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17 Feb 2012 Pocket Bibles

Whether you are a life-long vegetarian or a new convert this essential guide gives you practical information on how to live a healthy vegetarian lifestyle:
• Dip in and out for delicious vegetarian recipes and vegetarian cooking advice
• Dazzle your friends with a home-made vegetarian lasagne or treat your other half to a meat free casserole
• Take a look at the practical tips for eating out meat-free if you don’t fancy doing the dishes tonight
The Vegetarian Pocket Bible makes sure you have the right nutritional information at your fingertips
• Get your five-a-day using interesting and creative meal ideas
• Helpful and friendly, The Vegetarian Pocket Bible is robust enough to be used in the kitchen as you cook
• Guides you to healthy substitutes so you eat meat-free with all the nutritional benefit

A must-have guide for meat-free cooking, The Vegetarian Pocket Bible includes:
• Essential tips for vegetarians in the kitchen
• Varied ways and alternatives to eating meat-free and enjoying vegetarian cooking
• The differences between types of vegetarianism, from pescatarian to lacto-vegetarian
• A quick guide for vegan eating - all you need to know
• Advice for the whole family, from children, to the elderly
• A vegetable glossary - discover the nutritional and health fighting benefits
• The advantages of beans and pulses to the different meat-free options covering tofu and quorn

The Vegetarian Pocket Bible unearths the facts, essential tips, insightful trivia and quirky know-how for vegetarians of all ages, answering those all important questions: why do carrots make us see in the dark? And why is a potato a vegetable? Full of tips and trivia this handy guide will lead you to a healthier happier vegetarian lifestyle.  

Here's what famous personalities and historical icons have to say about being a vegetarian:

“Turn over a new leaf. Try vegetarian.” Pamela Anderson
“To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.” Buddha
“He is a heavy eater of beef. Methinks it doth harm to his wit.” William Shakespeare
“I conjure those who love happiness and truth to give a fair trial to the vegetable system!” Percy Bysshe Shelley
“I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens." Isaac Bashevis Singer
“I personally don't feel it's a good practice to eat anything that might run away from you.” Russell Simmons
 “I’m vegetarian, but I love my food.” Amanda Holden

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Bibles; 1 edition (17 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190708729X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907087295
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 511,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Packed with delicious recipes, fascinating tips and practical advice, The Vegetarian Pocket Bible is the essential companion for anyone who enjoys a meat-free lifestyle.

Whether you're trying to find attractive clothes free from animal by-products or looking for fresh inspiration to create exciting vegetarian meals, help is at hand, including:

  • Great vegetarian restaurants you must visit
  • Advice on veggie-friendly cosmetics, shoes and other products
  • All the nutritional and health benefits of being a vegetarian
  • Tips on eating abroad as a veggie - the best places to visit and phrases to know

Your pocket guide to vegetarian living.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.


There is a good range of milk and dairy alternatives for vegetarians who follow a vegan or ovo-vegetarian diet or need to avoid milk and dairy because of a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance.


Made from soya bean curd, soya milk is the most widely available dairy-free milk alternative. It can be bought in all major supermarkets, health food stores and increasingly in smaller shops. Reasonably priced, it is the most cost-effective milk alternative.

Soya milk comes sweetened or unsweetened and makes a great milk alternative in cooking, baking, or simply poured on your cornflakes in the morning. It does have a distinctive taste and is thicker than cow’s milk, but if you want to avoid dairy it’s a great choice.

Alpro is the biggest brand of soya milk and can be bought in most supermarkets. They produce not only regular flavoured soya milk, but also chocolate, vanilla, orange and vitamin-enriched varieties.


After soya milk, almond or hazelnut milk is the next most common dairy-free alternative. Like soya milk, almond and hazelnut milks are high in protein and good fats and vitamin E.

While almond milk has a unique taste that may take a little getting used to, the milk itself blends well when used in cooking, added to milkshakes or in hot drinks. On the downside, if you have nut intolerance, you will need to find another alternative. Nut milk can be a little harder to come by, though the main brand is Ecomil. You can order nut milk from

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Soya and almond milks can be quite allergenic for some people. For those concerned about feeding young children, sticking to dairy milk or choosing a rice- or oat-based milk might be a safer option until they are older and you can be sure to avoid an allergic reaction.


Rice milk can be quite sweet and is often sold with a light vanilla flavour. It is a rather watery milk alternative so is not great to use in cooking certain dishes that require a creamy and thicker milk. It is also low in protein, compared to other types of milk so does not make a nutritious milk replacement unless it has been fortified with vitamins and protein, which some brands are. However, it does work well as a drink and on cereal. Rice Dream is the most popular variety and can be bought in Sainsbury’s and other supermarkets.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive 28 Feb 2014
By Amy
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Great book for veggies, those new to it or simply those wanting to know more. Very comprehensive little book. Teaching all you need to know about what foods provide you with what, online links and covers all kinds of vegetarianism.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 21 Jan 2013
By Buckler
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Bought for my niece - she is knocked out with it.
Full of useful tips & recipes.
Great value for money.
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