(PRWEB) December 2, 2005
Everyone from Betty Crocker, Women’s Home Companion, Good Housekeeping and Fannie Farmer cook book fans through to anarchy cook book lovers will searching Google online and in the bookshops for this one this Christmas.
It’s not a Moosewood vegetarian cook book it has to be said. In the Hamlyn style it makes way for full colour photos of the recipes rather than words. It does however have a useful section on nutrition and sources of all your essential fats, vitamins, minerals and proteins by London nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston and a brief history of the last 60 years of veganism and it’s recent success. From Soya milk to Vegan shoes.
Weight Watcher and South Beach Diet fans may be interested too, as whilst it doesn’t set out to be a diet book (the focus is on pleasure) the basic principles of low carb weight management are there between the lines. As research this year has proven a balanced vegan diet is naturally healthy and is beneficial for fighting obesity and diabetes it’s timing is perfect.
One of the key successes of the book is that the recipes move on from over reliance on pasta and Italian dishes, Chinese or traditional Indian vegetarian dishes such as vegetable curry (there is no recipe for vegetarian lasagne for instance!) There are a few southern living and Mexican influences, a Caribbean recipe and the obligatory crock pot recipe but the one thing that shines through is the variety.
The chocolate cake, muffins and vegan brownie recipes are the Golden Google Cookie icing on the cake.
Expert in diet and nutrition, certified nutritionist and health writer Yvonne says “We’ve been innovative with ingredients such as pumpkin seeds for zinc, and Quinoa for higher protein and low carb, but not compromised on flavour – the dairy free ice cream dessert recipe is delicious”
Food writer, author and cook Tony says “Vegetarian is being superseded by vegan just as Donald Watson predicted 60 years ago. A diet that’s vegan based provides solutions for health, the environment and unsustainable animal welfare practices”
“Problems such as avian bird flu, water and energy shortages, epidemics of preventable diseases are all man made problems. All the complicated patent driven solutions that scientists come up with such as genetic modification can’t compare on logic, reason, cost or practicality.”
There is a simple easy solution for people, the planet and the animals and its vegan.