The Healthy Hedonist Holidays: A Year of Multi-Cultural, Vegetarian-Friendly Holiday Feasts

The Healthy Hedonist Holidays A Year of Multi Cultural Vegetarian Friendly Holiday Feasts Holidays are a time for family and friends to gather for mouthwatering meals but catering to every guest s dietary requirements can be a challenge The menus in The Healthy Hedonist Holidays will enti

  • Title: The Healthy Hedonist Holidays: A Year of Multi-Cultural, Vegetarian-Friendly Holiday Feasts
  • Author: Myra Kornfeld
  • ISBN: 9780743287258
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • Holidays are a time for family and friends to gather for mouthwatering meals, but catering to every guest s dietary requirements can be a challenge The menus in The Healthy Hedonist Holidays will entice every guest vegetarian, semi vegetarian, carnivores, omnivores who can t eat dairy, and people who just love good food with delicious, satisfying flexitarian mealsHolidays are a time for family and friends to gather for mouthwatering meals, but catering to every guest s dietary requirements can be a challenge The menus in The Healthy Hedonist Holidays will entice every guest vegetarian, semi vegetarian, carnivores, omnivores who can t eat dairy, and people who just love good food with delicious, satisfying flexitarian meals.Featuring fresh seasonal ingredients, whole grains, natural sugars, and creative seasonings, these flavorful feasts will leave guests feeling satisfied without the guilt that usually accompanies holiday indulgence Each menu offers both a vegetarian and fish or poultry main course, and a range of side dishes, appetizers, and desserts that can be used in any combination to accommodate individual tastes.Myra Kornfeld s recipes honor America s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage Even if you re not of Chinese descent, sit down to Sesame Noodles with Wilted Nappa Cabbage and Crispy Five Spice Tofu with Black Bean Sauce The traditional flavors of Thanksgiving take on a southwestern flair with a maple sugar brined turkey accompanied by Mole Gravy with Dried Plums and Ancho Chiles The Feast of Eid al Fitr explores the flavors of Turkey and Morocco with Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Onions, Cinnamon, Almonds, and Cherries, and Semolina Walnut Cake with Macerated Oranges A Passover dinner offers herb flecked matzo balls in a vibrant green spinach soup and a fish terrine studded with asparagus Christmas dinner turns to the shores of Italy for inspiration with Flounder Roll ups with Pistachio Pesto and Squash Portobello Lasagna.With sections on ingredients, techniques, and a cooking plan for each menu, The Healthy Hedonist Holidays is a book to use, to give, and to savor, over and over again.

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    1. This was disappointingly not vegan friendly. There are a fair amount of vegan side dishes and a couple vegan or easily veganizable entrees, but they aren't labeled (I saw the word vegan in the book 1 time), so to find them I had to skim every recipe and keep getting disappointed when things weren't vegan or easy vegan alternatives weren't mentioned. Like, was the 1 egg really necessary in all 3 latke recipes? I've made vegan latkes many times and they're always delicious. It was also annoying wh [...]

    2. I made the Black Bean and Plantain Stuffed Peppers from the Cinco de Mayo chapter of this book and they were tasty and beautiful, if a little on the time-consuming side. Besides containing relatively well-written tasty recipes, this book is handy for its many make-ahead items and detailed menu plans. I like the broad set of holidays she addresses, from Ramadan (Moroccan/Turkish cuisine) to Christmas (Italian) to Easter (Greek) to Passover. "Vegetarian-Friendly" here doesn't mean all vegetarian a [...]

    3. I took a seitan cooking class with Myra Kornfeld and really enjoyed it. Her recipes are great. I was interested in trying more of her recipes and have heard the Voluptuous Vegan is good. I found this one on freecycle and scooped it up. I've tried a couple recipes and they were good, but not too many vegan recipes and I'd rather go with a tried and true recipe than try to convert a recipe. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a used copy of The Voluptuous Vegan

    4. On reading through this, I saw several dishes that I would like to try. So, now I have a plan for next week.

    5. Roasted cherry tomatoes on p. 102 were excellent. Lots of other interesting recipes in here that I look forward to trying.

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