Crossover Cookbook: Herbivoracious

From the immensely popular vegetarian food blogger Michael Natkin comes his new cookbook bearing the same name as his blog: Herbivoracious.

After a week of recipe testing, one non-vegetarian Savvy Factory writer was pretty much convinced she could take on a meatless lifestyle (if it wasn’t for things like BBQ pulled pork, sirloin strips, fried chicken, well, you get the picture).

Nonetheless, the recipes in Herbivoracious were easy to follow, didn’t involve a crazy grocery store ingredient scavenger hunt—common in vegetarian cookbooks—and best of all, were inventive and delicious.

The cookbook features 150 recipes, about half of which are new, plus dozens of vegan and gluten-free recipes. The Savvy Factory especially likes Natkin’s breezy, not-at-all-preachy style. We also appreciate the introductory chapter with suggestions on how to build a pantry of seasonings and sauces to make meatless dishes pop. The final chapter, with recipes for sauces and condiments, like onion chutney, tarragon béchamel and Indian Sichuan pickles, are perfect for vegetarians and carnivores alike.

Read the blog or buy the book at Herbivoracious.

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