects of this book is the simple ingredients contained in the recipes. I live in bit of a provincial type town, where exotic vegetables and spices are hard to come by. I’m not a chef either, but found the instructions fairly easy to follow. I recommend you add this book to your collection.

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  2. DeClawed says:
    78 of 80 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Time after time, this cookbook comes through!, July 23, 2003
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    This review is from: The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook (Non) (Paperback)

    I am not a vegetarian, but my fiance is and I’m not complaining! I certainly eat a lot more vegetables now than ever before and if I can just get the tendency to overdose on carbs under control, all will be well. But another great thing is that I have the opportunity to explore a whole new world of cooking, one of my favorite hobbies.

    As such, I’ve bought several vegetarian cookbooks in recent months– I found recipes that I like in all of them, but by far, my favorite is The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook. Time after time, I picks something out of this book and give it a shot and it turns out delicious. Usually I have whatever it calls for in the cupboard– not a whole lot of fancy things required here. The meals are normal, filling and feel like nothing special. That may sound bad, but it’s not. Sometimes it’s nice to just have everyday dinner without thinking about how vegetarian it is. This book is a great one for the non-gourmet vegetarian. Highly recommended.

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  3. Kay Sturgis says:
    48 of 50 people found the following review helpful:
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    Ten stars for this cookbook!, March 17, 2002
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    Kay Sturgis (Virginia Beach, VA) –

    This review is from: The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook (Non) (Paperback)

    Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes is possibly the best ever book written for people wanting to go vegetarian, but still hunkering for meat and potatoes, and also for vegetarians, who want to turn their meat-eating friends on to the vegetarian lifestyle.
    After serving Robertson’s recipes at several dinner parties, everyone always exclaims that they didn’t know that vegetarian/vegan food could be so delicious. In this era where viruses, bacteria and God knows what lurks around every corner, going vegetarian/vegan is no longer a possible choice. It’s the only choice to help keep those little bugs at bay. And where better to begin than with this wonderful guide to a new lifestyle success. If you are vegetarian/vegan, buy this book for yourself, and buy it to give those you love, who haven’t yet made the change.

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