Weekday Vegetarian: Finally, a Palatable Solution (Kindle Single) (TED Books)

| February 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

Weekday Vegetarian: Finally, a Palatable Solution (Kindle Single) (TED Books)

A vegetarian diet can markedly improve your health and fitness, but what if you still love munching into a juicy burger every now and again? Graham Hill has a powerful and simple solution: become a weekday vegetarian. Eat no meat from Monday through Friday. During the weekends, you’re back to being a carnivore. Hill, who founded the eco-blog treehugger.com, has expanded the popular short talk he gave at TED 2010 with a life-changing digital book that explores the personal, economic, and societal

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  1. Nicole M. Cocco says:
    39 of 43 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    finally a different perspective!, May 12, 2011
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    This review is from: Weekday Vegetarian: Finally, a Palatable Solution (Kindle Single) (TED Books) (Kindle Edition)

    Most “how to be a vegetarian” cookbooks I’ve read in the past have not only completely denounced meat, (making me feel “guilty” every single time I slipped up), but they also don’t really justify the things that matter most to me. Yes, a lot of people become vegetarian because of the cruel slaughtering of cute farm animals, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that there is a “right” way to eat meat. We are omnivores, and I think that lowering your meat consumption to just the weekend, and ensuring that the little amount of meat you do eat is ethically and sustainably raised, is just the way to go. It’s about changing the way meat is raised and consumed (instead of not consumed). Besides, it’s not healthy to eat more than a MAX of 5 oz. of meat a day anyways.

    I think that once we realize that every meal doesn’t have to have meat in it, we will all be healthier and better off. I mean I grew up eating cereal for breakfast and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch every day…that didn’t make me a vegetarian, that just happened to mean that I was eating meals that didn’t call for turkey or chicken or beef. It’s silly to think that this concept “isn’t palatable,” it just makes sense.

    I want someone to help me make choices that will change the food industry, and live a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle. And for only 3 bucks, this is a perfect edition to my iPod, and does just that. I thnk it might also open up some new perspectives on how people eat, and encourage a new way of thinking. Kudos to TED and Graham Hill!

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  2. Laurens Laudowicz "laudowicz" says:
    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Weekday Veggie – EVERYONE should read it!, May 16, 2011
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    Laurens Laudowicz “laudowicz” (Honolulu, HI USA) –
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    This review is from: Weekday Vegetarian: Finally, a Palatable Solution (Kindle Single) (TED Books) (Kindle Edition)

    it makes so much sense. a lot of people probably do something similar already. so reading a book that clearly points out all the benefits of it makes one feel even better about it. if you are a vegetarian, then this book might make you feel more tolerant towards your carnivorous friends and family. give them a chance by making THEM do this. once they can do this, you are halfway there. yet if you are a hardcore meat eater then this book also works for you since it will help you understand some of your granola & quinoa munching friends better :-)

    i love the concept since i mostly eat vegetarian. matter of fact when i pay for the food iE if i am buying groceries or order food in a restaurant it’s usually always vegetarian. yet when i am offered a wonderful looking and smelling indian chicken curry, i will never say no.

    graham hill has put together a great list of recipes as well. yum yum.

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  3. Coddy says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great concept, discussed well without the ‘judgments’ often associated with the issue, November 6, 2011
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    This review is from: Weekday Vegetarian: Finally, a Palatable Solution (Kindle Single) (TED Books) (Kindle Edition)

    The title is apt but the discussion was excellent and I found the non judgmental tone to be a key reason that this sub-movement is going to have an impact. Like Festivus; this book is for the restovus and we think that there is nothing wrong with a burger every now and then. As a kitchen savvy omnvivore I know that eating veggie-style can be a little harder but the thought that goes in to the movement generates (surfaces?) some absolutely excellent recipes/food from ancient cultures to modern cuisine.

    The movement grows when its made more approachable through intelligent, non judgmental discussion. Whether your motivation to grow the movement is save little timmy the lamb or to save the planet, you have to give Kudos to Mr Hill.

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