Big Green Cookbook: Hundreds of Planet-Pleasing Recipes and Tips for a Luscious, Low-Carbon Lifestyle

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Wiley, Apr 6, 2009 - Cooking - 386 pages
Whether we are buying, cooking, serving, or storing food, every day we can reduce energy consumption and promote sustainable, environmentally sound agriculture and fisheries. This one-stop guide to eco-friendly cooking helps everyone get started. Author Jackie Newgent clarifies what goes into a green kitchen--from choosing local, seasonal, organic, and sustainable products to eating less meat. Of course, to be part of a sustainable lifestyle, the food must taste good. To help make green cuisine easy for everyday meals, Newgent provides 200 simple, delicious recipes, organized seasonally--with additional year-round recipes, too. They include: Spring: Organic Beef Carpaccio with Parmesan and Spicy Fruit Relish Summer: Corn, Fresh Bean, and Bell Pepper Frittata Autumn: Thin-and-Crispy Fig Oatmeal Cookies Winter: Leek and Yukon Gold Potato Clam Chowder Year-round: Buckwheat Cr?pes with Triple-Cr?me Cheese and Microgreens Printed with soy-based ink on recycled paper and featuring an eco-friendly shopping guide as well as helpful sidebars on topics such as Loving Your Leftovers, Big Green Cookbook is a must for everyone who wants to embrace the green lifestyle. Jackie Newgent, RD (Brooklyn, NY), is a registered dietician who writes for Glamour, Weight Watchers Magazine, Fitness, and other publications. She appears frequently as a health and nutrition expert on television and radio and is the author of the award-winning All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook (978-1-58040-275-0). Her Web site is AUTHOR: JACKIE NEWGENT is a registered dietitian, food and nutrition writer, and cookbook author. Her work has appeared in Cooking Light, Health, Weight Watchers, Fitness, and other health publications. She has appeared on Good Morning America, NBC's Later Today, and the Dr. Oz Show. She is a cooking instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and is the author of Big Green Cookbook and The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook.

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User Review  - Murray - Borders

If you want a green cookbook this is it. If you just want a great cookbook this is it. I only have a couple of cookbooks and I don't think I need to buy any more for a long while. This has practically everything. Read full review

Easy, tasty and FINALLY!

User Review  - CookbookCollector84 - Borders

I was wondering when someone would finally write a cookbook like this. I always knew that what we eat makes a big difference to the environment. Boy, I didn't even realize how much how we cook does ... Read full review

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Jackie Newgent, RD, is a registered dietitian and cookbook author who contributes to Glamour, Weight Watchers, Prevention, and other national publications. She appears frequently as a culinary, nutrition, and health expert on television and radio. The author of the award-winning The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook, Newgent is also an instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. Her Web sites are and Check out for recipe photos and to learn more about cooking green.

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