Almost Meatless: Recipes that are Better for Your Health and the Planet

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Ten Speed Press, 2009 - Cooking - 148 pages
A Little Meat Can Go a Long Way

We all know that eating less meat is healthier, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly, but how do we cut back without sacrificing flavor or resorting to a carb-heavy diet?

For today's health-, budget-, and eco-conscious omnivores, Almost Meatless offers ingenious ideas for creating delicious, nutritionally balanced meals in which meat is an enhancement rather than the centerpiece. From all-American comfort food to global favorites, you'll find more than 60 satisfying, easy-to-prepare main dish recipes that go light on the meat, including:

Beefed-Up Bean Chili
Eggplant and Chicken Puttanesca Stacks
Shrimp and Slow-Roasted Tomato Risotto
Sweet Potato Chorizo Mole
Tofu-Turkey Sloppy Joes

Almost Meatless also presents guidelines for buying poultry, meat, seafood, and other animal products responsibly, to ensure the best quality, flavor, and value. No matter what your reasons are for reducing your meat consumption, you'll discover versatile cooking solutions that maximize flavor while minimizing your grocery bill.

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This book is a perfect beginning to a healthier way of life through an improved diet. Gradually discouraging cooks from using huge portions of mammalia birds or endangered sea creatures is an improvement to our environment as well as to ourselves. All dishes have been a hit thusfar. Read full review

Almost Meatless: Recipes That Are Better for Your Health and the Planet

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Manning, a former vegetarian, is the restaurant critic for Philadelphia magazine; Desmond is a recipe developer for the Food Network. Their aim here is to show that a less meatcentric diet than the ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Erstwhile vegetarian JOY MANNING is the restaurant critic for Philadelphia magazine, where she also writes for their Daily Taste blog. She was previously senior editor at Philadelphia Style. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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