2009 Year-End Lists
ASSOCIATED PRESS Healthy Cookbook Roundup
Star Telegram: Fort Worth, Texas
Star Press: East Central, Indiana
ABC NEWS Online
CLEAN FOOD by Terry Walters is designed to help you adjust your lifestyle, changing not just what you eat, but how and when you eat, and the way you think about it. More than 200 recipes organized according to season make use of whole grains, legumes, sea vegetables, nuts, seeds and seasonal produce in healthful and innovative ways. Spring features Swiss chard with roasted golden beets and seared fennel with Meyer lemon. Winter brings roasted kabocha squash with kale, seitan bourguignon and chestnut cream pie made with rice milk. Doable, appealing recipes with very few funky ingredients.
With more than 200 fresh, seasonal, and tempting vegan recipes, this book [CLEAN FOOD] will help everyone eat the way they want: close to the source, using eat seasonal, unprocessed, and locally-grown foods that are good for us and the environment. The author emphasizes tastes as much as ingredients in recipes that include whole grains, vegetables, legumes, sea vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Recipes include Crispy Chickpea Fritters, Spicy Thai Tempeh with Cashews, and a luscious vegan and sugar-free Chocolate Lover’s Tart. Recipes are arranged from spring to winter with an additional chapter for “anytime at all.”
Seriously, there are some really bad vegetarian books out there – books that do way more harm than good to the cause of vegans and vegetarians everywhere. CLEAN FOOD is thankfully not one of them. This is a book that would truly be as welcome in a meat-eater’s kitchen as a vegan’s. Recipes not to miss: Corn Chowder, Guilt-Free Apple Crisp, Polenta au Gratin.