The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook: 275 Hearty and Healthy Meat-Free Recipes

The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook: 275 Hearty and Healthy Meat-Free Recipes

by Robin Robertson
     
 

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Eating vegetarian doesn’t have to mean giving up the satisfaction of mouthwatering, stick-to-your-ribs comfort foods. The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook recasts classic all-American “meat and potatoes” food in a healthier role, from family-style foods to gourmet specialties to ethnic favorites. It will revolutionize the way you thinkSee more details below

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Eating vegetarian doesn’t have to mean giving up the satisfaction of mouthwatering, stick-to-your-ribs comfort foods. The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook recasts classic all-American “meat and potatoes” food in a healthier role, from family-style foods to gourmet specialties to ethnic favorites. It will revolutionize the way you think about vegetarian food.   Recipes include:
Tapenade-Stuffed Red Potatoes
Spicy African Sweet Potato Stew
Meat-Free Meatloaf with Good Gravy
Cajun Red Bean Burgers
Chipotle-Glazed Portobello Fajitas
Eggplant Teryaki
Sloppy Giuseppes
Total Chocolate Eclipse Cake

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Robertson is out to seduce unrepentant carnivores with vegetarian dishes that satisfy those essential animal-fat qualities: intense flavor, luxurious texture, and the comforting sensation of a full stomach. She devotes a whole chapter to "steaks" and another to "stews," making abundant use of high-protein products like tempeh, seitan and tofu. She also relies heavily on ingredients high in natural flavor-enhancing glutamates, like mushroom and tomatoes. Robertson is hearteningly forthright about the limitations of vegetarian cuisine: "I won't try to tell you that grilled tofu can taste like filet mignon. It's not going to happen." Still, in general she ratchets taste up a notch higher and a step further away from the steamed, seasoning-free non-cuisine that once was American vegetarianism. Some are based on the classic ginger-garlic-soy sauce building blocks of Chinese cooking (e.g., Shiitake-Stuffed Tofu Steaks with Hoisin Glaze). She freely borrows high-voltage ingredients from Latin cuisine (Chipotle-Avocado Dip) and Southeast Asian (Wheat-Meat Satays with spicy Peanut Sauce). There's an occasional nod to French cuisine ("Fauxscargots") and New American (Balsamic-Glazed Stuffed Mushrooms, Roasted Red Pepper and Potato Napoleons). Attempting to keep things simple, Robertson sometimes overeconomizes on instructions; anyone making homemade seitan should be warned about the soupy, wrong-looking mess you get halfway through the process. But none are irreparable and most deliver the promised punch. Robertson's easygoing attitude readily beats a path to the heart through the taste buds, and even the most stalwart carnivores will likely find themselves enjoying the ride despite themselves. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558325012
Publisher:
Harvard Common Press, The
Publication date:
02/06/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
711,590
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

Robin Robertson is a veteran restaurant chef, cooking teacher, and an acclaimed writer. She pens a regular column for VegNews Magazine and has written for Vegetarian Times, Health Naturally, Restaurant Business, National Culinary Review, American Culinary Federation Magazine, and Better Nutrition. She has written numerous cookbooks including the best-selling titles Vegan Planet, Vegan on the Cheap, and Quick-Fix Vegan. Robertson currently writes, promotes her books, and teaches classes on her innovative vegan cuisine from her home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where she lives with her husband and two cats. Her website is www.robinrobertson.com

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