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palomalou Oct 14, 2012 09:35 AM

I am in search of a cookbook that heavily features veggies in their main dishes, but not vegetarian. Recipes with lots of veggie and a small amount of meat. Anybody ever seen such a thing?

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  1. todao RE: palomalou Oct 14, 2012 10:04 AM

    Many Chinese and middle eastern dishes rely on vegetables with just small amounts of meat. You might want to consider cookbooks based on foods of those ethnic groups.
    Or collect as much as you can from sites like this:
    http://www.travelchinaguide.com/tour/...

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      Westminstress RE: palomalou Oct 14, 2012 10:06 AM

      There's a new book out called eat your vegetables that is just what you're looking for.

      1. Gio RE: palomalou Oct 14, 2012 10:23 AM

        The Flexitarian Table by Peter Berley is a cookbook that lists seasonal menus for vegetarians and omnivores . These menus are meant to be served at one meal thus appeasing folks who eat one type food but not another. It's not as complicated as one might think. It was COTM during May 2008. Here's the master thread leading to the report threads and includes many of his recipes...

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/514822

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          magiesmom RE: palomalou Oct 14, 2012 10:43 AM

          Mark Bittman's Food Matters cookbook is exactly that.

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            Gio RE: magiesmom Oct 14, 2012 10:53 AM

            Oh yes... I second The Food Matters Cookbook. Have made many recipes that we have really enjoyed.

          2. blue room RE: palomalou Oct 14, 2012 10:57 AM

            In "The Vegetarian Option" Simon Hopkinson says he will probably always be a carnivore and includes his recipe for chicken stock. Everything else seems to be not meat, but sure looks good.

            1. melpy RE: palomalou Oct 14, 2012 11:15 AM

              The Healthy Hedonist. Search for books on the flexitarian diet.

              1. nokomarie RE: palomalou Oct 14, 2012 11:20 AM

                It's old but still in print, "The Victory Garden Cookbook" by marian morash is a great cookbook that features vegetable cooking by the vegetable and has many main course recipes using meat.

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                  Gio RE: nokomarie Oct 15, 2012 04:11 AM

                  On the same vein there's The Victory Garden Fish and Vegetable Cookbook by Marian Morash (Oct 12, 1993). It's available from Amazon.

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