The Vegetarian Family Cookbook
It can be challenging to create nutritious family meals that appeal to everyone at the table, including the picky eaters. But Nava Atlas has solved the dilemma with a collection of down-to-earth recipes reflecting the way families really eat. Flexible, adaptable, and filled with ways to make whole...more
First of all, no pictures. A cook book must have pictures! Pretty pic on the cover, but none inside.
Second, a whole lot of microwaving. A microwaved potato? Blech!
Third, too much soy. Soy cheese? blech. I understand it could be made with dairy, but she just seems so gung-ho about soy everything. And TVP? gag! Maragarine instead of butter. I get that it makes it vegan, not just vegetarian, but maragine is some foul stuff. No reason AT ALL to eat that.
Nothing in this book...more
Lots of great recipes here, plus tips on additions/subtractions for various eaters. I like the "make it a meal" feature, which gives ideas for complete meals. Finally, I like the section with tips for lunch, included are many great packed lunches.
**update- after having used this for a few weeks, I've found I wish the index was more comprehensive. There are many entries which aren't stric...more
I made a few recipes and they were good, but not enough to interest me to buy the book.
Nava Atlas is the author and illustrator of many well-known vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, including Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, and many others. Her first book was Vegetariana, now considered a classic in its field. In addition, she has published two books of humor,Expect the Unexpected When You’re Expecting! (A parody), and Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife. Her latest nonfiction...more