Mostly Plants: 101 Delicious Flexitarian Recipes from the Pollan Family
Foreword by Michael Pollan From the authors of the award-winning The Pollan Family Table, a beautiful flexitarian cookbook that offers more than 100 delicious, simple, seasonal recipes for a plant-based lifestyle. Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.
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Foreword by Michael Pollan From the authors of the award-winning The Pollan Family Table, a beautiful flexitarian cookbook that offers more than 100 delicious, simple, seasonal recipes for a plant-based lifestyle. Eat food, not too much, mostly plants. With these seven words, Michael Pollan-brother of Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan, and son of Corky-started a national conversation about how to eat for optimal health. Over a decade later, the idea of eating mostly plants has become ubiquitous. But what does choosing mostly plants look like in real life? For the Pollans, it means eating more of the things that nourish us, and less of the things that don't. It means cutting down on the amount of animal protein we consume, rather than eliminating it completely, and focusing on vegetables as the building blocks of our meals. This approach to eating-also known as a flexitarian lifestyle-allows for flavor and pleasure as well as nutrition and sustainability. In Mostly Plants, readers will find inventive and unexpected ways to focus on cooking with vegetables-dishes such as Ratatouille Gratin with Chicken or Vegetarian Sausage; Crispy Kale and Potato Hash with Fried Eggs; Linguine with Spinach and Golden Garlic Breadcrumbs; and Roasted Tomato Soup with Gruyere Chickpea Croutons . Like any family, the Pollans each have different needs and priorities: two are vegetarian; several are cooking for a crowd every night. In Mostly Plants, readers will find recipes that satisfy all of these dietary needs, and can also be made vegan. And the best part: many of these dishes can be on the table in 35 minutes or less! With skillet-to-oven recipes, sheet pan suppers, one pot meals and more, this is real cooking for real life: meals that are wholesome, flavorful, and mostly plant based.
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||Praise for The Pollan Family Table: This is the cookbook of everyone's dreams! The Pollan women have written a collection of fresh, delicious recipes that will wow your guests but are simple enough for the busiest weeknight. If you love to find inspiration in cookbooks, you need this in your collection! -- Ina Garten, author of the <em>Barefoot Contessa</em> cookbooks This wonderful book shows how good food, simply and seasonally prepared, has the power to bring the family back to the table-and keep them there! Fast food culture has disconnected us from something so basic to human nature, but when we encounter real and tasty food again, it's like coming home. -- Alice Waters Tracy's family set a place for me at the Pollan Family Table, over 25 years ago now. This gorgeous book brings to mind so many holiday meals and other family gatherings as well as countless smaller moments when we could have just had a meal on the fly but instead made time to sit together and share. This is what my life tastes like. Enjoy. -- Michael J. Fox A good place to start for young couples beginning to lay the foundations for their own `family table' traditions. -- Wall Street Journal An empowering book and practical guide for home cooks struggling to make healthy and fulfilling sit-down family meals. Showcasing the very best Pollan family recipes, these fresh ideas help families achieve the Common Pot -an ideal dynamic marked by communal cooking, eating, and laughing together around the family table...the Pollans find inspiration devising a new routine for the family sit-down meal. -- Publishers Weekly
||Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan are the authors of the multiple-award-winning cookbook The Pollan Family Table. The Pollans' recipes have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Elle, People, Vogue, Better Homes and Gardens, Coastal Living, and scores of other magazines. The authors have made numerous television appearances including Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, The Chew, Good Day New York, and Home and Family, to name but a few. They have also been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, USA Today, and dozens of newspapers across the country. The Pollan's popular recipe posts appear regularly on The Huffington Post and Edible Feast.