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It’s Meatless Monday-A Book Review and Giveaway

In Meatless Mondays on March 4, 2013 at 2:59 pm

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Remember last year I featured The Happy Herbivore by Lindsay Nixon on the site? Lindsay has a new cookbook called Happy Herbivore Abroad ($19.95). Her publishers kindly sent me a copy and also offered one reader a copy too. All you need to do is leave a comment saying why you’d like to win this book. Contest is open to US residents only and deadline is Wednesday March 6th, 2013 at Midnight Eastern Time. I’ll announce the winner later this week. Good Luck everyone.

And if you want to know more about the book-

It like Lindsay’s other cookbooks features fat free or low fat vegan recipes. Over the weekend I tried the Vegetable Korma which was easy to make and paired great with brown rice and yes, if you try it, add some poppadoms too. You can find them in lots of supermarkets and when you cook them in the microwave they take about 30 seconds. I like to think of them is a large cracker and they’re a little some extra to compliment anything spicy but especially curry, or in this case, the vegetable korma.

I also tried the muesli recipe. I hadn’t made this breakfast treat for a long time and hadn’t used a non-dairy milk before. It’s basically oatmeal to which you add milk and let it sit in the fridge overnight. The result is a quick, creamy and best of all, no cook breakfast. In the past I’ve added raisins and dried chopped apple, but this time I used an almond/coconut milk blend and added chopped dates which I thought was a perfect combination.

The next recipe I want to make is the homemade veggie ‘bacon’ bits.

The thing I like best about this book, besides the great photos of the dishes and various shots of European towns where Lindsay traveled, is how easy the recipes are to pull together. Another plus, and this is pointed out on the cover, is the recipes are made with everyday ingredients. I think most of them could be put together using items in your pantry. And my favorite feature-each recipe lists different categories, like soy free and yes, budget friendly ones too. There are lots of these!

I think if you’re looking for ways to make quick, low cost and meatless meals, or even needing to lose some weight and have no idea what to make, this is an ideal book to add to your collection. www.happyherbivore.com

And if you’re thinking about traveling to Europe, Lindsay also has a book called the Broke Backpacker, Europe on $30 A Day www.brokebackpackerbook.com

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  1. i have been vegetarian on and off for 20+ years. my son became vegan and i could really use help learning what to make for him. thanks for the chance of winning a great cookbook.

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