Big Green Cookbook Hundreds of Planet-Pleasing Recipes & Tips for a Luscious, Low-Carbon Lifestyle (Paperback)
|Author: Jackie Newgent|
|Whether we are buying, cooking, serving, or storing food, every day we can reduce energy consumption and promote sustainable, environmentally sound agriculture and fisheries. This one-stop guide to eco-friendly cooking helps everyone get started. Author Jackie Newgent clarifies what goes into a green kitchen--from choosing local, seasonal, organic, and sustainable products to eating less meat. Of course, to be part of a sustainable lifestyle, the food must taste good. To help make green cuisine easy for everyday meals, Newgent provides 200 simple, delicious recipes, organized seasonally--with additional year-round recipes, too. They include:
Spring: Organic Beef Carpaccio with Parmesan and Spicy Fruit Relish Summer: Corn, Fresh Bean, and Bell Pepper Frittata Autumn: Thin-and-Crispy Fig Oatmeal Cookies Winter: Leek and Yukon Gold Potato Clam Chowder Year-round: Buckwheat Cr'pes with Triple-Cr'me Cheese and Microgreens
Printed with soy-based ink on recycled paper and featuring an eco-friendly shopping guide as well as helpful sidebars on topics such as "Loving Your Leftovers," Big Green Cookbook is a must for everyone who wants to embrace the green lifestyle.
From the Publisher:
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Green Cuisine
"Going green" has spread to the kitchen! Big Green Cookbook is the first comprehensive, climate-conscious cookbook, ideal for both culinary novices and experienced cooks. Food and health expert Jackie Newgent reveals simple, practical, and sometimes even money-saving solutions for choosing and preparing food in planet-pleasing ways. It has never been easier to create everyday meals that maximize flavor while minimizing your environmental impact. Inside you'll find:
"The Big Green Cookbook shows you how deliciously easy it can be to reduce your carbon 'food' print. It's the perfect tool for anyone who wants to eat well and treat the earth right."
"Big Green Cookbook is THE step-by-step guide for greening your kitchen and your cuisine. Packed with easy tips and fantastic recipes based on the best of the season, Jackie Newgent shows America how tasty green cuisine can be, and why it's so critical to our planet."
Jackie Newgent's eco-friendly strategies range from the fairly obvious (cook what's in season, lose the bottled water) to the innovative (cut foods thinner so they'll cook faster, turn off the oven before the cookies are done). In addition to dozens of creative tips, she offers 200 tempting recipes, many of them greener and leaner versions of old favorites, like burritos, bruschetta, and cheesecake, and some original creations, like Beet Carpaccio Salad and Papaya Pork.
Frankly I was sceptical of a green cookbook. I thought it was going to be all about granola or something. But since I am all about green these days I went for it. Low and behold its really excellent food and not full of granola. The recipes are pretty simple. If your going green I recommend this because you'll see that it does have alot to do with cooking. Its just a jolly good cookbook anyways.
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