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Quick-Fix Vegetarian: Healthy Home-Cooked Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

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    Robin Robertson(Author)

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"Many studies have shown that vegetarians seem to have a lower risk of obesity, coronary heart disease (which causes heart attack), high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, and some forms of cancer." --The American Heart Association

  • * Featuring 150 delicious recipes, Quick-Fix Vegetarian provides both novice and longtime cooks with practical and robust vegetarian dishes that can be prepared in less time than it takes to have a pizza delivered.
  • * Written by best-selling vegetarian chef Robin Robertson, Quick-Fix Vegetarian is the answer for busy families who are looking for healthy food, fast.

Quick-Fix Vegetarian by Robin Robertson recently was named Best New Cookbook by PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The international organization's Proggy Award (short for "progress") recognizes animal-friendly achievement in 21st century culture and commerce. No longer considered a "hippie fad," the vegan lifestyle is becoming going mainstream. In her latest book vegetarian expert Robin Robertson creates recipes such as Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadillas, Chipotle-Kissed Black Bean Soup, Mediterranean Orzo Salad, Beat-the-Clock Lasagna, Five-Minute Slow-Cooker Chili, and No-Bake Oatmeal Almond Cookies for this growing consumer base. In addition, Quick-Fix Vegetarian shows how to use many of the new commercial vegetarian products and includes recipe variations and tips for speedy, stress-free entertaining without sacrificing flavor or mainstream appeal.

"Busy parents, college students with a flair for cooking or anyone who likes nutritious and flavorful meals with minimum fuss should invest in Quick-Fix Vegetarian. Thank you, Robin Robertson." -- VegNews Robin Robertson is from the northeast coast of Scotland. He has received a number of honors for his poetry, including the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His third book, Swithering, won the 2006 Forward Prize for Best Collection. He lives and works in London.

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Book details

  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Robin Robertson(Author)
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing (March 1, 2007)
  • English
  • 6
  • Cookbooks, Food & Wine

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  • By Thiemaluphagus on December 11, 2010

    These recipes might be great, and I do mean to find out. What made me immediately irritated upon opening my new vegetarian cookbook was finding ingredients like soy milk, soy cheese, and tofu in a QUICHE recipe. I'm NOT a vegan and I don't WANT a vegan cookbook, I want a meatless cook book. If you want the same, this isn't the book for you.Update - I've tried 4 or 5 recipies in this cookbook so far, with mixed results. Some things were delicious, some disappointingly (and to be frank grossly) bland. Maybe if I had used soy cheese instead of dairy like the recipe called for it would have tasted better, but I strongly doubt it. Still everything I tried was really fast and easy, and the recipes that I liked I REALLY liked and make frequently.

  • By Blythe Dresser on September 28, 2011

    My boyfriend went vegetarian about a year ago, just before Christmas, so to show support I got him this book for Christmas. We live on a pretty strict budget so I figured that a book with simple recipes that could be made quickly would ease the transition for him. I should mention, however, that I am not a vegetarian at all, but I do like to support him in his choices.He made an excellent pilaf that he got the recipe for from the book, but then the book found its way onto the pile of other cookbooks on top of the fridge (where cookbooks go to die). All of this changed, however, when he decided to make the transition to vegan about a month ago. He remembered that, despite this book being called Quick-Fix Vegetarian, most of the recipes were in fact vegan. Making the switch to non-dairy proved to be difficult in terms of knowing what to substitute for eggs, cheese and milk in other recipes, so he broke the book out again and we started shopping for ingredients.Two nights ago he made the Spinach Lasagna, which substituted tofu and soy cheese for ricotta. It was... amazing. Quite seriously the best lasagna I have ever eaten and I can have the traditional kind anytime I like. I've always thought that when you go vegetarian or vegan you eventually forget how good the traditional meals taste and that the 'substitute' meals taste better because of that. I was completely wrong. This lasagna is out of this world and I love knowing that it is much healthier than the traditional version.Another great recipe is the vegan corn chowder. Now that Fall is upon us, I can only imagine that we are going to be eating a lot more of this (corn chowder has always been a favorite of mine). I love the use of potatoes as a puree to thicken the chowder. One of the nice things as well is that the ingredients for these recipes are quite cheap (mostly because there aren't a ton of them) so living on a budget and pulling off vegan meals is easily done.I've let go of any stigma I had about vegan/vegetarian meals, being a carnivore, and I am always up for trying something new out of this book since it hasn't let me down yet. We're looking forward to trying to make some of the desserts soon and if they're anywhere as good as the meals, I might just make the switch myself.I can't wait for the Quick-Fix Vegan cookbook that is coming out in October, written by the same author! We have it on pre-order!

  • By Jean C. Lee on June 22, 2012

    This cookbook would be good for those making the first steps toward eating healthy. What I mean is that the recipes featured here are generally healthy. However, if your main priority is eating a truly healthy diet, I would recommend Terry Walter's clean eating cookbooks. In general, cooking healthy does not take much time and although Quick Fix Vegetarian is obviously marketed toward people with limited time, I promise you there are dozens of other cookbooks with under-30-minute recipes, that are more up-to-date on nutrition science.QFV has no desserts I would want to make for myself, due to the high sugar content. Among the ingredients in Pecan Shortbread Cookies (p. 188) include 1/2 c. sugar, 1 c. white flour, and 1/2 margarine. None of these ingredients are the least bit good for you and these cookies do not seem healthier than the average cookie. If you are trying to get away from packaged food, this would be a decent start. However, my biggest concern with this cookbook is that it does really somewhat heavily on packaged foods, including packaged frozen puff pastry (for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pastry Packets, p. 192) and hyperprocessed ingredients such as margarine (coucous gratin, pg. 140). Unless one is vegan because of moral concerns, olive oil or organic butter are healthier than any laboratory-created food. If you are interested in eating healthy, there are more perfect cookbooks out there that balance time constraints and nutrition better. The pros of VSG are that the recipes are simple and easy, but if you do purchase this cookbook, beware of the especailly egregious desserts section and do check the ingredients lists at the grocery store since QFV relies very, very heavily on things such as bottled and canned peppers, tomatoes, chiles, beans, etc.

  • By D. Melvin on October 1, 2007

    The name of this book is misleading, these receipes are not "quick-fix" at all. Also, very, very little photos of the finished meals, I want pictures!

  • By Sophie on December 9, 2011

    I decided to buy this book to have more vegetarian ideas. I have tons of vegan books, but absolutely no vegetarian cookbooks. Since I'm not vegan, I thought this book would be a good addition. However, at the last paragraph of the introduction, I realized the mistake I made in buying this book: "the recipes contain no animal ingredients, so they a re ideal to serve to vegans and those who are lactose-intolerant". Wish I had known that before buying the book.

  • By K. Lincourt on January 13, 2016

    I bought this cookbook because I thought it might give me ideas for things to throw together quickly. Instead this book helped me realize that a lot of the time my issue is not a lack of ideas - it's a lack of ingredients. (If I have staples on hand, I can make something pretty good without a recipe in less than 30 minutes no sweat). So then the question is - are there any new and interesting recipes in here that I have to try!?! Is there a condiment that can revolutionize my sandwiches? Or a great food combination I hadn't thought of? And (for me) the answer to that question was no. It's not a bad cookbook - but if you can already make guacamole, vegetable soup, or bean salad you might not see a lot new in here. Also - I think it's really strange there is a section on appetizers but nothing for breakfast.

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