Mostly Plants

Mostly Plants

101 Delicious Flexitarian Recipes From the Pollan Family

Book - 2019
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Following the advice of family member Michael Pollan--"eat food, not too much, mostly plants"--this book offers an approach to eating which doesn't give up meat entirely but builds a diet that shifts the ratio from animals to plants, creating delicious and nutritious meals sure to appeal to everyone.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Wave, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062821386
Characteristics: 272 pages : illustrations, colour photographs and colour portraits ; 27 cm

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ArapahoeMaryA Nov 21, 2019

I love that this renowned nutrition expert recognizes that most of us can't stick to rigid dietary programs. I am now a proud "flexitarian"!

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LindaTCL
Nov 15, 2019

I like how their recipes are what they call "Flexitarian" - not strictly vegetarian, but could be useful for carnivores that are working to lessen their consumption of meat, etc. (This book reminded me of the 1970's Moosewood Cookbook, which is referred to in this book.) However, unless you love to cook, Pollan's recipes are complicated - long lists of ingredients and sometimes two pages of instructions! The photos ALMOST make me feel like trying to tackle one of these recipes!

At the beginning of the book, they have three pages of very useful tips, (even for someone like ME!). Also tips on how to fix your mistakes! At the end, they have recipes for common sauces, like a tomato sauce or a teriyaki sauce. (I typed out the teriyaki sauce - the book is too heavy and too big to easily make copies from it!)

I also found it fascinating that this book was written by Tracy Pollan (wife of actor Michael J. Fox), her mother, and Tracy's two sisters! I would love for them to publish a follow-up shortcut book!

laurendouglass May 25, 2019

At first glance the authors are seemingly content to take it easy with this book and rely heavily on the Pollan name. But if you page through the entire book, there are some unique recipes worth trying. They rely very heavily on shaved/finely grated veggies, but hey, that is a unique way to change up the texture and cut down on cooking times. Surprisingly not a ton of pictures in this book. Worth a check-out but don't expect the miraculous.

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ArapahoeMaryA Nov 21, 2019

There's something here for everyone, including the intermittent carnivore. The research show that vegetarians are healthier and longer-lived than the rest of us, but it also shows that "flexitarians" - those who eat meat once or twice a week - fare just as well as vegetarians... This book is not dourly anti-meat; rather, it is ecstatically pro-plant.

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