Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook

  • This just in: Eat Your Vegetables has been named among the best cookbooks of 2013 by The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and NPR's "Here and Now"! It's a collection of eclectic vegetarian and vegan recipes for singles, vegetarians in meat-eating households, couples who are looking for creative side dishes, and anyone hungry for plant-focused, smaller-portion recipes, from the beloved Washington Post editor and author of Serve Yourself. 

    Whether you're­­ a single vegetarian, an omnivore who's looking to incorporate more vegetables in your life, or a lone vegetarian in a meat-eating household, you know the frustrations of trying to shop, plan, and cook for one, two or a few. How to scale back recipes? What to do with the leftovers from jumbo-sized packs of ingredients? How to use up all the produce from your farmer's market binge before it rots?

    There's no need to succumb to the frozen veggie burger. With Eat Your Vegetables, award-winning food editor of The Washington Post and author of the popular Weeknight Vegetarian column, Joe Yonan serves up a tasty book about the joys of solo vegetarian cooking. With 80 satisfying and globally-inspired vegetarian, vegan, and flexitarian recipes such as Spinach Enchiladas, Spicy Basil Tofu Fried Rice, and One-Peach Crisp with Cardamom and Honey, Yonan arms single vegetarians with easy and tasty meal options that get beyond the expected. In addition to Yonan's fail-proof recipes, Eat Your Vegetables offers practical information on shopping for, storing, and reusing ingredients, as well as essays on a multitude of meatless topics, including moving beyond mock meat and the evolution of vegetarian restaurants.

    It's the perfect book for anyone looking to expand their vegetarian and produce-based repertoire -- even couples, as the dishes are easy to share and scale up. In Eat Your Vegetables, Yonan's charming, personable voice and unfussy cooking style encourage home cooks--both new and experienced--to take control in the kitchen and craft delicious veggie-centric meals for one.
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