Wednesday, July 23, 2014

REVIEW: Meatless All Day

Meatless All Day
By: Dina Cheney

Genre: Cooking

Publication date: 3.4.2014
Pages: 208
Amazon link:  Meatless All Day

Date read: 4.3.2014

Recommended by: NetGalley (Read 2 Review)

Summary: Move over bland, wimpy tofu and lackluster salads - Meatless All Day redefines meat-free meals as colorful and super-satisfying.  Whether you're a committed vegetarian or are trying to cut down on meat, the hearty, creative recipes in Meatless All Day will inspire you to cook in new ways.  Here, you'll discover Beet Wellington, Spaghetti with White Bean Balls, Quinoa-Polenta Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and White Bean Puree, Roasted Root Vegetable and Goat Cheese Salad with Lemon-Tahini Vinaigrette, and Baklava Sticky Buns - fare that will make avowed carnivores jealous.  One secret behind these dishes: high-impact ingredients (like miso, tomato paste, and mushrooms).

To ensure that readers' dishes come out perfectly, the book opens with key cooking techniques, such as Tips for Perfect Vegetables, The Art of Cooking Eggs, and Tips for a Golden Brown, Crispy Exterior.  It then lists 45 "power ingredients" that lend vegetarian food a meaty flavor, meaty texture, or both.  The heart of the book is 85 ultra-flavorful recipes, with meal suggestions and ideas for making non-vegan fare vegan.

Hungry yet?  Get ready to stock your pantry and start cooking!

I have been a vegetarian for several years now and sometimes food gets boring, which really sucks, especially for me (I did go to school to be a chef).  This book is full of delicious sounding recipes (with tips on making them vegan, which is really cool), helpful notes, serving suggestions, cooking tips, and beautiful photographs.  A well done cookbook that I suggest to anyone who likes to eat!!  I can't wait to get started.

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