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The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook

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Packed with a variety of vegetarian meals ranging from soups, salads, pasta and casserole dishes, this is a great cookbook with simple straightforward recipes for vegetarians and those hoping to cut down on their meat consumption.
Admittedly, my main go-to vegetarian dishes are veg burgers as they are easy and for me, the ones you can experiment with different herbs and spices. Fortunately, The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook provides some alternatives and a few more to try. Well recommended.
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Thanks NetGalley for the ARC of this wonderful cookbook.  Has so many great recipes that I look forward to making for my family and friends.  This is a game changer for me with such great meatless meal ideas.  Will be recommending this great book to my tribe.
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I am not a vegan, I’m a vegetarian, but I still like getting ideas for vegan recipes. This book had many that I think I would enjoy, like Buffalo Cauliflower with Avocado Crema or Fried Rice Bowls with Baked Tofu). There was a certain sameness to them though, because a lot of ingredients were used repeatedly, including beans, cauliflower and tofu. The repetitiveness wouldn’t be noticeable if you are going meatless only once a week. The recipes aren’t complicated and are very explicit (including telling you to peel and pit an avocado before dicing it). They are child friendly, mostly consisting of ingredients cut into child-sized pieces). 

The book has a lot of photos, but not all dishes are pictured. On the positive side, there is an index so you can look for a particular ingredient that you happen to have and find a selection of dishes that use that ingredient. I think this book would be very useful for people who are just getting started with meatless meals. 

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.
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We should always try to eat more meat-free meals and we should bring Meatless Monday back - and this is a nice start and a lovely family cookbook.
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This is a well laid out cookbook that even makes it easy to include kids. Beyond some ideas in the intro, the recipes even have kid tips that offer ways for them to help out and learn to cook.
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Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy of this cookbook!

Finally a veggie book that includes suitable recipes for children! I am a vegetarian but I don't force my children to be, I simply give them options and encourage them to try veggie meals. It has been a struggle to find things to try with them as they are quite fussy but this book has lots of tasty and easy meals to make with them!
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I really liked this cookbook.  I received the preview on Netgalley, and was pleased enough to order a copy from Amazon. I usually don't purchase cookbooks because there are only 2 or 3 recipes that I really like, but this book was different, so I broke that rule. 

This book was really good. I tried a few of the recipes, and they were really tasty.  I took a look and found quite a few more that I am interested in trying.

This is Real World vegan cooking.  The basic vegan cooking that tired people will do after a long work day.  Almost every ingredient is in my pantry or fridge.  No odd ingredients that only can found in a specialty market 2 hours away. Quick, easy, and tasty.  My kind of cookbook.

I'm elderly, with no kids around; and still enjoyed the recipes.
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Great, easy recipes that the whole family will love. I loved this one and really enjoyed the recipes in it. 

Many thanks to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for my ARC. All opinions are my own.
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I’ve tried a couple of these recipes and as a meat lover I must say these recipes are helping me transition. It’s easier to try and eat less or no meat with these recipes and I don’t really miss meat.
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As a veggie - I like the book. It has some great recipes in it and the layout (soups, salads, etc) is good. 
Whether it is specific to families or children is questionable. The recipes don't scream child-friendly and colourful (except green, because which child loves eating green stuff?) but they are relatively simple to prepare and do have an option of adding fun maccaroni children may love. 
Children aside though, this is a good starter book for anyone who wants to give vegetarianism a try, take part in meat-free Monday or just reduce their meat intake. 
As a vegetarian I often like to point out that humans aren't supposed to eat meat every day but rather once or twice a week. Having recipes like these will help you achieve that.
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A great read prior to Vegan January. 

Some really good recipe inspirations, although I did think there were a lot of soup options, maybe because its not something I make often. I will try some
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I'm always on the lookout for reasonable, healthy recipes, especially those of the meatless variety. A family cookbook, being focused on appealing to a wide range of tastes, holds a lot of promise. Unlike some "family" cookbooks, this one has no dinner party or cocktail sections. It's just every day food, though it weighs a bit heavily on the soup and salad front. Also has a lot of tips for stocking your pantry and changing up your menus.
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A professionally done cookbook that does not have pictures for all the recipes given in it. Still a well-done effort. Thanks to the publisher for the ARC.
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I love finding cookbooks that focus on easy, plant-based recipes! This is a great addition for anyone looking for some vegetarian recipe inspiration. You won't miss the meat in these recipes! I look forward to trying the Cauliflower Wild Rice Soup, Spicy Chickpea Melts and Meaty Mushroom Stew! 

Thank you, Quarto Publishing Group and NetGalley!
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I am always looking for new recipes! I’m not veg or vegan but some days I go without meat. This book inspired new recipes to try out.
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Are you and/ or you and your family resolving to eat healthier in 2020?  Or, would you just sometimes like to have a good vegetarian recipe?  If you answer yes, this will be just the cookbook for you.  Recipes are divided into chapters on hearty soups, satisfying salads, loaded handhelds, bountiful bowls, perfet pasta, one pot wonders, comforting casseroles, center stage vegetables and breakfast for dinner.  All of these appeal to me.  The final chapter is on sauces and staples while the book begins with advice for meatless Monday.  Some of this advice is about staples to stock, tools that are needed and also how to get children involved. 

There are so many recipes that I cannot list them all.  Just a few include cauliflower wild rice soup, miso soup with shiitake mushrooms and ramen noodles and rustic winter stew.  This only covers the soup chapter.  There is so much more.  All of the recipes are well laid out with clear instructions.

I recommend this book to those who enjoy their veggies.  Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.  I plan to buy this book myself.
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The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook by Jenn Sebestyen is a perfect introduction to starting a Meatless Monday tradition. It is a movement that seems to be an important one that aims to improve health and the planet. This book has a multitude of ideas that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook starts off with a little backstory written by the founder of the global Meatless Monday Movement, Sid Lerner, which makes quite a bit of sense. Mondays are definitely days that everyone seems to be in reboot mode. It is a perfect day for trying a healthy alternative to the typical meat and potatoes dinner.


Going meatless is not something that I am considering, but I do value the health benefits of adding more plants to my diet. This book does have quite a few options that have sparked my interest. The book is divided into 11 different sections:

Getting Started With Meatless Monday
Hearty Soups
Satisfying Salads
Loaded Handhelds
Bountiful Bowls
Perfect Pasta
One Pot Wonders
Comforting Casseroles
Centre Stage Vegetables
Breakfast for Dinner
Sauces and Staples

Sebestyen gives tips and ideas for getting started, as well as a number of simple recipes for meals, such as soups and casseroles. If you are looking for some healthy eating options, this is one cookbook to look for. The ingredients are simple and the book has a very easy to follow format. Definitely one book that will help to kick off a new year of healthy eating habits!
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I admit as a vegetarian of 30 plus years, I was skeptical about a cookbook called "Meatless Monday." For me, the title conjured up images of clueless meat eaters creating vegetarian recipes with no flavor. I am happy to say that my worst fears were proved wrong. Although the book is based on the idea of substituting a meat-based meal with a plant-based meal one day a week, these recipes could easily be used seven days a week, as most of the main dish courses have sufficient protein to satisfy the needs of growing children and keep adults feeling satisfied long after the meal is done. This compliment unfortunately leads to my one criticism of the book, it does not include the nutritional information for each recipe. With this one exception, this book is a stellar addition to any kitchen. What I like most about this book is unlike many vegetarian/vegan cookbooks, the recipes are based on ingredients that most people will already have in your house or if not, can easily be acquired from your neighborhood grocery store. There is no need to launch a safari in search of exotic spices, grains, legumes, or vegetables from specialty stores. Better yet, these recipes are easy to prepare and many in fact require only one pot or pan, allowing more time for other activities after the meal besides cleaning. I know, because I have actually prepared a few of them. For those who have kids, each recipes suggests simple and easily accomplished ways to get young children involved in food preparation. And for those who have skeptical diehard meat eaters in the house, many of the recipes are vegan versions of familiar recipes such as sloppy joe's, mac n cheese, and beef stew. For the more adventurous, there are also Indian, Greek, and Thai inspired dishes.
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This cookbook feels like it’s been written just for me, right now. With a picky elementary schooler and a desire to go more meatless but a general sense of frustration about how to do it, this book offers realistic recipes my family might actually eat. From simple and fast recipes to tips for involving kids in the kitchen, it has all the tips I need. I can’t wait to make the black bean soup and the pot pie-like creamy vegetable soup, and the section of handheld sandwiches and snacks is on point. The various bowls are delicious looking for me and my husband... and can be deconstructed for children who don’t eat composed food yet. Breakfast for dinner is of course the section my son loves most!

Highly recommended, and I can’t wait to test out the recipes. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC in return for my unbiased review.
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