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Posted June 2, 2002
This cookbook is the greatest! Thank you Robin Robertson for making it a cinch to turn more meat eaters on to new and delicious vegetarian possibilities. I find that many of the recipes are simple, but hearty -- soups like Creamy White Bean Soup and Three Sisters Corn Chowder. And there are also family dishes like Flaky Vegetable Pot Pie, Eggplant Parmesan, and even Vegetarian Brunswick Stew. The recipes are easy to make and seriously delicious. An added feature is that whenever dairy is used, a non-dairy option is given so people can decide what's best for them.
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Posted January 11, 2013
This is one of my favorite vegetarian cookbooks & I give it as gifts to my non-vegetarian friends who want to have a few meatless dishes to serve. My two favorites are the "Vegetarian Pot Roast" and the "Curried Lentil Loaf, both of which I have served to people who insist they don't like vegetarian food. Always a hit! Recipes are time consuming, but worth it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 19, 2007
I am confused by the negative reviews of this book. This book is great. Yes it does not have any pictures, but most cookbooks do not, and if one needs a picture in order to know what a plated meal should look like, then I suppose you should find another book. This cookbook is organized extremely well with a list of all recipes contained in each chapter. I already dog-earred several pages and made 'soy strogonoff' which was absolutely delicious and easy to make and required no 'exotic' ingredients. I look foward to trying more recipes.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 6, 2006
I have been using this cookbook since it came out, and I've yet to find a recipe I didn' think was absolutely delicious. I suppose availability of the ingredients varies depending upon where you live, because I found that almost all the ingredients were very easy to find (the first reviewer didn't). The recipes vary from basic (like oven- baked fries) to difficult and gourmet. Most of the recipes are vegan, and ones that involve dairy of some sort are always something like 'mozzarella or soy mozzarella', so it works for both people who want vegan and vegetarian food. A lot of the recipes are 'exotic'(i.e. not traditional American food), so it's the 'meat-and-potatoes' of various cultures. I find the instructions easy to follow, and the ingredients easy to understand since anything relatively foreign is explained and synonyms are given. Yay!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 31, 2002
Bravo-- this is the book I've been searching for!! The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook is informative, entertaining to read, and contains easy-to-follow recipes that are healthy, wholesome, hearty and delicious! From familiar comfort foods to exotic entrees, these bold, flavorful, 'macho-vegetarian' recipes will satisfy even the most die-hard meat-eaters out there. I strongly recommend this book to everyone who likes to eat well, and it would be a great gift too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 26, 2002
Never judge a book by the cover! There are no photos in this entire book.The recipes are very time consuming, the ingredients are difficult to find, even in a specialty market, and this is more of a Vegan book than a vegetarian book so if you don't like soy milk this is not the book for you. If you like to try new, different recipes, are a chef or you enjoy cooking you might like this book. If you don't like mushrooms be prepared because mushrooms are used in a lot of the recipes. The recipes in this book were too strange for me to even attempt. The title the vegetarian meat & potates cookbook sounds like it would be filled with down- home like your grandma used to make recipes....no such luck! Try serving Faux Pho, wheat meat satays, Hoisin eggplant balls, Artichoke Crostini, or potato onion Pierogi. There is also a page of all the ingredients you need to have on hand in order to make some of these recipes such as Mirin, Sambal oelek, coconut milk and 5 spice powder. These are just things that I don't have on hand if I want to make a quick dinner and quite obviously, I'm not a gourmet chef like the author!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 13, 2009
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