River Cottage Veg: 200 Inspired Vegetable Recipes
Fans of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's cookbooks may be surprised to find no meat in River Cottage Veg. Fearnley-Whittingstall still enjoys eating ethically raised meat and sustainable fish but because vegetables are better for our bodies--and less harmful to the planet--he admits "I'm trying to change your life here" by making them the mainstay of any meal.
To achieve this goal, River Cottage Veg highlights recipes intended to be fulfilling main courses--more than 60 of which are totally vegan--tempting readers with tarts, lasagnas, chilis and tartins like a sweet potato and peanut gratin. Each "hearty" salad includes a starch, protein and seasonal vegetable: potato, tomato and boiled egg, for example, or a "herby, peanutty, noodly" offering. Fearnley-Whittingstall also includes lighter fare, and his list of portable "veg on the go" dishes will be a welcome resource for any healthy chef, along with the pantry list and extensive index. --Kristen Galles from Book Club Classics