Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Part-Time Vegan: 201 Yummy Recipes that Put the Fun in Flexitarian by Cherise Grifoni

Book Description:  Adopt "Meatless Mondays"
Scramble tofu for brunch
Eat more beans--and less beef . . .
. . . or not. It's all good, according to Cherise Grifoni, your fearless guide to the seemingly complex world of no-meat, no-eggs, no-dairy. In this guilt-free cookbook, you'll discover how to go vegan without feeling any pressure whatsoever. But a warning: the mouthwatering recipes may have you transitioning to full-time much sooner than you anticipated!
Honestly, what's not to love when you're eating:

  • Purely Vegan Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread
  • Lean, Mean, Black Bean Guacamole
  • Very Vegan Potato Pesto Salad
  • Spicy Roasted Tomato Soup
  • Roasted-Garlic Mashed Taters
  • Spanish Artichoke and Zucchini Paella
  • Barley Pilaf with Edamame and Roasted Red Pepper
No matter why you want to go vegan--whether it's for health, the planet, or some other worthy reason--this cookbook makes sure you have fun in the process!

My Review: Wanting to lose a few pounds and being interested in eating a healthier diet I am excited to review The Part-Time Vegan: 201 Yummy Recipes that Put the Fun in Flexitarian  by Cherise Grifoni.  
This is a beautifully illustrated book.  Filled with 201 recipes!  I like the recipes because taste is not comprised in the food!  One doesn't have to give up the "good stuff"  just to eat better.
There are menu ideas for complete dinners -even for those who may be entertaining. One is given information where to purchase the necessary ingredients and how to get started, plus you don't have to be a committed vegetarian to use these recipes! A "vegan" eater is one who chooses not to eat or use animal products.  With this in mind many of our calories, we are told, comes from too many  hamburgers, steaks or fried chicken!  Therefore, some have opted for Meatless Mondays, using tofu, and eating more beans instead of beef.
Here are some of the listed recipes:
  • Quick Easy Hummus
  • Mango Citrus Salas
  • Parsley and Onion Dip
  • Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip
  • Easy Vegan Breakfast Parfait
  • Down-Home Vegan Biscuits
  • Homemade Almond Milk
  • Millet and Butternut Squash Casserole
  • Easy Garlic Quinoa
  • Classic Green Bean Casserole
  • Breaded Eggplant Parmesan
  • Gnocchi with Walnut Parsley Sauce
  • Cajun Gumbo
  • Coconut Rice Pudding
Many of my friends have been making Hummus and using it as a dip for fresh veggies.  They rave about it and how it has cut down on their "empty" calorie intake. The recipe in this book is easy to make and taste great too!
I'm not sure I can become a total vegan eater but I know that I want to cut back on fatty foods!  This the way for me to begin.  So I, too, am becoming a part-time vegan eater with grand results!
*This book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing/BookSneeze*

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