4 Favorite Appetite for Reduction Recipes

Welcome to our first Meatless Monday together! Meatless Monday is a nonprofit initiative of The Monday Campaigns. Their goal is help reduce meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary health.

I received a review copy of our January cookbook, Appetite for Reduction, in late 2010 and cooked from it throughout 2011. Below are four of my favorite recipes (so far):

Spinach Linguine with Edamame Pesto (pp. 174-175)

Yum, yum. I’ve made this multiple times.  What makes it extra delish is the sauteed red onion, mushrooms and thyme. The pesto does get a little sticky when it cools, so you’ll want to serve it as soon as it’s ready.

Strawberry-Spinach Salad (p. 51) with Balsamic Vinaigrette (p. 17)

I’ve made this salad multiple times, and (as you can see from the photo) have served it with the Spinach Linguine with Edamame Pesto.  Not the best salad for winter, but one to look forward to when strawberries are in season.

Quinoa Puttanesca (pp. 75-76)

What makes this recipe a favorite is that it’s tasty and quick to pull together, especially if you have cooked quinoa hanging around. Even though it doesn’t have any beans, tofu, or nuts, because of the quinoa, this dish has 8 grams of protein per serving.

Goddess Nicoise with Green Garlic Dressing (pp. 25-27)

I’ve only made this once, but I definitely want to make it again on an evening when I have a little extra time. I often write in cookbooks (is that bad?).  For this recipe I wrote, “Very delicious. Takes 1.5 hours (with clean up).”

I’m looking forward to hearing about the Appetite for Reduction recipes you try this week. Remember, there are lots of ways you can participate in the VegCookBook Club:

  • Share about the recipes you tried in the comments. What did you like? What didn’t you like?  What changes did you make?
  • Ask a question in the comments (e.g. What the heck is nutritional yeast?)
  • Share a link to a post from your own blog about the recipes you made this week.
  • Post photos of what you made in the VegCookbook Flickr group.
  • Tweet about what your cooked with the hashtag #vegcookbookclub

Happy VegCooking!

4 responses to “4 Favorite Appetite for Reduction Recipes

  1. The author of Appetite for reduction has some sample recipes on her site! Here’s one that I think looks really tasty and I think I’ll be trying it this week! I’ll take pictures and let you all know how it goes : )

  2. Hi Courtney ~ That looks delish! I’ll have to try that soon too.

    Thanks for letting folks who have haven’t picked up the cookbook yet know about the sample recipes! There are more on this page VegCookbookers:

  3. Pingback: Appetite for Reduction Round-up: Your Posts, Photos & Comments | VegCookBook Club

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