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The American Vegetarian Cookbook from the Fit for Life Kitchen

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Over 500 mouth watering recipes designed to keep you and your family satisfied and enthusiastic.
Hardcover, 422 pages
Published December 19th 2009 by Warner Books (first published April 1st 1990)
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Jun 12, 2008 Jen rated it really liked it
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A caveat -- this is a review from a (current) non-vegan. This is a very useful book, and I find myself picking it up every once in a while for the salad dressings or the tables on cooking grains and beans. Still, the heroic lengths to which she goes in order to replace meat and dairy products with "stedda" products (stedda=instead of) struck me as kind of funny sometimes. There are plenty of good vegan options out there, without necessitating hours and HOURS of preparation. The time and cost exp ...more
Apr 22, 2016 Julia rated it it was amazing
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I practically lived on this book in the late 90's, but was without it for awhile when I moved and changed roomates. I was ecstatic to find it again, finally (I don't think it's in print) at Twice Sold Tales in Seattle. This is a big book of basics (it replaced my Better Homes when I turned Vegan). There is comfort food and nutrition information. The recipes are both creative and easy, and comprised of easy-to-find ingredients. This was the book that taught me how to prepare tofu that is flavorfu ...more
Aug 24, 2008 April rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes to cook
I am getting this book for friends and family for Christmas this year! The recipes are so awesome and it's jam-packed with information, not just on how, but why these recipes are good for you. Right down to the vitamins and protein. It has two pages of tofu marinades! It is a great tool for education and I can confidently say the dolma recipe will be a hit. It is a vegan cookbook in vegetarian clothing. It makes the vegan diet look infinitely more attainable and even simple. Why didn't I read th ...more
Jan 25, 2014 Ellen rated it liked it
This book introduced me to using tofu in so many ways that were, I thought, unusual; tofu tacos, scrambler, the "steddas" (instead of chicken salad, tuna, egg) some of which I tried and didn't like. The book taught me how to make nut milks, which I appreciated! This cookbook uses a lot of oil which I use sparingly.

It includes good ideas for switching from meat and dairy products, basic shopping lists. It's just not my favorite cookbook.
Mar 22, 2009 Martha rated it really liked it
Answers the question, what do I do with tofu?

As with the others, really delicous salads, smoothies, and other vegan meals (though they do mention that you can always use the animal products instead of the vegetarian substitutes (eggs instead of replacer)).

A few weird ingredients (or at least ones that I don't know where to find), which stops it from being perfect.
Kathleen O'Mara
May 15, 2008 Kathleen O'Mara rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Chefs and people who like good healthy food
Recommended to Kathleen by: Nancy Edwards
Good Food that is good for you. Fit for Life is the best recipe book I have found that can bring you to new and healthier diet in a tasty way.

Especially for people who need to change their diet drastically and are not gourmet chefs.
Brenda Cregor
Feb 20, 2010 Brenda Cregor rated it it was ok
The best part about this book was the recipe for oven-baked potatoes, but no matter what you do, you will NEVER make tofu taste like fish...yeegads!
Jan 19, 2012 Blandine rated it really liked it
I've owned this book for so many years and I keep going back to it for the very creative smoothies.
Nov 30, 2009 Kathryn added it
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Thank you so much for the very thoughtful recommendation, Q! I look forward to trying this one! :-)
Apr 03, 2013 Jennette rated it it was amazing
This book is a must for all Vegans!
Erin (Espy) Sexton
Sep 19, 2007 Erin (Espy) Sexton added it
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All vegetarians need to have this book.
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