Vegetarian Times Vegetarian Beginner’s Guide

| February 6, 2012 | 3 Comments

Vegetarian Times Vegetarian Beginner’s Guide

Is there one book that can answer all of my questions about becoming a vegetarian? Yes, Vegetarian Times Vegetarian Beginner’s Guide is the only book written for beginner vegetarians or anyone just thinking about becoming one. It’s packed with information written by the editors of Vegetarian Times, the leading authorities on the subject. Below are just a few of the hundreds of questions this handy book will answer. Will I get enough protein if I don’t eat meat? Do I have to eat salad every day?

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  1. EH says:
    63 of 66 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not really what I was looking for as an intro to vegetarianism, November 26, 2006
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    EH

    This review is from: Vegetarian Times Vegetarian Beginner’s Guide (Paperback)

    The authors made quite a lot of effort to say that they aren’t being preachy, but this book definitely has an agenda, which put me off a bit. I wanted a book that described how to switch to a healthy, plant-based diet, including organic milk products and free-range eggs. But the book is geared more toward promoting a way of life – past vegetarianism, and into veganism, animal activism, recycling, exercise strategies, etc.

    The book never says you have to do any of those things, but they are constantly thrown in, even with whole chapters devoted to what I would consider off-topic subjects. (For example, out of only 6 chapters, 1 is devoted to being “Compassionate, Clean, and Green.”) Although I agree with many of the authors’ ideas, I did not want them forced down my throat when I was simply trying to learn how to replace meat in my diet.

    If you are interested in a lifestyle book that promotes the common beliefs of many vegetarians in addition to describing basic nutrition and providing vegan-friendly dishes, this book is for you. If, like me, you want a crash course in how to use and eat a variety of new grains and vegetables along with dairy and eggs, you might want to keep looking.

    Update: I found “The New Becoming Vegetarian” by Vesanto Melina and would strongly recommend that book as a better purchase. “Being Vegetarian for Dummies” is a close second.

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  2. Liora Hess says:
    44 of 45 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very Helpful and Easy to Read, July 23, 1999
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    This review is from: Vegetarian Times Vegetarian Beginner’s Guide (Paperback)

    Filled with tons of practical information, it covers all the bases that almost anyone beginning or interested in beginning a vegetarian/vegan diet wants to know. It does so in a simple, friendly, and informal manner. The “tips” and “callouts” are especially valuable. Easy & enjoyable reading, and highly recommended.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    42 of 43 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Intro to Vegetarianism, December 30, 2001
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    Liora Hess (Atlanta, GA USA) –
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    This review is from: Vegetarian Times Vegetarian Beginner’s Guide (Paperback)

    This is a great book to introduce you to vegetarianism. It starts off by giving you some reasons to go vegetarianism without being preachy or judgmental. It then debunks some of the myths and worries you may have about vegetarianism as well as educates you on what you’ll need to know to eat healthy on a vegetarian diet. The comic drawings throughout are great, too. There’s a section on stocking your pantry, followed by a section full of enticing recipes. The book ends with some other related issues that may or may not have factored into your decision to become a vegetarian (such as animal rights or animal welfare and environmental protection). Again, the authors don’t preach or push. They leave it up to you to decide how far you want to go with things and what your underlying motivations are. There is also a section on vegetarianism if you’re not the “average American” (i.e. you’re pregnant, a teenager, a child, etc.). This is a wonderful book that manages to give a lot of information and help for beginning vegetarians without being overwhelming or confusing.

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