Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health

Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health

More Than 200 New Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for Delicious and Nutrient-rich Dishes

Book - 2009
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Motivated by the simple principle that eating more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains keeps people healthier longer, the Moosewood Collective presents this all-new collection of more than 200 recipes that make whole foods wholly delicious. Moosewood Restaurant's cookbooks have long been an essential resource for creative recipes for home cooks, recipes that make mindful eating an unqualified pleasure. In this latest book, the Collective has carefully crafted recipes that celebrate local and environmentally sustainable food and that reflect the latest thinking on good nutrition. From soups to desserts, the dishes in this book are distinctive, adventurous, and globally inspired. Including plenty of vegan, gluten-free, and raw food options, the book has something to please every taste. Polenta with Greens and Eggs or Whole Grain Pancakes will get the day started right; appetizers such as Chickpea Crepes and Pineapple Salsa with Blueberries are festive for a casual gathering; and Southwestern Black Bean Burgers are a great choice for a cookout. Tofu, Leek, and Almond Stuffed Portabellas and Quinoa and Collard Leaf Dolmas are elegant choices for a more formal occasion. Desserts like Figs Baked with Chevre and Pistachios, Chocolate Bark, and Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan-Oat Crust are naturally sweet and packed with nutrients. Each recipe comes with a detailed nutritional analysis as well as menu and serving suggestions. The Collective discusses everything from eating locally to the Glycemic Index, and the ideas and information will prove useful to both new vegetarians and those who grew up cooking with the Moosewood Restaurant. Eating well feels good. Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health is all about cooking for pleasure and cooking for health. You can do both!
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2009
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster ed. --
ISBN: 9781416548867
1416548866
Branch Call Number: 641.5636 Moo 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 348 p. :,ill
Alternative Title: Cooking for health

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savtadina
Dec 05, 2011

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic new Moosewood cookbook with an amazing variety of tasty recipes, December 5, 2011
By Dina Tanners "Dinamom" (Seattle, WA)
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This review is from: The Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health: More Than 200 New Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for Delicious and Nutrient-Rich Dishes (Paperback)
I borrowed this cookbook from the library while visiting family and cooked at least a half dozen dishes, all of which were very tasty. The include:

Baked Sweet Potatoes (actually yams) with Broccoli-Feta Stuffing. It is an easy-to-make dish that is delicious either hot or cold. I use the Israeli (Eden) sheep feta available from Trader Joe's, adding a bit of water to moisten it more in the fridge. There are also recipes for Caribbean stuffing and Indian stuffing for Sweet Potatoes, but I have not tried them yet.

Mediterranean Eggplant Cassserole. One makes a bulghur pilaf (with bulghur, spices, walnuts, currants, onions, etc) for the bottom, layers that with baked eggplant slices, topped with sliced tomatoes, and then topped with and egg and cheese mixture. I left out part of the cheese and the result was beyond what we had expected.

Greek Vegetable Pie with a bottom crust of cooked brown rice, walnuts, and kalamat olives mixed together. It too was amazing.

Spanish Stew with butternut squash or yams, green beans, onions, red bell peppers, tomatoes, paprika, etc.

Pasta with Eggplant, Ricotta, and Walnuts

The recipes are easy to follow. A time is given for preparation and cooking. Calories, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, fat, sodium, etc are listed per serving. There are no picture in the book, however.

I'm looking forward to trying Greener Spanakopita, Four Stovetop Tofu recipes (esp the Pomegranate-glazed Tofu and the Orange-glazed Tofu on Greens), Vegetables in Spicy Lemongrass-Tamarind Sauce, Polenta Domes with Garlicky Greens, and many others. I'm impressed at the amazing variety of recipes in the book.

And yes, I do own the book now.

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djoanice
Feb 11, 2011

The recipes in this book make me want to eat vegetables for the pleasure of it, instead of out of duty.

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kellyj06
Sep 03, 2010

Too much cheese and eggs for me but there are still a few recipes that are vegan and sound tasty.

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dailia
Apr 01, 2010

Another nice book by the Moosewood Collective. Some good recipes that are always clear and concise.

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